Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School!

Since school is starting soon, I decided to re-post a project I did a few years back.  It's a report card file made from a pocket check file.  You can use one devider per school year and have a nice place to store things like school ribbons, report cards, and wallet size school pictures. Originally I came across this idea in a Paper Trends magizine and I still love it. Just change up the pattern papers to fit your style.

Here's how to make the Report Card File:
You will need an expandable pocket check file. You can find them at office supply stores. (Some are plastic, you will want one made of paper.) You will also need pattern paper, adhesive or glue, and a strip of fabric.

Remove the stretchy cord and put it aside for now. Cut about half of the flap off.

 Attach your paper to the front, back, and inside flap. The little elastic band, that we will use later, might rip the paper - so you may want to cover the top with small strip of fabric. I used red.

On the inside of the file, label each devider with a grade.

Punch a hole in the flap and insert an eyelet. This is where the elastic cord will go.
To finish it up, round the corners and decorate it the way you like.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Star Wars Parade

Do you love Star Wars? Do you love Disney? If so, you have to go to Star Wars Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is such a fun weekend and the parade is one of the best parts because you can see so many characters in one place.  I did a scrapbook layout about the parade and used a sketch from the Sketch Savvy blog.  I used October Afternoon's Captains Log and Cosmo Cricket's Logic Board papers, the font is downloaded from the internet and cut on my Silhouette, Martha Stewart "Cracks" border punch, and rub-ons from a Star Wars set.

Here are some close up details:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Liebster Award

I was nominated by Joy at for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you Joy!! This "award" is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  It is really just a nice way to recognize "up and coming" bloggers and help them get noticed.

The rules of this award are:
1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 3-5 blogs with 200 followers or less that you feel deserve to be noticed.

5. Let them know they have been chosen.

It's time for me to nominate the blogs that I feel should be noticed and mine are all crafty blogs:

Paper Scissors Sew
Janet's Blog
Judean's Blog

Now go check them out!!  :-)