Thursday, January 06, 2011

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Blog Hop Week #1 - Make It Happen Journals for 2011

Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday!

I am so excited to be a part of this fabulously fun & creative Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Blog Hop hosted by the incredibly talented celebrity design expert, author, national TV host, and syndicated columnist, Kathy Peterson.

For the next 4 Thursdays, ending February 3rd, 7 diverse designers will be making fun and easy projects for you to enjoy.

We will all be using the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner to create 5 projects each from images of objects that are normally too large or awkward to scan on a conventional scanner.

For week 1, I will show you how I make my Make It Happen Mini Journals!

I use these journals to write down all the fun ideas that pop in my head for everything from new projects, to fun color combinations for new sweater vests.

I find if I write them down, they happen!

People often ask how I create so many things, and this is the answer.

If I write them down, then I know I will not forget them, and I relax about them.

From that place, all of the magic begins.

Before I started using these journals I often felt overwhelmed with all the things I wanted to do.
I think I spent alot of energy trying to remember them all. :)

The process of honoring each idea by writing it in a beautiful handmade journal, sets it free.
I can then have fun with it and enjoy every minute of creating it.

Now let's have fun creating our journals!

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner allows you to scan any object anywhere without having to lay it flat on the scanner bed like large, conventional scanners.
It is compact, light, cordless and has a see through window on the back that allows you to flip the scanner over onto your object you are scanning!

I decided to scan my favorite owl pillow for the cover of my journal!

Here it is after I printed it onto a piece of card stock.
You can make your journal any size you want!
My piece of cover paper is 8 x 10.

Just fold the cover in half...

Measure the cover and cut the inside pages to be 1/4" smaller and fold them in half.
I used 5 sheets of construction paper for my book.
It is colorful and I like how it feels when I write on it. :)

Next, find the center of the paper and punch a hole with a book binder's awl or a sharp object.
I used the end of my protractor.
For the next 2 holes, I measured about 1.25" from the top and bottom of the center crease and placed a hole in each spot.

I then threaded a tapestry needle with some of my favorite bobble yarn and started in the center hole and sewed in and out of all 3 holes so that the two ends ended up on the outside of the cover in the center hole.
I tied a knot and it was done!

I decorated the inside cover of mine with a January 2011 calendar and some of my pug paintings that I made into stickers.
You can paste anything in your journal that inspires you!

Easy smeasy and super fun!

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner makes it so easy to create fun and interesting images from your favorite quilts, dolls, rugs, photos, etc. that I made 12 in less than an hour for the whole year!

**Exciting News!**

The kind & creative people at Flip-Pal are hosting a Giveaway of their fabulous mobile scanners!

Please register here for your chance to win!

Please hop over and visit the 6 other wonderful designers to see what they have created with their Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners this week...

Tune in next Thursday, January 13th for my Week 2 project using the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner.

Please let me know if you make any of these fun and easy journals.

I would LOVE to see them!




Kathy said...

awesome project for the beginning of the year! calendar, journal, notes, sketch pad.....

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Very nicely done and I just love your PUG.. have love for all animals {hugs}
That Flip~Pal pretty awesome gotta win one ...
The Scrapbooking Queen

{VICKI} said...

love the scanner

Melanie, Moe, Ollie said...

GREAT project Melissa!!! This is awesome!

Chef Tess said...

Melissa, what a great idea! I'm thinking food journals! Oh my gosh! How many beginning of the year goals to lose weight...But then again...I'm so foodie. Exicted to see your next one. Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

wow...awesome awesome your project. Thanks for sharing.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project!

PatSloan said...

This is STINKIN CUTE!!! I LOVE owls!!!

So excited to be on this blog hop with you!!

Anonymous said...

You make it look really easy, I love making journals but never tried one this way. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Swedie said...

What a fun idea! I can see I'm going to learn lots of ways to use the Flip-Pal that I am very much hoping to win!!

Anne Harada said...

Egads! My heart is racing! What an amazing tool for a crafter to have! Great project, totally inspiring!

Anonymous said...

oh my heck.. LOVE The owl pillow and love what you did with the journal! Adorable!!!

bairdmtn said...

Love the Flip Pal ideas! Now I need one! *wink*

Wanda said...

I love your project. It is great. This is the first time I have visited your blog and I love it. The scanner is awesome and I can think of all kinds of great uses for it both as a quilter and a scrap booker.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love your project Melissa, and this flip pal looks fun,
You make everything look so easy. Everything you make is so pretty.... and we want EVERYTHING that you have!!! Very cool!

Dana Orsborn said...

How fun!
Daisy and I love the journal!
I really want one of those
scanners now.

We hope you are having
a great week!

-Dana & Daisy

Punchbugpug said...

Such a great way to make art around the house come alive!

Debbi said...

Such a great project. The project and the scanner are a must have.

Becky Moore said...

This little scanner is going right on the top of my wish list. Great project!!

Unknown said...

I just have to say firstly, I love the doggie, so cute.
Secondly I love this scanner. I hope I am lucky enough one day to own one.

Teri Terrific said...

Love the pillow, love the journal.
Question: when scanning, is there an issue with clarity? When taking pictures, you move - the picture is blurry. With the scanner, do you need to be R-E-A-L still?
Thanks for an opportunity to win :D

Unknown said...

This is such a fantastic project.... I absolutely love how the owl pillow turned out on the paper!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

kate blue said...

love this! I have TONS of cool pillows that are in desperate need of scanning for some cool projects!

The Cabby Crafter said...

What a great idea! thanks for sharing.

Kristie said...

I love the fact that you scanned your favorite pillow to make this! Love the Flip-Pal! Can't wait to get one.

Brandi said...

What a fun project! Love that you can scan 3D objects with this!

etqulter said...

wow.. is all I can say.. I would love to make Journal pages this way...