Saturday, July 31, 2010

Altered Domino Pendants

I decorated ordinary white dominos with alcohol inks, vintage french music paper, and victorian die cuts. The two to the right are just stamped with staz-on after the alcohol ink dried. Something different to play with.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mini Accordian Albums

I made this album as part of Jeff's birthday gift so he could take it to work and display it on his desk. I used some more recent photos of us at the park with the dog, and others from this past winter outside, and made it a collection of photos of us and our pets, which for now in our lives, is our little family.

I made two of this album to send to my grandma and my aunt and her family as thank yous for our visit. Some great family photos that were ten years over due...since that was the last time I've seen this part of my family the time was very special. I got the idea for these adorable, affordable and easy accordian albums from Maura & Sheila's blog. These ladies are full of helpful tips and awesome ideas for paper crafting! I chose not to use the pockets in my album, but they are envelopes to store tags for journaling and extra photos!

Albums, Albums, Albums

I may have disappeared from blogging for a few weeks, but I've definitely still been creating. From wedding cards to a wedding album, to birthday cards and birthday mini-book, to two travel albums and a few family photo mini books--I've been back to my scrapbooking roots for awhile. Above are photos of some of the layouts in the 8x8 wedding book that I made for my cousin Gabe and his new wife Kate for their wedding gift from me. Their colors were blue and green, and the wedding was outdoors on an old farm in Virginia, so I kept the look clean, simple, casual and elegant with pale blue, olive green, white and silver accents. I scrambled to take good photos at the wedding, went from the wedding to a CVS to print photos and make them a photo cd, put the photos in my other-wise pre-assembled album together that night, and had it sent back to them with my dad for his visit the next day. Whew! It was a little crazy, but I think they really enjoyed it.