Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All About You week 4

Hello, Diana here with Week 4 of the all about you month. On THIS previous post I shared the details for Big Pictures free online class, if you have not checked it out I really recommend it, you’ll have until Aug/28 to post your 6X6 layouts or whatever project you make to be able to qualify to win amazing prizes.

The reason why I included this in the all about you month, is because the theme is Words To Live By, each instructer is sharing a word and making a layout about it, until now I’ve loved every word and have been applying them to me, and of course I made a mini album for my pages ;) For every word there is a PDF format, it is optional to use it, I like the design so I have been using it.

Here are some of the pages I made:






Have you been already participating? Link up your pages so we can leave you some Love :)

Best Wishes to all!


Friday, August 19, 2011

August birthdays

It seems that I know a lot of people with birthdays in August, including my own! The Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite favourite films (since I was 3 years old apparently!) and for a little while now I've had a pad of the new Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz paper (8x8) burning a hole in my scrappy supplies!

As this card is for a friend I loved this image of the Scarecrow and Tinman together, and the gorgeous warm yellows in the main image and the background paper so I accented this with some Jillibean Soup 'Beanstalks' twine and some Prima Essentials 'Jack and Jill' flowers (believe it or not I didn't see the names of the designs until after I had put the card together!).

I added some Mustard Seed Distress Ink around the edges, a Dymo caption and some brads from my stash and felt this was a perfect summer birthday card :) happy birthday to all those celebrating in August! :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

All About you Week 3-Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Diana here with this month’s tutorial. Summer is almost at its end, continuing with the All About You theme the topic of the mini album will be about your favorite summer weekend, day or event.

I found this cute 6X4 SEI album at Archiver’s; I liked the variety of colors but settled for this green one, I also got an extra package of page protectors because I needed more then the 10 pages the album already comes with, all of the papers I used are from Lily Bee design This & That and Happily Lost.

I kept the cover simple. Start by making a Ribbon Banner, fold and stitch as shown in the photo.

Cut two paper banners; make sure one is slightly bigger. As a final decoration make a paper rosette and add some crocheted flowers to the top.

Put it all together and add your title.

The Tools I used for the pages are: a variety of 7 Gypsies Stamps, Paper Punches, a Stapler and a Dymo.

For this album I made 6X4 mini layouts. On the image bellow I show the paper pieces I used for each page, I also added ribbon and twine, and a few extra punch shapes.

The stamps, dymo word, staples and journaling add the final details.

A side view of the complete album.

And here are a few of the finished pages.

I hope you all have had an amazing Summer :)

Till Next Week


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All About You week 2

Hello, Diana here continuing our “All About You” theme projects.

Today I‘ll share two layouts I made. The first one has a theme we can all relate to: Our Craft; rather it is art journaling, scrapbooking, card making etc. Journal about why you chose that particular craft and how it makes you feel

To add an image I took a picture of a few of the mini

albums I’ve made. The papers I used are from Glitz Afternoon Muse collection and a KI Memories Sew Cute Calendar.

I used random embellishments from 7 Gypsies, Prima, Pink Paislee and Making Memories.

My second layout theme is a recap of the first half part of the year, highlighting my favorite parts of it. It’s unbelievable how we are already past midyear.

Tha papers are from Sassafras Lass and Cosmo Cricket. Embellishments from Jenni Bowlin and Pink Paislee. I used Glimmer mist on the Pink Paislee mistable scallop ribbon.

I hope these themes inspire you to make a few layouts.

Before I go I would like to share with you this FREE class at Big Pictures, check all the details HERE I am signed up, I love getting inspiration from talented ladies :)

Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

All About You week 1

Hello, Diana here welcoming you to my first post of ideas to scrapbook about YOU. Most of us make our loved ones the center of our craft, that is perfectly fine but we should also focus on us, so put aside those family pictures for a moment and dedicate a project a week for this month of August on something you want to tell about yourself.

I’ll start with this “The past 10 years in numbers” Tag book, you can also make this a layout, in fact I saw this theme as a layout (forgive me because that was a while back and I do not remember the name of the creator). This is a very versatile theme because you can make a list of the last year, five years, ten years etc.

I used three sizes of tags and leftover papers and chipboard sticker shapes I had from the October Afternoon 5 and Dime collection.

Here is a close up of the individual pages, as an extra option you can add journaling to the back of each tag.

How about a self portrait, make a layout about a Goal you have.

I hope you liked these 2 themes.

Till next week.