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A month of scrapbooking – day 6

Here we are at day 6 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

As I was going through my scrapbooks I was certain that I had started pages that I couldn’t see in the albums.  I searched through some 12×12 paper holders that I often take to scrapbooking weekends and BAM I found some unfinished pages.

Here is one that I finished off.  I’m not sure if this is exactly how I had first planned it.  When I found it the letters were cut and stuck down and some of the papers were prepared. I think it needs something “else” but I’ll leave it for now.  This is when Zane started Prep, this page is repeated across all four albums (even Tegan’s first day of school is in Zane’s album – Zane wasn’t even born then).

“Simple pages, completed albums”, my besties and I hated that motto and refused to live by it.  Maybe that is why this simple page just isn’t “enough”.

This designer series paper was Stampin’ Up! but is long retired.  The letters have been cut from Night Of Navy and the matching thick twine is currently available.

See you tomorrow for day 7!

A month of scrapbooking – day 4

Here we are at day 4 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

Today’s layout is one that is repeated across all four scrapbooks.  As I have mentioned before I love having photos of all the kids in each album, siblings are such a constant part of their lives throughout their childhood and so I want this reflected in their albums too.  I do have photos of Pete and I in their albums also, however probably not as much as I need to (note to self-get some more photos of us in there 🙂 ).

For this page I just needed to add the date, I just added the year in this case.  I added each child’s age also as you can see above the photo, this shows me that the photo was taken towards the end of 2009 which I felt was enough information in this instance.  I simply printed out the details on some vellum and punched it out to layer on the paper already there.  Fast fuse is my pick to adhere vellum down.

The orange is Pumpkin Pie.  The designer series paper was one by Stampin’ Up! and is long retired now.

Any questions please let me know.

A month of scrapbooking – day 3

Here we are at day 3 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

Yesterday I showed you the layouts for each of my daughter on their first birthday.  My son’s needed to be different as they had such feminine floral designs.  I did find that the layout and colours I came up with for his layout did suit pages for my girls and so duplicated the look for them too.

As part of my challenge I simply had to add their “number” and a date, you will notice that Zane’s layout is more distressed around the edges and I have used two greens.  I purchased this paper so long ago I’ve got no idea what the brand or style is, it was just from a  store, not Stampin’ Up! *gasp*

Any questions just let me know!

A month of scrapbooking – day 2

Here we are at day 2 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

Today I’ve simply added dates to a layout that was completed (fun fact – this is a redo layout, I hated the first one I had done).  I know I’m only sharing 3 of my 4 kids here, my son’s page is quite different, I’ll be back with that one tomorrow.

These pages basically do use lots of Stampin’ Up! items but aside from the Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock they are all retired 🙁

Any questions please let me know!

Desk Calendars

Here’s a perfect little something for someone!  I’m sure most people would find a little calendar and some post-it notes handy.  I love giving these to teachers and to friends who have jobs that tie them to a desk.

 

The little calendars can be found at scrapbooking shops or online.

These little free standing calendar/post-it notes combinations are easy to put together and do not use very many supplies.

Start with a sheet of A4 cardstock, cut it down the length at 10.5 cm.  With one of these pieces score at the centre (approximately 14.8cm) and then score again 7.4cm.

Cut the other strip at 14.8cm, I know the score lines are difficult to see, this is what you’ll have.

Adhesive only goes on the longer piece, on that first section to the score line.

This is how it will fold up once assembled….

You can decorate the top layer to your tastes.  I’ve used a sentiment from “Layering Love” and some paper from a retired pack that is very similar to “Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper”.

Line up the smaller piece over the top matching the bottom and sides.

Now you should be able to use your fold lines to get it to stand up, when you have it as you like it adhere a stack of post it notes (this will act as an anchor too).

Viola!

Another design….

Please let me know if you have any questions!
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I’ll be back soon with a tutorial on how to do my background!

 

Framelits….like lego only smaller!

When I was blessed with our son I quickly realised that my skills as a mother were no match for the superiority of Lego.  I do adore Lego, building it with my little boy are some of my most cherished memories (especially when he saves me steps for me to do so I “don’t feel left out”).  In saying that I’m guilty of not providing great places to store it and more than once I’ve heard it clatter around in my vacuum cleaner.

Once Stampin’ Up! introduced framelits, thinlits and photopolymer stamps I knew I had to grow up and get more responsible.  It is still a work in progress and many times I have delayed emptying my craft studio rubbish bins until I’m sure everything has been packed away properly.  Even when my framelits are in packets it can be tricky to know if you’ve got the right ones in the right packets and they can tend to rattle around a lot.

To help with keeping my framelits sorted correctly I have collected some great ideas from other crafters.

First step is to collect as many magnetic sheets as you can.  You’ll be surprised about where these can be found, some ideas are:

  • magnets from local businesses/health professionals.  My kids know to always grab one wherever they see them.
  • promotional material in your letterbox.  Politicians and real estate agents love to send calendars and note books to stick on your fridge.
  • sporting groups – when my son did Auskick through our Primary School there was a heap of magnetic stuff in his welcome pack
  • discount stores sell magnetic sheets, they also sell magnetic “L” and “P” plates which may be better value than the sheets in the craft aisle.
  • Office supply stores sell various magnetic products too.

I keep a lot of the packaging material our Stampin’ Up! supplies come in.  I really love the thick sheet of cardboard that comes in our Designer Series Paper packs.  It is fantastic for making boxes, templates and the like.  To store my framelits more successfully I’ve cut some down to slide into the framelit packets, I’ve then adhered magnetic sheets to one side.  I used Fast Fuse to attach the magnets, quicker than wet glue and stronger than SNAIL.  The magnets I used varied on each set depending on the sizes of each of the images.

I then used old catalogues to cut out the photo of the set to stick into the packet for an easy reference when packing up, it’s the easiest way to make sure you have all the correct pieces.

If you don’t have catalogues that you’d be happy to cut up you can place all the framelit pieces on a scanner, they will print out beautifully, then slide this reference in your packet.

I hope this helps!

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