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Late-Friday Card: Happy Anniversary

Today 1 year ago I married my best friend David. I thought I’d share the card I made him.  I didn’t do any stamping for this card. The cute kissing couple is from the Silhouette store (cute_kiss_C00966_20387 ) and the papers are Simple Stories Baby Steps from the 6×6 collection.  Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann

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Birthday Card

Today’s card is pretty easy to make. I cut the number border out with the Silhouette on some Bo Bunny paper. Then I cut come circles from another Bo Bunny paper. I picked up a scrap of Echo Park’s Dots and Stripes. I used pop dots on the number and smaller ballons. I added  a some twine from strings and all I have to do is write a greeting inside and I’ve got a birthday card to send out for any number of upcoming birthdays. You could even cut out the numbers a 2nd time in a different color to highlight the age the person is turning…which would work for some ages, but not for those that I’m thinking of using it for.

Thanks for reading and happy crafting! ❤ Ann

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Beginning my next minibook + layout

Over the past year or so I’ve had boxes and boxes and there are still a few more boxes to go to pull out any and all childhood photos I want to keep myself. I had been trying to figure out what to do with them. I didn’t want to just put them in a photo album or photo box. They lived there for the past 15-25 years, and since I turned 25 today I really wanted to begin thinking about what I wanted to do.  I think I’m going to put them in a minibook. I don’t remember a lot about the photos..most are from when I was an only child so up to the age of 3. My first Disney trip at the age of 5, or well other times. I think my school age photos are sitting in the boxes I have look at yet, but I think I’ll do school age in a different book.  So I started my thought process and I thought I’d share it in case anyone was every wondering where to start with a minibook.

First I start with theme..this one is Childhood photos. Then I scour the internets looking for the perfect paper collection to match my theme..this book I’m choosing October Afternoon’s Sidewalks which hasn’t been released yet; so I’m holding my breath I’ll be able to get it before Thanksgiving. (OA is known for not shipping on time) if it’s not ready I’m going to pick up Fancy Pants Summer’s End and start the base work for my Thanksgiving/Fall book.

Then I choose a size I’m thinking either a 4×6.5 (room for binding) or a 4×8. Since I don’t have a ton of memories of the photos there isn’t a lot of journaling or story telling to be told, but I can tell stories of what I do remember..the love of my little blue car, my favorite hiding places, and my hatred of shoes.

The 3rd step is to pick photos. This step I had already done I had a huge stack of photos that I saved. Some when to my brothers, some will go into a photo box, and the highlights will go in the book.

The 4th step and for me the most fun picking out all the add-ons, embellishments, and other stuff. I’m going to use some twine, stamps, and depending on what I find Sidewalk embellishments (label and word stickers, journaling cards, and flower sack (all the flat stuff) and maybe some buttons and chip and stick..depending on how big the book looks like it’s going to be. It’ll be flatter if I’m looking at 20+ page book, but if it’s less I’ll toss in tons of buttons and chipboard. (I think I’m looking at flat) Then I’ll also have some precut Silhouette designs with me, but I can always make notes and do all the cutting when I get home from my trip.

The 5th step sketch out a few page designs. Since I haven’t picked a size I haven’t started on that yet, but I plan to use a smooth cardstock base I’m thinking a mix of blue, green, and yellow.

And if you’ve stuck around this long I’ve got a treat for you. A layout I did a few weeks back. It took awhile to do, but I loved it. I first cut a honeycomb pattern from the Silhouette and then cut all the pieces to go inside in different pp. I used a My Minds Eye 6×6 pad that I had. Then I cut the title 4 times with the Silhouette and layered them, added a few labels and the photo and I had an arty layout I really liked. Thanks for reading & happy crafting ❤ Ann

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Polaroids: My new favorite

After my post yesterday with Lawn Fawn’s polaroid I wanted to share a layout I did with a polaroid die cut from the Silhouette store. I printed these pictures 6 months ago planning to do some minibook with them, but never got around to it. So all those tombstone pictures sat in my box and I’d look at them from time to time thinking I should do something with them.  So I did today. I cut 9 frames and took some digital scrapbook paper I downloaded yesterday that I though would be perfect for the layout and created 3 more squares one with the title. Some cardstock for a base and black and brown ink to distress the frames and I had a layout.  Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann

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Silhouette how to: Using Digital PP

There are 2 ways of doing it:

The first way is simple click open, select the paper you want and then size it down to the size you want and then trace and select edge cut.

The second way is a few more steps, but you can add designs to any shape.

Step one: Open the shape you want to cut; make it what size you want

I’m using a set of labels that I use for title background and journaling blocks. 

Step two: Select File –> Open and open the folder with the paper you want to use, but DO NOT OPEN

it.

I keep all my papers in folders by line in my digital scrapbooking folder

Step three: Select the paper you want to use, and drag it into the shape.

I selected papers at random just to show you how it looks.

Then you’re ready to go. You can print and then cut. You could add your journaling right on top or resize as needed. You can also go back and change the paper by dragging a new paper on top.

I hope this helps Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann

Check back in the morning for a layout where I used the first method.

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Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is having/had a great 4th of July. Today I have a layout I created using a Red, White, and Blue color scheme  The Silhouette was used for the title, banners, striped paper, and borders. The circle paper is We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodle collection, and the other papers are Echo Park Dots and Stripes.  The twine is We R Memory Keepers as well.   Thanks for reading & happy crafting! ❤ Ann

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Inspiration

I haven’t fully gotten into Pinterest, but I do a lot of blog reading and gallery viewing at 2 Peas in a Bucket. One of the garden girls, http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/ is the reason I decided on my new trimmer, finally getting a Silhouette, and my new love for stamping.  I have found myself thinking my recent pages need a little something and find myself cutting a thin strip of pp or cardstock and loving the look and feel. Something I’ve watched Nichol do in many of her Start to Finish videos on Two Peas. This has been bookmarked and watched a couple of times.  I had a picture sitting on my desk that I wanted to do a layout with, but had been coming up blank.  Well I was looking at Nichol’s gallery yesterday after watching this week’s video. Then I created my layout. I didn’t have a butterfly punch. So this butterfly is from the Silhouette store. I bought both pieces together. I’ve used it before without the overlay, but I thought it was a great way to add a bit of color without it being too over powering. I am also obsessed with rows and sections and things of the sort it seems these days. After I put all the butterflies onto the layout I felt it wasn’t finished so I took some of the scrap from the butterflies and added the 2 color border around the photo and a few Basic Grey letter stickers I had laying around and I had a quick and easy layout. Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann   P.S. I’m hoping to have my first stamping layout posted next week. I joined Studio AE and hoping my first stamp set arrives soon. I’ve got lots of ideas for it.

by Nichol Magouirk on 2peas in a Bucket

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