Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost February --another peek

I know I am not supposed to post this until tomorrow but I am hoping no one notices. LOL! The Serendipity Scrapbooks February Altered kit is one of the best kits that I have ever played with and I just can not wait for you to see my mini album, layouts... And since I could not put the kit down after all of that, I used the scraps to punch squares for this framed thing. You have probably seen my other versions for Christmas, fall, and summer. Don't you just love these papers? I have to get more. And just wait til you see the other goodies in this kit! Be sure to check back here tomorrow because I have ALOT to post and you will love the whole kit, I promise.

I crumpled the squares for this one and then stitched them down. It looks great on the wall, but get this - I showed my husband and he didn't even know it was different than the Christmas one that was there! men!




Oh I almost forgot! I was chosen to stay on the Serendipity Scrapbooks Design Team for one more term! I am so happy and excited to work with the new team because it looks to be a great group of girls! Congrats to all of you girls
Here is our new team:

DT coordinator Ellen Sosnoski

Susan Stringfellow
Andrea A
Madeline Fox
Tiffany Rochelle
Rebecca Keppel

Friday, January 29, 2010

glass coozie

It's not paper but it's totally cute and it's inspired by paper. You know the coffee coozie you get on your Starbucks cups? of course, you do, I use them on layouts all the time and I tell you to go get some, right? Well, I found this template online to make one from fabric. I don't know Erin Harris, but she is very clever and I just had to try her pattern. Check it out HERE.

Here is my version and it turns out that I like it on my water glass because it keeps your hands from getting wet when you are scrapping. My husband wants me to make more and insists that they would make great holiday gifts. I tried to explain that everyone has different sized glasses! oh and this only took a few minutes to make - really easy peasy!

WATCH OUT.... for Puns!

Ok, now this title, I like. But I stole it from another Disney Scrapper. LOL!
Is this not a great photo of my sister on the Jungle cruise?! I love it and I had to do the silly puns too. Of course this is the beautiful Origins collection from Basic Grey. I will be using a ton of this stuff for Disney, mostly Animal Kingdom.

Lots of hand cutting here. I just freehand cut the wide leaves, but I drew the viney leafy thing on the back of the paper and cut it out. If you recognize the flower -good job! Yes, its the one that I made for the tutorial a week or 2 ago. If you haven't tried it yet, go do it now! :) OH - and the little cute poster that I found online - I printed it twice and cut parts to attach with foam squares, looks very cute in person.



My happy cat

When we were opening gifts on Christmas and the boys got gift bags full of red and green tissues, they threw them into the middle of the room and Savvy just had the best time!!! Figaro soon joined him but Savvy was too cute and I got some great photos.

Savvy - Good Cheer -
I have just got to start coming up with better titles! Seriously - why is ever page just called "Savvy"? LOL! A few details about this page... The holly berries are cut from felt and I just used a seed bead and sequin on them because Christmas around here usually means felt, sequins and seed beads. I scanned the snowflake background paper, enlarged snowflakes in PSE and then printed them on the back of the red paper and cut them out with an Xacto. The title letters look hand cut because its just a computer font, but my new Sure Cuts Alot did that. Omgosh- I am going to love that thing once I learn more about how to use it. I love matching the journaling with the title! If you love these papers, you aren't alone. Its hard to find a good red in holiday collections and I seem to have alot of true Christmas red in my holiday photos. This is mostly the Bo Bunny "Tis the Season" Collection.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I've gotta have it!!!!

What do I have to have??? Every single thing from CHA! LOL! well, almost. You all know about my Basic Grey and Pink Paislee obsessions. I am going to have to win some sort of lottery.

So....Worried your favorite scrapbooking store won't get your favorite products? Concerned that you will have to wait for them? Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, and omgosh, you know you want that new stuff from Tim Holtz!
Well LOOK no further...Serendipity Scrapbooks is doing a MASSIVE Winter CHA 2010 PRE - ORDER! AND BG will be loaded tomorrow or Monday- (Maya Road may follow if and when an image occurs). CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRE-ORDERS

Please review info on how to order PRE ORDERED items- Some will be in upcoming kits (it is posted on the main info page for the line)
HERE IS THE ALERT---- Post this on Facebook, Twitter it, blog on it and share on any board that doesn't have a store Get your name entered into the Crop drawing for the Kit for each place you post!!! After sharing - POST HERE to be entered in the drawing :)


OH and DONT FORGET---- 15% off these pre orders with a code: Winterchagoodies This code must be redeemed in the code box at the VERY BOTTOM of the shopping cart. P.S if there is not enough of any product or line ordered then we will cancel and refund---

SOO exciting!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Like Totally 1983

I would NEVER have copied this photo and printed it, much less scrapped it, if there hadn't been an 80's challenge that I couldn't resist. Hold down the laughter! I had to use this black and white polkadot paper and since this was my favorite item of clothing at the time.... yes, I spent $90 at Macy's to get it and I had a solid black Swatch to go with it! Hey, I was 18, not alot of sense.

Here is a crazy thing - I used ALL Paper Studio papers for this! It was perfect too. LOL! Of course part of the challenge was the sequin bling and the felt so I made this cute dragonfly and butterfly. These were not my fave colors back then, but I did love black. I mostly just wanted to be in my pool or at the lakehouse waterskiing. So this page doesn't really show my style at that time other than the photo but this is very 80s and it was FUN to make. LOL!



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Style Challenge

The Style challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks Project Runway Crop was just what I needed to get me going on Alex's Senior Album. His style is definitly hoodies and jeans. I had a few photos in hoodies but I decided to do a page with several photos in different hoodies so I asked him to sit for a photo in his newest hoodie and this is what I got! LOL! I had to use the 2 photos and I will save the other shots for another time. The Origins collection by Basic Grey had just the colors I needed and best of all...this silly "random thoughts" journaling spot. Its totally Alex.


Texture Challenge

This is my layout for the Texture Challenge at the Serendipity Scrapbooks Project Runway crop. I cheated a bit and used a pop of blue but I couldn't help myself. Icky photo because its not a pretty day here but you get the idea. :)

Stop by and play if you get a chance this weekend!



Friday, January 22, 2010

Project Runway Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks!

The Project Runway Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks Starts Today! WOOHOO! {SEE IT HERE}I know, I am a dork for virtual crops. This weekend is going to be alot of fun. I am hosting 2 of the challenges and the other girls have some really fun challenges that I am already working on. I have 3 layouts planned already. Actually I got a slow start of it today, but I just finished my first project!

Ellen did the cutest wine caraf and I just had to make one too. Here is mine - I used some old Basic Grey rubons, MME papers and rhinestones. I made it to match another glass vase I have in my bedroom. Next I am going to work on my layout for the Texture Challenge! So grab some snacks and a huge bottle of water and crop with us! Hey, and even if you can't crop now, check out the challenges because they will be there a couple of months and they are so fun and there are so many awesome layouts to inspire you.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A TINY peek at the Feb Kit

Guess what???? ***SHHHHH*** This is a secret...

The Serendipity Scrapbooks Kit that I am working on right now for Feb is AWESOME!!! No, seriously, I am not kidding - I am a kit freak so I love Serendipity kits, but sometimes you just flip over a kit ...remember when I told you guys how much I loved that halloween kit (the one with the Pink Paislee and the Dream Street? well this one is totally perfect just like that one. I have finished so much stuff and there's still more to make. So start saving, you will want this one. - hint: there is red, brown, pink, blue and green! omgosh, its just the best paper too!

Kristen won't let me post my stuff til Feb 1st so just be ready! BUT I just got permission to post 2 tiny peeks! Woot! Check this out.....


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another cool flower technique

Ok this isn't really the flower as much as the center. I just hand cut a very simple flower from patterned paper but you could put this center in a silk flower or any other paper flower that you have.

Here is my list of supplies:

Basic Grey Origins Collection : http://shop.serendipityscrapbooks.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1

Prima center kisses : http://shop.serendipityscrapbooks.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1

Shimmerz Spritz : http://shop.serendipityscrapbooks.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1



1. Punch several small flowers from a coordinating double sided patterned paper. I just used the same paper as the flower. Ink the edges of the punched flowers - this is just for definition.
















2. Use Shimmerz Spritz to lightly spritz the punches and center kisses. I did this so that they would be a bit different and sparkly since the flower is the same paper. It just adds a bit more fun.














3. Push the petals up as shown and crumple if you like.











4. Now it's time to attach. I used hot glue because of my not waiting for things problem. :) But seriously even white glue would work so that's up to you. It's perfectly cute just like that, but I had to add the little center kisses from Prima too. Here is the finished flower. It's also a sneak peek of a layout that I will share later.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My cousins peeking into the past

I got a few really great photos from my cousins and wanted to scrap some of them. I wish I had been there to hang with them and sightsee, but this works too. You know I love fabric and upholstry fabrics are totally some of the most fun so I used a few here with felt and old buttons to make little houses. Fun but my fingers weren't thrilled with the hand stitching - still it's well worth a bit of that to get the effect. The papers are older Cosmo Cricket, but they are perfect here.


100 Acre Wood

Not really - just Downtown Disney but when it's your first night in Walt Disney World and Brett's first trip ever, it seems alot more special. Everything is a first and he was Ready for Anything! We all were, of course.

I used the NEW Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection because the colors are totally Pooh friendly. I drew the frame just freehand and cut it out but I like the way the white gel pen and black lines turned out so I will be doing that again. Around the perimeter of the page, I wrote a definition from the Pooh Dictionary that says:
"Ready for Anything, phrasal adjective: Prepared emotionally, psychologically, and mentally for whatever happens or not, especially if you have just eaten, and probably won't need to think of eating again for a little while. It is useful to be so prepared at the start of an Adventure."



Sunday, January 03, 2010

advent tags

Ok so my attempt at tags like Tim's did not go well. I don't duplicate techniques well apparently. LOL! Trashed more than a few tags. So then I found the BEAUTIFUL advent calendar made of tags on the 7Gypsies blog and I just have to have one! See it HERE. So on the gypsy girls blog they show some of the tutorials for these tags and I have started working on my own.

Here are my first 3 tags. The 3rd one is totally my own design using some Distressed crackle paint so I have a step out showing how it was stamped, allowed to dry and then inked. I love the texture. It's way better in person.







Saturday, January 02, 2010

Easy way to WIN!

Hey - Wanna Win Scrap Shopping Credit? Serendipity Scrapbooks is having a really easy contest this time. CHECK IT OUT HERE!
if you register, give them my name and then tell your friends and have them use your name for more chances. Its kind of an easy way to get a few more chances. Who doesn't need more scrapping goodies??? LOL!

Friday, January 01, 2010

"...presents on the tree"

I always thought it was strange when they say " presents on the tree" in the song "I'll be home for Christmas" because presents aren't on the tree, they are UNDER the tree. But this year there was a present ON my tree! Here is the layout.

The great papers are from the "Christmas Carnival Collection" by Kaiser Craft and they have little glossy and foiled accents that make it more festive.