September 26, 2010

Autumn Fun- Pocket Mini album-GC

So, have I said how much I love love love making mini albums?, well, if I haven't, then I DO, I DO, I DO..LOL
and what a great way to spend a hour of your evening, than sitting in front on the computer and checking out some great videos on tube on different styles of minis.. I seen this cute little pocket mini made with business size envelopes by : Follow The Paper Trail

You can find her awesome tutorial video by clicking .HERE.
and please leave her some much deserved love, She is just amazing!!..
and I knew as soon as I seen it, that I had to try to create one.. I was super quick and embellishing it was so much fun.. Tried to control myself though..LOL
Here is the cover to the mini, which I cut from yet another cereal box and I did the back as well.. from what I remember, its a 6x5 cut..not super sure though.. :O)

Used some Prima flowers, a chipboard element and then I cut the title "Autumn" with my cricut.
And then for the inside of the mini album..
I took two photos of every page.. one with the tags in place and then another where I had pulled all of the tags out..

page number 2

Page number 3

page number 4

Well, for supplies Used:

Cream colored business sized envelopes
Papers by Imaginsce: Apple Cider 6x6 stack
cardstock: cream, red, orange and green
Flowers by: Prims
binder rings

cricut cartridges:
Create a critter: Squirell, leaves, "nuts about U", acorns
George and Basic shapes; ovals for pumpkins
Plantin Schoolbook: "title: Wipe that Pump-grin off your face!"

tags are all hand cut using my paper trimmer and scissors

white and clear embossing powder
embossing ink by Tim Holtz
Heat gun
Prima-Say it with crystals

That should about do the list for now.. so many cute little things on that album, that I'm just afraid I'm forgetting something...LOL
Thank you ladies so much for looking and for more great inspirations, please stop by the gallery and store and Generations Crafting..

September 17, 2010

Snow Much Fun-SOUS

Wow, what fantastic news I have to share with all of you today..
We at SOUS have got ourselves a fantastic new group of talented crafters for our extended Design Team.
Please stop by and meet all of the new members by clicking HERE..But, before you do, let me show you what I have created for our Friday reveal..
Here it is:

we had a great two page sketch by Sketchy Thursdays and
it was chosen by our very own Sandi Clarkson:

I had such a great time putting this little two pager together.. The pictures are from the winter of 1999 when my in-laws came here to Finland for the holidays.. This is my youngest son Adam and my mother-in-law.. she is such a go getter...  :O)
We were so lucky that year to have my husbands family with us for the holidays..

Here are a few close ups:

the tag says: 
"Each Moment Is like a snowflake."
* Unique

 and then for the supplies used:
Papers by : My Minds Eye
Cricut Cartridges:
Winter Frolic
Winter Woodland
George and Basic Shapes

Snow flakes and stars by: Making Memories
liquid pearl: white
Stickles: Frosted Lace

Ranger inks
chalks: shimmer 
Martha Stewart border punch: Lace

well.. that about does again for this Friday.. Thank you all so much for looking and do stop by SOUS this week and join in on the fun with us.. We hope that we have inspired you to get creating..  :O)

September 13, 2010

Gears In Motion and Framed pics-DT

Happy Monday ladies.. I've been so busy having fun with these Bo Bunny Cambridge papers, that I refuse to throw any of it away.. took some of the scraps that were left over from a few layouts and decided to spoof up some plain jane white frames I had found on sale a while back..these really were just sitting on the shelf collecting dust..
So, here is the layout I made.. This is my son Aaron a few years ago, when he was going through his no hair Phase..LOL  a few years later and he went through his "Don't cut it!" phase..LOL

Seemed like no matter how many photos I took of this layout, they were all just a tiny bit blurry... so sorry about that.. 
and here are some close ups:

I had a blast with the cuttlbug and a Tim Holtz embossing folder I had found on ebay a few months back.. I think its called brick wall.. can't remember exactly.. But, I also inked em a little bit after embossing just to bring some of the brick work out a bit.. looks so kewl!!  :O)

then for the scraps.. I try so hard not to waste scraps and I seriously wanted to to use them all, but decided to just stick with a few choice colors..LOL
Here are the frames:

My son Adam is on the left and son Aaron is on the right..
alrighty then:
for supplies used:

Bo Bunny Cambridge Line: Dot, Post and Cobalt papers
White 7x5 frames
embellishments by Jolee's Boutique
Keys by K&Co
Tim Holtz Distress inks: walnut stain
ranger chalk inks: brown, green and orange

Tim Holtz embossing Folder: Brick Wall

Cricut cartridges
Indie Art: Gears
Plantin Schoolbook: Title Font
George and Basic Shapes: bricks

White Gel Pen for hand doodling

I do think that about does it for me .. I want to thank you all so much for looking and do stop by Generations Crafting and check out the idea Gallery.. 

September 6, 2010

Report card keepsake box-Generations Crafting

Good Monday morning ladies.. been feeling a bit under the weather all last week, but I really really really wanted to finish this little keepsake box.. It turned out so cute and really didn't much for embellishments. Its for my boys after all..LOL (psssst. Remember, no flowers mom)
I was lucky to have these great Bo Bunny Cambridge papers and I'm soooooo in love with them..
I found the clasp at my local scrapbook/craft store and then added some screw head brads and a few Tim Holtz Journaling tags..Thought those would be cute to add some notes later when I actually hunt down all of their report cards that I have been saving in a safe place for the last 9 years..LOL
and for the inside of the box:
and Finally the back:

alright ladies.. thank you all sooooo much for looking and do stop by Generations Crafting and check the gallery for great ideas and inspirations..
p.s Have a great and creative week..