Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Big Thank You to Everyone

I just wanted to say, "Thank You" for making my wordbook series a success. You all have been so great to follow along and support my efforts and I just want you to know how much I appreciate it. I have not been feeling well today, but have everything ready to film the final video. I hope to feel better tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Monday and a Quick Update

Hey everyone, hope you have a Great Monday! I've received serveral emails and pm's asking about the final video in this series. I hope to film it this afternoon and get it uploaded for you by tonight. Gotta make the doughnuts this morning (Lorrie, that's for you, LOL). I had kids home all weekend so there was no use in trying to do a video. :) Thanks for your patience! It will be posted soon. Have a Great day!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Let's Make A Shape Album - Video 5 Part 1

Let's layer our albums.A FYI, for future reference.....it has been brought to my attention you can use the hide contour feature to hide the cuts and tick marks on the castle and the jack-o-lantern since we could not use the blackout feature (watch the video and you will understand). I thought hide contour was for a cut with multiple images and did not realize it could be used to hide things on the primary image. Sorry for the confusion and hope this information helps you on your next project. No worries for those making an album as we go...they will be Adorable!!!

Let's Make A Shape Album - Video 5 Part 2

All about layering our books.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let's Make A Shape Album - Video 4

Finally it's time to bind the book!!!! Yes, I make a big mistake and lose it, but only for a minute. :)

Let's Make A Shape Album - Video 3

Today we are cutting out our decorative cardstock for the pages and adhering them to our chipboard. We're getting there! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Let's Make A Shape Album Video 1 Part 1

A step by step video on making a shape album or wordbook. This is a Halloween themed book, but you can easily change the images to a theme of your choice. Be sure to watch part 2. Thanks for watching!

Let's Make A Shape Album Video 1 Part 2

Part two of the first video in Let's Make A Shape Album series. Stay tuned for the next video where we will learn how to do layers and cut out our album.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Design Studio & Wordbook Basics - Part 1

I had to break this video into 2 segments. I apologize for the abrupt ending on part 1 and the abrupt beginning on part 2.....still learning. :)

Design Studio & Wordbook Basics - Part 2

Sorry there is no intro. to this video. It just takes off and repeats a few seconds of the end of part 1.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My First Video Tutorial - Meander Book

Ok, here it goes, LOL! I'm working my way up to doing more detailed videos. I've got to move faster so I can get more in. I've got a lot of improving to do. Just takes practice, I guess. Let me know what you think.

Meander Books

These would make great stocking stuffers or fillers
for gift baskets. If you have a daughter like mine,
there are always lots of friends to get gifts for at
Christmas....this would be perfect and very inexpensive.
Just decorate accordingly.

I will have a video tutorial posted soon showing how to make these books.
I am uploading the video now, but it's taking Forever!! :) In the meantime
here are a few photos from my Christmas and fall books.

Pull out tag for journaling

Fall book pictures

Picture and journaling of our annual fall trip
to Branson.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Video Introduction

Ok, here it is.... My first video! Thanks to Robyn aka MyPinkStamper, I now have my video posted directly on my blog....Thank you Robyn! This is my very first video, ever and I've got a lot of work to do. I would Love to know what you think as long as you're not too harsh, LOL. :) TFL!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I've Got A Surprise!!!!

My husband bought a Flip for me today. Now I can try my hand at making video tutorials for you. It's going to take some practice and I'll probably be rough, at best! Regardless, I hope to bring to life the process of making a wordbook or shape album. Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's Time for a Blog Update

According to my husband, anyway! :) He informed me my blog background just looked "BLAH"!!! Gotta Love his honesty! ;) I have decided I agree and am going to make some changes. Just wanted to warn you....if you stop by and things just don't look right or match up like they should.......I'm working on it. Not exactly sure what I'm going to do and may have to try several layouts before I get it like I want....we'll see.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin' Chipboard Album

Perfect for all your fall and pumpkin patch
pictures. I had so much fun designing this
album.....maybe because I Love fall!

Cartridges used.....GBS, CU, DC, SYI, MW,
PDDU, Pooh and Friends. Please note some
of the cuts I added to the pages as embellishments
are not part of the .cut file.
You can click on pictures to enlarge. :)

Lots of dimension to this book.

I Love my little JD tractor.... :)

Sign is from P&F cartridge and is not on the .cut file.
I did make one big mistake on this book.......I did not
get my holes lined up correctly when punching out
for the binding.....Ugh, Ugh! Just don't look at that
part, LOL. ;)

I made the pumpkin wagon in DS with the help
of three different cartridges.

This page has a removeable tag.

I added a couple of extra pages. Note there is
nothing welded to the side so you can leave them
out if you like.

I Love this white cardstock with the red swirls.
It gives me the feeling of a breezy day....perfect for
fall. I also like the aged, shabby look of it.

I really like how the barn turned out.

Pumpkin is a dollar stamp from M's.

I Love this sun from Doodlecharms. I use it
all the time.....it's just so Cute and Fun! Ok,
.cut file gave the scarecrow shoes, but when making
the book I decided to add "straw" for the feet. Adjust
file accordingly. He doesn't line up perfect, but I'm ok
with it.

Lots of room for pictures and journaling.

Background of photo mat is stamped with Versa Mark
using the Autumn Blessings stamp. May not show up
in the picture.