Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scraptacular November Kit Reveal

It is with a sad heart that I tell you that Beth, from Scraptacular, her uncle passed away this past weekend. He is the owner of the carpet store in which her "brick & mortar" store is located. She saw him daily, he was healthy, & it was unexpected. Please keep her & the family in your prayers as they deal with this difficult time. Thank you.

With that said, her November kit is making its debut a little late this month. I did want to share with you the creations that I made using the fabulous Basic Grey (my fave!!!) kit that will be hitting her store soon. Keep an eye on the kit section in her online store for it.

(CropStop September sketch used for this layout)

(CropStop's Novemer card sketch used for this card)


(CropStop's October card sketch used for this card)

(CropStop's November sketch used for this layout)

Thanks for looking today! & remember to keep Beth & her family in your prayers!
Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snobby Walrus GDT

I have made a few previous posts with tutorials mentioning that I was asked to design with the September Snobby Walrus kit. I was to be featured on their blog in September, but their blog is still undergoing maintenance, & it just didn't happen. But I was able to create some some cool project w/ their awesome kit!! And here is all the I created with it:

We had spent the day with Tony's cousins & Aunts, it was the first time that they had met the girls, & they were smitten w/ Audra.

I had done a previous post w/ this lo on altering overlays.

An ATC that I had made w/ the scraps.

Audra on Easter at my parents house, doing one of her favorite things to do at their house. Run around the backyard in her barefeet. What was so cute about it is that she was still dressed up from church.

I had posted a tutorial on glittering chipboard in a previous post.

Another ATC.

My family, in 2008 at my parents 40th anniversary vow renewal.

I had posted a tutorial on layer in a previous post.

I had posted a tutorial on pleated flowers in a previous post.

Whew! That surely was a lot of things that I created with that jam packed kit! Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nuts About Sketches #130 - 132

I am just about caught up with sharing my Nuts About Sketches designs. By next week, I will post 2 more & be all caught up! Ya-hoo!!! So, here are my next 3 weeks of NAS designs.


This lo was done for my youngest daughter & the lil boy, Max, that I watch. When Emma & Jack got on the bus for their 1st day of Kindergarten, the two of the them were Left Behind. All the focus was on the older kiddos & the younger two were kinda lost in the shuffle. That is why I took a few pics of the younger ones. Look at Audra sitting under the tree..... lol.

This was Emma a long time ago. When she was pulling herself up, but not quite walking yet. She was into everything she could get her hands on.
One of the many many many pics I have of Emma eating. Why did I take so many of her eating & messy??

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Glitter Tutorial with Snobby Walrus Sept. Kit

I hope you are ready for some more fun with the Snobby Walrus September kit, & another tutorial that I've put together for you. For this you will need glitter (I used Pink Paisley Pixee Stix from the kit), chipboard (that I had in my own stash), & some paper glaze.

I know I've said this before, but please do not mind the messy & stained craft table! I surely hope that you can relate to the mess that we can make when we are deep into our creative modes!

Here are the items that you will need:

1) You want to cover the entire chipboard with the paper glaze.

2) Take the glitter & generously put it over top of the glaze.

3) Pat it down with your finger.

4) Pick it up carefully & shake all the excess glitter off.

5) Let it dry for a few minutes.

6) Then you want to cover all of the glitter with the paper glaze.

7) Set aside & let completely dry.

8) Adhere to your project

You will have something that looks like this:

and here it is on my layout (of course using the yummy papers from the SW September kit):

By putting the paper glaze on top of the glitter, it allows it to set & you won't have stray glitter coming off your project & into places that you don't really want it.

I hope that you give this a try, and if you do, or have tried this already, please leave me a comment w/ a link to your project. I would love to see what you have created.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

From Here 2 Scrapternity October DT Reveal

With today being Halloween & all, I thought I would share with you my October reveals for From Here 2 Scrapternity. Once again, Pam out did herself w/ the supplies that she sent me to use.

Here they are:

I used a sketch from from TES for this lo (see previous post).

This is one of my new fave los. It is Emma & Audra & my cousins kids (Nicholas, Kaitlyn & Sophia), trick-or-treating last year. We crossed paths at my parents house.

Trick-or-treating in the neighborhood in 2007, with Dora & Boots, I mean, Emma & Audra.

This was pretty cool, Pam sent a bag to decorate. It was fun coming up with a fun simple design. Now who will be lucky enough to get this cute bag??

FH2S had a crop, & one of the challenges was to use vintage images. This was a card created for that challenge. It was fun!

Here is Emma & my cousins kiddos again, crossing paths at my parents house, but in 2006. (Before Audra or Sophia were even thoughts, lol).

Hope you have a happy, & safe, Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintage Images

From Here 2 Scrapternity had an online crop a few weeks back, & one of the challenges was to create with vintage images. I had never done this before, so it was outside my comfort zone. But I chose a few images & created a few cards & a tag. Here is a card & the tag, & I will post the other card in tomorrows blog post re: my DT reveal for FH2S supplies.

They were super fun to make & I am happy w/ the way they turned out.
Enjoy your night!

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper October Sketches

Now that I am on a roll with my blog posts, here are the October sketches created by Mia Clarke especially for The Everyday Scrapper. Please feel free to check out the appropriate threads in the forum to see the actual sketches & what the sketch team has created with them.

October 3:

We have a similar picture of Emma, so we thought it would be only fare to torture Audra with these glasses as well. Right? This is Audra at about 4 months old.
October 10:

Emma at 7 months old rolling over on her own for the first time in her "crib". Since she was premature, this was a wonderful accomplishment for her! We were thrilled.

October 17:

It seems I am getting a lot done of Emma when she was a baby. One of these days I will get a lot done of Audra too. This is Emma & my dad in 2005.
October 24:

Another of Emma, with Tony, taking a little cat nap on the sofa. This happened every single night. I am not kidding! (you will see this lo again when I post my FH2S October reveals).

Thanks for looking today. See you soon.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

From Here 2 Scrapternity September DT Reveal

Yes, you did read that correctly. Even though we are at the end of October, I never posted what I did with my September supplies from Pam at From Here 2 Scrapternity. Told you I was way far behind!

Here is what I made using what, the every so generous Pam, sent me:

Emma wearing my hat before the Tim McGraw concert in 2005.

Emma's very first Christmas Eve, 2005, before we were leaving to go to church.

Tony & I in April of this year at an old friends party.

Emma in 2006 thinking that she can fit into a toy train, & then getting stuck. It was the funniest thing to watch!!!

Well, thanks for looking. & come on back anytime! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NAS - 127 - 129

Being on the Nuts About Sketches design team again is awesome! First of all, Shawn's sketches are always great! & secondly, that means that I at least get to do one layout a week! I have 6 that I have not shared on my blog yet, so I will start with 3, & give you the others in another post. But here are 3 of my creations using Shawn's sketches:

Emma & Tony in 2005. The first time she ever made daddy proud by wearing a Giants cheerleader outfit. She looked so stinkin cute!


This was Emma, way back when - again, just messing around in her room. She was so content that we let her go & took lots of pictures.


& this is my cutie-patootie, Audra, this year on her first day of the 3-year program at preschool. She was being all silly & posing & making cute faces, & I was able to capture all of her personality.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my layouts. Stop back tomorrow for some more of my projects...... I'm on a posting roll. lol.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Altered Overlay Tutorial

Can you belive that we are almost through October already? Where has the month gone. I surely hope that everyone is doing well, & having a fabulous fall season!

I am pretty sure that I never mentioned that I was asked to design with the September Snobby Walrus kit for Snobby Walrus. I was actually to be featured on their blog in September, but it seems their blog is still down for maintenance since August. I did post this tutorial on The Everyday Scrapper, though, & thought that I would share with you here as well.

There is a sheet of frame overlays in the September Snobby Walrus kit. I have to tell you that at first glance, I was quite intimidated by them. I really had no idea what to do with these overlays. I cut off some of the ones on the end, the ones that were cut in half, & started to play with them. Paint, stamps, sanding....which all turned out ok, but I found 2 techniques that I really liked & that worked with these overlays. I am going to share with you now the 2 things that I did....& yes, I used both techniques on ONE of the frames!! Are you ready?? Ok, here we go:

For these techniques, I used paper & permanent marker to embellish the overlay.

1) Place the overlay on the paper that you want behind it.

2) Make an outline where you would like to cut the paper so that it will fit behind the overlay.

3) Cut out the shape from the paper that you just marked:

& it looks like this:


Now, we are going to embellish the overlay a little more by using the permanent marker to make it stand out a bit.

1) Turn the overlay over & start filling in the areas you would like highlighted/colored.

2) Flip it over, place it on top of the paper you cut out & you will have something that looks like this:

Then I used it as an embellishment on this layout:

Super easy, right??? Now there is no need to be intimidated by overlays anymore!
If you found this easy, & tried it out, or have done something similar before, please leave me a comment & link your project. I would love to see what you have created with overlays!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one & see you next tomorrow!