Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Brag Book

I totally stole this from Archiver's. They are so good about letting you take pictures of their samples and they have lots of great ideas!

I have done baby albums in the past for friends who scrap. The idea is they can just fill in the vitals and add a few pictures each month and have a nice coffee table album of their child's first year.
This one is for a non-scrapping friend. It is made of 12 A2 Scallop notes from Archiver's "yours truly" line of stationary. Two more pieces of cream A2 Scallops that I had lying around from another project make the covers. I scored it (with Kelley's score pal, or whatever it's called) for the "hinge," punched it twice with a crop-o-dile, and fastened it all together with pink glitter brads from Hobby Lobby.
I stamped some swirls on each page with versa mark ink, and adhered the "height, weight, milestones, favorites" journal box to each page. These I created myself (for the aforementioned baby album) and if you would ever like them (they are in a word document) just email me!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Some recent creations

When I find a card I like, I make a ton of them, and here's my most recent:

I got an idea for this one at the Paper Source in Georgetown. The card was a letter press card (meaning the image was pressed into the card). I just stamped it. Finally found one of the trendy new scallop punches from fiskars to make the top and bottom borders with. Made these in green, pink, and blue, so now I have a bunch just waiting for people to have babies!

Finally, a page that's been in my head for awhile. Took the picture at Little Georgie's this spring before picking Ryan up. He didn't realized I was sitting there in my car snapping away. The page came together after I found one to scraplift (I'll have to post that later).

I also did a bunch of work on my 2007 family album while away at the beach. Hopefully I will finish that up soon and get going on 2008. TFL!

Much talked about...

So I hosted a crop back in June and it's taken me awhile to catch up with the 3 or 4 other people who have already blogged about said crop. It was actually my National Scrapbook Day crop, but May is just too busy, so I did it when Kellie and I first had a summer weekend available. It was not as large as I had hoped, as a matter of fact, I had to cancel the second day of it due to no interest, but that doesn't matter.

You see, we had a ton of fun that evening. I do not even know all the silly things that were said, but you can check Paula's blog for more of that info. All I know is, people had fun, I sold a lot of inventory, and the chocolate bars were a big hit.
Plus, we did a make and take with the new tag maker. Cute little card.

And Jennifer discovered something else you could do with it. Cut a 2 inch strip. Feed it in from the bottom (as pictured below) and punch.

Then take it out, feed the other end in and punch again. When finished, it make a cute title or name plate.