Monday, August 31, 2009

Threads Tin

I used some of the scraps left over from my Serendipity Scrapbooks September "I deserve it all" kit to create this little altered tin. I have so many embroidery flosses and Kreinik metallic threads on my desk for scrapbooking and I need a spot to stash them. Of course I have huge floss and threads organizers in my quilting wardrobe but this is just my mini stash. I used a Twinnings Tea tin and its just the right size.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Photo Shoot Outtakes Summer 09

I have decided that I really need to use more of the photos that are "outtakes" from our photo shoots because they are some of my favorites. I used some of the newer Jenni Bowlin papers for this layout, but I also used some of my Glimmer Mists to do something fun that I thought I would share with you. For the background and the little canvas squares, I used Denim Blue Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels (the adorable little chipboard crown and mask shape are from them too). So just below this post is the "how to" segment showing how to use sticker backing as a mask and then "stamp" with it to create a backwards masking design

"How to" Masking and backwards masking

Ok, I had no term here so I am calling it backwards masking! :) Here is the "how to" segment showing how to use sticker backing as a mask and then "stamp" with it to create a backwards masking design. I chose the Denim Blue Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels for this layout. I don't explain things well so I have photos for you. ***Click the images to see them full sized***

Step 1. First comes the masking part. Pull the backing off the flourishy chipboard shape (it is one of the Glimmer Chips from the Tattered Angels set called "REGAL"). This backing is really shiney on one side and the other side is more paper-like. Add some repositionable adhesive on the "paper" side and then press it to the area of your paper where you would like the design.

Step 2. Spritz with the Glimmer Mist til you like the color density.

Step 3. Carefully remove the mask (which is now covered with wet misty blue and move it to a piece of wax paper or parchment.

Step 4. At this point you can place a piece of paper, fabric, or any other porus material over the damp glimmer misted mask, press carefully, and remove. The mask still has the removable adhesive so it will stay on the wax paper and your paper or fabric will have the design on it. I used a piece of thick canvas for my layout because I wanted to cut squares that would have a hint of the design on them.

This is the masked design area of the patterned paper as well as the canvas strip. I took these photos on my desk rather than outside so you can't see the glimmer but I also spritzed them with the Gold Glimmer Mist so its really pretty in real life. :)

Is it fall yet?

Because I am really wanting to do fall projects - mostly halloween. I just got this amazing "Spiders Web" collection from MME recently and I love these kitties! For this card I stamped a background border and journaling block using the Marrakech stamp set called "Casablanca" by Basic Grey. I cut a glittery black frame from DCWV glitter paper using my Cricut and stitched with super thick blue jean thread (by the way, my machine does NOT want to do that again). The kitty is cut from the patterned papers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little Mermaid challenge

This is my page for the Little Mermaid Challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks' Happily Ever After Crop this weekend. I have been wanting to scrap these photos and the technique with these punched rows of scales was just perfect with my photos of my sister at Ariel's Grotto. I used K&Co Que Sera Sera papers, it's one of my favorite collections. And for the perfect finishing touch, every mermaid needs some glimmer so I sprayed the scales with Gold Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I love the look of gold but now I think I need to buy some Pearl because that would really be fun to use like this too.

Finding Nemo Challenge

This is for the Finding Nemo Challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks Happily Ever After Crop. I have so many silly photos like these, it was nice to get some scrapped. I used some K&CO papers, EK Stickers and American Crafts Thickers letters.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sleeping Beauty Challenge

This is for the Sleeping Beauty Challenge at the Serendipity Scrapbooks Happily Ever After Crop this weekend. My photos are the back of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland. I used "Two Scoops" by Basic Grey.

Cars Challenge

I just finished this layout for one of the challenges at Serendipity Scrapbooks Happily Ever After Crop that started today. It's for the "Cars" challenge where you have to use something with wheels for the theme and there must be 4 wheels on the page. No problem! I had fun with these gears on this border stamp too.

Pirates of the Caribbean Challenge

This is my layout example for the Pirates of the Caribbean challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks Happily Ever After Crop that just started this morning!

Can you tell I had fun with this one!? Oh so much treasure and booty! This is the treasure room at the end of the ride. I used New My Mind's Eye "Spiders Web" collection with some Le Creme by DCWV along with a bunch of blingy treasures. I cant wait to get started on some of the other challenges in this crop!

Check out the Happily Ever After Crop HERE!

Beauty and the Beast Challenge

This is one of my example layouts for the Happily Ever After Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks. I used mostly Que Sera Sera collection and then "transformed" some ribbon and candy wrappers into flowers. :) This is going to be such a fun crop and I just want to do all of the challenges.

Check out the Happily Ever After Crop HERE!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You've Got a Friend in Me!

This is my project for Kristin's You've Got A Friend in Me Challenge. Check out the Happily Ever After Crop HERE! The challenge was to create a box and 4 cards to give to a friend. My sweet cousin is about to have her first baby and I immediately thought of her. I hope she can use these fun thank you cards. I had a great time making them because these little animals are just the cutest!!! I used all DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper and chipboard - even the box is repurposed from the DCWV chipboard box.

Get Ready for Happily Ever After!

This weekend Serendipity Scrapbooks is having a Happily Ever After online Crop! If you haven't participated in one of their crops, you really have to check it out. There are so many games, challenges, "Blue Light Specials" and prizes! But even better, this crop is themed to my favorite things, fairy tales and lots of Disney classics! Not that you would need to scrap Disney layouts, thats just the theme of the crop so you might find a challenge that involved using pixie dust (Glitter) and fun things like that. I cant wait - - well, I we don't really have to wait because there are already pre-crop challenges to have fun with! Check out the Happily Ever After Crop HERE!

Get ready for some big fun!!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Summertime Pink

A fun sketch for you to try! I got the idea for this sketch and after I finished it, I realized that there were 3 tiny photos and that is not my thing at all! LOL! It was really fun though - my attempt is below :)

Our view is very Pink outside our kitchen and backyard during the summer when all of our Crepe Myrtle start blooming. I used Basic Grey Sultry for this page and hand cut some flowers from the papers as well as freehand cut some flowers and vines.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Minnie's Place

My sister and Perry at Minnie's House in Toontown. I love her mailbox. I used Basic Grey "Two Scoops" and "Sultry".

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stylin' Baby!

Yep, that's me and all my baby fat. I found these photos and pulled them out to scrap just because I got this Mod/Retro Stack from DCWV! (*it's a JoAnns exclusive by the way) I LOVE this background and the black houndstooth. I added a bit of Nana's Nursery Baby Girl floral paper and chipboard embellishments. I just love these papers together.

Textured Paper Edges

This week I did the Totally Technique Feature at Serendipity Scrapbooks.

I have had a couple of requests to show you my favorite textured edging techniques. My 2 favorites are Scraping and “Stitch and tear”. Both give your page a bit of added texture without bulk and both are very easy fun accents.


Monday, August 10, 2009

I love Sorbet!

The Sorbet Stack by DCWV is sooooo yummy. I just got it last week and I had to do a couple of pages. I used mostly the blues and yellows but you can see that its beautiful tropical colors with glittered bits. I just had alot of fun with these old photos of the boys cooling off in our silly blow up pool. I had forgotten how fun that little pool was.