Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Album - FCCB Challenge #65

Hi everyone!  For many years, I've been going to scrap weekends at Myrtle Beach with my girlfriends and this October will be the 10th anniversary of our getaways.  In honor of this, we're making each other gifts and my gift will be a mini album to give each gal.  I've never made a mini album and so I've been struggling with ideas that are quick, cheap and easy.

Finally, I came upon a video for a Paper Bag Mini Album from Following the Paper Trail blog (here it is: Paper Bag tutorial) and now I made my first mini album!  It was easy to make and I did it in about 3 hours (the housework will just have to wait).  For the album cover, I cut out a sun on my Cricut and used SCAL and my Cri-kit pens to write "Scrappin Memories". 

Here's the front cover of the album:

This shows the paper bag pages of the album:

We always take a group picture from each scrap retreat and I'm going to put them on the tags that I inserted into each envelope.  I added ribbon to each tag:

This shows you the thickness of the album.  I've used chipboard on the front and back to give the album weight and sturdiness:

I'm so pleased with the results!  Now I only have to make 10 more of them before our next retreat.  :-)  I'm entering this in two challenges:
FCCB challenge #65 - use a sun on a project - FCCB #65
Getting Cricky - created a penned project -  Getting Cricky

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Birthday card using ruffle technique

Using a tutorial from Operation Write Home on the dimensional ruffle technique, (Ruffle Card), I made a birthday card for my mother-in-law.  It's a great technique to use up my scraps, which I have waaay too many of!  Here's the card:

I don't get to make too many feminine cards, so I just had to go with a pink sparkly butterfly that I cut out using SCAL.

Lots and lots of ruffles, with dimensional stickers to pop them up a bit:

I'm entering this card in these two challenges:

Card Making Mamas: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's on my desk!

Creations with Christina has a fun task - show us what's on your desk!  No cleaning, either!

Here's what my desk looks like:

I'm soo happy to see the other ladies with the same kind of messy desk that I've got.  Maybe one day I'll have a craft room all to myself.

To see Christina's challenge about this, click here: What's on your desk????