Carol’s Crafty Corner

Monday, July 12, 2010

Roll Tide Monogram - An Altered Project

Hobby Lobby recently had these gorgeous Chipboard Monograms/Letters. They also had free brochures that offered suggestions of how to decorate them. Well, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! So, I made a Bama Wall Hanging for my husband's Roll Tide Room. I hope you enjoy my little project and come up with great ideas of your own.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'


Friday, June 25, 2010

Books for Marilyn, A Wonderful Friend!

These 2 books were ordered for Father's Day by my friend, Marilyn. The DADDY book is for her husband and the FAMILY book (which is from the entire family) is for her Papa. Once again, some of the pics posted vertically. I will try to correct this ASAP.
Marilyn's husband is a construction worker and likes old cars, so you will note these elements in the book.
As usual, I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cart. I also used an svg file for the old car. The beach page items are from Life's A Beach and svg files which were purchased from Treasure Box Designs. The paper was purchased from Hobby Lobby (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that store). I hope you can see the tiny earrings on the little girls. I usually fail to mention these little embellies, and as usual I used Stickles to highlight several images.

For the FAMILY book, the paper was purchased from (you guessed it) HL, the letters were cut using the SCAL program, Big Al was made from a file from My Scrap Chick, the lacey heart is from the Storybook cart, the silouette images are from A Child's Year, and all the paperdolls are from EDPD (Everyday Paper Dolls). The special poem on the Nanny page came from Marilyn. A friend gave it to her after her mother died. It is the perfect touch to make that make the books personal and unique. All the sports, princess, and ballerina paper dolls represent the grandchildren. The page with the 5 girls represent Marilyn and her sisters. When Marilyn came to pick up the book, she knew right away which paper doll girl was her and which were her "sisters!"
I really enjoyed making this book. It was very sentimental and special to me because Marilyn is such a great friend and we share so many interests. Thanks Marilyn for allowing me to share in your memories!

Raley - A Gift for Mother's Day

This adorable little book was made especially for another coworker to give to her daughter-in-law for Mothers' Day! Isn't that sweet! All the adorable paper (by the Paper Studio) was purchased at Hobby Lobby! I LOVE that store!
I finally got the SCAL program!Yah!!!! Aymee taught me how to design/cut the letters all by myself. Thanks baby girl! She also sent me the file for the mother reading to her daughter silouette.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls and A Child's Year carts. I like to use the paper dolls cart because I can really get in to personalizing the book with its use. I always solicit information on the interests and physical appearance of the person the book is designed for/about and use that cart to achieve the results I want. This is what makes the books so SPECIAL (in my opinion).
I also highlighted many of the shapes/letters using Stickles. You will also note the use of tiny white Daisies on most pages and gem stones on the ocean page.
The wheelbarrow, sun, and large pink flowers which are used as photo mats were made from files purchased from My Scrap Chick. That is another GREAT site with the cutest svg files which are awesome for use in scrapbooking as well as many other nifty projects. A few of the pages are posted vertically, and I have no idea why. So, please forgive this inconvenience.

Now, are you ready to view the book? I hope you enjoy your visit to my site, and please come back soon!

If you would like a personalized book of your own or to give to someone special, you may contact me by leaving me a comment along with your email addy.

Have a Great Day!!!!

Carol :)

Raley - A Mother's

Monday, May 3, 2010

Erin's DanceLine Book

This danceline book was designed by my daughter, Aymee. I only did the decorating on it. I made one ealier this year and when Erin's mom saw it she decided to order one also. These photos didn't take well at all. I didn't one that would show up for the "n" page. It is the PepRally page.

Thanks Kathy :) I hope you and Erin enjoy this book for many years to come.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Wedding Gift

My friend Kathy asked me to "make" something using a wedding invitation she recieved. She also told me that her niece (the bride to be) had just graduated at U of A (Roll Tide!) and would be living in Tuscaloosa. The invitation was printed with burgundy ink, so I chose to use it to make a picture. The background is black/white houndstooth check. Then, I triple matted the invitation to make it pop. Then, I used white and red cardstock for the lettering. When Kathy picked it up, she was so excited about the results. I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Congratulations Ashley!

Have a great weekend,


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mothers' Day Toilet Paper Roll Ablum


Recently, I was trying to find something for Mothers' Day that my buddy teacher and I could teach our students to make for this upcoming holiday. Aymee suggested that we look at the adorable toilet paper roll albums posted on the Cricut Messageboard. Well, we did, and loved them. So, we began collecting empty toilet paper rolls from our students as well as other faculty and staff members at our school. In order for me to be able to teach my students, I had to make one myself. Since I only had short periods of time to spend on these, it took me several days to construct. They are SO MUCH FUN to make. I know our students will enjoy this project too.

The tag in the first pocket is a quote, the tag in the second pocket has a pic of Carter mounted on one side and "Happy Mothers' Day on the other side (he wrote it himself), and the third pocket has a note that I wrote to my beautiful daughter-in-law. She is a great mother. I really appreciate her sharing Carter with us. I plan to give it to her for Mothers' Day.

I hope this little project will inspire to give it a try as well. Be warned, you may be hooked!

See ya later,

Carol :)
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