Sunday, August 16, 2009

Magazine Storage


I had an idea for my magazines. I’m really excited about it! I am in the process of getting all my magazines spiral bound. First I organized my magazines by title and year. I put binder clips around the ones that I wanted bound together. I wouldn’t recommend doing more then 4 or 5…so I split the magazines up that I had a year’s subscription. I also had the Stampin’ Up catalogs and Angel Company catalogs spiral bound as well.


I took my magazines to Office Depot and had them cut the edge off and spiral bind them.


I cut some tags out using my Cricut and wrote what magazines were in each book. I cut the tags 2” from the Alphalicious catalog.


Now I’m sure you can get super-ooper creative with your tags…but I decided to just go with a black and white theme. Then I laminated my tags using self-seal laminating pouches for business cards. The 2” tag is perfect because you can laminate 2 with 1 pouch.


So that my tags weren’t totally plain I put a flower on each side that I cut out using the George cartridge on a 1” setting and attached them using a white eyelet.


So then I just attached the tag to the spiral binding using a piece of ribbon.


Here’s how they look on the shelf.


The one huge advantage to spiral binding magazines…


You can lay them open flat!!

Hope this helps and gives you ideas on how to organize your magazines!!!

Happy Scrappin’



Friday, August 14, 2009

Some New Layouts…

My new favorite way to get “inspired” is to pick up a scrapbooking book or magazine…when I see a layout I like then I “lift” it and create my own version of it. I have done more scrapping in the last month then I have in a couple of years. It is amazing how sometimes I don’t very far from the original and sometimes I’ll start with an idea from a magazine, use different paper, change the way the pictures are arranged, add a different embellishment and the layout morphs so far from the one I was “lifting” that you couldn’t tell I borrowed the idea if you were looking at the original and mine side by side!


This is a layout I did tonight. I got the idea from a Stampin’ Up catalog. I also used a scrapbook kit from Stampin’ Up. I still need to add the perfect picture and do a little journaling…but I’m pretty excited about how it came together.


This layout is of my son eating his first biscuit. I also “lifted” this layout from a Stampin’ Up catalog. I used paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. The title I cut using my favorite new Cricut Cartridge – Alphalicious.


This layout is using the same paper as the layout above from Hobby Lobby. The title is cut using the Street Sign cartridge…another one of my favorites. There’s a little envelope that is being held together with the buttons and embroidery floss that will house the journaling for the page. I’m not typically very good at journaling so it is usually the last thing that I do on a page.


This layout was fun to do. I had 4 pictures of my son and my daughter cleaning out the bread drawer to sit in it when they were about the same age. The picture of my daughter on the bottom lifts up to reveal a picture of my son looking down as well!


I used a scrapbooking kit from Stampin’ Up to do this layout.


I used a Cricut to cut the circles out for the 12x12 layout and my Coluzzle to cut the picture. The stickers for the title say How Sweet it is to be….Loved by You. The paper is from We Are Memory Keepers. I can’t remember the line off the top of my head but I think it is Heavy Metals or something along those lines.


This last layout is of my son at a birthday party. The writing along the bottom is a dictionary definition of the word Explore. My friend taught me a great trick for dictionary definitions after I spent 10 minutes typing this one out. If you pull up the dictionary in your word processing software and look up the word you want to use you can cut and paste the definition!

These aren’t my favorite pages…but I’m finding I need to let go and just scrap. I get so picky about what I do with a page that sometimes it can take me hours or days to do even one layout. I’m not a very patient person…so if I don’t see progress that I get discouraged and bored with the project. So I’m finding if I let go and just do it I get a lot more done in the same amount of time…and I’m just as happy with the results!!

Happy Scrapping!!! Heather


Monday, June 29, 2009

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I haven’t been posting…but I’ve been busy scrapping. I will get some pictures and some updates soon!! Thanks for your patience!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Scrap Space

I have spent a week cleaning my room. So I figured I should post pictures of it while it was still neat :-)

This is my table work area.001Here are the cupboards on the left side of the room. 002 This is the inside view of the large cupboard. I have my smaller paper on the top shelf, my Bind-It-All and K&Co chipboard.

The second shelf has 3 boxes full of Angel Company and clear stamps in cd cases, thread, Acrylic blocks.

The third shelf has my coloring supplies, glue and glitter, Crop-O-Dile, and my Dremel tool.

The next shelf has my stickers organized by category.

The last shelf has some of my pattern paper pads, and all my colored cardstock.005 All my little embellishments are organized by color in these little drawer sets that I purchased at the hardware store.004All of my embossing powder has magnets on the bottom and are placed on this white board.009This is a close-up of my ribbon rack that I had my husband make for me. I love it. I just wish I would have had him make it bigger for me :-)011 The top drawer in my cupboards holds my adhesives, blades and refills. (and some other misc stuff I haven’t cleaned out yet :-)008 The next drawer holds my punches.007 This next drawer has my finished/almost finished pages that need to make their way to albums as well as some projects I’m working on.011The big drawer holds all kinds of items to be altered and mini-albums.


The top drawer on my next cupboard holds all my inks.


Here is an inside view of the cupboard. I have my Sizzix and dies, and all my pattern paper in this cupboard.


Here’s a close up of the organizers/cubbies. The jars on top have all my ribbon scraps organized by color and a place to display some of my work. There are also jars of game pieces and jars with embroidery floss. The purple containers hold my rubber stamps that are wood mounted, one holds my cards and such to be scrapped, one holds raw chipboard and the last one holds a kit of paper and albums I purchased from QVC.008 All my 8 1/2” x 11” paper is organized into these cubbies as well as my scraps of paper. On top of the organizer I have all my flowers organized into jars by color.003This book shelf houses my Cricut cartridges, cutting mats and accessories. I also have an antique stamp set and a binding machine that uses those plastic coil binding. The black leather box to the left holds all my large sticker sheets. The stuff on top are things that need a new home.005I hope you enjoyed looking at my space. I have one other bookshelf that has my magazines and Xyron sticker machines on it. Have a super weekend! Heather


Friday, January 23, 2009

Mini Paper Bag Album


Here is a super easy paper bag album that I made using the Mimi paper collection from The Angel Company. I have also listed the supplies and Cricut cartridge cuts that I used!!

Here’s the cover. I inked and distressed around the edges of the bag and cut paper to fit (I used standard size lunch bags I cut the front, back, and spine 5 3/4” x 4”) The monogram “P” is cut from Storybook as well as the scrolly design behind the “P” CIMG2577

The next page is super easy. I put my base sheet of pattern paper down and then added an accent strip down the outside edges of the page. The stamped “Dream” image is cut from a mini stamp set that The Angel Company had as a promotion last spring. The butterfly in the corner of the left-hand page is also cut from Storybook.

CIMG2578Here’s a close-up of each page…

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The next page is also super easy! I placed the pink strip accent squares down and stamped an image from the Swirly Gig stamp set also by The Angel Company. I cut my photos square to follow the theme.

CIMG2581The next page has the pattern paper background and pockets made out of accent paper with tags inserted inside them.


There are also two inserts in this album that are made using coordinating cardstock.


Insert #1…


Insert #2…In the upper left corner I cut the scroll design and the bird from the Storybook cartridge.


This album was so easy to make! It can be done in an evening!



Sunday, January 18, 2009

Altered Address Books

(I'm still learning how to post and add photos to be patient as I learn how to make this more appealing :-)

I had so much fun creating these fun little altered address books. This first one I created for a partner swap in a scrapbook group that I'm in.

I covered the front and the back in coordi
nating paper pattern that is very thick using the super sticky double sided tape so there would not be any glue lines on my covers. Then I punched a hole in the back and front covers and ran ribbon through the eyelets to add a cute closure. I also tied coordinating ribbon on the spiral binding.

Then after covering it I put that super red sticky tape that was precut into the shape of a D onto a coordinating sheet of patterned paper and cut around that shape. Then I removed the red sticky tape and covered the D in those super tiny clear glass marbles...

I also made a matching pen that is covered in paper and then the sticky tape and then rolled in glass beads. I was surprised how easy it was to work with the glass beads and can't wait to use them again!!

The second book that I made I used the Urban Prairie Collection by Basic Grey! I love all the great colors in it!! I didn't do anything fancy with this one as far as techniques goes. I followed the same steps as above using the super double sticky tape to put the paper on the covers to avoid glue lines and went from there!!

Inside Cover
Back Cover

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My New Blog

Hi Everyone...I thought it would be fun to start a blog to showcase all the projects that I'm working on. I think it is so much fun to see what everyone else creates so I would like to show how I've been inspired by others! Please enjoy and feel free to ask any questions! I hope to have it up and going in the next week!! Thanks Heather