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!

  Thank you for stopping by! Before you hop along to Heather Dawaelsche, don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog. Now you can head over to Heather Dawaelsche for more Rockin' Reminisce projects! (In case of any glitches you can always go back to the Very First Reminisce Blog Hop entry HERE.