Thursday, January 17, 2013


My life has been a whirlwind for the past 6-8 weeks! I have been really busy and have been sitting on some fun announcements. Yesterday you read about my spot on the Inspired by Stamping is another announcement!

I first heard of WorldWin Paper in 2011 when I was part of the Spellbinders DT. WorldWin sponsored the team and I was able to use some of the fantastic papers. A few months ago, the team leader (who is a DT pal of mine) contacted me and asked if I would want to design for WorldWin after the New Year. She had me a "free cardstock"!

Check out the "new and improved" WorldWin 2013 DT! And keep your eye on the UPDATED Blog! These ladies are some of the best in the stamping and papercrafting biz! Make sure you stop by and say hello!

Gloria Stengel

I was able to design one project for the WorldWin CHA booth using the fotomatr system! This is a system that has aspects of Project Life but in a more "messy mini album" format!

I decided to make an album of some of our more "exotic" travels. We have been on some very BIG trips in the past few years and this was fun way to put them all together in one album.

I covered the 10 x 11 1/2 inch "naked" Memory Saver Binder with Graphic 45 and Teresa Collins papers and added some extra detail to the front. I matted some of my images and papers with Licorice Cut Mates and Black Treasures cardstock.

I really like the size of the binder and the fact that you can add extra pages and even 8 1/2 x 11 page protectors!

Now for some views of the inside.

For my "book plate" I used one of the ticket-shaped Decorative Tags.

I love the Memorabilia Pockets, which come four in a pack. They hold 4x6 inch photos or other items. I used mine as a table of contents and placed a journaling tag inside.

I admit, when I first saw this product I was not convinced that it was for me. I love to "lump up" my scrapbook pages, plus I tend to be a one photo per page type of gal. And these items looked so....well...plain! However, I was attracted to the kraft color and the fact that I could go as simple or as fancy as I wished. I also realized this was the perfect medium for making some albums quickly to give as gifts! Once I got going, I loved how the album turned out and I cannot wait to make a "fancier" one!

I printed my photos at 4x6 inches or a bit larger. I added stamped image and other images cut from paper to decorate the pages, but for the most part, kept it very simple. My late father-in-law would have loved this. He did NOT like my "normal" scrapbooks at all.

This page is a Fold Out Binder page.

Some of the pages come with decorative edges, to which I added a printed paper strip.

Some pages have cut-out areas, like the circles here. Great for "peek-a-boo" pages!

I am not much of a journal writer in my scrapbooks, mostly because I hate my writing and I write "downhill"! I did a lot better with the pre-printed lines on these pages.

There are several styles of pocket pages for holding memorabilia.

Thanks for looking!

ETA: All of the photos in this album were taken by my husband or by me! No professional photos or anything. Just us with our point and shoot, if you can believe it!

WorldWin cardstock:
Treasures Black
Cut Mates Licorice
Fotomatr products:
Memory Saver Binder
Adhesive Decorative Tags (ticket)
Adhesive Page Markers (tab)
Memorabilia Pockets with Binder Brackets
Diecut Pocket Folders
Binder Pages
Fold-Out Binder Pages
Patterned Edge Binder Pages
Binder Pagers Circles
Designer paper: Teresa Collins World Traveler; Graphic 45 Curtain Call, Tropical Travelogue, Transatlantique, A Proper Gentleman 
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz, 7Gypsies, Graphic 45, Artistic Outpost, Amy Tangerine, Heidi Swapp, Stampin' Up, Close to My Heart, Hero Arts, Rubber Stamp Concepts, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown, Dark Brown; Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Venetian Lace
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
Twine: Canvas Corp
Other: shipping tags
Adhesive: Scor-tape; Scotch ATG


  1. Wow! Yet another congratulations! I have to admit I've never heard of this company but I'll look them up and I really like what you've done here- beautiful album!

  2. Gloria, this is awesome! I know it was a huge hit at CHA! I love your gorgeous photos too! And I'm so glad you're part of the team, you're a very valuable addition and I know you will do great things for WorldWin!!!!

  3. Congratulations again:) It's amazing what cool and fun products you get to work with. I would love to work with the Fotomatr too, your album was fantastic!

  4. Love the binder - can't wait to see what you create for WorldWin!

  5. Congrats again Gloria!! - love how your travel album turned out too!!

  6. are riding on a rising star! So happy for you, Gloria!!! I actually really like the vintage feel of this album...super job with the cover!

  7. This is wonderful, love the whole thing. Super cover, really nice.

  8. Congratulations Gloria!! Love the Album very much!! Your so very talented!!

  9. Wow, gorgeous album and so well done! Love everything and have repinned it! Brilliant!

  10. Great album!! I especialy like the peek a boo page, what a great idea... totaly stealing that one lol.