Saturday, December 17, 2011

Typeset Mini Album

Here is another mini album which I made using a True Fit File Folio as the base. I scored
it at 6 inches in each direction then opened it out so that it was 24x12 then folded up the bottom half - 
thus making a 24x6 piece which I think concertina folded to make this.
I used the Typeset Workshop on the Go to decorate it and added some of
the Silver Glitz Gel glue for even more sparkle :O)
I am going to give the main pieces - you can decorate it however you like :O)
Front Cover
6 x6  Black c/s
2.50 x 6 Desert Sand c/s
2 x 6 Number B&T
.75 x 6 Juniper c/s - scalloped edge
2.25 x 6 Desert Sand c/s - scored at 1" and 1.25"

Page 1
 5.50 x 6 Vineyard Berry B&T
4.50 x 3 Notepaper B&T
4 x 4 Juniper c/s
3.75 x 3.75 Colonial White c/s
Page 2
6 x 6 Notepaper B&T
1.75 x 6 Juniper c/s
3.75 x .75 Colonial White strip
3.25 x 4 Black c/s
3 x 3.75 Colonial White c/s
Page 3
6 x 6 Creme Brulee c/s
2.25 x 6 Desert Sand c/s
2 x 6 Number B&T
3.50 x 5 Vineyard Berry B&T
3.25 x 4.75 Colonial White c/s
Page 4
6 x 6 Desert Sand c/s
5.75 x 5.75 Juniper B&T
4 x 4 Creme Brulee c/s
3.50 x 3.50 Colonial White c/s

Back Cover
6 x 6 Juniper B&T
.75 x 6 Juniper c/s
.50 x 6 Zip Strip
Tags - front side
Tag #1. 
5.50 x 4 Creme Brulee Base 
1.50 x 4 Black c/s -scalloped edge
.50 x 4 Zip Strip
Tag #2
6 x 4 Black c/s Base
2 x 4 Juniper Graph paper design B&T with zip strip
5.50 x 3.50 Colonial White c/s
Tag #3. 
6 x 4 Desert Sand Base
3.75 x 5.75 Vineyeard Berry B&T
Tag #4.
 6 x 4 Juniper c/s Base
3.50 x 5.50 Vineyard Berry B&T with zip strip
Tag #5.
 6 x 4 Black c/s Base
5.75 x 3.75 Number B&T
Tags - Reverse Side
Tag #1
5.25 x 3.75 Number B&T
Tag #2.
.75 x 6 Zip strip torn edge
Tag #3.
 3 x 4 Creme Brulee c/s
2.50 x 4 Juniper Pattern B&T
Tag #4.
2 x 4 Black number B&T
3.50 x 5.50 Desert Sand c/s
Tag #5 
.50 x 6 Zip strip

So that's it folks - hope you like it as much as I do - I was thrilled how it turned out :O)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Veranda Mini Album for Monica

I wanted to make Mini Albums for my dear friends Monica  & Kristine -
so this is what I came up with - the bases for the covers were 4x8 chipboard and the 
back cover was 8x8 chipboard.
I took the gorgeous CTMH Veranda Paper, lots of embellishments
and this is what I came up with :O)
The word LIFE on the front cover was made from itty bitty scrabble style pieces - so I used
the CTMH Tiny Typewriter set and stamped on them :O)
I dry embossed the cocoa cardstock in a criss-cross patters to give it extra texture.
The left hand center page had 2 tags for photos or journalling.
I LOVED this page - the square Juniper colored piece lifted out to reveal the doors 
underneath it. the pocket on the far left was made from clear transparency sheets and
I used brown stazon ink on it and then tucked the oval tag behind it.
Here you can see both tags pulled out on the far left and right.
The 2 center pages were heat embossed using clear powder and then 
sponged ink over the top to reveal the pattern.
 Again I used more of the plain tiles and stamped on them. More tags in the pocket too :O)
You can see on the right hand side that I used a clear card as another half page
and added embellishments and inked the edges.
This was the final page which I added a large pocket for yet more tags - the 
gold square frame started off as a cream frame which I heat embossed
in gold embossing powder. I popped it up on 3D foam tape and then used it to slide
another tag behind it :O)
Here it is with all of the tags pulled out - Hope you like it as much as I did.
Monica and Kristine loved them too :O)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sophia My Creations Board Book from Extravaganza

 Here is a board book which I made into a carousel piece. I used the Sophia level 2 paper packet and added cocoa cardstock and lots of ribbon :O)
 I scored the blush cardstock in a criss-cross pattern and sanded it and then added
sparkles .
 This photo of the right actually tucks into the pocket made by the cocoa cardstock.
 Lots of white embossing powder added a textural feel to the cocoa cardstock
and on the right hand page I added a interactive fold out section
perfect for adding lots of photos.
 All unfolded :O)
 My creations A-dor-ables added more interactive fun and I made a flower
as a handle to open the 'door'
This section was made from the front and back covers of the book. I sliced
through the fold on the spine of the book and then pulled the covers together so that
it formed a circle (hope this makes some sort of sense).
The ribbon hides the join :O)

Hope you like it :O)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Wooohoooo - we did it again :O)

Yes my life has - once again - been consumed by the Walled Lake Central Marching Band - and I don't mind one little bit :O)
It has been a crazy time with practice for Leo 4 nights in the week after school PLUS most Saturday - all since the beginning of September - so add that to school plus homework - and that lad of mine has no time to get into mischief - gotta love it.
Anyway - all of that hard work has paid off as on Saturday the State championships were held at Ford Field by the MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association). All of the bands who competed were wonderful - and the top 3 bands were so close in their marks. But we won 1st place and also took the trophies for Best Marching and Best General Effect. The Plymouth Canton Educational Park took the trophy for Best Music - their show was so pretty - I loved all of the unbrellas that formed the flowers for their "Gardens of Babylon" show.
So now I ( and the rest of the WLCMB) are off to Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the Grand National competition where high school marching bands from across the country come and take place. There are about 100 bands taking part so fingers crossed that our band does well
I will be back late Sunday night and will let you know the outcome. :O)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Creations Board Book Mini Album

This little book of fabulosity documents an afternoon of fun at Coughton Court in the UK. My dear friend Victoria and I spent lots of time in the gardens and grounds as well as inside the beautiful house. We had so much fun playing hide and go seek in between the hedges and down the gravel paths :O)
 I love these hardboard books by CTMH. Instead of opening it in the usual fashion I turned it through 90 degrees and opened it top to bottom. I used the Lucky level 2 paper pack to decorate it. Along with lots of the new Chocolate strip ribbon.
 I added a Milepost star and squared shape to the 2 pages which I had inked on the flat side. The Bling buttons are great for a way of adding sparkle. I also used the Bingo alphabet. I love the grid that is included in the set.
 Here I added the bronze Glitz Gel Glue (okay I can never say this to abbreviated it to 'squidgy stuff' at a class I taught last week lol) to the ridges of the milepost shapes. and on the bottom page I inked the flat side then stamped on it to. I love the fact that both sides are so versatile. 
 Again more milepost shapes and on the bottom page I added a fold out page - you know how I like to make my pages, layouts and mini albums interactive.
 Lots more ribbon :O)
On the last page I added 2 photos but cut them so that they were very narrow - but they worked perfectly with the photo subject.
Hope you like this little book as much as I do :O)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Mini Album - My Creations Mix n Mingle

I loved the way this little mini album turned out.
The 'Label' paper in the Mischief Level 2 paper pack was just perfect to 
scrapbook the pictures of Elliott - who is also known as Pumpkin due to his beautiful
red hair.
I made an accordian style spine and then added foldout pages for  more areas for photos.

I threaded colonial white ribbon through the ribbon slide

Here I added the bronze Glitz Glitter Gel to the Milepost bracket shape
Hope you like it :O)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Inspired Mischief My Creations Card Box

Here is my Halloween inspired box of potions which I created for Extravaganza this year.
I love the Mischief Level 2 paper pack and used the 'Label' B&T on the box and on 
the contents. I used the Silver Glitz Gel to decorate the 'Rub-On' cobweb.
 I picked up mini samples from the pharmacy of soap, body lotion, hand sanitizer etc
and then used the paper to cover them.
It made a fun item which is so fun to leave out on the table at this time of year
Hope you like it :O)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fanfare My Creations Card Box & Cards

Here is another box which I made using the My Creations Card Box and the Fanfare Level 2 paper pack.
I colored the box using Pacifica ink but it felt too dark so I brushed the Pearl paint over the top to soften the color and give a shimmer to the box. It added more interest. 
I added the Cranberry pleated ribbon and then a selection of the blue buttons which I threaded with the
white Embroidery Floss.
 I colored the cork Alphabet Letters with Honey and Pacifica and Cranberry ink and then heat embossed them with the clear embossing powder to really set the color. I used one of the Milepost shapes covered
with the B&T underneath the flower.
The matching cards are from the Originals and Wishes card confidence programs.
Lots of ribbon and ling assortment buttons added more interest.
Hope you like them :O)

Monday, October 03, 2011

My Creations Card Box Album

This is the new My Creations Card Box which I was lucky enough to receive as part of 
my class products for Extravaganza this year.
I decided to make an multi fold album to fit inside it and used the lovely Dreamin' Level 2
paper pack  & stickease, and the Honey Mini Medley accents to decorate it.
I also used C1365 - Unscripted stamp set.
 I inked all of the edges of the box and then added Goldrush cardstock which I had random stamped to the inside of the box.
 I scored 6 x 12 cardstock at 4" and added tabs so that I could form a
concertina fold album which would fold in and out of the box. I also
added an additional tab to the bottom which allowed me to actually
attach it to the inside of the box permanently. Then I added a ribbon 'pull tab' to the top
to make it easier to pull it out.
I added lots of embellishments and stamped images and the new copper Glitz Gel Glue.
 On some of the sections I added fold out sections which allowed me to add
more photos to the album.
The photos are from Christmas last year when my 2 sisters and their families came 
and stayed with us. Great photos and great memories :O)
Hope you like it :O)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Travel theme My Creations Memory Game Money Box

Here is a cute money box made from the My Creations Memory Game which I 
created for my Extravaganza class this year.
 I took out the chipboard pieces
and used just the empty box. I used a craft knife to cut a hole in the lid.
Then I went to town decorating it with my favorite style of stamps.
I inked all of the edges of the box with desert sand ink and the paper and cardstock
is cut just a little smaller than each panel. By distressing all of the edges of the cardstock
with the same color ink it blends the paper into the box and it means
that the paper isn't going to lift up along the edges when it is handled.
I gathered the cranberry ribbon along one side and liquid glassed it in place.

Hope you like it :O)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mischief Workshop On The Go Mini Album.

So here is a fun mini album made from the super cute Mischief WOTG and the new
6x6 Kraft Cards & Envelopes.  
The original idea for an album of this sort was given to us at Convention earlier this year.  

For this album I used 2 complete cards plus the scalloped edge cut from a 3rd card.
I used the stamps and embellishments from the kit only.
I have tried to list the paper piece sizes for each page - I have given you the page description as
when you unfold the pages they aren't in chronological order, but I think it will make sense :O)
Cover:
5.75 x 5.75 Sunset C/S
5.50 x 5.50 Colonial white C/S

Flap: 
6 x .75 Sunset C/S
4.50 x .50 Zip strip  - Word design
Page 1: 
5 x 3.50 Label design B&T
3.50 x 3.50 Bard Red C/S
3.25 x 3.25 Colonial White C/S

"Book" Page:
6 x 3.50 Black B&T INCLUDING Zip Strip
4.50 x 4.50 Sunset C/S
4.25 x 4.25 Balck C/S
4 x 4 Colonial White C/S
Page 1:
See above

"Spooky" Page:
5 50 x 4.75 Label design B&T
5.50 x 1.25 Label design B&T
4 x 3.25 Black C/S
3.75 x 1 Black C/S
3.75 x 3 Colonial White C/S
3.50 x .75 Colonial White C/S

"Happy Halloween" Page:
5.50x 4.25 Black & White B&T
4.5 x 3.5 Barn Red C/S
4.25 x 3.25 Colonial White C/S
"Fence" Page:
5.75 x 5.75 Sunset B&T
5 x 3.50 Colonial White C/S

"Skull" Page:
5.50 x 4 Colonial White C/S
6 x 1.50 Sunset B&T - attached to the flap cut from the 3rd card and trimmed 
to fit the scallops.
"Candlestick" Page:
4 x 2.50 Label B&T
4 x 2.50 Black B&T
5 x 3 Barn Red C/S
4.50 x 3.50 Colonial White C/S
6 x .50 Grey & White Zip Strip

Well - that's it folks :O) I hope you like it and that it inspires you to make one of your own :O)

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