Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I really have been crafting ....

Here are some things I have been working on:

An altered composition notebook using some of my new TAC stamps. I am going to have a few of these at a craft show I plan to do in October. I also made a matching beaded pen. I did these while I was on vacation and the pen is currently MIA, which is why its not shown. Hopefully I can find it!

I purchased some plain albums with the thought of embellishing them. I was so nervous, though, that it took some time for me to use them. They have been in my basement for months! I finally got brave and did a couple. The baby girl one was fun to do because I got to dig around and use some embellishments and paper that I was saving for God knows what ... I guess this :) Now, if I just knew someone having a girl soon. I think this will make its way to Etsy or the craft show, too.

On this linen album I wanted to try rub ons. I had read on SCS that they would work but, again, I was a little nervous. I think it turned out so cute. I am really pleased. I stamped the word FAMILY in stazon ink and it isn't as crisp an image as the rub ons, but I don't think it takes anything away from the album at all. I got these rub ons at an SU! garage sale so you may see more of these in the future.

And these cute little suckers I am SO EXCITED about :) They are coasters covered in last year's Halloween Designer Series paper, and embellished with binder clips to hold the pictures and stand the coaster up. Viola' the most adorable frame. I am in the process of making some of these for Christmas, too. The pictures is one of my favorites of Teagan right before he turned one. Does he not make the cutest monkey with a binkie you ever saw?? I am also using this as my entry into Shelli's SoShelli Creative Contest for October where her challenge was to create something for Halloween.
I hope to get some more stuff done soon. I have been trying to get caught up on cleaning and straightening after vacation so the basement has not been used much. I am itching to be creative, though, so maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for looking! G'night!


Sandy said...

Kimberly these are soooo cute. I especially love the little girl album.


Bridgett said...

I love those albums and awesome use of the TAC stamp. (wink) I think it is all fabulous but I really love the halloween set you did for the challenge. And what an adorable little monkey! By the way...you've been tagged by me! Go check out my blog to see.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects kimberly! I really love the coaster idea!! So cute! Good luck in the contest!

Jane Carroll said...

fab projects

love em

hugs jane x

Jenny said...

great work, especially love the coasters!

Jaime said...

Love the albums, they are a feat to get started on, but a hook line and sinker once you have one done. Love the little halloween frames too.