Sunday, March 21, 2010
...totally addicted to mini scrapbooks. I am having so much fun! This weekend I did a CD Case scrapbook, a mini maze book and a Dimensional Scrapbook. I have all these little creations just waiting for photos. I had to finally get on-line and order some photo prints. The CD Case scrapbook was the easiest but not my favorite. I had done mini maze books before but this time added a chipboard front and back cover that ties closed with ribbon and I made pockets out of every other page and added tags to pack more into this mini. I decided to do a school theme and did it for photos of my daughter in first grade. I have a couple ready to go for the next project playground. The last one I did was the dimensional. I wasn't overly impressed with just the base but WOW! after adding some matting and embellishments and sanding the paper for a more vintage look I am thrilled with how it turned out. I will be putting a couple of these together for project playground too! I can't wait for my order from The Angel Company to arrive. I want to try some of these with TAC paper. Well, it's a beautiful Spring day so I am not going to hold up in the studio but take my daughter to the park and create some more awesome photos to scrap.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Project Playground was great fun on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to all the ladies that came. I can't say I got much done. It was just nice to sit and chat! I did get a few more of my Scrap Wallet Cards ready for sale and have been working on getting the photos ready so I can get them up on Etsy.com Today, I just was so in the mood! I pulled out the book from the library and ended up doing 3 other kinds of mini albums: a paper bag album, matchbook album and ribbon-tied accordion album. These will all be featured at future Project Playgrounds so you can make them too and I may have to get some together to sell as kits and all completed. It was just too much fun! Now I am ready to just be a bump on a log and sit and watch some TV. Time to vegitate before another work week starts. So, I am getting closer to my goal of getting some stuff up on-line to sell. It's all such a process and lots to figure out along the way but I can't wait to be able to share my crafts with more people. I am placing an order this week with TAC if you need anything, let me know. Okay, off to vegitate...
Monday, March 8, 2010
I don't really ever seem to run out of inspiration but when I know I have some of my wonderful friends and customers coming to a Project Playground soon I just go crazy with wanting to create some new things that they will just love. I got my inspiration this time from a book I picked up at the library on mini scrapbooks. I love the concept of mini's because you can usually get them done within an hour or less and the cost is minimal. There are lots of ideas I want to try from this book but I went with a simple accordian album and WOW! I am loving the results. I made them using Miss Moxie and Willoughby Soar With It collections from The Angel Company because of the whole sheet of tag embellishments it comes with. It made it super easy to put together and with all my word stamp sets it was easy finish it off. I have put a couple kits together for the Project Playground so you can make one too. You can also buy a kit and make it on your own time. I will be ordering and making more in all the Soar with it Paper collections which you can see on www.theangelcompany.net Let me know if you would like an accordian album kit and in what paper collection. They will be $9 for the kit or $12 made up and embellished just for you. Project Playground is on Sat March 13th!