Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Having Fun with Subway Art!

    Happy Tuesday friends, over at the Simple Stories blog this week they are having a  Simple Stories / Core'dinations blog hop! For my project I made subway art.  I have been wanting to do this for a while now. Once I saw the Core'dinations cardstock I knew it would be perfect for my project.

     Here is what I used:  Canvas, red & green paint, 3 sheets of Core'dinations cardstock (Tim Holtz Kraft-core), Simple Stories Handmade Holiday #2704( Winter Wonderland), wooden numbers(25), sandpaper and Mod Podge(or any type of sealer).

1.  Paint your canvas (I painted mine red). Give it several coats.
2.  Cut out various words out of the Core'dinations cardstock.
3.  Glue the words down. Make sure your words are glued well and let it dry thoroughly.
4. Take your sandpaper and lightly sand over the words until you get your desired look.
5. Paint the wooden numbers, let them dry and cover the fronts with Winter Wonderland.  I used sandpaper to ruff mine up a bit.
6.  Seal the project with Mod Podge

That's it! The Core'dinations cardstock worked great for this project, with a little sanding I was able to get a really cool aged effect.  And the colors worked great with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday too! Have a wonderfull day!! Kellie

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Welcome to the Simple Stories December Daily Blog Hop!!

 Guiseppa Gubler
Jill Cornell
                                     Kellie Rabideau  <------ You Are Here
Rebecca Keppel
Shellye McDaniel
Tonya Dirk
Yuki Shimida
Hello Simple Stories fans!  I hope you are enjoying the December Daily Blog hop, if you are following the blog hop in order you just came from Jill Cornell's blog.  The designers have done an amazing job on their December Daily's!  Well for my December Daily I made a project that will become my December Daily once it is used.  I made an Advent calendar or Countdown to Christmas.

This is still a work in progress, I am going to post the back side at the end of the week.  This is a very easy project.  All you need is fabric, 4 page protectors 12 x12 with 4 x 6 pockets, two regular 12 x 12 page protectors, bag handles and Simple Stories Handmade Holiday.
For each of the 4 x 6 pockets I made little folders to go in each one and each pocket holds journaling cards.  This way I can journal each day and place photos or memorabilia in the pockets and at the end of  December I should have everything I need to fill my album. 
I hope you enjoyed my project! Your next stop is Rebecca Keppel's Blog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Love Sn@p!

Hi Friends!
    Over at the Simple Stories blog this week they are featuring what many of the design team members did with their Sn@p albums.  For my album I decided to do one featuring my son and his elementary school years.  I was surprised how easy it came together, the Sn@p products really make it easy. 

I wanted my cover so I could slide it off in case I changed my mind down the road.  So I took the cardboard sleeve that comes on the album and attached my paper to it, folding it around the edge and attaching it on the other side.

Here is a photo of the cover off the album:

I have so many of the large 8 x 10 school photos, these cut down really nicely to fit into the 6 x 8 Sn@p page protectors.  And the Sn@p label stickers work great added to the large photos, I also used the Sn@p letter stickers too.

I also took a piece of art from each year and cut it down to fit in the 6 x 8 page protectors:
The possibilities with these albums are endless.  I took the 4 x 6 Sn@p cards and made a pocket to hold journal strips:
And another pocket:
One of my favorite pages in the Sn@p collection are the ones that feature the little Polaroids, I love these because my punches are the perfect size to cut the photos to fit in the squares.  The punch I used for this page is a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4.
I hope you enjoyed my album or parts of it anyway... have a wonderful day!  Kellie

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Playing with Sn@p

I am having fun today playing with Snap, the new product line from Simple Stories!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Happy Wednesday friends!  Today's project is a Maya Road chipboard tin that I altered into a phone. 

I used Jillibean paper, to cover the phone. 
I took the handle off the top of the Maya road tin and flipped it upside down inside the tin.  This is what holds the little phone book pages.

Have a Great day!  Kellie

Monday, October 8, 2012

Simple Stories goodness!

Hi all,

Check out what I received in the mail Friday...

The new Simple Stories product Snap.  This is a pretty Awesome collection!  I love the bright fun colors and designs.  This is a must to check out at your local scrapbook store, I think they are going to be shipped to stores around October 15.  We will be doing a lot of fun things on the Simple Stories blog over the next couple months with Snap. 

A lot of people have been doing project life. Were you basically record daily life and scrapbook it, I have never been inspired enough by a product to want to attempt this.  Well after seeing Snap, I am thinking this is something I would like to try.  But I am going to do mine monthly, I think this would be easier for me to manage.  So keep a look out for this new project to begin!  Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hi Blogger friends,

    I made these flowers to decorate for Halloween, you don't always need traditional Halloween paper to make decorations.  I used paper from Simple Stories Documented collection to make these.  I cut the flowers with my eclips machine, the center of the flower is a strawberry svg and you can put candy inside the center.

Enjoy your day! Kellie