It's All About Scrapbooking

Tips, Techniques and Scrapbook Blabber from a Scrapbook Addict

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Don't squat with your spurs on.....

However you can make this wonderful little brag book/album!

I made this one for my friend that loves horses. So i thought the Sarsparilla paper would be wonderful for her. I was going through the drawers in my craftroom this weekend and came across one of these that another CTMH had made for me. Well it was easy to figure out how they made it so all I had to do then was add paper!

I used the Chocolate Ribbon Rounds and the Sarsparilla My Stickease.

I also made another one using Hannah Montana paper from Creative Memories (shhh! Don't tell anyone I used something from the competition!). I had gotten some ribbon at Target in the $1 section that matched the HM paper, perfectly! You can check out those pic's on my facebook page.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just had to share these valentine's that I did for Shelby's class. 3 bags of M&M's later (ate through the first bag & a half and had to get another bag to finish the valentines!) we had these cute little treat bags.

Again, I love the Ms. stamp sets. This is the Ms. Sweetheart (for the candy hearts) and then used Family Ties - children.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A "Tin"y Album

So, Chad sends me a text today and says "Need to pick up gift card for sis". His sister turns the big 3-0 on Monday and we went over to his parents tonight for her birthday celebration. And yes...we had not gotten a gift until today. So we talk briefly to decide where to get the gift card. Finally I just stopped at Safeway and decided a Visa gift card would be good because then she can use it anywhere.

While I am at Safeway (and dealing with a whiny daughter that also wants a gift card) I see these cute little display boxes for the gift cards. And being the scrapbooker I am, I was like "Ooh, I have a tin at home! I can do that!"

So I came home and within about an hour I made this cute "tin"y album that I stuck the gift card in! Now I know it's not nice of me to use CTMH paper that is not available any longer (hey, you could have bought it last month when it was the special!) but it was the only paper packet where I actually had full pieces of paper and not scraps!

This was really easy to make. You just cut the card stock to fit the opening (actually a tiny bit smaller so that the paper sits in there well). I did have to piece together some cardstock so it would be long enough but if you were using a small tin a regular 12 X 12 sheet of paper would work fine. This was a 5X7 tin. So I cut the paper about 6 3/4 and then scored it every 5 inches. Then I covered the cardstock with the patterned paper.

These were so easy and so much fun that I think I will have to go find some more tins!!!