I think grandparents purposely give children presents that they would never of given their own kids!! You know, things like drum sets! My parents arrived after Romans birthday with a Science Experiment book. Yes, fun to look at! Not fun to clean up after. However, I must say some of the things we did were really interesting and fun! We stripped a raw egg of its shell, we changed the colors of pennies, we layered liquid and learned about density, some of us (not me) foamed at the mouth with baking soda! We even tried to suck an egg down into a bottle. That we were not successful at. Of course I lingered around while all these experiments occurred, I couldn't miss it!
Not long after playing with science, I had some really cool cards in my recent Project Life kit from Studio Calico. They matched my vision perfectly!
You can tell from this photo, just how much fun my boy was having. The flair from A Flair for Buttons, works perfectly.
Thanks for stopping in. Next project, exploding a bar of Ivory Soap in the microwave! I have a board on Pinterest, with just Science Experiments if you want to check it out!
Just kiddin! Actually, I'm kinda kidding. I am going to be out of commission at the end of the month for a while and have a list a thousand miles long to accomplish before then. I have been wanting to create something to contain my Christmas card pictures that I have received over the last few years. It has become such a popular thing, sending out photo cards and I just can not bring myself to throw any of them away. I do not keep the card cards but I do the photo cards. This project needs to be able to contain 2008-2013. I have very few from 08-09 but then they started flying in. Over at eclectic Paperie, there is an e Picks Challenge "do something with a Bag." I remember seeing someone create a mini album with a gift bag. So, down to the basement I go, digging through all my Christmas bags. I was looking for silver but don't have one. So, I found a shiny red that works perfectly.
I started by collecting papers that I wanted to use on the cover.
I cut my bag apart very carefully. If you look close, I removed the complete bottom of the bag and the sides. Leaving the larger part of the bag and the handles.
Feeling that my bag was too flimsy, I folded over the sides that were still attached to one side and added chipboard cut to size to the other. You can apply chip to both sides if you want.
I created a clump of papers, tag and my title.
Attached this to the front of my bag and threw it all in my sewing machine. I did this so that my title would not come off in the next few years from being handled. It also reinforces the whole front of my bag. Nothing is gonna fall off this baby!
The trickiest part is creating a template and punching all of your cards. I tried to arrange mine all in a certain order and by date. It was tough.
So people, in the future, add the date to your photo cards, makes it easier for people like me who don't want to throw them away!
It is my turn to post over at eclectic Paperie today and this is what I shared.....
In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving last year, my mom, my sister and I were together. It wasn't until last minute, when the sun had already gone down that we decide to capture a picture. With the wrong lens (cause the right one was 4 hrs way!) I had my friend snap a few. Even dark and dimly lit, you can tell that we were happy to be together. I thank God daily for blessing me with two of my best friends.
I created this layout with the amazingly beautiful Botanical Tea by Graphic 45. You can probably tell by now, that something like Graphic 45 most often intimidates me. This line, however, has got to be the best they have ever made. It is stunning. You have to see it to believe it. Of course it is for sale in the shop!!
You can see here where I added a little gelato with water to create a small pink watercolor effect. I also colored my Maya Road Butterfly with green gelato and water. The stamps that you cut from the paper, are just delicious, back with foam tape for embellishment.
I added a few leftover Fancy Pants Resin Flowers and metal trinkets from Farmhouse Paper Company that I had in my stash. A few drops of paint and my layout was complete.