Friday, August 28, 2009

Mini Misters

What a great idea! You all know how much I love playing with Glimmer Mist and the Maya Rds mists. Now I can make my own in any colour I want. And it's so easy.

All you need is a mini mister container(Unforgettable Memories sells them in packages of 3), a bottle of reinker in your choice of colour and tap water. If you want to add some shine to mimic the look of Glimmer Mist you will also need a little Perfect Pearls.

Put a few drops of the reinker into the mini mister. The more ink you put in the darker your 'mist' will be. Fill up the mini mister with water. If you're going to add some Perfect Pearls for glimmer fill to about 1/2" from the top so you have room to shake and mix the powder with the liquid.

Just 1/4 teaspoon of the Perfect Pearls will give your mist a nice glimmer to it.
Yep. That's my potatoe peeler that I used to dump the Perfect Pearls in to my mini mister. It has the perfect shaped end for scooping and dumping. :)

And here's my first project with my home made glimmer mist. The reinker I used was a 'Distress' Ink so it's a more muted, weathered colour than other inks. It looks wonderful on the white cardstock, especially with the glimmer that, unfortunately, doesn't show up in the scan.
I used a piece of lasercut cardstock (the one with baby words on it) as a mask. Once the ink was dry (just a couple of minutes) I traced around the one word 'adorable' with a black pen and then glued little black hearts into the center of the letters.

The heart shaped jewels don't sit well on lumpy backgrounds so instead of peeling it from it's backing to place it on my flowers I left it on the clear acrylic sheet it came packaged on. I trimmed around the hearts with my scissors and then used glue dots under the larger jewels to hold it down.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August Prima Sketch

I've been meaning to do this one all month, but haven't yet. If you get a chance use this sketch and then show us what you've done with it.
Three photos, a decorative scroll and a BIG title.
Check out what the Prima DT did with the sketch. Lots of inspiration here.

Prima has a new website which is worth checking out. They have brought together a fabulous group of scrapbookers including Donna Downey and Nic Howard (a couple of my personal favourites), to post on the new Prima Endorsed Artist Educators Blog they have a 'technique of the week' post where we can all learn something new. And there is daily inspiration the rest of the week.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Border art

Do you ever see something in your head before you create it and then when it's done it looks nothing like you thought it would? So dissapointing when that happens, but not this time.
This project looks just as I imagined it. I'm so thrilled with how it turned out.

I started by drawing in my 4 wavey lines with pencil. Then I decided where I wanted my paper strips and glued them down. Next I pulled out the sewing machine and threaded it with brown thread. I mostly did straight stitch but threw in a few zigzag scallops while I was sewing the lines.
I'm doing another layout about our new pet hedgehog so when I spotted the Quickutz hedgehog die Unforgettable Memories had I immediately bought it.
The cardstock is sprayed with brown ink using one of my new 'mini misters' (I'll tell you all about them in a post coming up). I punched the hedgehogs out and inked the edges before adhering the pieces to my border.
I'll show you the rest of the layout once I get it finished. It will be at the store on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Check out the new BoBunny line!

Hey everybody check out all the new BoBunny lines. Here is the Boo Crew line along with Kitchen Spice, Tis the Season, Flutter Butter and Delilah. Also here's the new Little Yellow Bicycle's new autumn line.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Look what I made...

A bulletin board for my little girls room.
I used an old frame. The opening is about 8" by 16" but you could use any sized frame. I removed the glass and put in a thick piece of cardboard with the cork board on top. You can get large pieces of cork at the Hardware store or smaller pieces at Unforgettable Memories.

I used Basic Grey's Wisteria line to cover the top half of the board and for the title sticker, which says "Breanna & Friends". Prima flowers and lots of jewels pretty it up.

To hold the photos to the bulletin board I pushed jewelled brads through butterfly punches.
Probably stick pins would work better; leaving smaller holes in the photos. There are some gorgeous pins at the scrapbook store by Maya Rds and Making Memories.
I like my jewelled butterflies.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How exciting.

I just got an email from Canadian Scrapbooker. They want one of the layouts I did for the store. Watch for it in the December edition of the magazine.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Upcoming Class

Looking for a summer project? Come join Crystal on ****NEW DATE**** SEPT 1st from 7-9pm to make this cute Days of Summer album. This is a complete 8x8 album containing little pockets for pictures or journalling. Crystal used the Great Escape Travel line by Making Memories to create this book. It's full of pocket pages for memorabilia and other pictures! This album is $55 and $50 for members. You can call in or stop by to register as space is limited.
Hey everybody we have had lots of new stuff coming in the store in the past week! Heres a peek at some new stamps and trasparencies papers. Also 3-D kids kraft-it kit for winter. 4 different disigns including, a snowman, christmas tree, gingerbread man, and an ornament.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lynette's on a roll!

Lynette had been busy scrapbooking some of her new photos. She has done five new layouts along with a family chipboard word book. I have just posted them to the blogs photo gallery. Stop in to check them out also the word book as a kit we only have 3 left and they are just $45 and members is $40.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Displaying layouts on your walls.

Look what I put up today.
I bought a curtain rod and some clip rings. The only tools I needed were Rick's stud finder, measuring tape and screwdriver. And I made some holes in my wall.

The neat thing is I can change my wall art as the seasons change or as my mood changes. Easy peasy.

Check out the store for other ideas to display your photos and layouts on the walls.