Monday, January 28, 2013

Evita Scrapbook Frame

I went to New York with my boyfriend for the holidays.  We had a great time.  I think the highlight for me had to be getting to see Evita on Broadway with Ricky Martin.

We got up early on Saturday morning to try and get student rush tickets at the theater box office.  Not only did we score tickets, but we ended up being nine rows from the stage.

I had a huge crush on Ricky Martin growing up, and it was amazing to have my childhood love and current love in the same room (without wanting to kill each other).

I decided that this was definitely an experience worth commemorating, and went with the cameo/bust theme that is so iconic of the play.

- Collector's Museum 12 by 12 in. Shadow Box Scrapbook Frame Black
- Paper - DCWV Mainstreet Pack
- I don't have the information about the shiny red paper from JoAnn's
- Inspired Classics Jewelry Collection Pendant Purple Cameo (#3675)
- Jewels

Saturday, January 26, 2013

J & Z Wedding Scrapbook Frames II

As I described in the last post, my boyfriend's brother got married the day after Thanksgiving.

While I commemorated their dating life with the last set of frames, I commemorated their wedding festivities in this set.

- Collector's Museum 9 by 20 in. Shadow Box Frame Black
- The paper covering the back are two 8 by 10 in. sheets from JoAnn's
- Letters - American Crafts Thickers Marquise/Marquesa Black 
- Flowers (big) - Jolee's Boutique Grey Layered Rose Dimensional Stickers
- Flower (small) - Jolee's Boutique Silver Satin Flowers Dimensional Stickers
- Tag - Martha Stewart Crafts Doily Lace Cherish Labels 

- Collector's Museum 12 by 12 in. Shadow Box Scrapbook Frame White
- Paper from DCWV Lace & Linen Stack
- Letters - American Crafts Thickers Marquise/Marquesa Black
- Flowers - Jolee's Boutique Grey Felt Rose Dimensional Stickers

J & Z Wedding Scrapbook Frames I

My boyfriend's brother got married the day after Thanksgiving, in a small but beautiful ceremony.

I made these for them to display, a chronicle of their dating years.

- Collector's Museum 12 by 12 in. Shadow Box Scrapbook Frame Black
- Paper from DCWV Rustic Pack
- Letters - American Crafts Thickers Marquise/Marquesa Black
- Stickers - Recollections Adhesive Shapes 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

D & K Wedding Scrapbook Album

One of my really good friends from graduate school got married over the summer.  I am totally behind on posting projects, but I made this for her and her husband for a holiday gift.  I started with this:

This is a Scrapbook Complete - Wedding.  I found it at my local Target.  I bought a couple of them as they were on sale and I had never seen this product before.  It comes with the pages pre-done and embellishments to add.   

And turned it into this:

(There are 16 pages total in the book.  I guess I ended up missing photographing a few of them before I sent it.)


- If you figure that an album usually costs around $20, a paper pack is also about $20, and extra pages are about $10, there is definitely a monetary savings here since you get the album, paper, and pages all for about $20.
- The quality overall is not as good as the products I typically buy, but it's a good value, especially if putting all the pages together yourself is a source of anxiety. 
- And it still is adaptable enough if you want to add your own personal touches (like I did on the cover).


- You are sort of limited by the picture sizes.  Ultimately, I just rearranged pictures over the frames that were already there, because I felt it was better to use pictures I liked rather than pictures that fit the direction of the frame.
- The embellishments and stickers are inserted in the album in such a way that you have to take the album apart to remove them.
- The cover is just plain and is made of paper rather than cloth (but you can see how I jazzed it up).

It helps that my friends are a beautiful couple, and they also had a great photographer.  All pictures are from Alders Photography

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Revamped For 2013!!!

As you may have noticed, the name of this blog has changed.  It was originally Creating Everlasting Memories And More.  However, I decided that I wanted my project blog and Etsy names to be the same, so I've changed the name to Boxes And Shadows. 

Since I make shadowboxes, I thought the name was perfect.  It's mysterious, yet very apt to what I make.

I've also gotten very behind on posting projects here, so I am planning to update them over the next few weeks.

I hope you enjoy the new name - the look hasn't changed - and all old posts have been imported.