Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teacher Appreciation

I was going through posts, and realized I never posted the teacher appreciation mini albums I made for my children's teachers last June.  I was waiting till I gave the teachers their gifts but then never got around to posting the actual albums.  My kids were so blessed to have amazing teachers last year, and in fact my daughter was in tears that her teacher was changing schools.  I decided to make them mini albums and DCWV stacks are perfect for this.  You get so many coordinating elements and papers it makes it easy to put them together.  I am posting the album I made for my daughters teacher, and in the next day or two I will post the two I made for my son's teachers.  Each page has a pocket at the top with a photo mat to pull out, and the mats are all 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" so all the teacher needs to do is add photo's.  I try to make albums for non scrappers easy this way, since I know a lot of them won't want to trim pictures, etc.  I also used the cut apart cards in the stack, and put them in the pockets so they can add journaling etc.

Supplies used: DCWV Sky's the Limit stack, Spellbinders Creative Page Tabs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Baby Card - FWF

It's time for another baby card, one of the girls at my new work is going on maternity leave and is having a little girl.  I decided to use my go to baby card but at the same time I wanted to change it up a little.  This time I made a little bib and added the row of onsies (stamped on PP using the EP Little Girl Stamp set from Unity).  I used some twine and some homemade enamel dots on the bottom (can never find white it seems).

I made a video tutorial earlier and if you want to make it here is the link. 

Supplies used:  DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl, DCWV Pastels Stack, EP Little Girl Unity Stamps, Spellbinders Jumbo Circles, Ovals, Standard Circles, Twine

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Sweetheart

Phew its been a busy month, but I have been making more progress at getting my son's baby album done.  I used the sketch from the September 2014 Create Magazine that can be found on page 18-19.  I can't post the actual sketch because its an online magazine but it was perfect for these pictures of my son.  I just love this stack it is so perfect for boy layouts and I wish I knew who the manufacturer is.

Supplies used: Awesome boy paper, MM Letters, Twine, Enamel Dots, Spellbinders Creative Page Tabs, DCWV Card Stock

Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday-FWF

It's my nephew's 4th Birthday tomorrow and since I struggle with these kinds of cards I decided a sketch was the way to go.  I used this months DCWV Stack a Holic sketch, and the Echo Park Little Boy Stamps from Unity.  It's not the best picture but there was a sick little boy sleeping in the room with all the lights so I had to make do.



Supplies used:  DCWV Monsters and Robots, Unity Stamps EP Little Boy

Monday, October 13, 2014

Awesome News and a New Layout

First let me start off saying that I am so excited that I have made it to round two of the Imagine Crafts design team.  Here is the announcement and I am a both nervous and excited to have made it through, it is an honour to be included among such talented people.

Second I am sharing a layout I made, the first page was based on the DCWV stackaholic challenge earlier in the year.  It was a one page challenge but I have so many pictures I made it into a two page layout.  Between the vacation album and my son's baby album I have been busy with layouts recently.  I am determined to get through these two albums since I have another vacation to finish LOL.

Supplies used: DCWV Garden Party, Spellbinders Labels 17

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Precious Parts

Sharing another layout from my son's baby album.  This is one I planned before he was born (I was inspired by another layout with similar pictures).  I kept taking pictures of his hands, feet, etc but what always struck me was how small his hands were in ours.  So I took a picture of his hand in ours with my husband, daughter and myself.

Supplies use: MME Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks Paper, Lifestyle Crafts Nested Squares, Espresso Cardstock, Star punch, Silhouette Cameo