Sunday, October 18, 2015

Using my kit.

Hope you have all had a good weekend. Ours has been busy, but today was a fantastic day. I spent well over four hours in my craft room!

I was watching videos and working on my new kit (see previous post). I made some new dividers for my planner, worked on last week's Project Life, got my planning done for this next week and even made a tag!

I wanted to share with you the tag I made and also one last picture of the kit, I forgot to include an overall picture.

I have to say, after using the products, they are such a great quality. The stamps are amazing, I got a nice crisp image when I stamped and the patterned paper is beautiful!

Okay, enough already. Hope you enjoy my tag. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

First kit!

I've always wanted to subscribe to a kit and am just so indecisive I could never pick one out. A few weeks ago I saw this Felicity Jane kit on Instagram and fell in love with the papers and stamps and ordered right away! It arrived this week!

Here are a few pics :)

Hope you have an awesome day!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Mini Album

Today I wanted to shared a mini album with you.  This one is similar to that I shared a couple of months ago.

I made this super simple on myself and did a cardstock cover,

made my own pockets,

and literally glued the photos to each other!

I punched holes in everything,
 and used rings to attach it all together!  I made this in less than an hour!

This is quickly becoming my favorite type of mini album!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Get Well Soon

Awhile back, Mike needed a get well soon card for a co-worker and I whipped this up for him.

 Super simple, but I love the way it turned it out :)

Thanks for stopping by!!  See you soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Junk Journal, I think.

I've been watching a lot of videos on Junk Journals and I thought I would try my hand at one.  I saw one really cool video, I think it was by Vintage Ephemera Gardens (I'm not quite sure that's the right name)  and she had made these really cool journals out of file folders.  I already had all the supplies on hand so that's what I ended up doing!

I started out with a Target Dollar Spot file folder and cut it to the size I wanted.  This one is the exact same size as an Amy Tangerine Day Book, I think 4x6.  Then I rounded the corners.

 The next part took me literally days.  Gathering up the papers for the inside.  It took me forever and really, it shouldn't have.  A Junk Journal is just that.  Whatever junk you have around.  Some of the patterned papers I chose were white on the backside.  Too white.  So, this was something else I learned from the video...

I put coffee in a small spray bottle and spritzed the backs of my papers to age them.  Then I put them in the window sill and they were dry within minutes. 

Here's a look at the finished, aged paper.  I'm sure you could spray another layer on to darken it even more. 

My other pages consisted of an envelope,

Some old railroad ledger paper that I found at an antique store, patterned paper from a paper pad,

A tag and a bag :)

And just a few other pieces I found.  

To bind the book together, I punched three holes down the center of the book and did a simple stitch with some twine then tied it off in the center.

My initial plan for this journal was to use it as a mini art journal of sorts, but I've decided to play along with the #listersgottalist again this month over in Instagram.  For a sneak of what I did to the cover of the book you can find me over there:  @fourthouseontheright

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful day :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wow, two months. Really?

Good grief, I had no idea it had been two months since I blogged!  We have had a wonderful summer, and other than keeping up with Project Life and decorating my planner each week, I have done a lot crafting.  To be honest, I haven't wanted too and going back to my old job (  :)!!) I took over an intensive caseload that takes up A LOT of time.  Haha! 

However, there is something about the girls being in school again and fall coming that makes we want to hunker down and craft! 

Today I wanted to share with you a mini book I created back in May or June of our trip to Chicago last year.

The last two years, Mike has ran in the Chicago Marathon.  Last year we took the girls with us.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate Mike's bib and some other ephemera from the trip into the album.

I used his race bib for the cover and LOVE how it turned out!

Here I included his training calendar.  We kept this on the inside door of the cabinet and we both looked at it to see what he would be running that weekend, etc.

Here are the girls :)  They were posing for Mike and didn't know I was taking their picture too.

Ooohh, sorry about the blurry pic here!   This was a copy of the race map.  The girls and I ran around the city a bit to try and get pictures of Mike and cheer him on :)

These pictures were taken in Charity Village, Mike runs with a team from his work for Ronald McDonald House.  I LOVE this picture of the girls running over to hug their Dad :)

For the back cover, I used the bottom portion of his bib. 

I love how this album turned out :)  I'm still struggling with how to store it, and my other non traditional albums though.  How do you store yours?

Thanks for stopping in today!!  Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bahamas Mini Album

Today I have a mini album to share with you.  The first of three!  I had three vacation/trips I needed to scrapbook and I wasn't sure exactly how to tackle them.  The first set of photos I worked on were from last year's vacation and I had well over 100-200 photos.  After much research and deliberation, I decided on a Project Life 6x8 album and used page protectors for a snap album.  I bought three different styles of page protectors and mixed and matched them throughout the album.

I started by adding all my photos in first and then went back and added in journaling as needed.  This album only has embellishing on the cover page.  I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, so I would finish it :)

Here are a few photos.

Here's my cover page, with minimal embellishing :)  I used a plain 6x8 page protector for this, then on the back, I was able to stuff all of our maps and flyers we had collected.

I used several of these 4x4 page protectors throughout the album.  They have an adhesive strip along one side so you can add them anywhere.  LOVE them!

Now these page protectors were a little odd, but worked out great for journaling strips.

 Another odd one, but the little squares worked out good for bits and pieces of journaling.

And another 6x8 page protector, for those photos I just didn't want to cut up :)

What do you do for vacation photos?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

My first pocket letter! (that I made)

In my last post, I shared the first pocket letter that I had received, from my friend TRACY.  After I received hers in the mail, I started working on one to send back to her.  I felt like it took me forever! 

Here's an overall picture of the whole pocket letter.

Then a close up of the top row.

Close up of the middle row.  The middle pocket there, I included a letter on the backside.

And here is a peek at the backside of the top row.  I tried to include goodies on the backside or the front side.

Here's the letter, all wrapped up.  I had to add a bit of extra padding to the envelope with that pencil I sent :)

And here's a look at the bottom row. 

This was a lot of fun to make, once I figured out where I was going with it :)

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pocket letter from a friend.

Hey there!  So I guess it's been a long time, huh?  I have been doing a lot of things in my craft room.  I just haven't been taking pictures and posting on the blog.  I've been super lazy in that area.

I have three mini albums a card and a pocket letter to share with you though, in addition to today's post, and I'm happy to say photos have been taken and uploaded, so the hard part is done!

Today I want to share with you a pocket letter I received from my good friend Tracy.  She asked if I would want to exchange letters with her and I was so excited!  I had seen people all over Instagram doing these and thought they looked like so much fun.

So here are  pictures of the letter Tracy sent me :)

Here's how the pocket came, all wrapped up with a large doily and some twine.

And it fit perfectly in a business sized envelope.

Then when I opened it up, full size, this is what it looked liked.  She said she went with a birthday theme since it was sent around the time of my birthday.  She is so sweet :)  If you know Tracy or read her blog, you know she has this crazy attention to detail.  Look at that little tag in the lower right hand corner, the heart punch, the inking, stamping and twine, so cute!  Each little card is a mini work of art!
The back size of the letter included little treats; candy, labels, washi, tags and a handwritten letter from Tracy.  I loved all of it!

Here's a picture of all of the fun goodies Tracy sent me.  Such a fun exchange! 

Have you created a pocket letter yet?  I made one for Tracy too and I'll share pictures soon.  Hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Embossed thank you cards.

Happy Monday!  Sorry for the long absence here.  I've started a new instagram account just for my crafty projects and I've been posting more over there,  @fourthouseontheright

Today I wanted to share two cards I made for Abie's volleyball coaches.  I used the same colors, just flip flopped the backgrounds and then embossed the sentiment with black powder.  I always love how this looks :)

Hope you have a fabulous week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I'm working on.

Hello Wednesday :) Ever since I came back to my old job, the days have just been flying by! Best decision ever!

Today I wanted to share what I was working on. A few weeks ago, I cleaned up my craft room and found a bunch of unfinished albums and projects.  So I made a list and am slowly checking it off. Right now I'm working on our vacation album from last summer.  I decided to use an 8x8 album and divided page protectors,  which has become somewhat of a challenge for me since they are so small! 

I also wanted to show you guys these fun FELT doilies I picked up at Michael's!  Aren't they awesome!

What are you working on right now?