Monday, April 23, 2012

Kalista's Garden

Don't you just love the romantic shabby chic designs of Glitz Design papers?  They make it very easy to get my creative juices flowing.  Here is the inspiration for their challenge this month.

 When I think of spring, I think of flowers, butterflies, and the garden. So that is how I came up with this layout.

Kalista looks like she is sitting on a garden bench, It inspired me to make a garden gate. I thought I had one of Dusty Attics chipboard gates, but I must have already used it, or not put it where I generally put my chippies. So I used the Ornate Iron cartridge and cut one out on the Cricut. 

I used THIS same technique that I shared on a previous post.

Aren't the butterflies gorgeous? I printed assorted sizes out on glossy photo paper then cut them out. I inked the edges with distress inks, then coated them in clear Rock Candy crackle paint. Then I embellished them with pearls. You really can't see the whole effect in the photo, but I LOVE the way they look.

I made the shabby blue flower with a strip of fabric that I had died. The edges are really frayed and stringy giving it a pretty shabby look.

Using one of Tim Holtz grungy brackets, I pounced on white acrylic paint, dabbed on some ink and coated it with the rock candy as well. I attached some brads then gave them a little hit of the hammer to dent them up just a bit.

Here is a shot of the beaded fringe trim, as well as, the rosette fabric trim.

Look how adorable this tag turned out. There will be a step by step tutorial on how I created this coming real soon. I hid the journaling on the back side. I didn't realize how slanted it printed until I was editing pics. oh well...LOL.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This Is Me

It is so rare that I scrap myself. Not only because I don't like my picture taken, but, it makes me feel a little conceited. I know it shouldn't, but it does. Strange the little things that bother us. LOL  I figured what the heck, let's give it a go and here is what I came up with.

This layout is full of Prima goodness! Here are some close ups.

Don't you just love the resin Shabby Chic Treasures? I have been hording them because I think they are so beautiful. And talk about beautiful, just look at these Prima roses and butterfly. And if you use roses on your project, you can enter it in the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.

I've also incorporated some beautiful butterflies by Petaloo, as well as, dew drops that I colored the bottom of some with a pink marker before gluing down.

 For the title, I cut the alphas from a sheet of Prima paper from the Almanac Collection, then inked them.

Notice that Venice lace?  I love this stuff! You can get some at one of my favorite places to shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Linda carries all sorts of good stuff to design a shabby chic, vintage, or funky project. And if you use some of her laces on your project, you can enter it over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

I've added more hidden journaling on this layout.

Now there you have it...a layout of me!  LOL

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

TPV - Scraplift

Time again for another awesome challenge at The Paper Variety. At one point or another, all of us need some inspiration or a little push to get our creative mojo flowing. This week's challenge does just that.  Pick one of the design teams projects from January to the present and scraplift it. Whether you use one of the tutorials, or lift a layout, we can't wait to see what you create.

I chose this layout by Sandi. It caught my eye , from the colors to the elements, to the layout.

Here is my layout

Like I said, I liked EVERYTHING about it and almost duplicated it exactly. I used Echo Parks A Boys Life papers. The gears I cut using a svg file. For the stars, I some patterns on the Cricut and then traced them on foam sheets.

Now, what are you going to lift to get in for a chance at the awesome prize from Studio Calico?

The Prize

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ready Set Play

Using old open stock papers, I created this layout based on Creative Scrappers sketch #203. I am also using this for a couple of challenges within the yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin. I cut the title and vehicles from Boys will be boys, and the stars I used for the banner from George and Basic Shapes.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A New Look

I loved the shabby chic look of my blog, but I thought it was time to update it for the summer. I am very happy with the way it turned out. Just love those bright happy colors. I will continue to work on it to tweek it a bit over the next couple of days.

I have not been feeling well. Ever since vacation the first part of March, I have been sick and not feeling very crafty. Hopefully I will have something to share in the next couple of days.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Make & Bind A Mini Album

Hello all my scrappy crafty friends! It's time again for my DT tutorial for The Paper Variety. For this tutorial, I have made a mini album to showcase all those chunky embellishments.

Here is a video of one I have all embellished

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I love this picture of my grand daughter Josslyn wearing her shades and her dads hat. She is such a little Diva!  My son is going to have a hard time fighting the boys off at the door when she grows up...when I mentioned that to him, his reply was, "I really don't want to even talk about that!"  LOL

Here are some close ups

 I cut her name on the Cricut with SCAL using Irezumi font. I put a thick coat of acrylic paint and once dried, roughed it up and added some distress inks.

Aren't these flowers gorgeous? They are a mixture of different manufactures.

My scrappy friend Vicki has done this inking and misting technique with butterflies and I loved the look so I thought I would give it a try. However, I think hers looks much better than mine.

I used a portion of Dusty Attics chipboard, painted it with white acrylic and then coated it with Distress Clear Rock Candy. Once dried, I dabbed on some Broken China distress ink and added some bling.

I randomly stamped images using ColorBox Liquid Chalk in Chestnut Roan.

The photo matting is made up of a paper doily that I picked up from the dollar store in the little wedding section. I stained it using Distress Stain in brushed corduroy. (you can get these at The Funkie Junkie) I tore a piece of cardstock and stained the edges as well, then added some bling.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 3 J's

I dumped elements from Crate Papers Restoration collection on my desk. Every time I walked by or sat down throughout the day, I glued an element down. The only paper used was the background paper. All the rest were punch outs or stickers from the collection, except for the alphas. I just love the teeny tiny alphas that I made their names from. They are by KaiserCraft. There was no rhyme or reason to this page, but I think it turned out fun.

Here are some close ups

The title is made with random alpha stickers. The "3" was in a color that didn't match, so I just colored it with a brown sharpie. I need a small embellishment, so I cut the children out of the front advertisement page that comes in the collection kit.

The teeny tiny alphas I spelled their names with. Guess I should have tried to stick them down a bit straighter huh?  LOL!

More random elements.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Your Smile

This layout was based on the sketch over at Boys Rule. I used A Boy's Life collection by Echo Park. I think this is the first collection kit that I have used right down to little scraps. I might have enough scraps to make a card if I am lucky.

For the April Fools Challenge over at Lasting Memories, I incorporated hidden journal as my trick.

Here's a close up of the banner collage.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Flight 1116

Recently, we went to the San Antonio Children's Museum. If you are not familiar with the museum, it is a hands on museum fun for all ages. On the upper level, they have a replica of an airplane where the kids can pretend to be the pilot, simply sit and enjoy the ride, or man the tower.  I captured this picture of Dax while he was being the pilot.

The flight number is actually the month and date of his birth. I used Echo Parks A Boy's Life collection and cut the clouds out on the Cricut. I dusted the edges of them with blue chalk so they would show up a little bit better. This layout qualifies for The Lil Red Wagon Up In The Clouds challenge.

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Card and Envelope

The challenge this time around at The Paper Variety, is to create a card with a coordinating envelope. The Design Team were provided with stamps from Paper and Such to use for this challenge.

 I chose the Basketful of Flowers.

Here is my card and envelope

Some close ups

I used some rusty metal corner brackets that I have had for a long time. You can get them at The Funkie Junkie's shop.

I pulled a few strands of string from a piece of burlap and dabbed it with distress inks.

 I love this sentiment that is part of the stamp set.

This also qualifies for Frilly and Funkie  - Your Favorite Vintage Style challenge.

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