Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's Here... It's Here... The MemoryWorks Blog Hop!


Congrats to MemoryWorks for 10 amazing years.  Happy Birthday to you!!!  Let's keep this party going...

What's a birthday without something fun to wrap the gift in?  I took the Simple Stories Baby Steps Collection Kit, a toilet paper roll, inspiration from Pinterest and created this darling owl.  My girlfriend collects owls, so I couldn't resist.  I used a whole punch to create the circles and layered them to get the affect I needed.  I also took a heart shaped punch and created the feet.  The beak is from a scrap piece of paper from my stash of other MemoryWorks supplies.  For the wings, I just free-handed a template from the collection kit.  For the eyes, again it was just circle punches with some Crystal Stickles for the center.  And just in case you were wondering, I made her a fun washer necklace to put in it.  She loved it!
Using various papers from my MemoryWorks Express Kits (which I love getting and have had a subscription to for several years now), I created an ABC & 123 Book.  Each page was cut to 8x8.  Using my die-cut machine I cut an animal for each page.  For the title page and last page I used scraps from papers I used through-out the book.  The baby can learn their colors  too!  I kept the pages pretty simple and not too lumpy due to the fact that it was a baby book.  I wouldn't want small pieces in the babies mouth, so I made sure the pages were protected.  The book was well received and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  Here are a few pages to share with you. 


Next I created this Canvas.  It would be a nice gift for the birthday girl/boy.  I took a 12x12 canvas and inked the edged with Tim Holtz Walnut and Vintage Photo inks.  I then took the Fancy Pants Wave Searcher Theme Papers - Floating and Shoreline.  Trimming an 1/8 of an inch I made small trim pieces and then inked all the edges of the paper to make embellishments to the layout.  Then I created roses from the selected papers along with more ink on the edges.  I added self-adhesive Zva gems and placed them on the corner of the canvas and placed the rosettes on top.  For added dimension, I created a frame using 1" strips and my decorative edged whole punch to create a sweet frame.  I had previously cut a whole in the canvas to create the whole for the photo to be placed.  I also punched wholes to pull the ribbon through for hanging.  There is a little bit of bling in each of the roses and the ribbon was from my exclusive MemoryWorks stash.  I am pleased with the simple yet elegant look I was able to create with this layout.  I hope you do too.
Thank you for stopping by and partying with me... Party on!










1. Memory Works Blog (You should have started here)
4. Christy Musack   www.christymusack.blogspot.com
5. Jody Spiegelhoff   http://spiegelmom.blogspot.com/
10. Cathy Hollins http://cathiehollins.blogspot.com/  (You just left here)
11. Janey Pumphrey http://nevadagal1.blogspot.com/  (You are here - Thanks for coming)
12. Sharon Hill  http://ascrappersmemoir.blogspot.com/ (Go here next)
There will be a *prize for one lucky winner !
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Wednesday, June 27th.
*Prize is sponsored by Memory Works.
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35 comments :

Jenn said...

That's a really cute book and the canvas is beautiful

Kelly said...

The owl is priceless, the book is adorable, and the canvas is beautiful! Love them all! TFS

Lacey said...

DARLING projects Janey!!! The OWL IS ADORABLE!!! SEriously so flippin cute!! Oh and it is June (retreat time - well every other year) and the other day i thought, i want to go on a lunch date with Janey! ;)

Family Reflections said...

Thanks everyone! And Lacey... You are on!

Cathie said...

I lve that owl! Cute projects Janey!

Gloria said...

That owl is the cutest thing ever!! Making one of those today!

Sandy said...

SO cute! That owl is adorable!!

SandeeH said...

OMGoodness, that owl is awesome!!

Sue Frazier said...

OMG...love the owl!!!

Christine Pennington said...

So much fun! I love the owl too!!

Jenn & Erik said...

Love the baby book idea. I just had a baby and would love to do something like that for when he is a little older. Thanks!

connie said...

Love the baby book! thanks for sharing.

jw2886 said...

Love the owl you made and teh ABC/123 book! Have quite a few friends who've just had babies or are pregnant now...these could come in handy...I'll probably do the 6 x6 albums...then I can get 4 pages out of one 12 x 12 paper :-)

Kelly said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That owl is crazy cute :) I love all of the projects you made, Janey...that canvas is gorgeous!

Jen said...

Wow!! Amazing baby book. I am in awe of how much work you put into it! Great job.

Debra Miller said...

Oh wow - so many awesome ideas - love the ABC 123 book!

Carol said...

Love the owl, it's absolutely adorable. All your projects are beautifully done.

Kim said...

OMG....LOVE the owl! Actually, I just love your blog...period!

Kim said...

Whew! A whirlwind of creativity! I love the altered canvas. What a great idea! (And such a cute little owl!)

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

That canvas is beautiful!! and my kids would love the ABC book... darling!

Family Reflections said...

Thanks everyone... Thanks for "hopping by"!

Maryann said...

I LOVE your owl!!!

Susan Nichols said...

Janey.. I love it ALL! The Owl takes the Birthday Cake!!! Great job! Love the album. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

Love that owl, so cute!!

Rosann said...

all i can say is wow.

ScrapsofMe said...

Cute cute cute....loving the wee little owl!
Pam

Scraptastic Jen said...

love, love, love your projects! TFS

to_csh said...

Love the alphabet book! I have been wanting to make one with pics for my 2 four year old grandsons - thanks for the inspiration!

melissa s said...

Cute owl!

Barbara H said...

Your owl is so amazing, really and your books is cute, too. Congratulations. Thanks for letting me hop by for Memory Works Birthday celebration.

Melinda said...

That owl is so cute! And love the book too!

Robyn said...

I LOVE Owls
Tooo cute and I really like
your canvas as well:)

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