February 24, 2009

I love to make 4" x 4" mini albums...

I love making four by four inch mini albums. This size album is quick and easy to make. It’s the perfect size to carry in a purse or give as gift. A mother or grandma would love to show off their sweet boy in style. Use the Zutter Bind-it-all and chipboard covers to create this little album.

Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Buttons – Foof-a-la
Cardstock – Bazzill
Diecuts – KI Memories
Pattern Papers – KI Memories
Ribbons – Hobby Lobby

1. Cut pattern paper and adhere to the front, back and inside of the covers

2. Use the DreamKuts tool to cut a piece of cardstock into album pages.

3. Punch holes in the covers and page inserts using the Zutter Bind-it-all.

4. Bind the album together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and ¾” O’Wire.

5. Now, embellish the cover. Place a die cut title to pattern papers using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Add the buttons Helmar Acid Liquid Scrap Dots.

6. Tie ribbons and tulle on the O’wire.

February 22, 2009

Check out the Zutter Blog for a chance to win...


Without you I could not create,
mini books of all sizes and weight.
In colors that go with any ink,
be it black, red, white, baby blue or baby pink!
And now in the beautiful new shades you will seek,
the colors called silver and brass "antique"!
In sizes small enough for the miniest of minis,
and those for the bigger books that are not so skinny.

Make sure you have plenty of Owire on hand,
for you Bind-it-All fans across this great land!

Leave a rhyming comment or two at http://www.binditall.blogspot.com/ by February 28, they are giving away a box of Owires! It might be 3/8", 1" or any size, Any color too, it will be a surprise. Just release your inner poet in a scrappy Bind-it-All way, and you will get a goodie in the mailbox. Three winners will be drawn on a day of fate,check if you have won on February 28.

February 19, 2009

Ink Resist Project

I had the opportunity to substitute in a lower school art class recently. The classes were working on an ink resist project that day, which inspired me to create these cards. I wanted to share with you this simple technique learned that day. All you need is cardstock, a box of crayons, paint brush, adhesive and India ink. Let your imagination go and share what you have created with this technique.

1. Draw pictures on cardstock with crayons. Color dark and leave no white space showing through.
2. Wrinkle up your art work, open it up, and then crumple it again. Do this several times allowing the crayon to crack and cardstock to crease.
3. Now dilute India ink with water and brush over the art work. The ink will soak in the cracks of the cardstock. Allow it to puddle and air dry.
4. Once your work is dry, apply rub-on words and quotes to the designs.
5. Create a card by folding a piece of cardstock in half.
6. Mount your piece of artwork onto the card. Now you can enjoy, mail to a friend or add to a scrapbook page.

February 6, 2009

Scrap My Memories Online Sketch Crop

Scrap My Memories Design Team had a SKETCH MY MEMORIES ONLINE CROP this past weekend. Several design team members and contributing artist provided sketch challenges. Along with the challenges, there was a lot of fun games and chatter amongst ladies from all over the world!

Here's a sneek peek at some of the projects I completed during the crop...

Well, it was fun to participate in the crop. It motivates me to have the challenges, knowing I'm working within a certain time frame. Now I can return back to work on Monday feeling good about myself, knowing I had projects completed!