Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The upside to being so far behind on many photos: you can marry older photos with fresh, trendy papers like these new ones from DCWV: The Stack 6. Love these little critters and trees. I used this layout from Stephanie Howell as "sketch inspiration" for my page. It was a perfect fit to try out the new Heidi Swapp masks that arrived today.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Note: I just found out Small Fry is doing a giveaway through April 2nd, so be sure to run over and enter to win two beautiful fabric baskets . See her March 26th post.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
in just a couple short hours (it would have been less, but I was checking email, blogs, and Facebook in between!) Here's the gist of what I did:
- Cut divider cards to size (mine were 2 5/8 x 4"--perfect for getting 3 out of 1 strip of 12" paper) I used some K & Company double sided paper designed by Amy Butler that I've been saving for just the right project.
- Using a 1/4" square punch and rectangle punch, you can create the notches for the cards quite easily. Apparently there's also a punch specific for this task, but I don't have that. Simply line up a card that came with the Rolodex against your new cut card and punch away--very easy.
- Use the same designer paper to punch tabs for the letters using SU!'s Round Tab punch. I stamped my letters with a new alpha set I purchased just yesterday for only$1.97 on clearance.
- Adhere the tabs to the cards and pop into place on the Rolodex.
- I also punched 2-2" circles from the paper and adhered it to the knobs for a little more pizzazz. Isn't it adorable? And it was just the splash of color needed to make it into a happy, and useful desk accent!
Monday, March 23, 2009
I'm not really sure what exactly has come over me this past week, but I am scrapbooking a blue streak. The photos are just flying out of their neat little photo envelopes and onto layouts, and I am not about to question any of it! So here's why my blogs have been so sparse lately:
I usually incorporate their "favorites" at the moment into this annual page, and didn't remember that until just before going to bed. Of course, when I awoke in the morning to put the finishing touches on the layout and adhere everything down (I often do this to get a fresh look at my work to make sure I'm happy with everything), I had completely forgotten that I was going to list the favorites where the title ended up being. Oh well, there's always another layout for that, or I could add hidden journaling under that focal block on the left hand page.
Halloween Playgroup Party:
This layout quickly came together after putting my two oldest on the bus and while my youngest watched a bit of tv. It is extremely rare that I can get any scrapbooking done, let alone an entire layout, when my children are up and about. He must've known how much his mama needed this creative time. This layout is based on one from April's CK. I just picked up a pack of yo-yo's at JoAnn's and was thrilled that one was a perect color fit to this layout:
I was able to use up some felt flowers I bought quite a while back, some ancient letter stickers, and a Happy Halloween button that's been sitting in my stash. I love using up older supplies!
Christmas Cards 2008:
I pulled this layout from a sketch I had drawn up. I will create this layout annually to document our Christmas cards. Our card goes in the upper left corner. 1 1/2" circles punched from the store bought cards are arranged grid style on the right hand side of the page, and a listing of who we received cards from that year goes in the lower left block. Everything is neatly sectioned with narrow strips of patterned paper (or in this case sticky border left over from the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit). I cut all of the photo cards down to 4 x 6 and these will slip into these 6-up page protectors right behind this layout in our Christmas album. Of course, my 1 1/2" circle punch bit the dust so the celery scallop in the middle looks a bit out of place. It will hold a circle with the year stamped on it. Dig out all those Christmas cards and create some layouts!
I was inspired by this week's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast. This layout was a snap with the Summer Home SSK (retired). The colors in the kit were perfect for a trip to the apple orchard, and I love when I can use flowers on my boys' pages!
And the layout that started it all. I began this after my Scrapbook Club left on Monday night. This is the adorable kit that I will use for my next batch of SBC layouts: "Hoppy Memories". This layout shows how my middle son used to take off his socks. This sketch (my own) is perfect for shots that show a series (ie. riding a bike, going down a slide, etc). I am so in love with this cute kit!
So there you have it, how I spent my week. Thanks so much for reading this lengthy post. Hope you are inspired to go create some pages!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I don't think the photos show it well, but the text on the paper from DCWV is about making memories worthy of preserving.