Thursday, April 29, 2010

My First Paper Bag Album

Made my first ever paper bag album. It was fun. This version is a waterfall album.
How I made it:
You need two paper bags. The ones I used were about 10.5 inches tall and 5.25 wide (closed). To save myself from math that would be too complicated I trimmed it to 10 inches.
Take the first bag and fold it so just the bottom of the bag is on top. This creates the front of the album (the part of mine that has the B and the car)and the back of the album (the part of mine that has the S). The front should measure about 3.5 inches.
The second bag gets folded so that the bottom of the bag stops an inch from the top of the bag (these are the pages that have the O and the Y on them). When you bind these together you should end up with each page after the cover being an inch longer than the one before it.
The last two pages (one is the back cover also) are the part of the bag that opens. I inserted additional pull out pages here (a total of four).
This was a really simply album to make and a lot of fun.
From Boys Paper Bag Album

From Boys Paper Bag Album

From Boys Paper Bag Album

From Boys Paper Bag Album

From Boys Paper Bag Album
Project Ingredients:
two paper bags
Crate Paper Zoom Collection (papers and rub ons)
brown ink
sewing machine (my little Janome Craft one did just fine)
K&Co chipboard letters

Monday, April 26, 2010

and the winner is...

Thanks to everyone that played! The winner is..............


Congratulations Nikki...please send your address to so I can get this mailed out to you.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blog Candy Time!!!

The Candy:
Somewhere in Time Kit
3 12x12 double sided cardstocks
- fancy stripes/whisper dots
- whimsy floral/ basic baroque
- sweet licorice/ parsley sprigs
1 12 x 12 black cardstock
1 salt & pepper shapes die cut (textured)
1 sweet flourish rub-on sheet
1 salt & pepper ribbon pack (3 ribbons, one yard of each)

back view of cardstock

How to Win:
Everyone can earn THREE chances to win this CANDY.
1. post about this candy on your blog (make sure to leave me a link to your blog)
2. become a follower of my blog (you will get an automatic entry if you are already a follower)
3. leave a comment about what you would scrap using this kit (this one is mandatory...!)
(additional entry if someone leaves in their comment that you told them about this candy and they become a follower also!!!)

*****Please leave a separate comment per entry.*****

Deadline to Enter:
I will be randomly picking a winner on April 26th. Winner will be posted that sure to leave me a way of contacting you!

Good Luck!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prima Wall Art and MemoryWorks Express Kit

Got my April MemoryWorks Express Kit a few days a go. OHHHH....Prima Marketing paper from the Strawberry Kisses Collection. So pretty! I was having the hardest time figuring out how I would use it. I suppose I could have come up with a way to boy it up a bit...But I decided to make some wall art instead (our finally painted walls are screaming to be used).

I had a leftover piece of wood from a previous project. And luckily it was a square. So I sanded down the rough edges...trying to round off the corners a bit. Then I painted it with some brown paint. I only did the edges since the middle would be covered with paper.
Next I took this spongey block of sand paper and distressed it a bit.

I cut out 12 squares of paper from the Strawberry Kisses Collection and inked the edges. In the center I planned to put a bigger square and something (had not quite decided what yet) in the center of that.

Using Mod Podge I adhered the squares so the edges touched.

After adding one more square in the center, I coated the entire surface (only the paper part) with Mod Podge.

Once it was dry I used that spongey sanding block again to smooth it out and give it a bit of a distressed look.

Here is the finished project. I found this family quote which I printed out on solid cream cardstock (covered it with Mod Podge too). All I had to do was add a hook on the back. Viola! Wall Art for well under $10 dollars!!

Project Ingredients:
square piece of wood
brown paint
Mod Podge
Strawberry Kisses Collection papers - Prima Marketing
solid cardstock
brown ink

Thursday, April 1, 2010

contest winner!

this is my first time blogging from my phone. i am down with pneumonia. for some reason any attempt at capitalizing takes me to the address you will have to forgive the bad grammar. anywho...i wanted to congratulate sharon on winning the 31 days of march contest. she was the only one to complete all of the challenges. guess she wanted that mini attacher bad. thanks to everyone that attempted to play. i have a fun contest coming up in a few weeks so look for that. congrats again to sharon...