Friday, August 18, 2006

Scrapbooking & Shopping

I've been trying to finish up some projects before we leave for our vacation & this is just one of the things I've done that I am very proud of. These drawer units are from Ikea & they work perfect for storing chipboard alphabets along with the bigger alphabets by Heidi Swapp, etc. I painted the outsides black & then applied Junkitz pattern paper to the front of the drawers. I then used my Round-A-Bout Sizzlits to cut out the alphabets in pink Bazzill cardstock. I may add some more embellishments to them down the road.....still undecided about that.

Here's a close-up view of them. I was originally only going to do a capital alphabet per drawer, but then I decided to do both upper & lowercase & I like the way they turned out. You can see more pictures of my drawer units by clicking here: Ikea Altered Drawers.

Last week, I did this layout of my granddaughter wearing my Crocs. She thought they were just the coolest thing when she saw them & walked all over the house with them on. I wonder if they make them in her size? :) I wanted to pull the color of the Crocs out in this layout. I think I did a pretty good job with it, don't you? I used Prima pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp Chipboard Alphabets, Sizzlits Round-A-Bout Alphabet, Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers, Prima Tissue Flowers, Rhinestones & an arrow which I inked with blue & black ink.

Here is another layout I just did this week using a picture of 3 of my sisters & I. I've scrapped this picture before, but when I got these Kaleidoscope papers & diecuts, I just knew I had to scrap it again. I also used some of the Prima Tissue flowers on this layout, too. Love those Primas :)

The other day, I went to Michaels since I had a 40% off coupon & purchased this....the Rob & Bob Slab. I just LOVE these papers & it also comes with some stickers & diecuts.

I'm also in the process of making a picture frame for my Mom.....when I get it finished, I'll post a picture of it. I just hope she likes it. I'm putting a photo of her, Karen & Jimmy in it that was taken back in 2000, so I'm honestly not sure how she is going to feel about it.

Tomorrow, Cassie leaves for Traverse City again for 2 weeks. She'll also be going to Chicago & she's really excited about that. Then when she returns, school starts back up on September 5th, my birthday of all days.....YAY! :)

Time to go finish laundry so Cassie has clean clothes to take with her tomorrow.

Have a great weekend,


RN4JCHRIST said...

WOW!! Very creative Benita..I mean I love you scraproom as it is!!..these drawers will be a nice touch!!! Love your layouts and Thanks for the heads up on the SLAB!! I didn'tknow Michael's had it!! ~Dawn

CircesMagic said...

The croc strut is just too darn cute!!! Your ikea draws are great as well.

shirley said...

WOW!! Love the project and the layouts, they are awesome!!!

Emily said...

Benita, those ikea drawers are awesome!! So cool!

Cindy Lee said...

WOW, you have sure been busy! those drawers are outstanding! I love the layout of your granddaughter - she is a doll! Your birthday is the same day as my "real" sister's, lol, she'll be 43! hugs and hope you are doing great! Cindy Lee

Lorrie said...

I love your layouts!! awesome job. And as far as the Ikea drawers..... girlfriend I'm on my way over to your house to grab em!!!!! THEY RAWK! I am soo impressed! great job - tfs!