Monday, May 13, 2013
I hope all of my mom and grandma friends had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday!!!
A friend recently had a baby boy and I made this mini for her.
I started out with a chipboard album from Michaels that was burlap on one side of each page. I flipped every other page over to have a burlap cover and back, as well as the middle two pages both burlap.
I cut out the boy pieces from my Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cart at 2-3 inches each.
I painted the edges of the book pages with a bright blue and inked the images with the same color blue ink pad.
I covered these pages with a green leaf paper from my stash. I cut out a star from George and trimmed off the pieces that hung a little over. I included a photo mat on the next page for a crib photo right next to the key information (height, weight, length and date). I included a little twine.
I used a brown patterned paper for photo mats and pop dotted these baby boy images to the edges.
I like to make a pocket in all of my mini albums and add tags and small pieces of matching papers for additional photos and notes. I used my ATG gun to adhere the sides and bottom of the pocket to the page.
I added another photo mat and image to the last page.
I put some brown paper on the back of the album and tied ribbons to the rings.
This mini album can be used as a brag book for mom or grandma!!
I am sharing this project over at The Bug Bytes today also!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Welcome to the Celebrate mother's blog hop!!! If you are hopping along with us, then you should be here from Jessie. If not, then go back to Lynda's blog at Memories in Tyme for the very beginning - you don't want to miss out on all the GREAT idea's along the way!!!
Mothers - we all have one...or are one - they are a necessary part of our existence - and today, we celebrate THEM! We have our own mom's, our mother-in-law's, step-mom's, surrogate mom's, our sister's who turn in to a mother figure, Aunt's and Grandma's..... People who are in our lives that help us to become the women we are today - this blog hop is all in celebration of each and every one of them!!!
Blog hop lineup is:
1. Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
2. Deborah - Http://www.scrappingmamma.net
3. Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.ca
6. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/****HERE
7. Lisa - http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/****NEXT
8. Jessi- http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com
Now on to my project:
I started out with a chipboard album from Michaels. One side of each page is covered with burlap. I flipped every other page so I had two sets of burlap pages together, and two paper-covered chipboard pages together (plus the covers).
I grabbed the phrase "Home is where your Mom Is" from the Silhouette Store and cut it out in pink and light green. I made an offset shadow and cut that out in hot pink cardstock. I layered some 3D flowers from the cricut cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy with some recollections flowers and butterflies from Silhouette Store.
I tied ribbon from my stash to the rings.
I wanted to keep the inside plain. I painted hot pink paint to all of the page edges. I inked some cardstock squares (for photos) and added a butterfly and crocheted flower to these pages.
The next set of pages were covered in fun papers and hot pink photo mats. Again I used a paper butterfly and crocheted flower to accessorize.
I like to make a pocket in each of my albums, usually towards the beginning or the end. I added "Mother" from the Silhouette Store. The pink photo mat on the opposite page has another butterfly and crocheted flower.
Here is the back.
I love making mini albums to give as gifts. I have a special mom in mind for this one :)
Thanks for stopping by, your next on the lineup is LISA!
Now for the fun part - the blog candy!!! One lucky winner will receive $20 in free patterns from Scrapping with Lisa Designs!!! Lisa has so many awesome patterns for both card making and scrapbooking - and a design team who brings you so many different ideas each week! I love being a part of her team, and am thankful for her for giving us this great giveaway today!!! Now, in order to get your name in for the drawing (to be held on 5/15, so make sure you check back for the winner on Lynda's blog) you will want to do:
1. Leave a comment on everyone's blog... This is important as we all love nice comments on the things we have made!
2. "Like" Lisa on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-With-Lisa-Designs/130882060268842
3. "Like" Lynda's Memories in Tyme on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/Memoriesintyme?ref=hl
Thanks for joining today, I hope you get a lot of great idea's and inspiration along the way!
In addition to the blog hop, my good friend Sheila is featuring my mini album on her blog today - thanks Sheila for having me over!!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Welcome to Frosted Design's Black, White + One other color challenge!
I used my Silhouette Cameo for this fun card. I purchased the card from the Silhouette online store.
I cut the pieces out in black, white and blue cardstock to match my son's high school colors.
I used my ATG gun to create the pocket. I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere Congrats 2013 to the front of the pocket.
You can see the flaps tucked under.
For the cap, I used some blue and white twine to make the tassel and taped it to the underside.
I adhered the cap to the card with my ATG card.
The pocket is just perfect for a gift card!
I have been making lots of graduation cards, but this one looks the best!!!
You can link up your graduation card or other black, white plus one other color projects at Frosted Designs by May 23rd to qualify for our prize!!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Hello and Happy May!!! Today I am the designer over at She's A Sassy Lady!! I love May - it is spring, my birthday is around the corner and school is almost out!!!
This time of year we thank our teachers for all of their hard work during the school year. I always tuck in a gift card to Michaels or Target along with hand sanitizer, pencils, erasers, post-it-notes and highlighters, etc. I also like to make a note pad for the teacher.
Tanner's teacher used to scrapbook. She gave me three boxes of scrapbook paper and supplies!!!! I used some of her paper to make these projects!!
I am trying to use my Cameo more, but I really don't know how to make step-by-step tutorials like I do on my Gypsy yet!!!
The first thing I made was the gift bag.
I bought this image at the Silhouette store and sized it to 7 inches wide. I cut it in red paper. I cut a strip of apple cardstock sized 1 inch by 10 inches and tied some twine around it before I used my ATG gun to adhere it to the bag. I adhered the words to black cardstock (7x10) with a glue pen and adhered the paper to the bag with my ATG gun.
I used another cut from the Silhouette store for my note pad. I cut out "a is for apple" out of green cardstock and tied a little red twine on the a.
I use 3x5 blank index cards for my note pads. They come 100 to a pack, I use 50 for my note pad.
I trim chipboard or watercolor paper to 3 1/8 x 5 1/8 for my covers. I adhere paper to the front and decorate it up!
I use my Bind-it-All to put the note pad together!
I have a tutorial HERE if you want to see how I made the note pad with the Bind-it-All.
The card is simple. I used a stamp from Pink By Design Our Teachers (I believe it is a retired set). I cut out the tag image on my cricut for another project but had some leftover. I wrapped some twine around the apple paper, pop - dotted the tag on and put two green crystals on the sides.
It is hard to see in this picture (we have not seen very much sun in Nebraska this spring!!!) but I stickled one of the hearts with red.
I hope Tanner's teacher knows how much we appreciate her!!!
Thanks Sheila for having me over today!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hello and a Very Mickey Welcome to the Disney Pixar Blog Hop!!
I am the last stop of this Magical Hop today!!
Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring our favorite Disney Pixar Characters.
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this fun Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Original and hand-drawn, all images are unique and special, and inspired by her children.
The Paper Nest Dolls will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky person. This gift certificate is redeemable at The Paper Nest Dolls and may be used to purchase rubber stamps and digital stamps only.
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Ready to join in the fun?
Here is a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way!
1. Connie http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Raquel http://kraftykaboose.blogspot.com/
3. Michele http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/
4. Holli http://Sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
5. Angela http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
6. Miranda www.nanasscrapspot.com
8. Lori http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/****HERE
Now on to my project:
We are planning a trip to Walt Disney World this September. Tanner will be almost 8 and this trip will be more about rides and attractions than standing in line for character autographs.
I am creating pages for our character meals and then decorating the rest for photos of our trip.
I LOVE re-using files on my Gypsy!!!
I re-used my Gypsy files from previous autograph books I made. I changed up the designs and added some shadow images to create these pages.
I cut Disney from Mickey Font at 2.29 inches. The banner flags are from Birthday Bash and sized to 2 inches. The numbers are from Mickey Font and are sized to 1 inch.
I re-used the images from my 2010 album. Here are the original pics:
Here is a shot of the pages with the autographs and pictures!
This time I wanted something different. Note: I used stickers for the characters on these pages. I find it very difficult to cut any Disney character smaller than 4 inches because the pieces get very tiny. This time I went with silhouette shapes.
I used Pooh Font for the letters and sized them to 1.06 inches.
The pooh and friend images are from Pooh and Friends and are sized to 2.76 inches.
I cut them out in black cardstock.
I wanted to use the honey pots as banner flags. I sized them to 1.32 inches in order to fit the letters. I cut them out of yellow cardstock.
I used Crystal Palace - a previous welded design. I welded a mickey head to the letters. Inside the Mickey Head, I grouped (not welded) the C and P. Mickey heads are 1.12 inches and the letters are .65 inches.
The rest of the letters will be used on another set of pages for our character meals at Chef Mickey and Tusker House.
Here are the updated pages:
My original design had giant honey pots in the center of the page. This time, I made smaller honey pots and made banners with the character's names. I added some hexagons behind pooh and color blocks behind piglet, tigger and eeyore.
I made tigger's banner bounce!
I used Tim Holtz Scattered Straw stickles to drip honey from the honey pots. I pop-dotted the honey pots above the twine.
I pop-dotted the images on the pages. I added an extra honey pot to Pooh's hand.
This may be our last trip to Disney for a while, so I am trying to use up my stash of Disney paper!!
I had this paper left over from our trip in 2011. The back side was blue, so I re-used the 2011 papers to make the pages that will hold photos.
I re-used this file from my previous autograph books. I welded 6 mickey heads ( 1.12 inches) together to make an 8 inch border.
I used the 2011 papers I had left over to make the following sets of pages.
These pages can be used for autographs or just photos.
The last time we went to Disney, Tanner surprised me by wanting to get autographs. That was 2 years ago and I have a feeling he will be more interested in the rides this time!! I am planning on more generic pages this time!!
My last page in the album:
I cut out these Mickey and Minnie images on my Silhouette. This is the paper after the cuts were made (the paper we typically toss). I trimmed it to 7x7 and adhered it to a piece of red 8x8 cardstock. I added the love to the bottom from a Silhouette image.
This page will be the last page in the book.
I hope you had a magical time here!!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you know a mom who loves to garden? This may be a wonderful Mother's Day gift for her!!
I covered a composition notebook with some paper from Good Day Sunshine paper pack that I found at Hobby Lobby.
I purchase the cut in the Garden from the Silhouette Store.
I trimmed a file folder to 7 inches wide and adhered it to the inside of the cover.
I made a pocket inside the folder for notes about plants - plants you like/dislike/want/don't want.
I included a pocket in the back cover for notes for next year. I used Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge for the flower pot borders (.87 inches each) and flowers (1 inch each). I used Hannah Montana for the font sized to .88 inches.
Here is the back.
I included some butterfly ribbon and a paper flower to the cover.
This will make a great gift for anyone who love gardening!!