This amazed us when we first saw it. It's a pen that erases! We've done away with the white out. It's pencil technology in a pen! Maybe we're too easily impressed but we think this is really cool! Available in black & blue ink.
We are so excited to be sharing this AMAZING flip flop album that Dooreen has created with the August Mixed Media kit- Life's a Beach(sold out). I said back at the reveal that you would never look at a pair of flip flops the same way again and this book is why! Dooreen has taken a pair of flip flops and worked her magic and when she was done she graciously took the time to document how we too can create our very own. Below you will find instructions to get you started on your very own book.
Thank you so much Dooreen for your work and your inspiration! This book is bright, fun & beautiful!
Flip Flop Album
1. Use the right foot for the top cover of the album and the left foot for the back cover of the album. On the left foot, carefully cut away the “plugs” holding the strap in place. Remove the strap and adhere the plugs onto the other side of the flip flop so it’s on the back of the album. Carefully cut away the plugs from the right foot and discard. Adhere the ends of the straps back into the holes so the surface is flat. Trace around one of the flip flops onto scrap cardstock to make a template.
2. Select suitable cardstock papers to become the pages in the album. Trace out the number you need and cut an extra right and left to glue onto the flat sides of the flip flops to become the inside and back covers.
Optional for a mixed media style: use 2 large old desk calendar sheets and randomly adhere torn sheets of script paper over the surface, here and there. Adhere with a palette knife and gel medium – no need to be cautious or careful. Work quickly to avoid over thinking this step. Make sure gel medium is also applied on top of the script paper. This will protect it from other inks and sprays and will show through all the next layers. Let dry. With a palette knife and molding paste, randomly and lightly scrape some texture across both sheets. Avoid covering up the script layer. Let dry. Apply any paints, inks or sprays over both sheets, blotting and moving the colors around with baby wipes. When a desired look is achieved, heat set to dry. Using the flip flop template, trace and cut out 13 rights and 13 lefts. Also cut out 14 cardstock shapes. Choose one right and one left to be the inside covers and stitch them to a cardstock shape for added stability. Make a page sandwich with the other shapes, sandwiching and stitching together a right and left shape with cardstock in between. This album will have 12 pages in the album.
3. Assemble the album and hold in place temporarily with elastics. Mark two spots along the left side of the album where the holes will go for the album rings. Carefully, using a strong awl (pokie thingie), press a hole through all layers. Repeat for the second hole. Use a hole punch or a crop-a-dile to make holes for the rings to go through, doing each page separately and accurately. You may want to add a grommet to the flip flop covers, to avoid ripping the foam.
4. The album is now ready to receive photos, journaling cards, beads, ribbons, stamped images, and any other embellishments you wish, to make this album a unique keepsake for a fabulous summer of fun.
Join Nadine for this fabulous card class using Kaiser's newest line Time Machine. Nadine has designed 8 cards for you to create using the gorgeous papers, gear dies, clock dies, metal gears, coordinating Time Machine embellishments. These 8 cards are the perfect touch of masculine and industrial.
If you are unable to attend class Nadine will also be offering take come kits complete with product, instructions & photos. To sign up for a class spot or a take home kit please call the store at 780-414-1540.
If you have any questions please email Nadine at nadinekaren(at)ymail(dot)com
We're back today sharing the last of Kelly's layouts using this month's kit- Easy Livin'. (To see the kit contents follow the Easy Livin' link.) Kelly did such a great job coordinating this kit and creating pages to go with it. Thank you's to Kelly for all your hard work and for your wonderful inspiration!
Today we are sharing inspiration with you from Candace & Nadine. Both these ladies were given papers and embellishments from Kaiser Craft's Scrap Yard collection and they both did a fabulous job of working with the product.
Scrap Yard was very popular here in the store and we were so excited to see their latest collection Time Machine that features fabulous masculine touches. Have you seen it yet? We received and put it out just this week, check it out.
Today we're sharing three more of Kelly's layouts from this our August month kit: Easy Livin'. All of Kelly's pages are fabulous and make up a beautiful display at the front of the store. To see the kit contents follow the link above.
Thank you to Kelly for your work and creative inspiration.
We LOVE the triangles that Kelly has used to create her background.
In this layout Kelly has used the other half of her 6x6 chipboard (first half can be seen here).
Kelly has used her space on this layout wonderfully to allow for both her photo and paper and for her journaling in the bottom white space. We like the division created with the strip of pattern a paper and the "simple Snapshot" title.
This would make a beautiful layout for that "First Day of School" photograph we take of our children when each new school year is fresh with new school supplies and a new school outfit. This is a Project Life hybrid with one half being a more traditional 12x12"creation and the other being a Project Life page protector filled with papers from the Teacher's Pet line.
Please bring to class a Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler, Foam Squares, Fine tip black felt pen, Adhesive, Tim Holtz Inks - Stormy Skies, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo - and an X-Acto Knife.