Monday, December 16, 2013

Feeling a tad crafty!

been working on some more projects - here is another that I can now share as I have given it to the lucky kidlets!

I am sure many of you have seen this all over Pinterest, so my friend asked if this year we could do a Homemade Crafty Christmas - heck ya! She knew what she was getting as she requested it, just didn't know what the final result would be - turned out pretty sweet I must say!

Started out with a basic fence board, planed it down until it was nice and smooth, stained it with a favorite Minwax color Tudor and once dried over night, gave it a light sand with a find sandpaper.  Once cleaned up with tac cloth, started my stamping! I used my Tim Holtz Numeric Stamp Set from Stampers Anonymous with Ranger Ink's Jet Black Archival Ink - measured and spaced accordingly! And of course used my Tim Holtz Grid Blocks to apply the stamped image.  

Here are a few close ups of the process...









Measuring up the inch marks I simply lined up the measuring tape and angle square and marked it off with a fine point sharpie.  I went back later with the broad tip permanent marker.  Making sure to allow to dry for at least 24 hours before applying the clear finish.


Here is the final result! The board is 6 feet 2" in height but once screwed into the wall at the correct height (6" off the floor), will allow for them to measure the kidlets up to the height of 6'7"


Thanks for popping by and checking it all out!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

31 Moments in December...

As usual I am putting my own twist on something that is 'hot' right now (#decemberdaily).  I love the idea of it, but know that I and the person who I made this for simply do not have the time to do what it meant for a December Daily.

So my take on it is a "31 Moments in December!"  I used the Zutter (Teresa Collins) File Tab Chipboard Covers (3 pc) and decorated them up with the Teresa Collins Santa's List Collection along with a few of the add on's in the collection (File Folders, Envelopes, Borders, Decorative Tape and Sticker Sheet)
Here are a few close ups...


These Chipboard (book board weight) covers are about 7" x 13" in size so had to do some piecing, but hard to see unless you really look (so don't look too hard)!  There are three covers in the set, so in between the covers I inserted a variety of pages with accents, flips and folds. It is held together using 7 Gypsies Medium Binding Rings (Black).

I punched out the numbers from the Santa's List Music Sheet  using a 1 1/2" circle punch and set them throughout the album.


I don't expect there to be a photo for every memory, so on several of them I have simply decorated up a journaling card for a 'memory' to be documented! The journaling cards are either the Santa's List Notecards 12x12 Sheet or from the Die Cut Accessories Sheet (also 12x12").  The page below is the Snowflakes 12x12" Sheet scored and folded and a decorated tag adhered on the edge to act as a closure.


Many of the pages are blank, but what was left over in the collection along with some coordinating cardstock, I gave with it so they could add their own finishing touches.



As you can see above and below, not all the pages are the same size - changed it up a bit as that seems to be my style right now!





below is the inside of the above page.



Here I created a version of the Heidi Swapp Photostack so some extra real estate!





Below on the left side are two Santa's Letters cut up to use for the two kidlets in the house and of course to have a great memory for 2013 (since they are two and half and one year). The right hand side has two file folders tied together for more moments and memories to be saved.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Christmas to YOU!

It is that time of year again, year end is quickly approaching and it is time for a...



...in appreciation for all your continued support over the year(s), I am offering this amazing deal for the rest of the 2013!  Not only is it 'pre-inventory' but it is 'Thank You' for your loyalty!  So for 25 Days in December it is  20% off all stock!

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Sale small print: minimum order $35.00 (before tax &/or shipping); excludes any standing pre-orders; no free shipping during this sale (standard rates apply); must input discount code - inv2013 - at shopping cart ; sale ends midnight December 31, 2013

Last day of shipping before Christmas is Monday December 23 and will resume for December  27 & 30 and then back to regular shipping 
January 2 2014!

Great time to stock up - get your favorites and enjoy your creativeness.

Have a wonderful holiday season everyone - stay safe!

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