Monday, October 15, 2012

Handmade Swap Goodies

I joined a swap on the Cricut Message Board and it has been alot of fun.  I will post pictures of what I made for my partners later after they both have their boxes opened but here are the goodies that I got
from Birdseye (aka Bridgette) for my Halloween swap.  I absolutely love everything!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Wow, it has been forever since I have been able to access my blog.  I still cannot get into it with my normal browser but I seem to have been able to find a work around for now.  I have been wanting to post some more projects so I will try this.

I entered another challenge at Scrapbook Unique but I can't post it until after October 18 as I am using it for a swap as well and don't want to spoil the surprise.  

Here is a box I made for graduation for my nephew and niece to hold their graduation cards.  I made it so
you can interchange the center of the rosettes, the names, the mascot and school logo and the box is shaped
like a mortar board with a tassel in school colors. to make it a little more "girly" for my niece I added some pearls around the congrats letters and her name.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Contest Results

We finally got the results of the contest.  The winner was a great 3D card that had the Eiffel Tower pop up in the middle of it. 

On to my next project....

Monday, April 2, 2012

And the winner is....

It's a tie, can you believe it?  Scrapbook Unique is extending their voting until Friday because the initial round ended up in a tie.  This time there are only 2 projects and one of them is mine. Yippee!  If you are in the area and can drop by and vote please go vote.  There was some tough competition and everybody did a great job on their projects.  This time Terri is accepting votes via email at Scrapbook Unique Vote

Thanks to everyone that has left such nice comments and to those that voted for my project.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recorded Memories

A local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Unique, is having a design contest and I decided or should I say was talked into entering.  We were given 5 pages of Graphic 45 Curtain Call paper and a few embellishments (buttons, ribbon, fiber, and pearl trim).  We could combine cardstock with the patterned paper and add additional embellishments but the colors had to be Black, Tans and Cream.  We could also have an accent color if we wished.  The winner will receive their choice of one of the new Graphic 45 paper lines.

I love the color combination so I knew that would not be a problem.  I knew immediately what I wanted to create and the most challenging part of it was how I would accomplish it.  Here is my entry...

The phonograph is 100% my original creation and I made the box with chipboard.  The top comes off and a 6 x 6 mini album is stored in the box.

The mini album was inspired by Kathy Orta's  (Paper Phenomenon) Graduation Album.  I altered all the measurements to fit a 6 x 6 album but kept the basic page styles.  I am so happy with the way this turned out. 

The turntable will actually rotate if you move it by hand but the crank does not turn it.  I used a circle scissors on the record with a pin to make the "grooves" then covered the entire record with Glossy Accents to make it shiny. 

The crank handle was made with wooden beads and a word popsicle stick.

Here is the mini album that goes inside.
 Inside Cover
 Page 1
 Page 1 Pulled Up
 Page 2 with Pocket and Tags
 Page 3 has a pocket
 Pages 4 and 5 with side pockets
 Page 6 with pocket
 Page 7 with side pocket facing inward
 Page 8 Slides Up
 Page 9 with side pocket on outside
 Page 10 and 11 with Pockets and Tags
 Page 12 with Pocket to Left Side
 Page 13 & 14 with Pockets on Inside Under Face Photos.
These pages open up like doors
 Page 13 Inside (Left Side)
 Page 14 Inside (Right Side)
 Pages 13 & 14 opened fully
 Page 15 with Tag in Pocket
 Inside Back Cover
 Inside Back Cover

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed it.  It was so fun to make and I was so excited with the final project that I may just have to start working on some more!