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Friday, July 13, 2012

Camping in the Keys Scrapbook

We went camping in the Keys (Bahia Honda) last May and it seemed too many photos to put in the regular scrapbook, but not enough to fill a standard Creative Memories album.  I haven't used my zutter too much and I really loved the way my last December's album came out.  I used the chipboard (that comes in my packs of CM pages) as is, with a little inking for distressing on the edges.  The cover is a terrific cut from Pack Your Bags.  Love that cart!  I used gold shimmer cardstock for the sand, distress stickles on the coconuts, embossed the sand with the cuttlebug, and inked the palm leaves.

Inking and stickles:

Embossing and white glitter Thickers for lettering:

Here are only some of the pages.  I used a kit from Personal Scrapper (awesome company with great customer service!).  I kept it so simple, but added lots of great elements and embellishments from my kit.

Border stamps from a new personal scrapper kit (Batik Border Stamps by Paper Trunk).  Rhinestones and flowers by Bo Bunny.

Buttons by Bo Bunny:

My cute camping stamps from Scrappy Moms Stamps:

I sooo love the new Border Maker system with cartridges you switch in and out from CM.  That is how I made the pennants.  I embossed the Batik Border Stamps in black on the right.

Sand dollar from Life's A Beach as well as "Paradise" sentiment, stamped and embossed in gold.

This toucan is from Life's A Beach, too.

My sweet (not crabby) crab is from Pack Your Bags and I used orange glitter cardstock for the top layer.  It looks better in person. :)

Have a happy, summer weekend!!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cut the Rope Crocheted Toy

You know that cute little game the kids play on the iphone called Cut the Rope?  Well, here is that cute little guy who loves to eat candy.  Here are a few pics if you're not familiar:

This was a fun project.  This is a pattern I found here for sale on Etsy: Om Nom from Cut the Rope Pattern.  I haven't purchased very many patterns because there are so many awesome freebies on the net, but this was easy to follow.  Both kids loved it when they saw it so I made two!

My daughter built a full-fledged home for it in a cardboard box (like the game).  It's super cute and I love the creativity!
He even hangs from the candy:
So fun!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My First Attempts at Knitting

My first washcloth I knit. I figured dishcloths are a good first project since it's no biggie if they are not as beautiful as I hoped. It is simply several rows of the garter stitch (where you knit every row).

Next, I really wanted to learn the stockinette stitch (LOVE YouTube!!). I think this is funny how my rows kept growing until the last several when I figured out how to correct that. ;)
That pattern is free along with two others here: Three Easy Pieces

My third, and favorite is this darling little tea tote for my purse:

Yay! It looks just like it's supposed to! I even had the same yarn the pattern designer used & I love the colors! Here is the link to that pattern: Tea Toters.

Happy Sunday!

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