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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Teacher's Gift: Memories Mini-Album

I decided that I needed... err maybe it was more like a want instead of a need... to make one more gift for my son's most fabulous Kinder teacher.

I used the bag folding ideas from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon to make this little beauty.

I had some difficulties getting the recorded videos of her classes to play on my computer, but thank goodness she has her Paperbag Mini Album Series that I could refer to for some instructions./inspiration.  I just love the pencil charm that I found on clearance and the initial charms for her name that I found in the beading area.

Here are some pics of the inside. 

I didn't put a pocket on the inside of the front pocket, but I did put one on the back cover.

Some of the folded insert tags (found inside the paperbags) are folded along the short side. Others folded along the long side.

Each right side page has a pocket with a double sided pullout tag for pictures as well as a nice size panel behind the tag for an additional picture.  (And you can see where the pull-out folded tag is inserted along the right side into the paperbag.)

On each of the left side pages you can see one panel for pics with a fold up hinge where two more pics can be placed. Then to the right a fold out panel is placed for four more pics or journaling.  Here you can see the fold out panel closed....

And here the fold out panel is open.

The font and cameral were all multi-layered, slightly glittered and glazed.  The little lion in the camera lens is because the school's mascot is a lion.

Phew... completed just in time.  My son's last day of school is next Wednesday.  HUGE thanks to Miss K and all of the other staff that work with my son at his school. (You know who you are.)  I can't thank you enough for helping my son mainstream into elementary school. Without you I know he wouldn't have come as far as he did this year.

And big, BIG thanks to Kathy for sharing her creativity! You rock, my crafty sistah!

That's all from me today. Have a fantastic day!

Claire Banner

Hiya everyone!
Here is the second banner I mentioned the other day.... This is the baby girl banner.

A lady I know from church is due to have her first baby in just a couple weeks. The colors she chose are yellow and green for her soon-to-arrive daughter's room. 

I couldn't stop with just the two colors... I guess you could say I went a bit off track from the simple color palette, but I made sure there was green and yellow found through out.

I also threw in a few of my 3D flowers to dress up the little onesies...  And also a bit of glittery glue where I thought necessary.

As it turned out, she loved it.  {insert happy dance...}

Hope you're all having a great day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

B is for Baby banner

Hiya everyone,
Phew! Has it really been two weeks since I posted something to my blog?  {Honestly it feels more like a month.}  Thank you so much to those that stopped by and wished me a speedy recovery. That was a yucky flu bug I had.
A few weeks ago a friend asked if I could help her with a project.... Or maybe I forced a paper crafting project on her... now I can't remember. Either way, the more we talked about it the more excited we both became. My illness postponed our project play date, but in the end we completed it with plenty of time to spare.

The colors and accessories were chosen based on the invite that was created for the baby shower. Isn't it cute?

And her friend refuses to tell anyone the baby's name so we settled with some wording on it that corresponded to the invite and theme of the party.  We were able to get her to tell us how many letters are in the baby's name so that we could make enough panels for the banner. That way even after the shower has come and gone I can replace the current letters/wording on the banner with his name and it can hang in the his room.  {not that it couldn't hang in his room with this wording ....}

As it turns out, there is a picture or mural in the baby's room that has a tree and birds and some onesies hanging on a clothes line.  That's where the onesies as the banner panels came from.

I let my friend choose the colors and papers and any other accessories to create the banner and I provided the know how.  One of the elements that I love came from some cute little bumble bee brads which we snapped the backs off and hot glued them to some curled wire to make it look like they were flying.

This little boy themed banner turned out so great, I decided to make a second one for a mom that is due to have a little girl in a couple weeks.  I have pictures of that one and will be posting it soon.

Hope you're all having a great Sunday!