April 28, 2008
I know my sister will love it!
April 27, 2008
April 26, 2008
April 25, 2008
I used some school-related images from the CD. I emphasized the face of one particular boy with a Heidi Swapp clock. Then I painted around the edges with black Ranger crackle paint. And I used both letter and number grunge board that I distressed with black ink (Ranger Distress ink, of course!).
The patchwork colors on the right-hand side are some Bazzill cardstock samples that Karen gave me. Whenever Bazzill comes out with new colors, she gets a new ring of sample papers, so the old ones were going into the garbage...and I couldn't let that happen :)
Then I added an antique celluloid baby doll that I got at Deluxe Goods antique store awhile back. There are pencils I've found while out on walks. I shaved down the back side of each pencil with an exacto knife so that they would fit flat on the canvas.
Finally, I edged the bottom with a colored ruler I found while out junking and added my very favorite piece: a pair of broken glasses, complete with the elastic head strap. For that, I have to thank A., who picked up the broken glasses in their case and knew I'd find a use for them in a collage some day--and I did!
Working on canvas can make ANYONE feel like an artist--you'll have to try it for yourself!
April 23, 2008
this next lo came together faster than either of the other two, and i think i like it best!! using patterned paper (yes, a WHOLE piece, Shawna...look at me go!! ;-) ) as the background paper was kind of new for me...popped up the picture again for some interest and to lift the photo up and away from all the layering action around the edges a bit... letters are also Making Memories...LOVE these for their versatility...thesaurus page highlighting "precious", and other random bits. this is a cool touchy feely page b/c those letters on the background paper are FUZZY!
simple as the design is, this lo took me FOREVER to figure out...i'm pretty happy with the result! some basic squares helped tone down the potential busy-ness of the patterned paper, the number of photos, and the journaling blocks. in the outdoor spirit of the photos, i added some sticks my boys and i gathered on a recent walk and used buttons for a hint of boyish floral. finished off with the painty smudges and some embroidery floss...very fun...isn't that little tongue poking out so stinkin' cute?!?!
For this I used a transparency to print the photo on, with the natural canvas it created a look similar to a transfer. I tore a page from one of my favorite books and highlighted words that spoke to me. (if you really like a quote or story this is a cool way to preserve it) The hambly rub ons went on smooth, and i love how bright they are! I cut phrases from magazines that went with the mood and glued them on. it was a cool way to use some scraps and really get my hands dirty! So if you want a new challenge try canvas!
Deb had a great time with this line (and so did her son Roman). When she came in yesterday to turn her projects in, she decided that her mini album needed the cool robot rub-ons. In true Deb fashion, she let Roman help her decide where to place them. She also used staples and paint and pretty much every bit of paper in her kit!
April 22, 2008
April 20, 2008
This new line from Basic Grey is gorgeous! Fun whimisical paper! I have stacks of "studio" photos that I have never done anything with! So I thought this paper was perfect for this picture of Jessica when she was about 2 and a half!
The card with the long ribbon is a door hanger with shhhhh... baby sleeping printed on the backside.
April 19, 2008
The great thing about lines with matching stickers and rub-ons is all the "extra" small projects you can make with them....check out these two cards:)
April 18, 2008
I recently read an article in Creating Keepsakes by Jennifer McGuire about using staples in creative ways and thought I'd give some of the techniques a shot in these cards. I really appreciated that these papers worked so well for so many different applications.
April 16, 2008
April 13, 2008
Wendy is always trying new techniques so I know she will have exciting things to share!
April 10, 2008
I had an amazing time with this collection! I have been going through a rough time and this kit allowed me to think about my family and what is really importnat to me. The stickers allowed me to make tons of cards, a mini album, and the 12 x 12 layout. Very fun collection!
April 9, 2008
Also used in this layout is one of the new chipboard arrows from Bazzill.
This little guy makes me happy every single day!! Love U, Baby L!
April 7, 2008
The summer before my sister got married, she lived with me and worked in Pullman. We were both HUGE Pat Green fans and his music definitely was our summer soundtrack. Imagine our excitement when we were able to attend a free concert! I remember when I was scrapping this page and thinking how great it was that I would always remember how fun the show was, but now looking at it, it makes me remember my sister - before she became a wife and mother and was just my little sister who I loved to hang out with. It makes me remember and appreciate the summer we shared and it makes me really kind of miss her. I guess music (and music-related scrapbook pages) are more than just about words and melodies.
April 6, 2008
a few fun blank note cards... these colors are so fresh and vibrant, they don't need much embellishment!
Leif's cutie finger poking into one of the first little flowers of spring...it may be a bit delayed in coming, but it WILL COME!!! I LOVED the patterns on this sheet of Basic Grey patterned paper...used a straw dipped in paint to add some extra circles here and there, mimicing those found on the paper.
a couple of painted journaling blobs, some strips of paper, a couple of painted chipboard accents...the satin ribbon strips don't show up well in the photo, but they add a bit of shine in person...
ode to the husband-finishing-PhD-stage-of-life!!! the little stapled green tab on the right of the jounaling block helps fold over this piece to reveal more journaling underneath.
these Making Memories letters are great, too, b/c you can use both the positive and negative pieces...before you use up the negatives, you can also use them to stencil with...AND if you get paint on them while you're stenciling, no worries....just paint over it!!
These Basic Grey papers were very fresh and pretty...fun to work with!