Posts Tagged ‘scrapbook ideas’

{Joy}

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.

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Polka-Dot-Pretty

November 11, 2009

A year ago I made these little chipboard frames that came with an orange and black Halloween wreath kit. Considering that Halloween is over and that I wanted to be able to use these little frames year round I switched them up and added some cute pink embellishment and voila! the finished product is this cute little Polka-Dot-Pretty. This project took me about 15 minutes to complete and it was super fun to make!

Hope it gives you some inspiration.

Polka-Dot-Pretty

P.S. – This would make a cute & simple Christmas gift for someone special.

Forever Yours

November 11, 2009
Forever Yours

Materials:

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks (Archival Safe)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black Inkpad
  • ZIG Writers Markers (Black)

Materials:

  • 8 ½ by 11 Black Cardstock
  • 8 ½ by 11 Pink Patterned Paper
  • 8 ½ by 11 Black & White Patterned Paper
  • Two Matte-Sized Black & White Patterned Paper
  • Scrap Sheet White Paper
  • Scrap Sheet Pink Paper
  • A favorite picture!

Embellishments:

  • Chipboard Letters
  • Butterfly Stamps, two sizes (K&Company)
  • Pink Gemstones

Directions:

  1. Cut off ¼ inch off the edge of the pink patterned paper, once horizontally and once vertically.
  2. Use black inkpad to ink the edges of the pink patterned paper (rub inkpad gently around edges of pink patterned paper to give it an antique look).
  3. Glue the pink patterned paper onto the solid black cardstock, centered.
  4. Cut 8 ½ x 11 black and white patterned paper in half, vertically.
  5. Glue black and white patterned paper half to the right-hand side.
  6. Choose one matte-sized paper and glue horizontally to bottom left-hand side of layout.
  7. Glue picture of your choosing on solid black matte.
  8. Glue matted picture to center of the layout.
  9. Pick chipboard letter and trace it unto scrap pink paper. Cut it out.
  10. Glue letter onto bottom left corner of photo.
  11. Use black ZIG Writer to color the rubber portion your butterfly stamp (both sized stamps)
  12. Stamp both of your scrap white & pink sheets of paper with both sized butterfly stamps.
  13. Cut out butterflies from paper.
  14. Large white & large Pink butterfly, hot-glue pink gemstone.
  15. Hot-glue all four butterflies wherever you want to put them.
  16. Admire Your Hard Work!

…i promise

November 11, 2009

...i promise

This is the actual demonstration that I worked on while at the October Connecting Point: Get Crafty!

Since I didn’t want to end up with two of the same exact layouts after my demonstration, I simply switched it up and did this layout horizontally, instead of diagonally like the first one. This is one of the two layouts that I gave to my hubby for our one year anniversary, which is why I chose to use pictures from our wedding.

This picture is of both his wedding band and his promise ring. Before I gave Lenny his promise ring I had something engraved inside, which reads “I will follow you.” I made this promise to him way before we were ever even engaged and I vowed to keep it until death do us part. I guess that’s why this layout means so much to me, because it’s a reminder of the promise I made to be a faithful, committed, and dutiful wife.

I love you Leonard. Nothing will ever keep us apart. I promise.

Get Crafty!

November 11, 2009

Get Crafty! Project Demonstration

As if I didn’t already have enough reasons to love my school, SEBTS just had to give me one more reason to be absolutely smitten with them.

Each month the Women’s Life Center holds a Connecting Point meeting for a time of fellowship and fun for all Southeastern ladies. Each meeting has a different theme and last months theme was called “Get Crafty”. For this meeting different ladies were asked to host a table where they would bring a craft to showcase for anyone who was interested. The showcased crafts varied from jewelry making to sewing, from cooking to….yes…of course SCRAPBOOKING!  And to my surprise I was asked to host this table and showcase one of my projects.

To say that I was excited is an understatement. It should be obvious from my lack of blog posts that I haven’t really had an opportunity to do anything crafty in a while, so when I was asked to do a scrapbook demonstration I pounced on the opportunity. Thankfully my one year anniversary was right around the corner so I was able to tie the two events together and create two nice little 8 1/2 x 11″ layouts for my hubby.

I was so blessed to have several ladies choose my craft out of all the ones being offered and I had a great time teaching them my project. Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Kristel.

Why I Love the MDPLS Reason # 3:

July 22, 2009

If you didn’t already know, I am proud to tell you that I am completely obsessed with the Miami Dade Public Library System. Not only can I check out all of my favorite books and movies for free I can also use their wireless internet for free (reasons 1 and 2 of why I love the mdpls), but just when I thought the library couldn’t get any better I found out that they have an Adult Scrapbooking Club that is also, yet again, free! 

Once a month anyone from the community who is interested in coming to a free crop and idea share can sign up to join fellow scrappers at any participating Miami-Dade library. I consider it a blessing from God that I just happened to scan their schedule of events about two weeks ago and signed up both myself and my husband for this fantabulous scrap adventure! 

Not only did I finally get some quality scrap time, I also shared some great ideas with fellow scrappers and received a bunch of neat ideas in return. To say that I had a great time would be an understatement. I am so glad that I had a chance to attend the club, but am devastated that it was my first and last time, considering that we make our big move to North Carolina in just 10 days

Thankfully my husband took a few pictures so that I can remember this very special day. Good luck ladies with all of your scrap endeavors! 

For more information on events in a Miami-Dade Public Library near you check out their events page to find more Adult Scrapbooking Clubs, as well as many more free events and programs offered to children, teens, and adults.

Movin’ on up!

May 29, 2009

I’m sure you’ve noticed a sudden decrease in blogging on my behalf and I’m sure plenty of you are heartbroken (or so I wish) about my recent absent behavior. Well for those few adoring fans (meaning my husband and two dogs) I have great news: you’re reading a new blog post as we speak and several more will soon follow.

You see, I’ve actually been pretty scrap busy lately. If you didn’t know already, my husband and I are planning to move to North Carolina the last week of July and since I haven’t quite moved all my belongings completely from my parents house since we got married in October I’ve been going back and forth, house to house, moving the rest of my things (which sounds a whole lot easier than it really is).

Both of my sisters are currently pregnant (and because my sister is currently in labor I should be an auntie by the end of the day) therefore what used to be my old room at my parents house has now turned into a miniature version of Babies R Us (no joke).

So what used to look like a cute, calm, and completely tidy Kat’s room, now looks like a tornado came through with bucket loads of baby supplies, from diapers to booties, which has made packing just a tad bit more difficult. I literally spent about six hours yesterday fumbling through baby clothes just to find the rest of my shoes.

Anywho to make a long story short spending the past few days at my parents house, despite the tornado in my room, has been the biggest scrapbooking blessing that has ever happened to me. Because money is tight and moving is gonna put a nice little dent in our savings account, which is already hanging on by a thread, my parents have been more than kind to practically give me half of the furniture in their house. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little bit, but honestly I’m getting a pretty good deal out of this whole situation.

As many of you know I currently live in the tiniest house known to mankind (I’m not even sure if it can be called a house), better known as a hybrid (a combination of an efficiency and an apartment). Big enough for the four of us (Lenny, Jack, Darci, and me), but too small to fit a decent sized scrap space. But (ding, ding, ding) the good news is we’ve hit the jackpot. Since we are moving to North Carolina to go to seminary we are lucky enough to be getting campus housing, which will cost us less than half the amount we would pay for an apartment in Miami and (drum roll please) our new home will have TWO bedrooms!

After years without a decent scrap space I will finally have an ENTIRE room devoted just for scrap purposes. (Okay, well not completely for scrap purposes. I will be sharing the room with my husband who needs it for what he considers “work”. Hmmph! But at least I will finally have a space of my very own!)

And finally this is the reason for my blogging delay: a combination of the fact that we’re moving, I’m beginning to pack, and I’m constantly brainstorming ideas for my new scrap space my brain is on complete overload mode! I literally spend almost every waking moment daydreaming about my future scrap room and what I can do to make it completely amazing.

I have already come up with my color scheme, which will be a combination of hot pink, black, and white (sophisticated chic with a sassy flair). Now I am just trying to renovate my parents gracious giveaways, which include a white bookshelf, a vintage desk that will be painted black, several cute little tables, chairs, shelving and frames which will all be altered to fit my dream scraproom. I have literally hit the scrap space jackpot.

Now it’s just a matter of getting it to North Carolina and making my scrap space dream a reality! Although I am overloaded with work I will definitely have to try and take pictures of every renovation I do, from chairs to tables, and hopefully share a few ideas with you by the end of the week. It might take time, because as I said I should be an auntie within the next three hours.

So until next time, happy scrapping!