Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Locks of Love

Earlier this year, my daughter decided it was finally time to cut her hair. She has been growing it out for two years for Locks of Love, after learning about it from some of her friends. She was so proud and had 10.5 inches cut.
The solid cardstock is retired Stampin Up Bold Brights in Only Orange and Gable Green. Printed papers are Bo Bunny. I ripped them at different angles for contrast. I think it is funky but nice to get away from the puzzle piece style I have been stuck to. Title is cut from Cricut's Opposite Attract. I used metal rimmed tags and some coordinating ribbon and brads to make the before and after tags. The sticker across the top of the page is also Bo Bunny. Thanks for looking! April

Sleuth-tacular Halloween

Yea, so I am still somewhere around two years behind on the kids scrapbooks, so here is some catch up work.
This is my daughter's page for Halloween 2008. She is Darby from the show "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" on Playhouse Disney. My youngest loved the show and I got his costume cheap, so Maggie, bless her little heart, agreed to match him. Papers are Moxxie. I cut the bats at 4.5 inches, then layered a strip from a coordinating sheet of stripes. I journalled a sheet of white cardstock at 4.5 inches wide and used Waltograph font for the title (from dafont.com). The strip at the base of the journalling is the reverse side of the bat paper and using the drippy goo punch from Martha Stewart. Moxxie made the coordinating stickers and I added a bit of leftover ribbon between the photos. There you have it. Thanks for looking! April

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Altered notebook

Here is a notebook I have done for swaps for a SU workshop I am going to this weekend. (I am using the Twilight card and the mummy card I have posted last year, but updated the colors.)

All products are Stampin Up, with the exception of the notebook - it came from the dollar bin at Michael's. I am using the "things i love..." stamp set from Stampin' Up. I covered the notebook in Chocolate Chip textured cardtock. I then cut a piece of Marina Mist cardstock to fit as a mat. Then I stamped "things i love..." in Chocolate Chip craft ink and covered in clear embossing powder. Once that was heated and set, I did the same for the bottom corner sentiment. I set that aside. Next, I punched scalloped squares from left over Chocolate Chip cardstock. Then I punched 1 1/4" squares from Marina Mist. I then stamped the shoe, chocolate, and shopping bags icons on Whisper White in Chocolate Chip Craft, then clear embossed. I punched them out with 1" square, then mounted the three layers. I used dimensionals to adhere to the base. I then took Night of Navy ribbon and wrapped it around the notebook then attached the Marina Mist base to the notebook. For the pen, I took a scrap of Marina Mist and stamped hearts in Versamark. I then rubbed the paper along the table to break up the fibers and make it more pliable. Roll it and slide it inside the barrel of the pen. Tie pen to notebook with ribbon. And there you have it - a quick and simple gift. Thanks for looking! April

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Build-A-Bear Birthday Invites

So we are taking our youngest to BABW for his birthday, along with his preschool friends. Yea, the invites you can pull for the Build-A-Bear are okay, but I wanted something more.

The base is Bo Bunny Back to Basics cardstock. They are cut roughly 6x5 1/4 and I used the Stampin Up scalloped border punch on the bottom. I chose it because it is double sided. It is the same color but one side is polka dot and the other is kind a marbled look. I found a BABW icon, then sized it in a wordprocessing program. I printed the info in a separate document on vellum. Next I stacked the BABW icon and party info and attached them to the base with a tiny bit of adhesive to keep it in place until I got the invites punched and eyelets placed. I used 3/16" eyelets and tied with Night of Navy ribbon. Last, I punched 1 1/4" circles from white cardstock and punched 5/8" holes in that. I wrote the name of the invited child on the circle and attached to the ribbon with a safety pin. Simple but cute! Thanks for looking! April

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tae Kwon Do

I am finally caught up on the sport LOs (I hope). This is my son's photo from last summer...yea, I am that far behind. *Sigh*
Anyway, the LO is from pagemaps...god, how I love pagemaps! (I print each month's pdf and keep it in a binder so I can hunt for ideas.) So, the base is red cardstock. The B&T is the Korean flag in black and white that I found at our local scrap store. The other B&T paper is by Moxxie and is awesomely double-sided. I used some leftover blue from the last LO to make some of the embellishments. I used various sized circle punches and stamped the yin-yang on some. The photo is mounted a black mat and I used the EK Success notebook border punch. Last, I stamped the title along the side. The original LO called for a landscape photo and the title under it, so I did a little rotating. I also wanted the flag to be somewhat visable. As always, thanks for looking! April

Karate Kid - Take Two

Here's my daughter's Tae Kwon Do LO. Again, it is inspired by pagemaps. I used left overs from my son's LO and incorporated colors from her photo background. I wanted hers to be a little girly, but not in a ribbons and lace kind of way. I found these beautiful fans on Cricut's Ashlyn Alphabet...aren't they just darling? It kind of gave the eastern feel, but still let her look a little tough. Do you see that I used the flowers from the center of the fans on the photo? The LO called for some kind of embellishment there, but I was struggling to find something complementary. The lavender cardstock is open stock from Michaels. The blue is a bit heavier and just slightly textured, but I can't remember where it is from. The blue block is also from Ashlyn Alphabet and is cut about 2/3 across and used on both the top and bottom of the photo. The circle is from George and Basic shapes. I stamped the title from Inkado acrylic lower case in Jet Black Staz-On. Thanks for looking! April

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Karate Kid

Yay! I'm on the roll! Here is my son's Tae kwon do page. Each summer his school does photos and we were finally able to get ones with his black belt he earned in Dec.
The LO is inspired from pagemaps. Paper is open cardstock from Michael's and B&T paper is Moxxie. The digi is Karate Ian from The Greeting Farm and is colored in watercolor pencils, then mounted on dimensionals. I printed the title and journalling using Roughhousing font and Ahroni. The coins are from Oriental Trading Co. One side is a dragon and the other matches the B&T paper. A few black picture frame hinges finish the look. Thanks for looking! April

Monday, October 4, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

So I finally got back to a couple of scrap pages. The first is my daughter's first musical instrument. The background was already pre-printed and I used sharpie markers to color it in portions. I then went back and enhanced some of the images with a Spica pen. They are hard to find, but it adds a faint bit of shimmer to the image. Title is cut from cardstock and vinyl with Cricut's Opposites Attract. I used a sanding block to rough up the mats a bit. The music notes behind the title were cut on Cuttlebug. The black mat and music notes were spritzed with Vanilla Smooch from Stampin Up.

The second LO is my son's new school pic. I didn't use anything fancy, just used some Taken With Teal cardstock to break up the B&T paper. The embellishments are from Creative Imaginations Back to School line. I mounted the 2nd Grade sticker on cardstock and used a wide oval punch then attached with dimensionals. Simple but cute.

Thanks for looking! April