Friday, October 30, 2009

December Daily Album

Happy Wednesday!  I am excited to post about a new project I am working on.  It is a December Daily Album documenting the 25 days up until Christmas.  The idea is Ali Edwards' and you can read about it on her blog here.  I think that this will be a wonderful project that I will cherish years from now.  Now on to the pages I have done so far.

The Cover:
It is the tabbed acrylic pages from Zutter.  On the acrylic I tied a bow with some ribbon I had lying around.  I painted the bare chipboard numbers with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint and because it tends to chip off I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to help it stick and give it some shine.  On the tab I added a little bling.  On the cream cardstock under the cover I stamped the circle with acrylic paint then printed "days of" on the same color cardstock and cut it out and inked the edges.  I stamped "Christmas" with some Studio "G" mini alpha stamps on the same color cardstock and inked the edges of that also.

I havent done page one yet but I am thinking about a red envelope with a christmas card inside.  Not sure...anyways...

Page 2:
I used a transparency frame with a AC Thicker number.

Page 3:
I used an envelope that I learned how to do from Marion at I embossed the tag with snowflakes using bridal embossing powder.

Page 4:
This is a random chipboard tab from my stash.

Page 5:
I used some Making Memories paper with a rub-on number.

Page 6:
This is a page from a $1 scalloped chipboard album.  I cut one side straight and covered in patterned papers.  The back side I stamped brackets with acrylic paint around a scrap of lined paper.

Page 7:
I found these Christmas recipe cards at Micheal's.  This will be a great page for making cookies!  I glued two different ones back to back.

Page 8:
This is a peice of transparency and I glued a patterned paper tree to it.  The number is a felt Thicker.

Well, that is all I have so far.  Its fun to hunt for different things to make the pages out of.  I can see now though that I need bigger rings to bind it with.  Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Long Time No Post

Hey out there in .com land.  It's been a while since I have posted to my blog.  Cheerleading has been consuming most all of my time lately but I have worked on a few projects and have several projects in the works right now.  I was home today with a sick daughter and had some time to watch a few Youtube videos by Angie Juda, aka "chicknscratch".  Love her work.  One video tutorial I loved is her post-it note organizer.  You can see the video here .  Angie's project used post-it notes but I changed it up a little to make it fit a note pad I got from the dollar bins at Target.  Here is my finished project:

I also loved the idea of the Christmas Wish List.  You can see her video here . Here is my finished project.

I used my Cricut Stamped cartridge to cut the title and I made the cards for the inside using MS Word.  Everyone is already filling up their cards.  This will be great to carry in my purse to refer to when people ask what the girls want for Christmas.  Hope you liked the projects!