Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watermelon Summer & Busy Beavers

The weather here in Michigan has been up and down. For the last 2 days it was hot and humid, and I longed for my air conditioning. Getting it tuned up and ready is now on the top of my 'to do' list. Today is a beautiful sunshiny day though and it makes me happy to just be outside!
I did get to spend some time in my craft room working on some layouts and cards that I'd like to share with you. This first card is a  cutting file kit from Trina Clark at Digiscrapkits and I'm thinking it would make a cute future class for the store.
I did some changing of the files to make it easier to assemble. First I changed the flower petals to cut as solid shapes rather than individual petals. I think cutting and gluing each little petal is time consuming. And the overall effect is still maintained. I did the same with the stems and leaves. And I also made my own summer word. The one in the file kit didn't cut well for me. After 3 attempts I just created a new one.
I shaded the flower petals and used my micron pen to make the dotted lines. I added white dots to the flower tops with a gel pen.

I popped everything up with dimensionals and then added it to my card front. Makes a great summer card or layout project.

My next project is a mini scrap page layout. I don't scrapbook and don't own any scrapbook albums. So when I do sample layouts I always do them in an 8 X 10 size format. That way they will fit inside of a page protector and I can add them to a notebook binder.
This layout was created using the 'Billy Beaver' from the Treasure Box Pals pattern from Treasure Box Designs.

I just love their cute little 'bucky beaver' teeth! (remember you can click on each photo for a closeup view)
I used cardstock from Colorbok and added the doodles on the tail and body for more interest. I used a white gel pen for the highlighted lines.
I used a little mini paper bag from Canvas Home Basics to stick this little guy into, and made him some cute computer generated signs to finish off the page.
I thought this would be really cute to add a favorite photo and slip it into an 8x10 photo frame for a gift, as an alternative to a scrapbook.~
These adorable guys are also for an upcoming store class project too! So if you are local to my area, be sure and keep checking with Scrapbook 101 for class details.
And be sure to visit Treasure Box Designs for the cutest paper piecing patterns too.

1 comment:

Lindsay Weirich said...

both are adorable but I love that prim card! the chalking looks great and really brings out the dimention!