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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Friday, January 21, 2011

Play - layout

Here's the 2nd spread I created for the Scrappinista Scrapbook kit club at Scrapaganza.

I did pull and extra piece of printed paper that wasn't in the kit for this page. The polka dotted background. After laying it and the photos down, I got the idea to use the circle theme and continue that theme into the embellishments.

The background is stamped with Versamark Dazzle and the writing stamp that came with the stamp set. I also stamped a couple snowflakes and embossed with white embossing powder... one to fill one of the circle embellishments and one on the title circle.

The title is a Heidi Swap word that I had in my stash. The white pleated border is actually crepe paper from Dollar Tree. :)

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Taste of Vanderveer - layout

It's the time of the month for me to post my projects for Scrapaganza's Scrappinista Scrapbook kit club!

This month we got to use BoBunny's new winter line "Midnight Frost" and ooooh how yummy this line is! Beautiful blues, maroon and green. I just loved it! Our kit included 6 papers from the line, cardstock, stickers, ribbon and the coordinating stamps. We designers were asked to try to focus on ways to use our stamps so we did. I was way impressed with the ideas the other designers came up with!

On this layout I also used a technique I found in this month's issue of The Bug Magazine (which I am in! hee). It is to punch a strip of border with a border punch, then trim it down so that there's about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the selvage edge. Snip the selvage edge every 3/4 inch or so, and then ease it around a curved edge op paper. The snips allow you to ease it around a broad curve, not tight small curves. If you've ever sewed, it's the same principle as easing a curve with fabric.

As for stamping, I used the snowflake stamps and a silver cats eye to stamp the green printed paper from the Winter Frost line.

The title block is a tag from the sheet of tags that you usually find with BoBunny's lines. It originally said "A Taste of Winter" but I used stamps to stamp the name of the park/conservatory we went to. I used pop dots to put it over the winter word and customized my title tag. ;)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sizzix - Key/Keyhole Calendar

This is the final project for the January Sizzix Die of the Month class at Scrapaganza.
Tim Holtz had posted a wonderful technique for making foam stamps with your dies using craft foam! So that's what we're doing with this project. I cut the lock with craft foam, glued it to a piece of acrylic (scrap from packaging) with 3 in 1 glue, then used gold dauber paint and stamped the lock image onto the calendar background. Cut a key with chipboard and embossed with gold embossing powder.

This little calendar is perfect for a desk. A few ladies in the first class mentioned they would be using theirs in the kitchen or bedroom, where there isn't a wall calendar but often they need to glance at a calendar quickly for a date... The calendar pages on this I made myself, and it is 6x6. Small enough to take up little room but there's still space in the squares to jot a little reminder.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sizzix - Key/Keyhole layout

My previous post, the Sizzix Key/Keyhole embellishment tag, and this layout above are part of the January Sizzix Die of the Month class at Scrapaganza!  Unfortunately, for those that missed signing up, this class sold out a few weeks ago! We even bought some more dies and made some more kits for the class but we had people on the wait list already who got those spots.

The key and keyhole are cut with the Sizzix die of the same name (not the Tim Holtz key/lock die). We will be cutting them out with chipboard and then using the "rusty hinge" technique from Tim's Compendium of Curiousities to grunge them up.

We have MANY wonderfully creative ladies who take our classes, and we've already had one of these classes so far, and I have to say, I am so impressed with how these ladies just take these ideas and run with them, coming up with some FANTASTIC pages and projects with their dies!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sizzix - Key/Keyhole/Gears tag

January is my turn at Scrapaganza to design the Sizzix Die of the Month class. Here is the smaller project I created with the Key and Keyhole Sizzix die.

I cut a tag with Tim Holtz' sizzix tag die and a piece of acrylic from my stash of acrylic scraps from packaging (cricut cartridge packaging!)

Tim Holtz had done one of his 12 Days of Christmas tags, Day 10 with a piece of scrap acrylic and running it through with an embossing folder. So I ran the tag through a new 5x7 Cuttlebug folder called "Clockworks".

I cut a piece of 10 Second Studio sheet metal that we sell at the store with the Sizzix Die so that I would have the metal keyhole. The metal is black on one side and after I cut it with the sizzix, the edges of the metal looked embossed and very cool, so I sanded those raised edges a little to outline the cut, and then here and there scratched up the black so it looked a little grunged up.

I cut a chipboard key and heat embossed it with metallic silver embossing powder, then went around the edges with black ink to grunge it up. Fastened the keyhole onto the tag with brads, tied the key on with ribbon, and it's done! I love this tag and will be using it on a layout as an embellishment.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm published!

Yes, that's right, I'm finally IN PRINT!  no no, that's not my work on the cover of that magazine. :) I just wanted to show you what magazine I am in so that's me holding my copy up for all to see!  That is The Bug Magazine, a magazine devoted to all things Cricut.

I am on page 28!
But if you are a fan of the Cricut, you might want to head over to The Bug Magazine and check it out. Get yourself a copy! There's a lot of very nice stuff in it, plus I learned a few new techniques myself, so definitely check it out!
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my fellow crafters out there a huge HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Stay safe and enjoy your day!

What did I do on New Year's Eve?  I crafted! A few of my friends/coworkers and I hung out at Scrapaganza and scrapbooked the night away! We almost missed midnight! LOL

Before that, my husband and I took our son out to a kids party at Monkey Joes. I'm sure I'll be scrapbooking that.

Have a wonderful weekend!