Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treat bag

This was a quick and easy treat bag I came up with for last minute gift giving.  I decorated 18 of these wax paper bags and filled with some sweet treats and gave to coworkers.  The haunted house and sentiment images are stamps that I purchased from Michaels.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Altered soft photo album

A few months ago, I attended a retirement party of a coworker who I had worked with for many years.  I've been trying to take more photos lately so I brought along my camera.  I took various pictures and decided to make a small memento of this happy occasion by presenting them to her in a photo album.  I had approximately 20-25 photos so when I came across the soft bound photo album, I thought it was the perfect size plus it  was great for altering!  I wanted to present this album to her in person but I was on vacation during her last week of work so I had to mail it to her.  I had written a nice note and slide into the back of the front cover opposite of the intro page of details.  She contacted me after she received it and told me that she loved it!  This was great to hear because she's such a sweet lady and I wanted to give her something special!  Here are pictures of the front and back covers as well as the intro page with details of location, date, some stamped expressions of congrats, etc., to set the stage before the series of photos started!  I can't remember where but I found the retirement quote online.  I covered the front and back covers with some patterned paper.  On the front cover, I also stamped her name in the top left corner using some script alphabet letter stamps.  Roses are her favorite flowers so I used the rose from the stamp set A Year of Flowers by Gina K. Designs  which I stamped on colored paper and hand cut before adhering with dimensional adhesive.  The leaf sprigs were cut from a Sizzix die.  I used Spellbinders' labels 8 die to cut the quote and black mat.