Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Last week I picked up Cosmo Crickets 'Girl Friday' line to play with. I used one of the more neutral papers for my background and decided to play with my green Maya Mist. Here's what I did...
First I cut a 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square out of waste paper. I corner rounded two of the corners just 'cause. I placed it on my Girl Friday background PP. I chose 3 Heidi Swapp leaf masks and placed two of them at the top right corner of my square and another at the lower left corner.
I grabbed my bottle of green Maya Mist and sprayed it across my page. I gave it a couple secs to dry; it's very fast drying, and then peeled off the masks. If you haven't used the spray Mists before then practice your spraying on scrap paper first. On this layout I used a sweeping motion to give a more even, lighter coverage. If you hold the bottle in one place and squirt you will get more blobs of colour. (which is fine if that's the look you want)
Next I cut a piece of patterned paper 7" x 7". Corner rounded two corners just 'cause, and glued it down in the middle of my square.
Here's my finished layout.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Don't forget Survivor, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice are all over now and you still have time to come to tonight's class. The baby mini book and you can make it for a boy or a girl. This book makes a great gift or make one for any other children you may have that you haven't scrap booked for because you haven't had time!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am really into butterflies at the moment. I just can't seem to NOT put them on my pages these days.
I picked up a Heidi Swapp butterfly mask at the store a couple days ago and used them on this layout with green ink. I added Prima jewels for the butterfly bodies. But I didn't stop there with the butterflies. Out came my butterfly punch and some white cardstock!
This is a fun sketch. So play along and leave us a link to your layout using Prima's sketch for inspiration.
And here is a look at the layout I completed using this sketch as inspiration. Now of course this sketch is only a one pager. And everyone knows I can't do one pagers, just wouldn't look right in my albums. Sorry one pagers...
So I started with this sketch and once I got to work I was easily inspired to build the second page.
You can check out this layout at Unforgettable Memories. I used mostly Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper. I made the flowers using my Cricut. If you don't have a cutting machine you could trace a chipboard shape, use a punch or get crazy and hand draw these flowers!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Check out the Prima website to see how their fabulous design team used the sketch for inspiration. There are some gorgeous pages to check out.
I'm going to work on mine tonight.
Be sure to post yours when it's done, Crystal ;)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
And I knew if I put them away on one of my paper shelves they'd just end up getting crinkled up and shoved to the back. So I pulled out a piece of cardstock and started playing with my few scraps.
This is what I came up with...
My two boys and one of their little friends camping in the backyard. Not a great photo; it's a little grainy, but the memories are fun ones.
I even layered the chipboard pieces on top of each other. I'm not usually a 3D scrapper, preferring everything to be flat in my album, but I found 3 layers of chipboard does not make the page overly high and it looks much more interesting than having the pieces lined up in a row.
Friday, May 8, 2009
What you need.
Place the Prima backing where you want the scroll to be. (Excuse my gardening hands. It's that time of year. :) Next time I'm doing a tut. I'll get a manicure)
Use the paper piercer to poke through the Prima backing and your layout. Make sure you have a self-healing mat under your work. I've found it's easiest to see the placement of your holes if you work in front of a window in natural lighting.
Remove the Prima backing and you can see your design neatly laid out on your page.
Place dots of stickles over the holes. Practice on a scrap piece first to get the dots an even size. And when your hand gets tired take a break. You'll make mistakes if you keep squeezing those dots out when your hand is cramping.
Put your finished design aside to dry. It could take a couple hours depending on how big your dots are.
Any mistakes can be covered up with embellishments when it's all dry.
And here's my finished layout from the sketch in my previous post.
I thought I'd make my own sketch for this month. Good thing it's been a slow week at work because Microsoft Word is not the most graphic friendly program to use. Anyway, this is what I came up with. I'm scrapping four 2" x 3" photos.
Notice the scroll along the bottem? I have a very fun technique to show you. I used the waste from a Prima jewelled scroll and stickles to recreate that scroll across the bottom of my photos. When the stickles dries and my page is finished I'll upload it, with a 'how-to'.
I hope you try my sketch and then leave us a link in the comments below so we can see how you interpreted it.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Check out how I used them on the layout "She's walking, that's my girl". You will be able to see more of this layout at the store in the next couple of days. I used My Minds Eye paper and embellishments in this one. Can't get enough of that My Minds Eye paper. Love it, just love it!
I dropped this bottom layout off at the store the other day. I used all Pink Paisley product for this layout with the exception of some really thick "twig and berries", DoodleBug Flocked paper and velvet ribbon as well as Butterfly ribbon from Making Memories "Just Chillin". I don't know how I am going to get this layout into a page protector. I hope it will fit in those plastic wall hangers at the store. I didn't want to use flowers on this layout as the photos are from March. All though I did end up using the butterfly that was in the chipboard pack... so really...
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Yesterday we got 4 boxes of new wilton products.
Also check out our new wedding line by Making Memories. We have got some new paper, ribbon, flowers, gem and pearl stickers and a lot more!!! We have also got in some more Jolee's by You stickers. And if your looking for a summer project we got in some new scrapbooks, lots of colours and styles. Come on down and check it all out. Hope to see you soon!
Friday, May 1, 2009
A couple of inside pages.You saw the flower page of Breanna while I was working on it. Here it is completed, along with a star page (of Duncan) that will be facing it.
Back cover.The little sticker says 'created by Your Very Tired Mother'. LOL. I thought that was appropriate :)
Inside back cover.
Mini albums are a great way to scrap a few themed pages quickly. I chose to scrap various photos taken over Spring Break.
They also make great gift albums if you can bear to part with it once you're done.
Check out the store. Unforgettable Memories has a great selection of mini albums to play with. I'd love to see your completed albums. Post a link in the comment section so we can all see.