Monthly Archives: April 2013

T Rex Pinata!

Once one project is finished, it is time to start another! This one was just for fun, exactly what was called for. I made a pinata type of decoration in the shape of a t-rex.

I started with some thick paper for the base structure. Then, I had the tedious job of adding layer upon layer of cut tissue paper. Even though it was tedious, it was enjoyable and not as time consuming as I expected.

taking shape

taking shape

pinata creating

The finished project is sitting on our shelf in the living room. I think it would be fun to hang him from the ceiling, but for now he is fine on the shelf.

t rex pinata

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Smash Book Complete!

I’ve never been good at scrap booking. I rush through it, excited to finish the project. Then, I’m upset that I didn’t spend more time to make the project more personal and detailed. Not this time. I did my own DIY version of a Smash Book (a type of non-scrapbook).

before the madness

before the madness

I’ve kept mementos from our trips over the last year and finally got to put them all together with pictures I took during the trips. This Smash Book covers our Ohio, New Jersey, and Chicago trips. I’m super excited about how it turned out.

Chicago BeanDon't BlinkDinosaur

As I worked on this book over the past weeks, it became an opportunity to not become a photo album of memories, but also a journal of the trip, a place for all the keepsakes I kept, and an opportunity to play with hand drawn type.

Willis TowerNew York

 

Excited for the next trip and more memory book opportunities.

All done!

All done!

smash book

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