just a quick note, adding new little thanksgiving kits to my etsy shop, if time is late and you don't have papers, brads, chipboard or such for an album, stop by, a couple of clicks and it's on it's way! thanks guys, -rebecca
so here is an idea that i have been kickin' round for some time, an altered book that you can create yourself. what do you think? i have listed it here :
"bare beginnings" altered book
open with drawer open
spine and front
laying flat open drawer
laying flat drawer opening
marking pen mark across the bottom pages
top of book
so there it is, do you feel creative? altering a book is a great way to express yourself! jess and i even made one about the life of ben franklin for a school project- it was... awesome, is the only word that describes it, lol! let me share it with you for fun...
she had some wonderful ideas here and we just kept adding them. it was turned in on time, after working all night to do the "finishing touches" ohmygosh! it turned out 3" thick and held up for a week at school, in the library, just barely it finally cracked, the spine couldn't take it anymore. i have repaired the spine but still need to cover the inside pages where it broke and add some fabric to the outside spine. get this, her teacher said it was really great but she thinks that an instruction paper on how to open everything would have been very helpful! geesh! that is the fun and interest of these books the little pockets, drawers boors and windows. oh well, i guess there were too many other projects to read through in that class. we did this 5 or 6 years ago, where does time fly? thanks everyone, back to work for me! -rebecca
here is a new kit for valentines day filled with those vintage inspired daisy d's papers, there are 73 pieces of goodies to play with and create a heart-shaped mini album with. i have just listed this here in my etsy shop:
thanks everyone! good night enjoy the rest of your weekend! -rebecca
ohmygosh, is it cold here! 20 degrees and getting colder! yikes! it's been a long week with cold weather and sad news.
a beloved teacher, his wife and 2 friends were hit by a drunk driver and killed in an instant, last sunday evening. it has taken me this week to come to terms with this event. they left behind 2 girls just 16 and 18, so very sad. he was a dedicated p.e. teacher and sports trainer. meagen had him for special ed p.e, he was respectful and interested in the well being of all the kids, in fact, he was the force behind the special education students integrating into the varsity sports that they excelled in. with his encouragement, a close friend of jessica's has gone into the field of sports medicine. we ran into him a couple of weeks ago when we were out and about. he made a special effort to approach meagen and find out how she was doing and where she was working now. he made a difference in many of our childrens lives and will be sorely missed!
now i will show you the new kit. it could be used for a christmas or winter album, i think.
all the goodies in this "Winter Holiday Fun" add-on in these 2 photos combined with ...
this "snow!" a pocket pages album kit with pocket tags can create...
this pocket pages album. with a poinsettia adorned with a winter brad either a snowman, mitten or cap, sewn to a organza ribbon bow. it's total measurements are 4.25" wide and 5.75" tall.
with 8 pages including the front and back covers and 1 2 photo pockets,
7 double-sided card-stock tags with vintage snow postcard images on the fronts, and premium card-stock on the backs.
there is an attached accordion album tied with a string with 6 .75" X 2" mats for little snowy photos
there are snowflake brads, die-cuts and sequins to garnish the pages and...
4 pre-made photo corners for the page tags.
the "winter holiday fun" album open.
thank you for stopping in and taking a peek, back to work for me...have a nice night! -rebecca
today i listed 2 new christmas album kits, i hope they spur your imagination!
this "jolly christmas cheer" 5.75" X 6" album kit has over 120 goodies to create an fun holiday album. i have listed this kit in my etsy shop here if you would like to get a closer peek at what is in this package.
this "Christmas past kit" kit will create a 3.5" X 5.5" chipboard album with binder clips and basicgrey card-stock papers, some are double-sided. you can get a closer look here.
i have 2 more kits to list, just have to take the photos.
ohmygosh my dear husband has ordered my christmas present and it is scheduled to arrive on the 30th. i can hardly wait, it is a new die-cut machine, a real one by accucut with the same set of die cuts that i used on my last christmas album kit, "yuletide joy", with all those fun shapes! it will save time and money and i will be able to create a chipboard album right at home at the spur of the moment, instead of trying to figure how the papers will go with the album. also, with the way all of our brick and mortar scrapbook stores are disappearing, and only 1 in this area with a die cut center, i feel it is a wise investment, and lucky me, so did steve! yeah! i am very excited and hope it will arrive early, but actually, thanksgiving will be keeping us busy this week huh?.
i best get busy, have a great night, i'll be back with more kits...-rebecca
brrr, my gosh we have 38 degrees and wet out here, hello winter! we actually had snow mixed with rain last night, i thought everyone said it was going to be a warm winter around here? really, i love the cold and snow, as long as we have wood to burn and cocoa to drink-oops forgot cocoa at costco and i really do need to get our scarves and mittens out for the winter! well that's tom0rrows work- today, okay, tonight, i have just listed this new chipboard christmas album kit in my etsy shop , i love these papers by my mind's eye, i also had some of the graphic 45's christmas papers delivered today, oooh they are sweet! anyway- on with this album kit:
all the goodies you will need to create this...
5.5" X 8.5" chipboard album with each page a unique shape. the cover has 2 pockets to slip in pictures, journaling, or memorabilia- like a letter to santa? his answer? a christmas wish list? the santa tag from graphic 45 creates a pocket on top of the bottom pocket. a tag of the "night before christmas" hangs from a spiral clip with cream(although it looks stark white in this photo, geesh!) ribbon and a bit of fluffy white fiber.
pages 1 & 2
2 pockets on each page with velvet ribbon tied to the top pockets with red buttons and vintage white buttons-you can slip little pictures under the velvet ribbon to show them off. 2 large tags are slipped into 2 of the pockets, and a manila shipping tag for journaling, hangs from the top binder clip with vintage seam binding. you will have to provide the tiny stamps for stamping, alas, i couldn't find good ones for the kits- why does that always happen?
this is the reverse side of the journaling tag, decorated with music paper and a vintage christmas tree.
pages 3 & 4
two more pockets on each of these pages sewn to the pages with embroidery floss, with 2 large tags tucked in and another journaling tag attached to the binding clip. there are 2 little santa cut outs on the front of the pockets.
reverse of journaling tag on pages 4 and 5, with a little santa car and happy christmas cutout, on a polka dot background.
pages 5 & 6
2 pockets on each of these pages attached with silky seam bimding, with large tags slipped into the pocket and one last hanging journaling tag . you will create this layered paper snowflake for page 6 and attached to the pocket with a button.
back side of the journaling tag on hanging between pages 5 and 6, a cute vintage postcard image layered on top of a snowflake background.
5 large tags with vintage christmas postcard images on the front and bazzille card-stock on the reverse.
the opened "yuletide joy" album.
with these double-sided papers and differently shaped pages, you can construct any album design you would like. i include full step by step instructions and colored page pictures for placement referral, with each kit.
thanks for looking,back to work for me! enjoy your night! -rebecca
hi all, hope everyone is enjoying these cool (literally here) autumn days. the trees are turning now, very slow for this time of year, and it is gorgeous, ohmygosh! i have been busy, busy, busy creating and it feels great!
this "walk into my parlor..." halloween album is listed in my etsy shop here and later i will list the kit from this album and another little halloween album that i just couldn't resist making.
i now have the "walk into my parlor" halloween chipboard album kit available in my etsy shop here
all the goodies in the new "walk into my parlor" halloween chipboard album kit that will create this...
"walk into my parlor" cover
with a sparkly spiders web, a big hairy spider- BOO!, hand-stamped words from a well known poem by Mary Howitt. ! this album measures 5.5" X 8.5" and has 8 uniquely designed pages(not including the covers) 17 photo/journaling
pockets, 9 large, double-sided tags with printed vintage Halloween
postcard images on the front and Bazzill card-stock on the reverse. 3
tags for journaling, 4 various word/image tags,
has a little "bat" tag that can be used to slip in a photo, ticket, or name/date label perhaps.
pages 2 & 3
5 pockets and 4 tags decorate these pages along with 2 tiny charms of a skull and a star, that hang off of the chipboard bat. i will try and get a good close-up shot and post it here.
pages 4 & 5
5 pockets on these pages also with 3 tucked in tags. the little tag on the front of the pockets on page 4 is embellished with an embroidery spider web and dangly spider attached.
pages 7 & 8
2 spooky pockets on these pages with 2 large skeleton tags and a hanging skeleton head.
4 pockets with a witch tag. these pckets are shallow, so you can layer photos.
9 large double-sided tags
i will be offering this album as a kit, i just have to take pictures and edit them into here, geesh! come back tomorrow and take a peek, i think you will have fun putting this kit together! thanks a bunch everyone! -rebecca