Tuesday, November 11, 2008

June is Busting Out All Over!

Ok, I know it's November, but I finished my first of 6 June calendar pages tonight. This weekend, I'll be in a hotel room while my husband is at a conference, so I'm going to craft all weekend. Hopefully I'll get a bunch done. So, I'm going to put all the pieces of this page in my suitcase and finish the other five this weekend.

Let me show you last year's page first. Very simple. I picked paper from a coordinating pack -- the little circles on the squares are actually from patterned paper, not any stickers or stamps or anything, but that could be easily done for those of you who are recreating these. Photos can be placed over the poem, on the big rectangle, or within the little squares.

Here's this year's calendar page. The blue paper is actually hand painted with acrylic paints. It's supposed to look like water, but looks kind of like sky, too. The picture has a dark tint to it because the flip flps are on shiny paper and the flash reflected off of them, so this is with no flash -- just the basement lighting. To make that sun, cut out a circle. Cut it into fourths. Cut one of the fourths into 4 equal pieces to make the rays. Then stagger them behind one of the fourths to make the sun. To make the flip flops, cut out the shape of an 8 (I used the cricut machine and did the "blackout" feature). Then cut two slits near the middle. Thread the ribbon through the slits and wrap around the back. Photos can be placed on the water or next to the flip flops.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

May calendar page finally complete!

So, it's been busy around here. After recuperating from the retreat, my parents came for a visit. Then I had a few days feeling under the weather.

Finally, I've finished the May page. Where's April you ask? I'm saving that one for last. I have an easy page idea and a difficult page idea in mind. I'll decide at the end if I have enough time for the difficult page.

Here's last year's page. I recommended photos placed on the little pots or right over the quote, if they had enough photos to fill that whole space.

Here's this year's page. Photos can be placed around the flowers -- the petals have been left loose on the outside edges so that photos can be tucked under them.

Did you notice at the bottom of my posts now you can rate the pages? Did you like it? love it? gonna try it yourself? Let me know! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We have a winner!!!

I used a Random number generator from www.random.org. Congratulations Tona!!

Here's the copied/pasted results:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 1
Timestamp: 2008-11-06 01:19:10 UTC

Thanks to everyone who came to check out my blog page. I'll be updating with more calendar pages soon! (Going scrapbooking on Saturday -- hopefully I'll finish at least 2 months worth!)

Tona, I think I have your address from Fiskateers. I'll PM you if I can't find it.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I voted! (and then scrapbooked it!) + a RAK

I voted today. Did you?

Then I came home and scrapbooked about it. (but I covered my candidate's photo with a sheet of striped paper because I don't want my blog to turn all political -- it's about scrapbooking!)

Now for a RAK. Leave a message here saying you voted for US President and I'll enter you in a rack to win a set of 4 scrapbooking fibers from a kit I bought at Sam's club this weekend. If you submit a link to a photo of an "election inspired craft project" I'll enter you twice. If you are one of my international friends, leave me a message about how your country votes or otherwise chooses a new leader in order to be entered.

One winner will be chosen randomly to win the prize. Entries must be received by midnight tonight, eastern time zone. Winner will be posted sometime tomorrow.