Monday, August 31, 2009
For my project this week I chose to alter a composition book for my son Layton. He's starting 4th grade tomorrow and they have to do book reports every month. Now he has a book to put all of his rough drafts in.
All patterned papers are DCWV grade school pack
scraps of card stock
Yellow scrap ribbon
Spots and Dots on Vinyl "Sprinkles" Thickers
Yep, that's right you can emboss vinyl Thickers in your folders-- I did this just by chance to see if it would work--just run them through twice)
Distressed Stripes on the yellow body of the pencil, and silver fuelle of pencil
Swiss Dots on the eraser
Star folder on the binding and inside pocket
Credits: Pencil paper piercing is from myscrapchick.com which is was their freebie this past week.
Here's my design:
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Me and My Big Idea Paper (white with black flocking)
DCWV Black Cardstock
Paper Company parchment paper
Studio g black ink with glitter
Craft Essentials LG Script Alpha Stamp Set
Metallic white pearls
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Cuttlug bug uses:
Harelquin embossing folder on photo mat and gold petals of flowers
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I used a scrap piece of vellum that I had in my scrap box as a photo mat. I love the effect of torn vellum, so I just gave it a little tear down the one side. It creates some nice soft layering, which was the feel I was going for this LO. I also had this pack of vellum envelopes that I got in the clearance bin at Joann's for 50 cents (so, I bought like 6 packs of them-- this is the first one I've ever used --there are 6 in a pack-- only 35 left to go...LOL). Also, I decided to cut some flowers on my cricut and in doing so, decided to create a layer in the flower with vellum. It's a bit touchly to use in the cricut, but once you get it on the right setting it works great ( I had mine set at speed 1, pressure 2, blade depth 3).
Make sure you stop by and check out the other design team members work and hop in on using up that vellum ladies! Let's get rid of those supplies!
Monday, August 17, 2009
This was really an easy, but super cute design and was a lot of fun to play with. There are some many things you could do with this, I suggest to give it a try!
I used the new Harlequin embossing folder on the red base of the card, as well as on the white band and even on the petals of the flowers. It's a little hard to see the detail because I put three pics together in one to make it easier for posting. I used cards that were from a deck of card that I had cards missing to. So don't throw those incomplete decks away ladies. Thanks for stopping in this week and make sure join for this weeks challenge...remember, you were invited!
Here are my LO's from the crop:
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Next, is my weekly design for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week is to use up those stickers ladies ( at least 3 on a page) and they cannot be alpha stickers. I did this double LO of my kids from winter--I was really hot when I did this LO and needed something to cool me down. So, I decided to pull out the snow pics. The kids were sledding down the hill in our front yard on a snow day ( we got like 9 inches of snow on this day).
Things used in this LO:
The giant snowflake and paper down the sides is by Reminisce. I cut the 4 3 inch snowflakes on my cricut using the Home Accents cart. The title "SNOW" were alpha stickers that I stickled with Blueberry Ice Stickles ( also stickled around the 4- 3 inch snowflakes on the sides with Mint Ice Stickles). And last, the snowflakes on the corners of my pics were stickers that I got in a stash of Chirstmas stuff from a swap on a forum.
Here's the LO:
Last, here is probably my favorite LO I've ever done to date. For this week's challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot we got a sketch challenge for ya!! Goodness, do I love sketches!! I like to scrap with a sketch, but I always change it up to make it my own. Sometimes I start with one and end up with something that looks nothing like the sketch, but it give me a place to draw inspiration from. And speaking of great inspiration, our sketch designer for this week's challenge has very much of that. Our very own design team member Miss Aymee Gandy did this fabulous sketch for us. And she has plenty more inspiration where that came from. Her blog is definitely one that you would love to follow. Here's her sketch blog for ya to check out: http://southernbellesketcher.blogspot.com/ or you can just find it on her blog on the side bar and she has a direct link to her sketch blog on there.
So here's Aymee's Sketch:
And here's my LO:
Embossing folders used- D'vine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Floral Fantasy
So thanks for stopping in this week, and remember to hop in and particpate in the challenges this week!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Monday, August 3, 2009
What I did was emboss a 3" x 12" strip of ivory card stock. I used the "negative" side of the embossed strip so that the impressions of go down in. I added a pearl into each impression. Added some lace around the bottom ( also added pearls in the center of the flowers on the lace) and added some ribbon on the top. The flower top was created with D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders. I made the flower from 18 2" ovals that I cut on my cricut them ran through D'vine Swirls folder. The center of the flower is a 2" circle that I stamped then ran through the Swiss Dots folder. I curled the edges up on the top two layers by just rolling them around the end of a thin paint brush. The bottom layer I curled under so cradle the candle and fit on like a topper.
Next project here is my reveal for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week to use up that stash of yours is to use eyelets in your project. I was trying really hard to use all my white eyelets up on this project and I have to say-- mission was accomplished! I was trying to recreate the front of a "MEAD" notebook. I even went as far as carving in with my scissors what kinds of things my son would doodle on his notebook. So without further ado-- here's my LO entitled 1st Day ( Layton's first day of Kindergarten):
Thanks for stopping in and make sure you stop over to http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/ and http://practicalscrappers.blogspot.com/ and check out all the other design team work as well take part in the challenges. Nilda has a some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders up for grabs!