Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Can You Tell...

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned & white papers from Bo Bunny; stamp from Lawn Fawn; stamping ink from Hero Arts; edging ink from Clearsnap; colored staple from Target.

...that I love this paper?  I used it last month to make a scrapbook page, and now I've used it again to make this card.  Halloween is only 31 days away, so it's time to start getting ready!  :)     

Monday, September 28, 2015

Into the Woods

Are you ready to go into the woods?  The theme this month at Berry71Bleu is "forest."  That theme perfectly fits my vacation photos from August, so I just had to play along.  Here is the scrapbook page that I made.
Supplies: green bokeh paper from Webster's pages; enamel shapes, alphabet stickers, spray mist, die cut arrow, damask paper, & ledger paper from October Afternoon; orange leaf paper from Doodlebug Design; all other patterned paper from Lily Bee; doily from Michaels; laser cut banner from Scrapmatts.

Below is the mood board for the challenge.  I see lots of greens and browns, with a few pops of orange and scarlet.

You may never have heard of Pine City, North Branch, Hinckley, and Sandstone, the places where I took these photos.  They are pretty, wooded places in the heart of Minnesota.  And they are beautiful to visit.  Here are a few detail shots.
This historic Ojibwe winter lodge is in Pine City.

The woodland fairy is cut from a greeting card that I recently received in the mail.

My family passed through a lot of doorways--both natural and constructed--while on vacation.

We had sunny weather on some days, but grey and rainy weather on other days.  It doesn't matter, because the forest is beautiful in any weather.

It was fun to get these vacation photos scrapped.  And I am so please that I was able to fit ten photos on the page!  Thanks for the inspiration, Berry71Bleu.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Mini Album Made from Scraps

For today's destashing post, I want to share with you a mini album made entirely of scraps and random household items.  I've shared bits and pieces of this album in previous posts, but I've never shared the whole album before...until today!

front cover
pages 1 & 2
page 3
page 4
pages 5 & 6
page 7
page 8
back cover

I have not included a supply list for this project, because such a list would be so long.  However, I do want to mention that the album pages themselves are made of cardboard from food packaging, and I'm sure you can spot bubble wrap stamping, napkin decoupage, scrap collage, and glitter.  Here are a couple extra detail shots that better show how the glitter on the pages catches the light.

My son loves to grab this album and page through it.  I think that one reason he likes it is that it's just the right size for little hands.  I hope that you like it, too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Fanta"-stic Fun

No one in my family is much of a pop drinker, but we do love pineapple.  Therefore, we got excited when we came across pineapple-flavored Fanta for the first time.  We split one bottle among the three of us, just to try it out, and we liked it.  It was so syrupy-sweet that just 1/3 of a bottle was the right amount. 

Of course I had to save that Fanta bottle cap and do something creative with it.  I decided to make it into a sunflower.  I used decorative tape and twist ties (from bread wrappers) to fashion a stem and leaves for the flower.  It was a fun and symbolic embellishment to use on this scrapbook page about my son's growth in his martial arts class.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; alphabet stickers, die cuts, patterned paper, & enamel shapes from October Afternoon; tape from Scotch/3M; decorative scissors from Fiskars; pens from Zig; household mini stapler, paper clip, twist ties, pencil, & bottle cap; sequin from my stash.

There is nothing wrong with your screen.  Do not attempt to adjust the picture... :)  My journaling on this scrapbook page explains: "A. told me I could only photograph his red belt test if I used Photo Booth.  It was fun, and he passed with flying colors!"

Photo booth is a fun app, and I love the silly pictures that it gave me.  My favorite is the one above, where it looks like my son is sparring with himself.  (He told me that's his evil twin.)  I hope that this scrapbook page brought a smile to your face.  :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cruciform Dragonfly (OBW365)

I am happy to be participating in the Our Beautiful World link party today.  It has been awhile since I've had the chance to participate there.  The theme for this week is beads.

These are photos of a dragonfly necklace that I made in July.  The dragonfly has a rather cruciform shape, and the overall design of the necklace is reminiscent of a rosary.  I enjoyed using non-religious items to invoke religious imagery.  I also enjoyed finding interesting ways to photograph the necklace.  

If you would like to see more beautiful bead photos from around the world, then I invite you to check out the Our Beautiful World blog.  Have fun!