Monday, June 18, 2012

a little fairy...

sometimes I do manage to scrap for myself - a book just for our family's eyes - not a sample to put in the store:-)  I love to create so much for the store and inspire many people - however, samples get picked up, held and often dropped on the floor (yes they do!!)
this book is for Aubrey - using Graphic45 Once upon a Springtime paper, a Magenta mini album with flaps, and adorable pictures of my gorgeous girl - this is a book just for her - it was done in celebration of turning 5.

Have a peek:-)
 the front cover - the book is about 7x7 and I tied on an INSANE amount of ribbon!!
 page 1 & 2

 close up of fussy cutting on the cover

 simple layered scallop circle - charm is by Bo-Bunny  "Gabrielle" line
 page 3 & 4

 another scallop circle - border punch is by Martha Stewart (modern garland) rhinestones from Prima
 the flap when closed - jump rings hold it on - I used Tim Holtz
 flap when open
 page 5 & 6 - metal flower is used like a little knob to lift up...
 and reveal more photos underneath - lacey rhinestones from Prima

 Page 7 and 8
 close-up of the flap
 inside of flap

The back of the book:-)

my gorgeous girl!!

and yes - I did dress my girl up like a fairy just to take these pics - I had this idea in my head for this book for a little while!

I hope you feel inspired!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Disney the making!

working on a Disney scrapbook - I did not even scrapbook our last trip...and we went again, now I bet that sounds familiar!! So following my own Mantra - Scrapbook the current photos in your life...I am starting my Disney book.
First off I thought I would scrapbook it a little differently - so I started a mini smash book on the trip- in it I did some journaling, I kept all our receipts, leftover fast passes, tickets, wristbands and all sorts of collectibles from our trip - the smash stick journal pen with the glue stick end is sooo fabulous for this purpose, the other reason I love just using a glue stick is that you can "lightly tack" things in, making them easy to pull out when you are ready to transfer to your pages. I lose paper, so this method of tacking items into something, even temporarily really works for me!!
I then choose my album for the trip!

SMASH FOLIO POCKETS - 13.5" X 11.75" - FITS 8.5 X 11 PAPER

  this book is HUGE - what I love about it is the little bags, folders, pockets etc that are attached right to the spiral binding!

Now when doing a Mini album (as that is kind of what this is, even though it is not mini in size) I generally organize my stack of photos 1st

 so I started to plan my album pages - chronologically according to date and event - and started with just tucking the photos into the pages, one after another. Once I planned photos for about 4 pages, I went back to page 1 and trimmed photos as necessary, and then started to adhere them to the pages.

 I thought this "What UP?" page was the perfect beginning as the photos are from the airport and on the plane when we are "up" in the air.

I will show you a few more pics of photo placement - now keeping in mind that at this point I am just organizing the photos, adding a little patterned paper on some pages, and sticking down those photos...when I work on any sort of mini album, I leave my embellishments until the end - so these pages will all look different when I do my finishing touches, which I will show off in a future post.

the next page is a pocket page - so I thought I would use this for all my Blizzard beach photos - so I first added a little bit of tropical paper from the Summer Soul line from Fancy Pants 
the pocket itself looked nice and "beachy" already...
I decided to lay out the photos and then figure out how to get them all into 2 pages and a folder,
the folder pocket holds 8.5x11 paper, so I will do some layouts with my extra photos,
here is the photo with the folder

ok - more to come & I will get working to show it to you!!

I hope you feel inspired!

Monday, June 4, 2012

KOTM for June

is called "My Story" - the lovely Nicole played with the kit this month, you can find her over here on her blog
she made some lovely layouts with our Kit...

 Love those photo booth pics!! Check out all that layering!!

June KOTM "My Story"

Each kit includes:

4 pieces Bazzill Basics (Artichoke, Painted Desert, Kraft, Whirlpool)
2 pieces of Bazzill Basics Two Scoops (Tin Roof, Fudge Ripple)

Patterned Paper:
7 pieces of brand new Studio Calico and Crate Paper

1 Tim Holtz Distress marker - various colors in kits
1 My Mind's Eye Veneer die cut shape
1 Simple Stories Pocket
1 Studio Calico alphabet - various colors in kits
1 Jenni Bowlin sheet hexagon cardstock stickers
2 Pink Paislee cardstock border stickers
3 Studio Calio chipboard clouds
3 Maya Road chipboard swirls
2 Studio Calico paper clips
2 Studio Calico clothes pins
1 meter Maya Road lace
1 meter hemp

I will post some more ideas later on this month!!! Pick up your kit in either store, or by going to our online store!

I hope you feel inspired!