Friday, August 24, 2007

Altered Magnets

Materials - magnets; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Alphas - Basic Grey; Pattern Paper: Chatterbox, Heidi Grace, Modge Podge.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Mini Book

Made as a present - I hope the recipient likes it.

Materials - Album: Making Memories; Pattern Paper: Chatterbox, Sassafras Lass, Heidi Grace, Autumn Leaves, Scrapworks, SEI, Doodlebug; Cardstock: Bazzill; Buttons: SEI, Hero Arts, Autumn Leaves; Alphas: Basic Grey, KI Memories; Decor Tape: Making Memories; Brads: Scrap-n-Crop, Heidi Swapp, Making Memories; Ribbons: Scrapbooking Cove, Scrap-n-Crop, EK Success; Metal Charm: Scrap-n-Crop; Stamps: Technique Tuesday

Sunday, August 12, 2007

4 Days Old

J at 4-days old.

Materials - pattern paper: Heidi Grace, Flair Designs; Vellum: EK Success Phrase Cafe; tag: Basic Grey; stickers: KI Memories, Making Memories; buttons: SEI; rick-rack: EK Success; ink: Colorbox

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Congratulatory Card

Made for a friend's wedding.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Father's Day

This is the Father's Day exploding box which J helped to make to "surprise" Papa.

"Exploded" view of the centre of the box.

"Exploded" view of a section.



Materials - Pattern paper: SEI, Scrapworks; Flowers: Prima; Brads: Scrap-n-Crop; Eyelets: Making Memories; Stamps: Hero Arts; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Pens: Zig, Sakura Glaze; Ribbons: various.

How to Make an Exploding Box

Get 4 sheets of thick double-sided pattern paper or cardstocks and trim them into the following sizes:-

- 1 piece of 12”x12” – score 3” from the sides on all sides
- 1 piece of 11”x11” – score 3¾” from all sides
- 1 piece of 10”x10” – score 3½” from all sides

Then cut out all the 4 corners from all the 3 sheets of paper, leaving behind the “+” shape which will layer nicely with the largest piece at the bottom to the smallest piece on top.

Decorate and embellish all layers but remember to leave the center portion of the middle layer and bottom layer clear, as well as only decorate the top-side of the center portion of the smallest (top) layer. You will need to apply adhesive on bottom surfaces (except for the largest layer) of the center portions and adhere the smaller pieces on top of the larger pieces.

To make the lid, trim your last sheet of paper to 8”x8” and score 1 7/8” from all sides. Cut 1 side of each corner square and glue the flap to the inside of the lid. Embellish the top of the lid.

Fold the pages up and place the lid to hold the box together.

Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good...

And finally ... I started a blog. This will mainly form a record of my scrapping 'works' and maybe, hopefully, photographs I've taken (... keyword here being "hopefully" - when I feel they are "acceptable" enough to be posted).

Perfection is elusive, but the thing about scrapbooking and such is that there is no wrong or right to it. It is supposed to be an outlet for individual creativity (or lack of it!), to put on paper your thoughts, to freeze a moment. Thanks for looking!