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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mini Album

I finally finished my mini album! I say finally because I started this back at the end of November, lol. I was kind of working on this in between other projects that I was doing. The main thing that held up the finished project was because I was waiting for some small magnets I'd ordered off eBay from some company in China. So that saying "Coming on a slow boat from China" is so true. I ordered these magnets back in December and I just got them last week, yeah a real slow boat, lol. So of course I couldn't really put all the pages together because I needed to have the magnets on first so they would be covered by the paper. I worked on putting the album all together last weekend and I was quite pleased at how it turned out since this was my first time making a mini album from scratch. Rather than posting all photos of the album (and there would be a lot) I did a short video showing all of the pages. I've never done a video before so I'll apologize now for how bad it might be, lol. I'd love to hear your comments on my album! Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wedding Cake/Card Box

My son's wedding is coming up on June 24th and my future daughter-in-law, Angela, asked me if I would be able to make a card box for them. This is used for quests so they can drop their cards off into the box rather than just putting them on a table with the wedding gifts and maybe getting lost. I hadn't heard of them before but Angela sent me a couple of samples that she found on Pinterest so I was quite excited about the project.

Since the town I live in (Campbell River, BC) isn't huge we don't have a Michael's so I had to take a drive down island (Vancouver Island) to the Michael's to pick up what I needed for the project. I managed to find a set of round craft boxes to use, and bought some silk roses, some small white flowers, and some navy blue tulle. I bought some white satin at our local fabric store and some pretty iridescent sparkly white card stock from the small scrapbook store we have in town.

I took the smallest box, turned it upside down and laid it centered onto of the bottom of the second box and traced the smaller box around the other box. I did the same thing with the second box but traced it on to the lid of the largest box. The reason I did the tracing on the lid of the largest box was because I was going to use the lid of that box so that you could lift it off so you could get the cards that were dropped into the box. I took my box cutter and cut the lid about an inch inside of the tracing. I did the same thing on the bottom of the second box. For the top box I cut about an 8" x 3/4" slit in the bottom of the smallest box for any cards to be dropped into the cake. 

I covered the 3 boxes with the white satin and on the edge of the lid of the largest box (I didn't use the lids of the two smaller boxes). I then took the sparkly card stock and covered the top of the boxes. Once the glue had dried on the paper I took my box cutter and cut out the centers of the cut outs of the middle box and the lid of the largest box. I then glued the smallest box to the second box and then those two boxes to the lid of the largest box. 

On each box I took the navy blue tulle and wrapped it around the box pinching it in the center and adding a small red rose from my stash onto each box where the tulle  was pinched.
Once this was all done and dried I could start adding my roses and flowers down the one side of the cake/box. I started with the red roses and layed them down the side, then I added some of the navy blue tulle and layed that down amongst the roses. When I got down to the bottom box I had to make sure that the roses and tulle runing from the top of the cake to the bottom of the cake stopped on the lid of the third box and the next group of flowers and tulle were not attached to the lid but attached to the bottom box. This way the couple could lift the top of the cake off at the lid and take the cards out of the bottom box. I then added the other flowers to the bottom box. Here are a couple of pics of the whole card box. I'd love to hear your comments. Have a great weekend every one!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Old Photos

I came across this photo in my box of "Photos to Scrap" the other day and I was like "Holy crap this is old!" Mainly because my dh Rick is not to gray yet (I can cover my gray with dye, lol). I looked at the back of the photo and it was from March 2007, that's like 10 years ago...where the hell did the time go? 

For this layout I used the Bo Bunny "Bella Rosa" paper collection. The top left corner of my layout is a bit of a lift of one of Gabrielle Pollacco's layouts. I just really liked the way it looked on the layout. I popped up the photo with some cardboard to give it a 3D look. For the bottom right corner of the photo I did some fussy cutting of the roses in one of the papers from this Bo Bunny collection which I also popped up with cardboard. For the top left corner of the photo I used some of the Prima Blumen flowers, I love these flowers, they come in a few different colors and just make perfect flowers clusters for layouts! I added a bottle cap embellishment that I made using a flower I punched out from the Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" paper collection. I used a few other embellishments from my stash, did some distressing until I was happy with the way the layout looked. I'd love to hear your comments, TFL!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Swirlydoos February Round Robin

So this month's RR over at Swirlydoos is all about "Love"....what else could it be about in February! Our layouts should be about something/someone we love and to use those scrappy items that we love to hoard, use red, pink, black or white colors (or all 4 of these colors), lots of bling, flowers, well you get the idea.

So my layout is of my granddaughter (who I love to pieces), she's all dressed up for her grade 12 Winter prom back in December. For the colors I've used pink, light pink paper matting the photo and then the dark pink Prima butterfly. I've got a pearl flourish and a butterfly stick pin that I made for my bling. One of the things I love to  hoard are my chippies so I used this one "Chase Your Dreams", which I painted with some mauve paint and also used some Diamond Stickles to give it some sparkle, not that you can tell in this photo, lol. So this is my layout for Team 2, week 3. You can click on the photo for a larger view. I'd love to hear your comments, have a great week!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another Liam layout

I was digging through my photos the other day to find one to scrap and I came across this picture of myself holding onto our grandson Liam the day he was born, December 2, 2015. I decided I had to scrap at least one photo of me with Liam. I used the Swirlydoo's October 2015 "Garden Harvest" scrapbooking kit (except for the background paper)for this layout. So here it is...
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 RR at Swirlydoos

So January's Round Robin over at Swirlydoos was layouts for "New Beginnings" whether that be New Year Resolutions, new jobs, new relationships etc. My layout is of my son and soon to be daughter-in-law Angela. They just bought their first home and the day they picked up the keys to the home my son had it all arranged to have his friend playing their "song" as they entered the house and the kids had all made signs saying "Will You Marry Me" that the real estate agent had hung up for him and he had rose petals from the door to the center of the room  in a circle that he walked her to and as she was reading the sign he bent down in one new and proposed to her. So these photo's are of the engagement party they had in September and my son was giving a speech and I think you can see by the one photo that he brought Angela to tears with his words. The small photo on the top right was the two of them kissing after the speech. The saying says "Marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point of happiness". Thanks so much to Linda for her design, and for Linda,  Annie and Kathi's inspiration for my layout!  Here's the final layout!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Card Mojo is Back

Well yesterday I actually managed to get 4 cards done, I know I'm so slow! This first card is the same as the one I did the other day but changed the top layer of the hearts with a different paper and I'm quite pleased at how it turned out.

 These next two are pretty simple but I like how they turned out.

This is a lift of a card I found on Pinterest by Scrappin' and Stampin' in GJ. This one is another simple design but I just think it's very pretty.
Here is the Stampin' and Scrapin card I lifted.
I hope you like all of these. I'm off to go get started on my layout for the Round Robin at Swirlydoos, have a great day!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pretty in Pink

Another couple of Valentine cards. I really like the way this first one turned out. I used a light pink cardstock for the 1st layer on the card and then a darker pink cardstock that I dry embossed using one of my embossing folders. For the hearts I used the same light pink cardstock for the bottom layer of the heart and used some pretty valentine paper from my stash for the top layer of the hearts which I popped up with foam dots. I also popped up the smaller heart with foam dots. I printed out my sentiment on my computer and added that onto the card. For my flowers I hand dyed with some of my pink inks and shaped then layered when they were dry and added some pearl centers to them. I hand dyed my seam binding with the same ink and made my bow and added a pearl center to it. I topped my bow and flower cluster off with one of my stick pins I made. Here's the finished project!
This second card I'm not really all that happy with it. I think my card mojo took the day off the other day when I made this one, lol. Not really sure what I don't like about it, maybe just seems a little boring looking to me.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine Cards

I've been making a few more Valentine cards this week. I'm trying to use up papers from past Valentine papers to cut down on spending more money when I already have a lot of papers from past years. I also want to use some regular papers to make Valentine cards and maybe some cards that are just about "Love" so they can be given any time of the year. Here are a few of the cards I made. Click on the photo to see a bigger size.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well here we are 13 days into the New Year and my first post of the New Year. I was so busy making layouts for our grandson's first year scrap album before Christmas that I just had to take a rest from scrapping & blogging. I decided the other day to try and get started on my Valentine cards, so far I've only got two of them done (I never said I was speedy, lol). Here is my first one, which is a bit of a lift from Ewa, a member of Pion's Design Team. 
This is my second card I made, I didn't really have any plan when I made this one but I did want to use my heart "Love" die on it. I added the two flower clusters to the top left corner and bottom right corner but it seems to be a little flat in the middle doing this but not quite sure what I should have done different other than maybe just doing one corner.
Well I hope you liked these and I'd love to hear your comments!