So at my crop this past weekend we made this cute little stationary purse.. I used the Amore Too paper pack (because it is really not my fav, but I won a pack so I need to use it). It turned out cute. I added some little accordian sides to keep things inside. It has pockets on front and back. Now I want to figure out how to make this more economical and only used 1 peice of cardstock. My upline Roxie was the one that made the direction for us to do this. Thanks
Well Caleb' turned 5 this July and we had his party at Whittle's Train Stop. We had such a good time and I wanted to put pages in all the books about it. So this is Josh's layout. I used scraps to make this layout and it is from Cherish or Imagine.. I can't remember and I am too lazy to go look right this minute.
As every scrapbooker knows: YOU NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY! We cherish everything even small peices of paper. The problem with that though is that you end up with a pretty big pile and you got to challenge yourself to using them. SO you if you have a pile in your scrappin area...go play!!
My goal while scrapbooking my 4th of July pages was to use these old 6x6 scrapbook squares that CTMH used to do as a customer collection like 2 years ago.. and I still had them. So I challenged myself to use them on my layouts and here is the family layout that is going in my book. The verticle picture of my oldest behind the pipe is a flip flap and there are more pics of him learning to be a pyro.
So I have always wanted to do this layout in the Cherish book but could never really figure out a layout to do it with. Well I did it!!! And I LOVE IT!! Now I only wish I would have done these pages for my family album and not the boys albums, but oh well..they better love it when they get these albums. These are more pics from Keokuk where my famous twin sister lives.. (she famous because I talk about her a lot and I am working on making her famous).
There will be a lot of posts coming I scrapbooked on Saturday and I have a lot to share...but I am spreading them out because I don't want you to stop visiting. till next time
Here are some favors I have been working on for my nephews wedding shower. These remind me of old lemonade packets from my childhood. All I did was cut a 12x12 sheet to 6 4x6 rectangles and used redline tape (very tacky tape) on the short side and rolled the edges to meet and make a cylinder with no bases. On the inside edge of one side I put a small peice of tape and then squished them together. Next fill with candy and tape the other side shut in the opposite direction. I used a crimper from Michael's to make the edges look like a prepackaged container.. and presto.. I pretty quick favor that looks store bought.
Here is another Shannon Buck layout using the Back Country paper pack. I personally didn't purchase the paper pack because we are not an "outdoorsy" family, but it works with the park look. I used our dermacoat paint and sponged it down the side to journal on.
Did you know that you can use the "negative image" of a sticker as a stencil. When you run out of a certain letter use the outline that is left from the missing letter and sponge it in with ink, paint or some other type of medium to create the letter. I also used the negative image of a sticker pack I had to stencil with paint the title of the layout. The "K" in Keokuk is a transparency sheet that I have with all the letters on it. I love the little detail of the page with the sewn look and using eyelets again..who knew?
Here is another layout that I created using the Animal Crackers paper and the Workshop on the Go guide to create this awesome layout. I have never tried to do the stripe mini photo look or whatever you would call it. But it worked. I didn't have alot of great photos so this layout lent itself to working with just a few. Notice the ticket on the page to help journal the date the event. This is a great technique when you are trying to limit your journalling and yet tell a story.
I have been a bad blogger. . Things have been so crazy around the house with working on the deck, subbing in a few summer school classrooms, the 4th of July and then Caleb's big 5th birthday on the 13th. I am sorry about my absences. But I have done a little scrapbooking in the past few days so I will post those layouts over the next week. To start with this is my first to post and it is a really one of the first layouts I have done about something that I did without the family. This is a layout I created for that VIP party for the new Premium Tequila 901. This is not CTMH paper actually found at Michael's awhile ago. I didn't use a particular book for inspiration just played around with the layout. Enjoy