More Fun With Yarn

Hi!  Yarn will be my subject for the next few days.  Yesterday I glued down the yarn that I used.  I traced the glue into the numbers 3 and 0 and then added the yarn.  It was simple but it did leave a shiny residue in places after it dried.

Today I am using the yarn to help create the title for my page.  I wanted the yarn to create a separation.  I used a different method to adhere the yarn.  I used thin mini glue dots.  I took the glue dots off the paper and stretched them out a bit before putting them on the yarn.  The result is much neater but the yarn is only stuck down at intervals.

The actual picture was not very good quality but I love it so I had to use it.

The actual picture was not very good quality but I love it so I had to use it.

I made the title with my Cricut.  I used liquid adhesive to put it on the page.  I put my picture on the page and added some stickers, washi tape, and a tag that I made out of an index card.

* How I made the tag out of the index card was I used the notebook border punch.  I then cut the index card so it wasn’t as big.  I put a date stamp on the card and then journaled on it.

What a fun page!

Hope your day has a lot of fun moments mixed in!

God bless!

Using Yarn

Over the next day or so I want to try a few different projects with yarn.  Today is the most simple.  I just used fast drying adhesive and applied it in the shape I wanted the yarn to be.  I wanted the numbers 3 and 0.  I put the yarn on top and let it dry for quite some time.

I'm getting old - I thought at the time.   Now I know that I was very young.  :)

I’m getting old – I thought at the time. Now I know that I was very young. 🙂

What I like about this method is that it is easy.  What I don’t like is some glue does show when it is dry leaving a shiny residue.  Next time, a new technique.

Hope your day is delectably great!

God bless!

Fun Friday Pages

Spring is in the air!  My favorite time of year!  I have a hard time looking at the road when I am driving – too many colorful blossoms in bloom.

This week I’ve scrapped some fun pages.  I hope you enjoy!

Playing games at Joe's 12th birthday party.

Playing games at Joe’s 12th birthday party.

Stopping at the town where Dance With Wolves was filmed.

Stopping at the town where Dances With Wolves was filmed.

Enjoying small town fun.

Enjoying small town fun.

Mount Rushmore with great friends.

Mount Rushmore with great friends.

Tim running the mile.

Tim running the mile.

If you haven’t had a chance to look at the other posts this week just scroll down and take a look.  A lot of fun pages and great ideas!

God bless you!

 

 

 

 

Using Paint Cards (not strips) :)

Moving on to something slightly different.  Yesterday’s post involved paint strips (multiple colors on one card).  Today’s post involves the paint cards where only one color covers the card.  Usually, at the store, they are stacked in order where the color slightly changes as you go up or down.  I grabbed a few in the green family that were right in a row.  I decided to leave them as they were and put them around my picture.

Having fun opening presents.

Having fun opening presents.

I didn’t try to hide that they were paint cards.  I made sure that the paint color showed.  I then made a tag and put on a die cut that I already had.  I wrote the name of the people in the pictures directly on the paint cards.

Another day of scrapping memories.  Hope you get a chance to remember a special memory today.

God bless!

Getting Creative With Paint Strips

Happy day!

First, I want to make sure you know what a paint strip is (not the official name, I’m sure).

The freebie from anywhere that sales paint.  I've added the butterflies for my page.

The freebie from anywhere that sales paint. I’ve added the butterflies for my page.

I punched out butterflies (could be anything) and put them in the order that they were on the strip onto my page so that the color changes gradually.

Look at the pretty butterflies (and not my goofy smile).

Look at the pretty butterflies (and not my goofy smile).

What a pretty touch they add.  I had already mounted my photo.  I made a title with my Cricut and then made a tag.  After journaling I called it quits.

What a fun (and free) idea.

God bless!

 

Making Letter Paper

I saw this on a blog that comes to my email and wanted to show my followers how to get creative with paper.  This idea is especially good to use up the tail end of extra chipboard letters you might have been hanging on to (we all know you don’t throw away a perfectly good letter sticker – no matter if it is a letter that we rarely use and we have A LOT of them).  We are calling those letter “thickers” now.  I am assuming the term came from two words – thick and stickers.

First, I figured out where I was going to put my picture on the cardstock.  I also had a die-cut that I knew was going to go on the paper.  I drew around them.  I used a pen because I knew I would cover up the ink but If you aren’t sure then use a pencil so you can erase anything not covered.

My cardstock with the picture and die-cut already traced around.

My cardstock with the picture and die-cut already traced around.

Then I started putting random thickers all over the area where the picture and die-cut would not be.  I put them right side up, upside down, and sideways.

My paper with thickers added.

My paper with thickers added.

I did make sure that I did NOT stick them firmly on.  If this is a problem you can dip them into a little powder (flour?) before putting them on your page. (You are going to want to remove these thickers from the page without damaging it in a few steps).

Protect the area around the page (I laid paper all around) and then spray over all the letters and the paper – don’t worry about the area that will be covered with pictures or decorations (use pigment, ink, or paint).

My paper sprayed down.

My paper sprayed down.

Let the paper dry and then pop off the letters.

My finished paper.

My finished paper.

After the paper was finished I added a matted picture, the die-cut and a sticker.

This is my final graduation picture of Sam but their might be more from my mom's pictures.  I hope not for awhile.  :)

This is my final graduation picture of Sam but their might be more from my mom’s pictures. I hope not for awhile. 🙂

This project did seem kind of wasteful but a lot of people do have LOADS of extra thickers that are just taking space.  This would be a great project for them.  It wasn’t that time consuming – just letting the paint dry.

Hope you enjoyed!

God bless!

 

 

 

Finishing Up on Embossed Paper

Happy, Monday!  This year is flying by.  It won’t be long before April is over and then school will be out soon after that.  Wowza!

Time won’t stand still – a great way to preserve it is with scrapbooking.

Today I wanted to finish up sharing about embossed paper.  I am talking about the thick embossed paper that you buy at the store or when you emboss really sturdy cardstock at home.  These papers are excellent to tear.  It leaves great texture.  On today’s project I used a Fiskar Paper Tear Edger.  I have just two but each Edger will give two different looks (one on each side of the “ruler”).  I could have just as easily free handed the tear. When free handing it works best to make short tears.

The family gathered after graduation.

The family gathered after graduation.

One thing that I didn’t do but would have looked nice is to ink the raw edge of the torn paper.  After tearing the paper (which was previously sanded) I adhered it to the cardstock.  I then stamped 95 (the year Sam graduated) on the embossed paper and added a sticker.  I found some corrugated paper scraps and added that along the other edge.  I then added the pictures.  Since the corrugated paper was thick I applied permanent dot adhesive to the side of the pictures that stuck to the corrugated paper and glue dots on the other side.  That made the pictures more even.  Finally, I added everyone’s names with my label maker.  It is finished!

Remember all the fun things you can do with embossed paper:  sand, ink, and tear.

God bless you on this fine day!

Fun Friday Pages

This has been a crazy week with all the activities but it is BEAUTIFUL outside.  Lots of beautiful, colorful trees in bloom.

Hope you enjoy the layouts that I have finished.  😛

Tim's fall picture - he has changed so much this year (could it be the haircut?).

Tim’s fall picture – he has changed so much this year (could it be the haircut?).

My two cowboys - in South Dakota (1995).

My two cowboys – in South Dakota (1995).

I love Mt. Rushmore!  Isn't the decorative paper cool?

I love Mt. Rushmore! Isn’t the decorative paper cool?

My dad's parents and siblings.

My dad’s parents and siblings.

A layout from Theresa.  She is such a good scrapper!

A layout from Theresa. She is such a good scrapper!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my (and Theresa’s) creativity!  Have a wonderful weekend!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

The Easiest Embossing

Hi, y’all.  The easiest way to emboss paper is to buy it already embossed.  There are downfalls.  It cost money (look for paper sales) and you are limited to the paper that is at the store.

I have a few sheets of already embossed paper.  It is nice and thick.

The embossed paper that I bought from the store.  It has numbers on it.

The embossed paper that I bought from the store. It has numbers on it.

The pictures that I am scrapping are birthday pictures.  I really want the numbers to “pop” so I used my sandpaper on the store bought paper.

I think Sam was eating birthday goodies all day long.  :)

I think Sam was eating birthday goodies all day long. 🙂 

Notice how much more the embossing shows with a little sanding action.

Notice also the date stamp.  My sister-in-law gave that to me.  It is awesome.  The stamps have a magnet on the back and the handle is metal.  They magnetically attach to the handle in any order you want.  The case they come in is metal so the magnets attach to the lid so they stay where you put them.  It is by Making Memories.  I’m not sure if it is still for sale but I really like it.

So, there it is.  Hope your day is full of good stuff!

God bless!

Embossing and Inking

Helloooo,

Hope today you are in a forgiving mood because the technique I am showing you is new to me and doesn’t look perfect.  Hey, that makes it look home made, right?  And that is associated with love.  So maybe it is ok.  We all have to begin sometime so why not now?

Ok.  It is really pretty simple but I think I just need to perfect the technique.  First, I embossed part of a page with a Fiskar’s embossing plate and stylus (just like yesterday and the day before).

Second, I used my black Cat’s Eye ink pad by ColorBox and lightly ran it over the embossed paper.  They key word is LIGHTLY.  You can always add more but you can’t take it away.  After letting the paper dry for a minute or so (probably not even that long is necessary) it is ready to be used.

Cat's Eye ink pad and the paper after I embossed and inked it.

Cat’s Eye ink pad and the paper after I embossed and inked it.

Arriving home after graduation.
Arriving home after graduation.  *I don’t think the ink shows up very well on this scanned page.

*One picture was taken with my smart phone and one was scanned on my computer.  Boy, what a color difference.

I added pictures, stickers, washi tape, a clip, and a rub-on to my page.  I really don’t like the sticker as much as I hoped because the border stands out too much for taste.  That is the benefit of the rub-ons.  They look like they are part of the paper.

I hope that you start incorporating some of these ideas into your scrapping.  I’ve sure grown as a scrapbooker since starting this blog.  It has stretched me.  I think that is a good thing.

God bless you and yours on this spring day!