Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's a Boy - LO

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to share with you a 2 page LO I've been feverishly working on. Turns out I'm the slowest scrapper in the world... haha.

For this LO I used 4 Cricut Cartridges and the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Paper Stack.

For the Train I used New Arrival. The animals are all cut from Create a Critter and the letters for the name and date are from Simply Sweet, welded together in my Gypsy. The banners are from Simply Sweet - stretched in my Gypsy. Love my gypsy!!! :)

This LO was fun for me because I did it differently than I have any other LO. Basically I knew the five photos I wanted to use and I layed them out in my Gypsy. (I just used George and Basic Shapes to hold the spot of the photo - even though I never cut it out)
I designed the LO around those photos and this is what my gypsy screen looked like before I started cutting.
To design this two page LO I chose the 12X24 mat option on my Gypsy and designed the left and right pages accordingly.

The animals on the gypsy LO screen were all the base models of the animals. For each animal I added a tab and added the layers there. That way when I was ready to cut I just rearranged the animals according to where I had room for the scraps on my mat.

(Even though the 12x24 mat was chosen - I only cut things out with my 12x12 mat. I just had to make sure the images that were actually being cut would only be where they would be on the screen for a 12x12 mat.)

The banner is from Jubilee and stretched to fit the top of my LO. I put the little boys name in it and welded as much of it together as I could. I liked putting the name in the banner so I knew I had the exact size I wanted.
I did the same thing for the date inside the train to make sure it fit nicely.
(I did delete the banner and train car before cutting!)

I kept this banner blank because I need to ask his momma what his exact weight and length was when he was born. :)

If you would like the gypsy file for this.. just let me know. I'm having trouble with my sharing site for cut files right now. But I'd be happy to email you the file if you'd like.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A New Type of Word Book

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share with you a new type of word book I have created. This video shows you three of them.

If anyone wants a tutorial video for making these just let me know and I can do one for you. The steps are pretty much the same as they were in my last post and video on making a word book. It's actually easier than a typical word book because you dont have to stretch each page. Like I said, just let me know if you would like more information on how to make this in either Design Studio or Gypsy.

Here a couple pics of some other books I have done since I made this video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy crafting!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Student Teaching Journals

Hello Everyone!!!

I wanted to share with you a project I have completed. These are journals made from store bought notebook paper. I have made them for myself and some friends who are going to be student teaching soon. I really hope they enjoy them!

Recipe for this project:
Paper Studio - School Days Paper Pack
Doodlecharms - apple
Don Juan - letters
Plantin Schoolbook - Tag
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Notebook Paper (torn out)
Jute (or twine) - optional
Glossy Accents - optional

Thanks for looking!!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Believe Word Book

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to share a word book and how-to video with you. This word book was a present for a friend to give to a family member for Christmas. I didn't have time to get this video loaded before Christmas, but I hope the video will still show you my basic steps on designing and cutting a basic word book. I used Design Studio, but I'm pretty sure the same steps can be done on a Gypsy if that is what you have.

Sorry that the video is kind of long in length. I am still working on my videoing skills with my new Flip! Plus there were a lot of steps in making this book so that makes it pretty lengthy as well.

I must say that my inspiration for making word books in general came from The Bug Junkie! She is an amazing crafter! Her Halloween Swap Shape Book video tutorials were what got me started with word and shape books!