This is the scrapbook challenge sketch over at TGF this week. I used it to scrapbook my son's "graduation" from preschool. The school called it an "Aloha Party" but my son couldn't participate cause we were going on our trip the same morning as the party. I was hoping his teacher could change the date of the party but she didn't so I was a little sad that he'd be missing kind of a milestone event. Well, he didn't seem to mind too much because we were going to Disneyland after all and his friends still gave him leis and small gifts on his last day.
This turned out kind of wild for me. I was inspired by not just the layout but also this DP that had an apple tree and the alphabet on it. I would've used it for this layout but the tree was too big so I thought I'd make my own and then I thought of that book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with the coconut tree (my son really likes the book too). So that's why I made another coconut tree with die cut letters climbing up the tree. The big arrow and the bracket are stamps from TGF's Spotlight Kit.
The leaves are PTI felt just handcut. The black letters (on acetate) and grass are rub ons that I bought from Peachy Cheap. I made the trunk of the tree by stamping the lines (that remind of washi tape) from TGF's Spotlight Kit repeatedly on the brown paper and then handcut the trunk out.
I used TGF's Grad Ian and put a little lei on him. Cute, huh? I glued on each confetti flower so good thing I didn't need a lot. I liked that this was a digital stamp so I could reduce the size a little. The date is also rub ons. The kraft cardstock is a die cut from Quickutz that I got from Die Cuts r Us when they were having a really great sale. The die is supposed to fold into a mini album. It's so cute!
Thanks for reading. Hope you're enjoying the summer!
Hello! I have more tags to share today. I kept these simple too to be used on most any occasion. They have no sentiments on them. I used MFT's cute Birdie Brown Bitty Bears stamp set. These were on my wish list for a while and I kept going back and forth about purchasing them especially because I wanted the dies to cut them out too and those were very expensive! Geez, remember the old days when we used to fussy cut everything out by hand? This is the next 6 tags. There's also a cute bear with a Santa hat that I didn't include in the photos. This was a pretty quick project since I kept the bears white! Not much coloring on these tags but they are still cute and colorful. I thought I was going to be doing more stamping but I've actually gone on to crochet more! I've made 3 more crochet projects that I'll share soon. Sometimes I do get the urge to color something but these days it's so much easier to pick up some yarn and my hook and crochet
Hi! I think after this post I may need a little nap! My right shoulder is actually feeling worn out from all the typing and photo editing I've been doing lately. And this cooler weather is making me drowsy. It's getting cold here already! I made a bunch of these coffee shaped cards using a die from Honey Bee Stamps . It's a cute coffee set but the die is extra long so it would probably help to have a longer platform to diecut. I just have the standard sized one so I would pass it through once in my Big Shot and then rotate the cardstock and die carefully to cut the other end. Manageable but the longer platform would be more convenient! I embossed the front of the card with some pretty snowflakes. I think this is a Sizzix embossing folder. And then stamped the coffee sleeve with some Lawn Fawn stamps. This is the inside. The gift card slot does not come with this coffee cup die set. I cut that opening with one of the dies from MFT's gift card dies.
Hi! I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences. It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts. I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one. It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch. The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE . Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card. I added this fun card that I stamped. You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card. The gift card reaches under his nose. This is how the little opening of the pouch looks. I hope I can make more of these little guys. These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as