Framing a Picture With Shapes

Simple, fast page.  I put two wallet size photos side by side on decorative paper.  Then I punched circles with my 1 1/2″ and 2″ circle punches.  I then adhered them around the picture.  I really wish I had a 1″ circle punch (something for the future).  I added some plastic glitter circles for bling.  I finished the page with a tag that I journaled on.  Quick, quick!  Easy, easy!

Cute, fast page!

Cute, fast page!

Hope your day is fantabulous!

God bless!

Rain Drops Keep Falling on E’s Head

Hi friends,

Today’s post isn’t quite as planned but generally it is.  The picture is of my grandson, Ethan, with an open umbrella.  I had envisioned making shiny raindrops falling all around him.  I bought a flower punch that I thought would pull double duty.  I could use it to make flowers and raindrops.  Perfect!  Or so I thought.

First, I found I didn’t have shiny paper.  So then I thought a cool idea would be to stick dark blue cardstock on vellum to make a muted “rainy” look.  I used my Xyron sticker machine to make the cardstock stick all over the vellum.  Perfect!  Or so I thought.

My new Fiskar punch wouldn’t punch throught the cardstock/vellum combo or plain cardstock.  Darn!  I finally punched vellum raindrops and attached them to the page (and picture) and put a rhinestone/flower in the middle of each drop for the shiny effect I was wanting in the first place.

Ethan with the vellum raindrops.  (scanned)

Ethan with the vellum raindrops. (scanned)

The complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

The complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

I guess the moral of the post is to not give up.  I really like the page even if I did get a little frustrated in the process.  I am returning/exchanging the punch.  🙂

God bless!

 

A Fun Page With Circles

Hi my followers,

Today I wanted to show you a quick and easy AND fun page.  I punched circles (all the same size) and adhered them across the page.  It helped to create a border.

Ethan - singin' in the rain (scanned)

Ethan – singin’ in the rain (scanned)

The complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

The complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

What is nice with this page idea is that you could make a two page layout and put the circles all the way across both pages – this would be a great way to pull them together.  I didn’t do this  but it could be easily done.

I love the paper I used.  I love the buttons all the way across the bottom and top of the page and I loved the line paper – great for journaling.

Have a fabulous day!

God bless!

 

Almost Home – Yeah, Right

As I am typing this I am sitting in a hotel room.  We drove about 10 hours today and have about the same amount tomorrow.  We had a late start (hard to leave friends and family).  My grandchildren are especially hard to leave.  They changed so much in the six months since we saw them last and are sure to change just as much  before we see them again.  I can’t dwell on this too much or I get incredibly sad.

On a happy note – our house has a contract on it.  Once we get back to our new home state we can REALLY start house hunting.  Exciting.  I am going to post a few pictures and go to sleep.  So tired!

God bless!

 

Debbie

Watching Lily play in the water at a park.

Watching Lily play in the water at a park.

Playing at a bounce house.

Playing at a bounce house.

 

Ethan showing off his guns.

Ethan showing off his guns.

Ping pong fun!

Ping pong fun!

Did I tell you my nephew is Thor?

Did I tell you my nephew is Thor?

 

 

 

 

 

Tie a Knot In It

Hello to some of my favorite people!

Today’s idea is easy but different.  Isn’t that the best?  I put a piece of ribbon across the page using the continuous line adhesive.  Instead of going all the way across I made a v in the end of the ribbon and tied it in a knot.

Brad, Tim, Ethan, and ME!  You can't see the knot in this pic.(scanned)

Brad, Tim, Ethan, and ME! You can’t see the knot in this pic.(scanned)

Complete layout taken with my cell phone.

Complete layout taken with my cell phone.

How I made the page was I mounted the two pictures.  I then adhered them to the decorative paper.  I put the continuous line adhesive on the page so that the ribbon would cover the seam where the two pictures met.  I then put the ribbon on.  I mounted a cute little saying on white cardstock and then mounted that on the blue cardstock.  I attached that to the decorative paper and added a washi tape border around it.  The last thing I did was to add a few silver dots to the blue cardstock on the saying.

Cute page – cute kids!

God bless!

 

Creating an Easy Title

Hi friends,

Today I wanted to create an easy page – one of those days when time is limited.  I decided to use my Cricut to make a quick title.  I had a large photo (8″x10″) that had some empty space on the side.  I cut off part of it to make room for a bigger title.  I then attached it to the lower right hand corner of the page.  I added some chevron washi tape to two sides (lots of movement in this layout).  I then cut the title with my Cricut.  It says, “This smart kids is always on the move”.

I attached the title to the page.  I attached the tag to the page.  Then the page was complete!

My sweet, busy grandson! (scanned)

My sweet, busy grandson! (scanned)

The complete page.

The complete page.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

 

Snow Globe Bag

Hi friends,

This is a fun idea that I’ve been putting off for awhile.  I don’t know why.  It is easy, cute, and really jazzes up a layout.

I decided to make a snow globe using a bag.  You can use a small bag that embellishments come in.  I decided to use a wee ziploc bag.  I’m not sure what came in it. It did have a small punched out hole near the top so I knew it would have to be sealed just below that hole.

I put a small resin snowman inside, lots of glitter (I put dark blue and white – I wish I would have had courser glitter in those colors), and some light blue sequins that were circles and snow flakes.

My filled snow globe bag.

My filled snow globe bag.

I made sure the air was out of the bag when I sealed it and I put a piece of continuous line adhesive all the way across the bag just below the hole.  I turned the top down and glued the bag on top of itself.

I then matted two pictures (on the same mat).  I adhered the top of the snow globe bag to the page.  I wanted the bag to hang lose so it could be moved around.  I then adhered the pictures to the page.  The bottom of the pictures covered the top of the snow globe bag.  I kind of wish I would have done this differently because it is a little bulky.  Next time!

Now to finish the page.

Christmas time - love it!

Christmas time – love it!

I added a piece of washi tape to the top of the matted picture.  I then added a piece of lace to the top and bottom

Save those little bags!

God bless!

Playing with String

I was looking through my bag of tricks (folder of ideas) and saw this simple fun idea that I was surprised I hadn’t used before.  What I did was I cut out a word with my Cricut (I could have used a design).  Instead of using the letters I used the negative (what was left when I removed the letters).  I cut a piece of cardstock that was the size of the negative.  I then notched it at even intervals on both sides.

The negative of the word zoo and the notched cardstock.

The negative of the word zoo and the notched cardstock.

I then taped the end of the string, with washi tape, on the back of the notched cardstock and then started wrapping it around and matching the notches and then moving on to the next notch.  I did this until all the notches were filled and then I cut off the string and taped it on the back with washi tape.

The cardstock with the string wrapped around and secured on the back.

The cardstock with the string wrapped around and secured on the back.

I didn’t cut off the string until I was finished wrapping because I didn’t know how much I would need for the project.

I then put liquid fast drying glue around the edges of the back of the negative zoo and pressed it on the wrapped cardstock.

I then adhered it to the cardstock that I was using for my background paper.

Ethan and Jake at the ape exhibit.  (scanned)

Ethan and Jake at the ape exhibit. (scanned)

Complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

Complete page taken with my cell phone camera.

I added a couple of stickers to take the place of the center of the o’s and then matted one of the pictures.  I adhered the picture that I hadn’t matted and then the one that I did mat covered it slightly when I adhered it to the page.  This was great because it was just covering empty space.  I then finished the page with a lot of cute stickers.  I love me some cute paper and I love me some cute stickers.  Just a few of my weaknesses.  🙂

Hope you enjoyed this idea as much as I did.

God bless you on this wonderful day!

 

 

A Fun, Fun Week

T

My grandson enjoying the lemurs at the wildlife park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petting

Petting a kangaroo.

Hi my friends, After a LONG drive I arrived in KS and have visited a lot of family and friends (not finished yet)  and had a wonderful time.  Here are a few pics to recap part of my week.

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My son and his family enjoying the birds.  Lily was a little nervous to start with but soon was really enjoying them.

As you can see we went to the zoo.  Today I scrapped with my wonderful high school friend, Terri.  We used some fun new stuff.  It is fun experimenting.  We made  a couple of You Tube Videos that I will post when we finally get into our new home.

An example of what we were working with.

An example of what we were working with.

I am staying with another high school buddy and it is like a pajama party every night!

I really appreciate my friend letting me stay with her and making me feel so welcome when I come into town.i

I really appreciate my friend letting me stay with her!!! and making me feel so welcome when I come into town.

Tomorrow I go to lunch with another friend, go visit another set of friends, and go on a date with my grandson!  Life is good, God is great.

God bless!

Debbie

 

 

 

Button Heart

It is that time of day!  Time to scrap!  The picture I am scrapping today is quite small.  It is my FAVORITE picture of my oldest grandson.  He has genuine happiness exploding out of him.  I just love it.  I have an 8″x10″ but I have it framed and displayed.  I think I will always have it on display because every time I see it it makes my heart feel good.

All I did was make a heart out of buttons.  I made the frame with buttons first.  I laid them out and then adhered them with small glue dots.  I then filled in the center with more buttons.  I matted the picture and added a couple of stickers to it.  I found the perfect sticker.  It says, “Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside”.  This picture makes me feel like that.  I then had a ribbon that looks like a tape measure.  I thought it was perfect because of the sticker with the heart “stretching” and because Ethan is growing bigger and bigger.  Finally, I put some of the same ribbon through a tag,  journaled on it, and attached it.  Page complete.

 

My favorite picture of E.

My favorite picture of E. (scanned)

Complete picture taken with my cell phone.

Complete picture taken with my cell phone.

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!