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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

gift giving: a scrapbook layout for Laura

Hi everyone:

At this time I'd like to share this two pages layout I made recently as a gift for Susan, one of the brazilian mommies I met last year. The layout title "bebe Laura" (bebe=baby)which is the name of her baby girl born in February.

I wanted to use a subtle combo of colors for this layout. And I liked the outcome of it.
The right page of the layout has few matted spots where features messages from four of the mommies of the Mamaes Brasil group. I found this such a wonderful way to spread the love and welcome the arrival of a new baby.

This layout has no predetermined blocks for photos so this means there are many ways to size and to hold the pictures. It could be a big 5"x 7" or 6"x 6", few traditional 4"x 6" or multiple 3"x 3". Or anything in between.

papers: CTMH; flowers: Prima, CTMH; brads:CTMH; stamp and ink:CTMH; kraft border: CTMH; Liquid Glass (CTMH); ribbon(misc.).

Sending sunshines,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Aula de Scrapbook - "Mamaes Brasil" group

Today I'm sharing the project that was designed to be taught last week in a group setting of Bay area's brazilian mommies I met back in last December.

This 6" x 6" accordion style mini album is fun and easy to make - the student can get it done within 1:30 to 2 hours and the kit each person receives allows lots of leftover supplies to take home(brads, stickers, metal embellishments, ribbons, etc) so to work with other projects as desired.

The best of all is they can go home with a finished project - ready to use

Supplies: all materials from CTMH


Below are some of the class notes I had (traslated in Brazilian Portuguese):


1. Os papeis estampados ou “patterned papers”( B&T= background and texture) sao de estilo dupla face que te permite variar cores mantendo o mesmo padrao de design. Voce pode copiar o meu modelo ou trocar de cor, se preferir.

2. Os tipos de cola que usei neste projeto sao: glue dots(para “metal “tag”), glue tape(tipo runner – para papeis em geral), sticky ou tacky tape( cola forte para fita de tecido”ribbon”). Para as fotos, voce podera usar cola tipo tab, square ou tape, desde que seja “ acid-free” ou “archival-free”. Veja sempre a embalagem antes de comprar.

3. Recomendo o uso de perfurador ou “paper piercer” para colocar os brads, assim evita "amassar" o papel. Eu prefiro usar paper piercer pois este tambem ajuda a abrir e fechar os hastes dos brads.

4. E’ mais facil montar a pagina com todas as partes e depois aderir a folha do album. Assim evita extra manuseios que podem “judiar” do album.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

my new [polka dots plant] pinkies - Spring Soft colors

After many years loving shades of blue and black, I'm definitely back to my valueble pinkies.
From my storage bins to ribbons, pinks are so present in my little craft space right now.
And these are the newest additions to my corner of creativity.
Love the fine and intricate details of the leaves and of course, its colors. SO pink.

Are you ready for the Spring too?


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ABC Scripture [F], colors and SSS challenge

Good afternoon...

It's quite a rainy day and seems like we're going to have a couple days with rain...
Well, glad I'm pretty much busy "indoors" creating and working and finishing with some of the latest projects - for the classes and gifts that I promised to some friends and relatives.
That's quite a few though. About 7 different themed projects(2 are "year-long" type of project/assignment) .

It has been a while and I'm happy to be"catching up" again.

It's focused on Bible Verses - 2 Kings 17:38 and Prov. 3:1) while using the colors of TCR#49. The final result is this oh-so feminine look page carrying these great words that reminds me to not FORGET about what God has for me...

The Bible Verses here are:

"Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods."
(2 Kings 17:38)

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart..."
(Proverbs 3:1)

paper: CTMH, Basic Grey; button, stamp and ink: CTMH; alpha and circle chipboard: Making Memories, Darice; lacey doily: Wilton; brad and rhinestone: Recollections; accent fabric flower: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart; marker: ZIG Millennium; felt bird and big satin flower(misc.)

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