Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here comes a new year...

...and with it, some long long winter months to...scrapbook! This is the BEST time to get to your crafty projects, I think. It's cold. Christmas is over. Spring is...I can't even picture spring in my mind, it's so far away. The store has some pretty cool Christmas and wintery-type paper and embellishments in, and now we have nothing but time to whip up those holiday and outdoor layouts, girlfriends.

This isn't a winter photo, but I loved the paper and the fact that there were six "spaces" on the Santa's Naughty or Nice List paper for everyone in my family.

Rather than check the naughty or nice sections, i used the arrows on clocks to subtly (or not...?) indicate who is naughty! All four of the kids of course. Trouble, I tell you. The black letters are shiny (you can't really tell in the photo) and font is a favorite. Lynette also has a nice big wall of American Crafts Thickers in all kinds of colors, textures and fonts. I am 100% addicted to buying any new ones that come along. I use them ALL THE TIME and I can't stop. There are also plenty of other alphabets by other manufacturers that you should check out too. Too many good choices!
So don't let the terribly cold weather and short days and the wretched snow get you down up here in the north. :) Just make a couple layouts about it. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Winter Trees layout

I used the Christmas tree screen ~ though not as a Christmas tree.  I had a couple more photos from our summer weekend at Pillar Lake that I wanted to scrap.  It was a very woodsy setting so I thought the tree would be appropriate.  I put the screen on a piece of kraft cardstock and sprayed it with green Maya Mist.  Then I splashed some splotches of 'soot' Glimmer Mist over top.

The patterned papers are by QuickQuotes (brown spotty and blue stripe) and Doodlebug (green leaf).  The ribbon is recycled from one of my Christmas presents. 

I was going to cut triangles for my title banner but then found some old letter stickers in my stash and they were the perfect colour.  I like the rectangular shape.  It's a little different from the banners I've been making lately.

Some Prima leaves and flower, some buttons and a couple of Making Memory travel flag pins finish off my page.

And now I think I'll head down to my scraproom and create another layout around my 'winter trees' Glimmer Screens.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tattered Angels 'Winter Trees' Glimmer Screens

Merry Christmas!  We've had such a great day from opening presents, eating way too much good food and I even got some scrapbooking time in while hubby napped.  He has to work tonight so I thought I'd put together a blog post before I wake him up and send him off.

Last week I picked up some Glimmer Screens.

I thought the tree on the far right would be perfect for Christmas layouts, but as I haven't gotten those photos developed yet I started playing with the other two images. 

I'm still playing with the BoBunny 'Midnight Frost' line.  I just love the colours; the blues and white with a little wine red thrown in for contrast.

I used the 'Frost' glimmer mist (the same one I used on my cards below) and sprayed over the tree screens on white cardstock.  I layered the patterned papers, Diecut and chipboard piece under and over my photos. The journaling is framed on one side by a sticker bracket.

The punched snowflakes are edged with blue ink and I've used a Bazzill glass button in the center of each. I love these buttons; the colours are so pretty, but it makes it really hard to scan and stitch the layout.  So just ignore the shaded line down the center; it's not there IRL.

After spraying the trees I could see there was lots of Glimmer Mist sitting on the tree Glimmer Screen so I flipped it over onto another piece of white cardstock.  So instead of a mask I have  stamp.

I used the edge of the 12 x 12 BoBunny 'midnight frost' chipboard shapes to frame my layout.  This was a really quick layout to put together.

Make sure you check out the BoBunny 'midnight frost' line if you have snowy photos to scrap.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Christmas Cards.

I'm a little late making my cards this year so these won't go in the mail, but I'll be hand delivering a few to friends locally.  Do you have a few more Christmas cards to make and hand out?  These are quick and pretty.

I used Glimmer Mist so the cards all have a nice shimmer and sheen to them.  The trim and snowflakes are punched from a blue metallic paper that adds even more shine.

I started off by cutting a piece of white cardstock a little smaller then my card base. I used a snowflake glimmer screen for my big image though you could also use a large snowflake die-cut or mask. I sprayed with 'frost' Glimmer Mist.

After punching my pieces I layered the snowflakes and put a blue jewel in the center of each one.

I stamped my greeting in the center of my large snowflake.  I used the mini snowflakes that came out of my border on a few of my cards.

After sewing around the border of my decorated card front I glued everything down to the card base.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

And the November Blog Challenge winner is...

Congratulations to Teresa Haarsma. You are the winner of the November Blog Challenge. Stop by the store and pick up your prize!

Now on to the December Blog Challenge. This months blog challenge will be to create a project that has to do with the days of December. So your project can be anything that has the numbers 1 through 25 or 31 depending on what you choose.

Enter to win a collection of Bella BLVD goodies by posting a picture to our new facebook page Unforgettable Memories Foto Source

Happy scrapping! I will post pictures soon of two projects that I have made.