Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tropical Travelogue Large Wallet Mini Album

It's Summer Lovin' time at My Sheri Crafts!  With the temperature being in the high 100s here where I'm at, I might as well stay indoors and make something that I love.  I ended up making a mini album using Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue paper pack. I watched a video tutorial by amberdaze and made my own version.  Here are the measurements for the cardstock/designer paper:
1.) For the base, cut paper at 6 1/4"x 5 3/4"
Score lengthwise at 3/4" and 1 1/4"
2.) For the sides, cut paper at 6 1/4"x 6 1/2"-- cut two pieces
Score lengthwise at 3/4" and 1 1/4"
3.) For the inner pieces, cut paper at 6 1/4"x 6 1/2"-- cut two pieces
Score lengthwise at 3/4" and 1"
4.) Inner flap (I used it as an outer flap instead), cut paper at 6 1/4" x 12"
Score at 6 1/4" and 6 3/4"
Watch her video on how to assemble the paper to make the wallet mini album. :-)

In addition to the paper pa, I used sinamay (the mesh material from the Philippines), Tim Holtz tissue tape, abaca (a hemp from the Philippines) rope and Stickles.  I also added some images from Graphic 45's On The Boardwalk paper pack for the front two covers.  The edges were inked using CatsEye ink in brown.   The cardstock that I used is from Bazzill.  The flowers are from Prima, and I created the centers using Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  The pearl flourish is from ZVA creative. 

Check out the related video coming up. :-)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Black And White... and A Pop Of Color!

Our theme for this week at My Sheri Crafts is Wedding/Anniversary with the added challenge of utilizing black and white with a pop of color.  I was working during our wedding anniversary, so I decided to make a belated anniversary card for my wonderful, loving and supportive enabler of a hubby.  The added challenge for me was to keep it simple and I do have a hard time with simple.  In the end, my card still ended up just a tiny bit frou-frou. lol!  Hubby loved it, frou-frou and all, since it reminded him of the frou-frou girl that he fell in love with 10 years ago.

I used a damask print paper from DCWV, and speaking of "simple", I went with stickers from Basic Grey's Capella paper stack.   It had the perfect gray tones that went with the faded grayish flock in the damask pattern of the background paper.  I inked the edges with Cat's Eye Ink.  The crinkle ribbon is from my stash, and the metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz.  The rose is from Prima and the pearl is from Recollections.

Now, for the most awaited part...the winner of last challenge's blog candy!  The lucky number is... 143... janambailey!   Please email me at peach.iris@yahoo.com with your contact information. 

Here's how I chose the winner.  Each follower is assigned a number, e.g. 1 for the first follower listed, then so forth, moving from left to right on the members list.  A number is also assigned to whoever comments on the blog post.  I typed the total numbers at random.org to pick the winner. :-)