Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Inspired by...

Kathy Orta!  If you haven't heard of her...where have you been?  Check out here site/blog for all her creativity and inspiration.

This project is one that I have been working on for about 6 months (only because I was procrastinating)!  This book is her Perfect Little Scrapbook Soft Spine II and the tutorial for it can be purchased here.  The basics for the album are kinda what she did, I just made a few minor changes here and there, but nothing major.  The papers used here are ones that Jenny (the proud new owner of the mini) used for her wedding.  This was one of the gifts I promised her I would do for her - this is the 'Guest Book.'  The printed papers inside are from a pack from Michael's, the floral print on the front are ones she ordered from an Etsy stop.

 I created folded pockets that fit inside and are held together with little flaps on each side.  Inside these pockets are all the 'guest cards' that were at each table setting.  There were 10 different questions that prompted the guests to write a response or quip and then of course sign their name.  There are six pockets with many cards inside (hours of reading me)!

Here are a few of the inside page views...

The last page has a blank guest card for them to write a thought or two of their own!  I will be checking up on you Jenny!

Inspired by....

Ann Mabee! Saw this over at the 7 Gypsies Blog and it got me thinking! If I would have actually read the post I would have realized it wasn't at all what I was thinking!  But I will say, I kinda like how this turned out!

Here are the pictures to show you what I have done:

Cover made from Medium Weight Chipboard.  Inside books are a set of 7 Gypsies Petit Carnet Mini Notebooks, talk about easy!

 The mini notebooks are attached to the binding with 7 Gypsies 6" Elastics.

When I want that extra secure hold for a binding, I use my Scor-tape Sheets!  Simply cut to fit!

Above:  Now isn't this a cool idea?!  Saw this idea on a 12x12 layout on Pinterest, and thought, "hmm, wouldn't that work out just neato as tabs on my pages?!"

Take note...I used some of my Washi Tapes, so I can now check that off my 'goal' list that I am determined to continue to make my goal to work on....haha!

Above:  Library pocket stuffed with journal note cards that can be added to the pages as I go!

I see that I missed a few shots, so will update that later (like you need to see more)! I used the 7 Gypsies Postale Papers, had to use the 12x12 since all the smaller 6x6's were sold out - and being slightly impatient...I used my 12x12!  It is mostly 7 Gypsies products with the odd Tim Holtz tucked in and some miscellany stamps and such through out. Loads of fun and the fun inside is endless....enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2012

SUMMER...oh yes he did!

Well you knew it was coming right?

They have been ordered, watch the site for them to arrive hopefully before the end of the month!  Limited quantities available.  Be sure to email me with your requests...first come first serve.  Once they are know - they are gone!