Friday, June 27, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop!

Welcome to the DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop! All this week, designers from these three great companies are sharing projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.

If you have come here from Rita's Blog then you're on track! If not, the hop list is at the very bottom of this post! 

I decided to make a mini album that I've loved for a long time but was never sure what to make with it.
It's a Maya Road chipboard mini in the shape of a beehive. So cute! 
I thought it would be perfect for my baby girl's pictures once she arrives in September. 

I'm anticipating not having as much crafting time as before so I thought I would get something ready ahead of time.

 The patterned paper pieces are photo mats. Once she arrives, all I have to do is print the photos, glue them on, write some journaling in the cards and done! Pretty mini to show off :)

She'll definitely be the Queen Bee at our house! 

How cute is this glitter ribbon? It's stretchy too, I think I'm gonna make her a headband with the leftover ribbon :)


That heart is actually MA ribbon! They come attached I just cut one to use here as a single heart. 
I included a couple envelopes to tuck in notes or souvenirs like a lock of hair (someday) or her hospital bracelet. 

I used the Tombow hook and loop tabs to attach the envelope. That way I can take it off easily to add or remove items. I was so excited to see those tabs because I was wishing someone would make them already. They're much thinner than the adhesive Velcro you buy. Now I can make more interactive LOs and projects and add more memorabilia!

I used Tombow's Extreme Adhesive to attach the paper to the album. It is super strong and I love it especially for glossy or glittery surfaces. For everything else, the dot adhesive stamp runner is my go to adhesive.

This reminds me of a tutu! 
I pleated a wide ribbon to make the tutu and the flower. 
I totally forgot to sew on the button before attaching the flower, so I used a power tab to attach it. They're clear so you can't see any glue even up close and they give just a tiny bit of dimension.

...And the back cover. 
The End! 

Thank you for joining us on this blog hop. I hope you had as much fun hopping as we did creating!

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you go check out the previous days posts to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Today's hop participants: 
Karla Der << that's me!

Good luck to you all!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Love Mini with Midnight Berry

My sister and her husband celebrated their 7 year anniversary in January....My husband did a photo shoot for them at the local botanical gardens. I love the pictures he got, so I printed them small and made a mini with my favorites. 

Just a couple pages: 


I used Midnight Berry. Love the purples and golds with the nature in the background and their neutral outfits. 

Don't forget to stop by Friday for my blog hop post. 
Here's a sneak peek: 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

At the zoo

Does it count as your first trip to the zoo if you technically couldn't see anything yet? 
I went with my students on a field trip, and was very glad every child had a parent or family member to accompany them because I got to take it slow. It was a hot day in June and I rested and snacked as much as possible which is not as easy to do if you have students without parents to chaperon. 
I was 6 months pregnant at the time and it was a long, tiring day. 
Technically it was my baby girl's first time at the zoo, but probably not officially since she didn't get to see anything LOL


I included the map as part of the page and it will be fun to see how much the zoo changes in the coming years. 

Hope your weekend was great! 
Don't forget to check out the DCWV/MayArts/Tombow blog hop starting tomorrow!

Monday, June 2, 2014

All about Jacob

For this month's DCWV challenge we get to play with this fun sketch: 

It made me think of a pie chart and I was pretty torn about which subject to dogs, my relationship with my husband or my friends, travel...until I saw this photo. 
I just knew I had to scrap this guy. Each of our 3 dogs is very unique. This is Jacob:


The card sketch: 


Hope you get some time to play with us :)