Here are my New York pages:
These are the last section of pages in my Summer Fun Daybook. I had a lot of fun making this book, filling it up and sharing them with you. Your comments on this series have been really nice to read. Thank you so much for coming by.
Who doesn't love ice cream?
We went to a White Caps baseball game. The White Caps are a minor league team in our city. Ryan was in heaven. He LOVES baseball!!! We had a lot of fun. It was family night so they had lot of fun activities going on.
Balloons, dancing, food, and the mascot Crash...
On the left is my mom's birthday. As you can see on the lower picture, my husband is being an awfully daring comedian! On the right is a fun day with some old friends who were in town.
The boys started football practice this summer and did a couple camps. On the right is the start of the next section about my art.
I put a pocket on the page that holds some pictures of my favorite art projects I worked on this summer.
This next page is just a little bit about how much the kids have grown over the last few years. I have a picture of them this summer and then one from the summer of 2006 to compare. I put the pictures on tags that pull out from the pocket. On the pocket I wrote their ages for both years.
Fall canning and some yummies made from the all the tomatoes and raspberries from the garden.
I sure learned a lot making this daybook. One, do not make them this thick. It's about double the size it should be. I do tend to make really dimensional pages and with so many pages in the book, it's just too fat! Second, always have a ribbon or some other kind of closure planned to hold your book shut. Third, really glue down all your pieces you decorate your front cover with. They will get beat up.
I love these books. Daybooking, Smashing...it's the new way to scrapbook. I have three more I am working on to finish up my summer:
1. Camping daybook for our annual family camping trip to Lake Michigan
2. Ryan's birthday book
3. Beach daybook to document our week at Lake Michigan for the Blueberry festival
Sneak peak at my Camping daybook
If you want to see a sneak peak at my camping daybook, head over to Tsunami Rose Designs blog. I used one of Daisy Collin's sketches and one of her fabulous digital printable scrapbook papers to make the cover. I will be a guest designer for Daisy again on the 25th. I hope you stop back by then.
THANK YOU so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project!
The next seven pages of my daybook include my hubby's company party, my nephew leaving for boot camp, and my two new nieces.
The first four pages are the company party.
The next page spread that includes a couple random pictures and journalling along with my thoughts on the Olympics.
The page on the left side is our goodbye party we had for my nephew who shipped off to Marine boot camp. The picture on the right is my new Great Niece. She is my first great niece and stinkin pickin cute!
More of my adorable great niece Amaiya.
The next two pictures show my other new niece. I am a happy auntie this summer for sure! The page on the right has two flip outs. The one on the top flips up and the one on the bottom flips to the right.
I hope you liked my pages. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Till next time...
So tags are all the craze right? Tim Holtz has a series of monthly tags he does and in the past has had Christmas tag series. People swap them, RAK them, Pin them..on and on. They are an art form and people love making them. Well so do I and man oh man, did I have fun making and decorating some tags today.
Making your own tags
I also have two dies that cut tags. I love these dies because you can use them to cut thick material like cardboard, boxes, metal, etc. The Tim Holtz die cuts a #5 tag along with various other shapes of tab and charm shapes. The tag punch will work with paper or cardstock only.
Here are some tags I cut out from some different materials.
Ideas for decorating tags
This tag is canvas glued to card board. It was cut with the Tim Holtz die. On on the front, I used Staz On to stamp the flower. The back is painted and the little admit one sticker is actually masking tape that I stamped on, again using Staz On. I used some jean material scraps for the ribbon.
The tag on the left is strips of painted masking tape and the tag on the right is the wall paper tag. I used Staz On ink to stamp the image. It's much darker than the canvas tag. The canvas really soaks up the ink.
These next two tags are by far, these are my favorites from today. I had a lot of fun making these tags.
The tag on the left is news paper from painting. When I paint, I lay it down so I don't get paint everywhere. I am messy enough as it is. I save all these new papers for later. I just used Mod Podge and glued it down on my tag and then painted the back.
The other tag is collaged. I have a box that is lined with news papers. When I am going to spray something, I put it in the box so it doesn't get all over everything, me, the floor, the table etc. Again, I save those news papers and use them later. There are some really cool colors in there. I just took the news paper, ripped it into small pieces and Mod Podged it on the tag. I glued some jean material on the back of the tag. It was left over from some flowers I made using a pair of my son's old jeans. I used scrap material for the tie on top.
Look at the mess I made making these two tags! Boy was it fun!
I hope this was helpful and gave you some fun ideas on how to make and decorate your own tags.
The next section of my daybook has 5 pages that are garden/flower type pages. I have really enjoyed the gardens and birds this year.
The first two page spreads are the flowers and garden the end of June.
A couple pages from my nephew's visit this summer when there mom was away on business. We went on lots of bike rides and did some bug hunting. We collected things for them to put in their nature books I made them.
These next two pages are a few pieces of art and sayings that inspired me this summer. It all spoke to me in different ways and I really wanted to put it all on a page. The dress form was a gift from Anne Hotchkiss over at This blog made possible by Coffee... Check out her blog, she makes super cute daybooks too. Pst...and she make a lot more of them than me....a lot!!!
The next two page spreads are the July gardens. I love them because I used a lot of chipboard pieces and some felt. It really made them dimensional.
This spead is garden themed too but is a adorable picture my mom took of a bird burried in the flower pot eating seads. We have lots of birds in our back yard. I really enjoy watching them.
This is the center of the daybook. I challenged myself to make it a totally flat page. I chose pictures that I thought were super fun and that stood out to me this summer.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. :)
This is part one is a series of posts showing my pages from my Summer fun Daybook that I made back in June. I used this daybook* to document the fun things we did this summer. I have seperate daybooks for our two vacations and my son's birthday.
Pages 1 - 3 are a weekend trip to the beach for Father's Day.
Page 4 on the left side is my nephew's Smashing*. I made my nephews daybooks that we use for nature journals. They color in them, add stickers, draw things we saw, and we staple and paste fun things in them like rocks and feathers and sticks. The right side is my boys cooking. Ryan is on the top cooking breakfast with a friend who spent the night and Jarred is on the bottom cooking banana bread with his dad.
Page 5 is of our day trip to Grand Haven, MI beach. We had a lot of fun going to the Rib Festival and walking along the boardwalk. They have a beautiful lighthouse there.
The last 2 page spreads I am going to share today are from a weekend we spent with our family attending a Gus Maker tournament that my nephew played in.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my pages. I had a ton of fun doing them. To be honest, I had way more fun doing this than I thought I would.
Thanks for stopping by.