Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fold a paper bag book

Okay so I have been asked to share how I folded the paper bag book that I posted about in August.
Step 1: Start with 3 paper bags.

Step 2: Take 2 of the bags and line up the bases.

Step 3: Glue the bases together

Step 4: Fold the left hand side over at the base line

Step 5: Fold the Right hand side over next, so that it just overlaps the left side.

Step 6: This is the inside page. Take the left over bag and fold it at the base line.

Finally place this page inside the other two that were glued together. Either staple together or punch holes and use ribbon to tie together or be creative and share your idea with me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

All about You in 52

I am participating in Debby's Dares challenge All about you in 52. She will give one prompt a week and the idea is to journal about that topic and then create a layout. I am keeping up with the journaling, but just now started the layouts. I was having a hard time deciding how I wanted to do this project. Finally decided a smaller album that will concentrate on the words and be simple in design.
Week 1 topic was Who Influenced Your Life the Most. This was a fun topic to think about. There have been many people who have influenced my life in both positive and negative ways.
I am also including a few other things in this journal, so looking forward to completing the journal this year.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Journal Your Christmas

While I kept up with the daily journaling for Journal Your Christmas, I am finally get a chance to complete my pages. Today, I was able to finish my cover page and the first 6 days of pages. 7 done only 31 left to go. Feel free to jump over to my family blog Flathers Family to read the journaling.

Friday, January 16, 2009

July 4th

I had fun making this paperbag mini album for July 4th. It uses Rusty Pickle's Bottle Rocket line. I really love Rusty Pickle papers. Now all I have to do is get the July 4th pictures printed off.


Last November many of the scrapbook stores conducted a CSI day. It was sponsered by three different companies and all of the make n takes were free. Anyway, I finally got around to finishing my layout from that day.

This Year

Okay, I just finished Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas, (okay finished the journaling still working on the pages) and fell in love with her online classes. She is offering a free class, she is posting the info online slowly. She is also giving away some of her products. Check her out here Shimelle

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Explosion Box

Lisa Falduto has offered a couple of free classes. You need to join a yahoo group and purchase the supplies to get the instructions. Since I am not always free to get to a class at my LSS when they are offered, I have enjoyed taking her classes. The instructions are SO easy to understand, the finished project is terrific, I usually learn a new technique, and I can take the class when it is convenient for me. Today I took advantage of yet another snow day to work on her latest class, an Explosion Box. Now that I have learned how to make an explosion box, I am thinking that it would be fun to start creating some for gifts.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day of Creativity/ Dec and Jan

I finally got the pictures for the last two day of creativiy layouts printed. The December layout I used pictures of the family dressed up. Usually Kurt and I don't have a picture taken of just the two of us, so this was kind of nice. For the 2008 Review/Welcome 2009 I went through and picked out a few pictures from last year that were a highlight to our year. There was a few more of Sarah than Kristen, but 2008 was a big year for Sarah. Confirmation, High School, Marching Band, Choir etc. For the welcome 2009 I used pictures that I took from a party that we had on Jan. 1st. We had 12 people over and for the first time in years there were two other kids, so our kids had someone to talk to.

Christmas Countdown

Okay, I signed up for this class in November of 2007. I had some car problems and didnt make it down to the class.. I was able to pick up my class materials later. It has only taken me a year to get this project done. The joys of snow days. Since it is now Jan. looks like we will use this project next year.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Project 365

So I have decided to join Becky Higgens and half the crafting community in Project 365. For those who haven't heard this is a cool way of keeping track of your year and the ordinary things that happen to a person. I have created a separate blog for the pictures. Feel free to check it out

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Perpetual Calendar

I thought that I might do this calendar as a gift for someone, when I couldn't find what I was looking for, but then changed my mind. I have completed the calendar, but not sure if I am going to keep it or give it away. It was a fun and quick project to do.

Friday, January 2, 2009

altered frame, 1st attempt

Awhile back I received the very awesome frame kit from Kelly Jo. Yesterday, I finally had some time to try my hand at making a frame. I choose to go with some green bazzill paper for Christmas. I am not quite finished with the frame as I want to find a small Christmas embellishment for the left side, but I am really happy with the way it turned out. I plan on making a few more of these to give away and also maybe a few special "River King" ones for my high school aged daughter to remember the best days of her life. Thanks Kelly Jo for the inspiration and the supplies needed to make these, you have allowed me to learn something new.