Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Farm book finished

Yesterday I posted the Christmas book I made in a recent class with Nancy at Scrapbook Blessings.  This is the farm book which I had posted before but now I have my pictures added to it from a big trip to the pumpkin patch with two of my grandkids.  So many wonderful places to add pictures.  

Monday, December 30, 2013

Nancy's Christmas truck book

We have the most wonderful teacher Nancy who comes to teach at our scrapbook store.  I love taking her classes.  This Summer we made a farm book and this is the Christmas version of the album which I just love.  I always learn so much from Nancy.   Every page is packed with the cutest places for pictures, embellishments and fun fun paper.  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Graphic 45 Layout classes September through December

I have been teaching classes this year to a group of dedicated ladies.  Each month we make a two page layout.  The first page comes from Graphic 45 and then I create a 2nd page using what is left from the cut aparts page.  Here is the September through December layouts.  The ladies are very pleased with their albums and can't wait to see what we do next year.  

September Pages 

October Pages 

November Layouts 
Graphic 45 page 

My page 

December Layouts
Graphic 45 page  

My page 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Boutique I participated in

In December the Scrapbook store where I teach and make samples had a Christmas Boutique.  I hadn't participated in a boutique for awhile and didn't really plan on participating at this one but then I got the bug and got some things ready.  
Here is me sitting at my table.  This is very misleading as I was also teaching two classes during the boutique so didn't do much sitting.  

In the background you can see the two 12 Days of Christmas Graphic 45 Garlands I made.  I posted closeups of these yesterday.  

I made chalkboards and painted cabinet doors I got for free and then added vinyl.  
I also sold a variety of cards in right corner.  

These are Elf on a Shelf hangars I made using a SVG Cuts file.  These were really popular 
A variety of mini books 

I decorated candles and made matching gift bags.  

Layouts from Simple Stories 

More distressed chalkboards- I get these frame on facebook selling sites for cheap and then spray paint and paint glass with chalkboard paint. 

More frames from facebook household sale site and then I added vinyl to shadowbox.  

All in all it was a very productive day and I had a lot of fun.  

Friday, December 27, 2013

Graphic 45 !2 Days of Christmas Book

Yesterday I posted two garlands I made using the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper.  After I finished I decided to make a book using my left over paper.   I bought a Christmas book box from Michaels and covered the front with paper and chipboard then I started creating. I cut the pages using recycled chipboard cut at 5 x 7 so I knew it would fit into box.  
Although it looks like I just cut the pages and glued them down it is misleading.   Each page had to have pieces fussy cut and overlapped and glued so that each page had one number and that item on the page. It was time consuming but I was happy with the finished product.    I also used some of the tags for smaller pages in between. I bound it with my Cinch and added ribbon.    The book fits inside the book shaped box to make a really nice gift.  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Banner

This is a banner I made for Scrapbook Blessings.  I actually made 10 kits which sold out rather quickly using Kaisercraft Paper.  I liked the vintage feel and added Tim Holtz rosettes to it.  I also used punched out pieces from an assortment of Martha Stewart and EK Sucess punches I have.  The banner shape is cut from the Cricut Pretty Pennants.  I also added muslin and red and green netting between each piece.  
Here is the banner hanging 
Here are the closeups 

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas houses on garlands

In November on the G45 blog Olga Struck one of the design team members shared the most amazing little houses she made with G45 12 Days of Christmas paper.  I fell in love with them and wanted to make something similar.  I decided to use a house file from SVG Cuts for a little Easter House to make my houses.  I made 12 houses for each garland and then fussy cut various elements from the paper to decorate the houses.  I am so thrilled how these came out but of course I forgot to get close ups.  I am hoping to make some more using last years Graphic 45 Nutcracker Paper 
Link to SVG Cuts house file I used