I went back to school these past 7 weeks --- Chipboard School, that is, hosted by Scrapping Outback. This series has been the most awesome I've ever been in, granted the only other one I joined was the 2007 Bad Girls Top Designer Contest (which was awesome, too)!
Here I was, thinking I knew all there is to know about chipboard, only to find out that I have not even begun to scratch the tip of the iceberg.
A winner is going to be chosen this week but I'm pretty sure I'm not even in the running, given that the other girls who joined were so good and creative and totally thinking out of the box! I think it took me a few weeks before I got comfortable with the class and started going out of my comfort zone.
Here are my LOs from the last 7 weeks.
Week 1 - Multi-colored chipboard with glitter
Journaling: Nadya and Bianca are very lucky to have each other, and they know it. They just adore each other and can't stay mad at the other for more than 5 minutes. Sisters, indeed, make the best friends! Photo, Mar 2008;
Materials: Patterned papers - October Afternoon; Chipboard - Fancy Pants; Ink - Clearsnap, Tsukineko; Embossing Powder - Ranger; Metal Word - Making Memories; Metal Charm - Imaginisce; Heart Clasp - Maya Road; Pen - Zig; Stamps - Prima, Autumn Leaves; Adhesive - Thermoweb, EK Success; Felt Flower - Jenni Bowlin; Misc lace and ribbon
Week 2 - Dimensional Stamping on Chipboard
Title: The Easter Bunny Came to Town
Journaling: Bianca loved these bunny ears and wore them where ever she went last easter. She looked so adorable! I'm looking forward to see her with them again next year! Easter 2008;
Materials: Patterned paper, Transparency - Pink Paislee, Bird - Sassafras Lass; Journaling Note - Making Memories; Metal Clip - Making Memories; Floss - Karen Foster; Metal Alphabets - Jo-ann; Chipboard - Heidi Swapp; Stamp - Absolument Scrap; Ink - Clear Snap, Tsukineko; Dimensional Glaze - Judikins; Pen - Zig, Uniball Signo;
Week 3 - Foiled and Dry-Embossed Chipboard
Title: Biker Chix
Journaling: Bianca takes her brand new Twist N Turn car out for a spin. 090308;
Materials: Patterned Paper - Tinkering Ink; Overlay - Hambly; Cardstock - DCWV; Stamp - Prima; Ink - Ranger and Clearsnap; Pen - Zig; Chipboard - Heidi swapp and Lil Davis; Paint - Making Memories; Rub-Ons - Daisy Ds; Other- Dymo Lable Maker, foil
Week 4 - Using Household Materials to Cover Chipboard
Title: About a Boy
Journaling: Luis, 03-22-08;
Materials: Patterned Papers-Inque Boutique; Chipboard- Bird (My Mind's Eye), Stars & Clouds (Inque), Corner (Basic Grey); Ink - Tsukineko, Ranger, Clearsnap; Pen - Zig, Sailor, Uniball Signo; Vinyl Letters - American Crafts; Tiny Letter Stickers - Making Memories; Others - crayons, raffia twine, fabric, plastic wrap
Week 5 - Layering Chipboard (my LO won this week)
Materials: Patterned papers - Websters Pages; Chipboard - Fancy Pants; Ink, Embossing Powder, Crackle Paint - Ranger; Acrylic Paint - Making Memories; Glass Glitter - Art Institute; Crackle Medium - Semco; Journal Card - Collage Press; Metal Clip & Letter Stickers - Making Memories; Ribbon Slide - Imaginisce; Journaling Tag - K&Co; Misc lace, mesh
Journaling: I wish I could tell you that you will never have to cry again, but I can't. But know that we love you no matter what, and we'll always be here to help you pick-up the pieces. Love, Mom; Photo March 08
Week 6 - Covering Chipboard with Tulle and Embossing with Glitter
Title: Butterfly Fairy
Materials: Patterned Papers-Dream Street; Chipboard - Fancy Pants; Paint - Making Memories, Ranger; Ink - Versacolor, Clearsnap, Ranger; Letters - American Crafts, Making Memories; Provo Craft glitter, UTEE; Flower - Maya Road; Photo turn - 7 Gypsies; Brads - Autumn Leaves, Making Memories; Pin - Making Memories; Stamp - Absolument Scrap; Pen - American Crafts Slick Writer' Misc tulle
Week 7 - Crackled Chipboard and Distressed Edges
Journaling: What events mosr changed your life? My parents' wedding on Dec. 7, 1967. Had that not happened, I wouldn't even be here. They were complete opposites but complemented each other perfectly. I don't even recall them ever fighting or having an argument. They called each other "Darl", short for "Darling". I thought it was a cute and unique "pet name." My dad died suddenly on April 26, 1988 and my mom has never fully recovered from it.
Materials: Patterned papers - Dream Street; Chipboard flower - Maya Road; Chipboard numbers - Heidi Swapp; Colorbox inks, Versamark, UTEE, Craf-T Metallic rub-ons, Ranger Crackle paint, Semco crackle medium, Making Memories paint, 7 Gypsies metal Clip, K& Co die-cut journaling sticker; EK Success clock pin, misc lace and metal heart charm; American Crafts pen, corrugated board
Scrapping Outback is holding a 'cybercrop' this weekend to celebrate the graduation of the chipboard schoool students. Theme for the weekend is 'BEACH". There will be free projects, challenges, childrens projects, games, prizes and giveaways. PLUS you will be able to grab a bargain with the Grab Some Chipboard Madness Sale.
There will be spot specials on chipboard products including the cybercrop new release chipboard designs by Rachelle Minett. The spot specials will only be available for up to one hour at a time. If you submit more then one order over the weekend you will also receive free postage. Some products will be 50% OFF.
Huge prizes available all weekend from Rusty Pickle, Fiskars and HEAPS more (check out the pic at right)! Anyone for a game of BINGO.???? join in the fun in the forum and play Bingo.
This has been an incredible journey and I want to thank everyone at Scrapping Outback, especially Iris who is on their DT, for the great class!