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.
Oh man I just love it when a mistake turns into something even better than I was trying to do in the first place. In case you haven’t been paying attention to me on Facebook, I’m pretty much addicted to everything Kathy Orta of Paper Phenomenon does. Recently I was watching her Retro Mini series on U-Stream and decided to make my own. I know she calls this album a mini, but it’s HUGE. Her finished book pages measure 9 x 10. I didn’t have enough 12 x 12 cardstock for the base pages and so I had to modify the dimensions. In modifying the dimensions for one of Kathy’s page styles, I completely screwed up my cutting…at least that’s what I thought until I heard Kathy’s voice in my head saying “make it work people” and so I did. This is the page style I came up with:
I am absolutely THRILLED with the way it’s coming together so far. The page base is done from Paper Accents Cream paper (it’s the brand Kathy swears by) and the designer paper is the Lady Couture stack from DCWV. I have inked the white core on the paper with Old Paper distress ink. It’s perfect for this…covers the core but doesn’t really look totally inked. I still need to round the right corners, punch out my notches in my pockets, and decide if I’m going to add a photo mat section in the bottom left corner or leave it as it is or….but so far….to quote the McDonald’s commercials “I’m loving it!”
And the winner is…oh wait sorry wrong kinda envelope. While one daughter was away at Girls Camp and while babying a sick kiddo last week, I hung out and watched movies all day (among the titles on the play list—Last Unicorn, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Space Buddies, Transformers Dark Side of the Moon and some I am sure I’m forgetting) while working on my first envelope mini album. I was inspired to create this project after hours of Paper Phenomenon “re-runs”…in other words I was halfway watching movies and halfway watching Kathy’s videos. I was so inspired that I honestly didn’t know what to make first, but I finally decided on this:
I’m not going to reinvent the wheel by giving you a supplies list and a tutorial. Kathy has already done an AMAZING job at that. You can view her tutorial for the envelope mini here. She’ll tell you petty much everything you need to know so you can make one of your own…I mean that’s what I did. I have however, recorded a video showing my finished project. Here that is for you to enjoy:
In a few hours I’ll be heading out to attend a birthday party for one of my favorite little boys ever. I have it on pretty good authority that he is a huge lego fan and so I thought this lego card I first saw on Pinterest would be perfect. Here’s what I came up with:
The birthday sentiment is from My Creative Time’s ”Wow So Many Candles” set. This card was really VERY easy to make. Here’s how you do it:
A2 card base (mine is from Core’dinations)
Standard 4 x 5.25 inch mat (mine is white cardstock from Wal-Mart)
Ink to ink edges (I used Vintage Photo)
Circle Punch (mine is a mini one from Fiskars)
Wow So Many Candles Stamp Set
Ink for stamping (I used Memento Tuxedo Black)
Adhesive (I used thin foam dots and ATG)
First what you wanna do is lightly ink your background mat with whatever color you want. Next you want to cut your lego block shapes. For my card I cut a blue strip 2 inches by I believe 3.75 and inked the edges. Next I punched out 8 circles in the same blue color and inked them. I applied them to the strip using a very thing foam dot. For the yellow, orange, and red pieces they are an inch by 3.25 inches and I punched 3 matching circles for each block and inked all the edges. These measurements left me with the perfect amount of space to stamp my sentiment! Each “lego” was adhered to the card background layer using my ATG and then I affixed the background layer to the card base using my ATG as well. Start to finish for this card was roughly about 20 minutes (and that’s WITH distractions)!
I’m looking for a greeting and a catch phrase. So when I do videos I can say “hey (insert something here) welcome to another Faithfule Creations video” not guys, not gang, not stampers, not….but I NEED something. Right now I got nothing…I think I just say hello and welcome to another Faithfule Creations video…can you say BORING!!!! Also, I’d love to have a great catch phrase to end my blog posts and videos with. You know how Megan Elizabeth AboveRubies says “enjoy the moments” and I think Kristal Andrew says “from my hands to yours” or something like that….Please tell me your suggestions and if I use yours, you’ll receive a free custom watermark in whatever file format you need!!