Happy 2014!

It is a new year and I refreshed my blog with a new theme.  Out with the old red and black Twilight theme and on to something a little lighter (though you can still see my old Twilight projects in the right margin).  I hope to share and post more this year.  I plan to do more jewelry projects and papercrafts (time willing) throughout 2014.

Here are a few pictures from a calendar I completed just today for my mom.  It is filled with pictures from 2013.

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~ Retirement Book for Our Admiral

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Alas, all good things come to an end.  Our big boss will be leaving us for the leisurely life of retirement.  This is a project I made for the office to add the their well-wishes for RDML David Boone.  The pages are covered in a combination of desert and chocolate chip cookie camo, Washington D.C. and Navy-themed patterned papers.  The retirement ceremony is on April 12, so I fixed the clock hands at 4:12.  Not sure anyone will that subtle details but we’ll see. =)

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Supplies:

  • Zutter – 1″ antique brass O-wire
  • 7Gypsies – book boards, metal corners
  • Tim Holtz – various metal embellishments
  • We R Memory Keepers – extra large eyelets
  • Bazzill Basics – textured cardstock
  • Wausau Paper – gold cardstock
  • Art Parts – chipboard frame
  • Scrapbook Customs, Paper House, Sugar Tree, Creative Imaginations – patterned paper
  • Scrapbook Customs – cardstock stickers, die cuts
  • Recollections – epoxy alpha stickers
  • Ranger – gold acrylic paint

 

~ Baby Shower Book & Goody Bags

Here is my second in a series of Bind-it-All minibooks made from patterned paper scraps.  This project is a baby shower book for well-wishers to add their happy greetings.

I also made goody bags for all 35 of my co-workers plus a few extra for Katie’s family.  See more photos of both projects in the slideshow below.

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Supplies:

Katie book –

  • Zutter – 1.5″ white o-ring, 7.5″ acrylic tabs, 7.5″ kraft chipboard cover
  • Basic Grey – patterned paper
  • Epiphany Crafts – scalloped circle epoxy
  • The Twinery – twine
  • ribbon, pacifier decorations

treat bags –

  • cardstock – Stampin’ Up!, Bazzill
  • patterned paper
  • twine – The Twinery
  • ribbon, pacifier decorations
  • We R Memory Keepers – large eyelets

~ Farewell to Me!

Here is my latest Bind-it-All project, a farewell book (for me, actually) that my NAVFAC co-workers from all over the world added their farewell messages in.  Some of the well-wishes were added in person while some were emailed and added to the book.

 

What is really great about creating a project for yourself is that you can make anything you want it to be.  I added little strips inside to show where I have been and when with Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

{Click on each of the photos below for a closer look.}

Supplies:

  • Zutter – 1″ brown o-wire
  • Clear Scraps – acrylic covers
  • My Mind’s Eye – patterned papers, brads
  • The Twinery – twine
  • Tim Holtz – frame
  • Making Memories – acrylic paint
  • chipboard, fabric flowers, ribbon