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!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper end of September Sketches

I am so very far behind on my blog posts! There has been so many things that I have been doing & it is about time to start sharing them with you! So, with out further ado, I will start with the last 2 sketches at The Everyday Scrapper. The sketches were created by Mia Clarke.

September 19th:

This picture is just a random picture taken of me & Emma (way back in 2007).

September 26th:

& this is a picture of my sister-in-law, Jen, & Emma right after Audra was born (again, 2007).

I hope you liked these layouts that I've done. I have scheduled posts for the next several days, so please stop back to check out my creations.

Have a fabulous day!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

From Here 2 Scrapternity October Crop!

Please join me & all the other fabulous ladies, for the From Here 2 Scrapternity October Crop. The IT has some wonderful challenges, games, & prizes for you to enjoy! So, what are you waiting for? Head on over there & have some fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cropstop Blog Hop Winner

It has been several days since the WCMD Cropstop Bloghop & I think that it is time to announce the winner! The winner selected by random draw is:


Congratulations! Please email me your address so that I can mail the RAK out to you.

Thanks for hopping through!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pleated Flower Tutorial

Good morning! As promised, here is a tutorial on how I made that pleated flower card. As some of you may know, I had the chance to work with the September Snobby Walrus kit. I was able to create a lot of wonderful things with it, & I am going to slowly sharing them with you.

Today, I have a little tutorial for you (that I also posted on The Everyday Scrapper) on how to make pleated flowers (please don't mind my very messy & stained craft table, but I'm sure you can all relate....right??):
First, you take a strip of paper, which mine happens to be scraps from one of the layouts I've done with the fabulous kit. It is about 12" in length, but the longer it is, the bigger the flower, & the smaller the paper, of course the smaller the flower.

Second, you fold it on a slight slant, once towards you, & then a small amount away from you.

Repeat the process over & over again:

And just continue to do this until the end of the paper, so it will look like this:

Then go ahead and glue dot the ends together to complete your flower:

Take a small thin piece of green paper, or any color that you chose, to make the stem & leaves, & pleat in a straight line.

Add it to your project w/ glue dots, or super tacky adhesive to make sure that it stays put, add a few embellishments, & you will have something that looks like this:
Voila! A cute little flower on a simple card. Look easy? Well it certainly is!! I hope you give it a try! If you do, or have tried this technique before, please share with me, I would love to see what you have come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, October 1, 2010

CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop!


Yes, we are doing it again!

In honor of World Card Making day, CropStop is hosting a progressive blog hop! Starting with the Cropstop Blog, you will visit each of the Cropstop Crew Member Blogs listed below and leave a comment on their creative project. Then, you will have one week to complete a project of your own, using one or more of the products featured in the CropStop Crew Member Blogs and link it in a reply box on the Cropstop Blog. Show us how you can mix and match the products, that the team is using, in your project, and if you don't have an item, then show us your inventive side with a smart substitution. You do not have to use all the items the ladies are using, but show us how creative you can be. The deadline for linking to the CropStop's "Around the World" Card Making Blog Hop POST is Saturday, October 9th, at midnight Eastern time.
The winner will be chosen by random draw of all that participate and link to the CropStop Blog.

First prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

Second and Third prizes will be a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

Now if you happened across this hop in the middle, please be sure to go back and start at the beginning, at the Crop Stop Blog. We don't want you to miss a thing, as these ladies have some wonderful cards to show you!!

So you don't get lost along the way, here is your map around the world:

1. CropStop Blog - rules and guidelines
2. Veronica/Tattered Angels
****YOU ARE HERE****
7. Anneliese/ Cuttlebug/Liquid Pearls/Stickles


World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its fifth year in 2010, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

Now, comes the good stuff! This is what I have created for your viewing pleasure. On this card I used the Polka Dots & the Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folders, as well as Opal Liquid Pearls, & Burgandy Stickles. For those of you who know me, know that Stickles are my favorite scrappy item! I think I use them on almost every project. No joke!!!

Of course, you can find those items in the Crop Stop store by clicking on the links above.

I also made a few other cards recently, & thought I would share them with you as well. I hope you don't mind, beings that it is World Card Making Day & all. ;o)

For the one below, I used the Polka Dot Cuttlebug folder also .

The below card, I used Dew Drops, that you can also purchase in the Crop Stop store.

Please come back to visit my blog, in the days ahead, for a tutorial on how I made this pleated flower on the anniversary card.

Well, I hope that you enjoyed what I had to share with you today. You will now want to hop on over to your last stop along the way, to the very talented Vicki.

If you become a follower, & leave me a message, you will be entered to win by random draw, 1 Liquid Pearls, 1 Stickles, AND a Cuttlebug Folder.

Oh yeah, if you happen to do some shopping at the Crop Stop store, tell them that I sent you! Use the code "AnnelieseB" on your order at check out to receive a 10% discount on your purchase of $30 or more.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend, & Happy World Card Making Day!!!