Hi everyone – time for another fun challenge over at Southern Girls. We’re doing Christmas in July. I didn’t have any Christmas pictures to scrap right now so I needed to think outside the box.
What I ended up creating was a mini accordion album. I created a pocket on each page and put a large tag in. The pocket will be labeled with each of my family members names. The tag can then serve as a place for shopping ideas. The patterned paper is also only glued down on three sides so receipts can be slid into the top of each page for that person. You could make this as large as needed, but just adding another set of accordion pages.
To keep the album closed I created a belly band with a matching card stock and some ribbon. I kept the decoration simple so that if someone saw it in your purse it wasn’t so tempting they had to peek.
I hope that my creation inspired you to join our challenge, and until next time…keep scrapping!
I have really been challenging myself to use my Studio Calico kits, even though they haven’t been my normal style. This was the Camelot kit from I believe June. Except for the names I ended up really loving how this came out. I loved up right up until I added my handwriting…anyone else have that problem?
Since I was outside my comfort zone I went searching all over for inspiration and man did I find it. Sketch #75 over at Let’s Capture Our Memories was my main starting point. Laura Whitaker really hit it out of the park for me on this one. I loved how simple it was and the doily…was just calling my name. I took a plain white doily and misted it with Tattered Angels spray.
I was also inspired by the Challenge Yourself blog idea of having yourself in the photo with one of the men in your life. I am rarely in our pictures so I love the idea of this blog.
I also want to enter this into Crafty Girl’s Challenge – Anything goes. I appreciate finding new places to show off my creations.
So what have you been working on? Until next time – keep scrappin!
The Crafting With Dragonflies blog is celebrating their first birthday, and having a celebrate card challenge.
I chose to make this card with this Close To My Heart sentiment because it’s cute, but also generic enough that I could use it for many different occasion rather than just one.
I started with a Doodlebug Designs card base and inked the edges in a slightly lighter green. Added some co-ordinating wash tape, and the cut out with stamped sentiment. The green gem is from Queen & Co. Easy and quick, but very cute too.
I also want to enter this card in the Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything goes. Make sure to check them out often as they have really cool card challenges.
Until next time….Keep on creating!