Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Coaster Mini

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving. I spent Thanksgiving making a coaster mini for a friend. It is for wedding pictures. I used chipboard coasters for the base. I got them super cheap, 23 cents for an 8 pack, at Micheal's. Her colors were corals and blues. I hope I've matched the colors. I didn't get to go to the wedding which was three states away. Her bouquet was made of calla lilies which is why I chose this calendar page for the cover. I left it simple only adding a white rub-on. I used cream organza ribbon as the binding.

Pages 1 and 2 are covered with Mariposa from DCWV. The flowers were punched from some paint chips and have pearls. I used another white rub on. The frame is chipboard that I covered with paper from Que Sera Sera from K and Co. The little chipboard hearts I painted with acrylic paints and covered with Glossy Accents.

I covered page 3 with Le Romantique by Graphic 45 and added some Prima pearls. I used Mariposa for the background of page 4 and added another white rub on. I painted the chipboard heart with acrylics and added a white rub on. The flowers were e-line whites that I painted with the same acrylic paints and added a pearl brad.

I used Que Sera Sera paper on page 5 and some Paper Studio pearl paper on page 6. The flowers are Prima e-lines. I sprayed the white ones with a pearl shimmer and put a flower I made in the middle. The coral flower I painted with acrylics to match. I also placed one of my handmade flowers in the middle. I painted the tiny heart with acrylics, added a rub on and some glossy accents.

I used Que Sera Sera paper for the back cover. The flowers are the same as on page 1.

The tags are simple. I used more of the calla lily calendar page and designer papers and added some rub ons. The backs have journaling lines.

I'm happy with how this turned out. I think it is simple and elegant. Best of all, I was finally able to use up some of my old rub ons.
That's it for now. Until next time, happy scrappin.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big Shot Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

I've got some exciting news. Deanna is giving away a Big Shot on her YouTube and her blog. You can check it out on YouTube here. Or you can go to her blog here. Good luck everyone!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Fashion Plate" Another ATC Swap

Hello Everyone,

I'm back with another swap. This ATC is titled "Fashion Plate." This swap was again at ATCs for All. It was a Vintage Fashion Swap. I downloaded some copyright free ads from Clearly Vintage. I sized them to 3.5x2.5 and attached to a cardstock base. I inked them with Vintage Photo DI. The woman is from a second ad. I colored her using my colored pencils. The quote is from some quotes website.

This is the back. I used Photoshop to erase part of the ad and added another quote along with my trader info. Again, I sized the ad to 3.5x2.5 and inked the edges.
On another note. I'm still looking for 2 people to participate in the PIF Challenge.
That's all for now. Thanks for the visit and until next time, happy atc'n.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PIF: A Beautiful Thing

Hello Everyone,

I have committed to a PIF or Pay it Forward on Lynn's blog Her Creative Spirit.

It's a simple concept. I am going to send 3 people a gift in the next 365 days. If you would like to participate and get a gift from me, you must also commit to giving 3 people a gift within 365 days. The gifts can be anything, handmade, bought, or even something from your stash that you know someone would love. Just remember: 3 gifts in 365 days.

So...who's with me?

If you'd like to be a part of this beautiful thing, leave me a comment.

Thanks for the visit. Until next time, happy scrappin.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some Recent Swaps

Hello Everyone,

I have been participating in some swaps. These first photos are from the 4x4 Chunky Challenge Swap over at ATCs for All. The challenge in this case was to use toilet paper rolls as your background and include a vintage image. My piece is called "Who Are You?" For the base I used a 4x4 coaster. I cut toilet paper rolls into strips and attached for a background which I then painted with acrylic paints and stamped using Vibrant Violet Staz-On and a Tim Holtz stamp. The "Photographs" image is another Tim Holtz stamp on kraft paper. The woman is from the Lost and Found paper collection from Tim Holtz. Everything was edged with Vintage Photo DI. The flowers are all Prima E-Line whites that I inked with Concord DI. You can't tell in the photos but the page is VERY dimensional.

This is the back of the page. I covered the back with some paper that was white with watercolor violets. I'm not sure whose paper as it came from my ages old stash. I inked the paper with Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, and Concord DI then crumpled it and caught some of the wrinkles with DI. The pocket is a toilet paper roll I covered with Kraft paper and stamped with the same stamp from the front. The photo strip was created using some Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper and his filmstrip stamp. Again, the back is VERY dimensional.

This is the tag. I used some shipping tags that I had dyed with coffee. I added some paper from the Life Stories collection by My Mind's Eye. Each of the tags are different but all contain a journaling spot about yourself.

Finally, I hosted a Day of the Dead (El día de los muertos) swap over at The {Scrap}beach. My card is the top left. I covered the base by modpodging a napkin to it. The circles at the top are vintage sequins that represent the banners that hang. I downloaded a clip art Katrina that I embossed with UTEE. The flowers are sugar marigolds that I created using punched flowers, modpodge and white glitter.

The other participants from left to right, top to bottom were: Denise, Deann, Judi, Angela, Nichole, and Sarah. They were all beautiful.

Thanks for the visit. Until next time, happy swappin,

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Last of the Halloween Mini

Hello Everyone,
Back once more with the last of the Halloween mini album. This is the envelope from the last page. I made it from grocery sack paper. I inked it with DI and stamped a haunted house image from a $1 stamp set. The insert is also made of grocery sack paper and folds up to create a photo wallet. I added some design paper and stamps. The front has some dictionary paper with the words "hallow" and "Halloween."

This page has some stamping in red, some red glitter letters to spell boo, and has been inked with DI.

This the back side. Again I have covered the panels with design paper and did some stamping and inking.

This is the back cover. I have created the same peeling wallpaper as on the front cover. You can see the red velvet ribbon that is acting as a binding. I had originally wanted to use some black velvet but I couldn't get it to stick. Even hot glue failed me. You can also see the eyelet where the red rubber band closure is attached.
Well, that's it. The whole mini. I hope my friend likes it. I certainly enjoyed making it. Thanks for the visit. Until next time, happy scrappin.