Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to School!!!

So, school is back in session! I will be getting a lot more scrapping done. Well, I will after we get Susie's craft room done. I am somewhat of a pretty good organizer, so I am helping her move things around and sort. A lot of what is left is going to be on her, but I am a wonderful cheerleader! LOL

So, I haven't done a weekly sketch at Let's Scrap for a few weeks now. Between going on vacation and getting back to school stuff ready, just haven't had time. BUT I did this weeks sketch, and I did it up good. 
Here is the inspiration sketch
and here is what I did
I flipped the sketch around a bit so it would fit the pictures I wanted to use. With 4 kids, this was the perfect sketch. It is hard to tell by the picture, but for the crayons with their names, I used construction paper to make the labels and colored pencils to make the ends. I am very extra special super excited about my mini embellies I made.

The clear yellow ruler is made out of a piece of a plastic page divider and marked with a Sharpie. The folder is made from construction paper and the notebook loose leaf is plain white paper. I used colored pencils to make the blue and pink lines and a paper piercer to make the holes. The tiny pencil is a toothpick I colored with a yellow Zig marker. I used a silver gel pen to make the eraser holder and a pink marker for the eraser. Susie broke out her calligraphy set and used the tiniest tip to make the "2". The picture doesn't show it well, but it is very tiny and very perfect! I colored the sharpened tip with a pencil and I actually wrote with it LOL The little notebook was also a lot of fun to make. I cut the cover off of a full size notebook. I pierced the holes and wound thru it will Making Memories wire. I love mini's!! The background paper itself is just white card stock with Office Depot columnar paper randomly glued to it.

Another page that I have done in the last couple weeks is this one which is the month long challenge for August at Let's Scrap. Here is the link to the challenge

Here is my take on it
I have loved the SteamPunk look ever since the first time I saw it, and this is my first attempt. I am pretty proud of it. I got new goodies in Spokane, so I had to use them. The metal flowers are Graphic45, I got the new chain border punch that is EK, the blue rhinestones are new and of course the blue glitter card stock.  The keys were in my stash. The birdcage is actually a clip art I found online, put into my SCAL and cut with my Cricut onto copper vinyl. The picture on the bottom left has been questioned as to what was going on. I am actually upside down in the dumpster! When I trash a dress, I am literal and take it the whole way! I am really pleased with this and I actually submitted it to Creating Keepsakes reader gallery. I guess we will see.
That is it for now, dinner is almost done cookin'.

1 comment:

  1. Love both your layouts Mindi. The embellishments you made for the school one ROCK great job.



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