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Friday, May 22, 2009

GRADUATION CARD FOR MY ELDEST DAUGHTER




USED TIM HOLTZ ALCOHOL INKS FOR BACKGROUND PAPER. TIM HOLTZ STAMPS. SCRIPT CUTTLEBUG EMBOSSING FOLDER. AND VARIOUS PAPERS.
FOR MY DAUGHTER WHO IS GRADUATING COLLEGE NEXT WEEK... CONGRATS KRYSTA!!! YOU MAKE US SO PROUD!!!
ENJOY,
CHERI

Monday, May 18, 2009

MY SON'S ALBUM

FRONT COVERFRONT & BACK OUTSIDE COVERS

INSIDE COVERS FIRST PAGES- THESE GET MOUNTED BACK TO BACK TO FORM A POCKET PAGE- ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PAGES DO THE SAME THING. THERE WILL BE 12 POCKET PAGES. YOU CANT REALLY SEE THE DETAIL ON THIS PAGE , BUT I STAMPED SEVERAL ITEMS, USED SILVER PENS, AND THEMED EYELETS. THE CAMERA DOES NOT LIKE THE FOILS.. TOO MUCH REFLECTION.
NEXT PAGE. THIS HAS 3 LAYERS TO IT. IT SWIVELS OPEN FOR MORE SPACE.
I JUST LOVE THIS PAGE! I DREW IN THE STRINGS ON THE GUITAR WITH A SILVER GEL PEN TO MATCH THE SILVER FOIL ON THE LEFT. I THEN TOOK A GUITAR PICK AND SOME WASHERS AND USED TIM HOLTZ ALCOHOL INKS TO COLOR THEM TO MATCH THE BLUES ON THE PAPER. I USED 3 GEM BRADS TO ADHERE THE SWIVEL ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER AND ON THE CHIPBOARD TAG, WHICH I USED A RUB ON TO SPELL ESCAPE.
THIS PAGE TOOK SOME THOUGHT AND SEVERAL PIECES OF PAPER BEFORE I FIGURED OUT HOW I WANTED TO DO IT. I STAMPED THE STARS, MUSIC NOTES, FLOURISH, AND SKULL IN WINGS AND THEN USED GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER. I THEN STAMPED THE GUITAR ON BLACK PAPER, USED THE GOLD EP AND CUT IT OUT. IT IS MOUNTED HALF FLAT AND HALF WITH FOAM DOTS. THEN FOR A FINAL TOUCH I ADDED SOME BLACK STAR EYELETS THROUGHOUT THE LEFT SIDE.
CLOSE UP (BY CLICKING ANY PICTURE MAKES THEM LARGER).
PAGE 4. THIS ONE HAS SOME CHIPBOARD ELEMENTS (ROCK KING TAG, FLOURISH, STAR, 2 SILVER PHOTO CORNERS, AND LIGHTENING BOLT), AND THEN A GUITAR PICK AS THE "A" IN STAR. I ACTUALLY CUT THE LETTERS R,S,T OUT OF THE PAPER STACK... ITS THE TITLE OF THE PAPER.
PAGE 5. SIMPLE, YET EFFECTIVE.PAGE 6. BACKGROUND IS STAMPED WITH VARIOUS IMAGES, MAT IS TORN & INKIED, CHIPBOARD "ROCK" IN CENTER OF RIBBON.
PAGE 7. HARDER THAN IT LOOKS TO COME UP WITH ALL THESE IDEAS FOR BOYS PAGES TO ALL MATCH THE SAME THEME :( SO THE PAGES ARE GETTING CHEESIER... LOL.
PAGE 8. I STAMPED THE BACKGROUND. IT IS SEVERAL STAMPS. I THEN CHALKED IT AND ON THE BOTTOM STAMPED THE WORD "UNLEASHED". NOW, I KNOW ITS A BOYS PAGE (RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS HERE)... BUT THE GRIFFIN PAPER HAS FLOURISHES ON IT, SO I MIMICKED IT HERE, WITH WINGS AND A SKULL FOR A HEAD ON THE WINGS. I DIDNT PUT A MAT ON THIS PAGE. WE WILL ADD TO IT WHEN WE GET TO THAT MONTH NEXT YEAR. FOR NOW, ITS A WORK OF ART. I DO LIKE HOW IT CAME OUT. ITS REALLY NICE IN PERSON.
THE FINAL FOUR..... WHEW... ITS DONE... AND WOW, THIS WASNT EASY... MY POOR ROOM WAS A MESS... TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO CLEAN THIS MESS UP! BUT THE 12 POCKET PAGES ARE DONE. NOW OFF TO DO THE CALENDAR PAGES... THANKS TO MY FRIEND DEE... WHO DID THEM DIGITALLY FOR ME... SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS PRINT THEM OUT... SHES THE BEST! THANKS DEE!!!



OK, SO I HAVE STARTED THE COVERS OF MY SONS ALBUM. THIS TOOK SOME THINKING AS ITS NOT AS EASY DOING MASCULINE PAGES :( AND THE PAPER IS ALREADY SO BUSY AND I DIDNT WANT TO ADD TO IT OR TAKE AWAY FROM IT... SO I STAMPED RESH AN ON A TRANSPARENCY AND USED A CHIPBOARD F & M TO SPELL OUT FRESH MAN... HE IS SUCH A FRESHY TOO... LOL.. BUT HES THE BEST KID EVER!! I ADDED SOME RUB ON SAYINGS AND CALLED IT DONE... I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AS I WORK ON HIS BOOK.

ENJOY,

CHERI

***UPDATED 5/19- ADDED FIRST 8 PAGES.
***UPDATED 5/21- ADDED REST OF BOOK... ALL DONE :0)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

8X8 LAYOUTS








I MADE A FEW LAYOUTS FOR MY DAUGHTERS HIGHSCHOOL BOOK. THESE DONT REALLY MATCH HER BOOK OR HER TASTE, BUT THEY ARE JUST TOO CUTE. I KNOW THE PAPER IS VERY BUSY BUT IT IS ALSO BRIGHT AND CHEERY :) I MADE A VIDEO SO YOU COULD SEE HOW EASY IT IS TOO :)
ENJOY,
CHERI




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Saturday, May 16, 2009

HIGHSCHOOL ALBUMS FOR MY KIDS
































I WANT TO MAKE ALBUMS FOR MY 2 YOUNGEST CHILDREN. NEXT YEAR IS MY DAUGHTERS LAST YEAR OF HIGHSCHOOL AND MY SONS FIRST, SO I WOULD LIKE THEM TO HAVE MEMORIES OF SUCH A BIG TIME IN THEIR LIVES. THESE WILL BE DECORATED, BUT EMPTY AS MY KIDS WILL FILL THEM IN EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR. I AM MAKING THE COVERS RIGHT NOW, AND ABOVE IS THE FRONT OUTSIDE & INSIDE COVER OF MY DAUGHTERS BOOK. I ALSO AM MAKING 12 POCKET PAGES (AND LOTS OF OTHERS TOO), AND I CHOOSE THE PAPERS FROM THE DCWV "ROCKSTAR" PAPER PACK. I WILL UPLOAD PAGES AS I GET THEM DONE. THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED GIVING ME ADVICE ON THIS! I DECIDED TO GO WITH THE 8X8 SIZE, HOWEVER MY DAUGHTERS COVER IS 8 X 8 1/2.
***UPDATED: ADDED PAGE 1- BOTH SIDES. (NOT SURE IF I AM LEAVING LIP PAPER BLANK YET.)

***UPDATED: ADDED SIX PAGES, JUST THE BACKS, NOT THE FRONTS. WILL SHOW THE FRONTS WHEN BOOK IS DONE.
***UPDATED: ADDED 4 PAGES.

***UPDATED: ADDED LAST PAGE AND COMPLETED ALBUM (ONLY WITH 12 POCKET PAGES IN IT) TO SHOW HOW I ATTACHED IT ALL TOGETHER.
ALBUM WAS ALL HOMEMADE, NOT STORE BOUGHT. USED MAT BOARD FOR FRONT AND REAR COVERS. USED 8 1/2 X 11 PAGE PROTECTORS CUT DOWN TO FIT EACH PAGE, THEN USED CROP-A-DILE TO PUNCH HOLE AND 3" BINDER RINGS TO HOLD IT ALL TOGETHER.
ENJOY!
CHERI

Friday, May 15, 2009

MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT ALCOHOL INKS!








WELL THESE WERE WHITE GLOSSY 4X6 BEFORE I GOT MY HANDS ON THEM. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN THAT WHEN MY DAUGHTER SAW THEM SHE DECIDED TO ACTUALLY SIT DOWN AND CRAFT WITH ME! SHE MADE 3 OF HER OWN :)
THE TOP PICTURES ARE WHAT I MADE FOR 2 OF MY CHILDREN & MY HUSBAND. I MATTED THEM AND ON THE BACK ADDED A VELLUM ENVIE WHERE I HAD STAMPED SOME INSPIRATIONAL TAGS AND INCLUDED THEM. THESE ARE NOT CARDS, BUT ROOM DECORATIONS. I DID MADE ONE INTO A CARD. I JUST LOVE THE LOOKS OF THESE! AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN MAKING THEM! THE INKS DO SMELL REALLY BAD BUT WHAT A GORGEOUS OUTCOME! AND BESIDES... I JUST LOVE TIM HOLTZ!!! :0)
CHERI

Homemade Business Card holder

Homemade Business Card holder
I made this for my daughter for a Christmas gift- The cards were for her new phone line- a very special gift.

Business card holder back

Business card holder back

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen

Altered Planner with bookmark & pen
For French teacher.