Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Travel Journals. . . continued

For this "Travel Journal" i began with an 8x8 album from SEI. It's such a nice little album where you can easily add more sheet protectors. They used Acco Fasteners for this little album, so you can easily add more inserts - love it!
On a previous post I gave some highlights of a travel journal i was creating.  Photos for the inside of that one are still to come. However, here is the one I created for my friend:  

 The front cover has a pocket with a tag of a vintage blueprint of a map of the Oregon Coast. You can use this pocket to stick brochures, ticket stubs, etc until you have a chance to post them in your Travel Journal. 
I used Basic Grey's Writer's Block Journaling Sets on the inside cover, along with a micro marker and a small calendar of the month of May. . . the month we will be traveling.
I also created "Travel Log Sheets" for each day we will be away - so easy to fill in and make a list of everything you did that day. From where you started that day to where you ended, all the sites you saw, where you took pictures, etc. Each sheet can be removed and added to your layout if you like. I found some additional Acco fasteners at the Dollar Store - I got a whole package of 25 for a buck. . .
 Back Cover
I found plastic pouches with zippers at Staples - they are usually used for a Day Runner time management system, but work perfectly for this little album. I just had to readjust the holes with my Cropadile.
. . . and it can't be a road trip without "Road Trip Bingo" - so I created several sets; one with vintage images of sites you will still see and then this very funny one for my friend, of very funny/strange signs.  I doubt very much she will find any of these signs - < grin > and of course I made mine really easy. . . <  snicker, snicker > I placed the Bingo Cards into a plastic folder so you can use a white board marker on the card and when finished you can wipe clean.. . . Voila!
I created some journaling tags as well as ordered some online from Jessica Sprague's Digi Store and House of Three for additional journaling for those special moments on the road.
 here is a close-up of that gorgeous blue vintage map. . .
 what better paper pack to use than "Seaside" by October Afternoon, which I found on sale at Scrapbooker's Paradise in Red Deer, AB - i love that store! They are always so helpful and friendly!
This has got to be the find of a century - a Steve Madden Travel Kit at the Winners store for a mere $15 - uh huh! Which I then turned into a Scrapbooking Traveling Kit. . . as you can see below:
 in the first pouch i have a vinyl eraser, pencil, 6" ruler, hole punch, precision scissors, and a small exacto blade.
 second pouch contains Travel themed stamps, and clear blocks.
third pouch contains several coloured inks, stamp cleaning wipes, a date stamp, stapler & staples, photo splits, adhesive and more. . .
and here it is all laid out for you. . . so functional - I sure hope I didn't forget anything?

Then to top it off I created this little booklet called "Scrapbooking En Route". It's a list of all the Scrapbooking Stores I could find from Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington states, all in alphabetical order according to town/city in each State . . . phewwww this was a labour intensive project.  I used a free digi pack from Sara Schmutz - Thank you so much Sara!

She will also be getting the "Chocolate Survival Kit" for the road, along with a "healthy junk food kit" I sure hope she enjoys all these little "Road Trip" extras - she's been an amazing friend over the years!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chocolate Survival Kit . . .

oh yes, yes, yes . . I discovered a "Chocolate Survival Kit" from Trish's Blog at WIP's.
So here is my version:

Thanks so much for the inspiration Trish!

Paper: Bazzill Cardstock; Dream Street - Rue Collection; Pink Paislee Sweetness Collection - Sweetest Day
Vintage Graphics: Graphics Fairy
Stamp: Gel-a-tins - Chocolate Bliss
Beads: Queen & Co Beadifuls - Kissy Fit
Vintage Lace: my mom's old stash
Bead Box: Dollar Store
Chocolate: Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Roca, Werther's Originals Caramel Chocolate & York Peppermint Patties

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a true story of " the Princess and the Pea"

I absolutely love this little dog ~ she is so funny, always has me laughing or a smile on my face. She is so well behaved and is such a good listener. Everything you need in a good fur-friend. . . she does the funniest things ever - oh how i love her! 
One night i was able to capture one of these very funny fur-baby moments (ha ha ha). However, she was so annoyed that i was awaking her from her sweet sleep with a bright flash and clicking of the camera. "A photo shoot in the midnight hour. . . really Mama do we have to do this now?" I often catch her sleeping with her tongue sticking out, but this night it was really sticking out and I just could not miss this very precious moment ;o) 
Hope you enjoy a little peek into my daily routine with a very special little fur-baby "Princess Mya".  Oh yeah. . . she definitely lives up to her name. . . LOL!

Stay Tuned. . . a layout with Sir Chauncey my other furbaby (Maltese) - who is like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh - he is always happy and bouncy! 

Paper: Deja Views - The Sharon Ann Little Ones Collection {my sweet girl}; SEI Cardstock
Alpha: AC Thickers - Delight; K&Company - Handmade Mini Alpha
Bling: Recollections Rhinestone Embellishments
Buttons: Autumn Leaves
Crinkle Ribbon: Pixie Dust Paperie
Punch: EK Success - Diamond Lace
Excerpt taken from: "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Anderson

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Friday, May 13, 2011

SCT's P12 Layout - April 2011

Here is my take on April's Scrapbook & Cards Today Project 12.
It's been a long cold winter here in Alberta and these two little "Sun Dogs" could hardly wait for a day to bask in the in the warm rays of the SUN. They were so funny, just sitting there together! Yeah. . . it was one of those times you just had to be there - so glad I captured it on camera and this layout.
I included a lot of sewing and distressing in this layout - two of my favourite techniques!

Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday Collection; Kraft Cardstock
Tag: Studio Calico
Alpha: Tim Holtz Grungeboard (painted)
Paint: DecoArt Americana - Hauser Light Green, Royal Fuchsia, Indian Turquoise, Cadmium Orange
Flowers: Petaloo
Buttons: Dollar Store
Punch: EK Success Large Circle
Ink: Anna Griffith - Chocolate; Versa Fine - Onyx Black
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Appreciation Post-It Note Holders

Both my niece and nephew have been involved in bible quizzing for a few years now and they absolutely love it! As the season is wrapping up much appreciation is given to all the coaches and volunteers who give of themselves. . . this year as part of "The Appreciation Package" I was asked to make a few "Post-It Note" holders - here are just a few of the results...
Papers:  MME - Jen Wilson's 29th Street Market, Fresh "Beauty" Summer Dress/Blue Sash; Kraft Cardstock
Graphics: Cover - Graphics Fairy; Inside - House of Three, Quick Cards
Ribbon: Pixie Dust Paperie - Crinkle Ribbon
Punch: EK Success - Dotted Scallop

Papers: Cosmo Cricket - Hey Sugar Candy Girl and Be Mine
Lace: Prima - Alencon Collection; Twine - Pixie Dust Paperie; Velvet Ribbon - scrap
Graphic: Cover - House of Three Daily Junque Postcard Elements; Inside - Eleanor Roosevelt quote
Stamp: MME Lost & Found - Portobello Road "Boy" Stamps
Alpha: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Kindergarten Alpha Rub-ons - Turquoise
Button: MME - Tres Jolie

Papers: October Afternoon Campfire - Star Gazing; Kraft Cardstock; Fancy Pants - LH Strips
Graphic: Cover - House of Three, Fall Junque in the Trunque; Inside - House of Three, Quick Cards
Twine: Pixie Dust Paperie
Button: old pair of jeans
Punch: EK Success - Scallop Diamond

Post-It Notes - 3x5"