Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New: Display-it-all

I just found a new tool that I just have to HAVE! I create mini books often for gifts and for myself, but find that I have no possible way to display my creations! While on the Zutter site, I found the new Display-it-all! As you can see from the pictures, you are able to display your mini books for your friends to see. It really makes all the work, time, and creativity worthwhile by being able to display your work. I can't wait to pick one up for myself...and maybe one for others too!!

A Year In A Mini Album

I made this mini album for my fiance for our 2 year anniversary. Instead of adding on to a 81/2 x 11 album, I thought a mini book would be nice for a change. This book is my original design, I cut the acrylic so each page was 1 inch longer than the previous, except for the cover. Each page represented one month in our previous year together. I chose my favorite picture from each month, then found a way to journal on the page.
I love this album because I was able to capture our second year together in a more creative and cute way. This album was also very embellished, maybe over-embellished with flowers, buttons, and ribbon. The embellishments made the album look like a true "scrap" book. The edges of the acrylic were also outlined with white paint to add something to the outside, plain acrylic. This mini album was fun to create and even more fun to give to my fiance.
Products used in this mini album include: Bazzill Cardstock, KaiserCraft pattern paper (Hideaway line), buttons of various colors and sizes, Bazzill Ribbon of various colors, KaiserCraft white paint, white pen, KaiserCraft flowers of various colors, and acrylic.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Cards

Every year I help my mom and future mother-in-law create their Christmas cards. Although these cards are very simple compared to my other work, I like them because of this. When making multiples of one card, I find that I use a simple design because I am making so many.

To make these cards, I used all bazzill cardstock, a round-it-all tool by zutter, buttons of various sizes (red, green, or gold), a zig writer, and glue dots. I also used an accucut die cut machine with a cursive font die-cut. The hook for the ornament (the "o" in the word "joy") was hand drawn.

My favorite part of doing this project was using my new favorite tool, the round-it-all by Zutter. It's a hand-held corner rounder and is very easy and fun to use. This tool can also cut through fabric, chipboard, and acrylic. It's definitely one of my favorites!

Hope you like the idea!


Greetings Scraps!!!!
My name is Katie and this is my first blog. I was previously employed at a scrapbook store in Canton, Michigan and unfortunately due to the economy, the store closed. In order to keep up with the scrapbooking world, I decided to start blogging and feature project ideas for beginner and expert scrapbookers. While working at the store, I was able to work with new and upcoming products including electronic machines, papers, adhesives, stickers, etc., as well as build relationships with people who share the same passion as I do!

On the personal side, I am 23 years old and reside near Detroit, Michigan. I currently gained my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan and recently started working in a grant-funded, after school program teaching elementary school students how to scrapbook. I also got engaged to who I believe is the most caring individual I've ever met this past June in Mackinac Island, Michigan.