Saturday, July 30, 2011

Junk Mail Mini Album Plus Two

This week I finished my mini albums made from junk mail envelopes. I still have the tags to complete, but I think if I get one done a month and mail them to my step daughters they'll get a kick out of it. I also completed two pages in one day thanks to the progressive challenge.

Here's a video of the album since pictures will never show off the dimension and interactive features of the album.

Cover made by my step daughter. I simply gave her the items and showed her a layout made by TwoDogs as inspiration. Most paper are from We R Memory Keepers - Old Glory.

The only thing I'm missing is a musical greeting card that plays the song "Pocket Full of Sunshine" (like the one from Easy A).

As far as my progressive accomplishments, two pages in one day is very impressive for me. These two pages are a continuation of the story Love you Forever by Robert Munsch and are part of a shower gift for a wonderful military wife expecting twins. A progressive challenge is a great way to get pages created while having fun and being challenged. The hostess announces gives you a few options to do to the page about every fifteen minutes. I play with a wonderful group of scrappers and we chat,joke, and have fun like a virtual crop online. the next one will be August 27 and if your free it'sa great way to complete a page and have fun. Play progressive here.

This layout was completed as a design team challenge at Pages in Time. We were given a card sketch and I couldn't make a card from it so I created this page instead.

Here's a close up of the paper bow and the journaling spot that I made into a shaker box. Not what I planned when I started the progressive. I wanted this small circle to be a spot for another cropped circle, but I must say I'm glad it worked out like this. Here's a close up of the title work

This page is based on a page created by a wonderful scrap friend of mine Anna AKA "Provinca". She sent me a page as a Secret Santa gift and I used that page as my scrap lift.

Close up of the title and mask. I did the journaling only for the challenge this way. I plan on printing a smaller less overwhelming journaling spot for the final work.
Close up of the paper bow, quilled decorative corners, and envelope.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

As Long As- The Princess's Baby Album

Here's another verse from "Love your Foerver" by Robert Munsch for my friend Saara's baby album. Time is nearing the arrival of her new little princess so I better focus a lot more on finihsing her album.

This page is based on the Pages in Time sketch of the week.

Here's a close up of the quilled magic mirror. I used Dusty Attic chippes as my inspiration for the mirror. The title is Colorbok Alpha stax. Unfortunately the original color was far too elegant for this page so I painted them in white and added my pock-a-dot stamps to bring them life. To make them stand out they were inked and chalked in blue. I also have a round journaling spot mom and dad can write on to make notes about the picture.

Here's a portion of the wonderful journaling I'm using from the amazing book Love you Forever. Along with my faux mirror chunks (AKA Styrofoam and aluminum tape).

Here's something I never tried before and I will need to work on perfecting- a paper cone wreath as a flower. Those little pieces were not so bad to work with once I used my pencil to make the form. It's the lining up that trouble me and I think I should have added one more cone. When I get better grip on how to make them maybe I'll post a tutorial since all the ones I did find left me bewildered. . I welcome any suggestions if you've ever made one before. I also strung beads around the pearl for a Prima wanna-be center to the flower.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hop Winner

Have you seen this name picking device?

I put all the names in clicked the button and it spins like a slot machine. According to the lucky slot machine our winner is