Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cut, Paste, Embellish...Repeat

Staying true to my A.D.D. way of crafting, I've been playing with paper and photos quite a bit lately. (Wasn't I just showing you my latest fabric project?!) Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly fine with bouncing around my little craft world (from paper to fabric to paints/inks/pencils and all of the various sub-categories), working on whatever my mood dictates. I can say, the only thing that might pose a problem would be the storing of lots of different supplies. But, being empty-nesters makes that a non-issue for me.

So this is what my playing has produced...

First, these two mini-albums (they're both the same--you're seeing the front of one and the back of the other) are gifts for two special women in my life, ones I spent a fun weekend with recently. LOL, how's that for a hint! For now, I'll leave it at that, but the idea was from this tutorial I came across.


Then, of course, the vacation photos...the sheer number of them keeps me from doing anything too clever--I'm thrilled to have them in an album so soon. I did do this paper weaving for the title page. That was fun and I like the result.


The photos are in an 8x8 inch album, which I thought would be a nice size. However, putting more than one 4x6 print on a page proved tricky.

I turned that challenge into an opportunity--one print per page with a different color of cardstock for each page. And, for the most part, I was able to use paper I already had on hand. It's definitely a colorful album. My prints were ordered from Shutterfly.com and I really like this particular border and caption option.


Last, but not least, I so enjoyed putting together this photocube for John, Quilt Dad, my swap partner for Doll Quilt Swap 4. I made it using pictures of his adorable children on a recent family day at the beach. John has posted some great photos of this project on his blog.



I'm not sure what's next for me, but I wish you lots of joy and satisfaction in your creative world!

Marilyn

5 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Isnt it more interesting to always be trying something new?

cindy said...

Love your paper weaving...cute idea! And your mini albums are too cute as well....and Yep, I'm with you...love ADD crafting! : D

c

3rdEyeMuse said...

fun, fun, FUN! thanks for the link to the mini albums tute. I think they'll make super sweet gifties. I like what you did with your Mexico album - a lot.

paper really is a lot of fun to play with, isn't it. :)

Cookie said...

marilyn,
You have such a beautiful gift from God - full of creativity and freshness!
I love everything you do, be it with paper and embellishments or your beautiful stitcheries ... what's next on the horizon?

Cant wait to see ♥

craftswithcare said...

Marilyn,

You are so talented and creative! I love your New Mexico album! The colors you chose for the paper weaving are beautiful!

It was a pleasure stopping by your blog!

Hugs,
Mithua