Friday, April 22, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 5, my Unibind book, and a Giveaway

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Today's post is a long one! There's so much to share!

At first glance the add-on sketch might seem a little limiting because it's so specific, but an umbrella is not the only thing you can use this sketch for. We've got three projects today that used the general shape of the umbrella as inspiration and just like the layout and card sketches, this add-on sketch is flippable too!

There's also another book I made using the PhotoBook Creator with the add-on sketch and a fabulous giveaway you won't want to miss out on!

Add-on Sketch #4


You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


"Happy Birthday" card by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern Paper: Basic Grey; Alphabet stickers: My Little Shoebox; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink, dark brown; Other: Cardstock, buttons, jute

The inspiration for this card came from the Hanna Andersson children's catalog. I saw a baby boy jacket with a cute appliqued monkey and parachute. I knew I could adjust this sketch to make a parachute.

I started my scallop lower on the circle and curved the scalloped edge a bit. To create my scallop border, I lined up 4 circles and traced around them giving me the curve that I wanted. I reversed the angles of the lines on the parachute from the sketch. Attached jute, buttons and my package. I then finished it by adding my sentiment.

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"Watermelon" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Pattern paper: Creative Imaginations; Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin UP!; Embossing folder: Provo Craft; Mini brads: Oriental Trading Co.; Stamps: Close To My Heart; Black pen: American Crafts

I decided to take the umbrella add-on and make it a watermelon. I made a cute little watermelon stand out of patterned paper.

• I accordion folded the "roof" the give it a 3D feel and overhang.

• I used an embossing folder and cardstock for the grass. I sanded it before I cut out around the embossed part and then added a stamped ladybug.

• I added mini brad for the nails and another embossing folder/stamps for the sign.

• For the watermelons themselves, I just hand cut the shape from patterned paper then used a circle punch and scissors to make the broken bite marks.


 I then added Bazzill shimmer cardstock for the pink part of the fruit.


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"Home" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin Up!; Stamps: Stampin Up!; Ink/Markers: Stampin
Up! Versamark; Wood Embellishments: House of 3; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Metal Embellishments: Making Memories; Brads: Oriental Trading Co.; Ribbon: unknown

I used the add-on as a lamp shade this time. I just altered the size to fit and hand cut the shape. Then I punched stitching lines for detail on the shade but because it is such a small piece, the holes were likely to rip if I tried to stitch them so I just used a marker and "faux stitched." For the actual lamp I just cut a small strip, fold it vertically and then hand cut the details along the open side. Unfold and you have the finished base.

I wanted a view from inside so I added a flourish stamp to the "walls" that I embossed so they would show up better and look like wallpaper. I also added a window with curtains. You can see through the window to an outside view.


 For this I water colored the sky/grass and stamped the trees and clouds.

For the inside I added a small table that is a pre-made wood embellishment that I colored with Glimmer Mist. I then pop dotted the lamp base onto the table and added a light bulb that I hand cut from patterned paper. I also added a pull switch that I made out of wire.


 To finish, I added the lampshade with pop dots. I then made a picture frame out of silver paper and used a tiny picture from a picture index sheet. (You can have these printed with your pictures when you develop them.)

The walls and floor needed a little attention as well so I used small metal embellishments as wall art that I "hung" with wire and a brad for the nail. For the floor, I made a rug. I stamped a background stamp and then added twill ribbon to the end that I frayed out beforehand by pulling several strands off after trimming off the edge of it. The last thing was the sentiment, which I stamped and then added a scalloped border to match the scalloped base of the project.



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My Unibind PhotoBook Creator book using Add-on Sketch #4

Everyone has a list of the things they want, right? It might be in a mental notebook in your head or maybe you write them down or you could have a wish list online. It could be material things or it could be a lifestyle you want to live: make more money, eat healthier, lose weight, etc. Over the last year or so I've become a big believer in how setting goals and writing them down can really help you reach them. I started writing my goals down and was surprised on how putting them on paper and putting them in a place I look everyday made me work even harder to reach them. 

For the Unibind book I made this week, I used the saying "save your money for a rainy day" as inspiration and did a fun twist on a goals list by creating a "For a Rainy Day" book.


 "For a Rainy Day" book by Allison Davis
Supplies - Book: Unibind; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Alphabets: Cosmo Cricket

 This is a book of some material "goals" that I've set for myself like:

• the vehicle I want
• places I want to travel to (take the boys to Disney, Italy, somewhere tropical)
• a new house
• clothes
• the way I want to decorate our home
By using pictures of the things I want and being able to visualize those things, I might be a little better about not letting money "burn a hole in my pocket" (which I can be so bad about doing!) and instead setting it aside for the things I really want.

This week I used the black 4 x 6 cover for my "For a Rainy Day" book and used the umbrella sketch to enhance the rainy day title.

I kept the inside pages fairly simple with just pictures that I edited and added frames to with a fun photo desktop application called Lo-Fi.  Here's a look at some of the inside pages:




Inside pages - Tape: American Crafts; Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket; Sticker: My Mind's Eye; Photo desktop application: Lo-Fi; Photo credits: Cadillac Escalade, Disney, Bedroom and dinning room; giant wooden dominoes, Kitchenaid mixer, and cupcake apron

A great thing about the Photobook Creator is that I can keep adding to this book by heating and slipping in the new pages.

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A Sponsor Giveaway from Unibind


Today, we've got another PhotoBook Creator from Unibind to giveaway!


There are so many possibilities with this machine and all the different books you can make! Trust me, you'll want to get in on this giveaway!

To be eligible for the giveaway leave a comment on this post and we'll randomly select a winner. You have the whole weekend to leave a comment and we'll post the winner on Monday.

Speaking of giveaways, on the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog there is a giveaway today for a Sketches for Scrapbooking book and her "It's Raining, It's Pouring" collection!
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65 comments:

Erica said...

Wow, what awesome projects today! That Home card is amazing, such gorgeous detail! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway too! What fun!

Jennifer Cowan said...

Great mini... I would have to put a picture of the Unibind in my bookd!

Kim said...

What a wonderful giveaway; someone is going to be very happy on Monday! :)

Darcy said...

The home project is a work of art! Museum worthy! I am in awe :)

Tiffany said...

Love your books! Great ideas this week!

Jill Sarginson said...

very creative ways to use the sketch today! great work ladies!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Very creative ideas here today. Excellent job ladies. Good luck to everyone on the draw!

scarthur said...

Such great ideas for the umbrella!! Love them all!!

Diana Joy said...

Your Home card is amazing...love it. I'm fond of umbrellas and like the one you stitched on. thanks for the ideas.

Cindy said...

I am totally loving what everyone did with the umbrella shape. Love the ideas and this cute mini book. Can't wait to try this!

Jessica said...

I love seeing all these projects this week! Wonderful job!!

nanapatty said...

Once again, I am amazed at all the creativity by all the ladies. Great cards, great layouts, great give away!

Scrapthat said...

Super cute projects ladies!!
I SOOooo would love to win the Unibind....I think this would make fabulous Christmas presents for family (yes I'm thinking Christmas because if I don't start "thinking" about it now it won't get done!) PLUS I would love to make my DD her own book to look at!

Catherine Chiarino said...

I love that parachute! So many cute ideas :)

Jodi said...

what an amazing giveaway!!! I would love to make some great projects!! thanks for the inspiration!!

Mary Bez said...

So many awesome ideas. Very creative and cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Merri Lynn said...

Great idea to write down your goals--sure does give you reason to keep them first and foremost on your mind. I need to do that.

KarlaW said...

What creative and innovative projects! Kudos to all designers.

Amy said...

Another great book Allison! Cute parachute Shari! It's been a fun week...good luck on the Unibind giveaway.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

What a cool book I would love to play with that. I see so many possibilities! My kids love making books, I certainly could help with with this system!

mustangkayla said...

Your DT is so creative! Love the inspiration they give me! :-) FABOO giveaway! Thank for the opportunity to win! Happy Easter!

debbie susee said...

I am so interested in these heat binding machines. Seems to forgiving and easy.
debsusee@yahoo.com

reen said...

Love that Rainy Day album you made, and all the stitching you've been doing lately, it adds so much.

Rebekah said...

A very interesting product! Looks fun to play with!

LindaB said...

Hmmmmmmm . . . I have not heard about this product before but I would love to win one to find out what all the excitement is all about!

April said...

Love everyone's work and what a great giveaway!!! :)
- April W

Janelle H. said...

These books are so cool. I am amazed that you can continue to add pages using this system - very neat!

Michelle McClure said...

Who knew there was so much you could do with a little umbrella? I was following along all week, well all year, great job DT! What great ideas for a mini-book.

Kristina said...

I know I say it every time, but this blog is such great spot for inspiration. I take something away every time I come here... maybe Monday I can "take away" a Photobook creator! :)

Terria said...

Great job DT I think you guys all did a fantastic job! I love the blog and the inspiration it gives:)

Katrina said...

Uh....seriously Amy??? You rocked this!!!!!!!! Shari you did too!!!!!!! hugs, Katrina

Patchi said...

I love the projects posted today - they really made me think "out of the box"! Thanks for a great giveaway, I would really like to give the Photobook Creator a try!

Paper Doll said...

Well, well ... watermelon ... never saw that one coming! I know I'll be lifting that idea!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the Unibind book creator and the fact that you can continually add to it. I would love to win one! Thanks for all the creative ideas this week.

lauratrent80@gmail.com

COScraps said...

What a great giveaway I would love this machine!
I love the hot air balloon card and the "Home" LO what a neat idea! Never thought to create a watermelon..man I learn so much here!
Connie O.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this machine. I could make some awesome books with my children. They would just loooove it. We enjoy crafting together. Hope I am the lucky one.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Ragnhild McAllister

mollybnvb said...

Another great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Love all your projects and your sketches.

Shelly said...

First.. WOW Amy Roller that was an awesome creation. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Second.. the giveaway is awesome.. thanks for a chance to win!

Joli said...

I love this book creator!!!! I also really want a red Kitchen Aid Mixer!!!! You have great taste!

Karen B said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love one! I love all the books you have shown us.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

awesome projects & great book Allison!! Thanks for the chance to win,

Staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

Anonymous said...

Me, pick me! lol

Happyscrapn

Lisa G. said...

Great giveaway.....a girl could get creative with one of those! Good luck everyone!!

dawn said...

All these projects today were special and awesome in their own way. I can't believe how many things you get from an umbrella. All of you are amazing, congrats on all your hard work.

Allison, your book is so cute and I love seeing a mini album made by you. I think that just like the dream team you too have grown a lot this year and tried new things and projects. So really good job to you to Miss Allison Davis for showing us that even someone as clever as yourself is still learning new things. I would love love to win this awesome prize, thanks so much.

Romantic Living said...

Love the idea of your "goal" book. The add on sketch is so cute too!

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

That looks like such a fabulous prize! What a great idea! Thanks so much

pagecropper said...

I love what you all did with the umbrella add on. The watermelons are great. I think a unbind would be great. I am really interested in their software to produce pages. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jamie G. said...

Wow!! We have the same dream car! This looks like such an awesome product!!!!

Julie B said...

Mama wants one!! : - )
Thanks for the chance to win!

Chanel's Owner said...

Your projects are always so awesome!

The Kitch Family said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! I love coming over to Sketch Support; I always get some great ideas from here. :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Ok I am totally AWED and gobsmacked! AMAZING! Nothing short of awesome!

Kodi Logan said...

I've never even heard of this product. So thanks for sharing all of your cute books!

Laura B. said...

Love all the projects that have been made with this add-on sketch!
The book is a fun idea!
Thanks for the chance to win one!

Linda said...

Your book is a clever idea. The giveaway is awesome!

Amarilys said...

awesome projects today using the sketch! hanks for the opportunity to win!
~Amarilys
blog: http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/

Mary Boschetti said...

I am loving all the fun things that have been done with this sketch. Allison, I especially love your book! What a great idea.

Linda said...

I just found this site, and I love it! I shall return.

ruth said...

I *love* that Upcycle cover!!!!

Penny Peck said...

Bunches and bunches of creativity - thanks for sharing with us!

The Mancilla Family said...

LOVE this site! And since I got to play w/ the unibind last month, LOVE the unibind! thanks for the opportunity!

RT said...

Love the Rainy Day book. Hope I win!

Musings by Me said...

Such cute ideas for the add-on sketch!

Pam M. said...

Love all the ideas for the umbrella add-on. The unibind is a wonderful give away.

Anonymous said...

Love all of the ideas for the add on for this week!
Tracy C