Friday, November 27, 2009

Flip Calendar tutorial

If you ordered the December embellishment kit from the scrap-room, you received a set of 12 Maya Road Calendar Sheers that are perfect for creating a desktop calendar and for gift giving!


[ Supplies used: Webster's pages home for the holidays paper, maya road sheer clock, basic grey ribbon, numbers cut with cricut cartridge base camp ]

1.) Cut background patterned paper to 6.5” wide x 5.5” high. Ink edges.
2.) Cut coordinating patterned paper to 6” wide x 4” high. Ink edges.
3.) Adhere coordinating ribbon across the top of the smaller piece of patterned paper, approximately ½” down from the top edge, as shown. Add small bow to the right side. Adhere this piece on top of background paper,as shown.
4.) Add large 2010 numbers (approximately 2.5” high) onto the small piece of patterned paper.
5.) Punch (2) holes along the top of the page, as shown. Add rings.
NOTE: If your background paper is not a heavy weight of paper, you might want to cut an additional piece of cardstock in the 6.5”x 5.5” size and adhere the entire front to the cardstock for added durability. I glued mine to a piece of chipboard.

(Create 12 pages with desired patterned papers and cardstocks. You will need the following elements for each page.)
(1) 6.5” wide x 5.5” high cardstock background (For continuity, create all 12 calendar pages from the same color of cardstock.)
(1) 6” wide x 4” high cardstock page mat
(1) 3.25 wide x 3.5” high patterned paper piece (For Calendar side)
(1) 2.75 wide x 3.5” high patterned paper OR cardstock piece. (For Photo mat) (Punch one 3.5” edge with scalloped border punch, if desired.)
(1) 3.25” thin ribbon (or coordinating cardstock strip)
(1) 2” wide x 3” high photo (with white border, if desired)
(1) 2010 Calendar Sheer**
(1) 2-3/8” White Circle (or whatever shape will mat your Calendar Sheers)

1.) Adhere 6”x 4” cardstock mat to the cardstock background piece, leaving a small margin around the bottom,left and right edges.
2.) Adhere 3.25”x 3.5” patterned paper piece (Calendar side) to one edge of the cardstock mat, leaving a small margin around the top, bottom and one side.
3.) Add the thin ribbon across to the piece of patterned paper from step #2, as shown.
4.) Adhere the Calendar Sheer to the white circle (or other shaped mat). Add a brad at the top and affix the Calendar Sheer to the ribbon where the brad is located so that the Sheer appears to be hanging from the ribbon by the brad.
5.) Mount your photo onto the 2.75”x 3.5” patterned paper OR cardstock piece. (Photo mat)
6.) Adhere this matted photo next to the patterned paper piece with the Calendar Sheer. (Leave a narrow margin of cardstock showing on the outer edge, as shown.
7.) Punch (2) holes in the top of the calendar that correspond with the (2) holes punched in the Calendar Front piece.

NOTE: Alternate the Calendar Sheers left and right between pages so that your pages won’t all bunch to one side once assembled.

Xmas has arrived

in my TSR box! The christmas lines this month are a beauty! I had so much fun with them. December's kit has lines from Pink Paislee, Making Memories, Jillibean Soup, and Webster's Pages.

I cut around the house from the backside of the paper and added white stickes to the rooftop to look like snow. I used the bling rub-on for the smokestack coming from the chimney and cut around the door to make it look 3D. It looks so cool.

I loved the tree bling, it fit perfectly on top of the tree pattern paper.

For the swirls, I used a white pen to imatate one of the rubons and added more bling around it.

Not included in the kit is the black/white bakers's twine I purchased from Hobby Lobby...I think it was like a $1 for a roll on sale.

My son always has his own unique expressions.

I loved playing with the canvas tree tag embellishment.

I put Paxton in his cousin's bumbo for these pix.

And a sneak peek at my recipe layout.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Turkey Wreath

Can't believe November is almost over and Christmas is just around the corner. Makenzie loves to help me with my crafts. She cut off all the leaves on 3 swags. I purchased these about 4 years ago on clearance for a few cents and they've been sitting in my storage room growing dust. Finally had the idea to make it into a fall turkey wreath! Only costed me $2 for the wreath cuz it was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

Cute isn't it!? I"m not too sure about the eyelashes I gave it but it'll do for now on my mantel. Almost time to take it down and put up the xmas decor!

And here's Pax, he's rolling all around now that he's conqured back to tummy and tummy to back. Love the drool and the sweet smile.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Bday

Happy birthday to my husband. He turned 15 :) Well that's the maximum amount of candles that would fit on his cake before a fire would start.

Micah missed his usual nap time so he slept thru the whole cake part. When I told him we were going to celebrate daddy's birthday he, it's daddy and "my" birthday.

Paxton with grandma. He would not look at the camera but he was eyeing the food.

You're never too young to play a game of pin the tail on the donkey.

A total blur of a photo but I didn't want to turn my flash on and didn't have time to check my settings.

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