Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paper Stars

Ok, so I tried to do a video of me making one of these paper stars, but I just ran into issues with that. I might try again tomorrow. You can find videos of it on YouTube, however thats how I first learned how to make them and was making them wrong, so they did 'poof', meaning they weren't 3D. So I thought I would make a video that explained the whole thing better, but I have been sick for a few days so I sound all yucky! LOL, here are some photos of the whole process, and I might make a video tomorrow :)

So you start off with a strip of paper, mine is 11in X a little less than 1/2in

And you wrap it around and tuck it under on one side, just like tying a knot!

then you pull, more like "shimmy" it tight, but not too tight, just make the corners sharp

then you take the long side, should be on your LEFT, and bend the slack BEHIND (this is where I went wrong when I started making them off of the video on youtube) the 'knot' you just made

continue folding the slack paper around the knot making it flat and semi tight, don't worry about the slack left over from the right side of the knot it eventually gets folded into the knot as you are folding over the slack from the left side

when you get to the end you are going to tuck the last little bit under ONE of the folds on the knot, the one thats longer

Now you should have a nice, flat, and tight five sided knot, all thats left is making it 'poof'

so to do that you hold it securely inbetween your fingers and with your index fingernail push down on one of the sides of the knot

then rotate the knot over one side and continue pushing points into the sides of the knot

until you have a paper star!!!

I hope this was helpful! And remember you can use so many different types of paper to make unique stars! Even old wrapping paper would work! Have fun and make a ton of mini paper stars!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Well I started scrapbooking a few weeks ago, but I haven't been updating my blog! I am so sorry... Here are the pages that I have done so far. These are 8.5x11 pages

P.S. click on the photos for a bigger view of the pages!!!

this is Jake and I opening our wedding gifts

mission trip to Mexico

our wedding invitations

a fisherman in Japan

Its A Small World at Disney Land in Tokyo Japan!

a close up of this cute sticker I got just for this page

On Cloud Nine, when Jake and I were dating

me as a soldier in the Sacramento Ballet Production of The Nutcracker (I drew that picture for this page and then decorated it!)

one of our wedding photos taken when we were waiting for the photographer to do something with her camera, she captured this moment

my sister and I getting to meet the Newsboys, a band we love

here is a close up of the top photo that the band member signed the next year

This page needs some journaling done to it in the top right side, the story is, these photos were taken on the beach in San Francisco (actually right down the street of where we live now!) when Jake and I were dating we went to San Francisco a lot, just for fun. Anyways, on this day at the beach it was really cold, but Jake "dared" me to run into the ocean. I laughed and told him that was a silly thing to say because I'm crazy and I would actually do it, and then he would have to come in after me! He smiled and "dared" me again, so I did, and he did come in after me. It was one of the craziest things we have done together and after that we went straight home and snuggled up and watched movies the rest of the night!

this is me and my long time friend Abbi

I love this page, because this is where Jake and I became friends!

here is a close up of the group photo, the arrows are pointing to Jake (on top) and me (bottom)

my glamor girl page

me and a friend at Rosarito Beach in Mexico on our mission trip

me and my friend Bethanne

another wedding photo of Jake and I

at our wedding dancing

a corny photo of us the weekend before we got married

my goofy photos page, there might be another one later, I am really goofy

me and Hortie going to her prom

Jake and I at Venice Beach, we LOVE THE BEACH

these photos are from the first A's baseball game Jake and I went to as husband and wife, his family grew up going to A's games, and now we all go together

a photo of me when I was about 15 I believe, I went through a cowgirl phase

just some photos and the saying "daughter"

I just am a spunky princess! Jake bought me these sunglasses when we were still just friends, because, well, because they look good on me! LOL, I don't have them anymore

this is one of my all time favorite photos of Jake and I. We were dating at the time

so what do you think?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

scramble eggs

Here are a few random cards that I have made

pretty heart, fold over card

purple and brown card

shoes and shopping

little birdies

fun fun fun


J and M

For part of the Summer our friends had two little girls from Holland over. I guess they used to live here in California and then moved to Holland. This was the first time that I met them however. They were so cute and so nice to visit with. One week I was the only person around for them to hang out with, so I made cards with them for several hours everyday (minus one day I needed for a rest because I was feeling under the weather). By the end of the week they both had a pretty nice stack of handmade cards, they were really cute too! So as a surprise I sewed them up some little felt purses with their initials on them to slip their cards in. So that on the flight home their cards would stay nice and safe :) Here are some photos of them...



The fronts had two white buttons on them. I don't know why I didn't take photos of that, silly me!


you're a hoot!

I love owls :) I believe that the reason for this is because my grandma Marge used to collect them when I was younger. Someday I might end up doing the same thing! I wouldn't be surprised. Anyways here is an owl card that I made right after getting the "you're a hoot" stamp to go along with my little owl stamp :)

I was making cards with four little girls who all wanted my help, so I was only able to make one card :P