Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fun Projects .....

WOW things are finally calming down in the Dak department. At least kind of. He calls today to find out what day he starts work. He is so excited!!! He hopes it is the sooner date. The boy is ready to make some money =)

Well, I wanted to show you a few things I have been working on in "Sunrise Designs". There are so many things I've been doing, but I wanted to share a couple of fun sewing projects I worked on yesterday to add to some of my up coming Scrapbook projects and then wanted to share some of Dak's Senior Memory Scrapbook Album with y'all.

First of all, I found a youtube tutorial for these CUTE, CUTE birds. First I made a couple of folksy flowers and then tackled the birdies. I used for the flowers a snowflake cookie cutter as my template and made it work. I think they turned out really cute.

This is the snowflake cookie cutter I used.....

For the birds I went back to the youtube video and since I didn't have a template like she did, I decided to freehand it. I really like how they turned out and Dak LOVED them!! He wanted to know if I could use one on one of his pages. How sweet is that?!!

Now here is the really great part. The outside of the birdies are material of course, but in between the cloth are three layers of paper towels. Yep, just regular paper towels that you have in your kitchen. And you just rough up the edges with a little sand paper and it gives them such a vintage look. LOVE. I used a little bling for the eyes and added a little material and paper towel wings and there you have it. Easy-peasy and oh so cute!! (I'll add the video to the end of this post, so you can try it yourself =)

I am taking a Scrapbook class "May with May" from Big Picture Classes, the entire month of May. Everyday I get a new e-mail with a challenge or tip or layout, etc. It is really cool and I'm learning SO much!!

Here is one of the first layout challenges that I did. It was a challenge to use paint on your pages. So that is what I did. I painted green paper brown. It was so much fun, so then I tore the corner and used a distressing ink and made it look vintage and used a ribbon for my frame. I love how this page turned out.

And what a great picture of Dak and Alyssa!!!

Here is another layout of Dak and I that I just loved as well. Again I used ribbon as my frame and used a Prima flower that I distressed and then added a bling brad. So cute!!!

This was a challenge page I did on National Scrapbook Day (a week ago). I did a free all day class that had 12 challenges. It was so fun. This was a 10 10 10 page. 10 elements, 10 techniques, 10 words. Okay so it was more than 10 words (go figure =) but I love the quote.....

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love." by Mildred B. Vermont

LOVE this quote and SO true!!!!!

Fun page.....

Simple, but fun family page.....

I LOVE this banner I made out of just some fun elements I had laying around.....

I wanted to show you this page for the edge. I am now sewing on my scrapbook pages.

Who knew? How cute!! Today I think I'll try some zigzag stitiches on my pages.

So fun!!

I also added some shiny Stickles to my page. It brightened up everything and gave it a little more dimension.

This is still a work in progess. I'm wanting to get a bottle of royal blue Stickles to add to my distressed letters. They are not quite the right color blue.....

Here is a little chipboard tage I covered and stamped on, and then added a Thickers "D" for Dak on the side of the journaling..... OOPS Blogger just lost this picture, but please look up at the bottom of this page, so cute.....

I'm showing you this undone page because of the stiching on the top and bottom of my journaling. This was handstitched with embroidery thread. I love how it turned out. It isn't perfect, but it adds dimension and interest to the page. I haven't finished this page.....

Please let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your feedback or questions. I'll do my best to answer.

Also, for a GREAT story of love and God's redemption in a young person's life, please read the post directly after this one that I posted last night.

(I tried to post the youtube video but it wouldn't let me. If you'd like to see it email me and I'll send it to you that way.)

Love you all ~~ have a Blessed day ~~


  1. My goodness lady... your scrapbooking/paper skills are just flying high! SOARING! I love all these techniques! You can just see all the hard work & LOVE on each pages!!!

    I love Dak wanted one of those birds on his pages too... you are just getting too good... paper towel? Are you kidding me?! Thats ingenius!!!!

    I cant even pick a favorite page because they all are so unique too!

  2. Finally I am back online. The book is turning out really good. I am looking forward to seeing the final project. Loved the story of salvation. Hope to see you this week, Love You