August 29, 2010

Danica's Family Album: COMPLETED!

The following pictures are from the photo album that I made for Danica. I posted a preview a few posts ago. I was happy to complete the project, and get the pictures out of my basement. I kept waking up from nightmares of my basement flooding, destroying all of the one-of-a-kind family pictures that I had in my possession. Phew...crisis avoided. The album was completed, and all of the pictures are safely in Danica's hands. :)

Each page has a different quote about family and/or ancestors. I used a variety of catridges, as well as stamps. I experimented some with the rub-on stitching, and I love it! At first glance, it really does look real.

Danica, I was honored that you asked me to create this album for you!

If you want to see a bigger image, simply click the layout. Thanks for looking! :)

August 24, 2010

Felt Flower Belt

Last night I sat down to create a flower belt. Gulp...a flower belt you say?'s not a chain of daisies, but rather one felt flower on a ribbon. Cute idea huh?

A co-worker came to work last week with a cute belt over a cardigan sweater. That belt was the inspiration for this project. So last night the idea finally came to fruition.

I used my Tags, Bags and more cartridge to cut out the grey circles, and the fuschia flowers. It didn't turn out quite how I thought it would, but it does act as a good jumping off point. And inspired me to keep trying new things. :)

Thanks for looking!

August 4, 2010

Scrapbook Preview

Danica, this little preview is for you. :)

I am in the process of completing a scrapbook for a former employee. I've been working on it for a couple months. I'm really happy with how it's turning out. I hope that it's something that she'll treasure. The photo album is a collection of family pictures.

This page is the last page of the book. It's a journal page for Danica to write down a family story. I utlized different patterned paper, stamps and stitched rub-ons. The quote reads, "If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem important, but they are what binds families and makes us who we are."