Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another Coptic Stitched Journal...

If you were looking for the red, white, and blue blog hop click here.

I finished another coptic stitched journal tonight. I think I may be getting a wee bit obsessed with coptic stitching. This time I covered the binding with felt so the stitches don't show on the sides. Here's the cover:

I used a brown paper bag for parts of the journal. I crinkled it and then smoothed it back out before attaching it to the covers. The covers are made by tearing the cardboard backing off a stack of patterned paper and covering with the bag, paper scraps, and some felt. Here are some shots of the inside:

I wanted this journal to have tons and tons of little pockets for stashing junk. For some reason I seem to accumulate a lot of junk that requires stashing.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers! :) You should have arrived here from Jordan's blog. If not, you might want to go back to the beginning at Amanda's blog.  For this hop, we all created a new project with a red, white, and blue theme. I did not go with a patriotic theme, but I did go red, white, and blue. Here's my project:
I created a coptic stitched notebook. If you've never done coptic stitching, it's really not that difficult to get the hang of. I learned by watching a youtube video and am now hooked. I started out with these cheap-o folders from the Dollar Tree:
I trimmed them down to size, covered them with pretty paper, inserted some printer paper to make my signatures, and stitched away. The folders were actually quite cute to be cheapies and I probably could have used them without covering them..... but that would just make entirely too much sense. lol

Thanks for stopping by for the hop! Your next stop will be Lorri's blog. Here's the order of the hop in case you get lost:

Stop by again some time! :) 

Child's Play Challenge Entry

I decided to play along over at Child's Play. One of the June Challenges was to do a page based on the theme "Where the Wild Things Are". That has always been a favorite read aloud at our house. I had this picture of my boy in the river and decided it fit the theme, since he goes completely nuts in the water. Here's my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ScrapFit Polaroid Challenge and CSI Case File 24

I decided to dive in and complete my first challenge at ScrapFit. The challenge was to use Polaroid photos. I haven't seen my Polaroid camera in, oh, say, 20 years or so. Thus I decided to make my own Polaroid-ish photos. Here's my layout:

I have been seeing layouts lately with brick or chicken wire designs. I'm thinking they're stamps or masks maybe. I love the look and decided to doodle my brick/rock/whatever they are designs in the corners (that's the scientific name, of course). I enjoyed this challenge!

My next layout is for the CSI challenge. I am finding myself quickly getting addicted to these challenges. Here's my layout:
Did you ever finish a layout and decide that you don't know if you love it or hate it? That's this poor little layout for me. I cannot for the life of me decide if it's super cute and abstract-ish or super weird and pitiful-ish. I got tired of debating about it and just uploaded the rotten thing already. lol. The half star thing is hand drawn and painted, by the way. I learned how to do that in Geometry class approximately 127 years ago. Unfortunately, it's the only knowledge I retained from that class.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Frosted Designs Challenge

I completed this layout for the Frosted Designs challenge to use stitching. I stitched the title (which I'm not entirely thrilled with, by the way), and the circles.

Thanks for the challenge!

Monday, June 11, 2012


A quick layout to share...

I completed this layout for the homecoming challenge at Scrap Our Stash

This very precious picture is of my great-great-grandparents. They were married for something like 70 years when they passed away, both within a week or two of each other. I wish so much that I had been born a little earlier so I could have met them, they sound like they were truly exceptional people. Here's the page:

I am very proud to say that I finally combined my other addiction (crochet) with scrapbooking. Crochet is my lazy day habit, since I can do it while laying in the recliner. lol. I crocheted a simple frame for the picture and added the other details. I know I could never do that picture justice, but I'm still tickled with the way it turned out.

This layout was also supposed to be for the CSI challenge last week, but I simply ran out of time to finish it. We went on a vacation (which turned out to be a terrible disaster), and by the time we got back I had missed the deadline. Oh well! I love the color combination anyway. Thanks for stopping by!