Category Archives: Projects

LaLa Loopsy card

I’m so excited about this card!  It turned out sooo well!

I looked up LaLa Loopsy online at had a browse through other handmade cards and I found one that I liked.  I changed it up to suit my needs and tools and here it is!

My favorite part is the “stitching” on everything and the ribbon.

LaLa Loopsy card for Molly

LaLa Loopsy card for Molly

HAPPY JUNE 1st! ABC scrapbook

Can’t believe it’s already June 1st.  This past year has flown by so fast my head is still whirling.  I have accomplished a lot though, I helped my oldest son through his first year of kindergarten, I wrote a short story about zombies and had it published on google play books, I’ve started the process to get my driver’s license (finally) and started this fun little side project, I love scrapbooking and now I get to do it for other people or help them complete their own projects.  On that note, I’d like to share a project I have completed.   I made an album for my boys late last year about the alphabet.   I did a one page layout for each letter and had a ball choosing the pictures.  A is for “apple picking”,  B is for “bath time“, C is for “Cleese” (my middle son) etc.   After discussing it with a friend of mine I think I’ll make an event based on it, this is still in the works but I have an idea how to lay it out.

A=apple, airplane,…  B=bathtime, birthday,…C=car, chocolate, cake,…D=dog, dance,…E=Elmo, eat,…F=friends, favorite… and so on!   so many options for each letter makes each scrapbook custom for each person.  I plan to make an 8×8 one as an example but i also have my personal one for display.

If this is a scrapbook you would be interested in please email me and we can discuss.

Explosion Box scrapbook idea

I made a new project last night.  I have made them before but not many, this was my third and just as easy as I remember.  I made it for the silent auction at Northrop Frye School for their Family fun night on May 30th.   I thought it’d be a nice way to show different ways to make a scrapbook other than the traditional style.  So people can see the variety of projects we can make together.   I have not taken pictures yet but I will and post them.  In the meantime, if this is something that interests you send me an email and I will forward the instructions or arrange a time when you can come and make one with me.  They are super cute!

One of my favorite projects

When people think scrapbooking, they think big, bulky, old boring scrapbooks (maybe) I think what other items can I use to make an interesting photo album to show off my favorite pictures and crafty skills.  I’ve scrapped together at least 6 full scrapbooks, for myself, my mother,  my mother in law and even strangers (through ads on kijiji) but nothing is as cool to show off to friends and family as some of my favorite creations.  Like the box that opens when you take the top off and it lays out like a blooming flower to display 8 (or more) of your precious photos, or the flip out album that is 6″x6″ and it just keeps flipping out to show more photos and journal areas.  I’ve taken old DVD’s and covered them with paper and attached them together with ribbon to make a unique circular album that can hang up to display. examples But my absolute favorite scrapbook was the one made out of every woman’s favorite thing: SHOES!   Well actually flip flop sandals.

The top cover looks just like the sandal, strap and all but of course embellished with ribbons, sparkly yarn  and lettering.  The pages inside cut out to match the shape of the sandal, with just enough room to place tiny cropped pictures (that honestly would look out of place on a big scrapbook layout).  The back of the album is the other sandal with the straps removed so it lays flat.  This album takes a lot of time to make, there is tracing and cutting templates to match the flip flop then the punching of the holes to make the binding and also the decorating and dressing up to make it amazing.  All worth it in the end.

I have made several of these awesome albums (one of my oldest son,  2 for my graduating cousins, a few to sell and one for my mother in law for her trip to cuba).  These albums are a labor of love and although I won’t teach them in a class, I will gladly make them to sell.  Want one?  Email me and we can discuss a theme and price.

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