This last weekend we had a Retreat at the shop. My good friend Tina's daughter - the very tallented Linda was there. She shared with us lots of wonderful things to make for next to nothing.
So I am sharing one of them with you....share and share alike.
This little self standing album is made from one manilla folder.
Take your folder and lay it out flat, now fold over the bottom edge - approx 3"
Now fold that over again - making it double thick at the bottom, then fold in half like you were closing the file. Fold in half the front and the back to make hills, check out the pic and you will see what I mean.
Now when you stand it up on the thick bottom edge, your album is ready to decorate, front and back.
To make the ends of the pockets secure you can put a decorated paperclip or do what I did and staple them.
Then make some cards to put in the pockets and you are done.
I still have one card to do, waiting on a photo.
I am going to give my album to my Mum...shhh don't tell her it is a surprise.
I would love for you to give this a go and share your end results with us in the gallery.
I would like you to scrap something
an event that is or has happened.One that has made a big stamp on your life.[wedding.birth,school reunion]
Mine is of my no 4 DD Abbie and Daniels baby
not due till JANUARY 2012.I am a patient person.
How many of you have got a punch or two lying around in your scrap room, buried in amongst your stash ... how about you drag them out and play a little with them.
I grabbed a couple of round punches, circle punches, you know the ones ...
I punched two circles, I distressed them a little, I hand sewed around the edges and made them to be used as journalling spots ... how easy was that? A handmade embellishment.
I punched a few more circles, inked them, cut them in half and used them to make a scalloped edge border.
Nothing difficult about either of them girls.
I moved the circles around, added a few different embellishments, just to play ... haven't stuck anything down ... just paper shuffling.
Remember last year when I made these paper flowers ... they too started off as punched out circles.
Those paper circles were torn a little, distressed a little, inked a little, layered a little ...
and voila ...
now back to those punched out circles ...
I moved them around a little bit more [as you do] ... I have added a few bits and bobs
that were lying around, I kid you not ... this is a real bitser layout.
As you can see, I haven't used much patterned paper ... ummmmmmmmmm ... how about one piece from a 6x6 paper pad to be exact ... a little twine, a few flowers, a little chippie, some scrap card and there you have it.
I'm still having a play with those circle punches ... will share at some stage.
So grab one of your punches and have a play with it ... oops, be creative with it.
Marg has plenty of punches available in the shop ... go for it.
Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
My challenge for you today ladies ... are you ready?
To create a layout or a card ... yep, a layout or a card ...
but ... now you didn't think you would get away quite that easy now, did you?
Your card or layout must feature the following colours - white, black, red and yellow.
Now as a rule, you don't normally see too much yellow or red for that matter happening in my creativity. But it does happen [sometimes].
And ... there's one more ... I want to see some type of calendar - could be 12 months, could be a month. That's totally up to you.
There are lots of places that you can visit and grab a calendar template. I found this template on the Crafty Secrets website. It says that it is for personal use only. I made the card for a friend and work colleague, so I trust that's what they mean for personal use only.
But you can google to your hearts content and find a calendar template.
Happy creating and don't forget to load your creations into the gallery.
The weekend has rolled around again, and in an effort to get through some more photos more quickly, I am challenging you to complete a layout with three or more photos on it!
Here's my example, to show it's easier than you think!
That's 10 photos in all!, a few stickers, some pp scraps, stamp, lettering and a couple of journal tags makes a nice quick page with a story to tell!
Hope you are all enjoying this wet weather...winter is here at last...not that I like the cold much but we sure are liking the rain.
My challenge on the blog this weekend is to do a page using a die cut paper...either a shop bought one or one you have cut yourself. Also use punches, a mixed media title, ribbon flowers and some hand doodling.....(mine is the white stitches around the scalloped edge, sorry doesn't show up very well here)