Making Gifts for Life

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, to those that celebrate. Don't eat too much candy!!!!

I will hopefully be posting a Halloween layout later today. I still have lots to do and I am not very motivated.



Friday, October 21, 2011


Concert -
This is a pretty layout of my daughter. My MIL bought me some papers with the decorative edge and I wanted to use one on this layout but none of the papers matched my layout. So I used it face down.

I can't rememer what paper line these papers were from, but I loved them and knew I had to use them on a layout for my daughter.

These picks were from a couple of years ago when she used to play violin.


This is a simple layout that I made a while ago. I love the yummy papers. And because I didn't want the colors to compete with the photo, I made it black and white.
The stamp shaped frame is by Technique Tuesday. They are tiles. They come in all different sizes.

I just added paper to it, cut around it then sanded it a little for a finished look.

The number 10 is chipboard and I love the shape of them.

The papers are from Cosmo Cricket, a line called Early Bird.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Mini Album

The Halloween Min Album I made is just adorable. I love it. I used vintage Halloween papers, it's a line by My Mind's Eye called The Spider's Web.

The front cover is made using the cream grunge paper, I trimmed the peak of the house with black trim from Joann's. The flourish, bat and the cat are all die cuts made using the Slice machine. The flowers throughout the book are Prima, all except one flower. And the fence on the front page is made by K & Company, it's border stickers for Halloween. I also inked all the edges with Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distressed Ink pad.

The first interior page is the SPIDER page. At the top it is trimmed with regular black cardstock strips. Then with the Slice machine I cut 3 spider webs, with 3 outline cuts in the same paper as the background paper. I glued each web to it's outline and then made a border with it. I stamped a spider's web up at the peak of the house, then I added a Jolee's glitter spider. I made four tags with various supplies, a sticker tag, a tag made from those Recollections journaling pad and two tags made from the paper line. I tucked all those in the pocket I made.

This is the second page. First I cut black paper to cover, then cut the orange patterned paper small, so it's framed in black. Stamped spooky swirls in opposing corners, added a Making Memories metal bat to one corner, two Prima flowers to the other, along with two small tags, that I punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
I also added a small binder clip at the top of the page with ribbons tied on it.

This is the third page. The orange paper frames black and white striped paper, that acts as a mat. The two tags come out so you can add more photos or journaling to them. The skinny tag came with the paper line. The fatter tag is from the Recollections journaling cards, at Michael's. I added a epoxy sticker from Creative Imaginations and two Prima flowers.

This is the fourth page. The top is trimmed with one of the K&Company borders. I cut the chandelier and the frame using the Spooky Alley Slice Card. "Our Costumes" is a paper title block that came with the paper line, I applied tape runner to the back of the piece, then added fun fur, and then popped it up on foam. The journaling tag came from the paper pack. I added an epoxy sticker from Creative Imaginations and some ribbon.
   The is the fifth page. The roof is trimmed with zig zag ribbon, as well as the pocket. I made a mat with the paper from the pack. I also made a pocket to house the tags. The moon tag is from the paper pack, the vintage pumpkin tag is from Rusty Pickle and the other tag is one of the Recollections journaling cards. On the pocket itself I stamped the witch and trick or treat. I used stickles on the tirck or treat words and one star in the the witch. Finished off with a Prima flower, in the center of the flower is a Spare Parts brad.
This is the sixth page. I edged the roof with black cardstock that I cut useing a border punch. I made a mat with papers from the paper pack, added black glitter glue to the swirls on the paper. I used a Tim Holtz's bookplate with "spooky" rub on. Finishing with two Prima flowers.

This is the seventh page. I trimmed the roof with one of the glitter bat borders from K&Company. I made a pocket with black patterned paper. I cut the word Spells out with the Slice Machine, using the Spooky Alley card. Then I added liquid glue to the word and flocking. Waited til it dried and then shook off the excess. The charm is a witch's hat, added two Prima flowers and a framed EEK. The tags are the journaling cards from Recollections and then one is a vintage piece from Rusty Pickle.

This is the eighth page. Backed with orange paper from the paper pack, I inked around the edges, stamped a fall leave flourish in the upper left corner. I made a pocket with a border strip that came with the paper pack. On the border strip I used brown and orange glitter glue to color the stripes on the border. The tags are all from the paper pack. And at the top of the page, I have a binder clip with ribbon tied to it. I added a Spare Parts flower with two small tags, cut with the Martha Stewart punch.
This is the ninth page. Backed in black paper with a black and white striped mat. I inked the edge of the mat with white ink, Added a white cardstock flourish that I cut with the Slice Machine, using the Basics 3 card. The two little circle embellishments are from the paper pack. The flower is Prima with a Spare Parts brad. The "Boo!" is from Making Memories.
This is the tenth and final page. I trimmed the roof in black cardstock that I punch with an edge punch. I made a pocket with orange paper and the black bat cardstock border, I cut using an EK Success border punch. I topped the pocket with ribbon, added a Prima flower with a Spare Parts brad and some Making Memories ribbon, also added two small tags punched with the Martha Stewart tag punch. I made various tags, one is a sticker that I backed with paper, inked around the edge and stamped a swirl in the corner. One tag is made with Recollections journaling cards. And the other two tags are paper tags I made from left over paper, from the paper pack. There are also two photo mats on this page. And in the middle of them I used a small circle tag from the paper pack.

The back page is just done in black paper which I left plain.