More Happy Little Moments~ Completed

I am finished. Yippee!

With my next class about to start I thought this afternoon would be a good time to finish my More Happy Little Moments book.

Here are my final pages~





I decided to keep my cover simple, so I added two doilies, Treasure Thickers and ribbon.


And with that my mini album is complete.

That makes me happy.

Next up Studio Calico’s Inked class.

And I can’t wait.

I used~
Maggie Holmes and Marcy Penner’s More Happy Little Moments kits
Treasure Thickers

More Happy Little Moments~ Pages Two & Three

This has been a crazy week here in the Andrews’ household!

Which means I’ve only had bits and pieces of time to work on my More Happy Little Moments Book.

Of course, most of that has been spent on the multiple steps to alter my book cover.

After a coat of Gesso and two coats of Martha Steward Aquarium Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint it looks like this~


I’m glad I went ahead and painted it before adding my pages, because it turns out I’m heavy handed with paint too.

My second set of pages~


I included a pocket page to hold several tags and one of the wonderful wood veneer cards that I backed with a photo.

My third set of pages~


One thing I’m really enjoying with this mini album and class is simply playing around with the elements from the class kits and the weekly challenges.

This week’s challenge is to use Mister Huey’s to paint with, so I used it and the Martha Stewart paint on both pages.

I love the splashes of color they both provide.

And it makes my cover painting oppsies less noticeable. Love that!

My first pages have made it into the book~


I used~
More Happy Little Moments Class Kits by Maggie Holmes and Marcy Penner, Gesso, Martha Steward Aquarium Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint, Mister Huey’s Heirloom Blue and Pretty Pink, Mini Clothes Pin and Vellum

More Happy Little Moments~ The Beginning

My most favorite class ever is back! Yippee!!

It’s time for More Happy Little Moments with Maggie Holmes and Marcy Penner at Studio Calico.

This time I’m focusing my Happy Little Moments around our recent weekend trip to the beach.

And it’s not a happy beach trip unless we eat at our favorite breakfast spot, Citrus, at least once.

When we mention Citrus the smiles begin.

My first pages~


Now I know you’re wondering why they’re not in the book, but I think I got the ugliest book there was.

See what I mean~



So, I need a bit of time to decide how I’m going to alter it.

Then I’ll simply add the pages.

I used~
Studio Calico’s Happy Little Moment Maggie Holmes Kit and Marcy Penner Kit
Studio G Sun Stamp Set, Studio Calico Stamp Set

Happy Little Moments ~I finished!!

Yippee!! While I love, love, love this little book there is nothing like the feeling of finishing a project.

And I see plenty of these fun little books in my future. Wouldn’t all those Joe-centric Stephanie Plum books be perfect for this? He he!

Pages 94-109~

I used~
George to cut the hearts, stars, flowers and moons that make up the confetti. All were cut at .76″
Elegant Edges to cut the borders at .76″
Birthday Bash to cut the banners at 1.16″ each
The class provided Silhouette cut file to cut happy and moment
Modern Homemaker Paper and Buttons, The Thrift Shop and 5 & Dime Paper, Farmhouse Flower Sack, Rocket Age Label Stickers
Martha Stewart Sequins and Recollection pearls

Pages 114-129~

I used~
Elegant Edges to cut the multiple borders at .76″ each
Sidewalk Flower Sack, Chip and Stick pieces and Buttons, Rocket Age Label Stickers, Fly a Kite Rub ons
Misc ribbon and kraft tag

I also decided that punches are wonderful and I best get MORE!! They did a much cleaner job of cutting through multiple pages.

Pages 134-149~

I used~
Graphically Speacking to cut the word everyday at 2.75″ wide
Sophisticated to cut the word celebrate at 2.75″ wide
Modern Homemaker buttons, Playtime Sticky Keys, The Thrift Shop paper, Sidewalk Chip & Stick pieces and Flower Sacks

Pages 154-169~

I used~
Report Card Shape Stickers, Farmhouse Flower Stack, Ducks in a Row Word Stickers, Sidewalks Chip & Stick pieces, Fly a Kite Word Stickers and Schoolroom Alphas
Misc ribbon and a doily

Pages 174-183~

I used~
5 & Dime Strawberry Creme Sprinklers to mist the pages, Sidewalk Wraps, Flower Sack, Chip & Stick pieces, 5 & Dime, Fly a Kite and Farm Fresh Word Stickers, Rocket Age Miscellany

I found this book plate in my October Afternoon stash and added it to the front. It reminds me of a Little Golden Book.

For my back cover I thought it would be cute to make a library pocket envelope and card.

I used~
Fabulous Finds to cut the pocket at 4.25″
Papertrey Ink library card stamp

This little book has certainly made ME happy. Although my oldest daughter has already counted the number of pictures of each child and they are not equal. So, it looks like I’ll be making another to make HER happy.

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Happy Little Moments ~Pages 34, 54, 74

My Happy Little Moments book is coming together with three more pages done! Woo Hoo! I am loving how simple it is, but also how fun too. I think part of it is the freedom to just stick whatever pictures I want and love in it. There’s NO worrying about time lines or too many pictures taken on the same day. Hmmm…is it strange that I worry about these things?

Pages 34-49~

It’s not very often I get pictures of me, so I absolutely LOVE this picture of Hartly and me.

A close up~

And how could I not use this picture of Hartly as a peek-a-boo cut out? I really wanted to emphasize the round cut out, so I embellished with various circles and buttons.

I used my Creative Memories Circle cutting system to make the cut out. It worked okay considering it was cutting through three pages; however, I am rethinking my ban on punches. They would have been so much easier and provided a cleaner cut!

I used~
October Afternoon 5 & Dime Paper, Thrift Shop Paper and Word Stickers, Rocket Age Paper and Buttons, Fly a Kite Wrod Stickers, Detours Journal Label and Modern Homemaker Buttons

Pages 54-69~

To adhere the fabric I used Tacky Tape on vellum. Love that stuff!!

A close up~

Look at that face!! It spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!

I love how well the Rub On of the little girl looks on the book pages.

I used~
October Afternoon Thrift Shop Paper, Sidewalks Wrap Pack, Little Flyers and Flower Sack, Fly a Kite Rub Ons, Vellum and Recollection Pearls

Pages 74-89~

I let my embellishments tell my thoughts on these pages.

I used~
Rocket Age Paper, Miscellany and buttons, Modern Homemaker Paper, OA Letter Stickers, Mister Huey’s Dewey, Marth Stewart Iridescent Star Glitter

I also used my Silhouette to cut the zig zags. I then used the negative as a photo mat for my picture.

So, I’m about halfway through my book and there is NO way it’s closing! And that makes me happy.

Happy Little Moments ~Page One

I am on a roll! I figured out how to use Photoshop to print my pictures the exact size I want. Woo Hoo! I will not admit how long it took me, but I did it and that’s what matters right?

This little book is making me SO happy that I decided to make up with Mister Huey. We had a little tiff when I accidently sprayed Holly Berry not into the trash can like I wanted, but on to my white window trim. Guess how long it takes Mister Huey to dry? Not long at all, but here’s a tip for you~ Dawn Power Dissolve will remove ANYTHING!

Here is Mister Huey’s triumphant return~

He look so much better here than he did on my wall.

A close up of the banner~

And finally, the finished pages~

Products used~
October Afternoon’s Thrift Shop, Modern Homemaker and 5 & Dime papers, Thrift Shop Word Stickers and Journal Card, 5 & Dime tin pins, Sidewalks Wrap Pack and Flower Sack, Fly a Kite Word and Label Stickers, Martha Stewart Gems

Happy Little Moments ~Introduction Page

Eek! With this project I am trying all sorts of new stuff! Cutting pages out of books, using alcohol inks and even sewing!! Yes, I sewed my book pages together. And it worked. Yippee!! I love the look of sewing on layouts and cards; however, I’ve always been too big of a chicken to try it. I didn’t want to ruin a page with wonky stitches. But when I saw the stitching in the project instructions, I decided to go for it!

The instructions were to use a glassine bag; however, I did not have one. But, I did have a Wilton party favor bag that I thought would show all the little confetti elements better. I used George to cut hearts, diamonds, stars and flowers. I added Martha Stewart sequins, gems and OA buttons to the bag, folded it and stitched across the top.

I then added my OA papers, word stickers and twine.

A close up~

Underneath the bag is a little introductory phrase that I typed on vellum. Yes, I chickened out on actually writing directly on this page, but I like the way it turned out with the typed writing laying over the book title and graphic. I promise I will add my handwriting to this album, but just not on the very first page. Plus, I had just sewn that bag on. What if I had messed it up? I am the WORST speller ever. Just ask my hubby!

Products used~
October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper, Modern Homemaker paper, Thrift Shop Word Stickers, 5 & Dime buttons, MS sequins and gems, twine
George for the confetti cut at 2″ and 1.5″

Happy Little Moments ~Cover

So it seems I am not only addictted to scrapbook kits of all shapes and sizes, but now I have jumped on the class bandwagon. I just finished up a wonderful class over at Studio Calico called Stretch Your Kit. Loved every minute of it! It really encouraged me to get moving and to actually open and use the kits I have.

They kept advertising a class called Happy Little Moments in which you altered a book to use to hold ~your happy little moments. I kept checking it out especially when they announced it had a kit. A KIT!! Perfect for ME! But, I still held out. So imagine my surprise when two days before the class was to start and when all the kits were sold out, I signed myself up! I decided I was going for it. I was going to use all those October Afternoon products I got in the Santa Sacks to make my book.

I have to say that after receiving the class handout I was amazed at the projects the designers created. The instructions are wonderful and full of so many ideas that are perfect for this project and layouts. I am SO excited to start on this and SO happy that I signed up.

Here is the book I chose~

This was one of several books I recently got from my grandmother’s house. My sister, cousins and I used to read these and I’m pretty sure they might have belonged to our fathers. So, I think they are perfect for this project rather than ending up somewhere discarded.

The instructions were to divide the book into segments to cut and remove. I used my Creative Memories 12″ guide, mat and red blade to cut the 7 page sections out.

Don’t worry, I will save and reuse those pages on another project. Also, I think the book is happy to be in someone’s hand rather than sitting on a shelf and never being looked at!

I pulled out my Tim Holtz purple ink for the first time to change the color of the book. I wanted to keep the picture of the chipmunk and the used look, so I think it did a great job of breathing new life into the book but also in keeping it’s character.

I then went over the purple with Tim’s Picket Fence Distress paint. I dabbed the paint on, misted it with water and wiped it with a cloth quickly.

Then I dug into my October Afternoon products and this is what I came up with~

Products used~
Tim Holtz Purple Ink, Picket Fence Distress
October Afternoons Cherry Hill Journal Card, Thrift Shop paper, Modern Homemaker paper, Fly a Kite Letters, Playtime Sticky Keys, Sidewalk Label Sticker, Daydream Rubber Charm, 5&Dime Buttons
Elegant Eges for the bubble border