Thursday, January 31, 2008
Supplies: card stock (Hobby Lobby); patterned paper (KI Memories); buttons (Autumn Leaves); paper tagger & tag tails (Around the Block); wavy trimmer (Creative Memories); circle cutter (EK Success); tag, ink (dye and pigment), marker, stamps, fiber, pink ribbon, blue brads, Magic Mesh (Stampin' Up!); blue ribbon (Hobby Lobby); pen (American Crafts Precision); staples (Making Memories); cartridge, die-cut machine (Cricut by Provo Craft); large brad (Close to my Heart); pink and green mini brads (Making Memories); heart clip (Hot Off of the Press); binder clips (Rob & Bob Studios by Provo Craft); photo turn/brad (Creative Impressions); fabric tape (Making Memories)
Posted by Kim at 1:44 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I made this layout using Crop Addict's January kit and the January kit option add-on. I used my Cricut cartridge, Accents and Elements to cut the scallop around the patterned paper. I defined the edges by inking them with a marker. It's hard to see but in the lower right corner is an acrylic snowflake. I tried painting it with glitter spray but for some reason my can was going nuts and wouldn't stop spraying...had to throw it in the trash to keep from glittering up my whole room. It wasn't really spraying that much glitter anyway so I hurried and covered it with Stampin' Up! glitter while it was still wet. The photo mat was made by running it through an embossing folder in a Cuttlebug and then inking the top. I used chipboard letters and embossed them in white. I didn't cover the letters all that much and let some of the chipboard show through so it would look antique-y. I also used a Daisy D's rub-on runner around the edges of the blue cardstock. I'm not too thrilled with their rub-ons but I didn't have anything else to use. They are hard to get to stick down and they leave a huge ghost image if you use it on dark cardstock or other surfaces. Just fyi if you were planning on buying any.
Supplies: Crop Addict January kit and January kit option; distress ink (Ranger); Cricut Expressions, Accents & Elements cartridge (Provo Craft); marker, glitter, emboss powder, sanding block, corner rounder, vanilla cardstock (SU!); glitter spray (Krylon); rhinestone brad (Making Memories); rub-ons (Daisy D's); ink (Versamark by Tsukineko); swirl, word eyelets (Making Memories); pen (American Crafts-Precision); marker (Bic Mark-It); embossing folder, Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); staples
The next item that was needed for Serendipity's DT call was a new layout made with a minimum of 3 photos. I had fun playing with this one. I won a drawing from the Calendar Girls on 2 Peas and one of my prizes was a few sewing templates from Bazzill Basics. I used that to make the hearts. The borders around the pictures were made by using an eraser on the photo (I print mine at home). And, to make the "me" stand out, I painted the back with green paint.
Supplies: card stock (Stampin' Up!); patterned paper (Daisy D's); distress ink (Ranger); twill & ribbon--orange, green, blue (SU!); orange ribbon (American Crafts); floss (Bazzill-green, blue; DMC-orange); buttons (SU!-green; Making Memories-orange); craft dots (Glue Dots, Intl); foam adhesive (Miss Elizabeth's, SU!); sewing template (Bazzill Basics); laugh charm and brad (Queen & Co.); journal tag, pocket (7Gypsies); rub-ons (American Crafts); XOXO sticker (3 Bugs in a Rug); cardstock stickers (SU!); acrylic letters (Heidi Swapp); paint (Making Memories); staples (Making Memories); pen (American Crafts-Precision); eraser (Sanford); sewing machine, thread
Monday, January 28, 2008
This is my first entry for the Design Team Call at Serendipity Scrapbooks. We were required to submit a total of 5 items, one of which was an altered project. If kids are willing, then I'm going to post an entry a day with each one being a one part of my submission.
I bought three of these little tins right before Christmas at Target. They were in the $ Spot. I bought two of them for the boys' stockings and the other one for me to play with. When I was trying to come up with my altered project, I finally remembered that I had this. I thought it would be a cute way to keep Ali's school pictures.
The tin had Cars all over it so I roughed it up with steel wool (Making Memories Distress Kit) and painted gesso (Plaid) over it. I coated it a couple of times. After it dried, I painted it red (Making Memories). I used a school scrapbook kit by Pebbles. I measured the front and back and cut a piece to fit and rounded the corners (Stampin' Up!) and then used chalk ink to finish the edges (Clearsnap). I made an accordion album out of Naturals Ivory cardstock (SU!). There are enough pages for 2 pictures a year. Ali's school usually takes a Fall picture and a Spring one. I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit the inside top and bottom, rounded and chalked the edges, and adhered them to the tin. I made a little journaling block to put in the inside front. The pencil cutout is from CK Combo disk. Then, I adhered the album pages to the inside back. I added Ali's pictures, writing the grade and her teacher's name on each one. Ribbon was added and I was done!! Now I either need to confiscate the ones the boys got for Christmas or find some more so I can make them for their school pictures also!!
Supplies: lunch box (Target); gesso (Plaid); paint (Making Memories); scrapbook kit (Pebbles, Inc.); small corner rounder, 3/16" corner rounder, dye ink, journaling stamp, Designed By stamp, black gingham ribbon, Naturals Ivory card stock (Stampin' Up!); chalk ink (Clearsnap); ribbon (The Paper Studio); white poster paint pen (Sharpie by Sanford); rub-ons (Doodlebug); pencil cut-out (Creating Keepsakes CK Comb0); pen (American Crafts Precision); steel wool (Making Memories)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Posted by Kim at 8:49 AM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Supplies (All from SU!):
You Make Me Smile Card: stamps (A Beautiful Thing); card stock (close to cocoa, brilliant blue, brocade blue, mellow moss); ink (close to cocoa, brilliant blue, brocade blue, mellow moss); Eastern Elegance rub-ons; tag corner punch; 1/8 hole punch; Pretties Kit; moss gingham ribbon; dimensionals
So Kind: stamps (Priceless); ink (Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke Classic pads; Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write markers); card stock ( Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White; Always Artichoke Prints Designer Series Paper); 3/16 corner rounder; 5-Petal punch; Soft Subtles brad (Apricot Appeal); dimensionals
Monday, January 14, 2008
Supplies (All from SU!): stamp sets (Time Well Spent and Three for You Punch Box); card stock (Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla); ink (Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Basic Black Classic Pads; Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write markers); 3/16 corner rounder punch; ticket corner punch; double circle punch; black gingham ribbon; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; Stampin' Dimensionals
For the other layout, the prompt was to use less-than-perfect photos. I think Ali actually took these when she got her first camera. She loved dressing Caden up in girl clothes! She wanted a sister so bad and I just keep having boys. So this was her way of making up for it! This layout also worked for Jana's Crystal Clear challenge on Crop Addict (if I can ever remember to upload it there...need to do that when I get done here!). I wrote my journaling on a transparency and then painted the back. The journaling shows up way better in real life. I just used Stampin' Up!'s Big Deal Alphabet and Supersize Symbols (retired) to do the title. I also threw a bunch of buttons I had from Magic Scraps on there. The paper is from American Crafts.
I hope I get some more scrappy time in today!! I've already spent a little time working on my ribbon storage. I have soooo much ribbon! It's scattered all over my room. Last week I went to Home Depot and got a dowel stick and some eye screws. And true to form, I didn't take a spool with me...I knew I could just eyeball it. Well, I eyeballed it alright...the dowel didn't fit by about a 1/16"!! Brannon took it back this weekend and exchanged it for me. So now I have a ribbon holder hanging in my closet! I'll try to post pics later. I just put the screws in the ends of the stick and hung it on the clothes rod with ribbon. I also tied a ribbon in the middle for extra support...remember I have TONS of ribbon, so that little stick would break in two without extra support. And, no, I still have ribbon stored in different places, but this was the bulk of it...mostly retired SU! ribbon and other ribbon I've bought at the store.
Now, I'm off to check the message boards and clean house so I can scrap some more!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Please go to my gallery on Crop Addict to see the supply list if you are interested.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Supplies: cardstock (Hobby Lobby); patterned paper (Creative Imaginations--stripes; unknown--dots); flowers, chipboard, buttons (Making Memories); ribbon, corner rounder, wire (Stampin' Up!); floss (Karen Foster); letter tags (unknown); white gel pen (Uni-ball).
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Every month Crop Addict has manufacturer challenges. Last month, it was for Tinkering Ink. We get a sketch to go by and we have to use at least 70% of product from the manufacturer. Big Helper was my layout for that challenge. Congratulations to Laura who won!!!
This month we are using Piggy Tales. Point shoot click is my layout for that one. If you want to join in, you have plenty of time. The deadline is the last day of the month. Just click on the forums and find the category for Manufacturer Challenge and open the Piggy Tales thread (it's a sticky at the top).
I'm going to try to at least make 180 layouts this year. I've got 4 done (including the Piggy Tales and my technique one). If I do about 15 a month, I should make this pretty easily!
To see my supply lists, visit my gallery at Crop Addict (the link is in the sidebar).
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Now, I'm off to work on some layouts for the 2Peas Calendar Girls!!