Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. While I am still fighting fatigue from the cold I had, I am feeling soooooo much better. I am also happy to report that we got our camera back last weekend. I am finally ready to start sharing projects. I made this journal for one of my daughter's friends for her birthday recently. It's a simple monogrammed hard cover journal from the dollar spot at Michael's. I love these little books so much....because they are a solid color and the monogram is only in the middle, it's way easy to alter them! That's probably why I haven't bought a bind-it-all.....it's so easy for me to find little notebooks and journals to decorate.

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Supplies Used:
Paper: SU (can't remember which paper pack), SU Melon Mambo CS
Stamps: SU Sweet Scoops
Inks: SU Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, CTMH Goldrush & Chocolate
Misc: Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, self adhesive sparkles, white embossing powder

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color Challenge

So in addition to not having my camera with me, I have been sick, sick, sick. I think this is the worst cold I've EVER had. On day six I finally dragged my sorry carcass to the doctor's office only to be told it's viral and let's see what we can do to control the symptoms. Ugh! When I told a friend that I hadn't done any paper crafting, her comment was "wow, you must've been really sick!". LOL Anyways, I am feeling much better and am ready to get back to my paper crafting.

Enough of my whining.....before I got sick I was playing around with the new color combo site (link is in my sidebar to the left). I'm not always so good with color combos, but as I was playing around I created the following combo: Sorbet, Buttercup, Lilac Mist, and Sweet Leaf. Now that I'm feeling better, I plan on playing with these colors today. I'd love to see what you can come up with. I'll post pics of my creation after I get my camera back this weekend. Happy Scrappin!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Please Stay Tuned...

until I can get my camera back. Ack! We were in Utah this past weekend visiting with family and due to a little miscommunication, neither DH nor I picked up the camera bag as we were leaving. Don't you just love when stuff like that happens? So meanwhile, I am without a camera to take pictures of my projects. I'm hoping to get it back in two weeks when family comes up to visit and will begin updating again then. Until then, happy scrapping y'all!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Scrap My Scraps Challenge - Round 3

Erin over at Inky Smiles hosted a Scrap My Scraps challenge recently. Rather than mailing everyone out an envelope of scraps for this round, everyone received stamped images & sentiments, along with the following rules:

1.) Use at least two of the images (must use larger image included).
2.) Use at least one sentiment.
3.) Incorporate stitching of some sort.
4.) Incorporate additional decorative fibers (non-paper).
5.) Use 1-2 pieces of metal.
6.) Make it pop. Use some dimensional adhesives (pop dots, tabs, foam tape, etc).
7.) Have FUUUUN!!!!!

Sounds pretty easy, huh? Have I mentioned that I am seriously challenged in the masculine cards category? Yep, the images & quotes were fishing related. Although I grew up around my dad and uncles fishing quite often and I love to eat fish....that's where my love of fishing ends. LOL Anyways, I do love a good challenge and put my thinking hat on. This is what I came up with.....

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My card is based on a Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge. Sometimes I am quite picky about sketch challenges, but this one for some reason just spoke to me. I think I may actually make a few more cards with this sketch and perhaps a couple of notebooks too. :)

I colored the image in with Prismacolor Pencils using the Gamsol Technique. I put a bit of liquid glass on his sunglasses and the bobber. I tried using white glitter on his teeth to give him some pearly whites but alas it just looks like he has braces on. ROFL I used the SU Ticket Corner punch and added brads in the corners. The card size is 6x6. I used CTMH Dutch Blue textured cardstock for the base. I love that one side of the cs is a lighter color than the other. So the interior of the card isn't so dark that I can't write on the inside of it. I added my second image and sentiment to the inside. I also used a touch of liquid glass on the eyes of the fish. The background cardstock has been sanded down to distress it. The stitching was done by hand using DMC Floss.

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Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unknown
Papers: CTMH Dutch Blue Textured CS, CTMH Cocoa CS, CTMH Rustic Trail LVL 2 Paper Pack
Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Olive
Misc: CTMH Brads, Hemp, Liquid Glass, Martha Stewart White Glitter, Prismacolor Pencils, DMC Floss, SU Punch

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wonderful Friend Notebook

I used the Wonderful Friend stamp set from CTMH to create this notebook for my father-in-law for his birthday recently. Little by little I am becoming more comfortable making masculine items. I guess I just need to have more of a selection of masculine stamps and papers. Oooh, I just gave myself permission to shop for new goodies. LOL Anyway, overall I am quite happy with how it turned out and my fil loved it. He said he was afraid to actually write it in because it looks so nice. :) My only regret is that I need to get it through my thick head that liquid glass and crackle accents cause ink to run. Ugh!

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The tag with the "B" on it (his name is Bruce) is a CTMH Colonial White Mini-Medley Accent. I held it with tweezers, heated with my heat gun and then dipped it in gold embossing powder. I did this to each side, careful not to get it in the middle. I just repeated as often as needed till I got the look I wanted. I had stamped the "B" in Ocean ink, edged the cs with Desert Sand Ink and then adhered it to the middle of the tag. I then covered it with Crackle Accents. As it dried, the ink bled and feathered. I then tried going over the top of the crackle accents when it was dry with a gold paint pen trying to get it to look more crisp. I think I'll just go with a neutral staz-on ink next time I try something like this. I put a little hemp through the tag. The tag and the sentiment are pop dotted for added dimension.

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The pocket watch stamp is embossed in gold embossing powder and liquid glass was put over the "face" of it.

Oh, the papers used are Sarsparilla from CTMH along with CTMH's Colonial White, Ocean, and Desert Sand Cardstock.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Covered Jr. Legal Pads w/Matching Cards 3

Here's the 3rd and final installment of the girly notebooks I made. Just as with the others, the papers are from the LSS. I paired the papers with CTMH's Blush CS and SU's Crushed Curry CS. I used the following stamp sets...CTMH's One Of A Kind, SU's Vintage Vogue, Furnished With Love, and Vintage Labels.

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