Friday, September 30, 2011

Candy Wrapper Box

I love the new Sizzix Candy Wrapper Box manual die (exclusive to Stampin Up), but I didn't want to pay out the moolah for it.  So, I decided to design my own version of it with my gypsy.  Using only the square from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge, I was able to make my own version of the box.  I actually have 5 different lengths of the box in my original gypsy file.  The 2" size is pictured below.  I also used a stamp from the Stampin Up Oval All set, and also the coordinating oval and scalloped oval punches.  The paper is from DCWV Whimsy stack.  I am very pleased with my finished box.  Now, to decide what to put inside...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gracie's new coat

I made this sweet little denim coat for Gracie.  It is already getting cold here, and we are still waiting on her full coat to grow back from the last trip to the groomer.  The lining and trim are a very Scottish looking red plaid.  It was so much fun to make.  The pattern is Butterick See & Sew 5126.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paper Bag Album post #8

Gracie is 10 months old today!  I know no one cares but me, but I just had to add the info anyway.  This is the final layout of the album.  I am still deciding if these pages need further embellishment or not.  The patterned paper design is so pretty that I hate to cover more of it up!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paper Bag Album post #7

This is the back of the second pull out page.  I used fruit punch stickles on the white lettering, and it came out a nice pink color.  It shows up better in real life than in the photo.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paper Bag Album post #6

The next two pages are a regular page and another pull out page.  Gracie was such a little baby!  I also have used the same Martha Stewart heart border punch throughout the album.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paper Bag Album post #5

This page is the bottom of the paper sack.  It makes a little pocket to slide the photo tag into. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paper Bag Album post #4

This is the first two-page layout in the album.  The first picture was taken when we went to meet Gracie on Christmas Eve, and the second one was taken the first day I brought her home in January.  I had to put the little red coat that I made for her on to see just how big it was.  She was swimming in it!  LOL

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Paper Bag Album post 3

This is the back side of the pull out page.  The photo is before Gracie was old enough to leave her mother, but right after both of her ears perked.  I believe it was before December was over.  I think she was the cutest puppy ever!  Again, all cuts were made with my Slice.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper Bag Album continued...

The first page is a pull out type.  The photo is the one that was on the breeder's website, and is pretty much the way Gracie looked when we met her at 5 weeks old on Christmas Eve 2010.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gracie Paper Bag Album

Finally, time to get started sharing my paper bag album.  I made this for my sister, but she doesn't have it yet.  Sssshhhhhhh!  This is the album cover.  All die cuts were done with my Slice machine.  The patterned paper is from an old set I bought on clearance at Target.  The "Gracie" letters are stickers that were included with the paper stack.  The two charms (Making Memories) were included with my new Slice machine to make up for the postage I paid to return the defective one.  It was perfect timing for the album!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time Flies!

It has been a month since my last post.  I have been incredibly busy, but I do have some pics to post.  Hopefully, I will have time tomorrow.  Hope everyone had a wonderful summer!