Jun 29, 2013

Sweet Baby Girl Chipboard Album

Hello Everyone, I sure hope you're enjoying your weekend. I know I am... I've spent the day thoroughly enjoying me some housework. Haha.  All joking aside, it does feel good to have a clean house, it's just the getting there that isn't quite so fun. 
On another note, I've also been working hard on the blog. For some reason I could not figure out, all the new e-mail subscribers were being sent posts from my old blog, so in order to solve that problem, I deleted the old blog. It was a little scary at first, but it had to be done. Now, it's just this little ole blog left standing, hopefully it will make it. :)
So, of course, why am I blogging today anyways? Because I've got some fun stuff to show you! I have spent almost every evening for the last 8 weeks working on an album for a good friend of mine. She is due to deliver a baby girl any day now, and I wanted to create something for her. This friend of mine had mentioned to me in passing that she just did not have the time to scrapbook anymore, with soon to be four little ones running around, she didn't think she would find the time either. So I made an album that she can just add the pictures, and a little journaling to make it her own. In addition I thought being made by me would be a special gift for baby.  
Now, let me warn you. This album is loaded, a full 20 pages to show you. So I will have to spread it out over a few posts. I hope you all stick with me, and will find some inspiration to create a work of pretty papers melded together for someone special.
Here is the front cover, this is not your typical sized album. In fact it is much larger sized. Just slightly smaller than a 12x12. I found this chipboard album at Micheals. I began by painting all edges using white acrylic paint. 

I used paper from 4 different collections for this album... Echo Park Country Drive, and Sweet Day Collections,  Simple Stories Snap collection, and DCWV Sunday Afternoon collection. I also embellished using my own hand made goodies, along with much more from my stash... 
Here are the first 2 pages from the album.
I tried to coordinate each 2 page layout together, giving more flow to the album. 

For this page I used Echo Park County Drive paper and journal tag. The photo mats are simple stories snap paper. The chipboard flowers are from my stash, and the wooden lady bug is from Micheals. The flower trim at the bottom of the photo mat I bought from Walmart. The stamped sentiment on the journal tag is from MME. 
Once again more country drive paper. I layered the photo mat over a paper doilie and a K and Company Vellum embellishment. 

Here I used a handmade fabric and button goodie, a basic grey felt bloom. I cut a flower from the trim I had used on the previous page, and a canvas heart from basic grey that I machine stitched down the middle. I adhered some fuzzy yarn under the cluster, and finished it off with wooden lady bugs. The cute blond girl, and journal tag are free printables found HERE, and HERE
Be sure to check back to see the rest of the album, as I think this is quite enough for today. 
To see more of this album click here.
Until next time, 
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            Linking up with Word Art Wednesday Challenge #86 anything goes

Jun 15, 2013

Mod Podged Graduation Tile

Hello there, it's me again. Just poppin in for a quick visit. I am still working on updating the blog, repairing broken links, adding the Mocha Doodle Designs logo to my printables, ect... but I've also been working on several projects in my craft space, and I can't wait to show them to you. 
Most recently I've just finished a personalized tile for a sweet girl. Our family was honored to be invited to her graduation and after party/ BBQ :) This is what I crafted for her.

The layout was inspired by her gorgeous picture. Her talented photographer dad took this shot, and I loved it. I couldn't help but think of my God who is sovereign over all, and who is watching over her life.  
I began this tile using paper and sticker elements from Basic Grey, the Plumeria line. I Then used Mod Podge to adhere everything that was flat to the tile. Once the paper, stickers, and picture were dry, I added the 3D elements Prima flowers, bling, and butterflies.  I used the butterfly stickers from the BG kit and adhered them onto card stock, cut them out and glued them on with the wings popped up. Lastly I used my Viva pearl pen to add some pretty accents down the side. 
 Here is a close up showing what I did with the butterflies. For the verse, I just printed it off, cut it out, and Mod Podged it on. So easy. 
 In this close up you can see that I used the alpha stickers that come with the BG kit. Another use of the butterfly. Here you can see the pearl accents made using the Viva pen. I also adorned her name using a flower that I cut from a Websters Pages bloomer, and lastly I used Some Prima bling that curved nicely around the label. 

 And I leave you with this close up of the flower cluster. I curved it around her beautiful picture, just to bring more attention to the photo. 
These Mod Podge tiles make nice gifts, and are so easy to make. Just think of it as a scrapbook layout glued down to a tile... making it a permanent keepsake. 
Until next time, 
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Jun 8, 2013

Music Teacher Thank You Card

Well, here goes! My first post as Mocha Doodle Designs! I hope you all like what you're seeing. I am still working on a few kinks... but I think it's coming along nicely. I will be deleting the sevens blog soon, after I fix all of the links. I am still working on getting the sevens logo off of my printables and adding the Mocha Doodle Designs logo. But enough blog talk, I really just want to share cards!
I recently made this card for my kid's piano teacher. She has been their teacher for the past 6 yrs. and has decided to take a break from teaching piano. She has become a dear friend of mine over the years, and is  the best example of a Proverbs 31 woman that I know. I am more than a little sad to lose her as my kiddos teacher. So I made her this card to show my appreciation.

I used MME and K and Company paper for this card. Twine from Comsumer Crafts, and the "Thank you" sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I found at Wal-Mart. I finished it off with a little machine stitching and some black jewels. 
Thank you for stopping by today, and for all of your encouragement, 
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