Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Guest Designer, Book Sale, FANTASTIC Punch!

Edited to add: My very good blogging friend Misty Lynn is giving away NOT blog candy, but BLOG BOOTY! Isn't that funny? Blog Booty! Anyway, go take a look at the amazing booty that she's giving away, and if you leave her a comment, be sure to let her know that Carol/ScrapMomOf2 sent you!!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about Jessica's altered project that I featured yesterday! I am pleased to have another very talented guest designer today! I am happy to show you all a wonderful scrapbook page created by my oldest daughter. I told you all yesterday about our trip to a local Goodwill store. We were trying to find something to alter or use in a crafting project. My first idea was that we would purchase some accessories, but that proved to be a little difficult. So, after searching in the discount bin, Emily discovered these. Yes, my girls love dogs! It's another dog-themed article of clothing!


I would assume that these are some sort of pajama shorts. They seemed to be such a strange size . . . they were really large (wide), but super short. Anyway, Emily loved all of the dogs, and the colors really appealed to her. Me too! I love the block design!


This is what she created! She used my pinking shears to cut the dog squares from the shorts. She took a lot of time to make sure that she got all of the background colors coordinated into a pattern. If you'll notice, both borders have pink in the center, and then the colors are symmetrical on both sides. The pink square on the bottom right side of the photo said "I love Fido", and she created a very small "Princess" on the computer, printed it on pink cardstock, and adhered that over the "Fido". Please also notice the bottom left side of the page. Those three buttons came off the shorts! Pretty cute, huh? The fabric squares were attached to the page with Modge Podge. Because the background sheet was paper, and not cardstock, it did cause the paper to ripple a little. If we were to do something like this again, the Modge Podge would definitely need to go on heavyweight cardstock so that there would be less rippling from the glue. Love it!


I mentioned that we volunteered at the library's book sale over the weekend. This is everything that we purchased during the sale. We do love to read! The total price for all of this? Less than $20!! We even got a DVD game for a dollar! Gotta love that! What a bargain!


I also mentioned a Fiskars threading water punch that I purchased from a message board friend. Here it is. I'm in love with this punch! Doesn't it create a fantastic scallop border? Love it! I just need to figure out how to punch around a rectangle. I did not have much success with turning a corner. I couldn't get the corners to look right. I'll see if I can find some information about it. If not, it doesn't matter, because I love it just for border use!

Well, I'm off to the post office to get our taxes in the mail. Nothing like waiting until the last possible day, right? I then need to run some errands. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

23 comments :

Chris said...

OH BOY... You better look out Mom looks like your daughters could be taking over your blog :D They sure are giving you a run for your money in the creating stakes. WOWWEEE what amazing projects from them both!!!! Looks like your creative gene definately got passed to them both.
A HUGE well done to both girls on creating such original projects that would put a lot of us seasoned crafters to shame!!! WAY TO GO GIRLIES... LOVE 'EM xxx

Liz :) said...

Geesh! Your girls are really talented, they have the eye for the craft that's for sure! Great work Girls! I can't wait until my girls get their ages so they can start crafting with me!

Liz :) said...

Oh Yeah, I tried looking for this punch at Hobby Lobby and Michaels and I couldn't find it! You Lucky Duck!

Lauren said...

That punch rocks. You also had incredibly talented ladies in that house. Great work.

Ana Baird said...

It's a fantastic project! Your new punch looks great too!

Mistylynn said...

Great punch and that would have been me too with the books. I can't get enought. It's hard to balance it all.
come by for a chance at BLOG CANDY!
Misty

Marlou said...

oh fabulous Carol!! how clever!!! and the doggies sooooo cute!!! and that punch!!!!! I WANT ONE {LOL} loving your altered jar too :) x

Patsy Jackson said...

Loving that LO Carol - wow your DD's are so talented!!

Also really love that punch - the scallops are fab on it!

Hope you are well,
Patsy x

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG EMILY!YOUR NEW SCRAP PAGE IS AWESOME! I JUST LOVE THE "I LOVE DOGS" RIBBON & THOSE ADORABLE LITTLE BUTTONS!KEEP CREATING!
*I GIGGLED AT ONE TITLE OF YOUR NEWLY PURHASED BOOKS CAROL..."THE LOW CARB BIBLE"...SOUNDS LIKE AN INTERESTING READ THAT WILL GRAB YOU FROM START TO FINISH...LOL

Dawn said...

Am I the only one that had to take a double take at "blog booty" and then see the picture of the shorts - ROFL! ::silly me::

The shorts are too cute and Emily did an amazing job turning shorts into a layout - WTG!!!! I love looking all their creations too - they might need a craft blog of their own, Mom ;-)

pretty-pink-cards said...

Fab creations
You are all very talented

Caroline x

LisaW. - 4SS Owner said...

Oh Carol I just love what your daughter created. She just as talented as her mommy!

And what a stack of books you got - happy reading.

I'm gonna have to get me one of those punches. I saw them at Michael's but passed over them thinking - do I really need another punch - well the answer is now YES :)

Alexandra said...

WoW! that page is fabulous - she is really VERY talented!!!! Move over, mom, there's a new blogger in town, lol!!

Love your loot and that new punch is awesome!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melinda said...

Your girls did a AWESOME job.. What talent they have. My daughter is ten and she loves to take over my craft room..... Great job I loved it!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

I am going to Goodwill! You are a talented bunch of girls, her page is adorable! I have that punch, too and I love it!

Crayola58 said...

What a cute project with fabric with dogs on it. Cute. Just precious work. I can see it all now. You, Carole, and your DD will own a business of creative works.
Ya Think?

Lesli said...

Oh man - a new toy I am going to have to have. It was very exciting to see our blinkie on your blog - Thanks Carol!

Helen & Co. said...

Hi Carol - you and your girls have been so properly CREATIVE!!!!! It's all fabulous - especially love the puppies!
Helen x

Chris said...

i love the page you did for princess!! great inspiration from the shorts...i've also been looking for this punch...glad you found it!!

scrapnnMO said...

You luck chick!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Your daughter is so talented and did a great job on her page. What a great idea to use the boxers for a border! Absolutely fabulous idea!

~Michelle~ said...

That punch looks yumma-licious....I just might have been enabled by you! Thanks a lot.
....(for real!! ;)

Kristine said...

OH, I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!! LOL :D Awesome find!!