or at least that’s what Templeton says is Charlotte’s Web. This year I decided to enter some of my crafty items in the smorgasbord of still exhibits at the county fair. I’m not sure what the end result will be and it was rather nerve-wracking and a tad scary submitting my work to be judged voluntarily; however, I’m already glad I did!!!! Here’s what I entered:
To see more pictures of the inside of this toilet paper core album, please read this post.
In addition to these 3 paper projects, I also entered 4 photos. You can see which ones I selected on my photog blog Captured Faithfule. I will let you know what the results of these entries were as soon as I find out!
You know, nothing says love like an awesome quilt. I can remember my grandmother using the cardboard backs of tablets to make templates for her quilts and hand sewing square after square after square. The image of her with her needles in her mouth is one of my fondest memories of my grandmother. RIP Grandma, you are missed terribly!
I however, cannot sew for the life of me. I can’t cut out a pattern, I can’t quilt, I can’t cut straight without a paper trimmer (and even then half the time I can’t cut straight still) and I can’t even use my sewing machine to sew on paper, let alone anything else. So…I created this faux quilt card instead:
For details on how I did it, please watch my video below!
regularly scheduled programming with this special….wait I don’t have any regularly scheduled program. My bad! Lately I’ve shown you sneak peeks of the album I’m currently working on, but today I want to deviate a little (mostly because I don’t have anything new to show you yet) and share a tutorial instead. After watching a video by my good friend Sherry from Up or Down They’re Beautiful on how to make your own paper sacks, I decided to try making my own padded envelopes. It took a couple tries to get it just right, but I’m now completely happy with the result and they only take minutes to create. Here’s one of mine:
Watch me make the padded/bubble envelope shown above in action in the video below!
I am so pleased with how the album I’m working on is coming out. At the risk of sounding braggart, I have really outdone and amazed myself. I’ve had my eye on the cameo I used for this closure for some time now. The other day I walked into Joann’s and it was 50% off PLUS I got to use my student discount and my album just wouldn’t look right with any other closure (isn’t it amazing what we say to ourselves to justify a purchase lol) so I picked a couple up (you know I might find another PERFECT project for it right?!?!?). I’m very happy with how this turned out and can’t wait to finish up my album so I can do a video showing it off.
That’s what one of the papers in the Lady Couture stack from DCWV says and I love it. It’s totally true isn’t it? We don’t usually photograph “ugly people” (or moments) and so most of our scrapbook albums are filled with beautiful people and beautiful memories. Mine are at least. Even when their pages contain pictures of people no longer in my life, the memory associated with the pictures is almost always beautiful.
I immediately fell in love with the Lady Couture stack when I saw it and I have used this stack to make my latest album. I posted one of the pages already, but here it is in the album with the left side matted too. Once I get it entirely finished, I’ll have a video showing it off.