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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Tag Book

Hi!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway filling in at ShesASassyLady today!

I saw this tag book months ago and had to figure out how to make it!  It was on my list for a while.  At the beginning of this summer, I saw a cute article about a Summer Bucket List for kids.  I got to thinking about what would be on my own list.....and I remembered this project.  It was only fitting to use the book as my own Summer Bucket List mini album!

I started with a 6x12 piece of cardstock.  I scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  The top of the paper measures 2 1/2".  I marked my center point and went 1 1/4" to either side and made a dot.  I trimmed from the dot on the top to the bottom corner on both sides to make this shape.

I used this K&Co. paper pad with 2 sided papers for my album.  I used two of each sheet and alternated folding them.

I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

Here are all of my pages.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes in each page.  With the Crop-A-Dile, you can punch through several papers at once.

I cut out some tags from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More at 5.25".  I hid the slit in the tag.

I used my ATG gun to glue down the flaps.

I also glued down the outer flaps.
I cut out summer 2010 from Lyrical Letters Loop Dee Loo at 1".

I put one tag in each pocket.  I tied ribbon around each pocket and stapled ribbon to each tag.  I also tied some ribbons to the rings.

Here is my Summer 2011 Bucket List Mini Album.  My tags will be filled with memories from Baseball, T-Ball, Organizing, 4th of July, Crafting and our annual vacation to the Ozarks!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pre-K Graduation LO

I open a 12x24 mat on my Gypsy to layout my pieces for a 2 page layout.

I open up a  new layer and copy and paste the title.  I group the letters by color of paper on my mat and then cut out.

I open another layer and move over the hats and the words.  I copy and paste the words for my second page.

I cut them both out.

This is my all-time favorite tip with my Gypsy ~ use your negative piece to line up your project!!  I have a heck of a time getting my letters straight when I want them straight, but in this case I wanted them to wave across the bottom of the page.  I use paperclips to hold the negative (template) to my paper and then run my letters through the Xyron and stick them in their slots!!

You can see the words across the bottom of the pages here.

I used some twine to make my own tassle!!  I glued it down with some ATG tape.
These two pages will come after in the album.  I put Tanner's tassle on his certificate.  Tanner and Jadon are BFFs, so I took a photo of them after the ceremony.  I thought the page on the right looked a little plain, so............

I added some words and twine!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

4th of July Stripes (no stars)

I am posting manually tonight as blogger keeps switching my status from "scheduled" to "draft" so this will be on SweetSassyDiva's blog in the morning!

Hi!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway!  My challenge for SweetSassyDiva was to create a 4th of July project using stripes but no stars.  This was not as easy as I thought it would be!!  I started out thinking about making a card and was thinking about the flag without using stars.  I thought it was too plain for a card, so I merged this idea with another one I started a while back ~ a layout about shopping for fireworks!

I found this flag on Independence Day and cut it out at 5.96w x 3.50h.  I cut out the flag in white and stripes in red.

I cut out 4th of July from Stand and Salute to fit in the square where the stars would go.  I wasn't sure if I was going to put white on blue or blue on white, so I cut out both.

I ran the stripes through my Xyron.

I used the negative piece as a template to adhere the stripes to the flag.

I pulled off the negative piece.  As you can see, I leave the pieces on the mat until I am ready for them.  This way I don't lose anything!!

Nope....did not like this look!

Much better!  But the blue looked too long, so I looked it up online and realized the first long stripe is white.  I trimmed the blue and resized and recut the 4th of July.

Then I cut out the tent and banners from Carousel.  The tent is sized at 6.58w x 5.75h..  I cut out the banner at 5.67w x 2.23h.

I cut out the base of the tent and more banners on the next layer.

I used the font on Batman for the word FIREWORKS at 1.31h.  I cut an extra I in red and welded a fuse (a lower case L from Lyrical Letters) to the first L.  I welded the fuse to the L and welded the word together.  I welded and cut out the words shopping for (at 1"h) from Lyrical Letters

I cut apart the blue and white banners and glued them to the red one.

I took these circles (3 different sizes) that I punched out from a thesaurus.

I crinkled them up.

I painted them red with acrylic paint.  I used a little black paint to ink the edges.

I layered them into flowers with a blue crystal in the center.
I took my flag and made it into a secret journaling flap.  Or maybe I will have an extra picture to stick inside...

I like hidden photos and journaling!!

Here is my little firework.  I used stickles to stripe it and to cover the fuse.

I inked the edges of the paper with red paint.  I added stickles to the 4th of July.  I added stickle stripes to the banner.  I also added a stripe of ribbon (or two) to the photo mats.

Here is the other page.

In our family, shopping for fireworks is a big tradition!  My husband (biggest kid in the family) goes as often as I allow him to!!  We have a big party every 4th!

Now, what to do with my discards and scraps.....well make a card of course!!

I kept with the stripe theme and glued down some stripes.

I took this scrap and just cut out three circles.  I crinkled them and inked the edges with black paint.

I added some gems and the white 4th of July (the one that was too big for the flag)!

Thanks so much Bobbi Jo for having me on your blog for the 4th of July Stripes Challenge!!!