Sunday, July 26, 2009
These cards are made from an Emporium Level 1 Paper Pack that was cut into 3 - 4inch strips to make 18 cards. (I only have 7 of them done right now.) I am having a class in August that you may use any paper pack you'd like. Below the baby pages are 18 cards made from That's Amore level 1 paper pack.
I have been in the process of making two baby scrapbooks. One for my best friend, who just had her first baby in June. She had a beautiful baby girl. The other for my sister-in-law who is also having a baby girl this fall. It has taken me about two months to complete these. I am very happy with the way they turned out! Each album came with 10 page protectors. So, I decided to make 20 pages for each of them. I have pictures of all 20 pages, shown below. You will see doubles on a couple of them, as I had to change color or made them a little different based on my availability of paper or embellishments.
I got inspiration for this page from a Creating Keepsakes magazine. The woman used a 9x9 (or so) page with a picture of her and her husband. I thought what a great way to start a baby album. I thought they could use a side view of their tummy's or a pictue of them and their spouse, telling about the excitement of their new arrival.
More To Adore Level 2 Paper Pack is one of my favorites. I used Cherish. The layout is called Abstract and is on page 66-67. I also used rhinestones. The stamp sets I used were a retired set called 'Random Thoughts,' a Stamp Of The Month called 'Moments in Time,' and the 'Key to my Heart' that came in a promotion is Jan.2009.
This page I used up what I had of a retired Sugar & Spice Level 2 Paper Pack. The idea came from the Reflections Book and the layout is call "Pinwheel Quartet". It is a nice and simple layout that easily fits 4 - 4x6's, two vertical and two horizontal.
Bathtime is always a fun layout to do. The Cherish book was used and the layout is called Dynamic Design on page 116. The paper wasn't CTMH, but you can purchase the same colors for this layout. They are all textured. I also used Liquid Glass on the small animals to give them a wet, shiny look. The duck was made from my Cricut.
The chipboard I painted purple.
This page I used Vineyard Berry, Olive, 2nd generation olive, Autumn Terracotta, & Sunflower on the leaves. Then I took Sorbet and inked the edges with a sponge tool. I decided that there needed to be color between the leaves, so I took my sponge tool and dipped it in the Sorbet and swiped it all over in the empty areas. I LOVED the way it turned out!! Although I realize that the Sorbet is hard to see.
The letters FALL, I embossed them in white with our retired alphabet set called "Classic". Any alphabet stamp set will do.
This layout was made with the Everlasting Level 2 Paper Pack and the Evergreen Stamp Set. For the left page, I used the design called Gallery Collection on page 98 in Cherish. The page on the right was from the Imagine book. The design is called Three Part Harmony on page 44-45.
I used the Daydream Level 2 Paper Pack, Cupcake Sprinkles Stamp Set, Cherish and the design is called Balanced Blocks on page 104-105. The colors for this pallette are Lilac Mist, Creme Brule, Blush, and Sweet Leaf. I also added some sparkles.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
In my August Card Class, we will be taking a Level 1 That's Amore Paper Pack. It comes with 4 Preprinted sheets, 2 Cardstock, 2 B&T Duos, and 2 sheets of Stickease. We will cut the 4 preprinted sheets and the 2 cardstocks into 3 strips at 4 inches each. Fold in half to give us 18 cards and the duos and stickease we will use to embellish.
These pages were made with 1/2 of the Bella paper pack. I used the Buttoned Up stamp set and Hollyhock Ribbon.
This layout is focusing on Friends, but I think you can change it to Sisters or even focus on your Mom or your Mother's Day. I know that there is alot of background on the right page, but there is alot of room to put lots of smaller pictures.
The page on the left where it is a strip and a blank, will actually have a matted picture. I just don't have the matte on it yet. I was thinking about waiting until I knew what picture I would use.
**All 6 of the Bella pages are made from one Level 2 paper pack and Stickease.**
This box and card set was created by another Close To My Heart Consultant, who shared with the rest of us. I loved it so much that I had to create one myself!
Your box can be created any way you like. I have seen a Christmas box using the "Evergreen" stamp set. The Idea Book also shows a box using the "Unforgettable" Level 2 Paper Pack.
I have also seen where someone had made multiple card boxes and put them on a shelf on their side and labeled them. Like one for Christmas cards, one for Birthday cards, etc. Just a few ideas.