Hi all! I skipped last week. Sorry! It was a bad week at work I just didn't have the time or the energy to do the blog. I apologize for that. I hope you had a great Mother's Day! I sure did.
Speaking of Mother's Day...a friend of mine is expecting a baby girl and I wanted to make her an album. Jackie and I went to an Embellish It! all-day crop and I found this kit. I knew it would be perfect. I am sharing a lot of pictures but not all of them. I did alter (as I always do) some of the pages to suit me.
It's super cute, and it was super easy. It uses the line from Simple Stories.
Some of the pages are as it, and didn't require embellishments.
I love the colors. It is perfect for a boy or a girl.
It features pages for pictures of the baby at each of the first 12 months. It's super easy for the new mom to add her own pictures.
I am loving the elephant!
I decided the cover needed to be decorated so I used some leftovers to do that.
If you are interested in looking at this kit, or any of the others they have, go to the Embellish It! site. I love her kits, and her crop days are fun!
This was a fun project! A friend of mine gave me some leather, and I knew that I needed to make this. I had some notebooks, and went to JoAnn's and got some more, and made this book. It turned out awesome! The band you see is a loop by Tim Holtz. The attacher is also by him, and the key I used is by Recollections.
I punched holes, two at the top and bottom for the elastics, and one in the middle for the loop closure.
Here is the top view with 6 notebooks of beautiful note taking pleasure.
Here are a couple of the notebooks. They are by Webster's Pages.
They also came out with a plastic pocket, and I put the stickers I had in my stash in them.
It's cute! I love how it turned out, but I think one or two of the books have to go. It is a bit thick, but it is able to accommodate it, which is cool!
I was at Tuesday Morning and found a 12x12" chicken wire square. I brought it home, thinking that I would do something with it...and I did.
I had a frame, and decided on these papers from Graphic 45, and in about 30 minutes created this project.
I love how it turned out! It will look great with a few awesome pictures to adorn it.
I love shopping and finding treasures!
Here is a complete list of the items that I used:
Frame: K & Co.
Papers: Graphic 45 "Communique"
Bling: Eyelet Outlet
Clothes Pins: Recollections
Here's the best part. I had all of the supplies except for the chicken wire in my stash. You just HAVE to have a stash and when the inspiration strikes, you can make beautiful things. That's what I tell my hubby!!
I am a planner and notebook junkie, we all know that. I was at my local Craft Warehouse, and they had a bunch of Carpe Diem planner stuff on sale. I loved the line that The Reset Girl did and I had some of it already. I bought more. Then, while I was at an all day crop with Embellish It! I found a paper pack for the same line. I bought that too. This is what I did with some of it.
I took some of the 12x12 papers, and created covers using my laminator. I backed the paper with some card stock to thicken it up a bit.
Then I simply cut slices up to the holes in the papers, dividers, and die cuts. I used some Happy Planner disks that I had in my stash.
Now I have a hybrid Reset Girl-Carpe Diem/Happy Planner notebook, and it is COOL!
The pages turn excellent on these disks. It worked out better than I had thought.
You may have wondered why I just didn't get the planner that Carpe Diem had. Well, I wanted to try this!!!
I love the colors and the images. I love the vintage style.
I have loved the disk bound ever since I discovered it, and now I love it even more!
My local Michaels was having a huge discount on all dated Happy Planners, getting ready for the new ones to show up. I decided to make a project. I loved the colors in this style, and it matched perfectly with the collection of My Minds Eye papers that I had in my stash.
I didn't need another planner, but I can always use a notebook, so I took out all of the dated pages. Then I cut the 12x12 papers to fit, and adhered them to tiebacks of the dividers. This covered them up, and the COLORS ARE PERFECT!!!
I had some labels from Art C that I used to cover the month names on the tabs. Now I can label them as I need to.
Add in some paper...
...and a pocket or two, and you have a super cool, colorful and wonderful notebook.
I used some of the scraps and my We Are Memory Keepers tab punch and made a page turner.
The notebook turned out FABULOUS! Now to figure out what to do with the blank weekly pages!
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