September 19, 2011

Sira's Card Box

Sira made quite a few cards while she was here with us, and I decided to make her a box to keep them in. Of course this was a surprise so I had to wait until she received her boxes that we shipped before I could post it!
So... here it is. I had no clue where it was going to end up when I started. I just played around. I love the vintage/ distressed look that resulted, even though it is not typically my style.

Here are the supplies that I used:

And no.. the color is not off in these pictures. That blue PP is the same, the color changed with the Distress Ink, glimmer mist, and the Mod Podge.. but I like it better! Here are some more pictures:

September 13, 2011

2009 Disney Cruise - Cover Page

Ok.. I really have been crafting, I just have not been posting! In 2009 we went on the best vacation ever, a Disney Cruise. We are going again in May and I figured that it was probably time I sat down and finished (ok.. started) our album before I had to do another! The getting started was a struggle for me. I had well over 300 pictures to sort through and group. I finally purchased some 6 up photo sleeves that fit in a 12 x 12 album and arranged all of the pictures by topic in those. Eric and I weeded out a good 200 pictures while watching TV one night. This was a huge boost to my motivation!

The other struggle that I had  was finding patterned paper. I had an overall scheme in mind for the album already. Most of the pictures are very saturated, with a lot of turquoise, red and yellow in them. Taking a queue from Shimelle Laine I decided that all of the pages would be on white CS, have PP accents and have glimmer mist (actual and homemade) splattered on them to keep the album consistent. After looking online, going to an LSS, Hobby Lobby and Michaels I finally found a PP stack with all of the colors I needed from DCWV (Citrus). The only problem was that there was not a 12x12 stack available at Michaels (of course I found it today online...) only an 8x8. So now I have to get creative...

For my cover page I decided to use the 6X8 of us with Mickey in the cruise terminal, and "modified" the sketch from the January 4x6 Photo Love Class by Shimelle and Two Peas in a Bucket.

Supplies used in my 2011 Disney Cruise Album: