Monday, May 31, 2010

June SOTM Blog Hop: Wonderful Friend

Are you looking forward to hopping again this month? We are featuring the June Stamp of the Month, "Wonderful Friend." This is a set of 9 stamps, perfect for Father's Day or masculine birthdays. The stamp set is only available June 1 - 30, 2010.

If you have arrived here from Haley Dyer's blog, you're on the right path! If you get lost along the way, or if a link does not work, you can click here for a complete list of blog hop participants. (Thanks to Kathleen Androlewicz for making it easy for us!) With over 60 consultants participating, you are in for a treat!

I decided to make a photo display for my husband to take to work. I used my favorite trick -- a Level 1 kit -- to make this nice accordian album. The base is a 6 x 6" My Creations Memory Showcase. I simply cut the base pages from the Level 1 kit into 6" x 6" squares and went to town! I'm really happy with the result. For a complete list of products use, scroll down to the bottom of the post. There are lots of pictures this month, but I had a lot to show you! When you finish looking, please hop on over to Terrie Dodd's blog to see her lovely artwork. Thanks for playing this month!

Front cover:

First two pages:

Next two pages:

Opened all the way:

Middle pages on the back side:


Products used (click on the link if available to see the item):

You Rock Acrylic Album

I realize I have been AWOL on my blog for a couple of weeks. We were busy with graduations in our family: I graduated from college on May 15 (yay!!), and my oldest son graduated from high school on May 29 (yay!!). Now to get back into the swing of things.

The acrylic album and You Rock papers have been crying out for an album for my son Michael, and you get to see the finished result! The album was on his display table at our graduation open house. I was inspired by CTMH Consultant Michelle Bloom's acrylic album of her family but made some modifications to make it my own.

The acrylic album is surprisingly simple to work with. I used regular adhesive, but be careful -- once the adhesive touches the acrylic, you're kind of committed. It can be pulled up, but it takes some work. Also, remember to remove the protective covering from both sides of the acrylic page. Sometimes it takes a bit of effort to get the edge up, but then it's easy to pull off. You also will have to remove the protective coating from the Top Coats.

I'm so pleased with the result! I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you'd like to see a complete list of the products used, please scroll down to the end.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Mojo Monday Sketch 139

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is a color challenge! We were challenged to use the colors listed above - Ocean, Topiary, and Desert Sand. I chose to make a graduation card ('tis the season!). I combined this challenge with the Mojo Monday Sketch 139.

Products used:

To make the mortarboard, I stamped it on textured White Daisy cardstock and cut it out, cutting carefully around the tassel. I used 3-D Foam tape to pop the hat part up a little (after putting a regular black brad in the middle as the "button"). I attached the mortarboard to the card, then put a black Bitty Brad into the circle above the tassle. I wrapped a few short pieces of black Waxy Flax around the Bitty Brad to give the tassel some dimension. Easy! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cuttlebug Folder storage

I love it when I find the perfect storage solution! While shopping at WalMart tonight, I came across these little containers and thought they would work for my Cuttlebug folders. Sure enough -- the folders fit perfectly!

This is what the container looks like with the lid on and latched:
I don't have a lot of folders (yet), so I placed a note cube behind the folders to keep them from sliding down into the box. If the folders can lean backward a little, the lid will still fit on top. I love being able to flip through to see easily what folders I have!

If the folders stand completely upright, they peek just over the edge of the box. When I get enough folders to fill the box, I'll just keep the lid underneath. Doesn't take much to make me happy, does it? :)