Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Last MPS Project...at least for now

Class ended last week and I'm so sad about it! It was so much fun learning from Heidi and Jessica and just CREATING. The next MPS-Mom version is in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to that.

I'm in the Art of Digital Design class right now too...yep you guessed it...at Jessica Sprague's site! :D She's teaching us how to make (and later market) our own digital kits. I'm learning so much and having fun putting different things together to make different papers and elements.

Friday, March 18, 2011

More MPS Projects

Our first project this week was making a little album about 10 things that make us happy. It was such a fun project! If you aren't in this class, go to the House of 3 web site and click on the link for web shows. Heidi Swapp did another album almost like this one she did for the class. The idea is the same. She records her web shows so you can catch them later. I think she's going to have a tutorial on her blog for these too! :)

This is my take on the layout Jessica had for us this week. I really like how this turned out! I haven't really done a whole lot of scrapping lately so I'm glad they included mini albums and pages in the class.

I started another class over on Jessica's site this week too...I'm becoming such a class junkie!! It's Art of Digital Design...all about creating and marketing your own digital scrapbook kits. I'm not sure if I will go the commercial route or not but it'll be fun to make kits for myself and friends. And I'll know what to do if I ever do want to start selling them. I'm already starting to feel a little overwhelmed so wish me luck! :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mouse Paper Scissors-Layout

Today, we made a totally hybrid layout in our Mouse Paper Scissors class. I've done hybrid as far as playing with my photos and journaling before but not to the extent we did this one. Most of the papers and elements were done on the computer and printed out. Even the swirl was printed on the back of the cardstock and cut out. Lots of fun!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Project Explosion!

That's about right too!  I've been taking a class at Jessica Sprague called Mouse, Paper, Scissors.  I almost didn't sign up for it but decided to last minute.  I'm so glad I did!!  Jessica is teaching the digital part and then Heidi Swapp is teaching the hybrid part of it.  We've done sooo many projects in just the couple of weeks we've been doing the class.  And it came with an awesomely packed kit too! ;)  Here are some of the projects we've done so far...

This is an observation book. Every day we have an assignment and a prompt for an observation to record. I really like this...kinda like short-hand journaling, diary-keeping. :)

This is another one that I did on my own to give as a gift. I also gave one with different papers to Ali's teacher...the pics are on another camera downstairs so no pics to share this time.

We've done a lot of cards...and envelopes too! I love my stamps still but these are fun to make.

We did this album yesterday and today! They are super cute and super easy to make. I've already got a plan for this one I did today and plans to make a few more for some albums I've been putting off that really, really need to get made. I'm only a few months late with them!

My friend Evie came over to craft with me today. She had found a tutorial for these here. I dug out all of the lace I could find and we hooked up our glue guns and lost a few fingerprints. But we did make some pretty cute flowers! Evie put hers on alligator clips. I thought I was just going to use mine for album covers but Ali informed me tonight she wants it on a hairclip. She NEVER NEVER NEVER wants her hair up so this completely shocked me!

One of these is white and the other cream. It's hard to tell the colors...indoor pics at night...but I promise that's what they are!

I've got a spring banner and some pinwheels I made over the last few days. I'm too lazy to take anymore pics but I'll try to remember after I get them fixed up.