Thursday, August 30, 2012
Okay, back to the album.
Close-up of the cover.
In June I created this fun summer activity jar and mini album for Emily when she completed 4th grade. We had fun completing these activities throughout the summer.
My album was made using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Collection Kit and a Tim Holtz 5x7 Grungeboard album.
All of my pictures are 2x3 in size. I printed them on 4x6 collages using http://www.photility.com/.
I also used some Ali Edwards summer related stamps made by Technique Tuesday.
I hope you enjoy looking at this album!
Front and Back Covers
Here are pictures of the inside, however for a much closer look I recommend watching the YouTube video linked below.
If you would like a page by page view, please see the YouTube video below.
Thank you for looking. I had so much fun making this album and just love flipping through it reliving our summer memories!
See you next time.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Hi there! I wanted to share my homemade blog planner with you today.
I fussy cut the woman from one of the sheets of paper.I added a row of buttons for a pop of color and texture.
I punched two holes and am using book rings as my binder. I added some fun "office" elements to my top book ring.
This was so much fun to make and I can't wait to start planning out my creations for my blog.
Here is a look at the inside.
You can see the planner more up close and personal in the YouTube video below.
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Thank you so much for looking!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
We brought some stale bread and fed the ducks.
Emily captured this picture of a sleeping duck. I drew a heart around her so you can see her better. I love how Emily captured the reflections of the trees in the water.
Emily met some friends and shared her bread so they could all feed the ducks.
We did some walking and exploring and found a fun tree stump.
We enjoyed mother nature and the beauty of our local park. I just loved this picture and had to add on a quote.
Have a great day!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
White Tissue Paper
White Poster Board
Box Cutter and Scissors
Good Light Source with daylight bulbs
Here is how mine turned out and how I will be using this light box.
The small tripod is from Best Buy and my camera is a Canon SD1400 IS. I just have the box sitting on my craft desk and will be storing it underneath the desk when not in use.
For my light source, I am using my Ott light and my tall corner lamp. The most important thing about this project is to use the new daylight light bulbs.
I love how my pictures look. So clean and bright. No more glare or dark colors.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
To personalize these brag books you can find a paper collection or scrapbook paper and stickers and turn this brag book into something very pretty.
Here is the collection I used from Simple Stories called Documented. You can find this collection at www.twopeasinabucket.com or www.scrapbook.com.
It contains letter stickers and shape stickers as well as paper to complete this project.
I used the front and back covers of the brag book as my template for cutting. I added some of the letter and shape stickers. For the inside I cut some of the 4x6 element pages from the collection and added my pictures.
Here is my after picture.
I made three of these books in under a couple of hours. I kept one and gave the other two as gifts.
You can embellished the album as much as you like. I added tabs to break up each section because I included pictures from three separate events.
Here are my back covers.
Here are all three of my albums.
I hope you enjoy this project!
To see the entire album please watch my YouTube video below. You will be able to see the entire book including the inside.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hello, I have a DIY project for you today.
Here was my inspiration piece that I have found via Pinterest.
Wall collage by Ginny Phillips Photography.
We loved how it turned out! So colorful and full of meaning for Emily. She picked out each piece and even made most of it herself. Here is another view from inside the room. We also made a multi-colored tissue pom-pom that you can see hanging from the ceiling.
The frames came from Hobby Lobby and I spray painted them glossy black. The small canvas painting below is Emily's artwork from school. The laugh sign is a chipboard piece from Hobby Lobby that Emily painted pink. The green mirror and blue "E" are also from Hobby Lobby.
In the picture below, Emily made the banner using an American Girl Doll banner kit from Michael's. The picture below the banner was made by Emily at school. I just had to frame it because it was featured in the local school art show. (Yes, proud Momma!)
This bird picture below was also painted by Emily. The frame is from Michael's.
I LOVE the framed picture below. This is a picture from our fall 2011 family pictures. The photographer handed Emily the lips on a stick and this is the look that she captured. This is my daughter all the way. Her personality shines through in this picture!! Frame is from Hobby Lobby.
This collage of frames also came from Hobby Lobby. The two black frames were white but I painted them with black acrylic paint to match with my other black frames. I let Emily pick the pictures so they will have some meaning for her. There are a couple of beach photos, one from a dive competition, a couple of family shots, and of course the dog and the cat!
This peach sign below was plain wood from Hobby Lobby so Emily painted it colors to match her room. She raided my stack of flowers and rub-on's and made it just the way she wanted it to look.
I love everything that is on the word art canvas below. I bought it so long ago that I don't remember if it came from Hobby Lobby or Bed Bath and Beyond.
I love how it turned out and I love that Emily made most of the items.
I want her to be surrounded and inspired by her own creativity.
Here is the YouTube video showing you everything up close, a before and after of the wall, and a look around Emily's room.
Thank you for looking! I appreciate you all!!
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