Monday, January 28, 2013

Using Kraft

My Practical Scrappers challenge this week was to use Kraft, so I did!  

I used Kraft to make a frame, by mitering and inking the edges, I was able to give it a bit of a vintage look.  I also used Kraft to layer under the flower embellishment and to mat the pictures.  The background paper is My Mind's Eye.

These pictures are of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain.  I am working on a scrapbook of my best friend's trip to Europe with her mom so you may be seeing more layouts with a similar theme.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Luggage Tags

This week for Practical Scrappers I had to come up with a way to use tags.
Just after Christmas I was at a friend's house and she showed me the adorable Hello Kitty bags her girls had gotten from Santa.  The one drawback is that the bags are identical.  She mentioned that she wanted to get them each a luggage tag so they could tell them apart.  I offered my services and this is the result...

We had both agreed that a black and white photo would be cute on the tag but that they should be different in other ways.  Each tag started out as a plain chipboard tag.  I covered each in cardstock and then added ribbon embellishments. The ribbon I used was from my stash. Their names where then added in whimsical white letters.  I simply printed a small photo from my computer, matted Clare's in brown, and placed Sophie's onto a Kraft sticker. I then added a few gems for more girly flair.

I knew I didn't want the backs to be plain since you would be able to see both sides when the tags are attached to their bags.  I decided to add a quote about traveling because I hope these beautiful girls are able to see the world!  Sophie's says "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page".  Clare's reads "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list".

I finished each of the tags off by covering them with a coat of Mod Podge to make them more durable.  Unfortunately, the Mod Podge added a glare every time I tried to take a picture.  Next time I think I will take the picture before the Mod Podge.

I hope you like my tags, I hope the special little girls I am giving them to like them too....

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Coral, Craft, Navy, and White challenge

Sorry I haven't posted in a little while, I have been busy crafting Christmas Presents.  Now that Christmas has past and I am starting to get back into a regular routine, I will try to get my rear in gear again!

Today, I am up on Practical Scrappers with a challenge to do a layout using Coral, Navy, White and Kraft.  This is what I came up with...

I love this black and white picture of my little girl long ago and thought the coral print was the perfect background to bring out those chubby little legs!

Be sure to check back soon. Along with my regular Practical Scrapper posts, I am going to be starting a big project that I am pretty excited about and can't wait to start sharing with you...