Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch-Layout # 15

Here is my layout for the May Flower Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used up a few of my printed paper scraps as the background. I originally made this layout to submit in another challenge for National Scrapbook Day. I really liked the layout, but the subject was not about something that I wanted to put in my scrapbook, (what would you do if you won the lottery). So I took it apart and re-worked it with the picture of me and my twins at their pre-schools Mother's Day Brunch.

I made the crepe paper flower white and then sprayed it with my lime green glimmer mist.
I was also able to use up some flowers, pins, and brads that I had gotten in some swaps!

I will definately put this one in my scrapbook. Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Make your own bakers twine!

Baker's twine is showing up in everything lately, but it's hard to find and it's not very cheap! I wish that I could say that this was all my idea, because I love that I can make it with stuff on hand. But I saw a video on YouTube by UKmaryanne and followed her directions.

First start by protecting your ruler. I wrapped mine with a piece of cardstock and then taped it off. Next take some white cotton yarn and wrap it around your ruler and slide it together but don't let it overlap. Use your Copic, ProMarker, Prismacolor, or another marker to make lines on the yarn. I tried a Sharpie, but it didn't put out enough ink to soak through to the other side of the yarn. My Copic worked great.

Once it's dry, unwind it and it's all done! It's not a perfect match, but I love the fact that it's free! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Game Day- Layout 14

I had so much fun over the weekend at A Cherry On Top! They had sooo many challenges, twenty to be exact, classes, games, and lots and lots of awesome layouts uploaded into their galleries! I was able to complete the drink carrier class, one fast scrap challenge, and two layout challenges in between playing games, baseball games, and Mother's Day activities!

I finished this one for Challenge #5, use all caps for your title. A pretty easy one, and since I was inspired to use these pictures, I had to make them fit into a challenge and this was the easiest to do.

My oldest son received the game ball on opening day. And one of my favorite kinds of photos to take is one with a small aperture, a small depth of field. I had my son hold out the baseball so it is in focus and he is blurry along with about fifty other people in the background! Once I saw the photo, it went straight to the top of my "to scrap" pile!!

I used some Fouth of July papers since I didn't really have any Cubs stuff, but it works and I was able to use up some of my stash! The baseball die cut might look familiar. I had a couple left over from the baseball goodie bags that I made for opening day, so I used it on the layout. I have some more great pictures from ball season, so I am sure you will see more of these colors! Happy crafting!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Altered Drink carrier-NSD project!

My first National Scrapbook Day project. I altered a drink carrier into a tool caddy. I used my leftover paper from last month's counterfeit kit. If you would like to view the tutorial from A Cherry On Top, here is the link. Happy crafting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbook Day!

Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day. I will be celebrating at A Cherry On Top They have contests, online crops, challenges, prizes, and a sale going on all weekend. What more could you ask for?!? Hope you will stop by and check it out! Happy National Scrapbook Day and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

T-Shirt beach bag!!!

I have been so excited to share this project with you!

This bag started out as a $3 shirt that I found at the Goodwill. I loved this shirt when I found it, but it was not the right size for my boys. It is an Aeropostale shirt that was in great shape for a used white shirt! I bought it not knowing what I would do with it. But I quickly decided that I needed to turn it into a bag.

Since knit would stretch too much if I put anything inside it, I picked out a cute yellow polka dot material to line the inside. Originally the print on the shirt was way up on the neck, so after I added some bamboo handles, it was a little higher up than I would have like to have it. I should have added some extra fabric to the top so the design would be lower, but I didn't think about that until after it was finished. I cut out the Aeropostale out of the shirt and made it into a tag inside the purse.

Since then, I have found a Lucky brand shirt and a couple of others that I plan to make into more bags. I may list this one on Etsy, but I'm not sure I can give it up! Happy crafting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, a little early!

Whew! What a busy week it's been! We had a baseball tournament, a birthday party complete with some house guests, and a going away party. I feel like I can finally sit down again!

On Wednesday, after a horrible day of storms and tornado warning, I got a wonderful surprise from my husband, an early Mother's day gift. Normally he would NEVER let me open a present early, but with the birthday party this weekend, he knew that I would want to use it!

So here it new Nikon D5100!! I love the features on this camera and I am quickly learning how to use it. I took a ton of photos at the party and just random shots all weekend and I can't wait to look through them and see how they turned out! Hopefuly I will have some to post soon. I have a couple of projects to post too, so look for those in the next couple of days! Happy crafting!