Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The One with Some Bungle Jungle

Ummm...I fully intended to be a better blogger but I had the opportunity to hang out with my kids at Backyard Bible Club all week last week, so I took it. So I have lots to share over the next few days.
First up-my favorite layout that I did at scrapbook night a couple of weeks ago.
I used the Sassafrass Bungle Jungle line to create this layout of my boys {this was before our 4th son was born}.
I used strips of the Bungle Jungle papers, Sassafrass chocolate glitter letter stickers, American Crafts thickers {joy}, and a Bazzill page topper element on this layout.
 Here's a closer look at the right side. Love the look of the different fonts.

And here's the left side. Such fun!

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I have it on display in my craft room.
How do you display your "favorite" layouts?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The One with the Teacher Gifts

This year I decided to go the quick, easy route with the teacher gifts. We had 4 teachers this year, and I wanted something that would work for all of them.
I decided to buy cloth photo albums from Target, decorate them, then add pictures, journaling and embellishments as a "mini-album" of the school year.
For my youngest son, this was pretty easy, I had a ton of pictures because I'd be on his field trips and at his class parties. It was a bit more difficult with my 4th graders. They don't have as many photo opportunities. In the end, I created albums for their teachers that they could use for the next few years.
The cover was pretty simple.
On the inside, I created journaling cards and dividers using a simple Word template. I found a super cute poem about teachers on line and formatted it to match my journaling cards.

A few ribbons and some more flowers as embellishments and it was all finished.

Lessons learned from this project:
-Buy inexpensve albums as I find them throughout the year. I paid full price for these and while they weren't crazy expensive, I could have gotten a larger size for a similar price on sale at TJ Maxx or Tuesday Morning.
-Print photos throughout the year. I would have had a much better idea of the need for more photos for the 4th graders if I had been printing all along.
-Keep it simple-don't go to crazy with embellishments, it makes it hard to close. :)

Totally doing this again this year, the teachers seemed to love them. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The One With the Winner!

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Commenter number 6....which just happens to be:

Monika Wright said...
Everything looks fun, but you know I can't pick just one favorite line...I Love them All!
Yay!!!! Congrats Monika! I think you know my email-and I'm pretty sure I have your address but can you send it to me just in case? :)
Thanks for stopping by! Check back later this week for new layouts and finished teacher gifts!