Sunday, October 31, 2010

That Can't be Comfortable?!

Today I wanted to share with you another page I created with the "Alphabet Soup" collection from My Mind's Eye.

The die-cut border I used here is part of a die-cut paper by Prima. I outlined it with a marker to give it a little more definition.

Matérials / Supplies:
papier / paper, découpes /die cuts - My Mind's Eye "Alphabet Soup Girl" (kit)
attaches parisiennes / brads - My Mind's Eye "Alphabet Soup Girl"
carton aggloméré / chipboard - My Mind's Eye "Alphabet Soup Girl"
papier découpe / die-cut paper - Prima Marketing
lettres / letters - Prima Marketing
encre / ink - Distress
stylo / pen - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Winter - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Given how pink and girlie the last layout was, it's hard to believe these papers are from the same collection. Just an example of how versatile Crate can be! I created this layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.

The new baker's twine from Jillibean Soup matches this line perfectly, so I took the opportunity to add some stitches.

Aren't these layered chipboard pieces fun? I love dimension on my pages, and this was a super way to add some.

Lots of great stickers on the sheet, and I pop-dotted the largest one to use as my title.

Supplies (available here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Crate Paper, Teresa Collins
chipboard, brads, stickers - Crate Paper
baker's twine - Jillibean Soup

Other Supplies:
ink - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Friday, October 29, 2010

Payback's a B*tch - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

I hope Scrap Attack Scrapbooking didn't mind me using a title like that, ha! That cat is a little turd, and the title popped into my head as I was taking the pictures. It fit like nothing else would. The kids had a ball dressing him up like that.

This layout features more yummy papers from Crate. I don't use a lot of glitter, but I do like Distress Stickles, and they were a perfect match for this winter-y line of paper. I used a lot of white around the edges of the papers, as well as some pinks to highlight portions of the background.

These pink Prima flower centres work so well with holiday layouts and make fun snowflakes when you add some punched papers.

This flourish is also Prima - and yes, the lace comes attached to it. Reminds me a little of snow.

I added Distress Stickles to the journaling spot, which I also pop-dotted for a little more dimension. This cat is as dumb as a post. Sorry, I shouldn't say that - it's insulting to posts.

Supplies (available here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP, stickers, chipboard - Crate Paper
letters - Sassafras Lass
bling centres, flourish, flowers - Prima Marketing

Other Supplies:
distress stickles - Ranger
markers - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Sakura Identi-pen

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Making Flocked Brads with Sparkly Fluff and Glue Dots®

I wanted to share a card and tutorial today. This month the Glue Dots® Dottesses were sent "Sparkly Fluff" from Our Craft Lounge. I used it with Glue Dots® Pop-up to make flocked brads, and I have pictures, ha!

So, I'm going to dive right in with the beginning of the card. To those who make cards regularly - please don't laugh - I'm still working on my card skilz (and my LOLspeak, apparently).

  • cut cardstock base for card, fold and emboss. Ink with white ink, and spray with “Chalk” glimmer mist, let dry

  • cut patterned paper to size (4.25”x2.5” and 3.5”x1.75”), distress and ink edges with Distress ink
  • attach patterned papers and ticket to card base using Memory Dots

  • wrap twine around card, and tie in a knot. I secured mine with a Mini Glue Dot under the knot, to make sure it stayed put

  • emboss and mist grunge paper tag with “Strawberry Shortcake” mist, dry with heat gun

  • attach grunge paper tag to card with Craft Dots
  • attach self adhesive crystal flourish

Now - flock the brads!
  • stick a Pop Up dot on top of a brad

  • hold brad with tweezers – it will get really hot!
  • heat Pop Up dot with heat gun, until glue melts. It will turn more clear, and you can distribute the glue evenly on the brad top by blowing it around with the heat gun

  • while glue is still hot and melted, dip into pot of “Sparkly Fluff

  • let cool, then tap off excess fluff
  • now your brad is ready to use

  • punch snowflakes from scraps of the patterned paper
  • pierce holes in centers of snowflakes, and push brads through
  • pierce holes in card, and attach brad / snowflakes

And there you have it. I hope you will give it a try. Link me up - I would love to see what you create.

Glue Dots® - Memory Book
Glue Dots® - Pop-Up
Glue Dots® - Craft
Glue Dots® - Mini

Other Supplies:
Sparkly Fluff “Very Cherry Red” - Our Craft Lounge
Kraft cardstock – Bazzill
Patterned paper – Fancy Pants
Kraft ticket – Maya Road
Grunge paper ticket – Tim Holtz
Crystal flourish – Zva Creative
Twine – Jillibean Soup
Chalkboard glimmer mist – Tattered Angels “Chalk”, “Strawberry Shortcake”
Ink – Ranger Distress Ink “Tumbled Glass”, Colorbox pigment ink “white”
other - brads

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Unexpected - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Another layout that I did this month for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This layout mixes it up a bit with the papers. Most of them are from Crate Paper, but the background is Pink Paislee. I love it when papers from different companies work well together - gives me so many options.

Crate Paper makes these awesome fabric covered brads. I love fabric, so when I'm presented with a quick way to add it to a page, it makes me happy. I paired these with a few punched snowflakes.

The metallic chipboard letters are tricky to photograph, but they look really cool in person. They work so well for holiday layouts.

The story behind the title (the cutie here is my niece).

Supplies (available here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Teresa Collins
stickers, brads - Crate Paper
letters - American Crafts
flowers - Prima Marketing

Other supplies:
ink - Ranger
markers- Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Sakura Identi-pen

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cards - Snobby Walrus October kit

I made a couple of cards with the October kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. In this month's kit we got two great chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic - this ornate frame is the second one. I painted it with pewter crackle paint, then coated it with the "Dirty Martini" Glimmer Glam from the kit.

This second card features a Prima crystal flourish, which I coloured with a copic marker to give it a warmer tone.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus October kit):
PP, die cuts - Graphic 45
flowers, leaves, lace, crystal flourish - Prima Marketing
chipboard - Dusty Attic
stamp - Pink Paislee
Glimmer Glam medium - Tattered Angels

Other Supplies:
ink - Ranger, StazOn
crackle paint - Ranger
other - brad, copic marker

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Somebody pinch me - I got my Wings!

The new Tattered Angels Design Team has been announced, and I'm on the list! I have been a fan and user of their products for quite a while and to say that I'm excited right now - would be an understatement of epic proportions.

I have worked with some of these ladies before, others I have admired from afar, and some are on-line pals. I'm looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team. Here they are - Congratulations everyone - I can't wait to be working with you!

Anna Dabrowska
Benedicte Raphalen
Birgit Koopsen
Christyn Holmes
Emeline Seet
Erica Taylor
Holly Simoni
JJ Sobey - that's me!
Kirsty Wiseman
Martha Richardson
Nicole Martel
Peg Hewitt
Sesil Cratin
Sherry Mendoza
Zoe Nemburt

Returning to the team:

Gaelle Fauglas
Jamie Dougherty
Mandy Collins
Patricia Komara
Susan Lui
Nat Kalbach
Vicki Chrisman
Trisha Ladoceur

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Here is my third layout from the Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts October kit. I still have a ton of paper left - this kit was jam packed!

I coloured in the spider web with Glimmer Glam. To get the gold sections, I let the Glimmer Glam settle in the bottle, then dipped a paintbrush in the glimmer. (Did you see that intense black on the background - the chandelier? It's flocked!)

These gorgeous flowers and leaves were part of the kit (full package of each). The flowers are so lush - beautiful for many types of projects.

I painted white chipboard with the glimmer glam; I really like how it pooled on the pre-painted chipboard, gives it an almost epoxy look.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus October kit):
PP - My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45, Pink Paislee
die cuts - Graphic 45
clear sticker - Pink Paislee
flowers, leaves, lace - Prima Marketing
glimmer glam medium - Tattered Angels
label stickers - 7 gypsies

Other Supplies:
large letters (previous Snobby Walrus kit) - American Crafts
small letters - Adornit
ink - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Hugs - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

I got to play with the "Snow Day" collection by Crate Paper in my DT kit this month from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This is a collection that I passed by at my LSS. I really liked it, but I guess something else caught my attention, and I forgot about it. (If the ladies at the LSS show me something shiny I get distracted - I'm a bit of a magpie.) At any rate, once I started working with it, I realized just how versatile it is. I easily created 6 layouts (both 'boy' and 'girl', Christmas and just winter), and I'm sure I could find more pictures that work with it. The back sides of this collection are more generic patterns, making your left overs perfect for non-themed pages. Ha - have I gushed enough today? I really did love this collection.

There are a lot of fun word/phrase stickers on the sticker sheet, and I found it very easy to choose ones appropriate for my pages. The tree in this picture was fussy cut from one of the papers. The 'star' at the top is a Prima flower centre.

The cardstock is Bo Bunny double dot, which takes mists beautifully. I used Glimmer Mist (in Pashmina and Starfish) with Glimmer Screens to create the background.

I used a corner punch on scraps, creating a bunch of small motifs that were easy to tuck under the edge of the other papers. I added Distress Stickles (in "Picket Fence") to a lot of the paper edges. It's a great colour for seasonal pages, as the white stickles look like snow without being too glittery.

The sticker sheet included not only words and phrases, but also several journal spots, giving lots of options for recording memories.

Supplies (available here at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
CS - Bo Bunny Double Dot
PP, stickers, chipboard - Crate Paper
bling flower centre - Prima Marketing
letters - Sassafras Lass

Other Supplies:
glimmer mist (Pashmina, Starfish), glimmer screens - Tattered Angels
distress stickles, ink - Ranger
marker - Sakura Identi-pen

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Carving Jack

This is my second layout featuring the October kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. I fussy cut part of the "Halloween in Wonderland" scene so I could use the frame as a shadow box. I pop-dotted the frame on a background of My Mind's Eye paper, making it easier to tuck photos and embellishments under the edge.

I used a few shades of glimmer mist on the background paper. Again, the white printing on the kraft paper acts as a resist, and really shows the design when misted. I added a stamped image in the corner (the Pink Paislee stamp set is included in the kit).

There is also a bottle of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in this month's kit. The colour is called "Dirty Martini" (gotta love the names, ha ha!). It's as fun as it sounds - it's a great autumn-y green with gold glitter and shimmer in it. I used it on both types of letters on my page. The large letters are a glossy cardstock, and the small letters are canvas-covered chipboard. The glimmer glam looks different on each, but gives them a coordinated look.

This piece of chipboard (from Dusty Attic) is left over from the large tree I used on the previous layout. The base of the tree would have been covered by a photo, so I cut it off and saved it to use like a photo stand. It has been painted with brown crackle paint, and then coated with more of the glimmer glam.

I tucked in a few 'cards' cut from one of the papers in the kit, and some embellishments, leaving just enough room for journaling.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus October kit):
PP - My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45
die cuts - Graphic 45
letters (large) - Glitz Designs
lace, pom pom trim, leaves - Prima Marketing
glimmer glam medium - Tattered Angels
stamp - Pink Paislee
chipboard - Dusty Attic

Other Supplies:
letters (small) - American Crafts
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
ink - Ranger, StazOn
pen - Uniball Signo

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Two Ninjas

This is my first layout featuring the October Kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. (My husband and son dressed up as Ninjas for Halloween last year). I loved working with this kit - fantastic papers from Graphic 45 and My Mind's Eye (among others). These collections are perfect together. I misted the background paper with glimmer mist, which really makes the white printing pop - I love the effect.

The kit features this awesome laser cut chipboard tree from Dusty Attic. I painted it with brown crackle paint and then misted with "Black Magic" glimmer mist.

The kit also comes with a full package of these Prima leaves - just perfect for fall pages.

There's also a stamp set in the kit, from Pink Paislee.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus October kit):
PP - My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45
chipboard tree - Dusty Attic
leaves - Prima Marketing
label stickers - 7 gypsies
stamps - Pink Paislee

Other supplies:
letters - American Crafts, Adornit
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
crackle paint - Ranger
ink - Ranger, StazOn
markers - Sakura Identi-pen