Thursday, March 31, 2011

ABC Baby Book (#2-3)

Call it OCD or Type A or whatever, but I just can't help my urge for over-organization (is that even a word?). I labeled most of the photo frames in this album so that my sis would know what size to crop her pics to. Yes, she knows how to work a ruler, but I just thought, you know, since she would have a small baby and all, that she might like a quick note on what size would fit in each frame.     
Aren't these little giraffe brads the cutest!

The red frame was cut using Cricut Storybook. I used Cricut Plantin Schoolbook to cut multiple scalloped strips at about a 0.5" tall. Several scalloped strips were lined up along the right side of the page and a little section of scallops was added to the left of the frame too.

In my ear: Michael Buble

In my glass: Mike's light hard cranberry lemonade - makes me thirsty for summer!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ABC Baby Book (#1)

Now that all of the alpha pages are posted - here's the start of the baby book number pages. K&Co had a cute set of chipboard number stickers in the same "Wild Saffron" pattern. 

Most of the papers here are just solid cardstock, with one of the patterned papers snuck into the background. The red frame was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. Inking the edges of the curvy cutouts can be tricky if you rub the ink pad directly to the paper (as I normally do). Had to break out the fingertip dauber for this project!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How do you catch a leprechaun?

Somewhere in my camera...I have the funniest picture of my daughter wearing khaki shorts, with shamrock socks pulled up to her knees, 'catching' herself in a butterfly net. I thought they would be cute on a little shamrock page - with the label - how do you catch a leprechaun?

The shiny striped paper and some of the solids are from a Colorbok paper line called Woodhaven. There are a couple other solid papers thrown in and shamrocks cut with the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut cartridge. I used pop-up dots on the back of a few of the shamrocks for depth. The top frame will hold a 4 x 6 photo and the bottom will hold two 4 x 3 photos.

12 x 12" background
8.5 x 11" gray frame
9 x 5" blue frame
7 x 5" green frame
6.5 x 4.5" and 8.5 x 4.5" white frames

Have a lucky St. Pats weekend!

As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal,

Keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole

Friday, March 4, 2011

Love Grows Here - 12" Pages

These heart pages were so much fun to make! The papers and some of the embellishments are from a new line at Close to My Heart and I added some pink and red embellishments I had on hand. On the left, I covered the flower petals with clear and red Stickles. On the right, I added some shiny pink fabric paint to the 'love grows' sticker. Yes, I know I'm probably breaking some sort of acid free rule, but I always use whatever supplies I have on hand, whether they're archival or not. Oh well :)

All of the paper edges were inked - some with black ink some with pink ink, just to mix it up a bit. I stamped the polka dots with matching pink ink on the white frame to the right. At the top of the photo, I added a little heart sticker and some red rhinestones. I wish they would show up in the picture. All the bling on these pages is so cute!

12" patterned background
10" square - white
9 x 4.5" black pattern
4 x 4.5" flower pattern
4 x 4.5" polkadot pattern
Small white frames 4 x 3, 4 x 4 and (2) 3 x 3.5 -or- frames .25" larger than your photos

12" patterned background
8.5 x 10" white frame
10.75 x 7.5" black pattern

In my ear: Hot Six Janet Evanovich
In my glass: H2O - o-oh-o-oh - the right stuff! (sorry, that was my poor attempt at singing like NKOTB)
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