Friday, June 4, 2010

Got a bee in my bonnet

Well, I decided this week that I really should give my dad his birthday scrapbook. He turned 80 last June, and his 81st birthday is right around the corner. (No one said I was fast.) I am on a mission to finish (start!) this scrapbook and give it to him for his Big Day. I told my daughter that I had a "bee in my bonnet" to finish this scrapbook. I think she thought I was nuts.

I'd bought a 9x9 album for him last year - and my dad gave me a disk with all the pictures from my cousins (ages ago). I would have loved to do a Studio J (CTMH digital scrapbook), but they wanted the 9x9 size album.

I had lots of fun making the scrapbook. I decided to use the Moon Doggie paper, because my dad was wearing a kind of Hawaiian shirt at his party. I thought they would go nicely together. I wanted to show you a few things that I did to make the pages interesting and easy.

1. I used 9x9 Simply Snapshots for some of the pages. (Moon Doggie, includes 12 pre-printed pages, X8534, with a new lower price of $6.95). You just stick your 4x6 pictures in the spaces on the page. Very easy!

2. To make this page a little more interesting, I stamped some greenery in a Garden Green Ink and attached a flower made with punched out flowers. (LOVE this technique.) You punch 4 flowers using coordinating paper (it's nice that our paper is two-sided), scrunch them up in your hand, open them up carefully and use a Filigree Charm (Z1269, $3.95 for a pack of 8) brad as a center. (I used the Piercing Tool (Z1114, $5.95) to pre-pierce the flower centers.) I LOVE how easy and beautiful this technique is. We also used it on the Memory Keeper Box.

You then just use the flower like any other flower! I like that it's relatively flat and it's very interesting looking on the page. (I tried not to use too many flowers...they're not very manly, are they?)

More fun tomorrow!


Christine Adams

The flowers are very elegant! They look great!! Besides, bees are attracted to flowers and you've got to keep that BEE in your bonnet! :o)

Lisa Sargent

I gave my dad his bday scrapbook yesterday. I'm not sure he liked it that much, but I know my mom really liked it!