Sunday, August 19, 2007

Frances Meyer Acrylic Album

Here is an acrylic album I made from the Frances Meyers Travel Kit South Pacific. I cut the acrylic myself! **HINT** If you are making your own album most home improvement stores will cut the acrylic for you. **HINT** To smooth the edges of the acrylic use a flame to melt the edges. BE CAREFUL THE ACRYLIC MELTS AND IS HOT only heat it enough to slightly melt the edges!

Scrapbook Obsessions September 2007 Kit

If you haven't already you should check out Scrapbook Obsession's Kit for September!! It has the new Basic Grey Recess Line! There are still a few left so pop over and make sure you get yours!

September 2007 Kit
*Basic Grey Recess Patterned Paper (18 sheets)
*Rusty Pickle Corrugated Alphabet
*Rutsy Pickle Abstract File Folder
*7gypsies Zanaibar Gaffer Tape (our choice)
*7gypsies Notebook Stickers
*Scenic Route Office Arrows
*The Crafters Workshop Doodle Flower Template
*Daisy D's Snapshot Rub Ons
*Marvy Pigmented Artist Pen - Black

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Scrapbook Obsessions August 2007 Kit Altered Items

Acrylic Coaster Album
Who would believe you could make an album from furniture coasters? Well.... everyone would. I have seen some very creative artist make some very creative and inspiring things! I just happened to find these coaster in our garage and decided they were destined to be an album.

You can find these in square and circle shapes and many different sizes. The ones I used are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.


Prima Just us paper Togetherness, Secrets, Enjoying You, Exchanged Glances, Shared Giggles, Quiet Contentment, Loving You, Long Embrace.
Making Memories Classically defined Moments stickers
Rusty Pickle Rustic trim
Making Memories jelly labels love 1
EK success simply classic frosted tags
Rub ons- Fancy pants,Dapper dude, Gin X Maggie white, , 7 gypsies Hudson valley, upsy daisy designs little man & little lady seals, Creative imaginations swatch book memories, Creative imaginations loved ones designs, Creative imaginations family memories and youth.
Stampin up clear button
Bitty bag flowers by Prima
American crafts green house felt flowers
colorbox charcoal ink
making memories round tag
American crafts green pen
unknown - buttons

1. drill holes in acrylic FIRST.
2. Cut all pattern paper and add embellishments BEFORE you glue them to coasters. GLUE LAST.
3. Add rub ons along sides of acrylic. Making sure to overlap and burnish them down so they won't peel off.
4. Glue all embellished pages to acrylic.
5. Punch holes in paper.
6. Add ribbon. string tags and other embellishments onto ribbon.

Heart Box


Bazzill cardstock blackbird
Prima pattern papers - loving you (back side), quiet contentment
Rusty Pickle rustic trim7 gypsies gaffer tape black with vine
Junkitz newspaper flower
Cosmo Cricket buck naked buttons and more (heart)
Box Victoria's Secret

1. cut pattern paper to fit over top. Let edges show.
2. trim sides in blackbird cardstock.
3. layer gaffer tape around the box. over cardstock.
4. remove button from newspaper flower and adhere to top of box.
5. add quiet contentment paper to chipboard heart. sand edges.
6. Add trim to heart. glue heart to newspaper flower.

Altered Check Book

Prima pattern papers long embrace, enjoying you
Making Memories classically defined cardstock stickers memories

1. Cut long embrace paper using calendar as the template.
2. Using exacto knife cut flower from enjoying you paper.
3. Adhere to long embrace paper. Some may over hang the edge. (trim before placing inside cover)
4. Trim cardstock sticker (discover) and place along left edge of long embrace paper

Scrapbook Obsessions August 2007 Kit Layouts


Prima pattern papers -shared giggles, loving you flowers bling
Rusty Pickle rustic trim
Making Memories classically defined cardstock stickers memories (family)kraft mono alphabet mini eyelets teal eyelets brown
Bazzill bazzill wings bitty blossoms hazard, brown buttons
American Crafts felt flowers greenhouse
Li'l davis journaling stamp
Color box ink chestnut roan
unknown - buttons, orange pen

1. Cut loving you paper to 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Adhere to center of shared giggles paper.
2.. Add Rusty Pickle Trim to edge of loving you pattern paper.
3. Place two 4 x 6 photos on paper.
4. Add letters to bottom edge of paper and outline with pen.
5. Use eyelets for center of flowers and buttons. (use glue to add eyelets to the buttons)
6. Place flowers from bottom left corner upwards over photos to upper right corner.
7. Use journaling stamp to stamp on pattern paper. Add journaling.
8. Add family sticker to top right corner.


Prima pattern paper- Secrets, Togetherness
Bazzill cardstock Maraschino
7 gypsies black gaffer tape (dot)
Making memories rub on images tags Chipboard
Around the block transfer tape red ruler
Heidi swapp raw chipboard letters
Red paint
black zig pen
white paint pen
colorbox charcoal ink

1. Cut Togetherness paper 9 x 9 1/
2. Adhere to chipboard.
3. Cut Secrets paper 2 x 12. place over top edge of togetherness paper.
4. Add photo over secrets paper.
5. Cut title from red cardstock. Outline with white paint pen and black pen. Place on layout and overlapping photo.
6. Paint and ink raw chipboard letters and place on top rt corner.
7. Place gaffer tape along bottom overlapping photo. And along top edge.
8. Use around the block transfer runner to add ruler around togetherness paper.
9. Distress with black ink and red paint.
10. Add rub on tag. Journal.


Prima Long embrace pattern paper
Creative Imaginations Elmer Bookbinding tape
Making Memories classically defined Moments stickers
Heidi Swapp stamp (enjoy)Pure and flourish stamps from last months kit
7 gypsies bureau sitckers
Bazzill orange and teal cardstockteal
acrylic paint
colorbox chestnut roan ink
white paint pen
teal zig pen

1. Distress orange cardstock along all edges.
2. Draw design on back of orange cardstock. Use different size hole punchers to for design.
3. Layer teal cardstock under orange so that it shows through the punch outs.
4. Use paint and ink to distress edges of cardstock.5. With teal paint stamp title on orange cardstock. Outline with teal pen.
6. Cut long embrace paper and distress one edge. Place on a slant.
7. Stamp on gaffer tape and add along bottom edge of pattern paper.
8. Add photos over pattern paper.
9. Journal on round journaling sticker
10. Add "memories" sticker to bottom corner and distress with teal paint.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I have an Etsy Store!!

I've been busy over the last few days setting up my very own Etsy Store! I'm still adding items every few days. I would like to have more of my sewing and embroidery items. Check out my funky button rings! I'm also selling some of my altered items. I've run out of room to show them off. I think they need to be displayed and or used! Stop by and pick up a few things.

I'll be adding my August Scrapbook Obsessions Kit Creations over the next few days. I've made an album from furniture coasters. You'll want to see this one! Simply beautiful! I love it and know you will too. I'll be posting how to directions so you can make your own.