Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall minibook swap!

I participated in my first mini book swap this fall organized by Stuck On You Sketches blog. The theme was Fall which is what attracted me to the swap, as I adore fall colors!  For this book I used We R Memory Keepers Maple Grove line, just their printed papers and coordinating cardstock.
For embellishments, I used various ribbons, leaves, stamps and buttons. I also sewed on every page! One of the pages is acrylic, so I stamped on the page with Tim Holtz' new leaf stamp set, which I love love love.
But my most favorite embellishments throughout this book are the handmade buttons from Charlene's Button Box. Charlene is local to this area, her buttons are available at the scrapbook store I work at, Scrapaganza or on Charlene's etsy shop. She is a stellar button maker and I was thrilled with her fall buttons, they worked so well with this book! See detail below:
Her buttons really add something special to any project.
Charlene first began selling her buttons last year in the fall, and the "Family" button on the last page here is from one of the first batches of buttons we could buy.
And that's all there is! Thanks for stopping by to look, and thanks to my swap partner for being so patient waiting for this book!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

30 Days of Creativity - Day 19 Family art tray

I made this as a gift for grandma for the holidays this year. That's one down, several more to go. I've vowed to make some gifts this year and I am GOING to do it!  Anyway, this is my first such tray. I think I'd rather do one that has bigger spaces. This was the only one available at the time and it's nice, but it was very hard to work in such small spaces.

I used a couple sheets of paper from the Girls Paperie line that is the Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit this month at Scrapaganza, but nearly all the embellishments are from my stash. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

30 Days of Creativity - Day 18 Carving Pumpkins

This is my last scrapbook page for the Scrappinista Club kit for Scrapaganza! I've done another project with the kit but this is the last page. I'll post a pic of the project later. :) This was a LONG time ago! lol

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

30 Days of Creativity - Day 17 Good Fairy

Here's another layout from the kit from Scrapaganza's Scrappinista club. This layout pulled some stuff from my stash, but not a lot. I used my cricut to cut the circles that I glued around as a border. I noticed when I edited this photo that my borders are not perfectly straight! oh well. :)

I love this idea of being creative every single day, but I realize now that I can't get one of these projects done in a day. So my "30 Days of Creativity" is taking twice as long to complete. :(  Oh well, that's how I roll I guess.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

30 Days of Creativity - Day 16 Digging for Dragons

Hello!  Here's the layout I worked on first this weekend, but only just finished today. This is also from the SSC kit (see previous post) and this layout uses ONLY The Girls Paperie papers and stickers from the Toil and Trouble line. This are pictures from April though, not Halloween pics! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

30 Days of Creativity - Day 15 Off to the Parade

It's the beginning of the month, and that means I'm working on Design Team stuff for Scrapaganza! This month's Scrappinista Scrapbooking Kit is the girls' paperie Toil and Trouble line of papers and embellishments. I L.O.V.E. this line! 

One of the nice things about this line is that you don't *have* to scrapbook halloween costumes. Because face it, not everyone has those pictures. This line is versatile, very versatile. Of course, the layout above is halloween because well... I have lots of pics. LOL!  I actually worked on a non-halloween layout first, but it's not finished yet, so I will post that soon!

LOVE that charm! They come in a package of 6, and 3 are halloweenish, and 3 are more generic. The rosette is also a line embellishment. Not only is it good for pages, but the 6 in the package would have been good for halloween card sentiments.

I'm big into the mists right now, and I can't use kraft paper without misting it. So I used my cricut to cut some bat shapes out of the middle of a 12x12 sheet of thin chipboard, and put it over the kraft paper, then misted with charcoal chalkboard glimmermist. The bats that were cut out of the chipboard were also sprayed till they were covered and I used a couple of them as embellishments.

Thanks for looking!