Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life Unscripted

Sometimes things aren't planned.  Sometimes we are just living our lives.  Those simple, joyful moments deserve to be preserved just as much as the special events and holidays that we experience.

That's why I created this album.  Titled "Life Unscripted", it's a perfect way to display photos of everyday moments.

Made from 7 scalloped acrylic panels, it's filled with the warm tones of autumn - maybe more like Indian Summer - with papers by GinX and Scenic Route.

The clear panels give a lighter feel to the album, making it feel more whimsical perhaps?  :)

I've used a variety of rub on phrases and designs in a contrasting black.  Clear rhinestone accents and subtle white inking around the page edges lend additional texture. It's hard to capture the inked edges on camera, but they are there!

If you decide to include ribbon on your own photo mats, always remember to position them toward the very edges of the photo mats.  That way, you don't risk covering someone's face with a big ol' bow.

And never forget to add journaling spots.  A picture might tell a thousand words, but a generation from now those words might be lost.  I've tucked 2 journal tags and an additional photo mat into a pocket on the last page of this album.  Cut from a printed transparency, it is stitched to the background paper.  I love how you can see through it into the pocket.

I have several more albums that I'll be sharing soon, including another stunning acrylic album.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shh... It's a Secret!

It's about time for a special deal for my blog readers. Throughout the month of November I am offering Free Shipping on all orders of $50 or more from my etsy store. You can get to my etsy store by clicking on the link on the right side of this page, or by going to http://www.cherishpaperart.etsy.com/.

If you haven't checked out etsy yet, you don't know what you're missing! It is THE online place for everything handmade and/or vintage.

Here are some things you can find in my store right now:
If you make a purchase, please send me a convo (etsy's fancy word for a message, LOL!) that you saw the free shipping special on my blog. I will adjust your invoice accordingly.

Thanks :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Merry & Bright

It's November! The holiday season is officially upon us, can you believe it?!? Well, my most recent project for Everything Scrapbook & Stamps has certainly put me in the holiday spirit! I got to work with the new Bo Bunny "Tis the Season" collection of patterned papers.
The papers are colorful and fun, in true Bo Bunny style! I loved the bright green color - such a fresh take on the traditional forest green we usually think of at Christmas.This is a two page 12x12 layout using the Bo Bunny papers, red and light blue Bazzill cardstock, Poinsettias and leaves (also by Bazzill). I cut out a couple of cute snowflakes with a Kiwi Lane Designs template, which then I inked in a soft blue and accented with silver glitter. The title is cut with a Cricut using the Zooballoo cartridge.So now that I'm in a festive mood, it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping, LOL! With two little ones to buy for, the shopping can be really fun. :)I hope I've helped get you to start thinking about the holidays. Always remember to take LOTS of photos this time year ~ We couldn't be scrappers without them!

Visit My Online Store!

Etsy is the online site for everything handmade. Unlike an auction site, everything has a set price and each seller gets their own storefront. Find mine at CherishPaperArt.etsy.com.

So... if you LOVE everything handmade - from jewelry to paintings, sculptures to crocheted hats - you'll find it! A cool feature is that you can search by Zip Code... so you can purchase great, unique, one-of-a-kind items AND support your local artisans.