It has been a long time since I have blogged on here. My wonderful Design Team was taking care of that for me. :)
Things are heating up over on the NING site. I just wanted to let you know what was all going on.
First off Elysia has a new swap going on. It is an Altered Composition Book and the theme is Halloween. Pop over to the NING site to see all of the details. This is a fun a creative way to share our artwork. :)
Next up is a Halloween Layout Challenge. All you have to do is create and post a picture of the layout in challenge. Easy Peasy!!! We would all love to see pictures of your cute little gobblins and ghouls. LOL
The winner of this challenge will be randomly drawn and will win the New Simple Stories Handmade Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad. :)
We will also be posting another swap in the middle of October. I am super excited for this one. :) It is a Christmas Card Kit Swap. You won't have to create the cards just the stuff to make cards!!! LOVE IT!!!! All the details will be posted on the NING site on October 15th.
If you are not part of our Scrap'n Community click the link below to join!!!
See you all there!!
Hello everyone, Yvonne Gebauer here, one of the Design Team members with the store. I have a very cool post for you today! I made a very cute little padfolio using my September kit from Scrapn' With Flair. I contains papers from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary and is gorgeous!!! This padfolio was made following a YouTube video made by a wonderful lady by the name of Shannon Green. You have to go and check out her video's.....she makes the most amazing journals and has some of the best tips and tricks!! Here's a link to part one of the video for this padfolio: Shannon Green. You can find part two in her video listing. Check it out!!
The pen slides through a little slot and this is what keeps the book closed! Check out the I Am Roses roses that came with the kit along with the skeleton leaf (except for the gardenia which was included in the July kit). And that wide eyelet lace along the bottom.....OMGoodness!!! It is simply beautiful and also comes in the kit. You'll have to check out the YouTube video to see how I altered the pen to match the padfolio.....very cool.
Check out the two pockets on this page.....the one at the bottom and the triangle at the top is also a pocket!! The sticker is from the kit along with the little I Am Roses cherry blossoms. The sting of half-back pearls and the lace on the bottom pocket are from my own stash. I included a piece of cardstock (8.5 x 11 folder in half) as one of the inside pages!
On this page I added the file tab from the sticker sheet included in the kit. There is another pocket on the bottom of this page that's been trimmed with lace from my stash along with the last of my half-back pearls from my July kit!
This page has a diagonal pocket on it. You can also see another file tab attached to this page. The lace is again from my stash and I included one more of my I Am Roses cherry blossoms to this page. You can also see another piece of my cardstock from my stash as a page insert in the second section of the padfolio.
Here's the last page of the folio. It includes a pocket that has room to fit a note pad in it! I also attached one of the chipboard diecuts included in the kit that has a piece of lace tied to it from my own stash. There is also another strip of lace from my own stash along the top of this pocket.
So, there you have it! My completed padfolio.
Here's my YouTube video of the whole project here:
I'm off to continue with the cleaning/organizing/purging of my craftroom where I'm trying to figure out why on earth I've kept and accumulated soooo much stuff!!! ......till next time!!
Hey there blogging friends! I was at our cabin for a few days last week and decided it was time to make some cards again.....I had a blast!! One of these days I'll figure out how to do the delayed blog post thingy so a new post comes up every day or so......but ya, that's not going to happen today, so I'll just put them all into one post.....lol. The paper and most of the embellishments used on these cards were all purchased from Leanne's store called Scrapn' With Flair.....check it out....she has great prices!!
Have I mentioned how much I love my I Am Roses roses??? I really like how this card turned out and love the shabbiness of it (is that even a word?? lol). I used papers from the BoBunny Country Garden line called Weathered - from Leanne's store. I love this paper line and had such a hard time cutting into it!!! It's so crazy, but I feel like I have this hoarding vault full of all my favorite stuff and I never want to use it.....soooo silly!!. I used a strip off both sides of the paper for this card and covered the seam with a piece of lace I found at our local Thrift Store. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and then inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood.....one of my favorite inks. I attached a butterfly from a package from Close To My Heart and then grabbed my Gesso and randomly applied some to give the card an old weathered look. It doesn't show in the picture, but I applied some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the two colored butterflies on the paper......I really love how that stuff just adds to the dimension on a card!
So.......how 'bout this one.....very mixed media.....I really like it. It's not for everyone, but I'm really having fun with the whole mixed media world lately. For this card I started with a Kraft cardstock base and then layered on paper from the BoBunny Timepiece line and the Country Garden line - both from Leanne's store. I tore the layers and then distressed the edges with my fingernail and inked them with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.....another one of my go-to favorites! I used my Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim Border punch, some burlap pieces I also purchased from Leanne's store and some jute twine from my own stash. The butterfly is from the 12 x 12 Chipboard add-on to the BoBunny Country Garden line and it has a bunch of very cute elements to be used! I took my texture paste and randomly smeared it over the card and burlap and then added a bit of white Gesso (purchased at Leanne's store.....lol) to the top of it to give it more of a white look. Once I was all done with the card I grabbed my Tsukineko Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray and gave the whole front of the card a spritz with it......it leaves a very cool raised texture to the card front once dry. Along the left side of the card there is also half a doily pasted on that's been spritzed with some of my Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (sooooo love these spritz's!!!) in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania. All of my Lindy's spritz's have come from the store......they're truly sooooo awesome to use!!!
This is more of a traditional card I made for the Alphabet Challenge on SCS. The letter for this week was C. I used the BoBunny Timepiece paper and then took my stamps from a new set made by "darkroom door" called Tick Tock (both the paper and the stamps came from the store). I stamped all three clocks onto cardstock using my Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and inking the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also inked the entire edge of the card base with the Vintage Photo as well. I added some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the edges of two of the clocks and to the swirls on the card front. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and the silver butterfly was from my stash as were the brown flat-back pearls.
This is the last card I made.....
The butterflies were stamped onto a piece of paper towel and then spritzed with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania. I also took the other half of the doily I'd already spritzed and used it on the side of this card. I added some lace that I dyed using the spritz's and a lace bow. I took my texture past and smeared quite a bit of it on the front of the card and then spritzed it as well. I added some stickles to the wings of the butterflies and then traced around them with my white pen to make them pop. I distressed the edges of the card with my Distress Tool and then inked them with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China. I added three I Am Roses roses to the front. These three roses were already inked with the black on the edges of the petals, so I took my spritz's in the Caribbean Blue and the Mango Mania and gave them a couple of sprays to tie them into the card better.
That's it for my very long post.......if you've stuck around this far, thank you!!! As always I love to read your comments/feedback. I'm off the see what else strikes my fancy......till next time!
DT Stephanie here, I have really enjoyed playing with this September Kit the products in it are beautiful! I love all the flowers and embellies! Here are two layouts that I have done with the kit. Hope that provides some inspiration for you to create your own unique project!!!
I love the flowers that Scrapn' With Flair carries they are so much fun to work with!!!
My next layout is pretty special to me...This paper just matched so perfectly!
That's all for now but there will be more goodies posted the next two days so be sure to check back for more inspiration!!!!!
Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the last weekend of summer! I'm here today to show you a quick tag I made using Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary which is featured in Scrap'n with Flair's September kit!
Here's the tag:
Here's the link to the video: http://youtu.be/nX468v3L3zM
It's just a quick little tag that could be a very nice gift for someone special. Hope you will show us what you've made, by linking us up in the comments!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Hey there our little blog family!! It's Yvonne Gebauer here with a new post and a link to a You Tube tutorial on how to make this little gem! A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on one of the blogs I follow called "florence and freddie" and Florence is so incredibly talented!! You need to check out her blog: florence and freddie She had these wonderful altered mouse traps on her blog and there's a link to a group called Out of a Hat Creations you have to check out too.....a very talented group. I fell in love with their mouse trap creations and had to try one for myself! I even did a YouTube tutorial as I made it so you'd see how I put it together. I did however add the little cluster of flowers to the upper half after I was done videoing.....it just needed something more than just the key after I had it all done. This was my first actual tutorial YouTube and I realized as I watched the playback that I say ummm alot!!!
I pulled out my JUNE KIT from Scrapn' With Flair . Leanne still has a couple of kits left so run on over and check it out and grab one before they're gone!!.....it's a fabulous kit with a lot of yummy goodness in it. Check this little cutie out!!
So?? What do you think?!! Did you catch my warped sense of humor.....my little parody on the nursery rhyme 'Hickory, Dickory, Dock......the mouse ran up the clock'? Ya I know.....keep my day job.....lol. But I'll bet you giggled......just sayin'. ;
Here's a close up of those oh so cute little clocks and those rockin I Am Roses roses......oh! how I love those roses!!!
Here's a link to the YouTube video I did on it.....
I also did up a couple of cards using the papers from this kit. I just love the grungy look of them!
Is that black lace not just to die for?! It's included in the kit! Loving the lace paper too......it's pop dotted off the front panel to add some depth to the card. The glittery swirl is from my stash as are the black bling accents in the corners. The little metal 'Love' embellishment is also from my stash and I came across it when I was going through some old packages of embellishments. It was screaming to be used!
Now how about this black lace?? It's not included in the kit but I did purchase it from Leanne's store......soooooooo love it!!. The bird sticker is included in the kit and the swirl bling is from my stash. I really like the pop of red on the bottom of the card and it really makes the lace stand out.
Thanks so much for popping in for a peek. Now, run on over to Leanne's store and grab this beauty of a kit. She only has a couple of these June kits left!!
Here is a photo box I made using the September Kit from Scrap'n With Flair.
Then I took another one of the papers (which I had 2 of) that had the perfect rectangular pictures of ladies in different outfits, cut them all out and made a memory game for my daughter with them.
I hope you all liked my first project with the September Kit from Scrap'n With Flair. If you are interested in getting your kit, you can go here.
Until next time.