Jun 8, 2011

Quickie project

So Monday was my daughter Brooke's last day of 1st grade. I was wanting to do up a plastic tumbler & they had some really cute ones at my local Walmart, but those sold out really quick, so I had to settle for this version instead. It comes with the soft rubber grip, I just added her name above it with the Hello Kitty font & the flowers from the George cartridge below the grip. Tied on a decorative tuft of hot pink tulle around the straw. I put it in a gift bag I made a long time ago. Made a sweet little tag for that & called it good. I didn't get a photo of the bag, but here's the tumbler.

I'm still working on the mini albums, but decided to take a break for today, well just a little break. I managed to get a few things organized & put away. You can't tell it when you look at my room, but I know there's a few less pieces of patterned paper laying around underneath the other stuff. LOL!!

I think the hardest part of making the guy album is finding paper that goes with the color scheme already in my existing stash. You would think with the 1,000's of sheets of paper & cardstock I have that surely this would not be a problem, but it is. I have managed to mutilate many sheets & the tricky part of this project is that his school colors are dark red & metallic gold. I only have (3) 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of metallic gold paper. Talk about your precious metal!! I can't screw up any of that stuff! I. always. screw. up. something. Always...

I would show the pages I have done, which I'm only done up to half of his Junior year, but I keep going back & adding little things to the pages that are supposed to be done.

My son is the same age as the guy I'm making the album for and I asked my son if he thought the book was masculine enough, but he thought it was too foo-fooish. I explained to him that if it's because of the shiny gold, that was part of the kid's school colors, so I was trying to incorporate that into the pages, without going all out on that theme. I personally think the book is done in good taste. There isn't a single flower in the album - yet. I might add some for the prom stuff, but I need to decide if I want to do a prom page by itself or just include them with his other senior photos. I will say this book is already kinda heavy & it's only half done without the wire binding. This will be the first actual book I've made using my Bind It All. I have the original blue one, but I'm thinking that I might like to someday get the We R Memory Keepers binding system instead. I like the idea of seeing where I'm lining my pages up with the punches.

Now, for the non-crafting part. I thought I was battling allergies, but now I'm not so sure that's what my problem is. I feel a little better today & I seriously doubt that I would only have allergies for 2 days. If it was just a cold of some sort, I'd rather have it be that because allergies can go on for too long.

OK, this ended up much longer than I had anticipated. I think I nearly put myself to sleep. (*yawn*)

God Bless & have a great day!



Tracy said...

It seems no matter how much paper we have, we still need just the right one, lol.
I love the glass you made, so sweet.
As for the album being foo foo, well boys think everything is foo foo. But when they get older they will cherish these. If not, their wives will ;)

Charity said...

You're too funny Beth! I love the tumbler, can't wait to see the mini.
We don't get out until this coming Monday....can't wait!

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