February 28, 2014

Baby's First Year Mini!

I picked up Echo Parks Bundle of Joy and a Project Life Album to put together a little baby book for my DD to keep a record of my newest little granddaughter' First Year.

I loved the size of this 6x8 album and the colour of course, plus it had the perfect amount of pages to capture a years worth of Baby's Firsts!

Oh and the Bundle of Joy kit was just so adorable, lots of sweet patterns and too cute embellishments. 

I added a couple of extra embellishments of my own like ribbons and lace, with a few punched shapes.

I really do love pocket albums... so easy to put together, dress them up or keep them simple the choice is yours.

Have a great day!

February 27, 2014

Chalk rubbed embossing!

February is a BIG birthday month for me... not only do I celebrate my birthday but also my DIL and a niece and my dad. 
As always trying to come up with something for a male card is bit of a task.  While I was busy looking for ideas, I came across Tim Holz blog post for February's 12 Tags of 2014.  One of Tim's techniques for this month's tag was to emboss a stamped image then rub chalk over the top...LOVE!
This was my take on the technique...
As soon as I read Tim's post I just knew I had to use this stamp - The Traveller...

Loved how it turned out with the chalk rubbed over the embossed stamping.

The journal ticket I had to make as I don't have any of these... SAY WHAT!!! Tim used this in the January 12 Tags of 2014, another brilliant tag I will have to try at some stage.  
Aaaaad... I finally got to play with a stencil, this one is Tim Holtz - Clockwork. The inked part of the image is meant to be embossed but guess who ran out of clear embossing powder...hahahaha! Nothing like being organised and prepared, right *wink*

Have a great day!