Another Camera Phone Scrapbook Page!

Another thing I love about my camera phone is that I can hand it off to my kids and not worry about the lens getting smudged or scratched and also people do not run away from someone holding a cell phone like they do if you are holding a honest-to-God camera. Look at the great pic my daughter Maizy got of me, my sister and her husband, my other daughter and my parents…oh yes, and my dog Hazel:

I’m pretty sure Dad would not have smiled at me holding my big DSLR LOL! It just proves my motto: Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without. Don’t fret about missing a moment because you left your ‘good’ camera at home, grab your phone and get scrappin! Til next time happy crafting!

PS In case you are wondering my phone is a cheap Samsung Trac-Phone, nothing fancy and less than $50 (and I think that included a year’s worth of minutes…I don’t talk on the phone much 🙂 )

Cute Gift: Handmade Sewing Kit

Here is a cute little sewing booklet you can whip up in an hour for any of your girlfriends. This would make a nice gift for a daughter attending a prom or a bride to be as well. You only need a few supplies to make this project:

Supplies

Canvas (natural 100% cotton duck)

Gesso: Pro Art *Note: I tinted the gesso with pink glimmer mist for the cover.

Stamps: Pink Persimmon (Vintage Girl & Cute as a Button sets)

Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black-Pigment)
Other: Button, velcro dots, scrap fabric, ink refill, paint brush, heat tool, iron, sewing machine, scissors, cardstock scrap, hot glue & glue gun, glue stick
Finished size: 3″x3.5″ (closed)
Directions: Paint several scraps of canvas (6″x8″) with gesso and let dry. You can tint the gesso with dye based reinkers if desired. I added pink ink to the cover but left the other gessoed canvas (for the pockets) white. The Gesso will make the canvas easier to stamp and make it more rigid and will reduce fraying. Cut 2 pieces of raw canvas 3″x5″ for the inner pages and set aside.
Once the canvas is dry cut a 3″x5″ scrap of cardstock and center it on the back side of the cover piece of gessoed canvas, tack it down with a glue stick. Lay a scrap of pretty fabric on top of the cardstock making a sandwich and tack that down as well. Iron the sandwich and straight stitch with your sewing machine along the edge (but not through) the cardstock. Use decorative fabric shears to trim 1/4″ from the stitching. this is the cover. Make a tab closure by sewing a tube of scrap fabric that is closed at one end (sew it right sides together) then turn it right side out, tuck under the raw edge and sew it.
Center the pages you cut earlier on the inside cover and straight stitch down the middle. Now you can stamp on the cover of the book and on any pages you wish. Be sure to heat set everything you stamp with a heat gun so the ink does not smudge!
To make pockets simply cut rectangles of gessoed canvas, stamp them and hot glue them on 3 sides to a page to make a pocket. Pin safety pins, sewing needles and straight pins to the un-gessoed (raw canvas) pages in the book. Hot glue in spare buttons, don’t worry, they can be pulled off if mending is needed! Add scissors, snaps, thread and any other sewing essentials. You can buy a sewing kit from the dollar store or repurpose a hotel sewing kit for this project.
To make the closure I used velcro dots on the tab and cover. I glued a button on the tab to make it look like it has a button closure, pretty tricky, huh.
To make this a special gift for a bride or a prom-goer add a bobbin of thread to match their gown. It will truly be a cherished keepsake! Here is a peek at the stamps I used on this project:
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

LSS Weekly Wrap Up 3

Wow, I must say I really enjoy gathering up my design team’s projects in one spot, I am so lucky to have such a talented group of artists working for me on the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff team. Without further ado let’s see what they cooked up this week!

Micki’s Card this week has me dreaming of summer, find out her tricks for printing and watercoloring this digital stamp from the Seaside Sketches set on her blog.

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Rhonda has been in the sewing room again this week with a beautiful card using the Posh ‘n Trendy set, wowza, isn’t it gorgeous!

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Here is our ‘hybrid homey’ Diane with a great Easter Card (love the sentiment) and she made her background paper with a digistamp, find out how on her blog-this girl knows all the tricks and she shares her card making secrets! She used the Cute Easter Set and the Easter Sentiment freebie on this card:

And if you want another freebie check out the paper Karin used in her elegant card today, it is from the Vintage Sheet Music Freebie from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff-these days you gotta love free!

And here is Tracey with an earth-friendly decor craft (you are not gonna believe what she made this wall hanging out of) using Owl Tree stamp from Lindsay’s ShopHandmade Store and it’s only $1!https://thefrugalcrafter.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/img_79172b2528large2529.jpg?w=300

Last but not least we have Cindi with a hybrid card. She used the digital invitation from the Valentine Party Add-on kit as a background then layered over a digistamp from Sweet Stuff, yum!

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Now, I’m sure the DT has left you with plenty of inspiration to get crafting this weekend, be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love and also be sure to snag this weeks freebie on yesterday’s post.

One more reminder, if you haven’t signed up to win a set of ProMarkers you have until Sunday Night to do so, just leave a comment on the Promarker Give-away post and let me know what set you would like if you win, easy peasy!

Til next time happy crafting!

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