Monday, February 20, 2012

Lots of fun today!

First off I'm going to start you with today's NAS sketch:
An awesome 2pager with lots of possibilities. I first started looking at it as a single using either side, but decided to get some photo shoot pics done and went with the 2pager instead.

As you can see I kept it pretty simple. I really wanted the photos I took to be the focal of the page. I kept the middle 2 photos a little bigger than the sketch called for and changed the circle photo to a star embellishment with the #2 for Jayse's age. I covered 3 stars with washi tape and traced and cut the other 2 from the pp, inked the edges of my journaling strips and some of the stars and added a little pen stitching here and there.

papers - Webster's Pages Let's Celebrate
Washi Tape - Hambly
Chipboard stars - Heidi Swapp
alphas - American Crafts
Stickles - Ranger
ink & markers - Stampin Up
glue - Tombow
black pen- Zig
cs, staples & pop-dots - stash

Don't forget to check out the rest of the dt layouts on the NAS website HERE.

Scrap Our Stash
This month the challenge is LEAP and you are to interpret it however you want. So I leapt into a project. I'm really more of a layout girl, so projects don't happen often around here. I really love doing them tho, so it's about time I added in a few more don't you think?
Being the month of Valentine's and watching my TEENage daughter chow down on a mini hershey's bar made me think about the upcoming Vday parties my younger kids would need Valentine's for and there you go, project idea in mind.

So I gathered my supplies: candy bars, stamps, stamp ink, scissors, glue, pop-dots, super old Valentine papers (Scenic Route anyone? but still so cute!) and my ever handy trimmer (not in photo) and went to work.
First I determined the length of the paper wrap by measuring around the bar and adding enough to have the papers overlap plenty so I could double up on the glue-ing (which was 3 3/4 an inch), then I measured the width (2 1/2 inches) and used my scallop trimmer blade to cut the papers (I'm thinking any border punch or decorative edge scissors would be fun for this too). Add glue to the edges, wrap paper around the bar and press (the bars slide out easily as my 2yr old has proven). Then stamp and cut or punch your wanted embellishments, glue and pop-dot them to the paper and you're done! I planned to let my kids add their own To/From on the bigger hearts, so I stamped and cut them out and they're waiting on the kids to fill them out before I add them to the bars (or let the kids).
But there you have it. Super simple and fun, handmade Valentine with a sweet treat inside.

These would be great for nearly any holiday, birthday party treats, thank you's, baby shower favors... the list could go on and on.

Have fun making yours and feel free to leave me a link in the comments to your blog if you do. I'd love to come check them out.

You can also visit the Scrap Our Stash blog and see the other designers' takes on the challenge and email your own to be displayed on the website. Happy Scrappin'!! :)Ange


Rebecca In MI said...

The layout is super cute!
I love the candy bar idea! Could be used for any holiday!

Patricia said...

I'm loving your interpretation to that sketch! It would have been a hard one for me to work with- your's turned out great!

Renee Aslette said...

Hey Ange,

Love, love, love your double page layout. Your interpretation of that sketch is spot on!!

Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment for me over at the Helmar Blog.

Renee xo

Mindy said...

Cute idea, but are u kidding me? I'm lucky to remember Lilium needs Valentine's for school the night before, let alone home made!! :o)

NatalieM said...

I really like the simple but cute Valentine idea. If only I can remember next Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

Another great layout! I love the way you kept some of the photos large; they really stand out.

And the candy bars are just too cute!

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