Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quilted Ornament Balls

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I am working on Quilted Balls - they are a great movie project. It takes about one movie to make one ball - so not to bad - they look awesome. I made my first one on the way to St George, Utah when our daughter had a baby. I have made about one a week since then - shows how many movies I watch! I have 6 done - I need to do about 12 more. Instructions on how to do these are at: http://www.make-stuff.com/projects/quiltball.html

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Few More Pages in My Christmas Traditions Altered Book

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We are having a family reunion next week with our annual "Girl's Night" and "Boys Night" The girls are making these altered books. I wanted to get a head start so I can help everyone there get a good start. The next few posts tell about the pages I have done so far.
I get excited every night to work for a few minutes on my Christmas Altered Book!
Here are a few more pages that are done.
This is page 2 of the Santa page. On the left side are all the little traditions and legends about Santa, things like stockings, north pole, reindeer, etc. On the right the envelope holds the Santa history and tradition information.
This is the Christmas Tree Tradition page.
This is the music and caroling page, when you lift the card the information about Christmas music is there.

This is the beginning point of the next page I am working on. On the left side will be traditions of various ancestors. On the right side will be a wonderful talk given by Ezra Taft Benson called, "Keeping Christ in Christmas."

That is all for now! I will update as I make more progress through this magical book.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Altered Book - Another Step - The First Page!

The theme for my book is Christmas Traditions
I decided what pages I wanted to do.
They include:
Ancestor Tribute
Christmas Tree's
Santa Claus
Our traditions
I have 18 pages I am doing. I decided a rough draft of each page set up so I can get started.
I gathered all my supplies.
I used an accordian file and gave a file to each page and put teh stuff that goes with each page in the proper space.
This will be the page that holds all the Santa traditions
First Page I did was a horizontal ripped pocket page.
I took the section had had marked for my second Santa page and ripped 10 pieces (see the lower green) then the next 10 and ripped a little higher (see burgandy) then 10 more pieces ripped higher until I had 5 pockets.
Then I used Elmer's Glue and glued each page together (Use a brush to get it even)
Then I painted each section, let it dry then glued the outside edges to make pockets.
I haven't made the stuff that goes in the pockets yet.
Here is all the stuff gathered for the Santa Intro page.
Here is the finished Santa Page.
Next installment will be finished version of all 4 Santa pages.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Altered Book---->First Post 2010!

We are having a girl's night at our family reunion in a coup;le of weeks. We are starting on an altered book for Christmas. The theme we are using is Christmas traditions
These are the steps we have followed so far.
1 - Pick a theme
2 - Choose an appropriate book to re-purpose
3 - Decide on pages you want to do
4 - Find thoughts, stories to go on specific pages
5 - Divide your book into the amount of pages you want to do and paper clip them
6 - Map each page with post a notes
7 - Decide on layout themes for each page
8 - Gather supplies and put in accordian folder, zip loc's etc for each page.
9 - Start gluing, ripping, punching, painting, sewing etc each page.

Page paper clipped and ready to go:

This shows the beginning of the mapping out of pages - use post a notes.
Next step is to glue pages - use Elmer's glue. Pour out on page, then use a brush to smooth it out. I will show when we start decorating.

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