Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a new challenge!

I have at a bit of a loss since the Apronstrings challenge ended on Christmas. So after recieving a package i ordered, 8 partial kits from a gal on Willow traders, i thought, wouldn't it be fun to see how many pages i could get out of these?! So here's the kits

And here's what i'm making. I'll update as i make more.

1/12 adding a few more i've made the past week or so...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December daily

This is something fairly new to me... i tried a couple years ago to do a daily in September, and i partly succeeded, but THIS YEAR i'm convinced i'm going to succeed!!! i HAVE to. That's all there is to it.

The idea of the album is that you record the events of a day, and feature a photograph to represent the day. I have done the first 5days and have been journaling the other ones while i wait for the pictures. Anyway, here's some pictures of what i've been making. Keep in mind that sometimes the pages show peeks into past or future pages since they are all different sizes, some as big as 6x12 some as small as 4x6.

here's what i did.... and keep in mind, i borrowed much of this from a gal on willow traders so i'm not the genius :-)

1. took a KI memories sheer delights and cut it in half to make the covers mine is the scalloped polka dot (that I won in one of the challenges AGES ago, thank you Kristen!!) seen here, scroll down ... ights.html

2. then i took a maya road album that i'd not used yet that was made with tabbed chipboard and 5 binder rings and scavenged the rings off it. I'll replace them later, i just didn't want to have to buy anything to make this since i don't have any money.

3. so i used the chipboard cover as a template for punching holes in the front and back cover of the sheer delight. Then i put in some white heart shaped eyelets- the only big size eyelets in a matching color that i had, to support the holes in the cover better.

4. then i cut papers down to various shapes, sizes, scallops, circles, brackets, plus used tags, envelopes etc, as pages. i left it a few days short because i plan on inserting memorabilia to act as half the day page for like the kids Christmas programs etc.

Here's a pic of one of the inside spreads. I'm going to add pics, journaling and embellies, of course

here's the pages, in order... hopefully! i'm in a hurry and need to get off the computer!

A few notes- i used a bunch of leftovers from various kits, most are from a Scenic route kit from over a year ago from Transparent touches and tags, but its a pretty big assortment. I really enjoyed using glimmer mist. I primarily used it to cover the backsides of some of the patterned paper, like the first page spread, but it was so much fun i did some other parts too. i love the cool airbrushed look of it.

Apronstrings 25 days of sketches!

Ok, so this is just too much fun, i had to post about it! The fabulous Apron Strings blog is going to feature a new sketch every day! wooohoo! its my goal to do them all. I'll be posting them here.

You can find the awesome sketches here

and i'm going to post each day's sketch here as i get it scrapped, photographed and uploaded!

I'm going to post these backwards...

Day 25- the LAST day... not sure what i'm going to do now that this is over! thanks so much Lori for making this happen it was fun. I'm very excited that i succeeded in doing all 25, woohoo!!

Day 24- sure hope this worked! i'm experimenting with stitching in PSE. UGG. i miss my hp photo program!! hope to get one soon when i get my new computer!!

Day 23- Love this one!!

Day 22- AS Kit, plus extras

Day 21- this too is an AS kit

Day 20- did you get the pun here?!? What's Up? hehehe.. i was really proud of that one!

Day 19- this used an AS kit, and is SUPER cute in person!!

Day 18- What can i say? i was well intentioned...

Day 17- this is the very last of this page kit from my december AS kit, I mean I "LITERALLY" used every last scrap, and here they are! feeling mighty self righteous about this one ;-)

Day 16! using an AS Kit.

Day 15- using one of this month's AS kits!! cute huh? the pic does NOT do it justice.. we don't have sun here in western WA.

Day 14-

Day 13-

Day 12-

Day 11-

Day 10- AS Kit

Day 9- oops almost missed it!

Day 8- This baby will earn me 2 extra draws in the contest since it is both a double page and is using an Apron Strings Kit, woohoo!

day 7

day 6- using an AS kit

day 5- using an AS kit

day 4- using a super cute AS kit :-0)

Day 3-

Day 2-

Day 1-