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!