Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is one of my table decorations for Christmas. It is actually a box, filled with candy. I'm sorry you can't see the boxiness (I think I may have just made up another word!) of it, but mug shots are not renowned for their depth of field. I downloaded the pattern for my Silhouette, and have made 6 of these little trees.
I was planning on using up some of my Christmas paper from last year, but soon realized that I didn't have enough of any one pattern, so had to go out and purchase more paper, and also the cute little poinsettias. I already had the leaves and twine, and I just punched out the mini tags, and inked them.
Everything is hot glued in place.
It was quite a decision as to what to put in the boxes, originally I thought I might put in chocolate, but I have been informed that 2 of my guests don't care for chocolate. (I know, I couldn't believe it either!) So I have settled for some hard candies, which they can throw in their purse or glove compartment in the car in case they are ever stranded or hungry when out on a shopping trip.
Until next time.....
Thursday, December 8, 2011
So then I thought I'd do a "December Weekly", but now here it is , the 8th already, and I haven't done a thing.
Well, that's not exactly true. I have been working on some Christmas presents, and that has taken a lot more time than I expected. I'd like to tell you what I'm working on, or include a photo or two, but with my luck, one of the recipients would suddenly decide to check out my blog, and the surprise would be ruined.
Who am I kidding? I don't think my kids even know I have this blog. I find my children don't always pay a lot of attention to what I'm doing, which is sometimes a good thing. I can work on projects for them while they are in the house, and they don't even realize what I'm up to.
Anyway, about the December Daily, or Weekly, I guess that's not going to happen this year. Maybe next year. For this year, I'll just cruise the blogs, and ooh and ahh, and get ideas for December 2012.
And I promise, as soon as it's safe to do so, I'll post some pictures of my Christmas Creations.
Until next time....
Monday, November 14, 2011
Anyway, I made this card today for a friend, it's her birthday, and I woke up thinking, "Oh no, I forgot to make a card!"
Until next time...
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Anyway, after packing half my scrapbooking room for a 2 day jaunt into the woods, I realized that I had far too much stuff to carry, and no clear plan on what I was going to do. So I thought, why not work on your Mexico album? It's finished, except for putting in the photos! This will be easy! How many decisions can there be?!
So the rule was, I was going to use only ONE LINE of paper, that being Graphic 45 "Boardwalk", plus cardstock. That was easy to pack. And photos. Look, they are all together in an envelope! Scissors, glue, and a little ribbon. The embellishments were going to be cut out of the Boardwalk paper. I fancied that I might even get the album finished over the weekend!
The album is not finished.
Some of the photos were missing from the envelope. The fussy cutting and deciding of placement of the embellishments took longer than anticipated. There was food to eat, and sleep to catch up on. And magazines to read!
No, the album is not finished. But I did get 4 photo pages done. Shown here is the cover, one of day title pages (There's a funny story there. I made up this album before our trip, knowing what our itineray on the cruise would be, and what ports we would be in.
Until next time...
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Or how about an "Uh-oh!" moment, when you suddenly realize things are not going according to plan, or you've made some blunder that's going to be tough to fix? Well, I had one of those "uh-oh" moments this week with my Caribbean gatefold album.
I was at an all day crop last weekend, and decided to work on the inner pages - "Stop stalling," I told myself, "and just get them done!" I think I may have mentioned that little voice before, and how it's never a good idea to listen to it urging me on to "just" do something. Anyway, I listened to myself, and glued some Bo Bunny paper onto the back of the Websters Pages (sounds crazy I know, but I was trying to tone down the loud patterning on the back of the Websters paper). It looked great. Then, once home, I realized my great faux pas. I had cut the Websters Pages the same size as the back cover. "So?" you ask. Well, I reply, this means the pages won't close as they are going to bump into the wire binding I plan to hold it all together! Now I have to trim off 3/8 " off each page, which is no big deal, except I have to make some decisions about which side to trim.... and you know how I am about decisions. Until I figure out what to do...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Now about that Caribbean gatefold album. I've been PROCRASTINATING AGAIN, looking at my paper, and hemming and hawing about actually putting the pages together. Finally yesterday I said to myself, "Get on with it!" So I covered the front and back chipboard covers with my turquoise pindot paper, forgetting one little detail. The magnetic closure. (The one I spent so much time with, trying to decide just how and where to place it).
Now I must rethink the closure thing. And the next time that little voice in my head tries to hurry me along, I'm going to tell it to take a chill pill!
Until next time...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
It is made with Graphic 45's "A Proper Gentleman" paper, with a swirl stamp from Stampington and Company. The little "Let's Celebrate" tag is a Tim Holtz grunge paper label, that I painted and then stamped.
Happy Birthday, my dear!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This is what the front of the album will look like. Well, not exactly this colour. It's going to be a turquois microdot, and the paper will be mounted on thin chipboard. Also, I hope to actually have the flowers and other embellishments glued on.
The next picture gives you an idea of how the book will open. The two 6"x9" microdot pages will open each side, revealing the large (9x12") main page of Webster's pages. The journalling will be attached to the back of the micodot. When you turn the large page, there is going to be a microdot page attached to the back to give it stability, and tone down some of the Webster's pages. Love the fronts, but I gotta tell you, some of the back pages are kind of LOUD. I thought about having the large pages glued onto chipboard, but I think that will make the album too thick. The large pages will open alternating from the right and left sides of the book.
I am sure this is going to take some tweaking. I may need to trim some of the pages, so they close properly once I bind it. My next task is going to be to glue the Bo Bunny microdot to the backs of the big pages. But first, I think I may need to go out and buy some more glue sticks....
Until next time....
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am very happy to report that my Revelstoke album is now COMPLETE, and I am ready to move on to my NEXT PROJECT, which is going to be a travel journal for an upcoming trip to the Caribbean.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
It has been some time since I posted on this blog, and I wish I could say that I have been hard at work creating some really beautiful things, but unfortunately the truth is I've just been hard at work. And I mean real work, the stuff where I actually get paid to perform tasks I'd rather not.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
One of my co-workers is leaving and I made her this card. I will tell you this is not my design. The stamp is by The Artful Stamper (London, Ontario), and you can see a version of this card on their website. I just added the extra pearls, lace and ribbon.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sadly, February starts in a few days, and that means that all the work I put into January will be for naught, unless I pretend that it is still January for a few days into February. I may have to do that. I'm never quite clear on what day it is anyway.
Until next time....
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
None the less, I am falling behind, and the wonderful pre-inventory/post Christmas SALES I have been frequenting haven't helped one bit. I am gathering more STUFF and wonderful IDEAS, with seemingly less and less time to complete these anticipated projects.
Last night, I went to my first of 4 POTTERY classes. My son gave me these as a Christmas gift, and I must admit I was a little intimidated by the idea of creating something from clay. I was further frightened on the first night by some of the ladies there who had done "wheel work", and were looking for "new ways of creative expression".
But then the instructor rolled out some clay, and brought out some STAMPS and starting stamping images into the clay..... and I felt right at home.
She said we could bring our own stamps from home, but I'm not too sure about getting clay in my precious stamps. We'll have to see. When I get something fired and glazed, I'll post a photo.
Until then, it's back to August....