Friday, October 24, 2008

Scrapbook Pages...Finally!

I still haven't finished a bunch of pages I started at the Scrapbook Expo last has been too busy! I don't think I have a single "free" weekend until after Thanksgiving, and even then I know there will be something that changes that!

So instead of waiting to post them all at once (since I know it will be forever before I finish those others!), here are the ones that I did manage to accomplish that weekend!

These first ones are from last summer. My husband took our daughter to her first concert! One of her favorite bands came to town and performed in a coffee house (we saw them in a bar the next night) so she got to go, meet the band, and rock out!

I wanted it to have an edgy, rocker feel, but still be good for a kids scrapbook. I used SBSC97 from Splitcoast Stampers for the first page and then rounded the double layout with the band members names.

My favorite thing about this page is the scalloped bottom and the ribbon that I frayed the edges.

CS: Black, Vellum
DSP: Rock Star - Silver Foil, Stripe Silver Foil, Guitar Silver Foil, Kiss Pink Foil
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Other: Misc ribbon, Silver brads, Corner Rounder, Hole Punch, Rhinestones, gemstones, EK Success Letters

And these next two are really plain, but I haven't scrapped them yet so as my friend Mel said, "It's better plain on a page than sitting in a box." I so agree!

My son's 2nd birthday (yes he is 5 now...) was a sports birthday so with the help of SBSC70, the 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 layouts became two 12 x 12 layouts with a few adjustments. Those are also actually Page Maps layouts, but either way whoever created them helped me finally get these on paper!

It took forever, but I punched holes in the paper and threaded and tied white grograin on the pages to make the strings on a football. Probably the only "non-boring" thing on these pages!

CS: Close to Cocoa
DSP: Frances Meyer (local scrapbook store find)
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Other: buttons, hole punch, white grograin

These are ones that I finished at home after starting on them at the midnight crop at the Expo. Since I had never been to a crop like that I wanted to plan out pages in advance so I knew what to take. I had never used scrapbook sketches before this year, but I really like the ease of which the pages come together and that I can still put my own style into it! These are Page Maps layouts, Dec 07 and Jan 08.

They are essentially the same layouts but with small changes (pics, elements) for each kid. But because I want to show each one here they all are! This was also the Christmas that I accidentally deleted half my pictures...seriously I had a bad habit of that but I think I finally stopped doing it!

CS: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
DSP: Holiday Slab V -Provo Craft
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Other: Cosmo Cricket-Buck Naked Chipboard Ornaments, Gemstones, Stapler, 2 in.-1.5 in circles, "Christmas" from Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, File, 2 way glue, Hodgepodge Hardware-Pewter, Celery, Red, Pink and Blue stripe grograin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Witches Shoe!

Crap! I forgot to post the link for the template! That's what I get for early morning meetings at work! ;) I found this on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the link. Basically cut everything out and fold on the score lines. Once you have your folds you can see how it should all fold up!

I'll admit it, I love making treat holders and fun things for my kids to take to class. This year snuck up on me a little though! My kids are in year round school so their last day is tomorrow and they will be off track until November 3rd! This year I bought (yes that's right bought) treat bags, but I did make something for their teachers!

I wanted to make these for the ladies in my swap group, but they are very time consuming! I know on these two I made (the only two so far!) I had a few goofs and a few wrong folds, but I love them all the same! I think next time I make them will go a lot better!

CS: Black, Whisper White, Green Galore

DSP: DCVW Fall Stack (inside of shoes)

Ink: Black, Green Galore (watercolored)

Stamps: Tags So Much

Other: Tag Punches, hole punch, silver cord, black grograin, rhinestone brads, lavendar brads, KI Memories self-adhesive ribbon, cellophane bags, aqua painter

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Birthday Cards...yes more!!

I love birthday cards, but sometimes I feel like I'm doing the same thing, (or that's all I ever make!) and using the same stamps, sentiments, etc. This weekend I made two cards that aren't the typical birthday one you'd receive!

First, is the card I made for my youngest sister's 21st Birthday! I wish I could be there!!! Hopefully her friends take lots of pictures so I can see the craziness!

I've seen a few of these cards in the Splitcoast galleries and just loved them, but never had a great reason to make it. Since it's her 21st I wanted to make this as a laugh and because...well I just wanted to make it dang it! Inside I'll put something about, "Don't get so drunk you end up in your bra and panties!" or something like that anyways.

This is all on the same card, front (bra) and back (panties). I'm not sure who "originally" came up with the idea, but I got the template from StampOwl's Blog. I didn't like my ribbon choice here because it was so thin and just keep moving all over. I adhered it with dots, but that wasn't a perfect choice. Oh well! I still like the look of it, and now I need to trim a few ribbon edges that I didn't notice before! ;)


CS: Blush Blossom

DSP: Rock Star - Stripe Foil Silver

Stamps: "Lips" $1 bin at Michael's

Ink: Black

Other: SU flower brad, gemstone in center of brad, ribbon, glue dots

My next birthday card is for my brother in-law. His birthday is Halloween so sometimes I'll make a Halloweeny card for him, but I wanted to use my newest stamp set Pocket Silhouettes. The color on this pic came out kind of funky. The center square is a brown plaid...not the burgundy it looks like in the pic. It doesn't say Happy Birthday anywhere on the card (except the inside) but I kind of like it that way. I always have the hardest time with male cards (and I hear that a lot from other crafty friends), so I was really happy with how this card turned out! I thought about mounting the small squares onto Rust, but I didn't want to put too much on it. I also did this card so it opens from the side instead of a top fold card. I think I'll make a couple more of these and leave it blank inside so I have a card to pull out for any occasion this fall!


CS: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla

DSP: DCWV Fall Stack

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust

Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Hemp, Buttons, 1 1/4" square punch, glue dots

*To Note:
I don't know if it's anything special, or if there was a better way, but here is how I attached the button on the main panel.

I wrapped the hemp around the back and with the two ends on the front of the card I crossed them once. Then I took the two ends and threaded them through the button. Tightened it a little and then tied it all together on the button. I put a glue dot behind the button just to secure it for mailing and so the weight of the button didn't droop the hemp.