Tuesday, February 19, 2008

O So Productive Part II

I had enough paper left over from the LOVE book, that I was able to design two cards. The only thing I have left are some stickers and a little ribbon. Since I'm not a big fan of stickers, I'll save those for another day.

Next, I decided to do a challenge offered on Blueprint Sketches and use the new Doodlebug papers and show off my new puppy. He's just so cute I think he would make any page layout look amazing. I'm still learning the ins and outs of page layouts so I'm not totally sure I love this page...but I've decided to keep it up until I get the hang of it.

O So Productive Part I

Okay, today I've been able to finish a few projects that have been in the works. The first is from a page kit from Pebbles. We were to take the paper, stickers and ribbon and design any project we wanted. I decided to use the Bo Bunny LOVE book and design a layout and use our new Zutter to bind the edge. I love the way it turned out. I especially like my kids faces shining through the O.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Altered Clipboard

It has come to my attention that I have not posted anything new lately. So, I decided to post my recent project of this altered clipboard. We received a clipboard at a recent staff meeting and we were to decorate any way we wanted. So, I used my favorite line of paper from the Love, Elsie line and played with color. I stamped the image on another paper and carefully cut it out to run down the center. I painted the edge with crackle paint for a worn look. I used embossing powder from Ranger for a distressed and rusty feel to the metal clip. Then to top it off I used some corrugated and peeled and distressed it to look like grungy flowers and buttons. I drilled holes on the edge and stitched it with embroidery floss for that home-made look. I love the way it turned out. Now I need to cover the back to hide the stitches and holes. Plus, I'll probably add another stamp or two to that side too.