Monday, January 19, 2009

Day One with Barb Schram -Time Capsule

We have so much to share with you this week that we will be posting twice a day. One post will be Barb's Inspiration from our current collection and one will be a CHA Sneak Peek. So don't forget to keep scrolling so you don't miss a JustRite Minute!!

Today Barb has a terrific project for us. What a fun family project. This week is full of tons of history making events. How fun would it be to create this Terrific 2009 Time Capsule with your kids. Recording the Headlines of the year, the price of gas, milk and bread..etc. This is also an amazing gift for a new Always Barb - we love how you think outside of the box or in this case how you created a fun inside the box project!!

Treasuring the memories, or in this case, canning the memories! Our daughter is due with her first child, our first grandchild in a couple weeks! His name is Kaylub and I created this special memory capsule for him with his Mom in mind. The 6" in height and 3" in diameter can is covered with animal paper by Cosmo Cricket, which is perfect because Kaylub’s nursery is full of animal friends!

Lid - I lined the lid top with the flip side of my Cosmo paper, to match the top and bottom outer edging of the can. My Circle Stamper II, complete with star designer border and “enjoy” center was used to stamp once with red and once with yellow ink onto cream cardstock. I die cut, embossed, and popped the outer circle, added two round punched layers with the yellow circle popped with foam tape.

Name - 50pt. Times New Roman font spells Kaylub, which is attached on top of the word enjoy. Hemp is knotted with ends taped under outer stamped circle. All circle edges are shaded with inked dauber. Now, I don’t know about you…but I think I will be hard pressed to find anything printed with the name Kaylub on it! And I certainly don’t want to spend my time searching and searching! So as long as I have my JustRite fonts and stampers, I’m good to go! Kaylub will have all the personalized items he needs! LOL! That is just another plus of the JustRite fonts; you can create ANY words you need!

Inside - Bookmark style paper strips, 1 ½ x 5” will be used to jot down simple items such as: a favorite book, toy, the headline news of the day, etc. And, just as important, adding the DATE to the bottom of each paper strip. So often when my girls were little, I failed to do this, thinking I would always remember and jot down that special memory and date later. The word DATE is 25pt Times New Roman, stamped with Adirondack espresso ink. To get the new Mom started, I computer generated some starting point ideas onto crème cardstock, cut, and glued onto memory paper strips.
Match boxes – What terrific little holders that easily fit inside the memory capsule! I used every inch of the Cosmo paper and covered the outer slider, and box ends. The matching adhesive die cuts make these adorable, simple, and oh, so quick. Again, stamping in 25pt. Times New Roman font onto cream cardstock, I created a purpose for each box. There is a Tooth Fairy, a Treasure, and a First Haircut box so far. The stamped cardstock lines the inside bottom slider. There is plenty of room to add more matching boxes as well as more memory paper strips.
I hope our daughter and Kaylub enjoy their Memory Capsule! Created with love: a collection of precious moments and times, handwritten on memory paper strips, easily accessible, all sitting on his nursery bookcase! It doesn’t get much better than that!

JustRite Stamps: Times New Roman 25pt. and 50 pt. font, Harmony Classic Circle Stamper II Ensemble, 1 5/8 diameter wooden stamper, 1 3/8 x 3 ½ “harmony rectangle stamper.
PAPER – Cosmo Cricket Jack’s World: Animal Friends paper & Adhesive Die Cuts, PTI cardstock
INK - Colorbox chalk yellow ink, Adirondack espresso ink, SU ruby red
ACCESSORIES – Crate Paper Memory Can, Slider match boxes, Redline Adhesive, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Round Nestabilities, SU hemp, Adhesive foam tape, Martha Stewart border punch, SU sponge dauber, Handheld circle punches

We will be back later in the day with more CHA Sneak Peeks. We have tons to show you!!

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Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh Barb, what an absolutely FABULOUS idea for your new grandson and his Mom!!! They will treasure it for sure!!! How fun for you to make it and how fun it will be to fill it!!! Way to go!!! GREAT PROJECT!!!

rebecca said...

I love the matchbook idea for all those little things that can get lost. With the historic Presidential inauguration coming up this week, won't it be interesting to include that in his time capsule. In years to come, he'll hopefully wonder what the big deal was; by the time he can understand it, I'm hoping kids will truly believe anyone can be President and we won't be talking about race, religion, etc. I'd love to be there when he opens it!

Cynde said...

Love this whole project! What a great idea...

Donna said...

how cute! couple of weeks, huh? WOW!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Barb -- this has a true Barb flair like no one else can do! I love your creativity with this and know just how much your daughter will hold this close to her heart!