Monday, September 27, 2010
I watched a video online awhile ago but cannot remember where and I scraplifted this idea. (I apologize to the original artist!) I loved the idea and sort of remembered how to make it. I changed things up a bit but I like how this book came out. I used grunge for my front and back covers. I used Tim Holtz masks and distress inks to make the main part and then stamped with sepia ink overtop of the mask using a large rubber stamp that has cursive writings on it and Tim Holtz's clock, postage, and numbers inventory stamps. I love the effect it made. All of the inside pages must be double sided paper and were taken from a 12 x 12 KC & Company book named Wild Saffron so that they all coordinated. I simply scored them in half (6 inches) then scored the opposite way at 8 inches and 11 inches. I folded the 8 inches up and the 11th inch score down and then vertically at the 6 inch score. This creates the pocket that holds the tag. I cut the tag using my Gypsy and George and Basic Shapes cartridge. I was able to cut 3 tags out at once. They measure 3 1/2 inch by 7 inches. I purchased a stamp of lines for journaling by Stampology from Hobby Lobby that fit the tag perfectly! I used Karen Foster clear month stickers that I bought at Archivers to label each tag. I also used the other clear stamps that were included as embellishments. I made this with my mother-in-law in mind so that she could write down all the family birthday and anniversaries on the corresponding tag and have a place to store the cards in the pockets. I like the colors of this one since it is more "me" and since it was my trial run I decided to purchase papers that she would like in brighter colors and make her a different one that I shall post at a later date. You only need 6 double sided papers since one sheet creates 2 pages. I am going on a scrapbooking weekend next weekend so I hope to start and finish it then. I used my zutter to bind it and used 1 inch binding because if cards are added you will need the room for the book to expand.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I finally got a Gypsy! Yeah! I had some birthday money so I treated myself and Pat Catan's had it on sale for $97.00! That is unheard of! I wasn't going to pass up that opportunity. The cheapest online Gypsy that I found was $150.00. I was playing around with it and ended up cutting this layout. I just grabbed an extra picture of my third daughter that I had printed in sepia for a different project. I liked the sepia color with the fall colors. I cut the tree from Graphically Speaking at 5 inches, the owl from Gypsy Wanderings at 2 inches, the house from Just Because Cards at 3 inches, the fallen branch was cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 3 inches and the sentiment from Gypsy Font. I don't remember the size of the sentiment. I love welding. I was already familiar with it since I have Design Studio. I watched a lot of Alicia Garcia's videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/scrapperbug2002#p/u/3/TxBo-CUyIcE to learn the basics of the Gypsy. That helped a lot. The dark green paper is just an 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and the pattern paper was from my random stash cut at 2 1/2 inches. I used orange stickles on the owl and rock candy stickles on the windows of the house. I love this picture of my daughter. She was in preschool at that time and after dropping her off I would tell her that I would be seeing her later, hence, "Owl be seeing you." :)
Friday, September 10, 2010
Well, it has been the year of weddings for us. I seem to be stuck on this one design but I like how it turns out. I scraplifted from Robyn at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/. I used the ribbon from the bride's shower favor which is a watermelon shade. I couldn't find that particular shade in my stock of cardstock so I used a shade of pink that compliments it. I love the stamp. I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It is a stamp by Hamptom Art. ( http://www.hamptonart.com/) The inside stamp was bought at Pat Catans. Speaking of Pat Catan, they are having a great sale on cartridges this week. Several different carts are going for $19.97! I did get Storybook for that price. I couldn't resist that price! Back to the card, I punched the silver paper on the inside using Martha Stewart's raindrop punch.