Sunday, July 19, 2015

Creative Paperclay Design Team Project -

As most of you know, I have 3 cats...they are simply my pride and joy, my fur babies!!! Totally spoiled rotten, they have personalities all their own...and love their treats, let me tell you!  So, I created a fun altered box - to put their treats in - you can check it out here!  
My "altered box" I used for the project, was the box I got with new Creative Paperclay product!  I was very happy to see they changed their packaging sizes a bit - you now can choose from a 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz package!  That way - you get the size you need, and don't have to waste any!  
Make sure you check out my project on the link above...and see you next time!
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme and
Creative Paperclay Design Team
      

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

More Mini Albums - With A Challenge

Next to my 6 x 6 albums I make, I love to create paper bag albums!  I won't give you the directions - it is simply best to go to this link - where you will find a series of 5 video's you can watch to create your own!  (This is the first video, you will need to look for the others from here!)  I actually use lunch sacks for my albums - to create a bigger album; you can use the sacks she does, which are smaller in size than what I use...keep that in mind as you are creating your album!

For me - since I do use larger bags than what she uses in the example - I have had to do my own measurements instead!  If you choose to purchase the bags, then just make sure you pick the correct ones - lunch bags just make it easier for me, you can pick them up at any grocery store!  Here are some of the albums I have made in the past little while:




  

Each are different, yet made the same!  One of my favorite album styles, after the 6 x 6 albums I do!  It wouldn't be a day without a Memories in Tyme challenge:
  • Create a mini album...your choice!  
  • Create a 6 x 6 mini album with the directions from yesterday!
  • Create a paper bag mini album using the video's linked above!  
Mini albums are fun - can be done with a few supplies and photos!  Be creative - use up some of those supplies you have laying around, and have fun!  Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Mini Album Time -

When I first started scrapbooking, 8.5 x 11 was my choice...  The only 12 x 12 album I really did was my daughter Terra's album!  Then I discovered mini albums - and by far, they are the funnest albums to make!  For the next few weeks - mini albums will be what we are working on...so get your photos, your supplies - and lets get to work!  


One of my favorite mini albums to make is my 6 x 6 albums!  This is one of the best ways to take 5 sheets of cardstock, add other basic supplies - take a set of photos from one event - and create an album out of it all!  But there are other styles of albums we will be showcasing during the next few weeks, not just the 6 x 6 albums!  For this style of album, you will need the following supplies:


5 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock/paper (cut into 4 sheets)
Coordinating cardstock/paper to match
Ribbon/floss
Stickers, die cuts, stamps, punches, etc.

Basic directions:
Step one:  Cut each of the 5 sheets of cardstock in to 4 sheets 6 x 6
Step two:  Arrange the 5 sheets in a pleasing manor - such as a pattern, then a solid, and so on.  
Step three:  Take two from each pile until they are all done.  One from the top will go to the bottom to create your album.
Step four:  Take your front cover - and page 2, put them together back to back.  On the left side of the page, punch 3-6 holes in the side for your ribbon to go through.    
Step five:  Create your front and back covers - using the coordinating papers and embellishments.
Step six:  Take the next two pages - and keep on creating using the coordinating papers and embellishments. Repeat until you are all done.
Step six:  Take your front cover - and page 2, put them back to back using your hot glue gun (or favorite adhesive).  Repeat until you have 10 pages put together.  
Step seven:  Take the ribbon/floss you have chose to use, and add it to the holes - making a knot at the end and enough "tails" for your liking!  

Albums like these can be done for so many different themes, pictures - just by the supplies you end up using and the pictures you put in the album!  Make it special - customize something with pictures you have taken - for special people!  A handmade gift can be given anytime of the year, so make it special!  See you another day, with another fun album - mini style!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme








Sunday, July 5, 2015

Using Scraps - Final Thoughts

I hope you have had fun this week - and gotten a ton of inspiration when it comes to using scraps!  Today I am going to go over some of my favorite projects - and a few more things you can do with scraps!!!  Lets get started:


This is probably one of my favorite layouts - because of the picture behind the layout, my grandma's dresser!  The die cuts used were from my Sizzix machine and my punches, all from my stash of scraps!  A simple layout you can do in no time, with one photo - or more!    

 
For this layout - I simply used scraps of cardstock cut into thin strips for the border!  This is one way you can do the border with thin strips - or use larger strips if you want!  Change it up - use different colors - and try this border on a card too!!!    


With the two layouts above - I used scraps for the paper piecing patterns (the flower and the books)!  Using scraps with your patterns, helps you to save money for sure...plus you can create your own patterns for your scrapbooks and cards!  
**Tip - use parts of the paper behind the photos for some of your paper piecing patterns - this way the project match's what you are working on for sure!**


With the above card, I kept a piece from another project and created a fun border out of it!  I also kept the square from a die cut heart shape (from the same project) - and added it to the card for visual interest (well lets face it, and to save money too)!!!     


With this last card, simple pieces left over from other projects, can create the neatest card...  I had enough of a piece of cardstock for 2 flowers and the border at the top, adding a simple vine and white embossed "thanks"!  

Scraps can make fun - one of a kind projects...from cards, to bookmarks, to tags, to embellishments!  Add your die cuts, stamps, punches, ribbon, floss, brads, buttons and more...to your creativity and have your own fun creating what YOU need!  I hope you have enjoyed this week of scraps!  I am sure we will end up with more projects made out of scraps soon - so check back often for more ideas!  Plus you can see the link for the entire week's projects off to the side - simply scroll down for a ton of great links!  Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
   




Saturday, July 4, 2015

Layout Made Out Of Scraps (With A Challenge)

Expressions - my daughter on the right, me on the left
As you can see - we have been talking about scraps the past few days, make sure you scroll down for more ideas from the past 5 posts - all talking about using scraps!  I save my scraps (as you can see), there are a ton of things you can do using them!  I am going to recreate this layout - using (obviously) different colors and scraps!  I am always using scraps for my cards, my embellishments, bookmarks, and smaller projects - before I grab a whole sheet of paper to use!  This helps save money by being able to use up everything - maybe not right away, but eventually, the whole sheet is gone!  


The challenge for today:

  • Make a layout using scraps in it somehow - either in the embellishments, or the background (like my Expressions layout above), the title, the journal space, or something!  
  • Make a card using scraps - whether you stamp on it, make a notecard, or a themed card....create a card using scraps!  
  • Your choice - make a tag...create something small - other than for the base itself, use scraps on your project whatever it is you want to make!  
Check back tomorrow for one last idea using scraps!  I will also be bookmarking them to the side of the blog here for you to refer back to if you need to!  I hope you have fun using scraps - creating your own one of a kind projects!!!  

Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme
  
  

Creative Paperclay Design Team post



Check out the tips for this month - on the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog, link below!  There are a ton of great projects and tips from this past month, make sure to check them out when you have time!  Thanks for stopping by,

Lynda Jeffs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What To Do With Scraps - Day 5

There are so many things you can do with scraps, we've been talking about them the past few days!  I love how the things I end up making is one of a kind - since I won't have the scraps I am using again!  The best part about using scraps - is how things ARE one of a kind, because newer papers are always coming out every season or so!  So make sure you save your scraps for use later on, you will be glad you did!  
After I pick out the papers I want to use for each project, I start to get the die cuts, embellishments, punches, stamps and whatever out that I am wanting to use, and simply have fun creating.  This can be the funnest part of the whole process - since I get to just grab things and play, with no rhyme or reason as to WHAT I am making! Some of the funnest things I have made, have been because I have been able to just create!  When you allow yourself to create and just have fun - you can truly make some of the neatest things!  


After I get all the bases with papers I want to work with - I start with the set of papers that has given me the most inspiration as I have been putting papers together!  At times, the papers that are the most unlikely to go together, ends up creating the best looking creation - or at least for me that is!!!  This last set of things I have done, have been fun to do - because of the papers I have been working with and the things I have ready to simply add the adhesive to - and they are done!  
  
Now for me - it works really well if I take a few days and create a bunch of things... I normally cut everything, punch everything - decide placement of the items...and then move on to the next thing!  This just works well for me - after a few days of creating like this - I pull out my heat gun, and glue everything down!  By creating a bit at a time, allows me to still get things done, and lets me do things when I have a lot of creativity!  
Scraps saves you money, so save your scraps!!!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme




Monday, June 29, 2015

What To Do With Scraps - Day 4


The past few days I have posted things you can do with scraps - today's post...is more in depth as to how I take the bases, add the background papers, and create "things" with them!  I go through my scraps a few different times in order to create my bookmarks, cards and tags - you will get your own system down, but this is what works well for me! So, lets get started in today's post!    

With some pieces of paper, I wouldn't use a whole sheet on a project - but to use a small bit would be fine!  This is why using scraps for the most part - is great on smaller pieces, as well as economical!   Plus you can put things together and play with the colors a bit more too, to see what works well with each other, to use on larger projects you end up doing!  You might be asking yourself why I don't just create the bases as I finish things up.  Well - my reasons behind not doing it - if I need to use a larger sheet of cardstock or paper, and I have already cut it up - I have limited myself with creating.    


After I have spent the time creating my card bases, tags, and both styles of bookmarks -they go in a square box (shown in the photo above) in a drawer by my desk!  I have learned after much trial and error, to pick out the background papers of the items I am creating, and then decide what the accent piece is going to be!  This process is a bit time consuming, but also works well for me for a few reasons!  It saves me time from pulling everything I own out just TO create - and allows me to be a bit more creative by using products and papers that normally wouldn't go together!  

Bookmarks

When I am ready to create, I will pull out the box that has the bases in, as well as the drawer with the scraps of paper I have!  I start to look for papers that I want to use - and then start to look at the colors of bases I have...  Some pieces I end up picking out just doesn't go well with what I want...so, I just keep plugging along until I have enough of what I want TO create!  By the time I am done, I have stacks of one of a kind items to make, made out of my scraps!  The only thing left to do, is the fun stuff - creating both styles of the bookmarks, tags and card bases!  Next up I find all the stuff I want to use with the bookmarks, and have fun!  Normally I use my die cuts and my punches - lately I have been playing with a few stamps and techniques there!  Check back tomorrow for more pictures, more stuff made out of scraps!
Square bookmarks


Card bases
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             Lynda Jeffs
                                                     Memories in Tyme 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What To Do With Scraps - Day 3

The scraps I started with 
I love using scraps - as you can tell!  I've shown you a few ideas that you can do with scraps the past couple days, with more ideas to follow...today's post, is all about my process in creating things, and using scraps!  So - lets get started!!!  

What I wanted to make
I create in parts - this is all about my system of creating, and how I get things done when I am using scraps!  However, to get the scraps, you must first work on a project!!!  If you look back on these posts - (1, 2, and 3) you will see the idea I started with (idea's are 1 and 2), and what I created with some of the supplies left over (3)!  This is where the fun begin's - after I am done creating with the papers the first time!  

**Tip** - by creating smaller things such as bookmarks, tags, card bases - out of the scraps you have left over from a project you are working on, while things are out - will save you time and money in the long run!
    
After I have created my project, made a few things out of the scraps - the rest goes in my drawer!  For me - the drawer works - I just look through and see if something strikes me to use versus grabbing a big sheet of paper and wasting money.  I keep adding things to the drawer as I am done with a project and making something else with what is left over. 
What I ended up making out of the scraps above

Once in a while, I will pull out a bunch of scraps (shown above) that are large enough to create things out of...and I will end up making the bases for my cards, bookmarks, tags, and corner bookmarks! With all of the scraps I pulled out, I ended up with quite a few things to create with! Next step - pulling out the stamps, punches, die cuts, and accessories to create the rest of the cards, bookmarks and tags!

After I end up with a bunch of bases, I will then pull out all of my scraps, my stamps, and go to town on creating more cards, more bookmarks, and more tags! But that will be for tomorrow's post, so check back for that and even more ideas this week using scraps!!     
Thanks for stopping by,
Lynda Jeffs
         Memories in Tyme        




 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

What To Do With Scraps - Day 2

Today's post is all about using up the scraps from when I created this project - and this project!  I love the papers I used - all from Stampin' Up - and love the projects completed based on the papers I used!  

Supplies I used:
Stampin' Up papers - 
Stampin Up stamps - Four You sayings set
Paper trimmer & scissors
Sizzix die cuts - tags, presents, flowers (3 various styles)
Punches - sun, flower (2 various styles), circle, heart 
White and black ink pads





One of the first things I created was a set of 4 cards, using all papers from Stampin' Up to assure they matched!  By using papers from the same paper pack when you are creating things, helps to make sure everything you create matches and is in the same color family!  This was fun to create the various styles of cards, with 4 different sayings from the Four You stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I am sad to see this set leaving our catalog - but love the new sets they have brought out for sure!  

The next set of things I created was my bookmarks!  I create long style as well as corner bookmarks - picture shown here!  The corner bookmarks are placed on the page you are reading, in the corner of the book to make it easier to find the page!  Plus the bookmark doesn't slip down in the book or falls out all together!  The long style bookmark shown here - is great for books, for journals, to attach with a card, or as a unique gift for anyone who loves to read!  Great to personalize too! 


My latest creations - the corner bookmarks are almost my favorite by far!  I recently made a set for my best friend, and then some for my mom and sister!  Can be created with a 2" square - one cut in half, with punch pieces for the corners!  The long style bookmarks, can be made with larger die cuts - as well as the cards!  Great way to use up extra die cuts, or to create fun projects on what you have available!  

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you are having a fun time using up your scraps!  I am spending the weekend actually using up some of the scraps I already have - and can't wait to see what I come up with creative wise!   Make sure you show me some of the fun things you are doing with scraps!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

  

Friday, June 26, 2015

What To Do With Scraps - Day 1

Do you throw away your scraps - or do you save them for use later on down the line?  I save mine, and have made some wonderful one of a kind items, made with the scraps of paper I have saved from other projects.  Saving scraps helps you save money - by using just a small piece of something versus a whole sheet.  Using scraps helps make your project one of a kind, especially if you only have a small piece of paper you are using!   You can use scraps with so many different products and projects, you won't throw anything away anymore!    

The next few days will be about projects you can make to use up some of those scraps you have!  There are tons of things you can do with scraps - including:

    Card bases - not the card itself, but the base part that goes on top of the card, as well as the embellishments used on the card.


    Bookmarks made out of various colors of scraps, also using the scraps for the embellishments.


    For embellishments, alphabet letters, smaller items - like squares.  Combine with punches, stamps, paper piecing patterns...  Using scraps makes the piece be more one of a kind and personalized!  

    Over the next few days we will be going over more things you can do with scraps - so make sure you check back over the next week for more ideas!  Today's post comes with a challenge (of course):
    • Find a place for all of your scraps that you can put them all together, such as a basket, drawer, file folders sorted by color - whatever you have.  The key is to organize them in a way that is easy for you to be able to use them!  
    • Look at the scraps you have right now and look for things you can create with them! Check out ideas on Pinterest, the internet, or this blog for things you can do!  
    • Make one project...doesn't matter what it is, just make something out of the scraps you have saved.  
    I have been having fun using up the scraps I have...tomorrow's post is all about using up the scraps from when I created this project - and this project, make sure you check back for some of the things I finished up recently!  
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Monthly Planning Challenge

    Okay - I have really had a lot of stuff on my mind...this post is a bit late...of which I apologize for!  I just have had a bit going on in my personal life...of which I had to take a break from everything because of!  Well...I am back, after a few shutting of doors so to speak - and ready to rock and roll with fun projects and ideas!  
    So, lets get started in the next 6 weeks of your calendar, until the end of July!  Grab your smartphone/tablet/computer, your calendar, a notebook with a pen/pencil...or whatever your favorite organizing tools are....and lets get started!
    • Check out the next 6 weeks - at least until the end of July or early August.  Do you have any events that you need to make something for, purchase something for, or plan out?  
    • Next take a look at the next 3 months - until the end of September.  Do you have any events during this time period that you need to start planning, purchasing things for, or make?  
    • Also take a look at your calendar until the end of the year.  What types of events or things do you have during this time period you need to start planning out, purchasing, or making things for?  
    For me personally, one of my worst habits is putting things off to the last minute, I just can't seem to get better with it.  Add to that having to put things in the mail, well - I have a huge problem!  So - my goal until the end of the year is to get things done earlier, and in the mail sooner!  The next few weeks I have a few special projects to get done and in the mail!  Here's to lists - crossing off those items on that list - creativity - and getting stuff done!  Check back tomorrow where we are going to work on projects made out of scraps!!!    
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme  
         

      

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    A Quote Challenge


    As I was doing my morning routine today, I stumbled upon this quote and simply loved it for many reasons.  Both personally and business wise - this quote really hit home for me, especially today!  So, a challenge or two we must do!!!  

    • Take your favorite quote, song, poem or whatever - and scrapbook it!!!!  
    • Use a part of a quote, song, poem or whatever in a title, with the rest of it in the journaling.  
    • Create a wall hanging with your favorite quote on it.
    • Create a mini album with all of your favorite quotes...if you have done one, create another one!  
    I will be sharing my creation in a week or so, and would love you to share your creation as well!  I love the quote above...I gave up on things, now I realize how some things I just can't give up on!  There will be a bit of changing coming to Memories in Tyme - watch for it!  I have been happy to bring you fun projects up until now...new ones in the process! Farmers Markets soon, if you are in the area, we will keep you updated on when and where we will be - mailing list added soon!  Can't wait to see what you come up with - make sure to link your photo back to the comments when you are done!  I am trying to figure out how to get an Instagram going for Memories, to be able to share one of a kind photos while I am creating!  More to follow as I can!  Thanks for stopping by!
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme
      

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Creative Paperclay Design Team Post -


    I have so much fun being on the Creative Paperclay Design Team, especially when I get to bring you fun ideas you can recreate using your scrapbook supplies!  Today's project - done using basic supplies, some paper, Twinkling H2O's paint, and my imagination!  Recreate this same idea using your favorite supplies, simply add some Creative Paperclay product!!!  Directions can be found on the Creative Paperclay Design Team blog - as well as a lot of other AWESOME ideas you can recreate! 
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme and 
       

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    12 x 12 Page out of 4 6 x 6 Pages, Day 3

    If you have missed the past two days posts which started this whole project, you can start here first, and then for day two you can either scroll down from this post if you came directly to the blog, or go here for day two!  This has by far been one of the funnest projects I have done in a long time!  Different than some of the albums I have done, and more special because of the pictures I used!  So, lets get started in today's idea!  


    Supplies used:
    Stampin' Up papers - 2 sided for background and plain for matting 
    Sizzix die cuts - circle, flower, 2 different styles of hearts , daisy
    Punches - flower, small sun
    Buttons
    Stamps - 8 various sayings
    Black ink pad
    Black detail embossing powder

    Top left
    Top right












    Directions:
    **Note - created the same way you created day 2's layout!
    Step one:  Taking one of the 6 x 6 sheets with your photo matted on it, start to decide the various hearts and flowers you want to put on the pages.  Randomly place them where they look best for you, overlapping each of the die cut shapes.  For my creation, I put the flowers and hearts on the tops of both squares, and on the on the bottom of both squares.
    Step two:  Take the sayings or words you stamped, and add them to each of your squares where it looks best for you. 
    Step three:  Add the finishing touches to the flowers - such as buttons or punch pieces. This step is almost last because of the overlapping - sometimes you won't need the middles of the flowers!  
    Step four:  Start to tape the back of the squares so they connect to each other.  Pick one square - either the top or bottom - and start to connect all of the squares to each other until all 4 squares are connected together!  

    Bottom left
    Bottom right













    I hope you have enjoyed this fun project as much as I have enjoyed creating it!  I have some supplies left over, I can't wait to see what I end up making (and sharing) with the leftovers!  Stampin' Up paper is going out of stock, if you love the paper as much as I do, make sure you see me (or your own representative) to order this awesome paper!   Through the end of June (only) - order directly through me and you will get 20% off your order...you will get invoiced through Paypal for the total - and shipping to you is free (with a small gift too)!    
    See you next time,
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme

    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    12 x 12 Page out of 4 6 x 6 Pages - Page 2

    Today is day two in a series of posts using the supplies listed below!  We started yesterday by getting the papers selected, the die cuts done, and the stamped images done - to prepare for today's and tomorrow's post!  The finished project is located at my desk - I love to see pictures of my family as I am getting things done!  Today's post is all about finishing up this project!  


    Supplies used:
    Stampin' Up papers - 2 sided for background and plain for matting 
    Sizzix die cuts - circle, flower, 2 different styles of hearts , daisy
    Punches - flower, small sun
    Buttons
    Stamps - 8 various sayings
    Black ink pad
    Black detail embossing powder


    Top Left
    Top Right














    Directions:
    Step one:  Taking one of the 6 x 6 sheets with your photo matted on it, start to decide the various hearts and flowers you want to put on the pages.  Randomly place them where they look best for you, overlapping each of the die cut shapes.  For my creation, I put the flowers and hearts on the top left corner of the top left square, on the top right corner of the top right square, on the bottom left corner of the bottom left square, and on the bottom right corner of the bottom right square.
    Step two:  Take the sayings or words you stamped, and add them to each of your squares where it looks best for you. 
    Step three:  Add the finishing touches to the flowers - such as buttons or punch pieces. This step is almost last because of the overlapping - sometimes you won't need the middles of the flowers!  
    Step four:  Start to tape the back of the squares so they connect to each other.  Pick one square - either the top or bottom - and start to connect all of the squares to each other until all 4 squares are connected together.  


    Bottom Left
    Bottom Right













    This is one of my favorite projects, full of pictures of special people in my life!  I can't wait to share with you the other page created just like this, check back tomorrow for a different color scheme (the other side of the papers shown here), with the brown tying it all together!  
    Until next time,
    Lynda Jeffs
    Memories in Tyme