Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This is such an easy and quick project I almost feel silly posting it. It can also be made with fabric or felt and would be great for a valentines gift for your sweetheart with a mix CD!
First I ran one of the main sheets through the Xyron machine to cover it with adhesive (you can also just use double sided tape or glue). I then attached the ribbon lengths to each end.
Then I secured the other main panel on top. The double thickness not only holds the ribbon, it also creates extra sturdiness to protect the CD.
For a variation, you can also use an jumbo brad and elastic for your closure. A few tips on this are:
Monday, January 26, 2009
Okay, do you ever have one of those great finds that you just want to shout out to the world? Well, today I am gonna! I bought this great I HEART ROBOTS stamp by Sassafras Lass and it is sooooo much fun! For the multi colors effect, you just need to stamp in layers. I have used it on tags, packaging and I am going to use it for an altered journal idea for the kiddos (stay tuned).here on clearance!
I am also LOVING my new Donna Downey stamps, they are like instant works of art!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Hopefully my swap partner will have plenty of photos and/or goodies to fill it up with and I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
So I thought these discussions on Martin Luther King Jr. would be fun to share! The other day when we were driving home from the park, Chase asked if we could see a graveyard (he has been in to ghost stories lately).
So, I took him by our local cemetary. First he asked which grave was Jesus', when I told him Jesus wasn't buried here, he proceeded to ask which grave was for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s. I then told him that Poppa had met Martin Luther King Jr, to which he replied that so had Michelle in his class, who is 5 years old :o)
When I told his teacher, she laughed and told me that when she finished her lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr. she told all the kids that he had been shot and died. All the children were silent and in shock then Chase spoke up, " If he is dead, then why are we celebrating his Birthday?"
Ahhhhh....to be five again!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
What better way to achieve this then to create my own inspiration journal? So, I carved out some time for myself and made one on Sunday. I used a scrap of fabric left over from my Pop Garden Quilt for the cover and I added odds and ends from my crafting collection to the pages. I love that even with no writing yet, the journal already looks full and captivating (and with just one signature so far)! Here are some pictures of the journal and a few of the pages just waiting to be filled:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Imagine my excitement when I discovered she is teaching four classes this month right up the street at Stamping Details! I immediately signed up for my top two and here is what I get to make with her:
This album is an over the top mixed-media experience blending traditional scrapbooking products in uncoventional ways that results in a collected scrapbook of memories that is artistic, personal and rich with vibrant color! I am really crazed by journals and book making right now and this book combines my two favorite materials- fabric and paper.....what more can you ask for!
Thanks to my early birthday present from my parents, I also will be taking her Paint. Watercolor. Doodle Class. This album mixes and matches sizes, shapes, textures, colors, and mediums to create a bold and beautiful hand-painted and collaged mixed media scrapbook. Each page is like a mini-masterpiece and since I haven't used watercolors since I taught preschool, I figure this is a great way to advance to the next level!
Stay tuned for pics, the classes are on the 22nd and 23rd, I can not wait!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
I have just gotten done updating inventory and EVERYTHING in our store is now marked at 40-50% off (mostly 50%) which means HUGE savings for you and more room in my studio for me! Please pass the word, I appreciate all of your support and HAPPY SHOPPING!