Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Beverly Files

Hello to you all, whether you are a new or returning reader.  Today I'm going to let my geek flag fly and talk about Star Trek.  You see, the color combo this week at SOC is coral and teal, with a splash of white, and this made me think of...my Dr. Beverly Crusher collectible action figure.  Not even kidding.  Here she is, in all her photo-edited glory.  :)



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.

Since I plan to store this folder in an upright position on my bookshelf, I wanted to keep the embellishments fairly flat.  Tissue paper fringe made for a great embellishment in this case--it adds texture and movement without being too bulky.  Plus, it's just a lot of fun.  :)


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.

18 comments:

Diane said...

Oh the memories, I too loved Star Trek and it is always fun to watch the old shows. What a fun layout.

Hugs Diane

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Denise, the folder for your
Dr. Crusher memorabilia is awesome! Your son did a great job on his bracelet, too! Glad he is having fun playing along!

Kristin said...

xo
(And please tell your son Thank You, I love his choices!)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Well done on the folder. Who doesn't like the "old" Star Trek?
Your son's wrist band is awesome.
Nicole/Beadwright

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is SO clever. I actually enjoyed TNG and DS9. They were fun to see as reruns once I moved to Wichita. Never watched TV before that. Your art this week is fabulous. I really enjoyed following along with your upcycled teal and coral. Well done.

I think your son did a fantastic job with the colors he used. Closer than some of the teal and coral I've seen this week.

Patricia said...

all is perfect !!!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Lovely folder and pretty wrist band by your son :)
Deepa
http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.in/

Anne said...

Lovely!
My kids like making those bracelets too! :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love your work and what you did with the SOC colors this week. And your son is amazing to play along with us, too!

BJ said...

What a super folder, great to keep stuff special like this and well done to your son again, he is doing a great job. BJ

Michelle loves allsorts said...

Love the layout! The bands are starting to get popular here too, my kids love em!

Cathi ONeill said...

What a cool idea! Great take on the mood board. Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

Caz said...

I love your action figure! I'm a big star trek fan myself (have a lot of them on box set haha!)

Denise van Deventer said...

Denise....you are a Trekkie!!!! LOL....so cool! No worries about being a Geek, I though Star Trek was great too....so ja...Geek me too!;-)
Super project for your memorabilia...Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Such a cool project idea! Super FUN!! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

Marivic Clifton said...

What a cool, lovely folder to keep those memorabilia's Great job!! Thank you for playing along with us at berry71bleu.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super cool idea and great storage piece for your memorabilia! Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

Kay Fatula said...

What a creative way to store memorabilia! Fabulous & innovative work...thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu!