October 20, 2009

More Boxes!

Here are a couple more boxes I put together. The first one is a fall themed one that I stamped and then covered the images with Perfect Pearls. The second one is another version of the Halloween box.

Halloween Treat Box

I taught my very first Cricut class tonight! It was so much fun and thankfully I had a group of ladies that I have gotten pretty comfortable with. Our project was a Halloween treat box cut from Wedding Solutions and embellished using Paper Doll Dress Up. The shading you see on the box and embellishments was all done with distress inks. The bats were an EK Success punch that I used black metallic cardstock with and then covered with Glossy Accents. The moons were page pebbles. I covered the back of them with Perfect Pearls and then ran them through my Xyron to make them sticky again. This was a lot of fun and the ladies were very pleased with their boxes. If you would like more detailed instructions just leave me a comment with an email or other way to contact you!

September 19, 2009

Ghosts and Ghouls

I love Paper Dolls! I made this adorable card from it. For the background I used distress inks in spiced marmalade, dusty concord, and black soot. I cut the castle, ghost, mummy and
trick-or-treat bag from Paper Dolls. I shaded them with the distress inks and markers. The bats are from an EK Success punch. for the moon I covered the adhesive side of a page pebble with Perfect Pearls and then ran it through my Xyron to make it stick again. I am having so much fun with these cards and hopefully they are inspiring you to make your own!

September 17, 2009

Fright Night

I have been having so much fun with these Halloween cards and projects. Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays. For this wonderfully creepy card I started with a white 5x7 card and used Tim Holtz distress inks (spiced marmalade and black soot) to color and distress it. I cut the tree and the fence from Paper Doll Dress Up and inked them as well. The bats are a Studio G stamp that I embossed with distress embossing powder. Finally I drew in the spider webs and added the spiders and cat which are Jolee's accents.

September 15, 2009

Spooky Little Monsters

So for the past week or so I have been on a major Halloween kick. It might be all the cute projects I've been seeing on other blogs or the fact that we got a ton of new stuff at Scrapper's Edge, but here are the first 2 projects I completed tonight. Both cards feature a cute little monster cut from Paper Dolls and paper by K & Co. The first is a mini card made for a gift bag.

The second also features K & Co. paper Inkadinkadoo Stamp and the scalloped circle from Storybook. I also shaded the monsters with pen and added Stickles to make them pop. Check back tomorrow for project 2!

September 13, 2009

Wild & Crazy

My dear best friend has a thing for piercings. I don't even think I can count how many holes are in her ears. LOL Anyway, the shop where she has all her piercings done told her that if she brought in a scrapbook page of her piercings they would give her a free one. So of course she came to me to put something together for her. Her style is always bold and bright so I knew I had to come up with something a little wild and funky to match it. I used the Blackletter for the letters, shadowed in silver bling. The flowers were cut from Wedding Solutions on glossy black paper then stamped and embossed in silver. After putting it all together I still felt like the top half was too plain so I stamped the flourishes and added the pearls. It totally fits her and she loves it. Definitely different than anything else I've ever done, but lots of fun.

August 17, 2009

New Album

I finally made my first chipboard album! I am so excited with how it turned out. My husband is always saying that I never make things for him, just for everyone else, so I made this album of pictures of us for him. I cut the pages from Storybook (love the marquee shapes) and covered them with paper from My Little Yellow Bicycle. The stamps are Basic Grey and were embossed with distress embossing powder.

Thr rub-ons throughout the album are Basic Grey and K & Co.

This page was left blank for a sentiment or poem,

I just haven't found the one I want to use on it yet

Whimsical Bugs & Scraps Challenge

So the Whimsical Bugs challenge this time was a color challenge.

I honestly wasn't super inspired by these particular colors because with the exception of the blue they are the same as I used on my last challenge. BUT..... I was inspired by my distress class and just happened to have all the right color inks to pull it off. I've been making a tag example book for work so I decided to run with the tag idea. I cut the tags from Tags Bags Boxes & More at 5 inches. The orange tag was done with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink, Studio G stamps and Prima flowers. The green tag is Shabby Shutters Distress Ink edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, more Studio G's and Prima flowers.

I love the bright warmness of the Orange Marmalade ink, it's so yummy!
This one is very simple but still pretty. Even with the flowers its still somewhat masculine.

August 16, 2009

Distress To Impress

Last week I took my first ever class at the scrapbook store where I work. The owner (Sondra) was lucky enough to be able to attend Ranger U this year and learn techniques directly from Tim Holtz and other instructors. I had never done any kind of distressing so I thought this would be a good class for me to learn new techniques. We learned 6 different techniques using Tim Holtz's line of distress products and let me tell you I am now hooked! After learning the techniques our project was to complete a grunge board quilt. Of course I didn't finish mine that night, but I was so excited that I bought all the products and took it home to finish it. I am so happy with how it turned out and I'm thinking of doing a slightly different version as Christmas presents. All of the pieces are grunge board glued to a piece of heavy chipboard. All of the color was done using the distress inks and the blending tool or the distress crackle paint.

August 2, 2009

Vintage Challenge

This layout I did was for the vintage challenge over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs. The colors and patterned paper reminded me of my grandma's 60's/70's style kitchen and dishes. LOL Anyway, the paper is from the DCWV Kitchen stack, the letters were cut from Lyrical Letters and the sunflowers are from Walk In My Garden. I covered the letters and center of the flowers with Ranger's Glossy Accents to give them a little dimension. For the lacing I used brads to wrap the ribbon around and secured the bow with a glue dot. Hope it's vintage enough.

I Adore You

So I started this layout of my niece and I several months ago, but didn't finish it. This month SSPT challenge gave a photo for inspiration and it happen to fit the criteria so I went back to it. The paper was from a stack I got at Michael's a long time ago. The ribbon and slider are from making memories, the flowers are Prima and the title was done with Bazzill Bling. The pearls were my biggest challenge. The 2 shades of purple were from a pack and the pearls were all linked together, but the white pearls were individuals and had to be placed separately (what a pain). I am really happy with the way it turned out though. I think this is one of my favorite layouts ever.