Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day 2011 (List It!_1)

I threw out the List It! Holidays challenge - Here is my Father's day submission.  I did a digital page (they are so much faster!) I got a free template from Free Digital Scrapbooking, and modified it (a lot!) - but that is why I love sketches - they give me the jump start of inspiration I need. 

We did the world tour on Sunday - I saw my pap, my father and Dan and his father.  It was great seeing everyone.  I gathered a ton of pics of my father, grandfather and even his dad - I can't wait to start sorting threw them - I love old black and white pictures - they are a window of mystery.

Happy Father's Day to all dads!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Adams Acres Posting - Check it out!

My Dino creations are posted over on Adams Acres - Please teake a minute to check it out by clicking here. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

List It! Holidays Challenge

There is a new ebook out on Ella Publishing, List IT! Holiday Edition -
From what I can gather this is the first of a series of 3 of these List IT! types of books -click here for a video from Ella about these lists and some sample ideas.  There is a coupon code for 15% off - LISTMORE.

So I challenge anyone who wants to play along - starting with the next holiday (Starting with Father's day), or going back from start of 2011.  I will post my pages as I get them done - Please feel free to add your page in the comments (and if you cant do that I will see 1. if I can create a gallery or 2. send them to me and I will upload).  Should be an easy way to stay on top of the year, (personally I will probly be adding these to my Project Life, but I can see maybe the possibility of a 2012 mini-book??)

from Ella's website:
List It! journaling guides make it easier than ever to write about your life! These printable, prompted, journaling lists are gorgeously designed and creatively imagined—perfect for use on scrapbook pages, mini-albums, notebooks, and handmade list journals.

Some of the 94 prompts in List It! Holiday Edition are obvious and universal, others are quirky and unique. But they're all inspired by major events on the calendar, from winter to spring to Valentine’s Day to Christmas.

The Options are Endless:

  • Print a single list to use as a journaling spot on a scrapbook page.
  • Choose just your favorite lists to print for your own customized list notebook.
  • Let these lists inpsire fresh, creative journaling for all of your holiday-related scrapbook layouts this year.
  • Print all the lists and bind them into a notebook. Pull out your notebook on each major holiday throughout the year—the perfect reminder that it's time reflect on your life and record important details and memories.
  • Print the lists back-to-back, or print a sheet of extra lines on the back sides of each list for extra writing space!
  • Trim a handful of lists to 4 x 6, pair them with 4 x 6 photos, and create a simple, stylish mini-album.
Watch our short List It! videos for extra information and ideas!

NOTE: We have two more List It! journaling guides coming later this month, on these themes: everyday life and childhood memories!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Adams Acres Design Team! - yay me!!

I was recently chosen to be a design team member for the super talented Charity Adams of Adams Acres.  I am super thrilled to have the opportunity to use her files and show off some fun crafts along the way!

Charity Adams creates svg files for software like Make the Cut and Sure Cuts a Lot or other die cut machines.  You can find her items and blog here at Adams Acres, and you can watch what the talented members (me included (yay)) of her design team here at Die Cut Designer.

My first task was to create something using these cutest dinosaurs that Charity created, you can find them here.  Here is what I created...

First I made a card, using Deja Views Baby Girl paper, I distressed the edges and added some bling with the stickles.  Certain parts needed some dimension via pop dots!

Secondly (is that a word?) I made a sippy cup for my friend, Gretchen's baby boy Connor.  I cut 3 dinos out of primary colored vinyl and stuck them on the cup - super easy & so fun!

I hope you enjoy, and please take a minute to check out Adams Acres and Die Cut Designer.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Below is the gift we have for Sammy's teacher -
There are quite a few components and I am afraid I didn't take any pictures - (I was pushing the deadline to get it done).  After I handed it off Jo Anne was so kind to send some pictures and a nice note about it to the class parents. 

Her teacher loves to garden, so this all started with a black planters box, that I painted green and distressed. Jo Anne went to the class and got each child's fingerprints in red and yellow and we made ladybugs and bumble bees out of them and added their names.  The box was painted with clear crackle and sprayed.    Next we purchased some seeds, gardening tools and gloves.  Made a few paper accordion flowers and rolled some extra cash into "grass".  We purchased some gift cards, and each child completed a small sentiment for the teacher.  I added a picture of each child with their sentiment in the small mini-book.  Each page of the book was decorated with coordinating paper - inked edges and cricut cut bugs from the paisley and Disney princess cartridges.

I hope that she enjoys her gift!