Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pay It Forward

On FB there is a "Pay It Forward" going on. Basically you make five people a gift over the year and send it to them. Well, one of the ladies that posted on my status is in Japan with her family and her DH is away on an assignment and will be missing Valentine's Day :-( So I decided to do a Valentine's Day themed gift for her. I won't get into all the stuff in the box, but I will share the handmade items I made :-)

First, I found this notebook on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $0.71. Ugly right? Right! Browse through the photos and see the Prayer Journal I made her out of it!

Up first is the card:

Here is the prayer journal. I liked her's so much that I made one for me (I posted the one I made for me before). This is the jean pocket off of my daughter's *Justice* jeans. I added the flower and bling to make it even more girly. I found the pencils at like Walgreens and thought they matched well.

Little clipboard that I included an erasable *To Do* list on or she can throw a picture on it.

I am working on two "Pay It Forwards" this week and will get a picture of one of them up as soon as I get it off :-) Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Some Sunday Scrapping

I think my scrap stash threw up on this LO:

I actually really like it! I am one to want to mix and match different lines to give my stuff a unique look 'cause goodness knows I am pages need to be too! LOL!

The following two LOs are done with the new "Sweet Heart" Line from CTMH and I made them for my B.O.M. The journal cards are Hiedi Swap (have had them in my stash for years.....YEARS I tell ya!) I have no clue who the letters are made by, but they are cute....forgot I had them. Insert red face here....Notice the fabric flower? I whipped that up in a matter of minutes!

I think I have scrapped these pictures more than once. I am pretty sure this is the fourth LO I have used them on. I am not an advocate for scrapping the same pictures over and over and over and over again, but I could not get them out of my head with this paper! So, I gave into my desire and scrapped them. Hope no one gets offended by them....

Thanks for looking! :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Making Fabric Flowers

This morning my friend, Tara, enabled a group of us with the following link:

I had to get out and try it at once, so I stopped by a little Quilting store (that I had never been in) and found all of this lovely fabric:

Now, what to do for the sticky circle? I had purchased a double sided adhesive sheet from Oriental trade awhile back (I got the idea from a kit club I belonged and used to design for a few years ago. I had this much left:

I used my circle cutter to make a circle like the one in the tutorial video:

This is my first attempt:

I then attached it to my prayer journal and added two leaves:

The center is a "Prima Center" that I had in my stash. The pocket is actually off of my daughter's old jeans. I have been needing a new prayer journal. I wanted one that could hold my pencils in, so I cam up with the above. I even bought matching pencils. Cute huh?

Thanks for looking! :-D

Monday, January 17, 2011

Five LO that Finished Off 2010!

My intention when I went into my scrappy space yesterday was not to finish off my 2010....but I am sure glad I did! I actually wanted to play with the new Valentine's Day line from CTMH that I had bought. However, once I started putting a few completed LOs I had lying around in the album I realized how close 2010 was to being done. So I created these five LOs to finish it off.

For the last two years I have been scrapping chronologically and putting my album together month by month. Though I like the organization of the albums that way, it really is starting to affect my creative mojo. So, for 2011 I am going to just scrap what I feel like and focus more on the stories behind the photos. I am also going to walk away from my beloved D Ring Binder type albums and go back to the poster bound. The test of time has held up with the poster bound album (especially my CTMH ones) better than the D Ring. I love the connivance of the D Ring, but I have always been less impressed with what it looks like. I want to get back to the story telling of scrapbooking. Maybe scrap less pages, but with more depth. KWIM?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dec. 25 Big Win LO

I got more CTMH today (I am addicted to their new stuff!) and this is one of the workshops I got:

Isn't it pretty? It is Valentine themed and I so could not wait to put together my VDay cards with it. I also picked up the new "Magic" book and all I can say is "WOWZERS"! I found the following LO in it and was totally inspired to create a LO from the sketch using the new Sweetheart Workshop I got. Here is the LO I lifted from the book (I have all of the PP and embellishments for it if I wanted to lift it exactly LOL):

So, that is the LO and I am using the new stuff I got to make it. You would think it would be Valentine day related, but it is not! It is actually Christmas football!

It gets better! Take a look at this bottom flap:

Lift the flap and there you find all of our tickets for the game:

Just goes to show, that even though the kit is Valentine Day themed it can be used on other stuff! I mean go from "girly" to "football" is really versatile! I did use thickers from my stash as well as the poinsettias. I used the poinsettias because I wanted to reflect that it was a Christmas thing! Thanks for looking :-)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New LOs with Wings from CTMH

In my last post I showed you some sneak peaks of some of the new CTMH that will be hitting the market in Feb. Today I am going to show you some of the things that I created with the "Wings" line from CTMH. I am so tickled with what CTMH is coming out with in the next season! They have come up with these kits that are $29.95 and include a step by step guide on making LOs and cards with each kit. I, however, did not use the guide (but I have a ton of product left over I may go to it to finish off what I have). Here is what I came up with:

I made the flower in the lower corner with my circle punch, PP and a brad. I also stamped the two roses that are under it and placed the images on pop dots.

I was originally not going to use this picture with this kit, but when I accidentally set my pictures that I had printed down on top of the "Wings" kit it screamed "USE ME!". Don't you love the alpha? It is called Bohemian and is a lot of fun!

I had to have this adorable white chipboard banner! I made a banner for my scraproom with it....I thought it would use up the rest of my PP from the kit. I was so wrong!

This is hands down my very favorite LO that I have created with "Wings". I used an entire pack of rub ons from MME Laundry Line (thanks Kylie for the inspiration). I then pulled out my all white flowers that I got from CTMH about a year ago and misted them. I stamped the shoe (It is the Jan. stamp of the month), cut it out and covered it in liquid glass.

A quick LO of my son with the "Wings" kit. I was happy it could be used with a boy!

One of the new neatest things CTMH has out are little misting bottles that you mix your reinker, shimmer paint and water in to create your own mist that matches perfectly with whatever LO you are working on. Now, the company does not recommend storing your mist in these bottles because it can clog them up. I have found that they are also a great alternative to my Tattered Angle Mist because a lot of my nozzles on those are clogged! So, what I do is I shake up my TA mist and pour a desired amount into my CTMH mister and mist away. Then, I pour the left overs back into my original TA bottle and rinse my CTMH misters! The CTMH misters are really affordable too! (3 for under $5) If you would like to purchase the "Wings" kit you get one mister with it! :-)
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more LOs and cards with the new CTMH products!