Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

Oct 17, 2016

MEMORY KEEPING | Week in the Life 2016 Walk Through of Monday & Tuesday

So I'm finally getting around to sharing my Week in the Life album with you guys. It's been done since July but I'm just now getting around to photographing and sharing it here on the blog. I did share some of my photos and words from a few days of the week back in May but I wanted to get a completed walk through posted here for you all. 

I love looking at other's memory keeping projects so I thought I'd share mine so that it might inspire some of you to get on board with documenting your life this way. I'm all for creating new scrapbook friends. And if you already scrapbook, good for you! Have you tried this project yet? Comment down below if you have a link to yours, I'd love to check it out. 

In case you've never heard of this project just click here (Ali Edwards | Week in the Life)... I'll let Ali, the creator of this project, tell you about it.

I love Ali Edwards and her brand of crafting goodies so it's no shock, as a loyal fan and customer, that I would do this documenting project. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite memory keeping project I've ever done. I've put together three WITL albums over the past three years and every time I do it I fall a little more in love with the process, the products, and most importantly the people and stories that of course are the why and reason to do this in the first place. 

This was the first year I have ever purchased one of Ali's Week in the Life kits. IT MADE THE DIFFERENCE!!! The year's I attempted to do this project with out a good kit were difficult. However, with Ali's kit this project was easier to manage and more exciting to do. Along with the purchase of the kit comes a class room where you can chit chat with others that are doing this project as well and it was and is so awesome. It's so fun to find people that share your same hobbies!

Okay so without further rambling... here is the finished album! I've separated this walk through into  three parts. There's a ton of photos and inspiration and I didn't want to overload you. Let me know what you think in the comments and again if you've completed your album (or if you are a scrapbooker) leave a message down below so I can find your album, I would love to look at it.

Hope you enjoyed this peek at my Week in the Life Album. Check out Wednesday through Sunday here!

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May 3, 2014

Happy Scrapping Day: Craftroom Quickie and Freebie

Howdy you'll! Hope you guys are enjoying this lovely Saturday afternoon. It's so pretty here. Just wanted to pop in real quick with a video of a couple storage ideas and quick tour of my crafting space. And in honor of National Scrapbooking Day I wanted you guys to have a fun freebie!



A FREEBIE FOR YOU!!! Click here to download! 

-psss don't forget to subscribe, like, and stalk me :)

Lots of love!

Apr 25, 2014

Wall Art with Pocket Cards


When it comes to art in our home we are far from collectors. Pretty much everything in our home has been DIYed by me or the kids. So when The Pocket Source challenged us to "think outside the album" I was initially drawn to some sort of wall art. I quickly realized I wanted or should I say needed something over our bed. Over the past few months I have pinned several ideas but never took the initiative to get anything up there.

I figured it was time to do just that!

I started out with a few document frames from the Dollar Tree. Frames for a buck, you can't beat that, right? Now, I have used these frames for photos and such for over a year but nothing had the 'ol heart skipping beats until...

this happened...

I took the frames, which were black, and spray painted them my favorite color..GOLD!

One can of gold spray paint later and these frames were good to go.

Since these were document frames I was able to take regular paper sized cardstock and cut mattes. I used my Silhouette portrait to cut mattes down to 4x6.

I took my time selecting cards to fit the frames. I chose cards I really loved. Special sayings or quotes, patterns, and colors that coordinated well with my pillows and room.

Of course hanging them was the hardest part. I'm horrible at hanging wall galleries but I do know that Pinterest offers a ton of tips and tricks to do it a little easier. There may be about a hundred holes behind those frames. ;)

I just love the color and modern "edgy-ness" that this brings to the room. It makes the focal wall a little more...well focal! It was super easy and cost me less than $20.00 to put together. 

It goes to show that with all of the scrapbooking supplies I have around I could create so much more! I just love when beautiful things come together with materials I already have. And yes, I may keep a stock of gold spray paint. ;)

So what do you guys and gals think of my "outside the album" project? A little time, a few pocket cards and the possibilities are truly endless.

Be sure to check out my BFF, Leslie Harvey's amazing project at her new blog, Modern Muse.

Lot's of love

Mar 10, 2014

For the Love of Paper: Cutting Embellishments

Hello and happy Monday beautiful people.  I hope and pray that this week is an awesome one for all of you guys.

I have a special treat for you'll's Silhouette challenge day. For those of you that don't know what that is by all means let me catch you up. Once a month a group of crafters that have silhouette cutting machines get together in hopes to challenge each other to try new things and learn more about our Silhouette Portraits and Cameos.

This year we're doing something a bit different. This year each month will have a theme.For the month of March our theme is paper. No matter what kinda project we do it has to involve cutting paper {cardstock,chipboard, etc}. Now as most of you know I love paper. I'm pretty sure I'm a paper junkie. Everything from planners ,scrapbooking, and other crafts I'm a snob when it comes to paper.  I hoard a ton and now that my scrapbooking hobby has become a hot topic over at THE POCKET SORUCE I have collected even more in very short time and I have more on the way. 

My pocket scrapbooking has fired up my paper passion so much that I'm always in search of new projects for paper and my Silhouette.When I was brainstorming on this months challenge I immediately knew I wanted yo try designing and cutting some paper embellishments for my pages and album. And my trending love for all things gold sparked an idea. What if I could create my own version of gold chipboard stickers?

By adding two Silhouette mediums together; printable gold foil and chipboard I could possibly create some thick chipboard accents for my pages.

First I gathered my materials, which included:
  • Silhouette machine
  • Chipboard or thick kraft card stock
  • Gold foil (I recommend Silhouettes printable adhesive foil) 
  • Silhouette Studio 
  • cut file
  • cutting mat
My designs we're simple. Hearts, geotags, arrows, and miniature cameras on one page. I created the png files in Photoshop and carried them over into SS. The arrows and days of the week are from a brush set by Miss Mint over at Peppermint Creative. Once I had the page fixed I traced my designs. I lowered the threshold and the high pass filter creating a thinner cut line.

Once I had my design and SS ready to go. I fixed up my material. I cut an 8x8 sheet of chipboard and 8x8 sheet of printable gold foil. The gold foil has an adhesive side so I carefully removed the backing and placed the gold foil onto the chipboard.

Entered it into my machine and began my cut. My machine suggested I use a cut setting of 5 but ultimately that did not work. I went all the way to a ten and still nothing. It only cut half way through the chipboard.

I tried several different ways and still nothing. With my blade still at ten I changed the settings to perform a double cut. And.....nope didn't work. :(

I eventually decided that the chipboard I was using {not the Silhouette brand} was just to thick for my blade. So I moved on to option B. Simple cardstock. Now I would suggest using kraft cardstock to give it a "chipboard" appeal but white was all I had with this project.

I repeated the process. Cut an 8x8 piece of cardstock, an 8x8 piece of foil and adhered them together. And cut! With the blade on seven I had a successful cut. Even though the cardstock isn't as thick as the chipboard It still gives the piece a bit of depth.

Now I have several new embellishments to add to my new pages. I even used them for this week's layout.

I really love how they turned out. Yes, it was a bit of a trail and error process but honestly it's always like that with my Silhouette. I'm no pro at all so I play with it until I get a finished product that I like and can use.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

  The Great Lamp Rescue Barnyard Animal Paper Garland & Party Details Sweet and Simple Easter Bunny Card Owl Theme Baby Shower Ombre Paint Chip Earrings & Free Cut File Spring is Blooming Drop It (Like It's Hot) Hexagon Tray Spruce Up Your RECIPE BOOK Gift Card Giving Free Cut Files Custom outlines for stamps Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Juice Boxes Wine Themed Bridal Shower Learn How To Make A Sewn Paper Garland! Moroccan Thank You Card 3D Flower Spring Wreath For the Love of Paper: Cutting Embellishments Create Your Own St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers Swimming Word Art St. Patrick's Day Lime White Chocolate Chips Cupcakes + Freebie You're invited to a dog party! I'm so Lucky! Spring Wreath with SIlhouette Cut Flowers Tiny Princesses Paper Dolls Colorful Quote with your Silhouette Get Well Bouquet with Persimmon Roses Greeting Card Holder Baby Shower Invitations How-To Create a Custom Pillowbox on Your Silhouette Machine + Free Cut File! Quality Time Jar Matchbox Cover with {FREE CUT FILE} DIY Baby Girl Shower Invitation Candy Alphabet Travel Game Paper Garland Pretty Paper Roses DIY Geometric Heart Journal Hand Made Decorations for a Pirate Party Wedding Shower Gift Heart Map Decoupaged Letters (A scanner + A Silhouette = Spectacular results!) Easter Pop-up Box Card with Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! Better World Greeting Cards Star Wars Silhouette Canvas Monogrammed Gifts Make Printable Gift Wrap with your Silhouette Software Free Printable: Blank Banner with free Silhouette Cut File
1. McCall Manor // 2. The Turquoise Home // 3. Creative Savings // 4. Sandpaper and Glue // 5. The Thinking Closet // 6. Sowdering About in Seattle // 7. Persia Lou // 8. From Wine to Whine // 9. Dream a Little Bigger // 10. Please Excuse My Craftermath... // 11. Play. Party. Pin. // 12. Everyday Paper // 13. Practically Functional // 14. A Tossed Salad Life // 15. My Favorite Finds // 16. THAT'S ME!! // 17. Adventures in All Things Food // 18. A Glimpse Into Barb's Life // 19. TitiCrafty // 20. The Experimental Home // 21. feto soap blog // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. The Stamp Doc // 24. Ginger Snap Crafts // 25. Simply Kelly Designs // 26. Whats Next Ma // 27. unOriginal Mom // 28. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 29. Cutesy Crafts // 30. My Paper Craze // 31. Create & Babble // 32. Grey Luster Girl // 33. The Sensory Emporium // 34. Lil' Mrs. Tori // 35. Black and White Obsession // 36. Mama Sonshine // 37. Weekend Craft // 38. Creative Carnival // 39. Peace, Love and Joyce // 40. Tried & True // 41. The Frill of Life // 42. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 43. Get Silvered // 44. Minted Strawberry

Feb 28, 2014

Week 7: Snow and Legos

If you're joining from THE POCKET SOURCE blog hop welcome! Take a look around! I'm Stephanie Adams. This is my little piece of the www along with TPS. If you can't find me at TPS more than likely I'm here. I blog about all sorts of things. Home, art, scrapbooking, family, fun, pretty much whatever floats my boat!

Week 7 is in the books! Whew! I'm really proud of myself for staying so close to track. I'm still keeping things super simple. I do have some more detailed things planned in the near future but for now I'm keeping things easy peasy, baby!

For this layout I used a 4x6 card form the Midnight Core kit. I added some thickers from American Crafts to complete the "week 7" title. Keeping it simple I printed some filler cards from the free kit I received over at THE POCKET SOURCE from THE LILYPAD. I created a cut file with Silhouette Studio to make the "snow" overlay. I added it on top of another filler card from the Midnight Core kit. I think it looks like falling snow through a window. The card with the large unreadable print was a mistake. It was suppose to print the weather for the week perfectly on the 3x4 card and it didn't, but I kinda like the jumbled up I left it be! :)

On the second page I played with the same color. I had snapped a pic of a quarter machine filled with bouncy balls {can you imagine what people probably thought of a grown woman taking a picture or toy machine...geesh the things we scrappers do}because the colors inspired me and the photo played really well into the layout. I used a cards from the Honey core kit {which was RAKed to me from my dear friend Colie Kumar from Cardstockoption}, the "Saturday" card was designed by me, and the "Everything is Awesome" card was designed and offered for free by Melissa from Loo de Loop.The "Happy  Mail" stamp was a digital stamp included in the free download from THE LILYPAD at THE POCKET SOURCE.

So there you have it...week 7. Done! On to 8. I hope I can stay on track like this all year. Fingers crossed it gets a bit easier to print pics and I get a bit braver to add more "stuff" to my pages. I have hopes to try color mist, overlays, more cutfiles, and even sewing cards. EEK! Scrappin' prayers for this here noob.

If you joined from THE POCKET SOURCE blog hop be sure to check out the next blog, California' Scrappin' from coast to coast to you go. Be sure to subscribe to all the blogs in today's hop for more inspiration.

Lots of love and happy scrappin'

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