Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We're Off to See the Wizard Feb 16th

We're Off to See the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz to hopefully get the Tin Man a heart, the Lion courage, and the Scarecrow a brain! But there's the poppy fields to beware of as you could get very sleepy! The Wicked Witch but we know she's afraid of water. The flying monkeys . . . just totally freaky looking!!!! You're probably still dizzy from the spinning whirling twirling house and watching all those things passing by like a nightmare expecially that Miss Gulch on her bicycle! Poor Toto hiding in the basket, but can you blame him? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain as he knows not what he speaks! And then there are the delightful munchkins that sing 3 octives highly than humanly possible. I almost forgot the good witch Glinda - how could I forget her --- she was just too sugary sweet to my standards but as a Good Witch goes, she was the best, but why didn't she just tell Dorothy she had the power to return all along and wait until the end - geesh!And then only bad witches are ugly --- come on now! It’s the Merry Old Land of Oz! I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore Toto. . . .

We're paying homage to the Wizard of Oz today with our blog hop! So, grab your beverage of choice and those ruby red slippers of yours, click them twice and repeat after me - "there's no place like home, there's no place like home"!

We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from - Jamie. If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, we don't want you to miss a single story of the travels of our "characters" from start to finish and would love for you to begin at the beginning of our hop - Lynne

I chose to make a configuration box. My BFF, Gina, and I get together on Tuesdays. We call ourselves "Tuesday People or TP" from the movie "Tuesdays with Morrie." We all enjoy pizza on that day. On Tuesdays we have decided to work on configuration boxes, well that's our passion right now. We just finished the WOO one and now are making an Alice in Wonderland one.  

The paper that is used in this box is Graphic 45. It is one of my favorite paper companies. Some of the images are cut from the paper, while others are done with stamps.  After  the box was done we taped the edges using various tapes, added some bling, and then added Tim Holtz feet, so it can proudly sit on the shelf.





As every good story, it has a beginning and a happily ever after - Dorothy went home and all was well with the world and Dorothy told Auntie Em - there's no place like home!!!!!! AWWWW how sweet! Hope you enjoyed my project and I must send you along your way to - Janet S and a place beyond the rainbow -

I do love to receive comments though,

Over the Rainbow, till we meet again.

Monday, February 13, 2012

CallyAnn's Mini Valentine Album Swap Feb. 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones. Thank you so much for joining us today in this Valentine Mini Album Hop/Swap! You are gonna love all the beautiful mini albums that have been created! We all made a mini and then sent it to another person in the hop!

Please sit back and enjoy!

If you came from Beckie’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you came here on your own, then I am happy to have you, but make sure that you don’t miss a thing. CallyAnn is your first stop, so make sure to start there to see all the mini albums.

Oh I almost forgot! CallyAnn has Blog Candy! All you have to do is comment on all the blogs.  She has a Stampin Up! Stamp Set and 4 yards of Twine.

Now onto my project. I made an envelope mini that is bound. I love this type of mini. I used 6x9 envelopes and cut them at 7" long at the open end. The binding is shown in the last picture. The front and back is one envelope each, but the middle pages are back to back envelopes then covered with a 6x12 piece of paper. It folds at the end of the envelope at 7",so it leaves a flap that is folded in. I then put another decorative piece of paper on, since I was using thin one sided paper for this part. This leaves an opening, as you can see below with the red scalloped edged paper with the tabs. I didn't use anything more than card stock, so that pictures can be added to these sheets on both sides and then slipped back in.  On some pages I added tags for journaling, putting them on brads that swivel, so a picture can be added below it.  The trims are K&Company. I made tags for each page out of paint chip samples that I picked up in every color of red, pink and purple at the hardware store, then added decorative paper, punched the corners and added a piece of ribbon and brad. These can be used as journal tags and spots for pictures. This mini offers so much space for pictures, in a compact album. 

I did the binding by watching a you-tube video. Very simple, by using a stiff cards stock or a manilla folder. It is very easy to make, but it is much easier watching a video on it to understand how the pieces are glued together. When I have more time I am going to do a tutorial video.  I just didn't have time to do it on here. 

I apologize for all of the pictures, but I wanted to make sure you got to see all of the pages.  There are 5 pages in the middle back to back, then the front and back, making 12 tabs for inside pullouts.  I also made 3 little minis that close with ribbon. I took a picce of 3x12 and folded it in 1/2 then in 1/2 again to make the mini, glued it on top of the ribbon and added a Valentine bling. I loved making this mini and can't wait to make others.

Next head over to my kind friend Colleen, who will be receiving my mini.