I have been a busy little bee this week working with my first box of goodies from My Little Shoebox. I had the pleasure of working with the My Neighborhood line. LOVED this line! On top of all that goodness, Hambly Screenprints was sweet enough to send the MLS DT some of their goodies to play with on our projects as well. SWOON!!! What a blast!
So here are my projects! I hope you like them!
Doll House - This doll house has been a favorite with all my girls ever since Jensyn got it as a Christmas present when she was a toddler. I outlined the chipboard letters and transparencies to add a doodly feel and then cut out additional little houses to pop up on the border. I also added some Stickles to the clouds so they would sparkle a bit and look puffy. :)
Building Our Dream - I thought it would be fun to create a page with various images throughout the building of our house all together in one place. I can't believe how little the kids look! It really wasn't that long ago, but they just grow up so fast!
The design of this one was inspired by a page by Janine Langer. I added strips of Lime Green Hambly Decorative borders randomly in between the pictures to help define them a bit. I popped the little houses up and added green button "bushes". :) The chipboard letters have dots of Glossy Accents on them for subtle texture.
House Card - When I opened the package of My Little Shoebox transparencies, I knew that I wanted to use one of the images as a window to a card. I mounted the image on a clear transparency and used a journal spot as a "frame". I then added hot pink stitching to emphasize the window. I thought about adding a sentiment on the front somewhere, but everything I tried just seemed to detract from the window, so I left it plain.
Love Notes - Maryn and her Valentines! She is the only kid that would sit still for me for Valentine pictures, she's my good poser! LOL! For this one, I cut the Hambly into a shape using a Making Memories die cut paper as a template. I then outlined the shape with Stickles. I cut out the accents from the patterned paper and added some outlining. I remember seeing a recent article in a magazine (can't remember which one) where a designer ran her chipboard letters through a paper crimper. I couldn't wait to try that technique on this page!
Easter - I loved playing with the Hambly on this one! I used a Clearly Heavy Overlay as the page background (my wood floor is peeking through). What a fun affect! I need to make clear pages more often! They are so much fun!!! On the chipboard letters I had already used my letter "s" on another page, so I used the backing as a stencil to make a new one out of blue cardstock. Next, I coated each letter with Glossy Accents and added clear microbeads. This was a great technique to help disguise my out-of-place letter "s" and I love the sugarey feel the letters have!
Home Mini Book - For my final project, I decided to make a file-folder mini book about all the houses we have lived in and loved during our married life. This book was soooo much fun! I loved reminiscing about each of life's lessons we learned at each house and the milestones (births, etc.) and the people we met at each home. I will treasure this little book always! :D
Here's a few simple directions on the File Folder Album, if you're curious. :)
To create the file folder album (sorry about the funky lighting on these pics!) open your file folder up flat. Turn it length-wise and measure up four inches. Make a score mark using a ruler and a bone folder.
Fold the flap up. This will be the pocket for your tags.
Next, measure divide each side in half and score again. Fold accordian-style and you are ready to start decorating! I keep mine closed with a length of ribbon wrapped around and tied in a bow.
Whew! That was a lot for one post! Thanks for reading it all and for taking the time to visit my blog! HUGS to you!!!