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Friday, July 2, 2010

I LOVE my boys......My July Scrapbooking Kit Project

So I did something a little different this month with Scrappin' Great Deals July Scrapbooking Kit. I made a word album to showcase two of the most important people in my boys. This kit totally screamed BOYS to me, and the colour palette is one I often use. I love the navy, browns, and greens, toss in some orange and I was in heaven. I LOVE the Dude line by Paper Loft, as well as Basic Grey's Max & Whisker, and the Prima colours fit right in too! The accessories were a perfect match too, Maya Road chipboard gears, diecut gears, Tim Holtz tickets, buttons, twine.....Did I mention I just LOVED this kit....THANKS Sheila!!!
So here is my album, (It's very picture heavy :) !!)
I had to create my own word album, using chipboard. I printed out the letters on my computer, traced onto the chipboard and cut them out, sanded all the edges, and then attached the paper to both sides using Scor-Tape. All the edges, (and my fingers) then got inked up using Java Chalk Ink.

Here are the inside pages:

I positioned the photos so they can be seen through the letter openings. I am totally into distressing at the moment so a lot of the paper was crumpled up and inked, the tickets were inked up, and so on! One of the sheets of the Dude paper had these great gears that I cut out and used with the buttons as embellishments.

I played with my glue gun and made these little glue splats and dots, I used glitter glue sticks and my non-stick craft sheet. The splats peeled right off the sheet and I glued them onto my letters. It was a technique I read about in an issue of Canadian Scrapbooker and have been itching to try it out!I used my new EK Success dinosaur punch....(Malcolm loves all things reptilian, Ben better too because he is going to inherit all the toys as he gets older!!)
I painted the chipboard gears with Smooch Ink, the colour is Pumpkin. Great medium, drys really fast and comes with its own brush! Really like it!

My son's are a blessing, I am so thankful for them.

The only items I used that weren't included in the kits were the hot glue embellishments I made, orange embroidery cotton and green yarn. I also used more of my own chipboard gears.

I hope you liked my work! Make sure you check out both Sarah's and April's blogs to see their creations!! Enjoy your day!!!


  1. What a gorgeous album! I love the colours and the glue embellishments are awesome.

  2. Fabulous album! Well done! Gorgeous details. What a wonderful keepsake!

  3. Looks fantastic!! Love the look of those hot glue splatters.

  4. OMG! Amazing!!! I LOVE what you created!!!