Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inspired Blueprints sketch 66

Inspired Blueprints is having a design team call. Check out their blog for all the details if you are interested in becoming a DT member!

Here is IB sketch #66

Inspired Blueprints

and my cards...

thanks...using up some bits of sass from a Studio Calico kit.

studio calico,sass,quickutz

thinking of you today...using a super old piece of Papertrunk paper.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Inspired Blueprints sketch #65

Hope you are surviving the cold temperatures and wild weather. We had a day off school on Friday for 1 inch of snow...hey, I'm not going to argue! We are back up to normal with the sun shining and the temps in the 70s...gotta love Texas!

Here is the new sketch for Inspired Blueprints

Inspired Blueprints

and here are some cards I made

a precious baby boy: made for one of my students who gave birth last week

Inspired Blueprints

sweet: made for a dear friend who sent mags the most sweetest birthday package

Inspired Blueprints

Isn't it amazing how a little ribbon can really dress up a card?

I'm trying to use up a piece of paper a week that I have kept but never thought I would use...the cosmo airplane paper and the dear lizzy cherry heart paper both fit into that category and I am glad that I have found a use for them and that they are no longer in my stash! I am also working on using up that sheet of bg rubs!!

Hope you have some time to come and play with us this month!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the inside scoop

first let me correct the size of the books...they are 2.5 x 3.5...perfect wallet size photo size!
so to make the pages you would cut strips that are 2.5x 7 and fold them in half.
as promised, here are some pics from inside one of the little girl's mini she made at the party...this book belongs to mags' best friend and I wish I could have taken pics of all the books because they were so cute!

here is her cover, she added some bits and pieces to it:

front cover

the first page, see how the photo fits perfectly on one side:

page 1

page 2:

page 2

page 3:

page 3

page 4:

page 4

page 5:

page 5

page 6:

page 6

and the back cover:

back cover

and here are a few things I learned from it all:
1. everyone needs their own tape runner (thankfully I did this)
2. pre-cut as much as possible...I had made shapes and borders etc for them to use.
3. they love alpha stickers
4. put everything out on the table so they can dig through it...I did put some stuff on the table and had little bowls of things too...they hardly touched the stuff in the bowls, but used up tons of stuff that was on the table
4. you cannot have enough alpha stickers
5. an extra pair of hands to help glue is really helpful

this was a super fun party for all of us...and cheap too! I purchased the tape runners, some stickers, little bottles of glue and had the photos developed for under $20! all the other stuff was from my stash and it is nice to have it gone!