Monday, December 31, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl: December Challenge - Deadline Extended!

The Paper Mixing Bowl: December Challenge - Deadline Extended!: The Paper Mixing Bowl is transitioning to a new format with our first new Recipe Challenge Reveal of 2013, with our fabulous new Design Team...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My first album

A last minute idea.. with 4 hours only to figure it out. I thought I would make a little photo album for my friend. He and his roommate came for a visit last Christmas. I thought I would try out my Cinch that I had never used. I didn't know what  I was doing. I have learned now to strategize better. I was glad I had whittled down the photos. Ya know sometimes less is more! ahahha  I really was stressed trying to get this done. Now I know I want more time to really play with techniques and enjoy the whole process. This is just to show my 4 hour mass heart attack attempt at a journal.  My fingers are still sore... seems  I covered up the holes ... with paper and thought the little paper piercer would do the trick.. uh NO!

On the cover I used a new white washing technique that I learned from a class that I took from Drycha.
Class can be found here.

DA0656 and white washing technique from Drycha's class

Page 2 as seen below I used the arrows from 3rd Eye : TES-015. I used some Prima flowers and brown lace.

David and Dave

On this page I used DA #7 Ornate Corner and TES-006, TES-018. The Kardiogram and the See With The Heart stamp.
Aren't they funny.
On this page I used the 2 hearts from 3rd Eye along with a Melissa Frances RubOn; TES-002, TES-003
This is page 5 here.. Terry and David. I used 3rd Eye Frame stamp : TES-025
David trying to be taller.

Page 6 here I used 3rd Eye Wind Corners : TES-013. I used a MS punch.
No clue about the fingers lol!
Page 7 here : I decided to add some nice Trim that Ms. Elena sent me.. and the butterfly from Jrabs. How cool was that! More Wind Corners from 3rd Eye : TES-013

Just having a laugh

Page 8 here... lots more Prima flowers and Prima trinkets.
Still no clue about the fingers.

Page 9: I used lights from 3rd Eye : TES-041. I used Walgreens for the first time directly and I loved playing with their borders option. I tried a different border on every pic. I loved it.  In this I also used a DA0393-Pocket Watch.

Oh how fun it is to play!
Page 10:  I used the flowers from 3rd Eye : TES-023. I love how they went along the edge. I also used a GORGEOUS BUTTERFLY.. from Renea's Etsy .. HER SHOP CAN BE LOCATED HERE.

laughter : photograph memories

Page 11: I used the Santa from 3rd Eye : TES-044. More Prima flowers and their lightbulb.  Love using my Washi Tape.

Prima and 3rd Eye. Friends cut from my Cameo
Page 12: I used 3rd Eye light bulbs again with Prima little light bulbs. TES-041. Say it in Crystals from Prima. This page is titled TO US.

to us
Page 13 :Once again.. fast and furious.. I used Pandora from 3rd Eye TES-031. More Prima flowers as well. 

Friends gone wild
Page 14: Over here I thought hey lets try some masking... Prima Mask Gears... and flowers and some Tim Holtz key

oh happy day

Page 15 almost done...I used DA0629 #2. I also used some Vintaj Natural Brass elements. I also used some Tim Holtz ChitChat Stickers. 


Page 16 last page.. whew....I used my favorite rose stamp from 3rd Eye TES-020 and Olivia TES-037. I used some washi tape on here as well.
Another fave shot.

I learned a lot making this journal. I used pizza boxes for every page and then covered. I should NOT cover up the holes and I think next time I will go ahead and thread the book and work from that angle.  It was a last minute gift thought request. I've already started saving my pizza boxes because I plan to do more.

Products used:
Prima Flowers
Dusty Attic
Tim Holtz

Merry Christmas and Happy Scrappn!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blue Fern Studios: First GiveAway

Check this out!

Finally a chippie maker closer to home.

Blue Fern  Click the link to enter their give away.

Check out these beautiful chippies.. here's a sneak peek:

Go check out this new company!! So happy to have American chippie maker close by!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Ten Favorite Chipboard Projects

1 Discover Me

2. Majesty

3. Diva

4. A boy and his dog

5. Cherry

6. Butterflies and Bling

7. Daddy's Girl

8. Disappointment

9. Once Upon a Time 

10. Grandparents

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sod/Soe .. in PaperHaus


Check out their Second edition.. 

Look at page 104!
Stunning mag if ever I saw!

Scraps of Elegance Winter Wishes Blog Hop

Oh its that time.. another gorgeous hop from Scraps of Elegance.

This one is special. They are revealing their new Design Team.

Let's go take a look shall we?

Let's Hop.