Sunday, January 15, 2012

Melty Bead Bowls

Melty Bead Bowls. Get excited. These are super easy. Super fast. And way fun!

Remember Perler Beads? Or melty beads as I liked to call them? You would arrange them on a pegboard, and then iron them to get them to melt together into some shape you created. Sound familiar?
Well I saw this post on pinterest the other day that used melty beads to make a bowl and I knew I'd have to try it out!

All you need is some oven safe bowls, oil, and melty beads (oh, and an oven would help too!)

Step 1: Grease bowls (bottom and sides) so the beads will stick

Step 2: Pour beads into bowl and spread around. Try to not leave too many open spaces. I found it helpful to do the bottom first and work your way up to the sides.

Step 3: Bake at about 240 degrees - peek in often!

Step 4: When everything looks stuck together and melty, they are probably done! Let them cool.

Step 5: Once cool take them out! I used a fork to poke mine out - and then rinsed with water to get rid of the oil.

Step 6: Find something cool to put in your new bowls! Enjoy!
Easy, huh? Here's a recap in a picture for you! Let me know if you make any!!
I'll probably do some linking up - you can see where here!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Barbie and Ken got married!

So I just found the greatest photographer today...
She photographed Barbie and Ken's wedding! Everything from getting ready, the ceremony, the reception, and of course romantic pictures! How fun is that! You have to go check it out HERE!!
Okay, now who wants to go play Barbies with me? :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mini Scrapbook Paper Bag Album

I just made my first mini scrapbook paper bag album and I can promise you it will not be the last!
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
 The supplies are so simple, you probably have everything you need on hand already. Go ahead and grab:
  • 3 paper lunch bags
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Roll on tape (or regular tape, or glue - to stick everything on with)
  • Stickers or other fun embellishments
  • Paper cutter (if you want to make life easier for yourself), scissors will work too.
  • Hole punch (again, to make life easier but a scissors would also get the job done)
Fold paper bags in half. Now each bag has become 4 mini pages - see how that works?

I found that it was easiest to put the paper on first and then punch the holes, otherwise your paper won't go all the way to the edge of the paper or you'll have to re-punch the holes anyway.

Decorate the pages as desired with fun paper, embellishments, and photos. (I gave my to my sister as a present and am letting her put in the photos, which is why mine doesn't have any yet!)
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Punch holes into the first paper bag. I have two holes on each page, but you could also do three putting one in the middle. After you punched the holes in the first page, use that page as a guide to how to punch the other ones. I put them on top of each other and marked where I would punch.

In order to put the pages together you will need some ribbon. Simply string through all of the holes and tie. Now it's hard to even tell where one bag ends and the other begins! Hm, is this two different bags or one open flat? :)
Lunch Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
One of the super fun things about paper bag scrapbooks is the pockets! These can be used to store notes, movie tickets, and of course - more pages!
Lunch Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
For the pull out pages. simply measure your bag and then cut out 3 pages that will fit into each paper bag half.
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Add ribbon to the page (I stapled mine) in order to pull the page out of the bag (and to make it look cute).
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Including the front and back cover and the inside pages, this mini scrapbook has a total of 18 pages that you can write on and add pictures too! Not bad for 3 paper bags, huh?! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our First Year Together - Scrapbook

Back in the fall of 2009 I made my husband (then boyfriend) a scrapbook for our first year anniversary of dating! I decided to scan it into my computer over my Christmas break to make sure we'd always have it - even if something happened to the original! And since I scanned it in, I thought I would share if any of you would like to check it out!

So, how I put it all together. I worked for WEEKS putting this all together - usually in the dorm room during the afternoons while watching Tyra with some of my friends. Then I'd have to hide it in case Kevin would come over. Mondays were the best for scrapbooking, because I could leave everything out on the floor because there were no visiting hours! He had no idea it was coming - which is impressive because I'm really bad at keeping secrets!

When I was done with all the pages, I put our scrapbook in page protector sheets and put it all in a 3-ring binder with a front that you could slide a cover in. I decorated the cover all cute as manly as I could and left a spot for a picture of us - that I took on our anniversary date, asked Kevin to stop at Walgreens on the way back where I printed the picture, and then stuck it on right before I gave it to him! Kevin was so surprised - it was awesome!

I wrote at lot, which took forever, but I am so glad I did! My scrapbooks now aren't as journalistic (I think I'm getting lazy...) I definitely want to start writing more in my scrapbooks again! Besides the journaling, I feel like my scrapbooking skills have improved a lot, these layouts seems slightly boring to me now, but it's kinda fun to look back at how I've started.

I am SO glad that I made this. We have so many beautiful memories and moments together and without this scrapbook, I know I wouldn't remember all of them. Looking back at this scrapbook and reading my journaling really takes me back (I know it's just a few years, but quite a bit has changed since then!) I love my hubby. I love the relationship we have and how it has developed over time.

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