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!!!