Posts Tagged ‘scrapbooking basics’

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.

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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.

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.

Page?folder=Faithbooking

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!

Kick off the new year just right!

December 30, 2008

For all of you newbie scrappers out there, I have compiled a “Beginners Kit” that contains all of the must-have tools and supplies every scrapper needs to get started. Of course this list will contain only the most affordable products, because trust me scrapping can get expensive!

Must Have Tools:

1. Photo Safe Adhesives (archival quality only)

2. Pigment Pens and Markers

3. Small sharp scissors

4. Paper Trimmer

5. Solid Colored Cardstock (sizes 12×12 and 8 1/2×11)

6. Patterned Paper (of your choice)

7. Embellishments (stickers, rub-ons, brads, flowers, ribbons, etc;)

8. Scrapbook Album

 

Optional Goodies:

1. Ink Pad

2. Chipboard Letters and Cutouts

3. Craft Knife

4. Cutting Mat

5. Punches

6. Paints and Chalks

7. Decorative Scissors

8. Stamps

These basic tools and supplies should be enough to get you started, but are only a few of the many wonderful products that scrapping has to offer. All of these items can be found at your local Walmart, Michaels, Target, or Jo-Anne Fabrics store. (Helpful Hint: Register your e-mail and personal information on the Michaels and Jo-Anne Fabrics websites and recieve free monthly coupons.)

 Once you have you’ve compiled your “Beginners Kit” it is time to get organized. Gather together all of your photos and separate them into several piles according to the event and time in which they took place. Once you have completed this step jot down as many notes as possible about each of your photos. This can be completed in several ways.

Create a photo log using a simple word document which contains the date, location, and theme (birthday, anniversary, celebrations, holidays, seasons, and/or vacation) of the event that is taking  place in each of your pictures. List all of the names of the people in the picture and explain what is going on as best as possible. If you prefer a more simple solution I suggest using sticky notes or index cards to jot down this info.

Once you have compiled all of this information and your photos have been sorted into chronological piles, find an archival-quality (acid and lignin-free) photo storage container to put all of your photos. (Helpful Hint: If you decide to use a plastic storage device only use plastic containers that are specially labeled for photo storage.) Separate them with an index card listed in a way that you prefer: whether it be by the year, month, theme or event.

 

Now that you’re ready to scrap, it’s time to get that creative energy flowing. Create a scrapbook journal/idea book that contains sample page layouts, titles, color combinations, quotes, magazine clippings, and any other forms of inspiration. Map out  and sketch your layouts before you begin scrapping, this will save you lots of energy and give you more quality scrapping time! Writing, drafting, and doodling in your journal is simple and fun. The best part is it can be done during a lunch break, while your kids are napping, or when you have a little free time.

Constantly search for ideas, techniques, and products in magazines, blogs, and websites; this will allow your creativity to expand and grow. (Helpful Hint: Instead of purchasing the latest scrapping books, I check them out from the public library for free!)  Once you begin this process you will find that your scrapping time will be more efficient and productive.

Follow the “Beginner Kit” and you’ll be on your way to becoming a frequent scrapper! Good luck and good scrapping!!!