Bossy Fun and Time with a Great Friend

It is always fun to get together with friends and scrapbook.  Diana and I got together last week and created like crazy while watching the 25th Anniversary edition of Phantom of the Opera.  Here are a couple layouts I did that night which includes one I made for the Bossy Scrapper.  I realized after I took these pictures today that I spelled "Mommy's" wrong on the first layout.  At least it will be an easy fix.  :)

This page I did a couple weeks before that but just never posted.  :)


Wall Hanging

OK, so this is not how this started but that is the beauty of it all.  You can make anything you want and you can be as creative as you want.  :)  I started this project about five or six months ago.  I wanted a wall hanging above my TV in the living room and had an entire wall to work with.  In the process I found a frame I loved and shoved it in the middle.  Here it is.


Busy But Still Crafting

Since school started this year I have been soooo... busy.  But with everything going on I have still been crafting.  Cards, birthday banners, party favors, congratulation banners...I have had tons of fun. 


Our Disney Big Book

When it comes to fun vacations and photo spots Disneyland is one of the most photogenic places you can go.  We were only there four days but I took tons of family photos.  Projects as big as this one can be a little intimidating.  This style of scrapbooking allows you to scrapbook a ton of photos and tell many stories really quickly.

This album holds over 225 photos, has over 76 pages and then has tons of memorabilia packed in there as well.  I decided that for this trip I would try my hand at the "Project Life" style of scrapbooking with altered page protectors.  I had a ton of fun stamping journal cards, cutting page protectors and using tons of washi tape.  I also loved sewing Thickers to Project Life dividers.

I used two different lines of papers to make this album.  October Afternoon's "Holiday Style" and Echo Park's "Season's Greetings."   I plan on making my December Daily album in this style this year.  It was that much fun. 


Bossy Scrapbooker

My friend Diana and I decided to Facetime challenge each other to create a project using supplies that we love but don't use often enough.  We had a ton of fun.  This is what I came up with.

Challenge #1: Make a card using: 
-paper from My Minds Eye's Away We Go 6x6 paper pad
-banner dies from My Favorite Things
I ended up using my flip die and adding a Pebbles stamp, Lawn Fawn stamps, Technique Tuesday stamps, Doodlebug buttons, Studio Calico wood vernier shapes, and twine to the mix. 

Challenge #2:  Make a layout using:
-three different pattern papers from My Mind's Eye's Away We Go 6x6 paper pad
-Papertrey Inks Label and Die set

We had a ton of fun challenging each other to do somthing different.  Thanks Di.  I hope we do this again.

Wedding Wall Hanging

It has become a tradition for me to give name wall hangings to couples at weddings and babies at showers.  This time I tried something new and tried the subway art style of using vinyl lettering to make this board.  It turned out really cute.  Basically you paint the board one color, lay down a layer of vinyl, then paint the next color and lay down another layer of vinyl and then paint the entire board a final time.  After it dries, you remove the letters to show the colors underneath.  After I finished I sanded the sign to make it look a little older than it was and added some bling.  It really turned out nice. 


Flip Scrapbooking Easter Page

I have been loving all the Sizzix Flip It cards that have been coming out lately.  The idea that you can make such an interactive card was interesting to me.  Being the scrapbooker that I am, I couldn't help but wonder if you could have the same effect on a scrapbooking page.  It was a lot of fun and it works!

I love this Heidi Swapp No Limits line of papers.  The colors of deep orange and the dark blues was wonderful.  I used a No Limits Memory File Folder to create the flip in the middle and to create a wonderful background for the rest of my photos.  Being a file folder it was just the right weight of paper to hold the flip part of this page.  I also used the Heidi Swapp stamps, pennant, and banners.  The letter stickers are by Making Memories.  The stars are punched from a Starbucks cup insulator.  The washi tape is made by SMASH. 
Open up the folder and pull the tab that says "open and pull" and the circle in the middle flips showing you the photos of my kids making faces.
Then, if you open up the file folder I have placed pictures on the inside as well.  
Tons of fun.  I really enjoyed creating this page.


Kids Star Rewards Chart

I was looking for a good way to reward my kids for what they do good everyday.  I decided on a star chart.  The kids need to finish all the chores for the day to get one star.  They will move their task from the box on the right to the space under their name on the the left as they complete each task.  At the end of the day if they do them all they get a star.  Five stars and they will get a prize off of the prize list.  I also gave the kids two tasks that are a little more of a challenge for them.  They are "Bonus Stars."  Anytime they finish a bonus task they automatically get a star for their bonus star line.  Five Bonus Stars equal a prize from the prize list.
The chart is made from my favorite paper line of all times-October Afternoon's Rocket Age.  The stars are die cut from Starbucks insulators.  (I save all of mine.  I use them all the time.)  The letter stickers are Thickers from American Crafts.  I also used stamps from Lawn Fawn.


Craft Warehouse Guest Designer California Mini Album

I am thrilled to design for Craft Warehouse!  I love Craft Warehouse.  They not only sell crafting products but they sell inspiration that sparks my creativity.  Just walking into their store is a wonderful experience for me.
I am excited to show you my Craft Warehouse inspired mini book today.  This project was a ton of fun.  I had a blast spraying and staining Heidi Swapp Color Magic papers and Banner Delights with all sorts of Studio Calico Mister Huey's Sprays and Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  There is nothing like being able to create your project not only in design but being able to style and dye your own paper to go with it.  I also used the Canvas Corp 6x6 Stitched Book.  It's thick canvas pages and the design of the book was so much fun to alter and play with.  I enjoyed this project from start to finish. 


For a tutorial video explaining how I made this album and a full flip through tour visit Craft Warehouse's Blog.