Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Trick-Or-Treat Brag Book

My daughter's Young Women's class invited me to come and teach them a scrapbook class in October. They wanted something simple and fun, something that was Halloween or Fall themed. Well, I am BIG into shape brag book albums lately and pulled out one of my very favorite Cricut Cartridges to make this simple brag book. My daughter LOVED the way it came out!
I had to keep it really simple because we are only going to have about 75 minutes to get the whole thing put together. It is technically only 4 pages put together to make 8 pages front and back. I pulled bright card stock from my stash so I wouldn't have to buy paper to do 20+ albums! YIKES, huh? It is 8 inches tall and it holds (6) 4x4 photos. The only hardware are 4 silver eyelets and the 2 rings holding it together. There is some simple basic inking and I used color pencils for some of the shading since my chalks aren't going to be feasible to share with 20 teenage girls! I decided that the little plastic googly eyes would be lots of fun and save the girls from the frustration of trying to dot or draw out perfect little eyes. They really do make it fun, especially when they go cross eyed! A bit of ribbon adds some whimsy.
I think it turned out just adorable and is a great keepsake for fun Halloween pics with friends! This is going to be a fun class and I am really looking forward to it!

"School Days" September's Scrapbook Class Pages

Well, school has started and it is time for the "School Days" pages. These pages are true arts and crafty. Nothing difficult, just lots of little pieces to glue and put together. I had to laugh because while I was putting it all together, I thought to myself, "This feels an awful lot like all the gluing and projects I did in Kindergarten!" They are fun and since there is always tons to journal about when it comes to school days pages, there is lots of room for journaling and info.

This is a list of what you should bring with you for these pages:

  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Glue Dots / Photo Tabs
  • Colorbok Red Ink Pad from August's pages
  • 3D Pop Dots from August's Pages
  • One of you brown ink pads from past pages
  • Any chalks you want to use for shading dies
  • Black Ink Pen / marker. Make sure it is Acid and Lignin Free

The entire spread

The left page

4x5 photo mat with a journaling tag slid in behind it.

Pull the tag out to reveal a "piece of paper" and a "pencil"

4x6 mat with ribbon. The paper has red foil for all of the red images. Really pretty in person.

The decorative title features a chalk board with chalk, 3 books, an apple, two stars and a ribbon with a scissors charm

Right Page

Remember the old library cards in the books you would check out from the library? I have had this stamp for the longest time and thought it was perfect for these pages

It pulls out just like the old days and is a creative way to journal

Another 4x5 mat and a bookplate for journaling school year, school name etc.

Another 4x6 photo mat with ribbon. Some of the apples have glitter on them.

I love school buses! Not to ride, just for decoration! °Ü° This one is popped up from the page and gives a bunch of little spaces for writing in details. I have "School Bus" at the top with "Back 2 School" on the license plate. You will be able to write in anything you like! Plus, there are the windows and bumpers for journaling, too.

Here you can see the bus pop dotted off the page

So, that is it for this month's pages. Next up, Halloween! I am working on those now and hopefully will have those pics up soon. See ya on the 24th at 6:30 pm.

Snowglobe Christmas Card

Ever since I got my Christmas Cheer cart over 2 years ago, I have wanted to make some snowglobes. I was able to do that this past week when I signed up for a Christmas Card Swap at Majestic Memories. I had so much fun! They took me over 6 hours to do just the 8 of them but I think they were worth it.
My only regret is that I didn't put any glitter behind the transparency. Next time!

Halloween Cards

I love making Halloween cards! They are so fun and not too many people make them. These I did for a Misc Card Swap at Majestic Memories. The best part? I made all 7 from scraps I had from last year's Halloween projects! I can't believe how much great paper I had left over.


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