Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oh Boy...Look at MY Boy!

The file folder mini album bug continues to bite...check out this file folder mini I did for my son using K and Company Rough and Tumble and Danny O papers....

An assortment of letters were used for the title work. I dabbered regular chipboard and used Mimosa glimmer mist to give it some "umph." I finished it off with the perfect K and Co "go," and helicopter along with some buttons.

Once you open up the mini, this is the first and second "layout." Each pocket contains "tags" that can be pulled out. There were a variety of embellishments used throughout the entire mini. Pictures were placed on both the front and back of the tags.

This is the third and fourth layouts in the mini. Again, the tags pull out and have pictures on the back. The papers TRULY make this mini...

This is one of the back panels. I chose to keep it simple because not only is this a cuter than cute picture of my boy, but I didn't want to cover up the sayings on the paper.

Once closed completely, this is the back of the album. I rarely use bling on "boy" pages, but this worked so well here! I also chose to use random puffy, epoxy and dimensional stickers to seal the boy "feel" of the entire layout. I highlighted the 3 on the card simply because both of the boys are 3.  I think I can churn out a few more of these...they sure are a lot of fun to make (and functional, too!)  SMOOCHES!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Love of my Life

I love being a mommy...moreso, I LOVE being a mommy to a handsome, smart, talented little boy! Here are some of this latest pics...

Tball...with soccer soon to follow!

He is a natural...if you are an agent, let me know what you think!

Can't you just see this on the front of a Children's Place store???

The smile that makes everything better!

I FINALLLLY figured it out!

I received three file folder mini albums in my last mini album swap. I had been so intrigued by these mini a matter of fact I think I was the one who found them on posted the idea! The first time I tried to make was awful! I figured I would just admire the work of my compadres and enjoy the ones I received.

I signed up for a one on one swap and I am sooo impressed with my partner that I decided to give the file folder mini album another try...for her sake, if you will. It took me about 3-4 days to complete, but the end result is pretty cute:

I started off with a red file folder. The folding is a little tricky, but as long as you have everything line up correctly, it will come out just fine. I measured and cut everything out as I went along, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick distressing ink. The glittered "LOVE" letters are from the Target dollar spot. Those items are amazing and I am hooked! The flourish and the "out loud" stickers came from a Me and My Big Ideas pack.

On the inside is a total of 4 pockets that hold 4 large tags. Each pocket is elaborately decorated with various embellishments. On the first pocket, the ever so popular stickers that spell out "KISS" comes from Dollar Tree...check the section where they have stickers for the walls. Can you believe? I finished it off with a kiss stamp that came from Michael's, the Valentine Day $1 stamps and a couple of prima flowers with button centers. The second pocket has wide black and white polka dot ribbon and a heat embossed rose that I scored in my embellished stamp swap.

Pocket number 3 has a bingo card on it, along with a distressed stamp of a beautfiul gown. I found this stamp a Big Lots for 50 cents! I also put a heart doilie around the tag, more so for some texture. The last pocket holds a tag with a huge piece of lace tied around it. Hearts were cut out and placed at the bottom with pop dots for dimension. Then, of course, some bling!

Letters of the clever!

Hi everyone! I know I have been missing in action! Here is something I've been meaning to share with you for some time now. A few months ago I was in a wonderful swap called letters of the word. It was hosted by my scrappy friend Midnitescrapper (Vickie) over at the swap board. The object was to sign up for a letter within a word and make enough of that letter for all of the other ladies within that word. I hope that makes sense! We also had to stay within a certain color palette so the letters would all complement each other. The end result was a super cute word with a letter made by a different scrapper! Check it out:

I was in about 40 or so groups, but these are just a few of my favorites! Here is a layout where I was able to use "Rock On." Isn't it just perfect?