What have I been doing scrapbook wise. Well I have been working on cards and I have managed to make a few pages. I also have been shopping. What have I been buying? Well Bella's of course. What else!!! I am slowly building my collection and loving it. I actually started a card using Cosmo Bella. She is so cute. I have not finished the card yet, but Bella is done and ready for her place. I stamped her twice. Once on pattern paper and once on white cardstock. I then cut her pants out of the pattern paper and glued them back in place on the white cardstock.
I got this great idea from one of my favorite blogs http://inkinitupwithkendra.blogspot.com/
You must go visit this blog. This girl, Kendra, is super talented. I love her cards. Thanks Kendra for the wonderful idea. Ok so back to Bella, I put stickles on her shirt, belt and shoes. She has lots of bling. I will upload the card later when I get it finished. I just had to show you Cosmo Bella.
I used sketches that I found on http://www.scrap-maps.com/ to make these layouts. I really do love using the sketches for my layouts now. It was not something I liked doing in the past, but now I cannot seem to do one without a sketch.
I also did a special layout of one of my friends. I have not had the chance to do many layouts outside of my children because I am so far behind on their books, that rarely do I get to work on anything else. However, these pictures were so awesome that I felt like they deserved priority attention. So here is my friend all dressed up in her Geisha outfit. This layout was also done using a sketch. I am waiting for her to journal about the pictures, because they were taken on her vacation and I absolutely no nothing about them, other than they are the coolest ever. Remember a few blogs back when I told you that I have been working on some gifts for friends. At the time I could not share pictures with you. Well I have finally given all the gifts out and so now I can share photos. The gift was a Starbook. I found the instructions on this video. This was a very fun book to make.
Now this last one I did a little bit different than the video. I made it larger by changing the size to 6x6. This made it easier to work with embellishments, plus it kept paper from wasting away. I totally recommend doing it in this size.
So that is it for scrapbooking thus far. I am still working on my flip flop books. Hopefully I will get those all finished very soon.
Now on to what I am up too this week. Some of you know that I am a totally Raggedy doll freakazoid. I just love, love them. I love to buy and collect them and I love to make them. My entire kitchen and dining room are devoted to my Raggedies. Most of them I have bought from other crafter's, however I have actually made a few myself. . Here is one of my last creations. Her name is Gracie.
I made several of her, to give to my friends for Christmas a few years ago. I just absolutely loved making her. I found the pattern online at http://www.raggedyhollow.com/. Anyway, its time for me to make another. I am now online looking again for that perfect pattern. This week I have surfed and surfed the Internet,and now I think I have found what I have been looking for.
This lady has the cutest Raggedy patterns I have come across yet. http://www.bowls-n-annies.com/ I am not sure, which one I plan to purchase, but you can bet one of these little darlings on this website, will be my next creation. While you are on the website looking, take a look at the fabulous bowls that this ladies husband makes. What a wonderful craftsman he is. He shows you the complete process of making the bowls. I am so amazed at this mans work. Just fantastic!!!
Anyway, I will be talking a lot about my Raggedies in future blogs and sharing pictures, because I plan to get busy making my next doll for Christmas gifts. I really do hope my friends like Raggedies, cause that's what they are getting. SHHHHH!!!!! Its a surprise. (wink,wink)