Our local scrapbook store has a small company called “Capture” that sells layout kits they make up. Anywhere from 1-4 page layouts. My son has baseball training right across the street from their store so I figured it was meant to be….that I would go try out a few kits one night. So I packed up a small amount of tools (they are all precut!) and a few photos and headed off. They have quite a few kits that range from holidays to everyday themes. I spent $27 (one kit was on sale) and did 6 complete pages! Would I go again…yes…but probably just to do kits on sale or something like that. I have a plan when I scrapbook…to get stuff done! There were other ladies there but they just chatted…for 2 hours! I was there to work!! So I did two kits…just random that they seem to match each other.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
One of my new crafts is art journaling. I took a Donna Downey class last year & it inspired me to get messy & create more freely. NO rules! I started on a plain paper spiral bound notebook. But it became too bulky. So I started on a canvas book I found at Hobby Lobby (I’ll look up brand later). It has a canvas front/back and rings instead of spirals. So I can make it nice & Fat & chunky!! I haven’t posted the cover yet, it’s not finished. I did a couple of pages and finished this one last night. It’s acutally page 3. I’ll catch up on the other too later in the week. It’s for a challenge on youtube. Vanessa Middleton’s youtube channel….BUTTERFLY is her channel. I need to video tape my entry & post it. YIKES!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I love my kids….and they usually love each other! I make sure to snap photos when we’re out and about with my iphone. But rarely think about printing them. But they’re the candid moments I want to remember the most. So I sat down one day & printed off a bunch of the square photos from instagram and found a great layout in CTMH Layout Book. I my have gone over the top w/ embellishments & letters…but LOVED how bright and crazy it turned out, Just like my kids!
I used too many different product lines here to even begin to tell you what!
Monday, January 21, 2013
I really do enjoy blogging and crafting…so you would think the two would come so easily! But it doesn’t….I go through crafters block and then I have nothing to blog about! I got it back this weekend I think! Made a stack of Valentines Day Cards….Let me know what you think!
I found a 6x6 stack of papers I loved…grey & pink & red! Added some canvas buttons from CTMH (OLD!) and some cool grey striped washi tape (Recollections) and a little bakers twine (Martha). Nothing too fancy…but quick & easy!