Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Class of 2011 Autograph Book

Reminisces Graduation Celebration 2011 paper collection was used to create this autograph book. Using some corrugated cardboard, I tore off some of the top layer, then applied distress stain (dusty concord) to bring in our school color.  I also stained the border strip off the 'I Made It' paper. The dream is stamped, embossed, cut out and stained. The chipboard quote is perfect! Added a tassel, a few flowers, a 3D cap sticker from last years stash, a BHS brad, then it was all ready to put together.  The inner pages are 6x8 index cards, (lined on one side only) used the Cinch and added some ribbons! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Mom

Since my mom always has her cards up for months, I decided to give her a little something that won't be outdated on fathers day! I used a 6x12 canvas, and patterned papers from Reminisce In Bloom collection. Cover the front of canvas using Colors of Spring, paper punch strips of  Power of Flowers and creasing them to wrap around to the back of the canvas. I used Beacons 3 in 1 for adhesive, then I cut 2-'M's out on the cricut utilizing the shadow feature. Then I fussy cut two alike flowers flowers from The Power of Flowers, gave them texture by dry embossing, a little ink, tied a knot in the end of some twine, put through the flower center and I had a O.  Die cut a butterfly and fussy cut a lavender flower from Colors of Spring for a little more dimension a beautiful poem a few embellishments and something my mom can enjoy for a long time!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter!

I would like to introduce my niece Guinivere, shortened to Guin.  She had a wonderful time at the park with the Bunny!  The Bunny and grass areas are 3D, you can't really see that in the picture but it made a big difference in the finished layout. When the Bunny and grass were just paper the layout looked top heavy and I didn't want to remove the trim. I used some smooch, stickles and gel pens on the flowers and eggs!

I doubt my husband will recognize this bucket, it came with chili cheese fries. Of course I had to save the cute bucket they came in, he rolled his eyes I'm sure! I just covered it with paper and put the Chick stickers on the inside rim of the bucket. I used the tweet tweet border sticker on the outer rim of the bucket, some ribbons and egg stickers on the front, super fast and fun!

The last item I have to share with you today is a gift bag. This is another fun and easy project, I traced a gift bag template, (I had to add some cardstock to the bottom of the Easter paper so that I would have flaps to fold for the bottom of the bag) then I cut out another Bunny, (just his hands and head) and used pop dots to attach him.  Then painted some chipboard banners, cut the sticker sayings apart so they made statements about the egg hunt, used smooch on some thin dowels to put it them all together. 

Keep watching I have a two page layout idea using more of the wonderful Easter items from Reminisce!! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tim Holtz Ring Binders

Tabletop albums can now be made with new Tim Holtz Ring Binders!!  Yes, I went and bought some already, there are even different sizes. No more waiting for my hubby to dismantle a 3x5 index card holder!! New ideas are starting already!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Being in the spotlight, I turned this Reminisce paper upside down!  This mini album cover started out as a birthday card, it was too cute not to make into an album to hold all those pictures from the circus!! I used canvas painted red and white then pieced into a big top. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reminisce Blog Hop

Welcome to the Very First Reminisce Blog Hop! If you've just arrived from Shelly Maxwell you are in the right place. If not, I'm glad you found us today! You can visit the Reminisce blog for the complete list of details and blogs that are participating and play along. We have some fantastic prizes you can win too! The blog hop starts today, March 9th, and runs through Midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th. To have a chance to win a prize, just leave a comment at each stop and then a comment on the Reminisce blog telling us about your blog hop experience. (Please be sure to use exactly the same name in each comment). Then return to the Reminisce blog on Tuesday, March 15th and find out if you've won!

The following pictures are for what I call a tabletop album, I saw a picture of something like this last year and I had to come up with a way to to make it.  Here it is, I bought a tabletop picture frame, took it all apart and used the cardboard backing, the part that will allow it to sit up-right on a table.  Then I bought a 3x5 index- card book, the kind with the metal mechanism that opens, my loving husband pounded out the rivets holding the metal part to the plastic. I just used brads to attach the mechanism to the card board piece that I had already covered with paper.  Then I just made little pages to go on the rings and decorated it all up using the Monkey Adventures line since it was so fitting for our trip!  On the paper  for the skiing pictures I put a little snow writer on some of the trees to make it even more fitting. In the word Colorado I used the I-top tool for the 'O' well I actually didn't use the tool, my hands are too small to use the tool. So I just put a thin piece of adhesive on the brad, lay my paper on it, give it a lite spray of water to help reduce the 'fold' marks and then folded everything to the back and squeezed the back piece on, works much better that way for me!

The next item I would like to share is for the pictures I have received from graduates over the years. What to do with them after they come off the refrigerator!  I used a manila folder, cut off all the tabs, scored one more time on each side and then once about 3-4 inches from the bottom. I used Graduation Celebration to cover the folder and the chipboard quotes are perfect for embellishing!  I know I have more pictures of Grads somewhere and I have plenty of pockets to put them in when I find them!

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