Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Purple Tag

I haven't completed one layout this past week! And I do feel the need LOL. All of my free time has been spent getting my Etsy shop up and running. I have 90% of my items entered. I have had great reponse so far, especially from people outside the US. It helped me decide on whether or not to ship internationally. Soooo.... I am going back through my listed items and adding international postage rates.

But I did not want a week to go by without a post on a project! Here is a tag I did a while back using a Prima mask and Glimmer Mist. These tags are great to do when you have finished a layout and still have all that beautiful mess around you. Just grab a tag (or blank card) and use up the scrap pieces and leftovers from your project. You will have a pretty tag or card and as a bonus... less stuff to put away!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

"November 2005" Layout

Well as you can see I am still going through some old paper lines. These are papers from TPC Studio's Grandma's Attic Collection. (Yea I know - way back to 2010!) :-) The photos go back even further to 2005. This happened to be my mom's last Thanksgiving here on earth and it was also one that was great! Lots of family, food and fun times. My mom loved to cook for us, especially during the holidays.
The bottom flower is handmade. I actually made it a while back but it was the perfect colors for this layout.
  1. Using a medium five petal punch, punch one flower out of light colored cardstock and another one out of a darker coordinating paper.
  2. Using a small five petal punch, punch one flower out of the same dark paper.
  3. The tiny flowers on the dark medium flower's petals were made by using one of my border punches. Flip the punch over and look at the bottom - slip the petal into the punch, line up to where you want the tiny petal to fall and punch!
  4. I then glued the two medium flowers together so that it looks like one flower.
  5. Layer the "two" flowers, off-setting the petals and add a brad.
  6. Paint the petals with your favorite stickles to add glimmer.
  7. When dry, add tiny gems to the punched flowers on the petals.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

"Fun Times" Layout

Have you ever looked through your paper stash and thought "when did I buy that paper?". Well I did that today and knew I had to start using some of my older paper before I bought any of the new lines coming out... right? Ok - I have good intentions.

I made this LO with some older paper from DCWV - I think it came in one of those 12x12 paper packs. I like the orangey brown as it seems to go with all the browns out here in West Texas. ;-)

The picture is of my twin grandsons riding their "tractor". They live out of state and get to come stay at nannie's and papa's house two weeks every year. This year their visit was in Febuary. One of their favorite pastimes is riding their tractor. Hope you like it!
The "photo mat" effect I did with the photo was done using Photoshop Elements. Here is a link to the tutorial:

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sun Kissed

This layout was inspired by Angelica, using Prima's Almanac Collection. And we will be creating this LO in our next class on Saturday July 21st! I love this collection as it has soft colors and looks beautiful with the black accents.

I hope you like the layout! And if your in the Midland/Odessa area - come join us in class!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ok... it has been awhile...

And for that I apologize. I have recently made a career change and now have much more time to devote to my favorite pastime... scrapbooking!
I have also opened my Etsy Shop (see the link on the sidebar). It will list tons of scrapbooking supplies at really good discounts. I just opened it today so there are only a couple items listed, but I will be listing more tomorrow.... I promise. :-)

So - welcome back. Drop by again soon... I promise to be here. :-)