Monday, October 31, 2011

Altering those mini comp books...just the right size to put in your purse!

I recently participated in a color combo swap on the cricut message boards. The ladies there are just wonderful and so fun to swap with. I had Rhonda (Heart2Hand on the message boards) as a partner. The colors for October were Chocolate brown and blue. The rules are to purchase at least $20 worth of scrappin' items for your partner and then there is a twist to the rules. The twist this month was to make an item for your partner. I decided to make two items....the box I posted about a while back and this book.

I covered the book with a single sheet (trimmed down to size) of blue and white paper. The paper kind of had a distressed look already. After I attached it I ink the edges in brown and heavly inked the binding of the book (forgot to take a picture of the binding). The front was stamped with a decorative edge for the top and bottom and lined. I cut the R from Happy Hauntings cartridge (I love that cartridge). I added a Tim Holtz Button to create a "knob" that the thread tie could wrap around to hold the book shut.

The inside covers were done the same way the outside was. Covered with blue and white paper then inked with brown. The back inside cover I stamped with my personalized stamp (from love it!

The back cover was kept simple to...didn't want to add to much bulk to the book because I wanted it to be able to fit in her purse and write on it with no issues. 

Thank you for stopping by and I'm off to create the next thing to share with you. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

All those cartridge boxes and nothing to do with them....or is there?

I have so many cartridge boxes that take up so much space and they are just storing the look book and the key pad overlay. All of my cartridges are in a cgull tote. So it was time to do something with those boxes...I needed to downsize and create space for other things. One by one I think I'm going to alter them and send them as gifts to people. The lucky person that gets one can store whatever they wish in them. I have found they are good for small embellies, pens and/or markers, can use them for their stuff as son needs one for his money. Here are a few that I have done already: 

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to be back soon with more crafty items to share with you. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


I was in an all handmade swap recently on the cricut message boards. The lady I was creating for (Sherrie..nice gal) wanted a planner. No problem I've made my own planners before...but I wanted to do something different. Something she wasn't just going to toss at the end of the year which happens to a lot of planners. I wanted to create a dual purpose planner. A planner to start turned scrapbook when the year is over. Below is the cover of the planner. I'm not the greatest when it comes to making vintage looking items but the cover looks good.

Each month had a tab divider. On each divider page I created a little layout. Sherrie can add pictures as she goes. I did a page for each month leaving the tabs for November and December open for her to design. Below are a few of the pages that I designed in the book 

Thank you for stopping by and checking my blog out. I'm trying to get better at this posting thing. I will have tomorrow.