Sunday, September 26, 2010

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!!

Hi Everyone!! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend with your family and are snugged up for the evening. It has been rather chilly and Fall like here so we are for sure snug as some bugs in rugs!

I have lots of little tidbits to share of news going on and I just wanted to share that with you all!

First up: Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's Issue #10 is now Available!!!

It is FULL to the brim with fabulous and inspiring articles and projects galore!!! From Scrap pages and sketches to mixed media yumminess, it's there. I guarantee you there is something in it that will suit every style! So what in the world are you waiting for??! Head on over to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine to sign up for a subscription. Once you do not only will you have access to this month's brand new issue, but you will also be able to access the past issues as well, all right at your fingertips.

Here's a sneak of some things I have going on in there right now:

And to wet your appetite even more here is a card that can be found in the magazine by our Staffer of the Week: Irit Shalom. She is an awesomely talented crafter!
Good Times by Irit Shalom:

Moving right along.... I wanted to remind you that A Walk Down Memory Lane has some great featured manufacturers this month. You still have time to take advantage of 25% off Stampendous Stamps and Graphic 45!!!
Here are a couple cards I made with Stampendous stamps and some other yummy product available in the store:

There is also a fabulous Graphic 45 contest going on so be sure to head on over to the DT blog and check out all the deets for that!
Here's another Graphic 45 creation I made for this month:
Beach Baby

I created this LO based off a sketch by the wonderful Lucy Chesna. You can find all her great sketches here.

Last up I wanted to share with some news going on at My Sketch World. There is going to be a World Card Making Day crop coming up and you won't want to miss out! MSW is full of such fun ladies, inspiring projects, and creative challenges. I encourage you to head on over to the forum and get yourself all signed up!

Well, that's it for tonight. I am hoping to be back here tomorrow to start sharing with a lot of projects I have had published in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine over the past few months. I always forget to come here and do that after I am able and I want you to see just a taste of what you could be missing out on each month!

Until then God Bless and Happy Scrappin'!! ~ Scarlett (yeah still trying to figure out the whole siggy thing!! LOL!)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Welcome To Our Home

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Sunday to you and yours! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing evening. If you are coming here tonight via Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, a special welcome and thanks for stopping by! I am still in awe that I get the honor of calling myself a staffer at the magazine. It is such a special community to be a part of and I have learned so much.

One of the things I have been really getting into lately with so much help, tips, and encouragement from everyone at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is mixed media. I am really loving all things goopy these days and tonight I have a project featuring some masking I did with paints.

Welcome To Our Home canvas banner

My apologies for the picture not being brighter, but these days the sun has really been lacking here in Wisconsin. I AM really pleased with how the painting turned out though so let me show you how I did that.

Step 1:

I used 3 canvas banner pieces from Maya Road for this banner, my Tattered Angels glimmer screens (from the Fanciful set), some Ranger Ink, Shimmer Spritz, and Psst! from Tsukineko to add some extra sparkle.
So the first step is to arrange your chosen mask onto the canvas piece and rub your paint dabber over it. Then pick it up and move the screen to a different portion of the canvas piece and do the dabbing again. Continue this process until you have your canvas covered the way you desire.
Here is what mine looked like after I painted the mask on:

I really love this yellow shade!! So bright and cheery.

I also really like sparkle and that's when I decided to add a bit of misting to get this effect. So Step 2 is to add misting if you would like. Here is what that looked like when it was all complete:

Step 3 is to embellish away!!! This is my favorite part, I must admit, but I wanted to keep it simple so I didn't cover up my masking. Here are the individual pieces:


I used my Martha Stewart butterfly border punch on all the pieces and then hand stitched them onto the top of the canvas. I used Maya Road chipboard letters, painted them, doodled with my white pen, and covered with UTEE to get a nice shine. The bird and tree branch are from Martha Stewart. To create the butterfly I layered some Crate Paper Restoration paper and added the top part of a Maya Road stick pin to the center for the body.

To Our

I stamped the people and the dog on the canvas with some StazOn. I am not sure I am completely sold on the people being so plain. I am thinking I need to 'dress' them. If I do I'll be sure to come back here and post it for you to see. The letters I used are from Jenni Bowlin. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE these little things!!


You might be wondering why I have Loveland draped across the top of this one... well that is actually the name of our road, so I had to add it. I like to think we live in the land of LOVE! All the chipboard on this piece are from Maya Road and so is the mini Kraft ticket with the word home. I ran the tree through my Sissix Texture Boutique using a Tim Holtz woodgrain folder to give the tree some texture. The house is covered with paper for the roof and behind the window; then I painted it and added the bricks with my Sharpie. The key is embossed with gold and the apples are from October Afternoon.
Here is the full project one more time:

Thanks again for stopping by tonight and be sure you head on over to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and visit with us. I'd love to see you there!!
Until next time, Happy Scrappin' and God Bless!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's September!!

ACK!! Where did the summer months go? It just flew by soo quickly and school for my kiddos is just right around the corner. I will have a freshmen in highschool!! and a 5th grader. Sigh..... I wish I could turn back the time to when they were little. They have grown too fast!

Ok, moving on to some scrappy stuff. With the first of the month comes some reveals for me to share.

My Sketch World has new sketches up for both LOs and cards. I am on the card team and am loving the fact I get to do ATCs, tags, arches, or cards with Lucy's sketches. I have really gotten into trying out some new things and having one of her fabulous sketches as a starting point is a great help!

Here is the My Sketch World card sketch for the 1st:

Isn't it wonderful??! This sketch just screamed ATC to me so that's exactly what I created.

I Sing:

This little birdie needed some help one day when it got stuck in the side of a kennel outside in our driveway. DD and I enjoyed looking at the little fellow and trying to help him find his family again. This picture reminded me of the gospel song His Eye Is On the Sparrow; it is one of my favorites.

head on over to My Sketch World to see the rest of the fabulous designers takes on the sketch, as well as the new LO sketch and inspiration. There is also still time to get some projects done for the ABC crop, so if you haven't checked that out do so while you are there too!

The 1st of the month also means A Walk Down Memory Lane is featuring some new manufacturers of the month! This month the designers will be helping showcase the wonderful products of Graphic 45 and stamps from Stampendous!! You can receive 25% off both of these manufacturers products. Also remember if there is something your little heart desires that is not in the store, just let Lisa know and she can order it for you!

Remember yesterday's sneak peek?? Well here is the full card:

MMMmm, I used some yummy new Steampunk from Graphic 45 on this card! I have been doing a lot with this line both the 8x8 size and 12x12. The colors are soo rich and I really love all the cool patterns and things you can cut out! To create this card I used fabulous sketch from the beautiful Kimmy over at Let's Scrap. She always has great card sketches from us over there once a month. Here is the sketch:

So there you have it, 2 great sketches for you to use as inspiration and 2 great new manufacturers to save on this month.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your day is filled with happiness and God bless!
Scarlett (Still trying to figure out how to get a siggy, but I WILL figure it out! LOL!!)