Friday, December 14, 2007

It's Clearly Christmas!

I can't believe Christmas is around the corner, and for us in the industry, that just gets us closer to the CHA Show in Anaheim. Another of the projects that we made at the Holiday Hideaway was a clear book...I've been so wanting to make one of those, so I was psyched!

Tim made covers out of the largest Fragments from Tim's Idea-ology(tm) line. You have to drill the covers; a Cropadile will give you "real" fragments! Tim had shown us this neat spray that when it dried, looked just like frost on a window. I had the brainstorm if the fragment covers could be sprayed...and they could! They looked just like frost and were able to take rub ons.

The pages were from Hambly's Studio; I love their new Clearly Heavy Overlays and the regular printed overlays. They were all cut to size and we rounded all the corners with Tonic's Boot Punch. I had never used their punch, but I liked how it worked...my hands were not cramped up after all those corners!

We then played with Hambly's Christmas Decor Rub ons...they work awesome as well and we also were able to "bling 'em up" with Heidi Swapp's Bling Accents. They worked great in conjunction with the rub on Christmas Trees and ornaments.

The book was finished up by punching out holes and adding binder rings and ribbon! Today I actually printed out a punch of small pictures of my tree and from the retreat and added them throughout the book, double facing the photos on either side of the page so there was no blank spot. I'll probably add in some journaling here and there...but I will definitely be making more.

I also had fun today decorating my Mini Mister(tm) holder that Kim DeRonde made us. I painted it black with a few coats of the Adirondack(r) Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pitch Black and then took my bazillion different Bandanna Backgrounds that I had finished and made tiles with the Fragments, gluing on the paper with Glossy Accents(tm). I then glued them on, one side at a time. I'm so psyched how it turned out! I'll be all ready to go with all of my Mini Mister/Perfect Pearl(tm)/Distress Ink(tm) reinker combinations...

I'm really enjoying decorating the living room with my Holiday Hideaway decorations! I hope you're enjoying them, too!
Enjoy the weekend!



Rachel Greig said...

Hmmm, so the crop-a-dile shatters it. Thanks for the heads up on that one!! Love your book, and your altered Mister holder! :)

Wendy said...

The clear album is sooo fun looking!
LOVE the holder too. Got to play soon with those fragments. They are the perfect size for your bandanna pieces!!
Happy Holidays!

TA Carbone said...

Love what you did to the wood block. It really shows you, being the dazzy one, lol


Shirley said...

I love your book...absolutely gorgeous! what a cool mister idea with the Fragments! great blog...but the way! Love all your art and pictures. TFS
Shirley in Florida :D

Margot Potter said...

Oh I love this! I so need some Fragments!

Another fabulous post from Knotty!



Kim said...

Woohoo. I might have to make myself another one to decorate like yours.....did you think of a name yet?? Keep me posted!!

- Kim

tim holtz said...

very cool robin - truly your style. thanks for sharing..

Jean said...

wow Robin: if I could do that I would LOVE it! I love everything about it!!!

I will see you at CHA!

Michelle McGee said...

nice job

Rinda said...

What a great assortment of goodies to look at today - love the acrylic album, your bandana'd fragments, the beadie links (the scarf pin is to die for!), and the link to Rachel's blog. I'm hoping to meet up with Mr. Dick-sticker!

Jennie said...

Love your day by day showings. Love that frost look on the mini album. Can you tell me what you used to do that frost? Looks like you all had a good time.

Edie said...

I got my block from Kim in time to put it under the tree - hooray! I also wrote her to see if she could make a custom blocks similar to this for alcohol inks. Since Ranger's alcohol inks have black lids, I find they're a pain in the patootie to figure out how to color code on the lid. I would LOVE to have a block like the minimister block that would let me turn the bottles over and store them bottom side up so I could see what color I was looking for at a glance.

thanks for "introducing" me to Kim!