Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweet Dreams

Here's another did for Mon Scrapbook using the "Printemps Gourmand" collection by Studio2Mers. These papers are perfect for pictures of little girls, and I took the opportunity to scrap this picture of my little sweetie. I love the handmade look of these papers - it adds such visual depth to a page.

Prima roses and pearls are an ideal accent for use with these papers. I cut apart the pearl flourish so I could use it in more than one spot on the page.

Matérials / Supplies
papier / paper - Studio2Mers "Printemps Gourmand" (3&4, 5&6, 9&10)
lettres / letters - American Crafts
fleurs / flowers - Prima Marketing (Fairytale Roses, Lilliput Roses, Cameo Roses)
perls / pearls - Prima Marketing
boutons / buttons - Kimmieprout
encre / ink - Distress
stylo - Staedtler

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pet Theme - LCOM Card Challenges

I dug through my older stash for this week's card challenge over at "Let's Capture Our Memories". It's been a while since I used anything 'pet themed'. But that's this week's challenge - use pets as inspiration! Glad I was able to use up some stuff that's been sitting there so lonely, haha!

Open note to paper manufacturers: this is how you add glitter to paper - put a spot varnish on top, so it stays put... just sayin'...

I hope you will hop on over to LCOM and show us your take on this challenge. You don't need pet themed supplies - just tell us how you were inspired by pets!

CS - Bazzill
PP - Die Cuts With a View, K & Company
rub-ons - Doodlebug, Reminisce
felt - Queen & Co
brads - Around the Block
ink - StazOn
pen - Sakura Identi-pen

(a little amused at how different this supplies list sounds from what I regularly post...)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Guess who's coming to teach at Scrapbook Centrale?

Go on, guess!

She's a well known scrapbooker / teacher. I bet you're familiar with her work.

Still don't know who? I can't tell you - you'll have to watch the Scrapbook Centrale blog for the announcement! I can tell you that Natalie's pretty stoked about it, and she's been dropping hints on her blog. Hop on over to check it out.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Plan 'B' - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

In my kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking I received this gun-metal sheet of Prism cardstock. At first I didn't think I would find a way to use it, but it turned out to work well with these photos because of the corrugated metal wall, ha!

I cut apart a large Prima pearl flourish and placed it around the flowers. This is also a great way to get more mileage from larger embellishments, as you can use it on more than one layout. As I did on a previous layout from this kit, I pulled the smaller flowers from the centres of the large white Primas, and painted them with Shimmerz.

Despite the fact that I sew, I don't think I've ever sewn a boarder around a layout before. Guess there's a first for everything. I like the look though - I think it's something that I will try again. In the top corner I used some fussy-cuts from the Cherry Arte paper, and added one of the small flowers nicked from the centre of the larger flowers.

The 'postcard' I used as a journaling block is actually from one of the Teresa Collins papers. It was still easy to print such small text, even though it's a very textured paper.

Supplies (available Here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
CS - Prism
PP - Cherry Arte, Paper Trunk, Teresa Collins
chipboard letters - American Crafts
pearls, flowers, flower centres - Prima Marketing
paint - Shimmerz

Other Supplies:
ink - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
white pen - Uniball Signo
other - thread

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fort Fun - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Here's another layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking, again combining papers from Paper Trunk and Teresa Collins.

I had some fun with bubble wrap and paint on this one. You can also see a 'paint splat' stamp by Bo Bunny.

I free-hand cut the scallops on this border, for a more energetic and playful look.

I curled the ribbon around for a little more dimension. You can also see another one of the laser-cut chipboard shapes from Paper Trunk, which I grunged up with Distress Ink.

The journaling block was cut from the back of one of the Paper Trunk sheets - it had several to choose from, making the scraps doubly usable.

Supplies (available Here at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Teresa Collins, Paper Trunk
chipboard letters - American Crafts
chipboard shape - Paper Trunk
ribbon - Adornit

Other supplies:
splat stamp - Bo Bunny
paint - Delta
ink - Ranger, StazOn
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
doodling pen - Uniball Signo
other - staples, bubble wrap for stamping

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Early Reader - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Here's another layout I did with my August DT kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking; again featuring papers from Paper Trunk. I liked the printed 'frame' on one of their other papers so well, that I doodled my own on this one. I added a bit of Shimmerz paint around parts of the border, but it was hard to catch in the photo.

How yummy are these Prima flowers? I almost used the entire package on just one layout - I had to control myself, ha ha!

I've got a new obsession with the paper-wrapped wire. You may see it again soon, I'm just sayin'...

I punched a few butterflies from one of the paper scraps, and painted them with Shimmerz in "olive green".

I also used the Shimmerz to colour in this rose on the paper...

The packaging from the Prima flowers was too nice to just toss in the recycle bin, so I used part of it as my journaling block.

Supplies (available Here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Paper Trunk
chipboard letters - American Crafts
flowers, pearls - Prima Marketing
trim - Webster's Pages
paint - Shimmerz
white pen - Uniball Signo

Other supplies:
dew drops - Stamping Bella
ink - Ranger
black pen (doodled frame) - Uniball Signo
black marker (journaling) - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
other - paper-wrapped wire, staples

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Along Came a Spider - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

I did this layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking, combining some Paper Trunk "Rockabilly" with a Teresa Collins paper for the background. I was trying to get a black smudge around the paper with ink, and it just wasn't as dark as I wanted, so I pulled out some black paint, and voilà - just what I needed.

I like to use border punches to add little pops of colour here and there. They don't always need to be used on large swatches of paper.

It isn't always immediately obvious, but the Shimmerz paints have quite a lot of sparkle when you catch them in the light. I painted this border strip with Shimmerz in 'olive green'.

I used a Tim Holtz die cut to create my journaling block, and pop-dotted it for a little boost.

Supplies (available Here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Teresa Collins, Paper Trunk
chipboard letters - American Crafts
clear stickers, ribbon - Adornit
paint - Shimmerz
white pen - Uniball Signo

other supplies:
paint - Deco art
ink - Ranger
black pen - Uniball Signo

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hint at the Future

Here is another layout I created for Mon Scrapbook using the "Old World Cabbage Soup" collection from Jillibean Soup I find that the patterns and colours are very versatile, easily used for many topics.

I love this jute twine. It's easy to apply with a little liquid adhesive, or you can choose to sew it on.

I layered stickers and buttons on the flowers, and tied them with bits of the jute. The colour of these flowers makes them very easy to customize, which I did by painting on glimmer mist in "Lemongrass" and "Peppermint Stick". (I also spritzed the background with the red glimmermist).

There are lots of stickers on the sheet, including borders, mini-letters, and journaling tags.

Matérials / Supplies:
papier / paper - Jillibean Soup "Old World Cabbage" (brown rice, caraway seeds, diced tomatoes, head of cabbage)
lettres / letters - Jillibean Soup
autocollants / stickers - Jillibean Soup
ruban, jute / ribbon, jute - Jillibean Soup
fleurs / flowers - Jillibean Soup
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
encre / ink - Ranger
stylo / marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Uniball Signo
autres / other - bouton / button

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Springy Ride - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking sent me a fine collection of Paper Trunk products to work with this month. These are from the "Rockabilly" collection. Oh how I wish I'd had some fun pictures for a Rockabilly themed layout, but I didn't. No matter - these papers work equally well for many other types of photos, including these ones of my daughter at the park.

Sometimes a little white outline will help make a title 'pop'.

These laser-cut chipboard shapes are well made, and easy to work with. I used Shimmerz paint ("olive green") on the leaves and Distress Stickles ("Fired Brick") on the cherries.

More of the clear flourish stickers. They work equally well on paper and photos.

I used a little more of the Shimmerz paint on the journaling strips.

Supplies (available here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP, chipboard - Paper Trunk
clear stickers - Adornit
chipboard letters - American Crafts
paint - Shimmerz
white pen - Uniball Signo

other supplies:
ink, distress stickles - Ranger
maker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nom Nom Nom - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

You may have seen these photos before... but I was never satisfied with how the layout turned out, so I've been trying ever since to re-do it. (Mom will get the first version, ha ha!) Anyway...

The papers in my kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking turned out to be what I needed. There were a lot of b&w backs on the papers, as well as a textured cardstock - which were begging for glimmermist! I spritzed and splatted the background, and then did a more complete coat on some of the patterned papers. I'm not a huge fan of cardstock, but I really like how it looks with mists on it.

The clear flourish stickers held up well to my abuse - meaning I stuck them down crooked and was able to peel them up with out tearing anything, and re-apply. They also over lap different surfaces very well.

The white flowers were something that I altered a bit. The smaller flowers you see here started out as the centres on the larger flowers. I pulled them off to use separately, then I painted the larger flowers with Shimmerz paint. The new centres are also from Prima, and are very shiny, but the black balances it out.

A close-up of the journaling, plus you can see the great texture on the Teresa Collins paper. It really holds up well to a heavy dose of glimmermist (the now-purple paper you see here).

Supplies (available Here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
CS - Bazzill
PP - Paper Trunk, Teresa Collins
clear stickers - Adornit
chipboard letters - American Crafts
flowers, flower centres - Prima Marketing
paint - Shimmerz

other supplies:
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels (Sapphire, Lemongrass, Pashmina)
ink - Ranger
pen - Uniball Signo

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fabric - LCOM Card Challenges

This week's card challenge, over at the "Let's Capture Our Memories" blog, is to use fabric on your card. Now fabric is something I know, hahaha!

I started with unbleached cotton canvas, and stamped it using Maya Road and Glitz Designs stamps, with StazOn ink. The flowers are rolled up strips of Basic Grey quilting cotton. Of course, if fabric was to be involved, it would be silly for me to not use the sewing machine, so I did. ;)

The letters are fabric "Thickers" painted with glimmer mist ( in "delphinium") to match the fabric flowers.

I hope you'll join in with this week's challenge, and share your creations with us!

CS - Prism
letters - American Crafts Thickers
blue fabric - Basic Grey "Urban Couture" collection
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels "Delphinium"
stamps - Maya Road, Glitz Designs
ink - StazOn
other - unbleached canvas, thread, buttons

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photo Inspiration challenge @ Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Looks yummy, doesn't it? Does it also give you ideas for scrapbooking or cardmaking? I hope it does - this is one of the challenges over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking during their 5th Birthday on-line crop this weekend. I hope you'll pop on over and see all the fun challenges, and maybe try a few!

I was mostly inspired by the stripes and polka dots on the cake, but you can see hints of other elements as well, such as the bow on the first card.

Supplies Card #1:
CS - Bazzill
PP - Making Memories
transparency - KI Memories
letters - Pink Paislee
flowers - Prima Marketing
ribbon - Bo Bunny
ink - Ranger
other - vintage buttons

Supplies Card #2:
PP - My Mind's Eye
letters - Webster's Pages
pearls - Kaisercraft
stamp - Prima Marketing
ink - Ranger, StazOn
other - blank transparency, MS butterfly punch

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

5th Birthday Bash Crop at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Are you ready to crop till you drop? Just a couple more days until we kick off our Fabulous 5th Birthday Bash - and trust me, this is one party you will not want to miss! Pre-crop challenges will kick off on Wednesday 8/11 with the full crop schedule being unveiled on Friday 8/13! We've got some great prizes (as usual) and we can't wait to start the {pArTY!}

Participation is free to members of our message board and registration is fast and free. (Sometimes activation emails get lost in cyberspace so if you haven't received one within 48 hours, please try logging in to verify your account was approved.)

Happy 5th Birthday to {Scrap Attack Scrapbooking}! Hope to see you at the party!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Die Cuts & Punches - LCOM Card Challenges

Over at Let's Capture Our Memories, the card challenge for this week is all about punches and die-cuts. You can use purchased die cuts or make your own, or stick with your favorite punches. A combination is always fun, too! I hope you will join in, and show us your creations.

I used punches and Tim Holtz dies. I made the 3D flower using die-cut flowers, and the Bo Bunny double-dot cardstock.

I love Bo Bunny papers - so often their lines will coordinate with each other. The papers on this card came from 2 separate lines and the blues and pinks matched perfectly. Thanks Bo Bunny!

CS, PP - Bo Bunny
ink, distress stickles - Ranger
letters - Pink Paislee
pearls - Kaisercraft
other - Martha Stewart punches (loop border, butterfly, small flower), Tim Holtz dies by Sizzix (large flower, flourishes)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cards - Snobby Walrus August kit

I use a lot of layers on my pages, so I always end up with smaller scraps - which are perfect for cards. I made these cards with supplies from the August kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. As shown with this card - I can't even resist layering in small scale!

I decided to try the Smooch ink on the stripes of this balloon, and was pleasantly surprised. The stripes started out purple, and were glittered. The Smooch went over the glitter with no problems, and turned the purple this lovely blue shade. I also used it on the smaller balloon, but as you can see - I don't have a steady hand, ha ha!

Don't forget - when August is over, the August kits will be gone. Don't miss your chance!

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus August kit):
PP - Webster's Pages, Fancy Pants, Graphic 45, 7 gypsies
dimensional stickers - American Crafts
label sticker - Hambly Studios
smooch pearlized ink
other - ticket

Other Supplies:
mini-letters - My Little Shoebox
ink - Ranger