Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bottlecap swap!

So I am in a bottle cap swap and I am addicted now. Michael's clearanced out their bottlecaps and so I had to buy it all out. They have silver, black, pink and teal. And from what I have found in stores and online, they are the only ones that have them completely covered in color. There's etsy stores that have colored ones but they say they are silver on the inside. Plus these have holes already, major plus for me because I'm scared to put a big bite to them.

I decided to do 2 groups: designer's choice and graphic 45.

Here is my designer's choice. I decided to do cameo of ladies and a butterfly from Teresa Collins Posh. I didn't think these girls were "vintage" enough but they have a great girly paris nostaglia to them.
And my 2nd group was Graphic 45 and I decided to use their newest collection, ABC Primer. I bugged my local scrapbook store for this collection. Turns out they aren't going to carry the paper pads so I was left to buying individual papers.

My first decision was to use le' romantique but decided to just do one bottle cap. Hence the A is for apples, B is for butterfly and C is for cat. I also made them more personal so each card has their own initial at the bottom. I made felt flowers with these using Tim Holtz tattered florals sizzix die.

If you have any questions on how I made these, don't hesitate to ask!
Hello again!
I know this blog is taking awhile and I don't go on that much but please bare with me, I'm trying to get use to using the internet and really having the free time to work on my crafts and go online. But I have been crafting like a mad woman, finished this album in a day. My daughter Alex started school this past Tuesday and she was super excited and of course, I was excited too but also happy sad that she's growing up so fast. We let her ride the bus in the morning and crazy paparrazzi parents we are, followed the bus and watched her get out. She was so stoked to see us waiting for her, she's like "what are you guys doing here?". And she was even more excited to find it there's another day of school and another and another. I'm waiting for it to get old, lol.

So here is the mini gatefold album I created for her. I used Simple Stories line, Elementary, graphic 45's ABC Primer and a little bit of Reminisce simple math paper. And of course, cardstock from Recollections. The binding is a 1 inch white wire using using Bind It All machine. The tags were created using Cricut's Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I may have altered the sizing because I used my gypsy for them. The other cuts were actually given to me by a another Cricut member, noradickey (thank you so much!!) and they were from the Recess lite and Hello Kitty greetings. The black words I welded using the gypsy and the font was from Zoo Day. This cartridge is growing on me, I love how childlike the font is and when you weld them together, it's pretty adorable. The chipboard was actually given to me from another cricut mb and I think it's from a company called Punky Sprouts but I could be wrong.
Some of the products I used was Tim Holtz crackle paint in Fired Brick, TH game spinner, TH notebook embossing folder, TH distress ink pads in walnut stain and vintage photo, echo park letter stickers and Recollections and Sandlion Owl stickers, random buttons, EK success binding edge punch, baker's twine. I am sure I am forgetting some things but if you have any questions, feel free to ask me!

The only pictures I got to put in it was her doctor's appt to get her physical and shots for kindergarten. Oh man, she kinda knew they were coming but I called it "vaccines".