Monday, May 14, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
My husband asked me to make a baby book and card for a guy at work that just had a baby. This was on Monday and he needed it by Wednesday!! Seriously!?! Usually it wouldn't be a problem but I knew that Tuesday we were going to spend the day in Pittsburgh. Luckily while we were there he found out that the guy wouldn't be in until Thursday so I had an extra day. I made the card super simple so that I would have lots of time on the book and I tried to make it match too.
For both the book and the card I used Baby Steps and New Arrival. The book is a chipboard book that I picked up at Michael's in the dollar bin. All I had to do was cover it. The front is from a page kit from Wal-Mart by ColorBok. I also used the same on the back cover too.
I erased the photo, name and info but this page I used paper from Simply fun by Reminisce. I believe the shapes are all from New Arrival.For the three pages the paper is from Simply fun by Reminisce again and and shapes are from Baby Steps. I used Baby Steps a lot in this book. The vine and banana stickers were embellishments that came with the paper stack. I think if I would have had a lot more time I could have more detail but I was really rushed at this point and wanted to make sure that I got it done.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
This is another card that I will probably use for a teacher. The bird is from 3 Birds on Parade as well as the hearts. Instead of using the dots I used the Craft room to hide the eyes and used a Peachy Keen stamp for the eyes. The background paper is Recollections that I got at Michaels. Ribbon is from the Dollar Store and the stamp is from Wal-mart. Next I just have to conquer the treat bags for the girls to take to school!!! LOL..
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Yesterday I decided to take out the Bind it All and see if I could figure it out. I did finally figure it out while trying to make a book for my nephew. He has to keep track of his blood sugar levels and if they are high he has to keep track of what he does to lower the number. My first book turned out OK but I have learned some things that I will use when I try making the next one.
The cover is 5x6 and I cut the cover out of cereal boxes. I did double the boxes up for the cover but the tabs in the book are just one piece. I tried to make this very manly (if that is possible). I think it is very hard to make something for teen boys.
On the tabs there are 6 of them I put Blood Sugar Logs that I printed from the internet. I also added notebook paper in different sizes for him to write notes. The inner tabs are a little smaller I think they are 4x6. Again this was my 1st attempt at a book so I don't think it turned out too bad. My sister picked up the book yesterday and I think she was really excited about it. She brought my nephew's pages that Children's Hospital gave him to keep track of his numbers so I am going to mess around with those pages today to see if I can get them small enough to make some more books for him.