Friday, August 30, 2013

A new layout I did of my oldest grand daughter. I used another template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. This time from Fuss Free: Very Favorite set found in August's Scrap Stack pack. For the papers and embellishments I used the kit Hey Girl by Tracy Martin Designs found in the same pack as the templates. Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Club Scrap Tribal Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Tribal Blog Hop! If you've come from Anne's blog then you're in the right place. If you didn't come from there then you will want to go Club Scrap Creates blog and start at the beginning. You won't want to miss any of the great projects.

Since school is about to start and I used to home school and my hubby is a teacher my year runs from September through August. So I need a new planner for the coming year. I can never seem to find one that is functional and pretty and has what I want in it. So I decided to use the awesome Tribal kit to make one. I had 8" x 8" book boards already cut so I decided that was the size I would make the book. This month I got the Senior kit with the embellishment side. I have been getting stamps forever as my side but thought since my stamp shelves were getting pretty full that I would see if I could get by without any stamps. The cutouts, fibers and misc. embellishments worked great for the book. The other supplies I used was my computer and printer to print up my planner sheets and calendars. For the calendars, I found in my Club Scrap digi supplies a calendar kit that I purchased in 2008. It had a stamp for each month. I went in and erased the dates and redated the calendar using Typewriter font. I also used the Weekly Chronicles rubber stamp set for stamping the months on the dividers and a corner punch.

Ok, lets get started. First, I printed up my calendars and planner pages and trimmed them to measure 7 3/4" x 7 1/2". I then went through my stack of papers and decided which order I wanted them. I then cut the dividers into 7 3/4" squares. 

Using my grid ruler and craft knife I trimmed the edge of the dividers so that I could see 3 months at a time. I then inked up the edges with Club Scrap Earth ink and stamped the months with Club Scrap India ink.

After the stamping was done I decorated the plain paper dividers which were every other month using the tags and brads that came in the embellishment side and using the leftover paper for mats and strips. I didn't want to use too many dimensional embellishments since that would create difficulties in closing the book and storing it.

This next picture shows the calendars that I used. I like to have my calendars on white paper with blank areas to put notes... usually phone numbers that I need to keep.

The next 2 pictures are the inside and outside of the back cover.

This is the front cover all ready to go. I didn't get a picture of the inside of the front, but I used a gorgeous printed red paper.

Everything is now ready for punching with the Bind-It-All.

All put together.

A close up of the fibers and beads used on the binding.

And the finished product. I can hardly wait for September to come and start using it. The planner is already sitting on my counter.

Thank you for coming! I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is Shona's blog.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Do make sure you come back on Wednesday for Club Scrap's Tribal Blog Hop! As always, there will be lots of lovely projects to check out.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thought I would pop in and say I haven't dropped down the deep dark hole of summer. I'm still here, just been busy with canning and everything that has to do with gardens and storing up for the winter. I thought I would share a new digital layout that I did this week of my oldest grand daughter. I used a kit by Kay Miller Designs called Easy Breezy. The template I used is by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; one of her Wishi Washi templates.

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to come back on the 28th for Club Scrap's Blog Hop. I'll be sharing a project that I've been working on.

Monday, August 5, 2013

I've been enjoying doing digital layouts again. I would love to be able to catch up on my Project 365 layouts... but for now I'm just playing with various kits that I have. I'm sharing another digital page. This time I'm using a kit by Natali Designs called Summer Morning. Another layout of my youngest grand daughter. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Digital Layout

I have a new digital layout for you today of my youngest grand daughter. I used another blended template by Studio Rosey Posey and her Columbine kit. I love how it turned out.