Thursday, November 14, 2013

Facebook Page 100 Likes

Hello All!

I'm trying to get my newest endeavor off the ground.  As you can see I opened my Etsy shop.  I have yet to sell anything from the shop but I have had several local customers ask me to make custom scrapbooks and cards for them.
Please support me by liking and sharing my Facebook page with everyone you know.

Click here to go to my Facebook Page

I have my latest creation a Wedding album sample posted on the Facebook page. This was a custom made album for a client and I love the way it came out. Click on the link and it will take you to the page.




My goal right now is the get to 100 likes on my Facebook page. When I get 100 likes, I will have a contest and giveaway.

Thank you for all your support. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas photo card instant scrapbook album

Here is a new creation I came up with for those photo cards you get during the holidays.  I hate to throw these away and have stacks of them with good intentions of scrapbooking them. This little idea is to punch a hole in the corner of the photo and put them on the ring behind the cover.




 I thought this would make a great Christmas ornament too.  Just hang on your Christmas tree and add the photos as they come in the mail. You could also hang it on a stocking hanger to display or just use it on your coffee table. 
I will definitely be making more of these in different styles as they are fun to make and I need one for all my photos.  This one is for sale on my Etsy site right now. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

First Sale of a Mini Scrapbook

It hasn't even been a week since I started my venture on Etsy.  I posted some links to my shop on some local face book groups and got a request the same day for an engagement gift of a mini wedding album for a person local to me. I showed her pictures of an album I had just done for a friend of mine who is getting married and she liked it, so I created her a slightly similar album. All my items are one of a kind and handcrafted so no two items are alike. I have fun making the mini albums. They come out so cute.

Here are some pictures of the album I did for my very first client.
 This is a 4 page double sided 6X6 mini album for a total of 8 completed pages. It is held together with a ring and decorated with pretty ribbons.  I just love the purple and the tule.
The first pocket page.  The tag is pulled up so you can see but it fits down in the little pocket.
Two more pages for wedding photos.
Another pocket page, perfect for journaling about the special day or small photos.

The tags and photo mat that fits in the pockets.  The one smaller tag says Happily Ever After.
The back cover.

I love this mini album I almost wish I didn't sell it.  I may have to make one for myself.
Please share my post if you like. I don't have a lot of items on my site but as you can see I can do a custom album very quickly. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Scrapbook Creations

I've been scrapbooking a lot lately. Spending time in my nice new space. I also found  a facebook group called Croppin Chicks that has motivated me a lot to keep up with it.  They post layouts each week and choose 3 winners to be featured "chicks" each week.  I thought I'd post some of my latest page layouts.


 This page came as a kit and I put my own spin on
it for Emily's 14th birthday page.




The Mother Daughter page was fun to do with all the buttons and flowers as a frame.

I made this page as part of one of the Croppin Chick layouts.  I love the way it came out.

 This is a mini album I made for my friend who is getting married in November. I gave it to her at her bridal shower.



I think it came out so cute. I had the directions on how to make the actual album and then I used my supply to make the album pages.



This album I started on our Cruise to Bermuda.  They had a scrapbooking class on board the ship and this was one of the kits you could do.   It was so much fun to make.

When I got home I spent another 4 hours finishing it up with titles and pictures and bling.

I love the way it came out.




So I set up an Etsy shop and put some of my handmade cards up. Just giving it a shot and see if I sell anything. Feel free to check it out at:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlwaysOzsome

I only have a few things up right now. I'm hoping to list more as I go.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New and improved Scrap Room!


The room as a work in progress.  Moving things
around to get the new table in.

I'm so lucky to have this great space to scrapbook.  When we were looking for our new home there had to be a place for me just to scrap.  I was lucky to find a home with this wonderful extra room.  In a previous blog post I posted about my original design.  Now I have expanded and love my new design even more. I rearranged the room so it seems  bigger, took out the rug so I can roll around on my chair, and added a table so I have so much more space to scrap on.  I often was throwing things on my futon or floor to make room while I worked.


  

We went to Ikea and bought another table and the Prince installed it so it attached to the others.  I went for a quick trip to Michaels to take advantage of 40% off your entire purchase and when I came back.....



Beautiful new work space!! Look at all the room.  I'm so lucky.



My bookshelves with paper and completed scrapbooks.

The other side of the room, with a comfy futon for my loves to keep me company.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Ozsome Story

Where did my blog title come from? I have been an avid Wizard of Oz fan since I was in the 5th grade where I got the role as Dorothy in the school play.  I was not a good singer however, and so my teacher split the part between myself and my understudy, I did the acting parts and my understudy did the singing parts. **My daughter does not get her singing talent from me. :-)** Over the years I have collected many Wizard of Oz collectibles. At one point I had them all displayed, but most of them are packed up in boxes now.  I have a few ozzy artifacts floating around, but nothing like I use to.  I still have my "I love OZ" coffee mug and my Character tumblers displayed in my kitchen.



This is an original movie poster I scored at a yard sale when they released The Wizard of Oz in theaters back in 1998.  The back of the poster is also the back sides of the Oz Characters. I have it hanging in my scrapbook room right now.

 I've taken on the name of Ozsome, a play on words obviously of awesome. When I decide to start my little blog I came up with Always Ozsome. It fit perfect. My friends at work knew of my love for the Wizard of Oz, so on my birthday one year I came in to the office to my desk decorated with me as Dorothy!  Yes that is me in the photo with the original characters.  Of course I had to scrapbook the page and it's one of my favorites!


 If you know me you know my passion for the Wizard of Oz.  I even went so far as to dress my 3 year old and one year old up as Dorothy and the Scarecrow one Halloween.
My babies..Emily is now 16 and Daniel is 13!
 I also decorated Emily's room in the Wizard of Oz theme.  She had a gingham blue bedspread with a white dust ruffle that I sewed a strip of red sequins on. She also had white curtains with blue gingham trim and a ruby slipper throw rug that I found at the Warner Brothers Store. It was my dream room for a little girl. It lasted maybe 2 years and then of course she wanted the pink girly room.

Emily is now auditioning for the Wizard of Oz in a local theater group.  Call backs were this week and she was called back for Dorothy, the Witch, and Glinda.  I am so excited to see what part she gets.

Not sure what my following is but if you're an oz fan like me, I'd love for you to leave a comment on this post.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sweet Sixteen Card

I made this cute card using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. 

I love this cartridge. It has some great things on it. I used Stickle to make it sparkle. One the inside I used the celebrations cartridge to cut out the numbers and also Stickled that.
Then I typed up a special message and printed it out on a piece of scrapbook paper and adhered it to the top.
She loved the card. 

Playbill Poster for Sweet Sixteen

My daughters Sweet Sixteen theme was Broadway. I came up with this idea to make a playbill poster will all the shows my daughter has been in plus more. I then created a questionnaire to see how which guest at her Sweet Sixteen Party knew the most about her acting career.  The poster came out so cute.

I went to google images and downloaded pictures of all the playbills that I wanted.  Then I printed them out on cardstock, cut each one out individually and matted them with black and yellow paper and put them on a giant poster board that I got for .50 at the dollar store. I then cut out letters using my Cricut cartridge Alphalicious to spell out Broadway on the top.  I also used Stickle to give it some sparkle on the letters.

Then I created the questionnaire with the help of my daughter.  Some of our questions included how many of these shows did she perform in, and some were more specific like Which Show did Emily play a girl and a boy in.  The guests had so much fun trying to figure out the answers and my daughter loved to see them struggle to figure it out.  My daughter has been in 18 shows so it was a bit hard.

Here's the poster and the questionnaire. I made the questionnaire in my Hallmark card studio.  I used the birthday themed stationary and then just printed it out on card stock.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Remodel of stairs

I haven't posted on my blog in awhile.  It's been a difficult year. Alas, I like to have the blog to look back on to see what we have done with the house and little creative projects I'm working on. I thought I would start with the remodel of our hallway and stairway.

We had a wrought iron railing when we first moved in. I can't seem to find the picture of it...but we took it out when we moved in to get the furniture upstairs and I didn't want it back.  This first picture is what it looked like. We replaced the blue carpet with beige and left the paint color.

We left it like this for awhile but decided we needed to put a railing in and Rich wanted to do some moulding boxes to give it a different look so the work began.






The first step was to cut the ends off the stairs to add the wood for the railing to set on.











Once that was done and post up then Rich started working on the handrail.









Hand rail installed
















                     The next phase was the trim boxes along a chair rail.
                                                                      This came out beautiful.

The last thing to do was get the painters in to paint.  Rich hates to paint and with all the cut in work we thought it worth the money to pay someone to come and paint it for us.
I found on pinterest the color scheme of the grey and white and thought it gave it such a dramatic look.  So we went with that.
Here is the end result.


This picture isn't the greatest.  It looks like the carpet is grey but it is still beige. Looks like a totally different house when you walk in the front door.