Saturday, December 26, 2009

Welcome to the New Owners

We would like to welcome the new owners of The Scrapbook Tree, David and Lori Wilson. They are keeping the name and the same location. Their plans are to open in March with new ideas and great products. We hope they will enjoy their new adventure and meeting all the wonderful people here.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ornaments Day 21 -25

Merry Christmas!!!

Here are the last 5 ornaments Lilli made for Chistmas this year.
Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ornaments Day 16 - 20

Although we have been keeping up with our ornaments at home, I lost track of the days and forgot to post them on the 20th on December. Here are the ornaments from days 16 - 20.

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Altered Tins

It's Christmas time and we are sending gifts to Lillian's teachers at school. A little thank you for everything they do.
I decided to alter some Maya Road tins. Here are the finished projects.

Of course each tin was filled with goodies.

Lillian spent a day with me on Thanksgiving break and made the gift bags for each teacher also.

~ LaDonna

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ornaments Day 11-15

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13
This one Lilli designed all on her own.
I discovered later, that the fingerprints in the middle were done with my lipstick.

Day 14

Day 15
This was my favorite ornament this week. I love to make crafts from foam sheets.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ornaments Day 6 - 10

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Monday, December 7, 2009

Handmade Shaker Ornament

My plan is to show the ornaments Lillian has been making every 5 days. However, this one was so much fun I took pictures to show a tutorial.

Think Snow Shaker Box.

We started with the plastic case that was left after opening some brads. I used the chipboard piece to measure for the cardstock she will need.

After I cut the cardstock. Lillian stamped a snowman border and Think Snow saying with black ink.

Then she colored in the image with her favorite colors.
When she was finished with that step, she set it aside for later. I showed her how to apply the alcohol inks without using a handle.

She used them to add color to the back and side panels.

On a second piece of cardstock she wrote her name, the year, and the age she is now. (Her idea)

Next she used a glue stick to attach the cardstock pieces to the front and back of the chipboard piece that came in the case.

She used the back of a stamp to smooth the paper out, after she attached it. (Again, her idea)

Before she lined the case with her cardstock, she added some chalk for the snow. She used a q-tip to apply it in different colors.

Then she used a glitter pen to draw attention to the snowmen.

Once that was done, she added a small amount of ivory Flower Soft to the inset in the plastic container.

She laid the cardstock piece on top of that and I applied clear glue around the edges and closed the lid. I helped with this part because we didn't want the Flower Soft to come around to the back side of the ornament. (Liili took this picture for me.)

Here is a picture of Lilli with her finished "shaker" ornament.