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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paper Bag Mini Albums

Whoops, so I see I can only upload so many images at once. Here's the rest. :)

Paper Bag Mini Albums

Do you ever get in a crafting funk where you just don't know what to make? I hit a slight funk and nothing sounded interesting to make. So, I went back to something that is a quick and easy project thinking that might get me more in a crafty mood. These are both paper bag mini albums. One is entirely black and white with some red in it. I used a black and white 6" x 5" paper stack I had. I'm pretty sure it was a Teresa Collins, but at the moment can't find what I did with what I had left! :) I also printed a few papers off of the Imagine Black & White cartridge. The yellow and brown mini was done entirely with the Blissful 6"x6" collection by Authentique. There are lots of ways to make a mini album, you just have to youtube it and you'll see. This particular one I followed the directions from Laura on 'Following The Paper Trail'. If you look at her Ustream classes, it was one of the more recent. She has a great binding technique that I'm really liking at the moment. I just snapped a few pictures so you could see. Lots of tags. I used black paperbags on the one and brown on the other (I buy the ones at Michaels).
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Painted Petals Stack Layouts

I have a very close friend that visited for 3 weeks before and through Christmas. He then headed off to the warm land of New Zealand. I said I'd work on an album for him. I originally was going to do one like I did before which was a paperbag mini album. However, I saw this gorgeous paper at Michaels from DCWV and it just about screamed perfect for him. This is their new 'The Painted Petals Stack'. I rarely have a problem cutting into paper, but I did with this stack, so he's now getting 12"x12" layouts. Hence why there are not titles on the pages or pictures. I used the Imagine cartridge Lori's Garden for the various images. The muted colors on this cartridge lend themselves perfectly to this stack. You would think they were made to coordinate one another. I did change some colors to go with the page such as a pink to a yellow type thing. As always, Thank you for looking! :)Khrista
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Altered $1 Frame using Cricut Imagine

If I haven't mentioned it lately, I LOVE my Imagine. I often use my pattern cartridges and the RGB codes the most. That's the whole reason I purchased an Imagine when it launched. I own all of the cartridges, pattern and image so have lots to choose from when it comes to patterns etc. The cartridge I used for this in it's entirity was Country Carnival. It's one you don't see used very often. I think people look at it and think cowboy themed and really that's not what it is. It's a cool font cartridge, but what sold me on it was the flowers and some of the old fashioned type paper (plus I think I got it on ebay for less than $10 :) ). This one had a car printed on it, but it happened to be right where I needed to cut the inside part of the frame out. The images were all cut out at 3". First I printed a sheet of paper. It's the pattern with roses in a corner and a car in the middle. It has a slight blue-ish tint to it. I used a cream colored cardstock to give it a little old fashioned look. I cut all of the images I used 3 times. Once I had all of that done, I used Glossy Accents on the images I wanted to raise up for dimension, thickness and the shine. I also hand cut a few images to layer on top of the paper. While that dried, I inked around the frame using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Red and Black Soot. I also inked the edges of the paper and used a clear glimmer mist to add a little sparkle to the paper also. I used my ATG gun and pop dots to adhere the paper and iamges down. Then I embellished with some bling. Not too shabby for a $1 frame and things I had on hand already. Enjoy!

Art Canvas

So my father in law and his wife bought me this neat kit for a Christmas present. I, of course, had to do some inking my way and in colors I wanted etc. The thing I thought was cool that I don't know that I've seen before is that it came with two 8x8" art canvases. However, rather than covering the canvas, you flip them around and now you have an indented in frame. I've seen wood frames this way etc, but hadn't thought of turning a canvas around like this. Love it and now have some idea's for some I bought and have in my stash. :) The company was called Quick Quotes. This set was 'Take Time Canvas'.