Monday, April 21, 2008

A Sepia Project

Hi Girls, Natalie here.
Last summer I decided to do a project where I would photograph my family around the same couple of weeks with the sepia setting on my camera. Kind of a moment-in-time type of project.

I got these cool nested boxes from Provo Craft, stained them walnut and cut brown cardstock to fit inside of each of them.
Then I treated each piece of cardstock as a simple scrapbook page, attaching my sepia photo, and decorating each of them wit a simple ribbon and metal embellishment or two. I used the largest box for 4 photos because I didn't have enough boxes for everyone.

They are essentially frames, but because they are actually boxes, they stack on my shelf. I'm thoroughly pleased with the end result.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Use it all UP!

Jen here. I went to a weekend crop last weekend and had a wonderful time. I accomplished more than I have in ages and ages. I took all of my older scrap paper with me and made a promise to myself to use up as much as I could. I had this fun set from Fancy Pants that I used to first create this layout about my husband. When I was finished, I used the scraps to make these two cards. My girlfriend even used some of my scraps to make a card for herself. I just love being able to use up every last bit of my scraps.

Monday, April 7, 2008

...a touch of Spring Fever

Hello all! a quick introduction, this is Anna here and I'm joining all my wonderful "funky" friends who I've gotten to know over the years we worked together at CreativeXpress. Please bear with me as I figure things out here on my first blog post as I've had some technical difficulties trying to get to this point :) !

as Spring convincingly arrives in Texas, I wanted to share photos from last year's bluebonnet hunt, which is a Spring tradition for me and my girls. I made this little mini album celebrating our bluebonnet tradition. I used the scallop feature on my Cricut Expression machine to create the scallop pages and then I cut them half and used jump rings for the album. This is fabulous feature and the scallop pages are about 7x 10.5" before cutting in half. I like having the option to add pages down the road with this type of mini album. Also, I love that this album can stand on its own! I knew that I would never get around to creating more than 2-3 layouts of these photos so creating a mini album was a great way for me to share my photos with friends and family! Thank you for stopping by and Have a memorable Spring, Anna :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tidy Up the Tiny Things!

Hello! Dee here again!! :)

If you're like me...then you might happen to have lots of little things laying around your scrap area (desk/table/floor...wherever).... things that you took out to use...but didn't... or little things you have planned on using, but haven't yet... just haven't cleaned off the top of your work area in a long time...and lots of little tiny things have multiplied and you didn't even notice that they were there.

So...go get a muffin tin...(I used a mini muffin tin) and tidy up the tiny things!
Then, next time you need a brad or a safety pin or a button...just grab one from your tin!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Inspiration: Rainbow

Hi y'all!

Teri here.

Thought I'd share a little book I put together with notes from my family for my grandmother.

I used the rainbow to inspire me. It guided my design of this book with the color scheme and the happy feel of the book. Cause... like... there just isn't much that is happier than a good, old rainbow. :)

Thanks for looking!