So I'm still playing with the You Rock papers and the stamps and embellishments included in the You Rock Workshop on the Go and it is too fun!
This weekend, I finished up my very first My Creations Memory Keeper - and suffice it to say there will definitely be more of these projects in my future! The My Creations Memory Keeper boxes measure 10" x 9 1/2" x 3" and are made of a sturdy chipboard material. You can paint them, stamp of them or like I did, cover them with paper. They are folded flat for shipping and storage and are only $8.25 (Cdn.). These are pretty impressive actually - in fact even my husband thought they were pretty cool!
Here's a look at the top of the box. The photo was a professional shot taken in the fall of my son in his hockey gear. I absolutely loved the photo and knew I just needed to find a fabulous way to display it.
Photo credit: Michael Zajczenko (www.mzphotos.com)
I used a whole bunch of embellishments on this one - buttons, chipboard, the new 'Rockin' Top Coats, ribbon, stamps and ink. I just love the fact that I could add a ton of dimension to the layout on the top of the box since I didn't have to worry about it getting squashed in an album, or in a frame. I painted the chipboard swirl and letter with CTMH Creat-a-Shade Pearl paint which unfortunately doesn't photograph well but is tinted with a combination of Crystal Blue and Outdoor Denim reinkers. I brushed the paint on the 'J' and got a reasonable smooth result, but decided to stipple on the swirl to give it some texture! Here is a better look at the embellishment bundle. The circle chips are sponged with Plum Mist ink (I swear they're not pink! LOL!)
As I said, I will definitely be doing more of these Memory Keeper boxes and in fact my daughter has decided that this is the craft we'll be doing at her birthday party in a couple of weeks - so that should be loads fun to see what the kids can come up with!