Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2 Make and Takes for August

This month I designed two Make & Takes for the LSS.

The main Make & Take that ran through most of the month was this beach card. I used the View Maker "Beautiful Day" stamp set by Art Gone Wild, a Sizzix wave embossing folder, a QuicKutz die (shell), chalks, and the frame was made using the Gypsy and Cricut.

The second Make & Take was for the 10th Anniversary of the LSS. They were having a page contest for "Why I Scrapbook," so the Make & Take was designed to coordinate with the scrapper page kit. I used a Sizzix die, but I folded my cardstock before cutting, and put the fold just inside the cut line so that I got an actual small file folder. Otherwise the die would have only cut a file folder shape, but not an actual file folder. I hope that makes sense. There is another Sizzix file folder die that does fold into an actual file folder, but it was far too tiny for this project. I trimmed off the extra tab that I got from cutting the folded cardstock. The scissors were cut with a Cuttlebug die. The title & banner were made using my Gypsy and Cricut (Carousel and Country Life cartridges, with a little welding). The banner is supposed to have 6 flags, so I cut off the last flag with good old scissors. I used a cartridge for the "SCRAP" letters on the banner but don't remember which cartridge it was. Sorry I didn't keep better track.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby Photo Canvas Projects

I'm sorry the above photos are a bit blurry. Hopefully you at least get an idea of what they look like.

I did these quite awhile ago for a New Mom's class project, but I've apparently never uploaded them. I came across them while decluttering some scrapping stuff. I have no idea anymore what papers I used. The things hanging below each canvas are chipboard cuts that were painted and covered partly with paper. They already had a hole punched in them, since they were hanging on a short keychain when I got them.

The projects were inspired by Quick Quotes canvases.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Link to another cool mini album

Yes, I know that I need to get busy and work on my own projects, but till I have something to show, here's a link to another cool mini album. This link was posted on Two Peas, so if you've seen this already, I apologize. I'm just in a beachy mood.

Florida Beach mini album by Tanya

I want to emphasize that this mini album and the Halloween mini that I posted a link for a few days ago were NOT done by me. Neither do I know the individuals who made them. I am just admiring their work.

Hopefully all the time I've spent lately looking at mini albums will help me to get busy and make one of my own to post.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Decorated My Cricut

The above photo is of the back of the machine. The one below is the front.

I had some vinyl from another project, so I decided to use it to decorate my Cricut Expression. It reflects my love of nature. I used the Home Decor cartridge to do this. After I cut and placed the vinyl, I glued red rhinestones for berries to the dark green vinyl branches. The word "memories" came from the Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge, and the word "hugs" came from the Cricut Lite Lacy Labels. I used the Gypsy font for the rest. The phrase itself is entirely my own.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Link to awesome Halloween mini-album

I've been scrapping, but till I get my layouts scanned, I don't have any pictures today. However, I do have something else for you.

Thanks to frequenting the Two Peas in a Bucket General Scrapping Message Board, someone brought my attention to an absolutely incredible and creative Halloween mini-album. I'm posting the link here, because it is amazing work! No, I don't know the person who made it. Her You Tube name is Follow the Paper Trail. It has spookier, creepier papers and embellishments than I would be inclined to use, but her art in this mini-album is really awesome! The techniques she used could easily be adapted to any mini-album theme. (She also has a video on how to make a Paper Bag mini-album, which I think I will watch next.) Here is the link to her Halloween mini-album video on YouTube:

Spooky Paper Bag mini-album

I'm definitely going to have to take a look at some of her other videos, although I have to admit that watching stuff like this makes me feel totally inadequate as a scrapbooker--sort of like a little kid who thinks "That's what I want to be when I grow up!"