Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Envelope Mini Album

   Recently I have been quite lame and unable to do stairs, and wouldn't you know it my studio is downstairs. I have been trying to work around it. My first greatest stupid attempt was to try to photograph my Fairy Pages book on the patio. The first thing that happened was an errant wind picked up three of them and blew them down into the yard. I waited watching the storm that was brewing for hours waiting for my husband to get home and rescue them. They survived in great shape. I can't say as much for my nerves.
   So I have moved on to another project that I can work on at the island in the kitchen and on the dining room table. This project will not be as messy as many of my projects usually are. All I need is a six pack of envelopes and cards, a stack pack of paper, scor-tape, a paper cutter, a score maker, a couple of paper punches, card stock, stamp pad, a tyvek envelope, and time. Not to mention a great husband. He brought all of these things upstairs for me. The only thing that he wasn't sure of was the paper punches, so he brought up the shoe keeper from behind the door and I picked the ones that I wanted. Then he took it back down and re-hung it for me.

My Collection Of Materials.



Just getting started.  



First of three envelope sections.




First envelope section covered with card stock.


Section shown with pull out card.

   This Mini Album is constructed by making three of these sections and then attaching them together. This looks like another journey project. Now I'm off  to work on more of my little mini album. Which really isn't so little or mini once you see that 4x6 photos will fit without cropping, and there are so many places to put photos.
   I'll be back in a few days with more of this cute little album to show you. So you all come back to see what's next!

Take Care
Kathy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Alligators In The Lake Scrapbook Pages

   Lately I have been doing a lot of ATC's. I really love doing those little cards and doing swaps. Right now ATC swaps are hard for me because they have deadlines that are hard to keep up with. Mom has been bouncing from rehab homes to hospitals for months now. I really enjoy stealing what time I can to work on my paper crafts. I have decided until things are more normal that I will work on scrapbook pages. I have several that I started and left behind to work on other things. Now it is time to go back to scrapbooking for just that reason. There are no deadlines, and you can work on them when you can find time. These are the latest pages that I just finished.


                                                                         Left Side

  
Journaling


                                                                         Right Side

      These pages were all about having fun. Yes, they feature my two cairn terriers. I found the hats at the dollar store. I took them home and added foam teeth and then I took my two favorite models out to the lake to swim.  My husband Mark held Skeeter and Cindy on leashes while I snapped the pictures. I used a photo editing program to remove the leashes from the pictures. The background is water. I really liked the way that it showed reflective light. I cropped and mounted my photos on white glitter paper. Then I randomly cut a blue foil paper with fish swimming and put it at the bottom of the page. Then I cut out grass scrapbook paper with my Silhouette. I then placed it over the blue foil paper. Then I went to the internet and found Peter Pan's croc and decided that he would do as my cartoon alligator. Using my Silhouette I made a print and cut out of him. Next I found the signs and made print and cuts from them. I glued them onto a coffee stirrer making the sign. Then I went back to my computer and opened Word Pad for my journaling. I know that so many just like me, don't really like to do journaling. This was different. I had fun with it. I wrote a newspaper article to tell the story. Within the article I put the four important things. Who, What, Where, and When. I then printed it on copy paper. I used scissors for the ragged torn edge. Then I used chalk to color it, making it look like newspaper. I glued it to a piece of the remaining blue foil paper. Now I placed everything where I wanted it and adhered it to my page. I then cut some fish out of the blue foil paper and put Glossy Accents on them making the matching fish embellishments. I hope that you enjoy these pages.

Take Care
Kathy