Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here's the birthday card I made for my youngest granddaughter this year. She's growing so fast and just as beautiful as can be!! I hope she enjoyed her goodie box and card :) She lives about 800 miles away so I wasn't able to be there : ( The card stock I used for the card is a purple shimmer. Walmart sold it in a pack of different colors for awhile, but I've not seen it there lately. That's sad because it had such vibrant colors in it and the shimmer was so nice! It cut very clean too. The ribbon is by Ofray. The happy birthday image was a free image I found online. I printed it on card stock, placed pop dots on the pack and positioned it on the die cut I made. It was made using my Spellbinder's Nestabilities from the Label Two set. I distressed the edges of it with Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord Distress Ink. The die cut is made from a material I have no name for. My husband brought it home to me. My biggest fan and enabler!! :)
Friday, March 23, 2012
First Mini Album
Hi all! This is a mini album I made. It was such fun making it!! I left the front center blank so the recipient could place whatever photo they wanted there. I used my Cinch to bind it using either Blueberry or Ocean spiral binding(sorry I can't remember exactly which one it was). The paper collection I used was Heidi Grace Prlscent. I'm going to venture and guess that's supposed to be short for Pearlescent. I put a couple of Tim Holtz corner protectors on it. I just love his product line! The photo frame I have hanging from the binding at the top was made using Making Memories Glass & Frame. The large flower in the upper right is a Making Memories Jumbo Blossom with Pebble Brad. The center is a piece of cereal box cut on my Cricut using a top note svg file which had stitching cut outs around the outside edge. I then cut a piece of blue card stock using the same file. I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. Then I weaved yellow & burgundy ribbon, alternating colors, every other stitch. The Bible charm is a locket of which I placed a couple of photos in that I know the recipient doesn't have :) I loved the vintage look chain. It has multiple keys and padlocks attached to it. I used my Slice Elite machine to cut a tag of which I heat embossed the design on it then placed it in a Making Memories tag frame. I tied different types of ribbons to the binding as well. The pink flower is a white Spare Parts flower I spritzed with Viva Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist then used a yellow mini brad in the center. Each flower has a butterfly on it. The butterfly on the white flower is a shimmery foil material. For the life of me, I can't remember who made them. They came with many on one sheet with multiple shapes & sizes. The butterfly on the other flower is a purple crystal. The brass plate in the bottom right corner says I Love You. I just happen to find this in an old jewelry box among a lot of old jewelry I'd forgotten we had. And I used a Teresa Collins Perfect Closure Leather Strap. I just love the look her closure gives to it. If I've missed something or you have any questions please feel free to contact me.