Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vintage Travel Mediterranean Cruise Album

I was lucky enough to go on a Creating Keepsakes CKU Mediterranean Cruise with Lisa Bearnson in October 2006. I went with my friend April and the gals at our table were so much fun! We had a blast. I made these pages using Level 2 Vintage Travel papers and I have just finished some more using Close To My Heart's new online design studio, Studio J. I'll add them to the slideshow when I get them! I like to add a mini album to pages when I have a lot of photos to make the pages interactive so I don't have to make so many pages!!

Caprice HOME album

I've been ALMOST finished with this album forever it seems. Everyone is begging me to finally hold it, so here it is ALMOST finished.... I promise to finish it before the class.....

To register to take this class, you'll need to send me a check, cash, or paypal me $60 to kimspapercrafts@gmail.com.

Price includes:

Z1197 Dark Cocoa 9x9 Album, $22.95
Level 2 Caprice Paper $12.95
Caprice My Stickease $8.95
All the ribbon (ribbon may be slightly different) and embellishments to complete the entire album in one day!!

Lunch is included!!

Cost $60.00, prepaid by December 23, Class to be held on Tuesday, December 29, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wedding Acrylic Album

One of my coworkers saw the album I made for our principal last spring. She begged me to make a wedding album for her to give to her friend. During the summer I had no way to contact her so it didn't get done. This fall she hit me up again to make it for her friend's Christmas gift.

There is nothing I like LESS than making an album for someone else, so I put it off until the last moment. I don't know why I didn't say NO!! (I think I did but she was persistent and I will learn to stick to my guns someday).

Anyway, she wanted it green and silver and I told her I didn't have silver but I wanted to use Emporium. She said okay but she didn't want me to add colors to it or layer colors behind the photos. THAT was a tall order, I like to layer. I finally ended up blinging it out with Close to My Heart Sparkles since she wouldn't let me add layering buttercup, cocoa, or Twilight behind the photos. I had sparkles EVERYwhere, even on my shoes.... LOL!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

White Chocolate Popcorn

I made white chocolate popcorn for Stamp Camp and all the girls wnated me to tell them how. Well, here goes.

It's SO easy!!

Pop three bags of microwave popcorn or 1 cup of popcorn kernels. Dump into a brown paper grocery bag. Melt two bags of white chocolate and pour on top. Close bag and shake up. Pour onto a flat baking sheet. Let harden. Drizzle with colored melted chocolate.

I made this to fill up the cake pans I etched. YUMMY!!

Glass Etching

When my cousin Samantha died I washed some dishes that were in her sink and I found a class cake pan with her name etched in it. It brought back the memory of her calling me to tell me she had made it in homemaking and how cool it was. I couldn't wrap my brain around her description but I do remember her excitement and telling me how to do it. When I held it in my hands it was the weirdest experience. I SO wanted that cake pan but so did her husband. So I decided to make some for MY friends for Christmas. We are always going to potlucks and taking food to people so I know that our names etched into a pan would be AWESOME, plus pretty..... AND I will remember Samantha every time I see/use it.

So here goes, it is SO easy!!

I NEVER use my cricuit. When I do it's usually for NON scrapbooking projects like my classroom. So I was excited to use it today. I learned how to glass etch with rubber stamps LONG ago. You simply stamp the image you want to etch onto contact paper (any color) using our staz on ink. Then cut out the image you stamped and use the "reverse mat" and stick it to the item you want etched. Simply paint on Etch ALL or Armor Etch (available at Michael's) wait 60 seconds and wash off with water. It's THAT easy!

Today because I was doing SEVERAL cake pans and I have a very limited amount of time I wanted to use the cricuit.

I used the alphalicious font at 1 1/2" and put in the names I wanted to put on the side of the cake pan and cut my vinyl to fit the 12x12 sticky mat. When the buffer was full, I would "cut" the names and then input more and cut again. It started where it left off. Then I changed the font to Accent Essentials and printed several of #16 (because I liked it the best but it was a bit of a pain because it is so intricate, something more solid would be easirer). The longer names like KIMBERLY didn't really have room for the #16 design but you could use a smaller design.

Then cut out the REVERSE MASK (normally the scraps) and stick to the side of the pan. Put a thick edge of Armor Etch on top, wait 60 seconds, and then wash off with water.

I purchased ONE Of the cake pans a long time ago at Albertson's on sale for $9.99, the others I bought this week at WALMART with LIDS on sale for $9.99.

If you are on my Christmas list you are probably getting one, so don't go make yourself one--LOL!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday card from Close to My Heart

Close to My Heart corporate office sent me a birthday card made with Grace Level 2 papers. Love the beautiful colors in this paper pack. THANKS Close to My Heart!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Director's gift from Close to My Heart

WOW! Close to my heart sent us the coolest gift! I loved it when I opened it and thought it was a bling heart keychain, but it gets even better! It's a jump drive!! YIPPEE SKIPPY!! What a fun way to disguise it!! LOVE IT!! Thanks Close to My Heart! Also pictured is the card that came with it!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jingle Scrapbook Kit Class

Last day to sign up for this class at my home is Sunday, December 6! Class is Friday night, 6:30, December 11 or Saturday monring, December 12, 11:00 a.m., your choice!

Cost includes all supplies pictured above!! $29.95 plus s/h or tax OR you can order it to go anytime!!

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