Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scrapbooking for Boys?

A few months ago I thought that maybe the big scrapbook supply companies had opened their eyes and realized moms of boys want to scrapbook too. I found some cute pirate kits, and a whole line of boys papers All About Boys by DCWV. Even some rockstar papers were boyish, score! I was so excited to finally have stuff to work with on my sons books. WRONG. Though now I have "older" boy supplies, I still find myself stuck with baby supplies that just aren't right for my boys. I've decided to sit down and sketch out my own "baby boy" paper designs. I'll be heading to the hardware store later to pick up paint swatches to use as color inspiration. I picked up a new sketch book to devote entirely to Baby BOYS :) I'm thinking cute-ish dinos, argyles , stripes, bugs (not creepy, not cartoony, and not girly) , & zoo animals. I'd love to have some suggestions for baby boys scrapbook kits. If this is successful I hope to figure out how to upload the images for download use by you guys.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Back to Blogging

2009 was a long hard year. I've gone back to school, which has caused me to slack on things like this blog. I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things while I'm on break right now, and hopefully keep up with my blog on the weekends.

This weekend I've been taped to my work table (literally at times) working on duct tape projects for the teen trend class I'll be teaching the next few months. Some of the projects I came up with are a duct tape wallet, an iPod touch case, rose hair clip and a cuff bracelet. Working on these projects really took me back. In high school m cousin and I were obsessed with making things out of duct tape. Lucky for us her mom kept us stocked up with all the colors we could imagine. We made wallets, and belts, even tote bags. They were so much fun. Now I'm back making cute things out of something most people consider ugly. Here are some pictures of this weekends projects. The next duct tape project I plan on making is a guitar strap for my little cousin, she's excited and so am I.

iPod case
cuff bracelet
rose hair clip