Happy Easter

Hello and happy Good Friday.  Normally on Fridays I have my Fun Friday Pages post.  Today I wanted to change it up because it is Good Friday and my last post before Easter.  I wanted to scrap an Easter page.

This page will SO impress my friend Terri.  She loves it when I repurpose and she has been trying to get me to use paint cards (the ones from all stores that sale paint) because they are FREE.  I actually saw this idea in the HGTV magazine this morning.  It wasn’t for scrapbooking (just general Easter decorating) but us scrappers take ideas from EVERYWHERE.

What I am creating with the paint cards is an Easter Egg banner.  I cut the “eggs” using an oval punch.  It was 2″ at it’s longest point.  I cut an egg that included two colors and the white strip in between.  After cutting the eggs I punched two small holes in the top of each egg.  I used a hole punch that punches two at a time (mainly used for button holes).  I then threaded twine through the eggs.  To hang the banner I added two bunny eyelets to the top of my page.  I put each end of the twine through an eyelet and taped it with washi tape on the back of the page.  I did adhere the eggs to the page with a bit of adhesive.

The cousins showing off their home made Easter (I love Jesus) t-shirts.

The cousins showing off their home made Easter (I love Jesus) t-shirts.

I cut the four pictures out with a square punch – always turn the punch over to see what you are cutting when cutting pictures.  I mounted the pictures on white card stock with a small gap between.  I then used a little ink on the outside of the white cardstock and then mounted that on Easter egg paper.  I then adhered the Easter paper, cardstock and pictures onto the pink background paper.  I drew some lines using a stencil.  I love the zig zag lines.  Reminded me of Easter eggs.  I then journaled and added a couple of stickers.  So cute!

I hope you remember the true reason behind Easter.  I love it when my pastor says, “He is risen”.  Then the whole church replies, “He is risen indeed”.  Gives me goosebumps.  Don’t forget how much he loves you.  He died for you (and me).  🙂

God bless!

Peek a Boo

Today I want to show a technique that uses an Exacto knife – scary.  I haven’t used mine much and need to develop the skill.  This is as simple as it can get – straight lines.  What I want to do is cut two sides of a triangle on my background page and then fold it to the front and have another paper peeking through.

So…first I find the paper I want to use for the background.  I then need to know how big my triangle will be.  I decided to make a square with a punch (using fairly heavy cardstock scrap).  I then turned my background paper over and decided where to put the triangle – I decided to make two triangles.  I drew two lines for each triangle and then (the paper is on top of a cutting mat) cut the lines with my Exacto knife.

Drawing on the two lines for each triangle cut out.

Drawing on the two lines for each triangle cut out.

Cut the lines (mine aren't perfect for sure).

Cut the lines (mine aren’t perfect for sure).

Then, turning the paper over I folded the triangles forward.  To make sure I got an even fold I put my ruler where I wanted the fold to be.  Worked out perfectly.

Folding the triangles forward.

Folding the triangles forward.

This is where I found out I made an error.  I drew the lines in ink and didn’t think about it showing when I folded it forward.  I found a solution.  That is why I glued the blue star paper on to the folded triangles.  Next time I will use a pencil.  To get the right size star paper I punched a square with the same punch I used earlier and then I cut the square in half.  I then used a bone folder to give the triangle a strong fold.

Giving the triangles a strong fold with the bone folder.

Giving the triangles a strong fold with the bone folder.

I glued some paper behind the triangles and then put metal number stickers on top of the paper.  I then finished my page.

Sam and Les being goof balls.

Sam and Les being goof balls.

Turned out cute and it was a learning experience.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

Retro Trend Gone Big

Today I had a change of plans.  I was going to create another layout and get it ready to post but I had a change of heart.  I went to Michaels to return an item and saw packages of Polaroid frames.  These frames make the pictures look like real Polaroids.  I guess the main differences between today’s frames and the ones I used on yesterday’s layouts are the size (today’s are bigger and the size that I remember Polaroids being) and the color (today’s are plain white – just like Polaroids were).

These frames were $1.99 but the package only included six.  They are sturdier than the frames I used yesterday.  They are by the company Recollections – which permeates Michaels stores.

Preparing to wrestle each other.  ;)

Preparing to wrestle each other. 😉  This paper came already embossed.  I didn’t sand it or anything (kind of wished that I would have).  

Hope you enjoy this trend as much as I am.  Tomorrow I will create the layout that I intended for today.

God bless!

 

Retro Trend

Polaroid pictures are old school, right?  Well, a new trend in scrapbooking is to make your pictures look like Polaroids or faux Polaroids.  In my case I am going for the faux Polaroids.  While at Archiver’s (only been there twice but I love that store) I found a package of 15 Frames by Studio Calico.  They are cutsie faux Polaroid frames.  They are pretty small so I really had to cut my 4″x6″ photos down.  The package of 15 were $4.99, so a little pricey but so very cute.  Here is the layout I completed using three frames – have a lot left for future projects.

My cutie pie nephew, Joe.

My cutie pie nephew, Joe.

The frames don’t have any adhesive on them so I did apply the adhesive before sticking them on my pictures.

Besides my nephew, Joe, another thing I love about these pictures are seeing my dad’s old truck.  He loved that thing.

Until tomorrow….

God bless!

LOL

I ordered a new t-shirt and it has arrived.  It has to do with my love for scrapbooking.

I'm making my problem known.  ;)

I’m making my problem known. 😉

I really like it!  They have a lot of cute shirts.  I have bought a couple for me before and a couple for a few friends.  The company I got them through is called Two Chicks Designs.  They make t-shirts for other crafts, too.  If you are patient they have a lot of sales.  Make sure you get on their emailing list.  I believe this shirt was $12.00 (maybe $12.99) and the shipping was free, too.  Also, if you do social media, you can like them on Facebook and hear about their specials and new designs, too.

Hope your Monday is not mundane!

God bless!

Fun Friday Pages

Another blessed Friday.  A few of our trees are in bloom with beautiful flowers.  Down the street is a Tulip tree heavy with flowers.  Beautiful!  I love this time of the year – and it only gets more colorful for quite some time.

I have a few pages for your viewing.  I’m scrapping a lot of graduation pictures.  How many different takes can I do on that?  We will see.  It won’t be long until I am through and moving on.  By the way, there were a lot of pictures that were “almost” duplicates that I passed on to family members.  So….even though you may feel you are being overwhelmed with graduation pictures just remember – it could have been worse.  😉

Sam marching to the music.

Sam marching to the music.

It is official!

It is official!

Some of the family members in attendance.

Some of the family members in attendance.

A Christmas picture with a recycled Christmas card (I even included the inside script).  Thanks, Bonnie

A Christmas picture with a recycled Christmas card (I even included the inside script). Thanks, Bonnie

One of my friends pages.  Very simple but very nice. Thanks for Sharing, Theresa.

One of my friend’s pages. Very simple but very nice.
Thanks for sharing, Theresa.

I sure hope your weekend is fun filled and safe!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

Pinning a Few Tags

I’ve been looking at ideas that I have pulled out of magazines and books.  When at The Container Store last weekend I found a package of mini clothes pins.  I have seen them used in a lot of layouts but I had pulled a page out of a magazine that I really liked.  That is what this page is based on.

My finished page of my awesome kid.

My finished page of my awesome kid.  

To make the tags I found some big letters that I already had.  I then inked around the tags using the technique of applying the ink directly from the ink pad to the tag.  I added some washi tape.  In the journaling tag I used it had some ribbon/tape pieces at the bottom that were cut in a “v”.  I duplicated that with the washi tape.  I journaled on the jouraling tag and called them complete.  I found a piece of ribbon and attached it with my Fastenater to one side of the layout.  I then weaved the tags onto the ribbon and attached the ribbon to the other side of the layout.

I then adhered my picture (already matted) to the layout and then put a small amount of adhesive on the back of the tags so that they would stay where I liked them.  I added the darling mini clothes pins to the top of the tags where it looked like they were holding the tags to the ribbon.  Finally, I added some washi tape to both sides of the layout and three clips on the bottom side of the matted picture.  This turned out awesome – just like my son!

I hope your Thursday is tremendously terrific!

God bless!

Tag – That’s It

You guessed it.  Today’s layout involves tags.  I saw this page idea in an old crafting magazine.  I had cut it out and put it in my ideas folder.  Of course, with almost every idea you add your own twist to it.  Here is my version:

Tim, looking cool!

Tim, looking cool!

In order to create this page I took a piece of cardstock and cut off a small amount from the top – probably about 1/2″.  Then I placed it on my magnetic cutting mat and then I placed a tag on the top so that it hung over the edge approximately 1/2″ (I wanted the top of my layout to be tags and not cardstock).  I drew a line all the way across using my magnetic ruler and aligning it along the bottom of the tag.  Then I adhered tags all the way across the page, lining them up with the line I had drawn.

Then I placed another tag where I wanted it to be at below the first layer.  I wanted the tag to partially cover the first tag.  I then drew another line using the magnetic ruler as a guide.  When placing the tags I wanted to stagger them.  So, I started some rows with part of the tags off the page.  I then turned the paper over and cut off the part of the tag that was hanging over the edge.  I did the same thing on the other side of the page when I was finishing up the row of tags.

I made four rows of tags – all of them overlapping each other.  I mostly had plain manila tags but I did add a few decorative ones in the layout.  After all of my ducks (tags) were in a row I trimmed off the bottom of the page to make it 11″ so it would fit perfectly in my album.

My background page before adding pictures and decorations.

My background page before adding pictures and decorations.

So, finally added my picture, stickers, journaling and of course washi tape.

I REALLY like this page.

Have a wonderful day!

God bless!

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Mickey

I thought of this idea yesterday while working on another layout.  I wanted to start it right then but I was out of time.  I, with my middle aged brain, knew I would forget about it over the course of 24 hours so I laid out the circle punches I would need to jog my memory.  It worked!

I cut 3 circles with my punches.  Two were 1 1/2″ and one was 2″.  I laid them on top of a piece of cardstock that I was using for the layout.

Mickey!

Mickey!

I then used my red glimmer spray by ditto.  I sprayed around the circles I had arranged into the shape of Mickey Mouse.

Mickey after I painted and then pulled off the black circles.

Mickey after I painted and then pulled off the black circles.  It was still wet.

I then pulled off the black circles (carefully lifting them up and not dragging them across).  I let the page dry while I completed some errands.

*If I had to do it again I would have attached the circles with removable adhesive.  They started curling up when I started squirting the spray on.  Live and learn.

After the page was dry I added the schedule that Tim followed while at Disney.  Love to get creative!

BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!

BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!

God bless!

 

Washi Diagonals

Hi, everyone!  As you can see today’s post is about my new favorite scrapping medium – washi tape.  I’m afraid you are going to see many more posts with washi tape so I hope you like it as much as I do.  If not – please bear with me.

Like I said, I am using washi tape for today’s layout but ribbon could also be used.  The reason I love washi tape is it is so easy.  I am all about easy considering how behind I am in scrapbooking.  What I decided to do was to create diagonal stripes, using washi tape, across my cardstock.  To do this I turned my cardstock at a diagonal, on my magnetic cutting mat, and using the magnetic ruler I drew a line every one inch down the paper.

My paper with the lines drawn.

My paper with the lines drawn.

That was the hard part (so you know it is a pretty easy layout).  Then, I found the washi tape I wanted to use and I started applying it.  I put the tape barely on top of the drawn lines.  I then wrapped the ends to the back of the paper.

I'm almost done putting on the washi tape.

I’m almost done putting on the washi tape.

After I was finished putting on the tape I mounted my picture and decorated.  I love the paperclips I found at The Container Store.  They were on sale and they worked perfectly showing that my dad turned 40.

My dad turned 40.

My dad turned 40.

Hope your day is wonderful and you are surrounded by family!

God bless!