Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cantina Be Happy Journal

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Welcome to the Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop! To return to the start of the hop here.  From the moment I saw the sneak peak I wanted to pair the Cantina Collection with this art work by my 10 year old son.  He had this hung in the local art museum during Youth Art Month.


I've paired this art work with the National Parks Explorer Journal and Explorer Journal 2.0. I used the kit and just changing out the papers for ones in the Cantina Collection. You'll see mine is a hybrid with the original binding and the larger 2.0 pages. 

Be Happy Make Art Journal

To make the word Happy stand out I cut it out and raised it with foam adhesive. The rest of the title was made from the Cantina Digital Kit alphas that were recolored.   

Raised Happy Title

On the first page I documented the local art museum exhibit and its star artist. 

First Page

Inside I added Cantina cut aparts to make locations for mats and tags. I've included heavy mixed media paper and 4 x 6 mats for the pockets. I plan to use this as an art journal.

Top view of all the colorful pages

Typical Page 1 - Cut Apart Strip used as a Belly band

Typical Page 2 - Cut Apart glued in an "L" shape to hold a photo mat

Typical Page 3 - Printed paper mats on Paper Bags

Typical Page 4 - Manila Tags in short Paper Bag Pockets

Than you for reading and comments. Your next stop is with the talented Lisa at Rockin Paper Scissors and Glue and the beginning of the hop is here.

Happy Crafting,
 Debby H

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Birds, Dogs, and Cats - All with Laura Denison's 2014's Turn the Page Source Book

Laura Denison has a wonderful resource for album makers called the 2014 Turn the Page (TTP) Source book. It contains a phenomenal set of 12 page styles, 4 cover styles, 8 binding systems, along with additional cascading, paper bag, and envelope style pages. She just released the 2015 TTP with even more pages and binding styles. 

I made the Two Birds Album below using Laura’s Old World Charm kit for the 2014 TTP that was loaded with three types of designer patterned paper, stickers, tags & pockets, colored cardstock, flowers, yarn, ribbon, and chipboard for the cover.  Each TTP page is named after a city and this album contains six unique pages: Paris, Boston, Seattle, London, Sydney, and New York.

Page 1 - Paris Front

Page 1- Paris Front Open

Page 1 - Paris Back and Page 2 - Boston Front

Page 1- Paris Back and Page 2 - Sea Front Open

Page 2 - Boston Back and Page 3 - Seattle Front

Page 2 - Boston Back and Page 3 - Seattle Front Open

Page 3 - Seattle Back and Page 4- London Front

Page 3 - Seattle Back and Page 4 - London Front Open

Page 4 - London Back and Page 5- Sydney Front

Page 4 - London Back and Page 5 - Sydney Front Open

Page 5 - Sydney Back and Page 6 - New York Front

Page 5 - Sydney Back and Page 6 - New York Front Open

Page 6 - New York Back

The next album is made with Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs paper collection for a friend that just graduated from Vet School. The album features a bi-fold opening with three pages and a cascade page on the back inside cover.  Again this uses 2014 TTP pages: Anchorage, Sydney, Chicago, and Snoqualmie Falls (Cascade). To enclose the vet album I made a Vet Office using Laura Denison’s Maple Street Tea Shop pattern.

Vet Album Cover

Top View Album - Bi-fold Opening 

Front Cover Pocket and Page 1 Anchorage Front

Left Anchorage Back, Middle Sydney Front, Right Chicago Back 

Left Sydney Back and Right Chicago Cascade

Vet Office

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,

The Volvo Garage

This Volvo Garage was made to hold a model of my husband’s 1960 Volvo. Below is the PV544 Volvo he is restoring.  It is the same one this parents owned his whole life.

Our Full Size PV544 Volvo

I started with a kit from Laura Denison for her Maple Street Gas Station and Theater pattern. Laura's kit featured Kaisercraft's Garage Days paper collection. To that I added a model of the PV544 Volvo. I was lucky that the model scale was just right for the pattern.  I modified the roof line and moved out the gas pump to create a decking for the model. 

The Paper Model of the Volvo Garage

Side View Volvo Garage

Gas Pump and Door Detail

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sports Shop, Auburn Style

This is a special project I made for my youngest son, a big Auburn football fan.  I started with Laura Denison’s Maple Street Pet and Sports Shop pattern and Graphic 45’s Good Old Sport paper collection. To that I added Auburn collegiate stickers, and my son’s figures.  I adapted the pattern from two window with a center door to allow for a large front window that would hold both the football player and the mascot tiger.  The tiger is really a cat figure with blue line tape to make tiger stripes.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,