Monday, July 14, 2014

A Book for the Fur Baby

Sooner or later we get around to doing something with all the pictures we take of our beloved fur babies.  I found just the scrapbook for this purpose on Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenon site.  This one is from her Kit Club 11 Dog Bed project.

Here is my very loved fur baby - Sasha.  Don't you think she deserves a scrapbook of her own?

This is what I created for her.......

The paper line is BoBunny Happy Tails.  I created two books (one for Sasha and one for a friend) and I used the 12x12 paper pad, a 6x6 pad, stickers and extra goodies that I found at Scrapbook Central in Courtenay.

This is the perfect little scrapbook for anyone to make.  The pages are simple and there is an insert that folds over the page and holds six photos plus a pocket for a journaling tag and even more pictures.  Here are a couple of my inserts open in their pages......

I've got lots of pictures of Sasha over the last 4-years and I hope to get them printed and in this book before the end of the summer.  I post new pictures when the book is done.

I think I will enter this project into the following challenges:

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

French Country Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album

It is hard to believe that this is a paper bag album.  The method that Kathy Orta uses to assemble this beauty is brilliant and turns an ordinary creation into a special gift.

I used the Graphic 45 French Country collection of papers.  This paper is so beautiful it begs to be used for a special project.  

It is almost impossible to see but the body of the rooster and the flowers are dimensional.  After cutting out the images and dry fitting them to the page, I shaped the paper with my fingers and gentle pressure to just the rights spots.  Pop-dots help to hold the centre portions up.  Wet glue is used all along the outside edge to hold it all down in place.

First page
Page open
I linked the tutorial to Kathy's name above.  The bag is attached with a binding pocket to her normal hidden hinge system.  You can see that there are lots of pockets for photos and tags.

Back of page 1 and front of page 2
The page binding forms a belly band and I slipped in tags.  The paper bag also allows for multiple items including more tags for photos and journaling.

Pages 2 - 3

Pages 3 - 4
Page 4 - 5

Page 5 - 6

Inside back cover
I having a great time making my way through a number of Kathy Orta's tutorials.  They are easy to follow and I am learning new techniques that will help me design my own tutorials some day.

Challenges for this beauty:

On to my next project! Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fabulous Flowers

This is a very simple but elegant card using the Mothering Frame flowers from Digital Delights.

I printed, colored and cut out 6 layers of flower parts.  Then I stacked them up with silicone glue in between the layers.

Card Recipe
Images: Digital Delights Mothering Frame
Paper:  SU green, Gina K
Markers/Ink: Copics, Tombow black marker around the edges
Embellishments: Wild Orchid metal, Bulgarian lace from, MS edge punch

 Challenges for this card:
Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration. And then hop over to the Delightful Challenges site and check out this week's challenge.

Have a Great Day!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Soccer Mom's Record

It is time for another scrapbook post and this time I have a Soccer Mom Album to share.  This one is from Kathy Orta's Foto Folio #4. These tutorials are the best and very easy to follow.

This is the front of the book with soccer paper and latch closure.  The side spines are held together with Kraft-Tex (very sturdy).

This is the first open position.  Look at all those pockets!  Room for lots of tags and pictures.  I counted over 80 spaces for all those great soccer photos of you special player.

Fully open all flaps
I used Karen Foster Soccer Camp paper pack and lots of black, red, cream and kraft cardstock.  I also found a team journal card pack at Michael's.

Open the first bottom center flap and then the gate-fold opens to many more pockets.  Each one of those layers is another fold down flap with more pockets.

Challenges for all to see:

Are you watching any of the World Cup?


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Bear

Summer weather has finally taken over from spring, children are out of school and ice cream is the order of the day.  Just in time for this cute bear to tell someone how sweet they are.

I couldn't help adding this big raspberry bow to top off the Prima pearls.

Card Recipe
Images: Digital Delights Patchy Bear, Heatwave Sentiment
Paper:  Gina K Designs Petals and Wings collection, Bazzill
Markers/Ink: Copics, Distress Brushed Corduroy
Embellishments: Prima pearls and craft ribbon, SU label punch, Spellbinders die

 Challenges for this card:
Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration. And then hop over to the Delightful Challenges site and check out this week's challenge.

Have a Great Day!


Friday, June 13, 2014

Foto Folio Scrapbook for all Occaisons

In my craft room you can see by the scraps everywhere that I am always working on a project.  When I finish a project I cleanup all the scraps, empty the waste basket, put away any leftover papers and supplies, and then I bring out what I need for the next project and very excitedly get started.  So to me it seems that there is never a time that I don't have scraps of paper everywhere. lol!

My project focus recently has been on Kathy Orta Tutorials - they are the best!!!  She is such a great designer and keeps innovating new methods of construction.  As I make projects from her tutorials I like to put my own little spin on them which makes them uniquely my creation.

This Foto Folio is a combination of Folio tutorial #1 and #6.

This scrapbook is made folio style which means that it opens like a business folio.  The spines are made with Kraft-Tex - very sturdy paper that has an extremely high fiber content.  This project is really amazing and is worth checking out.  You can wash it, paint it, emboss it, stitch on it, and a lot more, but you can not tare it.

Open the left side of the folio

Open the right side of the folio
Once the folio is open from both sides you find that there are two pull-out pocket envelopes.  Each generous envelope pocket is perfect for memorabilia or extra pictures.  The envelopes have three flaps with much more space for pictures and journaling.



Everywhere you look in this folio there are pockets for tags and pictures and lots of flaps that fold in ever direction.  This makes for fun interactive elements.  When my grandson first saw this he said that it made him think of a Swiss army knife because we kept pulling out more flaps for pictures.

More left side flaps
Right side is part of Folio #6 reversed

Right side open

Center section all pulled out
I still need to make a bunch of tags to slip into all the pockets.  I think this folio will hold nearly 100 pictures and there are still lots of spaces for journaling.

Products used:

  • Authentique Abroad collection - I used most of two paper packs and the 6x6 pad from my local Scrapbook Central store
  • Black, Kraft, Red, Navy Blue - some Bazzill, Stampin Up and Paper Accents
  • Journal cards from Kaiser Kraft Captured Moments
  • Be Creative and Scor-Tape and lots of Aleene's Tacky Glue
  • Maya Road and American Crafts shaped paper clips

I will share this scrapbook with my friends at:
Have a wonderful day creating!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Painter and Handyman

My card this week is for one of my son's upcoming birthday.  He is the consummate handyman who can paint like a pro, hang drywall, tape and mud better than anyone I have every seen, and create a myriad of fine finishing details.  I think one of the reasons he is so good at this type of work is that he has a very creative mindset and working with wood, mud and paint gives him an outlet for that creativity.

This fabulous image - Painter Dan - is just perfect for his birthday card.

Card Recipe
Images: Digital Delights Tool Time Value Set
Paper:  Bazzil, Woodgain paper from scrapbook store
Markers/Ink: Copics, Distress Tea Dye 
Embellishments: Prima pearls, SU Label punch 

 Challenges for this card:

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration. And then hop over to the Delightful Challenges site and check out this week's challenge.

Have a Great Day!