Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Stuff, Gift Ideas & More

Got a few projects done. The first is a super quick 6x6 layout for Prima Hybrid. This was sooo easy, I used a predesigned 12x12 digi page, printed it at 6x6 and just added a few real embellishments (flowers, buttons, ribbon and an epoxy sticker). Love how it turned out!


Here's another fun project, but the photo here stinks because there was too much glare on the coffee mug. Anyway, I found these mugs at Hallmark. I've seen them before in other places but they had a good deal on them when I was at Hallmark so I got several (more on the deal later...). The mugs have a removable insert so I made my own insert using Heather Roselli's super cute digi kit at SSD called "Be Happy". More info is here.





Here's a better picture of the insert before I put it in the mug.


After I printed out my design, I traced the existing insert onto my printed page and cut it out to get the right size and shape. Really easy, plus I can make many more of these and change it out whenever I want.

Oh, and here's the info on the coffee mug deal, they are $8.95 at Hallmark (until Father's Day) with your Hallmark Rewards card. You can get the card free online and print it out instantly right here.


And no, I don't work for Hallmark (LOL) just passin' on a deal...

Here's something else I did yesterday, this was a quick mini album for SSD. I LOVE this cute little digi album kit from Mandy called "Nerdy Girl". My daughter's teacher this year sent all the students home with a CD on the last day of school that had pictures from the whole school year. There must have been 75 photos on that CD and it was the MOST AWESOME thing ever!!!! Such a great idea!!! Anyway, I used the photos from that CD to make this. The digi album is all pre-designed so all I had to do was pretty much drag my photos in the photo spots and print. The album was designed at 8x8 so I changed my printer settings to print at 6x6 to fit the BasicGrey "Quarter Pint" Album I used for this project. Here are a few pages:

I added a few traditional embellishments (flowers, ribbon, buttons, etc) to the pages after I printed them.
I photocopied some of her school papers at a reduced size to put on the backs of the album pages.


Well, that's about it for now...I'll be back soon!

13 comments:

renee lamb said...

super cute pages! and love that mug! that is a super awesome and thanks for sharing the wealth! will have to check it out!

Dena said...

Wow Cindy I looove your projects up here. Wonderful. You have a fantastic blog :)

Rae said...

I just LOVE seeing your work Cindy, your digi/hybrid projects are always soooo incredible...that coffee mug is the coolest thing EVER (just might have to get one of those!)...and I LOVE how you incorporated your daughter's homework pages into your mini album, that is so darn clever!! Amazing stuff!!

Daniela said...

I just love that layout, the colors are my favorite. The mugs are awesome and what a great idea. Love seeing your work.

Leslie Ashe said...

Cindy, your projects are gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing! :) You do such amazing work!

Anonymous said...

omg, this is a fabulous project. I love how you resized it to fit the bg album. Very nice! tfs
Jackie

Lesli said...

Very cute projects - you sure have been busy!!! Love the Prima Hybrid page!

scrapbookideas said...

Wow, your daughter's teacher rocks! I love the mini album you made with the photos - what a fun keepsake, and great idea to add her papers on the backs!

Deb M. said...

Love the mug idea...sooo cute!! The mini album is adorable. I love visiting your blog, you have the cutest projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm happy that you liked the journal & thanks for sharing such a fun idea. :o)

Have a fun weekend....

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

beautiful projects Cindy! :)

Carolyn said...

Girlie I knew you could do layouts, you just had to find the digi way. These are so adorable, and you dd is such a cutie.

When my dd was in first grade, her teacher did that photo on a cd for the entire year, and it was the best thing ever. It made me feel like I could recap what she did during her 1st grade experience. Her 2nd grade teacher did something like that too, but forget the 3 rd grade teacher, this has been the year from hell, and I am so happy that this year is over with and hopefully next year when she is in fourth grade, we will have a much happier year, and a nicer teacher. crossing fingers. yikes sorry for rambling, but it has been some time since I made a visit. It has been super busy here.

Love all your projects, such talent!

CACTUSmango said...

Hi cindy! I hopped over from scrapbookdimensions.ning.com...Love your blog and all your projects are super inspirational!

ashli kay wolf said...

LOVE your blog sista..it ROCKS..oh my gosh..such cute stuff....i LOVE how you put her WORK on the backs of your pages..AWESOME idea..how sMARt are YOU! :)