Friday, August 29, 2014

Fall Cards

So after making my altered burlap canvas projects I was in the mood for fall, not that I am rushing for it to get here post haste but just enjoying the approaching cooler weather along with the lush colors it brings.

With said mood in tact I proceeded to make a few cards; of course I will confess I also had in my hot little hands a couple of 6x6 paper pads from Teresa Collins. She was actually my very first scrapbooking celebrity that I met when I took a class way back when Creating Keepsakes first started CKU and she was teaching for Ranger...I least I think it was for Ranger it was eons ago and my memory is not nearly as good as it used to be. She really is a very sweet person and I do love her style so always excited to see what's new in her releases and was very delighted with her new products.

Wow so did not mean to ramble..any hoo here are a few cards







Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Altered Burlap Canvas continued

So if you happened to come by on Monday you know that I altered a burlap canvas for my dd and today I am showing mine.

Very similar to my dd's. I also popped the letters up and added some flowers as well as a few other items. The pattern paper is from Papertrey Ink.



 
While at Michaels I also picked up a great little piece of small luggage that I am in the midst of turning into a mini graveyard scene for my dd. It's a bit of a challenge but so far it seems to be coming around. I hope to have it done by next week to show you. As of this moment I need to figure out what I need to do to my miniature people to make them look like zombies. Believe it or not that is one area I know nothing about (Zombies) so need to get some assistance from my ds. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Altered Burlap Canvas

Happy Monday everyone I hope you enjoyed your weekend and more importantly I hope you enjoy your long weekend coming up. For me it will be a 4 day weekend and I am looking forward to it. No plans as of yet but I have enough ideas in my head and written down to keep me busy.

For today I am showing you an altered canvas or burlap canvas that I bought at my recent trip to Michaels. I spied these and they came in a dual pack and I thought perfect one for me and one for me dd.



I am showing hers first. Definitely wanted to do an Autumn theme here since neither her nor I have too much to display for just Fall.

I took some letters that I cut with my all time favorite QK font, Diesel. They are such a nice big block letter and I popped them up with foam pop dots which were then glued to the burlap with my trusty glue gun.  I also wanted to add a bit of cursive writing so I used my silhouette for that.


And decided a an array of fall flowers, since those reds, oranges and yellows definitely ooze fall and added some gold tulle plus a few sprigs of fall items .
 

All in all it only took me about an hour and I think it turned out pretty darn good if you ask me. Now come back on Wednesday and you can see what I did for mine.


Friday, August 22, 2014

More Snack Bags

If you remember my previous post on these Reusable Snack Bags I decided to make some for the grandbabies. I must say I wanted some cute kid type fabric but when you are buying remnants you are reduced to whatever is available, which was mostly pink girl themes so I did the next best thing and found some colors that reminded me of summertime.

I used the last of my waterproof fabric which was white so there isn't anything special about the inside, thus the lack of photos. But I did readjust my overall size so they would be more suitable for a child.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More Project Life - Momo

It's interesting that with Houdini and her color grey I can pretty much choose almost any color to do her PL pages but Momo being the calico I find drawn to the brown, blacks and orange colors since that is what she primarily is along with some white.

I choose to use a ring binder album vs the PL albums since I can use a variety of page protectors.
I also find I don't take quite as many photos of Momo as I did Houdini, partly I think because she spends more time with my ds and secondly it's like having your second child there always seem to be more pictures of the first born than the rest of your kids.

This is the very first page

 





Monday, August 18, 2014

Project Life - Houdini

Well it's been awhile and thought I would finally get around to updating some of my project life pages.
 
First off will be Houdini pages. After all I started her book before Momo's. Using a mix of cards. The rainbow card was a freebie from Papertrey Ink and thought the quote fit perfectly with the photo of Momo trying to be Houdini's buddy. Thank goodness for her persistence because Houdini eventually came around to her.
 


 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Inspirational Cards

After completing one card for the Feed Your Craft board, I couldn't stop since I was really really inspired by both the colors and the image we were given (Thank you Elise).

Here are two more cards that I created for the challenge. I think in hindsight on the second card I should have shrank the image so it made a smaller background but I hate to waste supplies especially printer ink and cardstock so eh I worked with it.
 

 
And here is the inside. Sorry for the bad image, it was getting dark and I am too lazy to setup my light set for pictures.