Monday, April 18, 2011

Projects to Share

Hey Blog Friends! Happy Wednesday to you! I never know what to title my posts. Do you ever have that problem? I always try to think of something catchy, but there are more times than not it escapes me, so I went the easy route....projects to share. LOL!

I have a variety for you today, all are projects previously created for and published in Scrapboook News and Review Magazine. My file of things to share from there is unbelievably huge! I'm not sure I'll ever get caught up, but it'll be fun trying. The April issue will be available soon, you should head over to get your subscription!! You won't be disappointed at all.

First up a LO. I'm not sure what call I did this LO for. I have a feeling it was for a sketch call and I changed up the size to make a 6x12. I really like 6x12 LOs and now that I can work the sewing machine, YAY!, I can actually modify my page protectors!!

U and I

This is a picture of my hubbie and I. These pictures are so special because they are few and far between. I wish I had more of us together. I used some cardboard for my base because I knew I was going to be adding some goops to my LO and that makes your pages a bit heavier. All the patterned papers I used are Cosmo Cricket from the Circa line.

In this close up, you can see the texture of the background a bit better. All around the photo and bellies I used some glass bead gel mixed with some metallic paint. I really love not only how this looks, but how it feels. I am such a sensory driven person. I feel the need to touch everything!

This is another shot where you can see the texture of the background. This area really highlights the tissue paper I laid down with some gel medium and then painted over with metallic paint. The frame holding the journaling is from K&Co, I believe, and I went over it with some alcohol inks.

Moving on to a card now.

You Hold the Key

For this card I cut, embossed, tore my patterned papers (Crate Paper), and then wrapped it with the hemp cord. I tied on the key and some little beaded charms I made. I am all about the beads these days! I have a huge stash of them and am having a blast creating all sorts of charms, stick pins, etc.. Next, I adhered my patterned paper to the base of my card. Then I went around the edges with some blended fibers gel. I let the card dry overnight and added some metallic paint to the gel the next day. The heart circle was stamped and then I used some paint markers to color the heart in and write around the edge.

And last for today an ATC


This ATC was done for a movie themed ATC call. I had to go with Scarlett O'Hara because after all, my full name is Scarlett O'Hara. Yeah, you read it right, LOL! My middle name is O'Hara, my mom totally loved the movie. It seemed appropriate for me to do this ATC sharing with the world I am the in real life Scarlett O'Hara. No big screen for me, just a regular gal living a blessed life.

The base of my ATC is made with beeswax that I colored. I laid the image I pulled from he internet down into it, along with the stars. Then I added a little more wax so I could get the picture of myself on. To finish it off I added some gold mica flakes, my letters, and some bling.

That's it for today, are you still with me?! LOL! This was along one. Thanks for hanging in there with me. I love knowing you stopped by and hope you have a blessed day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inchie Love

Inchies are miniature works of art created on a 1", 1.5", or 2" base. They can be square or round, if they are round they are called rinchies. I have been racking up quite a few of these little gems and am currently working on sewing some onto a canvas bag. It's a slow process since they are so stinkin' small, but I know I am going to love the bag when it's finished.

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine has calls for these every month and I would love to see some of my blog friends send them in for possible publication. The call for the month of May is Canvas. That means your inchies need to be created on a canvas background. Here is a set I created for SNR on some mini canvases I picked up awhile ago:

Butterfly Inchies

To make these, I misted up some dictionary paper and let it dry while I adhered some chipboard butterflies I cut out with a Spellbinders die. I used gel medium as my adhesive for this. The gel also acted as the glue for the paper when I layered it on top. The tape is from 7 Gypsies and I drizzled some tar gel over each piece just for fun. My final touches were some bling and glitter to the butterflies. I love glitz! These are hung up in my scrappy space and since I don't have a big one, they're perfect.

Here's a set of rinchies:

Joy Rinchies

Aren't they too stinkin' cute?! I think I put these together in all of about 10-15 minutes. It could have been less, but I decided to use some UTEE and paint with my embossing folder. After that it was lickity split.

Even if you don't submit any inchies or rinchies for publication, I REALLY hope you do though, you should give them a whirl. They are so easy to create, use up some scraps, and can be used in a variety of ways.

Hope you've had a good Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hoping This Works

Hi Everyone! I seriously hope I can get some bloggin' going on tonight. I haven't tried since my last post, but since I have the option of centering my text back I am hopeful.

The 1st of April came and went already, crazy!!!, and I have a new ATC to share. I created this ATC based on the April card sketch at My Sketch World. Lucy creates such fabulous sketches and I love how easily they can be used for ATCs.


I really love how this turned out, even if my image transfer got a little messed up. My favorite part of this ATC is the background. I used some Lumiere paints, SWOON, and just delight in looking at all the sparkle these add.

Here is the sketch I used to create with:

April is also my month for doing a challenge at MSW, so in sticking with my ATC obsession, I went with an ATC challenge. the only requirement for this challenge is to make sure your creation is the accurate ATC size of 2.5" x 3.5".

This is the sample I posted:

For this background I used some October Afternoon patterned paper first and then covered that with a piece of a sewing pattern. From there I stamped some Maya Road doily stamps onto it, dressed up my Maya Road dress form chipboard, added some 7 Gypsies decorative tape, and an October Afternoon label sticker. Easy peasy and I again used up a ton of scraps.

I'd love for you to play along so be sure to head on over to MSW and check out this challenge along with all the other great ones posted.

I am super happy I was able to post today and plan on going back to my earlier saved post to share a few SNR creations with you as well.

Hope you have had a great Tuesday and your evening is peaceful.