Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Expressions

Hello! Heyyyy... I see a melding of the minds between Operation Write Home and Express the Moment this week. It's so nice when all of my friends can play together! :) I love using my ETM kits to make OWH cards, and I love using OWH sketches to make cards out of my ETM kits! Win win win!

So, a very cool new thing about this year is the combination of kits from Express the Moment. There is no longer a difference between the card-making and scrapbooking kits - just one big kit each month with tons of goodies inside. Amanda is still designing all of the scrabooking pages and I am still banging out the cards... :) this gives all you folks a lot to do with your kits. I still love the value and things that Kim picks to put in the kit each month - and now there is more to love! Don't forget to stop by the Express the Moment blog to see what can be done with the kits! Oh my gosh, did you see that mini-album project that Alicia made last month?

Soooo... it's are a few cards and things from my March kit that features papers and goodies from My Mind's Eyes' "On The Bright Side" collecton. My favorite papers were the denim patterned ones. . .

Do you recognize any of those card layouts? My point of frquently using OWH card sketches is to show that, when your scrapbooking is over, you can use even the smallest of leftover scraps to make beautiful cards. Huge thanks to the ETM ladies who have been using their kits to make cards for the troops! I got your box of donations from Kim last week and I will be mailing them off to Operation Write Home soon. You guys are the best!

Here is one last project from the March kit - an 8 x 8" page with room for two 2 x 3" photos. . . I am also building one 8 x 8 page each month to make a gift album for Christmas - by making one 8 x 8" page each month, when the holidays roll around, my gift album is already complete. How easy of a gift is that?

  • White cardstock base 8x8"
  • Blue denim paper 7.75 x 7.75" - round the corners and adhere
  • Light dotted paper - 5.25 x 5.75" - round the corners and adhere with 1" gap to the right side of the page.
  • A strip of floral patterned paper - 7.25 x 2" - round the corners on the left side only and mount in the middle of the page.
  • Cut several 1/2 inch strips of red dotted paper and build a frame with them. The frame is 7" tall and 3" wide.
  • Cut two 2x3" mats for photos. Adhere using dimensional squares.
  • Cut the left edge off of one of the journaling circles. Add some flowers and buttons as shown.

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