If I hadn't blown my crafting budget this month I would totally be buying the mystery steal from Craft Steals! I just love surprises and for a third of the regular price!! How fantastic is that! Check it out! ONLY ON TODAY SO HURRY if you need to restock!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Super excited the way this layout turned out! I've been wanting to do this layout forever.. but didn't have the motivation or inspiration I should say to do it... that is until I started making my pinwheel flowers and got my package from Scrapbook Steals in the mail!!! I've been wanting to use my typewriter on layouts lately but it was still packed from the move. Yesterday I finally 'somewhat' organized my scrap space the way I think I'll like it and now I am actually able to use half of what I have!! That is always a bonus!
Around the picture... there is an acetate frame decorated with stickles. Hard to see in the picture... maybe if you click on them for a close up it'll be better.
Here is a close-up of the pinwheel doing my scores at 1/4 inch. Also added some other flowers to add a little more to the layout.
Loving the clothes line of letters for the title. Got the clothes pins and twine from the dollar store.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Just a quick post of a card I made last night.
I used the Spellbinders S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles, Stella Rose brad, Stickles. The scalloped circles was a great way to use up some of my overflowing odds and ends paper :)
Now I have to get downstairs to finish my layout before it gets too late!! Happy Friday Everyone!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Alrighty so I am going to do my first ever tutorial on making pinwheel flowers. I love trying new things and making my own embellishments since buying them can get VERY expensive... and well my hobby is expensive enough to begin with :)
The following is what u will need... also a scor-pal if you have one:
First i inked an piece of paper... cut 1 1/2 inch by 12inch.
Then I used my scor-pal and at every inch I scored a line... flipped the paper over and scored again at every half inch. So when it is done there is a score line at every half inch.
Next I folded my paper at the score lines.
Next you will overlap the ends and use your glue gun to secure it. In the picture below I am pushing the flower down once I glued the ends together to get a flower. Tip: With a 12 inch length.. I wouldn't cut the strip wider than 1 1/2 inches... also it is VERY useful to have a glue gun and not just regular glue.
You will need to cut a circle... which you should probably do before this part... sorry.... and you will glue the back of this flower to the circle so it stays flat and stops popping up everytime you let go of it.
Next is the fun part where you can add whatever you want to the middle of the flower. Here I kept it simple and added a gem. In the next picture I cut some more circles... inked them... and then put a big blob of glue from my glue gun and sprinkled little beads for the center. So many possibilities!!!
Last night I made one of these for my layout and scored it at every 1/4 inch instead of every 1/2 inch which I think I like better. I will post the layout so you can see when I am finished it. Hope this is easy to follow and enjoy!! If you use this tutorial... I would love if you comment and send me a link to what you come up with. Thanks!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
This week I've been working on a challenge through Magical Memories (Scrapbook store in thompson). They have challenges every friday on their facebook page and you have the week to complete them. Anyway this week was a monochromatic layout (using shades and hues from one color) and then embellishments can be whatever color you want. I didn't really know where I was going with this layout.... but in the end I like the way it turned out!
For this layout: Misc cardstock, Fancy pants - Delight, Fancy pants - On a Whimsy- 5x8 Notebook Journal, sew easy tool with straight line attachment, martha stewart crafts - adhesive borders, Prima - Pearls and crystals, Cricut with plantin schoolbook and accent essentials cartridge, versa color, stickles, misc ribbon, pins and beads.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So this week Scrapbook Steals... my all time favorite place to buy scrapbook supplies at incredible prices... featured Kiwi Lane Designs. I had not heard of this company before this. What they came up with are templates you can buy that can make all these different layouts. You can play around with them and get your layout just the way you want it before having to cut one piece of cardstock! It's great to see what kind of layering you can do with them. Click to see the video!
Anyway... I don't have these templates... although I wish I did... but through the video I watched I tried to use it as some inspiration on layering with my layout. This is a layout I've been procrastinating for over a year now. I have a few of these in a little folder and I'm forcing myself to get them done so I can finally organize their baby scrapbooks.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So I think I am officially 2 years behind in my scrapping... AHhhhh! Anyone else behind like me?? Is there ever a point where you can be caught up? Oh well.... love doing it so why worry right?!?! Monday I had a friend over to scrap. We ate gummy worms & jujubes,worked on our pages, chatted and watched Bachelor Pad in the background. That show was a good laugh... crazy people! We will have to do it again Melissa! Anyway... I managed to get one layout done (yes only one)... I think I did more talking and eating really... Well here it is:
Friday, August 5, 2011
I am seriously on a roll. Did a challenge that the local scrapbook store (Magical memories) does here in Thompson online friday nights through facebook. I needed 5 brads, 4 flowers, 3 pattern paper, 2 embellishments, 1 journal card. It was fun to do a boy layout and try to add flowers to it. I was half-way through the layout and realized I needed flowers... so there was no going back. It turned out great and that is why I love doing the challenges. I forces you to do things you wouldn't have otherwise done.