Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

I can't believe another year has gone by. This past year was memorable because of my back surgery, turning 40, and being a MemoryWorks Team Member. Memoryworks put out the call for the 2010 TeamWorks Team last month. I applied again and yesterday they announced the new team. And I'm one of them!!!:) This time I have 2 positions/job titles on the team. I am super excited and can't wait until next week when we get our info of what to expect for the coming year as a Team member. I can't wait to get started. But in the mean time, I am going to work on some projects using some of the christmas themed products from MemoryWorks and I still have to use my December MemoryWorks Express Kit. So that is what I am going to be doing this weekend.

Speaking of the MemoryWorks Express Kits, I never posted the projects I made from the October and November kits. I guess I will share them now. There are a lot of projects and photos for this kit, so I will share the Circle Album I made from the kit now and share the rest of the projects in my next post. I also will share the projects made from the November Express kit in another post as well.

This Circle Album is a first for me. One of the consultants had asked on the message board if anyone knew how to make or where to find instructions to make one of these albums. Of course, after seeing what the circle album looks like, I had to make one as well. I made it using the items that came in the October Express Kit.

"Happy Haunting Circle Album" by Sharon Hill
This is how it looks closed. This is the front and back.
Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #1Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #2

This is how it looks open (overhead/top view):
Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #3

And here are the inside panels/pages of the circle album.
Oct09MWE Kit Circle Album #4Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #5>Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #6Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #7Oct09 MWE Kit Circle Album #8

Of course the photos are of my baby. The last one is of one of my brother and sister-in-law's beagles. This Circle Album would make a great gift. Or even a neat card to give someone. It would be something they would cherish forever.

Happy Scrappin'! :)

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Another Christmas Gift

I hope everyone had a great christmas. My brother and sister-in-law loved their calendars. I made a mini album of Lucy, the newest member of the family, since I didn't have time to make a calendar of her. I gave my sister-in-law the squash book of Lucy. Now I know some of you are thinking, "squash book? what's that?" Well, here are some pics of the finished project.

"Lucy's Squash Book" by Sharon Hill
Front cover, back cover, and open book:
Lucy's Squash Book Front CoverLucy's Squash Book Back CoverLucy's Squash Book Open
Left side and right side of book:
Lucy's Squash Book Open Left SideLucy's Squash Book Open Right Side

With my other squash books I made of the other animals, I used rubber and clear stamped images on the inside flaps. With the time crunch of getting this together right before christmas, I went with some cute kitty stickers that look almost like stamped images. None of the products used for this project were from MemoryWorks, only of what I had in my "regular" scrapbooking stash.

As for me and christmas, I got what I wanted. Some scrapbooking products (stickers, mini album kit, embellishments), sizzix die, punches, templates, and the Tim Holtz Metal Case for the Distress Inks. I labeled the sides of my inkpads with what color they are so I can easily see what color ink they are without pulling them all out. The case is half full, so I guess I need to buy some more colors.;) The biggest surprise gift I got was a portable DVD player from my brother and sister-in-law. My other one wore out, so now I can go back to doing most of my scrapping in my scrap room instead of the living room spread out all over.

Thinking of gifts reminded me of my explosion box I made last year. I finally know how to make them. I took the class at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge last year. I haven't finished the one we started in class. I had went right to their booth after class to get some stickles and another plain explosion box. I made this one of Marvin, my "baby". So I thought I would share some pics of it as well. This would make a nice gift for christmas or birthday.

"Marvin's Explosion Box", by Sharon Hill
Marvin's Explosion BoxMarvin's Explosion Box OpenMarvin's Explosion Box Left Flap 1Marvin's Explosion Box Left Flap 2Marvin's Explosion Box Top Flap 1Marvin's Explosion Box Top Flap 2Marvin's Explosion Box Right Flap 1Marvin's Explosion Box Right Flap 2Marvin's Explosion Box Bottom Flap 1Marvin's Explosion Box Bottom Flap 2

Happy Scrappin'!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Gifts

Here we are. 4 days until Christmas. Wow! How time flies as you get older. I can't believe it is that time of year already. I am making 3 calendars for my brother and sister-in-law for christmas. Note the term "making". Yes the rush is on to finish them. I am almost done with them though. I will share a few pics of each calendar I am working on. I am making a calendar of each animal, 2 8x8 calendars (1 for each beagle) and a 6x6 for the cat. Now since I had started these a few months ago, they got a kitten now as well about 1 1/2 months ago. So since there is not enough time to put together a calendar of the kitten, I am going to make a mini pop-up/open album. I'll post pics of that later.

I am using mostly older scrapbooking supplies, holiday and pet related themed products. I also used some MemoryWorks products as well, mainly Rusty Pickle's Monthly Rub-Ons. The calendars are from Boxer Scrapbooks along with the month and days of the week stickers. 2 of the calendars also use number stickers from Boxer as well. The other calendar uses the numbers rub-ons from Rusty Pickle. I love those rub-ons!! They go on easy and there are a lot of rub-ons to each set. I used half of each set on all 3 calendars and have some rub-ons left over.

First up, Rudy's Calendar. He is the oldest member of the family and the first cat.
Rudy's Front CoverRudy's JanuaryRudy's OctoberRudy's NovemberRudy's December

Rudy was a kitten when he was adopted. Then a month or so later, he got little sister, Zoe who was only 8 weeks old. Here are some pages from Zoe's calendar.
Zoe's Front CoverZoe's JanuaryZoe's OctoberZoe's NovemberZoe's December

Everything was fine and dandy until Zoe grew bigger than Rudy. Poor Rudy! Then 1 year later, Molly was adopted at 8 weeks old. Rudy thought, oh great, another one!!
Here are some pages from Molly's Calendar.
Molly's Front CoverMolly's JanuaryMolly's OctoberMolly's NovemberMolly's December

Now that Lucy is in the family, Rudy is happy again (not at first though). He now has a playmate his size that don't slobber and bark.

Most of the pics in the calendars I took and some were what my brother emailed me. I told him I needed some holiday pics of the "kids" for something I was working on. I'll tell them about this post after christmas.

I need to make a calendar of Marvin, my cat. But for now, off to finish those calendars and the mini album of Lucy!:)

Happy Scrappin'!

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