Wedding Day Brag Book

Our Wedding Day Brag Book

Overwhelmed by all the Wedding Pages you need to scrap?

The Wedding Brag book is a perfect way to show off a few of your favorite Wedding photos until you get that larger book finished.

The Wedding Brag Book would also make a perfect gift for your favorite Mother or Mother-in-law.

For my Wedding Brag Book I used the 6″ x 6″ Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album  from Clear Scraps and

The “Story of Us” Collection from Simple Stories.

Wedding Album inside

I love these sturdy chipboard books.  When I use these books, I can easily trim around the edges with a craft knife and smooth any rough paper edges with a sanding block.

To spice up boring silver book rings, I painted each ring with a gold metallic paint pen.

Every Love Story...

Tip:  Being a frugal scrapper, I used the 1/2″ strip at the bottom of most scrapbook paper to cover the tab.  Start with that edge and cut your paper 6″ x 6 1/2″ and include that strip for the perfect tab.

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Catching the Sun with Alcohol Inks

Suncatcher with Alcohol Ink

Now that schools out and everyone’s looking for new things to do.

How about making a Sun Catcher with the kids?

  • I started out with a 4″ clear acrylic circle from Clear Scraps.
  • After removing the thin protective film off both sides of the circle,I drew a simple picture on the circle using a black paint pen.  You could also use a black permanent marker.
  • Next, turn the circle over and on the reverse side of the circle color the image with Alcohol Inks.  You can’t tell by this picture, but for added detail, I edged the circle with a Silver paint pen.

This is something even the younger kids can enjoy.  (I recommend ages 3-100)

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Cherish Family 1936

I recently ran across this old Family Reunion picture from 1936.

Cherish Family 1936 layout

Because there is over 100 relatives in the picture, I wanted to highlight where my Grandparents are.

Cherish Family 1936 layout tools

I used one of the frames from the “Clear Mixers“.

After removing one side of the protective covering, I painted the edges with Antique Linen Distress

Paint.  I glued a small piece of scrapbook paper under the painted side and trimmed it with an exact-o

knife.  I gently sanded the edges with a sanding block and distressed it slightly with Vintage Photo

Distress Ink before removing the second protective coating.

Cherish Family Layout 1936 close up

My grandfather is the one with the x and my grandmother is sitting to his left holding my Uncle Bill.

I used the Chamberry Collection from Adorn it and a scalloped circle punch and a old border punch

from Marvy Uchida.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Beach Rules

Beach Rules 2

Planning a Beach Vacation this year?

If so, here are a few rules you may want to consider.

Beach Rules close up

I love it when you can use an item for multiple purposes.

Like the “All Mixed Up” chipboard album from Clear Scraps.

The chipboard album comes with six different overlapping pages.

I used the fifth page in the album to create my “Beach Rules” wall hanging.

By the Sea Album

To create the “Travel” album, I used the remaining 5 chipboard pages.

I painted three of the pages with acrylic paint the others are covered with papers from

Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” Collection.

I'm dreaming of a beach vacation 2

I’m not sure it’s in the cards for me this year.  But a girl can dream, can’t she.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Serenity

I love the 12″ flower stencil from Clear Scraps and I was hooked the very first time I used it.

I have a very limited amount of mists and sprays but I some how ended up making a very fun mess.   “I was a misting fool.”

When I first got the 12″ flower stencil I knew I wanted to experiment with white backgrounds. (something I’m not too comfortable with) My “Serenity” layout is made using the flower stencil on white card stock and misted with October Afternoon’s Lemon Drop Sprinklers. I love how the stencil makes a soft, dramatic statement on the page. I wanted to keep the layout simple and added simple elements such as the daisy made with a punch from Marvy Uchida.

Serenity Layout for Clear Scraps

Serenity, my sweet little niece wearing the dress I gave her on her 2nd birthday.

Misted 2

Here are some of the pages I misted.

Clear Scraps Misted Card Have a wonderful day 3-26-14

This card was made using gold Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap.  So simple, so quick!

Misted Canvas

I even misted a canvas.  A work in progress.

Love this Stencil!!!

Have a Creative Day,

Sue

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.