Thursday, November 3, 2011

Catching up again! September SSC

I am sooo bummed that Scrapaganza is closing. I had a hard time posting my creations that I made for the store on my blog because of that. Working there kept me so busy creating that I didn't keep up my posts here, then I was too bummed the store was closing that I didn't post. :(  Well, now perhaps I will post more often. We will see! I have to stay creative! I have another job to replace my beloved job at Scrapaganza, but it's not the same.

Here are the pages I created for Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit in September. The papers are all from Kaiser. The first one is Venus Envy, pictures from when my belly dance troupes performed at our local Venus Envy show a few years back. :) I tried out one of those new EK dimensional flower punches... I used it as a border as well as for making one of the flowers. I love that punch!

A picture of my lovely attendants at my wedding! I tried out another new punch, the Anywhere on the Page punch called "Caning".  I like how it looks on this, somewhat exotic. It's not an easy punch to use though, because of the repeating pattern and how intricate it is. But if you are patient and take your time, it looks fantastic!

My friend Penny took this picture of my son at the scrapbook store, and I just love the picture. :)

The 'leftovers' layout... trying to use up my scraps. ;)  My son is only 2 here (he just turned 5!) but he still has a fascination with pianos. I used the Epiphany Crafts punch and epoxies on the little baubles going down the left side.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Havin A Blast layout

Fourth of July, 2010!  We spent the day at a friend's house, barbecuing and fireworks.

So this is the last layout I did with the July Scrappinista Scrapbook club kit for Scrapaganza. It was really fun to work with that kit. I loved the colors... I know, they were July 4th colors, but still, I've seen papers I didn't like for this theme! :)

I used my i-Top punches to punch shapes for the "flowers", which also could represent fireworks if you don't like flowers on a boy page. ;)  Anyway, good way to use specialized punches in a new way!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Boot Camp layout

Yep, me again, this time I'm in the Air Force boot camp in 1984.  Yikes!

Another layout using the July Scrappinista Scrapbook Club papers, American Made by My Mind's Eye. I used a sketch from one of Scrapbook Generation's sketch books, which Scrapaganza carries. Love these sketch books! This particular sketch is awesome in that you can get a taste of several different printed papers without using up a lot of them.

I also pulled in some Air Force stickers that Scrapaganza had in stock, and that really filled out the page the way I wanted.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

1776 1976

Yep, that's me, dressed as a pilgrim for the 1976 July 4th parade. I was in girl scouts and that was our troop walking in the parade.

This is another layout using the MME American Made collection for the July Scrappinista Scrapbook club at Scrapaganza (wow that is a mouthful). Some of the papers in the layout are practically done pages before you even start! I added another layer of paper, then my pictures, and then a few embellishments and it was done.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

American Made Boy

Hello all! Long time no see... yeah. I'm naughty. But feeling like blogging so here we go!

This layout, American Made Boy, was created with My Mind's Eye, American Made collection! I love working with MME papers, such great quality cardstock and designs are always awesome. This collection was used for the Scrappinista Scrapbook Club for July at Scrapaganza!

I also used the Daisy Wheel punch from Martha Stewart EK large border punches. I punched the top layer then glued that down to another printed paper and trimmed around the edges, which gives a bunting effect, I thought. Finished the bunting off with a little ribbon.

The star in the background was made using Jenni Bowlin banner stamps on scrap white paper, cutting out the banners and putting them together to make the star. easy peasy. :)

Buttons are from Charlene's Button Box!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

June Scrappinista Scrapbook Club!

June's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club for Scrapaganza is October Afternoon's 5 & Dime Collection!
What an awesome paper line to work with! I loved it, even though I wasn't sure I wanted another "vintagey" line to work with. This one was awesome!

I wasn't sure I'd like this layout but once I was done, I loved it.

I used Distress stain to wash the title background, using the word "mom" as a mask.

October Afternoon's chalk Sprinklers spray was AWESOME to work with!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Catching up! May Scrappinista Scrapbook Club!

Scrapaganza's May Scrappinista Club kit was BoBunny's Ad Lib collection! What an awesome funky fun line of papers to work with!

The only problem is that I ended up in the hospital on the day I planned to finish using up my kit! Just a bout (first one) of gall stones, so I'm okay. But it was a few days before my vacation to Oklahoma so there just wasn't time for me to do more than these two layouts.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Catching up! May Sizzix Die-of-the-month class

I have the good fortune of designing for Scrapaganza's Sizzix Die of the month class! May was my month and we used a die that made these lovely flowers and leaves. The ladies that took the class got to make this layout and the card and gift box below!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Catching up! April Scrappinista Scrapbook Club!

Now for April's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club at Scrapaganza!  This month's adorable papers came from the Neighborhood Collection from Crate Paper! I just loved all of these papers, especially the bees!
The papers really inspired me.
Normally I'm not a big fan of Crate Paper, but I loved the color scheme of this line!
I use paper behind both this layout and the "you are my sunshine" layout above. This one I used a piercer to poke the holes for the butterfly's flight path, and I adhered paper behind those holes to show through. 

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Catching up! March Scrappinista Scrapbook Club

Hello!  March's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit at Scrapaganza was Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 collection! This line of papers and embellishments were sooo lovely to work with! But then my favorite colors have always been black, red and white... but an added surprise of yellow took this kit to a whole new level.

The collection lent itself well to cutting up the papers, something I always loved doing!
This page was inspired by Amy Heller on Two Peas.
A little card I did with the scraps.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Catching up! Steamy...

Hello! Long time no see, right?  I didn't fall off the earth, just got really busy! And then I tried an experiment with my kid... no screens for a week. That meant we turned off the TV and computer and found other things to do. It was great for my kid but had the unexpected effect of breaking ME from the computer, and I wasn't interested so much in spending hours online anymore! lol

But I didn't forget my blogs, so I'm trying to catch up now. :)

The layout above was made with BoBunny's Timepiece collection, Prima ribbon and letters and Tim Holtz metals, all purchased at Scrapaganza! This is my friend Sue, in one of her many Steampunk costumes, she was the Fan Guest of Honor at the ICON science fiction convention in Iowa in 2010. :)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm published again!

The newest issue of Cricut Magazine is out! And I'm in it!!!

I made this mailbox and submitted it for the "flowers" theme the magazine had a call for! And they asked me to write up a tutorial for it!
I got a 4 page spread!!! I did not take any of the pictures. I sent my project to them and they took all the pictures and followed my tutorial to make the flower example for the photos.

I'm so excited to be published!!!  But not only that, Northridge Publishing (the makers of this magazine and Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Handmade and others) also sends out a weekly email newsletter, and my project was the featured project for last weeks email! Here's the pic that was in the email!
It's so exciting to me! I'm lazy about submitting to magazines but I'm glad I did for this one!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sizzix March class - card

I thought I'd share one of the 3 projects I've created for the March Sizzix Die class at Scrapaganza!
Just a simple card using the circles die to cut pattern tissue for a flower. I found that using punches to cut the pattern tissue seemed to dull the punch rather quickly... not sure why! It just gets harder and harder to punch the tissue. However the sizzix die cuts through like buttah! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sizzix March class - Party layout!

March is my turn to teach the Sizzix Die class at Scrapaganza!  Since many of our customers are newly Sizzix owners, I thought they might want to add a basics shape die to their stash, so I chose a circles die that has 3 different size circles. Rather than cutting paper with them, since most of us have circle punches that cut paper just fine, we are going to use the die to cut other materials for our Sizzix class projects. This layout is one of the projects the class attendees will make!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Ladybug Basket

Isn't this adorable! It's not my original idea, I found something similar on a blog (who's location I cannot find now) and I just took a few extra steps with it to make it the way I wanted.

This was the project for Scrappaganza's Day of Creativity! The lady bug is cut from the cricut cartridge Create a Critter. I made a little box inside and the handle was punched with the Bubbles punch-around-the-page punch. The flowers are felt and were cut on the Sizzix with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Supply Organizer!

Have you ever gone to the store and bought some wonderful scrappy goodness only to get home and find out you already had it?
Well after doing that several times, I decided something had to be done! I'd actually had something in mind for an organzier for a long time. Then Scrapaganza, where I work got in a dozen of the Maya Road chipboard notebooks in just the right size for this project, so I created one and taught it as a class!

The paper I used is Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology, so that people could ink it up in the color scheme that best suited their style. We also used Maya Road rose ribbon, pins, Tim Holtz charms and Distress Inks, and I used my cricut gypsy and From My Kitchen cartridge to create sized to fit tabs for the book. We then put some paper between each tab so we could write down our stash.

This little book should fit nicely in my purse when I finally get it back from the store! lol

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #5 - Use the scraps!

I am a HUGE fan of using up the scraps. When I get finished making layouts for the Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit, I always try to find a little time to use up some of the leftovers somehow.
This kit had some fabulous stickers on the sticker sheet. It was very easy to use them on a few cards!

Here I used some of my leftover border rub-ons and ribbon. I just rubbed the rub-on right onto the ribbon, it transfers like a dream!

Instead of adding scraps to your stash, USE THEM UP!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #4 - Love

Not a whiff of pink anywhere! :)
This is still the same Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit from Scrapaganza we got in February. I just didn't use any of the pink stuff. The white paper is actually a chunk that I cut out of the pink frame I used in my 1 year layout. I used my new Bubbles punch-around-the-page punch on it, then wove some black organza ribbon through the holes. Scraps left from the other pages were layered and then I added some stuff from my stash. There are 4 stickers from the kit that I covered with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry, which gives the stickers a whole new look. I really liked this page!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #3 - Kevin

Yep, nothing wrong with pink in a boy layout!
More scrappy goodness from Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit from February. I used the paper in the Echo Park Be Mine line that says "so in love with you" in the corner. Instant title! Some simple paper layering, a little bit of rub-ons under some Tim Holtz fragments, a few stickers and I'm done. ;)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Feb Scrappinista #2 - 1 Year

That's me, at 1 year old! LOL... This is the second layout I created with the Scrapaganza Scrappinista Scrapbook Club kit, Echo Park's Be Mine line. In addition to the papers, I also used rub-ons from Kaiser and one of Charlene's Button Box buttons.  It's a simple layout but I love what the rub-ons do for it.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Catching up! (Feb Scrappinista #1)

Wow friends! I just realized how long I've gone without posting. All I can say is that I had a lot of personal stuff going on in February and just did not feel like posting on my blog. But I want to make it up to you!

Here is the first layout I created for the February Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook Club. Our SSC kit last month was Echo Park's Be Mine line. LOVED it! I'm not really a pink girl but the line of papers was sooo versatile, even though pink seemed a predominant color, it really didn't have to be, if you didn't want it to be.

So for my first layout I used primarily black, white and grey so that the pink was just an accent color. Included in the kit was a yard of wide pink ribbon and some Kaiser rub-ons. I used a strip punch from Martha Stewart and punched a paper "ribbon" and threaded the pink ribbon through that. embellishment stickers and a rub-on border complete the layout!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some new gypsy files

Some of my online friends have asked me to share some gypsy cut files they were particularly looking for, so here's my first batch of files for them and anyone else that might find these useful. :)
goddess figurines:  You will need the cartridges George and Gypsy Wanderings to cut these.

Download the .gypsy cut file here

goddess border: Same as above, you need George and Gypsy Wanderings to cut.

Download .gypsy cut file here

pentacles in different sizes: You need George and Indie Art to cut these. Everyone who registered their gypsy prior to Feb 28, 2011 should have Indie Art (for free) on their Gypsy!
Download .gypsy cut file here

pentacle border:  Same as above, George and Indie Art to cut.

Download .gypsy cut file here

Enjoy :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tumble Dork - layout

Here is the last page for my Scrappinista kit for Scrapaganza. Never mind that missing photo... my printer wasn't printing right, and so I sent the photo to be printed locally only to find out their printer was on the fritz. I have the photo now but this picture was already taken by then. lol!

Anyway, on this one I used the maroon printed side of one of the kit papers. I really wanted to pull some of the blue color from the snow in the photos up into the red, so I used my stamp set and some Zing embossing powder in the color "Water" and embossed a few snowflakes. I like the striking effect. I also used some Imaginisce plastic snowflakes as well, which I really love.

If you are wondering what my son is doing, well he discovered by accident (at first) that if you put a chair on a hill facing uphill and try to sit in it, you will fall backwards. The first time surprised him. After that it became the coolest game around! So he did it over and over and of course mama-razzi had to take pictures of it. :)

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