Posts Tagged ‘K&Company’


February 7, 2010

I made this frame as a gift for my boss, Michele. I am her son’s nanny and because she does so much for me I wanted to make sure that I gave her a very special Christmas gift. This frame took me less than an hour to make and I made it out of things I just happened to have scattered around my scrap space. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.


Scrapbook Steals!

July 17, 2009

My older sister Erica purchased a beautiful K&Company 12×12 scrapbook album for me for my birthday this June. I absolutely loved the album, but figured that I could probably get a lot more materials for the money she spent on just the album alone so I returned it back to Michael’s to see what I could get with $16.25 I received in credit. 

Within minutes of being in the store my husband managed to find the scrapbook clearance section (in hopes of speeding up the shopping process, taking into consideration the fact that I am an incredibly slow shopper). I walked over to the aisle thinking that it was going to be the same old outdated materials I’ve seen time and time again, but to my surprise I managed to nab all of this: 

This is a summary of my receipt: 
8×8 paper tablet: $1.99
Rub-ons: $0.97
Chipboard letters: $1.97
Gemstones: $1.47
Fancystix flowers: $0.97 each
Round Pebbles: $1.47
Heart Pebbles: $1.47
Luxury Ribbons: $1.97

Other items not pictured:
foam brush set: $1.99
Travel 12×12 sheet: $0.59

Total (with tax): $16.73

With my credit from the album I literally paid change! If this isn’t a scrapbook steal, then I don’t know what is!


July 11, 2009

Ss Tag I couldn’t send Steph’s birthday frame alone so I made this tag to go with it (although my husband is convinced that it is merely a fancy bookmark). I used most of the same materials that I used to make the frame so that they would match.I am completely obsessed with the K&Company stamps my sister bought be for my birthday so I couldn’t resist using the butterfly stamps yet again on this tag. I made the butterflies 3D so that they popped off the page, to give it some added dimension.

There are so many little details that went into making this tag, but they are difficult to see in a measly photo (especially one taken with my iphone). But nonetheless I think it turned out to be rather beautiful, but then again I’m probably not my best critic. Please let me know what you think about this tag at the end of this post by completing a quick and easy poll.

From left to right: (Left) This is a picture of both the tag and the frame that were made as a birthday for my friend Stephanie. (Middle) This is a close-up picture of the butterflies I made in 3D to give the tag an extra “pop”. (Right) This was the finished product of Steph’s gift. I picked matching wrapping paper and a cute little flower embellishment to make it girly and cutesy!

du Jour!

July 8, 2009

I created this frame for one of my best friends birthdays. Although I was tempted to make it in my fav colors, I was able to control myself and complete it in the colors of her wedding.

When searching for the perfect wording to place on the frame I came across this sticker: “du Jour”. I knew the words waere obviously French, but I didn’t know what they meant so I called my husband and asked him to look it up for me and this is what he came up with: “made for a particular day”.

Although it doesn’t have any profound meaning this gift was indeed made for a particular day (Steph’s birthday) and it focuses on a very special day in her life (her wedding day). So I think it fits just fine, plus it looks really pretty, which is the real reason I ended up using it as the main focus. 

I hope you like it Mrs. Saavedra and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your friends in Miami! 

du Jour! Detailed Close-Ups: 

du Jour! Detail 1

du Jour! Detail 2

Materials: wooden frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (K&Company); floral embellishment (Prima Marketing Inc.); sticker letters (American Crafts); swirl stamp (Autumn Leaves); butterfly stamps (K&Company); brad (Making Memories); ink (Jo-Ann Craft Essentials); paint (Apple Barrel); ribbon (Basic Basic);  

My husband says that this is his favorite frame that I have made thus far, but I get the feeling that his judgements are biased (considering that he’s totally in love with me and all). So you be the judge…what do you think?

…these are a few of my favorite things.

December 26, 2008

1. Cutter Bee Detail Scissors

2. Cutter Bee X-acto knife (with refill blades)

3. K & Company 8.5″x11″ Scrapbook

4. $25 Target Gift Card

5. Colorbok Chipboard letters, rub-ons, stickers, and vellum phrases

6. $50 Jo-Anne Fabrics Gift Card

7. 4-Drawer Storage Cube

8. Multi-function Organizer

9. Ribbon and Accessories Organizer

10. Fiskars Deluxe Portable Trimmer

11. K & Company Contemporary Paper Stack (150 sheets)

12. Perfect Pages Scrapbook Page Kit “Family” Theme

13. Fiskars Corner Round Punch

14. Me & My Big Ideas Designer Sheets Value Pack

15. Making Memories Desktop Carousel

16. K & Company 12″x12″ Scrapbook

These are only a few of my favorite things from this Christmas. I guess you could say that Christmas was very rewarding for me this year. I was blessed with not just a few scrapbooking gifts, but many! As my husband says, I am now the “Scrapbooking Queen”. I am pretty sure I have enough supplies to last me a few months (hopefully) and enough storage to finally get my things organized in our tiny little place. It is now official: Lenny’s previous desk  and office space will now be turned into a full-fledged scrapbook design studio for me and my obsession with scrapbooking has now turned into an addiction that has taken over every aspect of my life (and every crevice of our already small house).

So now that I have a brand new collection of scrapbooking goodies (and a brand new list of favorite things) I figured this would be the best time to type my first post in my brand new blog. What better way to start of this upcoming new year than with a blog about something I’m completely in love with.

So here it goes…

This blog is meant to be a great source for the best scrapbooking tips, topics, techniques, and ideas all focused on how to keep your scrapbooking projects “chich, yet cheap”. I will be compiling a constant stream of information on all of the latest trends and then provide you with the steps on how to complete these fads on your layouts without burning a hole in your pocket.

Of course, I will also blog about scrapbooking in general and the ways in which it consumes my everyday life. But most importantly, my goal is to figure out the best ways to keep scrapbooking affordable for the everyday scrapper. I know how hard it can be when you want the best materials from the best designers, the latest papers, or the newest tools and you just can’t afford them, but I also know how rewarding it feels when you are able to create something amazing out of the supplies you already own. I hope this blog gives you some hope that scrapbooking can still be fun and amazing no matter how big or how small your budget is.

Trust me, if I can do it, so can you!