Posts Tagged ‘scrapbook page’

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.

Welcome to Wake Forest

August 18, 2009

Moving from Miami, FL all the way to Wake Forest, NC has definitely been a huge change for us! 

We’ve experienced culture shock to the extreme and we’re loving every minute of it. We feel so blessed to come to a place that is so beautiful and clean; full of life and gentleness. The people here are so warm-hearted and welcoming. We couldn’t have asked for a better transition than the one we’ve received. 

Part of our grand transition came from the help of our friends: Anne Marie, Kristel, and Alex. Without them we probably would have felt completely lost and alone. Thankfully Anne Marie was generous and thoughtful enough to make sure that our grand arrival was met with much care and devotion. 

Anne Marie created this awesome scrapbook for us that contained tons of useful information necessary to survive our first year in North Carolina. It has all of the best supermarkets, all the nearby wifi locations, good restaurants, and even places where we can eat Cuban food. This album really helped to make NC feel like our new home.

Thank you Anne Marie for making our arrival to Wake Forest a very special event! 


Welcome to Wake Forest Album

Oh come all ye faithful…

April 29, 2009

Just when I thought scrapbooking could not get anymore exciting, I found out about something called faithbooking.

Faithbooking is a way for you to document your faith journey throughout the years by creating albums, layouts, verse cards and more focusing on the ways that God has moved in your life.

The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 4:9: “Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen, or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.”

And Psalm 77:11 says, “I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders…”

As Christians, it is imperative that we keep a record of all the moments where we have seen God’s fingerprint in our lives. I personally find it helpful to keep these memories written in a journal or typed in a MS Word document to refer to them in times of hardship and struggle. In a world full of pain and suffering it is so important to keep our hearts and minds fixed on Jesus.

Faithbooking allows us to express and explore our personal relationship with God through creativity and imagination.

To start you on your faithbook journey I have included some helpful links that should help you get started.

Creative Memories is a great starting point for journaling ideas. If you are not sure where to start or what to write about, this site offers many journaling topics and questions that will get you thinking about your personal relationship with Christ.

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Jess Gordon’s blog, “Scrapbook Ideas” was incredibly helpful when beginning my faithbooking search. Her “faithbooking” tab gave me lots of inspiration and ideas to begin documenting my own faith journey.

http://scrapbookideas.wordpress.com/2008/02/03/faithbooking/

Faith Sisters is another great site for layout ideas and  inspiration.

www.faithsisters.com

I hope these links will be helpful for you when beginning your own faithbook and hopefully I will get a chance soon to post my own faithbooking projects. Until then, happy scrapping!

Mini Album: “My Best Friends Wedding”

April 22, 2009

I finally finished the mini album for my best friend, Daylix. I had made her this adorable little album back in February, but I never had a chance to add the journaling. So now (two months later) I have finally finished the album and it has turned out to be waaaaay cuter than I expected. Instead of adding my own journaling I wanted her to be able to add her own thoughts and memories to the album so each page has a thoughtful question along with blank lines for her to add her own thoughts and memories. Daylix, I hope you enjoy it! Here is the final product:

Front Cover

Front Cover
Inside Cover and Front Page

Inside Cover and Front Page

My thoughts

My thoughts

Sweetheart Detail

Sweetheart Detail

What was the wildest moment you experienced either on the wedding day or during one of my many bachelorette parties, or both?

What was the wildest moment you experienced either on the wedding day or during one of my many bachelorette parties, or both?

What was the most emotional part of the day for you, and why?

What was the most emotional part of the day for you, and why?

What was your most memorable moment from the wedding day?

What was your most memorable moment from the wedding day?

Most Memorable Moment Detail

Most Memorable Moment Detail

How did it feel to walk down the aisle at your best friends wedding?

How did it feel to walk down the aisle at your best friends wedding?

Did you cry during any part of the wedding? If so, when and why?

Did you cry during any part of the wedding? If so, when and why?

Was it hard to say "goodbye" to me?

Was it hard to say "goodbye" to me?

What was your favorite part of your toast?

What was your favorite part of your toast?

The Toast Detail

The Toast Detail

How drunk did you get during the reception?

How drunk did you get during the reception?

And how drunk did Ana get?

And how drunk did Ana get?

Party time detail

Party time detail

Top 10 Favorite Day of Wedding Moments and Top 10 Pre-Wedding Moments

Top 10 Favorite Day of Wedding Moments and Top 10 Pre-Wedding Moments

Just dance

Just dance

Notes, Thoughts, Memories...

Notes, Thoughts, Memories...

Last Page and Back Cover

Last Page and Back Cover

Back Cover

Back Cover

Final Product

Final Product

DANCE

January 25, 2009

DANCE

Detailed Picture:

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Detailed Picture:

 

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Adjacent Page:

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love. simply. dream.

January 25, 2009

It’s been way too long since I’ve scrapbooked (or blogged, sadly enough), but thankfully I’ve gotten back into the groove and have created some pretty cute pages. I hope you enjoy. Soon enough I’ll be back to posting more money saving tips and ideas. Until then…Happy Scrapping!

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Original Beauty

January 2, 2009

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Detail:

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Always you and me

January 2, 2009

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Detail:

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