Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June Club Q: re-design

I have been fortunate enough to be one of 4 lucky ladies chosen to re-design the monthly kits sent out by Quick Quotes. Each month Quick Quotes sends out page kits and/or a canvas kit. We've been charged with taking these same products that are sent out and doing entirely different projects with them.

I hope you enjoy my creations with their 'Paint It Black' papers. :)

I have included two single page layouts, one double page layout, a card (with a canvas front) and an altered frame. Feel free to click on any image and it will enlarge the size to see the details a bit better.

For this first layout I used the die cut 'dream' and cut each letter apart to create individual tags. I also cut some of the die cut flourish apart to use it as separate pieces.

For my second layout I decided to take the die cut flower border and cut it into three pieces. Two of the pieces you will see along the edges of this page. The center row of flowers I cut into individual flowers to help embellish some of my other pages.

For this double page layout, on page 2, I created 3 pockets which will allow for multiple photos to slide in and out. I used ribbon or a scallop to top off each pocket and added rub-ons in the bottom corner.

With the canvas I created a large card. I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes down the left side and tied the binding together with ribbon. On the inside I created a small pocket with a bookmark for the recipient to use. I 'love' the vellum quote on the bookmark - it makes me laugh.

With my remaining pieces of paper I created an altered frame. I found this wooden frame at Michael's for $1. What a bargain! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Play" - Made in minutes

I absolutely love that many companies are now creating entire 12x12 pieces of paper that are diecut for you. It adds extra dimension and pop to any page. For this layout I used Crate Paper's 'Seasons' line and just added a few chipboard embellishments. Cute layouts don't always have to take hours.

This is Nolan's new playhouse. It was an early gift from Great Grammie for his 3rd birthday.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New addition to my scrap room

So I am officially out of photos to scrap. I have scrapped every event up through last weekend - sickening I know. In the meantime I decided to try to find a way to display some of my art in my office. About a week ago, Jess and I went out scrapbooking and stopped at a scrap store in Yorba Linda that was going out of business. They were selling display racks, slatwall, gridwall, etc. It was the perfect opportunity to add to my room.

I purchased three 1'x5' gridwall panels and lots of hooks. (total under $20) Now I am able to display some of my recent work and easily change it out with new stuff. I am super thrilled about the new addition. (Big thanks to my hubby for being patient during the hanging up process - lol.)

Check out these pics and let me know what you think!

PS - the lamp in the pic below is what inspired my whole room :)