Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thinking a Little Christmas in September

Have you wondered about gifts this year?  I sure have been.  I've decided to do a little something for my family members who all have too much "stuff" anyway.  I'm going to make mini-albums!


Crush Book of your choice:  I used Bluebird.


A My Crush Assortment or two:

Chevron Ribbon:


1.  Open the rings on the My Crush book and take out all of the pages.  Cut each page in half.  Choose a few pages (I used 12 half-pages) for your album.

2.  Ink the edges of your papers with cocoa ink and a sponge.  (Remember you can cut the sponges into 6 or 8 pieces for your distressing needs.)

3.  Choose pictures and cut them to fit your book as desired.  Using the My Crush Assortment packs embellish the pages as desired.

4.  Be sure to journal!  The stories are important!

5.  Stack the pages as you would like.

6.  Cut the ribbon into strips (about 8") and thread through every other hole on the side of your pages.  (I used 5 pieces of ribbon.

For less than $40 you can make at least 4 albums (and probably more!)

I love my album.  I keep it by my desk so I can look through and get a quick hug from my family pictures.  I can't wait to make some more of these for Christmas gifts.  I even think I'm going to get the Holiday Happenings My Crush book, assortment, and badge buttons to make 25 Days of Christmas albums.

May your days be merry and bright and happy scrapping!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Stampers with a Heart Scaredy Cat Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop.  All Stampers with an Attitude are part of Kimberly Moss’s team.  If you came from Belinda McClane’s blog you are at the right place.  By the way, didn't you just love Belinda's wreath?  This is definitely on my make list.  How cute this will be decorating the library at school.

Let's get hopping.  I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Scaredy Cat paper pack and embellishments.  I am not much of a Halloween kind of gal; but I am in love with this paper.  I will probably be adding to this post over the next few days.  I have a couple of other projects in the works.

I am really into morale boosters this year.  Do you know a teachers, a nurse, a friend, a colleague who could use a pick me up?  Here is an inexpensive idea.  I made a cover for a mini legal pad and added an embellishment.  

These are so easy to make.  You cut your cardstock the length of the item and the width of the item times 2 + 1/4".

For a 3x3 notepad that would be 6 1/4" x 3".  Score at 3" from each side, leaving the 1/4" "spine."

Add a piece of paper, another piece of cardstock, and an embellishment.  How fun!

Items used:

Now hop on over to Sue Latta's blog, to see what she's been up to with Scaredy Cat.  I know you will love the card she made.  I sure do and am definitely making this card, too.

Happy hopping!