Sunday, March 29, 2009

Easter Projects

Some Easter Projects!
First, is an Egg Box. I've had the template for this forever, but I never actually made one. See, that's why I need this challenge, too! :) I have a link on the sidebar for the templates to download so you can play along. I just put my colored cardstock in my printer and cut it out. Much easier than tracing onto colored cardstock and then cutting it out! On the template, the dotted lines are where you will need to score, and then fold together. You will need to cut around the egg, and down to the score line to make it fold together properly.

CS: Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, (for watercoloring on basket: Lavendar Lace, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caremel)
Stamps: Bunny Hugs, small circle dot
Misc: Soft Subtle brads from SU, Pink and white grograin ribbon, easter grass

Next, is the Easter card. I have the hardest time making holiday cards for some reason. I imagined this card looking much better, especially the "easter grass", but I guess overall I like it. I cut the basket, tag and eggs on my Cricut, and then dry embossed the background and eggs with the Cuttlebug. Ok so the easter grass...I crimped it and then cut it in strips, but couldn't get it to stay right in the basket. So I tried fixing it, but...oh well. It does look better irl. ;)

CS: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Tiny Talk (For You)
Misc: Cuttlebug, Cricut, Silver Cord, Crimper

Finally, is another that I've had the template for, but never the motivation to do. This is a cute Carrot Box! This would be perfect to fill with jelly beans for the kids at Easter! Same thing on this template, score on the dotted lines, and cut the rest out. For the carrot top, you have a couple different options. You can either tie ribbon in the holes, or add paper like I have here. The green strip is 2 7/8 x 1 1/2. Line up with the top and punch holes, then tie to the carrot. Cut in strips across the top and fan out. That's what I came up with, but you can top it off any way you like. You can leave the carrot plain, or stamp a fun background on it as well.

CS: Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink (watercoloring on ears)
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Bunny Hugs
Misc: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Celery grograin, 1/16 hole punch

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrapbook Expo pages and a few more...

On Friday I went to the Scrapbook Expo with my friends Mel and Steph. We went around all of the booths in the morning and then finally sat down to crop. I only did 6 pages that day, but I guess that's what happens when you crop and chat with friends! :)

Journaling needs to be added, but it will be Gwynie adding that in! I always have her write her favorite/least favorite things at the end of the year. Also, I'll have Brady do that this year, too! I left a blank spot on the second page as well to do a brief recap of the year. These papers and the button things are from the American Crafts Teen line. The glitter letters are Thickers and I'm so glad I tried these out! I'm sure I'll be using them a lot more! They are already sticky on the back so are so quick to add. The star brads are from Stampin Up.

Another that will need journaling as well. The brads and sticker things were in our freebie kits from the expo for our Early Bird passes. I knew I wanted to use them with these pictures, so I went to the 3 Bugs booth and found the matching papers. On the first page, the top picture, I wanted to highlight Brady's facial expression while catching the ball. I had a chipboard piece that was patterned, but didn't match. I covered it with the coordination green from the papers. It worked perfect!

This is from a page kit I bought at the Scrappers Clearance booth for $1. It had so much in it! I made two of these, one for Gwynie and one for Brady (just different pics).

All the chipboard pieces and papers were from Scenic Route. I found the water drop metal pieces at Joann's for $1 for a pack of 16. All I can say about these two are that I'm glad they are finally done! I've been trying to figure out these pictures for ages, but I could never find the right "pool" or "water" type things to go with it. I found these at the expo and they were perfect. I also used a Page Maps sketch on this.

Same with these pictures, I'm glad they are finally done! I'm starting to get all the old pictures done (the water ones and these are from 04). Not much to say on these, I had a hard time figuring out what to journal, so I just put random pumpkin facts I found online. There are two each of these, one for each kid, so that brings me up to 12 completed this weekend.

Running Total: 44 pages
Completed this weekend: 12
YTD: 56 pages (ugh...I should be at 81 as of today)

The last few weekends I've either been really busy, out of town, or sick. Boo. That really put a cramp into my scrapbooking. Hopefully over the next few weekends I can catch up!