Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today I made a 8 1/2" x 11" l.o. of my daughter's 8 month picture. I'm currently scrapbooking her pictures by "months." I took pictures on the days when she was 1, 2 & 3 weeks old; then pictures every month until her 1st birthday.
My mom did this with my baby album, and I thought it was a great idea! I've done it with my son's baby album, and now I'm doing it with my daughter's. I think it's a great way to see how much they change from one month to the next.
This is the birthday card that I just made for my niece, Leahandra. She will be 1 year old on February 3rd. I thought a princess card would be cute to make.

Tools: Cropodile (eyelets), Cricut (#1)

Ink: Chalk Ink-creamy brown (H.L.)

Paper: H.L.

Accessories: "skittles" (I have no idea where my sister got these from---but they are fun to use).

This is my sketchbook, that I keep all my card and layout designs in. I bought a black-spined notebook on sale at H.L., and recovered it in cardstock that I liked, also from H.L.

The "MY" is a piece of cardboard that I cut out and covered with cardstock. I then sanded and inked the edges with black ink. As you can see I also added rhinestones to jazz it up a bit.

Friday, January 23, 2009

These are my latest 8 1/2" by 11" scrapbook pages of my daughter. I have been working on her baby album the past few days. She is 2 years old---and I still don't have her baby pictures done yet! someday. . . maybe. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wedding Albums

Pink---My friend Jamie's Wedding Album
Blue---My parent's 25th Wedding Anniversary Album
Burgundy---My friend Ashleigh's Wedding Album

These are a few of the Wedding Photo Albums that I have made. They are all Satin & Lace, and each one has a heart-shaped photo frame on the front, that they can insert a picture into.

I started this project by scanning a pocket sized calendar into my computer. Next, I blew it up to a bigger size. Then I used my Spellbinder's Wizard to flatten an Altoid can---all to make this "magnetic fridge calendar." Hope you like it!

Wizard, Cropodile & "Pacman" distresser

Ink: Chalk Ink-chestnut roan

Paper: All of the paper is from Hobby Lobby

Accessories: "Typewriter Keys" stamp & ribbon from Close To My Heart, eyelets & pop-up dots from Hobby Lobby

I glued the bottom piece of cardstock, after inking it with chalk, to a piece of cardboard for stability. Then I cut and distressed each layer of paper. Next, I used my Cropodile to set eyelets, and also to cut holes, in the tin and cardstock, for the ribbon to go through. The stamped letters have pop-up dots underneath them to make them stand out. All I have to do now is attach a magnetic strip to the back---and then it is finished.