Monday, January 12, 2009

cd album, {GIVE AWAY} & sneak peek

First off - a little sneak peek for our members. . . January kits are getting ready to ship next week - and here's a little looksee at the goods:

Oooooh - paper {squeal}!!! I love this part:


Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Ours was very uneventful (thanks to the "alleged" ice storm rudely cancelling our family Christmas for the second time)! But we made the most of it and the four of us spent a LOT of time engaged in all things Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-related (I have NO idea where my children get their obsessive nature from - none whatsoever). And, here's a little birthday peek for my mom {hint: start reading this blog} - this is what the other side of the craft room looks like at the moment. . . any idea why??? Oh, and did anyone notice the framed picture in the upper left? Yeah - that one again. . .


And now onto our album for today. A couple years ago - my scrapbooking goddess friend taught a few of us how to make these great cd albums. I literally trace around a cd - cut out the circles - slap on pictures - embellish - and done! (The albums can hold six circles of cardstock with a little bit of embellishment.) So, here's the front of the cd tin:

Note on doing the outside: I've done a couple of these tins and used black/white pictures on the front. By doing so I'm able to modge-podge over the pictures, paper and all - and it seals everything quite nicely (which is good when you want to whip out an uber-cool album at, say, your 20-year class reunion - even though everyone else just pulls out a lame 4x6 photo from a crinkled envelope - yeah, it's great for that sort of thing - or so I've heard). Ahem, anyway, I didn't seal the one I'm showing you because modge podge will wreak havoc on colored pictures.



Here's the first page: {Clearly my eyes are going because I swear this picture didn't look blurry when I edited it. . .}
Page 2:

Page 3:
Page 4:

Page 5:


Page 6: {what - where did that picture come from???}


Here's what it looks like all together:

Supplies: patterned paper (Crate Paper), twill ribbon (Stampin' Up), brads and ribbon from my stash.



Process:
  1. Trace 7 cd-sized circles onto your cardstock or patterned paper of choice (one for the cover).
  2. Hold up your picture to the light with the circle behind it (to see where to glue it and crop it).
  3. Adhere picture to circle. Then, flip circle upside down and cut off the excess. {Optional: turn circle back over and sand edges of pictures.}
  4. Adhere scraps/pieces of patterned paper or cardstock to the part of the circle that isn't being covered by the picture - then flip over and cut off excess. {Optional: turn circle back over and ink/sand edges of circle.}
  5. Embellish as you wish - I used ribbon and then stamped on some sentiments.
  6. Assemble the circles by starting with the one you want to appear LAST in the series (#6). Lay it on your work surface - then take the circle you want to come before it (#5) and rotate it 180 degrees (so it appears upside down). Lay the circle #5 on top of circle #6. Then, I used a paper-piercing tool and poked a hole on the LEFT side, close to the edge. Next, insert your brad. Now, when you "unfold" the two - both should be oriented the same way.
  7. Now, keeping the two circles unfolded - take the next circle (#4) and rotate it 180 degrees again - so it will be upside down. Repeat the rest of step 6 until all the circles are joined. You might have to do some playing with this so your pictures fall where you want them {and no one gets a brad through the eye}.
  8. Adhere your 7th circle to the cover.
  9. Show it to everyone you know (and when you do go to your reunion, make especially sure to show it to your high school nemesis - who, in high school, thought she was so much smater and more talented than you - but then who admitted to getting 17+ speeding tickets during the trivia portion of the reunion - which, in the probation world we call "habitual traffic violator". . .). Oh dear, where did that come from?

Moving on. . .

Here's a picture of the stamps I used in the above album (my favorite set):
I've made these cd albums for new moms, grandmothers, friends - and friends of friends! And now you can too!!! That's right - {ANOTHER GIVEAWAY}!!! I've got TWO cd tins that would love to be on their way to a happy home. Just leave a comment - about what makes your life wonderful - and you'll be entered to win! I'll choose TWO winners and post them Tuesday, 1/13/09!



And, I must sign off now - but now without another photo from my favorites. Here's a more recent picture of my oldest - minus eight baby teeth - but with a mouthful of promise. . .


Blessings,
Vicki



I Peter 2:1 Put out of your life hate and lying. Do not pretend to be someone you are not. Do not always want something someone else has. Do not say bad things about other people.

45 comments:

Just Jen said...

What a cute idea for an album!!!!

What makes my life wonderful?? So many things! My family, my friends, my husband, my cats and of course scrapbooking and sharing my hobby with others :)

Alex said...

Love it! What a wonderful idea.

My life is wonderful because of my family and fantastic friends! I am abundantly blessed.

TeresaWhite1054 said...

Even though Im about 4 thousand miles from my family I still feel so loved by them, and I have an AMAZING husband and the perfect little boy. What more could a girl ask for?

Cheri Howard said...

I love your album!

My wonderful hubby makes my life wonderful each and every day! I got so lucky to marry such a weird, wacky, silly, LOVING man!

AniB said...

Cute idea for an album, especially as a gift. My kids make my life wonderful. Thanks for your generosity.

Elaine said...

my family makes life so wonderful. Without them, it just wouldn't be the same nor would my life have as much meaning as it does today.

Molly said...

Love love love that mini album, my dear!!!! :D

You make my life wonderful. ;) Too cheesy???? ;)

My kids, my husband, knowing that I can go home soon! :D That all makes me happy and makes my life wonderful! :D

Cathy said...

OOOH this post has given me a warm and bubbly wonderful feeling... I so want to go home and scrap now! That pile of cardstock really really looks inviting.

Anonymous said...

My husband makes my life wonderful. We are newlyweds of 33 years and we are looking forward to a great retirement together. CathyN

Tammy H. said...

First what makes my life wonderful is my Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ. He is so good to me and my family. My husband is so patient with me and takes such good care of me. I love him so much. After that our three sons are so sweet and help us so much. I am richly blessed with many wonderful family members and friends. Stamping has brought me much pleasure and new friends. Life is good! God is good all the time!

Peggy said...

love the CD album!

My life is wonderful because of an amazing husband of 35 years - I am so lucky to have him. We have two great daughters and the sweetest granddaughter that we get to babysit for. Life is wonderful!

Wendy said...

This is so cool, a bunch of us from High School are getting together and I will definetly be doing one of these to show off.

Getting a shipment from Simply Cardstock makes my Life Wonderful!!

Sandra said...

I have to say my family - the I love you moms - that is what it is all about right?
thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Wnderlnd said...

God has truly given me a blessed life (with some ups and downs), but His love shows through my family and friends.

maryanne hoekman said...

I have been blessed.
Both my parents died in a fire at their home when i was 19 and living in a near by town. Although I have shed alot of tears, I now realize that to even have had them as long as i did was truly a blessing as they were great parents. I am blessed to have a great support system and many friedns. thanks for sharing your album its a good one!

HL0517 said...

definately my family that makes my life wonderful. My adorable toddler who keeps us laughing and my husband who is my rock.

Anonymous said...

what makes my life wonderful .....
is knowing I have a loving supportive husband in all my
crafting.

kandilin said...

What makes my life wonderful is
a loving husband and family

Cindy said...

My life is wonderful because I have a healthy family and friends that I can share my obsession, scrapbooking and stamping, with.

Christa said...

Love the CD albums. Learned something new today. Thanks for the how toos.

What makes my life wonderful ... Of course of family and friends.
All of us are healthy & happy ...
Waking up each morning ... hearing my children laugh ... living in wonderful mountains of WV ... DH has a good job ... I get to be a SAHM ... meeting new friends daily online ...Being able to sit and work on my layouts ... lol I could go on ...

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Friends and Family make life wonderful.
Great album idea.

Lisa said...

Like so many others, my family is what makes my life wonderful. I'm very blessed to be a SAHM for a period of time and I love it.

The CD album is really cute!

Tracey said...

What an absolutely adorable album!!

What makes my life wonderful?? Well, that would be my family of course!! Oh, and this fabulous world of scrapping & stamping helps too!!

Connie Gage said...

such a neat idea for a album...

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Anna said...

I hope I'm not to late to be in the running for this :) I love your blog.
What makes my life wonderful is my family. God has bless me with the very best :)

{VICKI} said...

My son makes my life wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

{vicki}

shanesmoma said...

Love the cd album!

Little things make my life wonderful. Hugs, letters from Iraq, the sound of children laughing, tickle fights. My hubby is coming home from Iraq next week for 18 days after 9 1/2 months and anticipation is making my life wonderful!!

Vianna said...

I love my husband, my octogenarian parents, my one year old King Charles Spaniel (Mia) and my crazy "white fluff ball" cat. I need little to be happy: classical music, a good book, nature, my camera, my computer and my hand embroidery. Life is good!
Blessings to you from a Florida gal!
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Trisha said...

What makes my life wonderful is my wonderful baby girl. I have tried for a very long time to have a chld and she is now 18 months old...keeps me smiling and laughing when I have even had a bad day. She is my everything.... =)

Brenda said...

What an awesome idea! Seeing as it's January - a time not only for looking ahead, but also for looking back - I'd have to say that what makes my life wonderful is family. And I mean that in the largest sense possible. Not only my hubby, kids, in-laws & out-laws, but those who came before me...great-grand-something-or-others that form the roots of my current family tree. I love to look at old photos of family and seek out any similarites to our current selves. This little book would be perfect for this topic. "See how much your great-grandfather looked like you when HE was 14?" These types of photos/conversations never fail to leave me feeling really grounded and knowing 'who I am'.

Tracey said...

What makes my life wonderful? My animals I have 2 Maltese(male & female, Umbrella Cockatoo and my newest arrival is a Golden Siberian Hamster (2months old) and of course my Mom and my friends. I would not trade my animals for anything and of course they are my inspiration for scrapbooking!

andrea f. said...

What a cute idea for an album!!

The things that makes my life wonderful are my family, friends and church. I know, sounds like the "typical" answer but it is SO true!

Thanks for another fun giveaway!

Amber said...

I thank God everyday for the things that make my life wonderful: A great husband who spoils me rotten, 2 precious children, and also a hobby that I can pour my life into and others can enjoy for years to come!

scraphappy4067 said...

My Sweetie and my children make my life wonderful! I just couldn't ask for any more!

Margaret Anne Clark said...

Love it - and we don't get those cute tins over here in the UK...!!
I should count my blessings more often, because I have a great deal that makes my life wonderful, but, right now, it's pretty wonderful because my DH is reading to our DD before putting her to bed. Yup - thay're pretty wonderful !

stampwithclara said...

Cute album! My life is wonderful due to all the people who love and support me - first my DH and our beautiful daughter, then my family (parents, sisters) and finally all my wonderful friends both near and far (even the ones that don't scrapbook with me...).

Emily said...

I wanna win! I wanna win! Do we get bonus points if we've already made a cd album? LOVE IT!!! My life is wonderful because, well, maybe it's not, I'm in Texas. Just kidding! Because Jesus loves me so much! I have proof - my hot, funny, sweet husband; my funny, smart, beautiful children; my PERFECT 40 year old BFF who introduced me to knitting and Smirnoff Ice (Yummy!) and paper crafting (if that's what you call it); I have a roof over my head, and chocolate and caramel latte in my belly; and a room full of gorgeous fabric and a new sewing machine - need I say more?!? Miss you so much!

Miss Niki said...

What makes my life wonderful....my husband, my children, my family and my friends, and creative people who share their inspiration and talents through scrapbooking, journaling, crafts and those that write books and music!!

Lillian said...

My sweet husband and baby girl make my life more wonderful than I ever imagined possible!

Anonymous said...

Right now the most important thing that makes my life wonderful is my family and treasuring every funny thing the kids do and say. I am also putting "me" back on a priority list and taking care of myself and I LOVE that. I have also grown up enough to say I finally don't care what anyone else thinks of me..and I feel great. Wish I would've figured that out years ago.

TammyM

Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats said...

Life is wonderful because there is always a new day tomorrow. I really enjoy starting over especially after terrible mishaps.

Karen said...

LOVE CD albums...my family, my friends and SCRAPBOOKING! And scrapbooking with my friends and family...that's what it's all about!

Karen

jeanie nieva said...

what makes life wonderful?my husband! :)

ScrapDragon said...

Lots of things to make life wonderful. Topped by family and friends, of course! By the way - cute album & kids!

Renae Palmer said...

Right now I would have to say my job with benefits makes my life wonderful. I just found out I am not going to be let go (1000 others were) from my company. Also my DH, DD's, and our health.