Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Updated First Mini

Here are some photos of what i have been working on the past week.This is a mini album for my brother in law for his daughter. This is the first page of the mini, I thought that the strip of paper would hold the tags, but they kept on falling out, so i put a strip of ribbon going across to help hold the tags. I am still learning, and having so much fun in the process. Hopefully, I can finish this album this weekend and have the completed project for you uploaded by Monday. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

I used UTEE to emboss the flower and then while it was still hot i, heat embossed it with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder, i love that how it turned out. I learned this technique from Marian at apieceofcraft.com. She is so amazing and inspires me to try out different techniques.

Updated First Mini

This is one of my favorite pages so far, i love the reindeer and the Seasons Greetings tag that i created using Winter Woodland. I also love the way that tag sticks out and when i put the album together it will be sticking out from the top saying the greeting. Again, i sponged the edges with the rasberry paint dobber from Ranger. I used distress embossing powder from Ranger to do the dusting of the reindeer taking fleight.

Updated First Mini

I used a ton of stickles and glitter in this mini. I also sponged around the edges mostly with Ranger's paint dobber's, i loved the look of it as well as distress inks. I used Winter Woodland and Joys of The Seasons cart for the tags.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First Mini Album

Please scroll all the way down to view the album in the correct order. Sorry i am still getting the hang of blogger.

Thank you so much for looking and i love comments.



First Mini Album - A Few Inside Pieces

These pieces i am going to have hanging from a Tim Holts swivel clasp, the first piece will be in between the two snowman pages, and the second one will be in between the house and the last page. I hope you guys enjoyed my creation so far. I am going to be adding many more fun things to this mini, so stay tuned.



First Mini Album - Fourth Page

Here is the fourth page and the back. On the front, i added a cute little snowgirl from the doodlecharms cartridge, and on the back i added an adorable little house from Joys of The Season. I thought it fit perfectly with the page.

First Mini Album - Third Page

Third page and back of third page. In the first photo with the reindeer i am going to add a photo, and in the second photo (back of third page) i tried to make the image look like it had ice on it. I used UTEE for this, since the snowmen were nice and frosty i wanted to give an image of how cold it was. I hope you can see that effect in the picture. It looks really cool in real life.

First Mini Album - Second Page

Here is the second page of the album, as well as the back of the second page. Inside the ornament i am going to add some journaling as well as a photo.

First Mini Album

I am so excited to be posting the begining stages of my very first mini album. This is a mini that i am making of my niece for my brother in law. I am learning a lot going through the process of making this album, i never realized how fun mini's are. The paper i used was by My Minds Eye (Christmas Collection), I used a lot of Tim Holts distress inks and of course the most amazing tool of all my Cricut. I really use the Cricut on every single layout that i do. I am in love. :) The theme of this album is of course Christmas, and i really wanted each page to stand out on it's own, so for each of the pages at the end i created a tab of some sort.

Comments appreciated!

Here is the font cover and first page of the album:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Out Sick

Hey everyone, sorry i have not posted anything. I have been sick the past few days. I have been working on a few items though, I was working on a minu album of my niece for my brother in law. I will post what i have done so far, it is turning out cuter then i thought, i was pretty nervous since i have never made a mini album before. I am really starting to like mini albums. I will try to have a picture posted sometime tomorrow. I am also going to try to do some video tutorials during the holidays.

Hope everyone is well.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank You Card

Here is a Thank You card that i made about two weeks ago for my proctor. I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the card (Wild Card Cartridge) and then i used Tim Holtz distress inks to distress the edges of the card as well as a Tim Holtz mask for the oval shape. I really love the way this card turned out. Don't forget to leave a comment. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cancun, Mexico

Here is a lay out that i did a few months ago, i think it was back in June. I submitted it for a scrap sketch contest. It was my very first one. I will try to upload a few more layouts of Mexico. It was the most amazing vacation. Comments Welcome!

My First Post

I am so excited to start this blog, i love scrapbooking. It is really a stress reliver for me. I am a mom, a wife, a full time employee and a student at the University of Wisconsin Platteville and i love to do crafts. How do you do it all you may ask, well i guess i just figure i want to live my life to the fullest and there are so many things that i would like to do, so what if i am a little tired. When i see my little one smile and be amazed at the scrapbooks that i make it makes everything all worth it. Once i start scrapping i forget about how tired i am and just get lost in what i am doing. I hope everyone enjoys the layouts and cards i make in the future.