Monday, August 8, 2011

Not So Shabby Heart Book

     Wow I am on a roll lately! I thought I'd share this wonderful little project with you today but first I have to welcome some new followers, yeah! I hope I can inspire you a bit with my creative adventures!
     I have had this album on my craft table for months now and finally said enough, finish it! This will be picture heavy but thought you might enjoy seeing the finished product. I started with the chipboard heart albums they sell for $1 in the clearance aisle @ Michaels. Next I grabbed a Scrap Pad by K & Company called K-ology Peabody Scrap Pad. This is one of the yummiest pads I own. Isn't the paper just fabulous?
     I just added ran it through my Xyron 900 and rolled it down with my brayer. When it was done I used an xacto knife to trim around the edge and then lightly sanded it smooth. I then used a paint marker to go around the edges for a nice finished edge. All the inner pages were done the same way.
     For the cover I stamped a flourish with Inkadinkado stamps and then added some bling with my Imaginisce tool. I LOVE how this came out! The center tag was from the scrap pad but I decided to emboss a heart with some silver Zing powder. I also pulled out my stash of buttons and added them for some dimension before I used pop dots on the center image.
     This gives you a different view as to how I closed the album. I just used rivets by Zutter to secure the ribbon. Now for the inside view!
     The inside cover and first page have a pocket with tag for journal ling and the 1st page leaves room for a photo. The pink rhinestone flower is a creative charm. ( Love these things).
       The next page also has a tag with a very romantic feel to it whereas the next page is more shabby chic!

     Another tag from the pad only this time I added a little dimension to the "forever" wording by adding Diamond Glaze. This is a new product I tried and OMG I will have to do a review on this. It is amazing!
     I made a pocket for the left hand page out of scrap paper that was just screaming to be used. So I added 2 tags. These could fit some wallet sized pics. The patterned heart is the inside back cover that also would support a photo.
     That's its for now. I must try Audrey's tri easel card if I can find my craft table. Ughhh!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Footprints In The Sand

     Yes, I am still doing projects for this room, lol. You would think it is a huge room but it really is small (10'x13'). I love the wall quotes so I decided to add one to the wall with the shadow box. The problem was finding the right quote. I came across this one and found it to be a reflective, serene and thoughtful saying. It is just right for this bedroom.
     It reads: "Our memories will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone."-Anonymous.
     I think this is just perfect. I used the Gypsy Font and cricut vinyl. The font could be a little bigger however, giving the size of the room I didn't want to take away from the shadow box or have it look like a billboard sign, lol. I can give them measurements of the letters if you would like. Just ask I don't bite. Thanks for stopping by.