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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The heat and boredom and lack of inspiration!

I did this card for our Swap. It was such a simple card. I cant even tell you the amount of time it took me to make this card. I need some mojoe! I finally have it done and its out the door!!

These two cards are Napkins Cards. I love the look of the napkin card. They are however very limiting on sizes. The lighting is very bad . Sorry!
Helloooo.....  still hot outside? I'm so tired of the heat. I know everyone is!!! If only the east coast could semd us some of that rain!
I have no desire to even go outside. So you would think I would be creating a ton of new things. Funny thing is I haven't been that creative lately. Not sure why. I think I'm bored and need to get out more. That way I have some excitement and see some inspiration.

Here are a few cards I've been working on. I done a few more cards but in my hast to get them out the door to the recipients, I didn't get pictures.

I'm working on my daughters 24th birthday card. That should be ready soon. Her birthday is on the 1st. We are having a party for her this Saturday. So I better get busy and finish it. I have 20 double sided pages I am doing for a Ranger 6x6 swap. I haven't been stamping that long and I have no art journaling experience. So this has kinda stumped me. I have come up with a design. So now I'm trying to execute it and tweak it. I'll post it as soon as I have a final page.

Happy Crafting


Friday, August 19, 2011

Room Card

Here is a video I made of A Room Card I saw on a blog called QueenCardCastle.blogspot.com. I'm not sure that's what the card is called but it has 4 decorated room inside the card.. so that's what I'm calling it. This is a great card for someone who is having a house built or any house warming. I love love love love this card. The lady over at QueenCard Castle did a great job on her card.  Stop over at QueenCardCastle and check out how she made her card. You will love all her other cards too. I did mine a bit different than her directions. Let me know how you liked the card!
Happy Crafting

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Envelope Bag Purse and Card

Today I will be rambling about an envelope I made into a gift bag to use for an envelope for a small card. I promise if you watch the video it will all make sense. It all started when I saw a Stamp N up demonstrator make a paper purse. I love the idea and made a few. But the bag they used was to large for the small card I wanted to place inside. So I watched a bunch more videos. I found another lady making a gift bag from a 5x7 envelope. Wow that's what I needed to make my purse for the small card I wanted to include.

So here is the video of what I made. I hope you enjoy it and make a few too. I am in 3 swaps next month. So I'm sure someone will be getting these purses in one of the swaps.

Happy Crafting

Monday, August 8, 2011

July 2011 Card Swap

Our Card Swap cards are here! What a wonderful job everyone did. I loved loved loved all the cards. Here is a video of the cards I received. Thank you ladies so very much. I cant wait to do this again at the end of August. If your interested in being in our swaps go to ScrapperCreations@yahoogroups.com. Join our group and sign up for the swap
Happy Crafting

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Boys

32 years ago today I was giving birth to twins. Happy Birthday James and Jason!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Paper Phenomenon: Project BAM (Book About Me) Heirloom Project#comments#comments

Paper Phenomenon: Project BAM (Book About Me) Heirloom Project#comments#comments


Wow its a hot summer. I have spent my summer enjoying air conditioning . Anything but being outside. I have enjoyed more movies and bowling this summer than ever before. Anything inside out of the heat.

My BAM album
Over at Paper Phenomenon Kathy has put together a beautiful BAM album. Bam means Book About Me. I had already made my own BAM album. I started mine last year. Seeing Kathy's masterpiece made me want to finish mine up. I had shared mine with a friend. However during the shipping back and forth the album was damage. I never got around to fixing the damage or 100% completing it. I have now finished the album and I am very happy with it. My album is nothing like Kathy's masterpiece. I made mine from a paper bag album. I would not recommend this type of album for this project. My album ended up being 8 inches thick by the time I finished layering it with all the pictures and embellishments. Wow that's a lot for a simple paper bag album. It is not standing up to the wear and tear my album is getting and will get. To help this I have reinforced the inside of the bags to give them more strength. So I suggest you put in more thought than I did when starting your album. If your making a BAM album check out Kathy's wonderful BAM album (http://paperphenomenon.blogspot.com ) and follow her tutorial. I do plan to make a box for my album to keep it safe.

Here is the front cover on my BAM album. I will post a few pages to show you what I made. I will also share with you what I learned while making this album and what you need to keep in mind when making a BAM album. Its a very personal album. Mine is already filled with personal pictures and journaling.  Some of the infomation in my BAM is too personal to share on this blog. I plan to pass mine on to my granddaughter. It is a wealth of information  that your are sharing with your loved ones.

Here is what you need to keep in mind when making your own BAM
1. It is about you. Make the pictures and the jounrnaling about you.
2. Gather all the picture you can from your childhood to present. Pick out what pics that represent your life. The good, the bad and the ugly.
3. Put them in order of dates. Decide how many pages you will make. Pick your pictures you want to use.
4. Put all the pictures per page in envelopes. Write the date and the event on the envelope.
5. Put all the envelopes in a box. Pull out one envelope at a time and make that page. This way each page has its own thoughts, colors and personality. When you put the pages together you will be your life flip from year ( or event) to year ( or event). You don't want the pages to have the same color theme. You want it to be a collection of your thoughts and experiences.
6. Prepare yourself for a emotional ride. Especially if you included some sad and disappointing time's of your life in your BAM book. You will relive some of those moments.
I learned alot about myself during my making of my BAM album. The biggest thing I learned was it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive myself.
Here are 5 pages from my BAM album. I could not show the interactive pages. All my jouarnals are done on 6x7 cardboard tags in  between the pages of the paper bag album.

This is my first page. It is my favorite Easter picture of me as a 4 year old child.

Happy moments of my daughter and  I , as we rode my motorcycle.

Pictures of me throughout the years. I journal about how I felt at each point of my life that these pictures represent.


Me.... still looking for my White Knight, I journal about how I feel about finding the prefect marriage and being single at 50.

Pictures of my kids throughout their lives. I shrunk the picture's down to make them all fit. I journal about my feelings of motherhood, raising twins, adoption of my daughter and foster children.

Happy Crafting