Friday, June 25, 2010

Oldie but goodie...

Hey everyone!
I hope you are having a fabulous summer so far! The boys are done with school and it's total carnage around here with a locker cleaned out and papers brought home from a desk that I would have never believed could have fit all that stuff! Didn't they clean out once in a while?

I have a bunch of projects i am working on at the moment but I can't share just yet. So i was browsing through my files looking for who-knows-what, and I came across some of my older projects that I still love! So I decided to share a project in hope that they may be inspiring for you.

This is a class I taught two years ago and I still love it. I used a tab book die cut from Accu Cut and plastic with October Afternoon papers. There are some stamped images where I used paint to stamp with, Making Memories Notepad papers, oversized ribbon, Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards and more.
Here is the cover:




A page inside using diecuts, bling and rub ons. I also punched out scalloped squares and cut them in half to use as photo corners.


I love layering elements and collaging them with my photos.



The last page is painted and I added more rub-ons and diecut pieces. I stamped right over the photo using paint as my medium. The paint adds bold color and sits well on most surfaces.

This book contains a collection of my favorite photos over the years. This was such a fun class and everyone loved trying all different embellishments in one little book.
I hope you like it! I'll be back with more projects to share!
Have a great weekend!
xoxo



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Friday, June 11, 2010

Here I am!

Hi friends!
Sorry it's been so long since I've blogged. I was on a roll for a little bit and then life got in the way. Why is Springtime so busy? May was a blur...

School is coming to an end soon and the boys are sooo ready to be done. They are tired of homework and the schedule. I don't blame them.

Onto other things--I have a project that I made for a class last fall but never shared. I created a mini album out of refill pages and packaging. These are baby photos of Bryan when he was about 18 months old. My friend Suzanne took these photos in her studio-she is so talented!
All of the pages in the book are canvas refills for Donna Downey's 8x8 canvas albums. Then I backed the last page with a large piece of packaging. The packaging is from our felt stems. The cover is painted on the edges, I added Prima Paradise City papers to the cover and pages inside.
All of the pages are bound with oversized black ribbon.


On the inside pages I painted the edges with lettuce and gold acrylic paints by Ranger. And I used pink paper for a little boy's book-GASP! I don't care-I love it! Most flowers in the book are cream colored or a neutral tone with the exception of a few. I love adding mini roses too.

Here-I have a felt piece to mat my photo. Along with some pearls, stick pins and an envelope.


More packaging is used here with a canvas sheet, ribbon and pearls. This is the last page so you can see the large packaging in the background. I love how it frames the whole book when it's open or closed. I finished the the album by spraying the entire book with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist for an aged look. It shimmers and shines oh so subtley......

Thanks for visiting and for all the sweet compliments along the way...I love reading them!
I promise to keep this thing updated more with lots of projects!
Oh and be sure to check the Prima blog today for some big news! And a peek at our new mid release-gorgeous swirls!
Have a great day!
xoxo Cari



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