Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Like Mother, Like Children


It's funny the way you can see the parent in the child.  I never knew my stepdaughter when she was her children's age.  I met her when she was approaching her teenage years but I can still see her traits in her children.  This was the first time I'd met the little girl.  We took them to this play place that made me wish I was there age.  It was full of fun activities including every kind of block to build stuff, areas to climb or crawl around, a 'fishing pond,' and a make believe store.  They had a lot of fun and I enjoyed watching them.  They really concentrate on each of their activities with the same determination I remember in their mother.


For the page, I used a whole bunch of Thicker sets starting with ones that were nearly out.  I also used some Project Life cards.

There are two videos for this week. The first has the entire page from start to finish and the 2nd is the part about printing on the journaling cards.  There are two methods shown for getting the text lined up on the card.  I've always used the first but am doing more with the 2nd 'text box' method as it is really easier.

I didn't say in the video but I print on a just an old Epson ink jet printer, nothing special.

Tip:  When buying a printer, choose one where the paper feeds from back to front as opposed to one that feeds the paper in the front and returns to the front.  The former's paper only has to make a 90 degree turn in your printer and you will have fewer jams.

Process video at YouTube:


Technique video at YouTube:



Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Quick Page from Sketch



Today's page celebrates a visit from one of Lenny's college friends.  I've heard of him now for 25 years but this summer was our first chance to meet. We had a very enjoyable day.

For this quick page, I used some Basic Grey papers and a sketch from my 2014 Sketchbook found here:  52 Scrapbook sketches

Here's the video at YouTube:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Sweet Treat



Nothing like a little ice cream to finish off a nice day in the mountains.

For this page, I used one of the stamp sets I had set out for the summer.  I won it as blog candy and was particularly pleased as it is a set I'd always considered buying.  I used the journal stamp for the ice cream.  The video shows how to make the ice cream cone.



The papers are scraps from my 6x6 paper pads.

Here's the video at YouTube:


And here is the sketch:



Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Road Trip 6x6 Mini book

Hi!  I'm back from a 9 day road trip to visit my husband's family.  Whew!  Lots of miles and smiles.  It was great to see everyone.  I don't go every year so I got to catch up on what had changed in their towns and lives.

Before I left, I made myself a little minibook from 6x6 paper pads.  It took 45 minutes to assemble and be ready to do journaling on the road.

The process for making and the completed book are in the video:


Have you had your vacation for the year?  My only problem is that it is when my husband goes on this venture by himself most summers, I do my 'spring' cleaning.  So I haven't done those annual chores yet.  Oh well, I'd rather craft than clean.

And speaking of crafting, have you tried Zentangle. I've played a little. Good news for those of us who want to learn more.  This month's free Scrapinar is on Zentagle on August 26.  Check it out here...



Friday, July 31, 2015

2 Pager with Stenciling and Photo Collage



Another wonderful 4th of July in Farmville, NC.  I swear I think I'm going to see the ghost of Norman Rockwell painting the scene.  It is so authentic.

The photo collage was simple to construct from 4x6 prints.  It fills the lower right part of the page as the stencils cut from the Silhouette fill the upper left part of the spread.

I also used some stamps I'd pulled for use this summer.










Here's the video at YouTube


And here is the sketch:



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Plain to Wow!





A box + book paper + gelli prints on tissue paper + a big dose of Mod Podge = a cool box

The box is the one my contacts come in.  These are super strong boxes to begin with but add a few coats of Mod Podge and they are extra sturdy.


I printed the gelli prints on plain wrapping tissue paper from the dollar store.

Check out the video for this project here:


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Notebook with Gelli Print Cover (Video)



It's that time again for a new notebook for my to-do lists.  I haven't quite jumped on the planner kick yet.  I lived by my Franklin/Covey planner back in the '90's and early 2000's.  Nowdays my life just isn't quite that complicated and I really like having my schedule electronic.

I've tried making to-do lists on the computer though and that just doesn't work for me so I do my notebooks.  The basic notebook I use has been discontinued as far as I can tell.  I still have one more I haven't used.  The ideas here would apply to any spiral bound notebook.



For this cover, I took a gelli print and added a little more decoration with markers.  The rest of the cover is very simple and flat.

Watch at YouTube


Have you tried any of the planner systems on the market right now?  If so which ones do you like?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Newsletter soon

My July newsletter will tell you more about these cards and a quick card recipe.  If you aren't already signed up, just sign up on the right of the screen.  The free newsletter contains a subscriber only video.



I'll have a new project video up this week also.  Thanks for stopping by today!
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