Truth be told, I might have had TV and movies on the brain, because that is theme over at Berry 71 Bleu this month. So I'm entering my project over there as well. What I did was decorate a pocket folder to hold all my Dr. Crusher-related photos, clippings, and souvenirs. She has been my favorite Star Trek character since my junior high school days, so I really needed a place to corral all the memorabilia about her that I have collected over the years.
|Supplies: pocket folder from Pendaflex; teal patterned paper from TPC Studio; coral patterned paper from Graphic 45; ticket from Jenni Bowlin True Vintage; fussy-cut paper cassette from Crate Paper; coral die cut from October Afternoon; flower from Petaloo; rhinestones from Dee's Place; ink from Autumn Leaves/Stampology; gel pen from Sakura; journaling pen from Foray; tissue paper & ribbon upcycled from old gift wrappings.|
Below is a close-up of the embellishment cluster. This design proved to be a great way to use up some older scraps. I find the arrangement of elements very pleasing, so maybe I'll use the design again someday--perhaps on a card or a scrapbook page.
Inside the folder, I placed my collection of items in the two pockets. Memorabilia, such as photos and convention programs, are in the left pocket. In the right pocket are newspaper and magazine clippings. The items I've collected over the years are too numerous to fit on a scrapbook spread, yet not numerous enough to warrant an album of their own. So this folder is a nice compromise. It only took about 90 minutes to put it together--45 minutes to organize the papers/memorabilia and add explanatory notes on Post-Its (where necessary), and another 45 minutes to decorate the cover. It was a great summer project: easy yet fun.
Just like last week, my son is also playing along with the Summer of Color by making a rainbow loom bracelet this week. He didn't have quite the right colors to match the coral and teal, but he got as close to those colors as he could.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed seeing these two projects, which are kind of a fun change of pace for me.