Sunday, August 21, 2011

Remainder of the Christmas Planner

You may remember several weeks ago that I made a Christmas planner for a blog hop I was in.  I was asked about finishing the inside and finally had some time to do that.  Visit this post to see the finishing touches!


Dream Valley Challenges #14 - Color Challenge

Challenge time at Dream Valley Challenges.  This time the challenge is a color combo and boy I found this one to be tough.  The colors are yellow, orange and green.  I really had to work for this one.  I went thru all my papers and couldn't find any with just those colors.  I think I pulled it off in the end.  I made this as a pep talk card for DD.

The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and is called Steampunk Fairy.  I thought the image was stunning though I was a bit intimidated to color it.  Dotted cardstocks are Bo Bunny.  Sentiment is by MSE.  I used me EK Success punch on the orange cardstock under the image.  I believe it's called Deco Flower.

I'd also like to enter this in Flutter By Wednesday #167 - punches
Be sure to stop over at Dream Valley Challenges to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get to work on your entry!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Project B.A.M. (Book About Me)

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally be able to post this project.  I stumbled across this project over at Paper Phenomenon and absolutely fell in love.  I debated for a long time before purchasing the kit.  It was a chunk of change, then it sold out.  I was in a panic til Kathy decided to do some preorders to put together more kits.  I was fascinated to learn how to make my own albums and unique page configurations.  I've you've never been to Kathy's website you definitely need to check it out.  It has links to her UStream and YouTube videos.  This post is going to be picture heavy but I really wanted you to be able to see it.

This is the box that hold the album. The box is partially created using a Tim Holtz configuration box. Essentially the lid is the configuration box.

This is the box open but with the album out of it.

This is the front of the album.  Isn't it beautiful?

Here is the album spine made from Duck Tape (not Duct Tape but the kind for crafts). I put some bling on it to jazz it up.

Here is a close up of the cover and charms that are part of the toggle closure.

This is the box with the album in it.

Below are random shots of the interior. So far I've only put some opening comments in the pocket on the inside of the cover.

It stands about 3 inches thick and I haven't even started filling it.   

This will be a lifetime project and it will be a joy to leave this behind for my kids when I am gone.

Again be sure to go check out Paper Phenomenon.   Coming up soon is an album that is stored in a suitcase.  Can wait to see how she creates the suitcase.

Hugs and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #13 - Distressing

Hi there!  It's been 2 weeks already and it's time for a new challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges.  This fornight the challenge is "Distressing".  We have 2 sponsors this week,  Digi Doodle Shop and One Stop Card Crafts.

I used an image from Digi Doodle Shop called Daisy Girl.  I thought the image was absolutely precious.  I colore her with copics.  The daisy petals are colored with a white gel pen and then I distressed the edges with Range distress ink.  The patterened paper is from Basic Grey and the ribbon, flowers and bling are from my stash.  Be sure to head over to the  Dream Valley Challenges blog and see what the rest of the DT members created.  Can't wait to see what you distress and link up for the challenge.