Turn Mount Flowers

Hi!  I don’t know if you know what a turn mount is.  It is one of those things that you’ve seen but you really don’t know what it is called.  They can be used with a brad to hold a photo in place.  They are also used on the back of picture frames to keep everything together.  Today I want to show you a page that I did where I used turn mounts to make a flower.  I used them for the petals and leaves.

Sweet baby (me) and flower.

Sweet baby (me) and flower.

I put the turn mounts on to a brad and then put it onto the page.  I did this for the petals.  I then drew a stem and put two turn mounts on a brad and placed it on the paper for the leaves.  Pretty creative idea.

Hope your day is awesome!

God bless!

I Love Pinterest!

This morning I was glancing at some Pinterest ideas and found an idea for gift wrap that could easily be used for scrapbooking.  I had to give it a try.  It involves a stamp pad (I sure am stamping a lot more than I use to) and a pencil with an eraser (thought one of those would be easier to find – I ended up with an erasable colored pencil).  It is just making plain paper (cardstock) into polka dotted paper.

All you do is use the eraser as a stamp.  Very easy.

I used a Color Box Cat's Eye stamp.

I used a Color Box Cat’s Eye stamp.

Stamping my page with the eraser.

Stamping my page with the eraser.

The finished page.

The finished page.

I thought that I could also use those chunky pencils that young kids use to make bigger dots.  Just a thought.

If you haven’t checked out Pinterest give it a try.

God bless!

 

 

Adding a Cool Factor

Yesterday I used a stapler to add a little embellishment and to attach some things to my page.  Today I am using a scrapbooking stapler – it is called a Fastenater – on my page.  The staples are more cool than a regular stapler.  I’ve had this tool for several years.  To be honest it sometimes gets forgotten and doesn’t get used for awhile.  I do like it.

The Fastener and some different staples that I have for it.

The Fastenater and some different staples that I have for it.

One of the things that I really like about the tool is it has a long reach – like the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite.  The household stapler I have only has a small reach.  The staples to the Fastenater come in different colors or sayings.  Some of the word are family, vacation, sun, surf, boy, girl…..  There are also some that just have some designs on them.  A nice touch.

My bro and mom at Daytona Beach.

My bro and mom at Daytona Beach.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

Another Idea to Attach Embellishments

Hello to all of my faithful friends.  I wanted to show a way to use something that most of us have around the house to attach embellishments and in a way it becomes an embellishment.  Most of us own a stapler.  It is becoming very common to staple journaling tags and even pictures onto layouts.  I don’t think there are any explanations needed because we have all used a stapler.  Here is my layout.

My boy turns 12!

My boy turns 12!

I bought the pendant border.  It had a couple of stickers on the back.  The staples on each side do secure it a little but their main function is as an embellishment.  I also stapled on the green flowered paper on the left upper side of the picture.  It is only attached by the staples.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

Fun Friday Pages

Do any of you remember the theme song to the television show “Happy Days”?  Sunday, Monday, happy days.  Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days.  Thursday, Friday, happy days.  Weekend comes, hi, ho, hum, …..That song pops into my head a lot when I think of the weekend.  I also loved the theme song to “Laverne and Shirley”.

I hope everyone had a great week.  I sure had a fun week scrapping and trying new ideas.  Here are some of my completed pages that I did after the pages I already posted.

My son, Ben, graduating from high school.

My son, Ben, graduating from high school.

Chad (talking with Joe) and Tim dancing after graduation.

Chad (talking with Joe) and Tim dancing after graduation.

Ben and his buds from his teen years.

Ben and his buds from his teen years.

The boys getting ready to go to Royal Rangers.

The boys getting ready to go to Royal Rangers.

Celebrating the 4th in Belle Plaine.

Celebrating the 4th in Belle Plaine.

Hope your weekend is a happy one!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

Layering

My friend Terri sent me this page that she had completed.  It was of Terri, Jaynean, and me – three high school buddies – spending time together.  In one of the pictures it shows when we went to the play “Nine to Five” last summer.

High School Friends.

High School Friends.

What she did was pick a background page and then use lots of layers of different papers.  She said she tried to use colors in the pictures to pick the layers that she used.  She tore part of the paper and put a lot of fiber on the tag to add texture to the layout.  What a fun, creative page.  Thanks, Ter.

Hope your day is absolutely fantastic!

God bless!

That is a “Twine” Idea (III)

I’m really into using the twine/string.  This will probably be my last installment (for awhile) but this was so cute and versatile I just couldn’t pass it up.  First I cut two 3″ circles.  They were both out of cardstock but I wish I would have made one out of regular paper. The first one was for the actual embellishment I was making.  The other was for measuring where to put my notches.  It would have been easier if the measuring circle was not so thick.

So…. one of the circles was out of scrap paper.  That circle I folded into fourths.

I lined up the folded circle onto the back of the circle I was going to use.

I lined up the folded circle onto the back of the circle I was going to use.

I placed it on top of the back of the circle that I am using for the embellishment.  I then put a dot (notice the gold dot) where the center of the circle was and on both sides on the outer edge.

I then unfolded the white paper one fold so 1/2 of the circle was showing.  I placed it on top of the blue paper.  I placed a gold dot on the outer edge of the blue paper .

The scrap paper is now unfolded 1/2 way and I placed a dot on the outer edged of the blue paper.

The scrap paper is now unfolded 1/2 way and I placed a dot on the outer edged of the blue paper.

I then moved the white paper around so that I could mark a total of eight dots evenly on the outer edge.

Once I knew where I wanted them placed I punched 1/2 of a hole using my small hole punch.  The best way to make sure I was punching the hole in the right place was by turning the punch upside down and looking for the gold dot through the hole on the bottom of the punch.  Once it was there I pushed making sure I was only making 1/2 a hole on the outside edge of the paper.

Placing the punch upside down and finding the dots inside the hole on the bottom of the hole punch.

Placing the punch upside down and finding the dots inside the hole on the bottom of the hole punch.

The circle with all of the 1/2 holes punched on the edge.

The circle with all of the 1/2 holes punched on the edge.

After all the holes were punched I place a glue dot in the center on the back of the blue paper.  I then pushed a piece of twine into the glue dot and started wrapping it around the circle.  I had the twine pass over one notch and then went and wrapped it over the notch directly across from it.  I then went to the notch across and right beside the one I already covered.  I did this until I passed over every notch and then pressed the end of the twine into the glue dot on the back.

The embellishment with the twine wrapped around and secured on the back.

The embellishment with the twine wrapped around and secured on the back.

Once this step was finished I put some brads on the front and then finished my page.  I really liked the results.  This idea can be used for flowers, tires, awards, and a lot of other things.

Tim, spring 2011.

Tim, spring 2011.

Have a fantastic hump day!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

This is a “Twine” Idea (II)

We made it past Monday, let’s have a terrific Tuesday!  On yesterday’s post I showed how to wrap twine/string around cardstock/paper so that it won’t slip.  Today I want to show another way to have the twine/string stay in place without using adhesive.

My son and some of his best buds.

My son and some of his best buds.

All I did was to take a small hole punch but only punch about 1/2 of the circle on each side of the item to be embellished.  Once the string is tied there is no way it will slip.  The small 1/2 circle is hardly visible.  Just a quick easy way to make scrapping simple and fun!

God bless you and your family!

This is a “Twine” Idea

A lot of the professional scrappers have been using string/twine on their scrapbook layouts recently.  I have been wanting to add it to my layouts and so I finally did on this one.  I made a tag to put the twine on.  The way I made it ensured that it wouldn’t slip down.

The last soccer picture I will scrap until the next soccer pictures are taken.

The last soccer picture I will scrap until the next soccer pictures are taken.

I wrapped the twine around several times and tied a bow.  I then trimmed the ends.  I put the picture on a black piece of cardstock and then trimmed a portion of the picture away so that the background paper (soccer field) would show.  The part I trimmed was unnecessary.  I then added a sticker and called it finished.  I did a really good job in making this a unique sports page.

Bless you and yours day!

Fun Friday Pages

Oh, the weekend is arriving!  I love me a weekend.  It’s like a mini vacation with my family.

Here are a few layouts I’ve put together this week.  I am focusing a lot on Tim’s school/sports pictures but I am almost caught up with those and just a handful of other childhood pages for his scrapbook and then on to other things.  Please bear with me.  🙂

Tim - 5th grade - uniform pic.

Tim – 5th grade – uniform pic.

Tim's 5th grade class in their dreaded uniforms.

Tim’s 5th grade class in their dreaded uniforms.

Tim in a much more "cool" outfit.  ;)

Tim in a much more “cool” outfit. 😉

Family times rock!

Family times rock!

My brother, Jeff.  I'm not sure of any details so I left a little room for journaling on the tag.

My brother, Jeff. I’m not sure of any details so I left a little room for journaling on the tag.

Have a blessed, creative weekend!