Thursday, July 31, 2008
Recently I went through all of my magazines and cut out the things that I really like and taped them to paper. I also tore out all the inserts for sketches that Scrapbook Etc provide. I then used a 3 hole punch and stuck all the pages in a 3 ring binder. I have all my inspiration right at my fingertips. Now, I don't feel so overwhelmed with magazines and trying to find that layout to lift or technique that I wanted to try.
I think this paper is gorgeous -- love the shimmer it has to it. It went perfectly with these pictures I had been wanting to scrap for like 2 years!
And all the little embellishments really make this layout. I love the chipboard leaves (couldn't bear to paint them) and the mini calendar, not to mention that lace - my FAVORITE!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
When Noel first told us about the Matt challenge, I was totally pumped.
I have watched this video LOADS of times now, and it took me a while to figure out which direction I wanted to go with my layout... I felt like there were so many ideas that you could take from this video.
I used a scene in the video where Matt is in Argentina, and there is this gorgeous building behind him that is painted all these different, vivid colors. I loved the patchwork feel to it, and I felt like it supported my theme of the variety of places that life can take us.
My theme for the layout obviously is a jumping off point from the video to all the places and roles in life we can end up in... it ended up being a really meaningful layout for me.
Thanks for the challenge, Noel! I loved it!
This is my organized ribbon storage. I store my ribbon on these tabs inside this plastic organizer. I got this for about $2 at Hobby Lobby...it's suppose to be for storing DMC floss.
Once I wrap my ribbon around the plastic dividers I store it in this plasic box.
The only problem I have with storing my ribbon this way is that the ribbon can have kinks in it.
But I can easily get rid of the kinks by getting out my handy dandy hair straightener.
I heat up my straightener and slide the ribbon through it slowly. It only takes a couple seconds for my ribbon to come out nice and straight.
I do this also when I get the ribbon that is packaged on a cardboard sheet...the ribbon can have kinks from that, too.
This LO was created using the Picnic Basket Add-on kit. My daughter has many friends and they all have different disabilities. To them, it just doesn't matter....they love and accept each other unconditionally. It is great for us moms too because we have our own little support group! There were lots of pictures so I added some journaling,a few strips of patterned paper, and few embellishments.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
And then here is the finished layout:
All Walks of Life by Jana Eubank
I chose this picture from my teen years of attending a yearly bluegrass festival with my family. It is the first place I really started to branch out from my little world and look at the people in the world around me. Here at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival(Telluride, Colorado = Gorgeous place!) every year where people from all walks of life came to relax, vacation and just enjoy their favorite music. I love that about music . . . that it can connect people in such a deep and spiritual way.
And here is a second layout for you using the Memory Lane Kit. For this one I used my Cuttlebug machine and die to cut out the butterflies from the Hambly transparency. I then used the Stickles to outline the shapes for a little sparkle.
Puppy Power by Jana Eubank
Saturday, July 26, 2008
here is mine:
This layout was done using the Sugar Cookie Kit. Lots of Pop Culture in this kit and that paper i LOVED!!
The winner of the ATC swap holder is: DRUM ROLL PLEASE
Congrats girl email me your snail mail addy to firstname.lastname@example.org and i will get this out to you.
For those of you that wanted a tutorial on this I will post it the first Monday in August so stay tuned and watch out for a new tips and technique every Monday here.
See you next week with more layouts and maybe a little altered something as well :)
I did this one using papers from the Picnic basket kit! I also added some Melissa Frances lace, a MME frame, in stitch buttons, some SW chipboard and those fun Cosmo letters. So the paper under my journaling block is a Jenni Bowlin shaped mini paper and I liked it, but I wanted it to pop, so I decided to paint it that orange and I'm really happy with the result.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
It's very rare that I do a page about myself, so this one was a bit of a struggle for me. Why is that? I mean, don't we need to include ourselves in our books, too! ;)
I honestly think that my family sometimes feels like I am their Papparazzi . . . I just won't leave them alone!!! Well, too bad! It's what I love to do. Hehehe!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
(The Scripty Rubons come in the PB Add on; the cardstock is from my stash and I cut it with an Accucut machine; the corrugated cardboard came with some packaging in the mail)
A close up of the flowers- I coated the Prima flower with the diamond Stickles in the kit- the result is gorgeous!
I did this little card with the SEI card kit. I used a sketch found on Melissa Phillip's blog (if you need some card inspiration, she's got a lot of it there!), The papers & embellies are from the Picnic Basket kit, and the Making Memories stickers are found here. Go buy them if you don't have them- you won't regret it!
Thanks for looking! :)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This Dinosaur Tracks card is directly from the kit too. The only thing I added was the button threaded with floss.
This Welcome card was darling all by itself, but I decided to add a few extras to jazz it up a bit. I added the pretty ribbon at the top, the pink button threaded with floss, and the stick pin.
For this darling butterfly card, everthing was included except the button. I am sort of a button fanatic.....can you tell?
This was a LO I did of my sweet, mischievious nephew, Alex. I used the Picnic Basket Add-on kit for this. (Except for the Thickers and the die cut paper). I pulled out my dusty 'ole flower punches and used tons of my scraps! Thanks to Greta over at Scrap Your Crap, I was challenged to use my decorative scissors that hadn't been used in ages!
Monday, July 21, 2008
The first technique is with Texture paste. You will also need acrylic paints (Any color), a paint brush, stencil, tape, and a palette tray.
Glob some texture paint onto your palette tray.
Add acrylic paint. (The more you add the darker the color will look.)
Mix, but don't over mix, because you want it to remain lumpy!
Use tape to tack down your stencil.
Pounce the paint onto your stencil. Don't "paint" it on or it will seep under the stencil. Again, you want it to be lumpy!
Peel stencil carefully off. (I was very impatient and didn't let mine dry thoroughly, so mine did peel up at the ends a bit!)
Cut out each petal and flower center. (I added a button to mine. ) They are ready to use on your LO! Here is mine!
Pretty cool 'eh?!
The next technique is using Gel Medium and reinkers. For my LO, I wanted the look of water. So I chose a blue reinker.
I cut my cardstock into waves and started painting on my Gel Medium.