A while back I saw on a gal’s blog where she had decorated her ugly ole digital photo frame and made it all pretty with scrapbooking paper and stuff, and I knew I wanted to do that with mine. I got this for Christmas in 2010 and haven’t set it up yet and I feel bad about it because my hubby put a lot of thought into this gift for me. So I finally got going and fixed it up pretty for my living room.
Here’s what it looked like before:
I used scrapbooking paper, Prima flowers and Prima crystal swirls. Here’s what it looks like now:
And here’s a closeup of the flowers. Love Prima flowers!
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Here’s a project I did recently that was shown on Practical Scrappers yesterday.
My aunt asked me to make her this special little scrapbook. She had written this little poem book type thing for my cousin (her nephew) for his 18th birthday. He passed away unexpectedly a year later and she received this back from his mother as a keepsake. She laminated it and has been carrying it around in her wallet ever since, but she wanted something more substantial so she asked me to do something with it.
I used a 7Gypsies chipboard tag album that looked like this before I started:
And I decorated with paper she picked out and then just prettied up the front. Here’s the after:
This is what she was carrying around:
I actually scanned all the little pages and printed them out onto white cardstock so she could keep the originals. I covered every page (tag) in the album with black cardstock and just adhered my little pages in order to each one.
It’s a cute little poem, so I thought I would share the inner pages with you here. If you can’t see them well enough, just click on each photo and give it a second to adjust and it will be just the right size.
My aunt was so thrilled with this, and I was so happy to be able to give her a special keepsake of one of her nephews.
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I know it’s past Christmas, but seriously how CUTE is the face on this kid?
Summer was only 3 in this photo!
I used American Crafts cardstock, Imagination Project paper (distressed the edges around the way around), the tag with the year on it and the tag with the word Christmas on it are from Shabby Chic Tags (love them). The trees are a digital stamp that I printed on white cardstock and cut out. I can’t remember where they came from and I hate when that happens! I think the jewels I put on it are from the $1 bin at Michaels (my favorite spot in Michaels- ha ha) I also used GCD Studios black glitter letter stickers (LOVE) and a Fancy Pants glittery photo overlay.Filed under design team stuff, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking | Comment (0)
I had an assignment at Practical Scrappers of doing a Christmas project for last Saturday and this is what I came up with. I went with very simple, using scraps of things I already had and trying to use up what I have too.
That’s American Crafts Christmas paper that I used as the base, an OLD Dude Designs journaling card, then an American Crafts thicker metallic Christmas tree on top. The JOY is a really old Deja Views rub on.
And here’s another one:
This one actually uses packaging from Imaginisce products (maybe rubons…can’t remember) . I also used a metallic Christmas tree sticker from Imaginise (very hard to take picture of this!) and a sticker from BoBunny.
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Today Practical Scrappers is showcasing Christmas cards from us designers. Here’s the card that I made:
I used Basic Grey paper (reindeer), a Dear Lizzy poinsettia sticker, and the NOEL is actually a glittered transparency from Fancy Pants. I used my edge distresser (Heidi Swapp) on the reindeer paper for the first time ever successfully! I don’t know why I had so much trouble getting the hang of this thing!
See the edges?
For some Christmas inspiration, check out all the cards from the other designers too right here.
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Practical Scrappers featured more fall projects on Thursday and my latest page for their design team was included. Here it is:
I actually changed a couple things but am too lazy at this moment to take another photo for you. ha ha
You can go over to the Practical Scrappers site and see some more fall inspiration here.Filed under design team stuff, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking | Comment (1)
Over at Practical Scrappers we have recently featured lots of awesome Halloween layouts and Halloween cards. There is some great talent showcased here for layouts and here for cards. Go over and check them out!Filed under design team stuff | Comment (0)
This was a mini book I made as part of the design team over at Practical Scrappers for their post featuring Halloween projects. You can see all the other cool stuff here.
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I recently made a cute little mini Halloween book with Summer’s trick or treating photos from back in 2006. She was Little Bo Peep that year, and that was the last time she let me pick out her costume. ha ha!
Here’s a closer view of the inside pages. I used a lot of Stickles to make the candies and some of the pumpkins sparkly. I also added googly eyes to the pumpkins and owl just to make it more fun. Click on the photos to see the details better!
(check out her best friend’s costume…she was the bride of frankenstein and she looked AWESOME!)
What do you think? Isn’t it cute? I saw a really cute idea the other day of a mini album showing all of your kid’s costumes through the years, and I’m gonna make one of those really soon. Love that idea.Filed under design team stuff, mini books, Scrapbooking | Comment (1)
I bought 3 mini pumpkins at the grocery store and used my Prima brand (Say It With Crystals) self-adhesive jeweled flourishes to pretty them up. Very simple. I just stuck them on starting at the stem (I wanted to curl one end around the stems) and smoothed them down onto the pumpkin until I reached the end.
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(I used this American Crafts ribbon from my shop)
Aren’t they purty punkins?
They’re featured today over at the Practical Scrappers blog with some other awesome altered Halloween projects. Click here to go see the other cool stuff!
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So Practical Scrappers is still having their contest and it’s round one right now. You can vote for your favorite 3 cards. There are 4 different groups just to make it easier. Here are the links to go vote. All you have to do is leave a comment with the person’s name. You can vote every day!
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