Wednesday, March 21, 2012
So there is just a little history behind where I came up with the name for my blog. I hope that everyone has a great day today. I'm off to do some spring cleaning and enjoy looking out at all this beautiful sunshine!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
First off take and cut off 1/8" off the opened end of the bag to get rid of the little squigglies. Then measuring from the BOTTOM of the bag up, score at 5 1/2" and fold the top of the in the opposite direction AWAY from the factory bottom flap as shown in the picture below....
So now what you will need as far as chipboard and pattern paper for your cover. It is as follows:
(2) 5 " x 5 3/4"
(1) 2 " x 5"
Pattern paper for the OUTSIDE cover
(2) 7 1/2" x 6" butting the paper together at the center where the 2" spine is
Pattern paper for the INSIDE lining
(2) 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" and again butting those papers up in the middle at the spine
For the Inside pockets in the front and back covers
(2) 4" x 5" pieces of pattern paper
the tags for those pockets need to be 4 1/8" x 4 3/4"
Now really all that you have to do is add the file folder tabs in the locations like you see in my completed album and embellish it and add pictures and your good to go.
I did make the flowers on the front cover but I'm sure that everyone has seen how those are made before numerous times so I want bore you with that.
I hope that I haven't forgotten anything majorly important for this tutorial. I was at my wits end just trying to get it on here for you all. If I see that I've missed a step or if one of you all see that I have then please by all means let me know so that I can change it or add more information.
Thanks and Happy Scrapping!
I made a mini album about a month ago and forgot to take pictures so I could do a tutorial for it while I was working on it so this morning I have gone back and done that and will be posting that next so come on back and check it out. Have a great GREEN day today. Psssst you all did remember to wear your green today didn't you???
Monday, March 12, 2012
Ya'll have a great night. I'd like to turn in early tonight because my body just isn't getting the hang of this new time yet.
Friday, March 9, 2012
I pretty much had to stop there with these because we had 3 deaths in 2 1/2 weeks that started on Valentine's Day. So it's been pretty stressful around her but things are slowly starting to get back into a routine again and I'll get back to practicing my painting again and will be taking more classes but right now I have to focus on the projects that have been staring at me entirely to long. So those will get done first before I go out and buy ANYTHING else for more projects. I do know that I have some big projects coming up. Like my son's bedroom and would love to get our guest room/craft room painted this year. And yes ladies it's just about time for some serious spring cleaning. So I have loads of things lined up to get done. I promise that I'll do my best to try to take before and after pictures for you and then sit down and share them with you all. So just keep dropping back by.
I actually made 3 of these albums using Laura Dennison's pattern from Following the Paper Trail. I didn't do them all alike but have already given the other 2 away and forgot to take pictures of those.
I have another post that I'll go ahead and post tonight and will look at what else I've forgotten to share with everyone. Have a WONDERFUL night everyone and come on back soon to see what else I've been doing.