Saturday, March 27, 2010

LPS March Featured Kit!!

This month at LPS, I have the pleasure to work with the gorgeous featured kit which has papers by Shabby Green Door (Wings of a Dream) and GCD (Ella Blue), and other fabulous products!

I was so inspired by this paper, that I decided to do a page about Spring, my daughter Aline, and my path to faith. This page may like another page about a cute baby girl sitting on the grass, but I included a poem of the same title by Emily Dickinson.

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

This photo was taken about the time my daughter and I were baptized and I was confirmed in our church, which was at the Easter vigil. The "Light" in the poem is special because it refers to Jesus, the light of the world, and also my daughter's name is Aline, which translates to "light". I decided to become a Catholic when I was pregnant with Aline, and I attended classes for over a year while pregnant and while she was a newborn. The poem refers to a "Sacrament", which represents to me the sacraments of baptism and confirmation. It was a very special moment for us to both receive the Sacraments at the same time.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Create a diorama out of old packaging!

I originally saw this idea made by Melissa at LPS. I coveted this project, and have been saving this old Daisy D packaging for a chance to use it. I've had it for a few years now, and decided to give it a shot. Here are some basic instructions, in case you would like to try one yourself. You can adapt them for your own needs.

You will need some sort of packaging that is deep enough to hold a few 3-D items. I liked this packaging because the window was an attractive shape. You will also need a sheet of patterned paper, plus extra for embellishment, some 3-D objects to put in your diorama, ribbon, and embellishments of choice.

1. Carefully, tear open your packaging along the seams. Remove the plastic window, and set aside. You will want to replace this when you glue it all back together.

2. Spread out on the wrong side of your patterned paper, and trace around the outside edges and window of the packaging with pencil. Trace the window opening, as well.

3. Cut along your pencil lines with scissors. Cut out the window with an exacto knife.

4. Glue the patterned paper to your box. Adhere the wrong side of patterned paper to the print side of your box. Clip off any extra paper that hangs over the edge. (Note: I recommend an adhesive that gives you a few seconds of wiggle room!)

5. Fold along the edges, and ink if desired.

6. Punch a hold in the center top lid to thread a ribbon through for hanging.

7. Glue paper down as your background for your diorama. Depending on how much you can see, you may want to wrap the paper around the edges.

8. Arrange the items in your diorama, and glue down securely. Allow to dry completely before reassembling the box.

9. Thread your ribbon through the hole you punched in the top flap, and tie a knot.

10. Glue your box back together. Be aware that some of the tabs may interfere with your scene. If so, just glue them to the outside, instead.

11. Decorate as desired.

12. Hang up in your home, and enjoy!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Valentine Artist Trading Card Swap

I know it's March, but I just recently finished my Valentine ATC for the swap at LPS! I was in a big rush to complete them, but I think they turned out pretty cute!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Card Making Basics Class (Peek-a-boo card)

I've always admired Melissa's gorgeous cards in the gallery at LPS, and was so excited when she did her card making class! The instructions explain how to make an awesome peek-a-boo card. It would have been helpful to have a scalloped square punch slightly larger than my square punch, but I was able to get by with a scalloped square cut from my Cricut and the Mini Monograms cartridge. It did take a few tries to get the size just right. Take a look at this and other great classes at the LPS Classroom.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Valentine File Folder Class

Lisa at LPS did an amazing class in February for an adorable Valentine file folder! I've been thinking of ideas to try it out. I decided to make a folder for our puppy, because it's all about the puppy right now! There are places to write information about him, like how much he weighed, and his vet visits. Check out the instructions for this and other great classes at the LPS Classroom.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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