Monday, October 31, 2011

Nikki Sivils October Challenge

The challenge for October was to scrap black and white photos and here's what I came up with. I enjoyed coming up with this paper-pieced house using the "Get Well Soon" collection. I was inspired by the Sew Easy, which I don't have yet, and took out my Making Memories slot puncher, which I haven't used in years, to make the ribbon slots. Coolness!

Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned papers, buttons - Nikki Sivils; Mist - Tattered Angels; Fabric die-cut - Pink Paislee; Transparency - Hambly; Ribbon border - Crate Paper; Letter Stickers - American Crafts; Twine - The Twinery; Fabric Border (blue) - Little Yellow Bicycle; Lace - misc

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups Oct Weekly Challenge

It's my turn again to host this week's challenge at Burlap & Buttercups, and my challenge is to "scrap at an angle".  I love how putting your page elements at a slant gives it a sense of movement and makes an otherwise ordinary LO, much more exciting!

So if you get a chance to do some scrapping this Halloween week-end, why not head on over to Burlap & Buttercups and join our challenge???

Boo Banner

Here's an easy Halloween project using Glue Dots and Nikki Sivils "Boo-tiful" collection.

  • 3 pieces Ghost 6x6 Chipboard Album ( used Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker)
  • 3 pcs black 6x6 patterned papers (used Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Boo-tiful)
  • chipboard letters - B, O, O (used Heidi Swapp)
  • acrylic paint
  • embossing ink and distress embossing powder (used Ranger)
  • optional: googly eyes
  • Mini Glue Dots
  1. Cover chipboard with ghost cut-out made by tracing it onto the back of the patterned papers.
  2. Paint the chipboard letters orange. Optional: ink edges with embossing ink and add distress embossing powder for added texture.
  3. Attach letters to the ghost figures. Punch holes in hands and string together.
  4. Embellish with googly eyes.
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Try this out for size....

Manor House Creations has these unique 7x12 papers, perfect for card-making or just to help you do something out of the box, for a change.
Here I used it to create my annual birthday LO --- I just turned 42 a few days ago. I will be the 1st to admit that I am soooooo old...but as long as I don't feel and look my age, then age is just a number to me :)

I hope you can try out this size and see where it takes you!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pencil Lines Sketch 256

Here's my LO for Pencil Lines Sketch 256. I enjoyed creating this and playing with the Prima Mistables and Masks I recently got from Lasting Impression, and so happy to have been able to use some old papers and scraps from my stash!
Title: The Little Ones
Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages; Canvas - Prima; Masks - Prima; Stamp - Technique Tuesday; Mist - Tattered Angels; Ink - American Crafts; Chipboard - Pink Paislee;

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Monsters from Manor House Creations

Here's a LO I made using Scrap Cake's Little Monsters collection from Manor House Creations. This is a great collection not only for LOs of kids but also for other happy occasions like birthdays and theme park visits.
I used a photo from our recent visit to Hong Kong Disneyland and I bet Pluto here thought that my kids were little monsters with one child pulling his ear, another tickling him and a third pulling out his tongue!

Materials: Cardstock: Wassau; Patterned papers, die-cuts and Flowers : Manor House Creations; Chipboard gears: Scrapworx; Twine: The Twinery; Stamp: Technique Tuesday; Paint: Making Memories; Ink - American Crafts;

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups Oct Kit

Here are my LOs for Burlap & Buttercups' awesome Oct main kit...

and the add-on kit...

I loved working with burlap on this LO of my god-daughter Ysabella on her school field trip...isn't she adorable???

This next LO uses the sketch included in the kit and I am so happy to have finally been able to scrap these pics.  This was the last proper Thanksgiving we've had in our home as last year, as well as this year, DH was and will be out of town on Thanksgiving.

My 3rd LO features Nadya in her Alice in Wonderland costume. We went Trick or Treating in my mom's neighborhood and they had a wishing well in the park which was a perfect backdrop for her outfit!

I so want to tell you to rush to get the Oct kit now, but I just learned that we have actually sold out of the October kits so maybe you'll want to take a subscription so you're sure to get the Nov kit???

Monday, October 17, 2011

Back to School Organizer

Here's my 1st project as a Glue Dottess.....a Back-to-School Organizer using toilet paper tubes. This was simple and a lot of fun to do...I knew I was eventually going to use those empty tubes I haven't thrown away...LOL!

  • 4 toilet paper roll tubes
  • thick cardboard such as bristol or illustration board - cut to 4" x 9"
  • acrylic paint - blue, red, yellow green
  • Glue Dots Mini and Glue Dots lines
  • dries-clear liquid adhesive
  • embellishments: ribbon, letters, white pen, sticker, pencil
  1. Paint each toilet paper roll in a different color.
  2. Use the Glue Dots Lines to attach the painted toilet paper rolls in a row.
  3. Tie ribbon around the 4 rolls, keep ribbon in place with Mini Glue Dots
  4. Attach the group of 4 rolls to bristol board and add embellishments.

It's not too late to do this, even if school has started a while back, you can use this to organize other things too! Hope you can try it out!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing Manor House Creations...

Here's my 1st ever LO for Manor House Creations.  I like to think I'm a versatile scrapper and can work with almost anything that is given to me, which is why I tried out for this DT.  I don't normally work with flowers but when they're given to me, I always have a blast playing with them. Check out my DT Intro here.

At Manor House Creations, we are also having our first sketch competition using a sketch created by the very talented Monika Martinson!  Do check it out here and I hope you join us for a chance to win some of our newest flowers! You have the whole month of October to join this contest.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups September Kit Challenge

It's my turn to issue this week's challenge at Burlap & Buttercups and my challenge is "A Stitch in Time" use any kind of stitching anywhere on your LO or project.

You're playing for a $15 GC to the Burlap & Buttercups store!  You can take on just one challenge per month, or you can participate every week to increase your chances of winning our giveaway.  (And remember: You have the entire month to participate in any of the challenges introduced within that calendar month!)  Any supplies can be used, but those who use a kit purchased from Burlap & Buttercups will have their names entered twice.  In other words, use a B&B kit each and every week during a month that has four Fridays, and your name will be entered into our drawing eight times.  To participate, simply enter a comment on our Challenge post, including a link to your newly created project.  Now let's see what you can come up with!