Friday, August 30, 2013

Mini Book floral Swap Album completed

I just complete my first mini book in over a year.  Although it was a rush job, it turned out pretty good.  I am part of a swap, so this album is on its way to Toledo, Ohio in a few hours.  I love how it turned out.   The Album it a Tag book and it has two chipboard covers, and the tags are made from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More retired Cricut Cartridge and #8 tags from Ranger  The tags and book covers are covered with paper from DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) paper line's Primrose, which is a newer paper and Mariposa, which is an older paper line.  I also have a couple of sheets of another paper line that was 6 x 6.
I used flowers from my stash that I have bought from either Joanne's or Big lots (yes they have scrapbook embellishments) The ribbon is adhesive ribbon that I turned into ties for the tag pages.
I hope you like the video I made.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Things I am working on

I know, I do not have a layout, mini book, or card for you to look at and learn how to make.  I will share at the end of the week, so I am getting there.

Mini books

I am working on a tag book for a swap, and it is consists of the following ingredients:

Two chipboard covers (from recollections-but you can find chipboard covers and place, and you can also cut them out with a die cutting machine to get the shape you want.

#8 tags from Ranger. (In the green package)- I get these all the time, but if you have a die cutting machine, you can cut these tags out.  The measurements for the standard tag is 6.25 in x 3.25 in, with, or without the hole. 

Other tags- the swap mini book did not give me an exact measurement on how big the tags had to be, so I made bigger one almost as big as the covers, which are small covers, measuring about 5 in x 7 in, but you can have any size you need to.
The album is held together by two binding rings.  Again binding is at your discretion.  This is only the second time I have bound a book this way.

from the DCVW blog
I have picked up a corrugated paper stack from DCWV, and I am going to use on a set for my mom and a set to sell on Etsy.  This company has hit it on the head this time, because I wanted to know where to find this stuff (other than ripping up a cardboard box.   I will post when I am finished with the cards.

Well that is it for now.   Be blessed my friend.   

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

No layout Tuesday: Tips

Stock up (Copyright PLynneDesigns)
I have a tip for you today:  stock up.
I am not talking about going out and grabbing every paper line known to mankind or buying every new tool in the scrapbooking world, I am talking about the basics.
This is tip is not only for people who are just starting in the world of scrapbooking, but for anyone who has ever scrapbooks, sews, or make containers out of gourds.  Any crafter or hobbyist.  This tip does not apply to collectors.
Step 1:  Look for anything that is being used on a daily basis or anything that you cannot go without.
Step 2:  Make a permanent list of those items, like this:
            Tape runner refills
            White color paper and matching envelopes
            Kraft color paper and matching envelopes
            Black color paper and matching envelopes
            Liquid glue
            3-d squares
You get the picture.  Suggestion:  if you do not already know, your computer if you use one, makes a great filling system.  Make this a file on a spreadsheet program like Excel, that way, you can print out the list.  If you do not like that system, you can always have a little notebook, and write a permanent list in the back of it.  Here is a perfect example a video showing an inventory binder to take with you to shop. (I think I will make this one)
Step 3: go shopping
OK, this does not apply if you already have the stuff you need but it helps.   Catch things on sale (Michael’s Joanne’s, and Hobby Lobby have weekly specials)
Step 4:  buy what you need for other projects.    If there is a project you are working on, buy for that project ONLY.  This will help cut back on the clutter.   Also use Peter Walsh’s technique for combating the clutter.   As you use, replace, but you cannot buy another if you do not use it.  If you want a new tool, sell the old.
Step 5:  organize your space.
This part is a must.  The reason is with an organized work area, you can create better, and think clearer.

I hope this little tip helps.   Be blessed my friend