Friday, December 30, 2011

A quick gift

Gift giving season has come and gone, but if you have children in elementary school, you know that there are birthday parties seemingly every 3 days. I am always looking for {economical} little gifts for the abundant birthday parties. Here is a version of a slightly scrapbooky project i saw on pinterest:

What's going on here? Well, it's a simple black frame, and a sheet of lined scrapbook paper with a stamped phrase on it. Then, you put the glass on top, and you give your lucky recipient some dry erase markers and they have a fun little REAL LIFE status update poster to put in their room or around the house. (I confess that I wrote the first message in blue ink!!) This example is very simple (it was for a 13 year old boy), but think of the fun you could have with scrapbook papers and embellishments.

Change the phrase, use Thickers or other alphabets, flowers, butterflies - the possibilites are endless. You could even have this in your house for making lists, or having a really cool looking "quote board". I need some more frames...
The only think I would suggest is to make sure the background area intended for the dry erase writing is a light color and not too busy so that it's easy to read. So dive into that massive stash of yours and get busy getting crafty. {PS: can you just make sure that my kids aren't invited to the same birthday party when you make this? Be kinda weird for the kid to get TWO of these ... :)}
Have a great New Years weekend. 2012 is going to be AWESOME!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My little Artist

I have old photos lying around everywhere.  Unorganized and messy.  That's me.

My husband is always looking for a bookmark and quite often grabs a photo to use.  Especially if it's of one or two or all of his cute kids. This photo he used as a bookmark for several weeks until I stole it back to scrap it.

I'm still playing with travel papers.  These patterned papers are Making Memories. And though the photo is taken in our kitchen and not some exotic holiday location I think they work just fine.

I sprayed an old doily with 3 colours of Glimmer Mist and then cut it up.

Here are some close ups...
The Prima bling bird is so pretty!

I used some chipboard scrolls from Bo Bunny's travel line, and some metal branches by Prima, to frame my photo. 

The title is also BoBunny product.
The last time I was in the store I spotted some pretty little flowers by Prima.  I usually play with bigger flowers, but I really like the size of these ones.

The oval embellishments are by BoBunny.  I think there was 6 in the pack.  I used 2 on this layout.