Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Quickie

Hey, hey, hey. Just poppin' in quick to share a couple projects.

Simply Put

This was my uber fabulous hubbie's anniversary card this year. I started with a circle card base, adhered patterned paper to the bottom, and used a mask with colored molding paste at the top. I'll whip up a tutorial for how to do this technique soon. In the meantime I do have a step x step card published in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine right now to show you how to do it. Once the paste dried I added some gold mica flakes. Again this had to be set aside to dry. Gold mica flakes go quick though. After dry time I went to town embellishing with fussy cut images, sequins, cardstock stickers (love), pearls, and pins.


I've tried and tried my best to get this photo to edit out right and the colors still look off to me, aww well, what'cha going to do, right?

This is a LO of my daughter pitching her 1st game of softball. Her coach had been asking and asking if she wanted to pitch and told her she was more than ready. She could only take the mound when she found the confidence in herself. I'm so glad I caught this moment of her first pitch.

I surprised myself by going real girly and less sporty with this page, but I think it works to really focus the page on the topic, which is confidence, rather than the act of pitching a softball.

Alrighty, moving right along. How about one more and then it's a done one for today.

Casting Crowns

This is a collage LO I created on my favorite band, Casting Crowns. It's a Christian band that rocks my soul. I did an image transfer from the insert that comes with a CD to have the image of the band in the corner and the silhouette to the right of it. I layered on tons of different elements and mediums to create this and I'll work on some breakdown photos if anyone would like to see that. Let me know, K?

All of the above projects were previously published in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Speaking of which, another event went live my friends. The Serendipity Stamps mini event is available on the forum. Lots of really cool ideas on how to use stamps by my fellow staffers.

Here's to wishing you a beautiful day. I'm enjoying the fact we have a couple hour window here with no rain. Gotta scoot my boot out and take care of chores before it pours, LOL.

Blessings ~ Scarlett

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Night Plans

No I don't have any, LOL, how about you? Well..... if you're looking for something to get into and aren't feelin' the mojo at the moment, head on over to SNR. There are two spectacular events going on right now. The Studio Calico Team did an outstanding job; the inspiration, classes, and tutorials just keep coming and coming! Shimmerz went live tonight and it's jam packed as well. I had the pleasure of working on this team and let me tell you you won't be disappointed. If you;re looking for techniques to use with mists and the little pots of shimmer, look no further.

I have soo many projects I'm in love with this time around, so I struggled choosing a schnibble to share. I finally decided on this:

Is your interest peaked? This project has layers and layers of fabulous stuff going on and I've got tips posted for you to learn how to recreate some of what's going on. Check it out and be sure to leave love for the Studio calico team, as well as, my wonderful team members.

Hope you've had a wonderful day and are enjoying your evening or vice versa if you're a friend from a different time zone. = )

Blessings to you and yours.

Friday, September 16, 2011


For real! It's been a long, crazy, hectic week around here. Boy oh boy. Lots of running around, kiddos getting sick and banged up from sports, big people trying to hold it together, LOL! So anyhoo, I'm really thankful for today and the fact I don't have to set an alarm tonight!

Thought I'd pop in and share a couple projects and tell you about some haps upcoming for the weekend.

I must say my love for paints and all things messy just keeps growing and growing. I can't help but get giddy every time I open a jar of goop or reach for a new stamp/stencil. In fact I'm anxiously stalking the mail today because my new Crafter's Workshop stencils should be here.... well part of them anyways.... a couple sold out and will be shipped later, I couldn't wait! LMBO, it's bad. But, I ramble so on to the projects.

God Given Treasure

Lots of messy goodness going on here and I loved every second of creating it! I used a random ripped piece of cardboard for my base and began adding layers of paints, stamps, and other mediums to create a background. Then I built up from there with all my embellies and pictures.

Here's some deets:

The frames for the pictures are from Maya Road and I jazzed them up by adding some homemade glitter glue. The deer is stamped on Ranger sticky back canvas and then painted with some watercolors. The cloud is chipboard, if I remember correctly, that I painted and then added some molding paste to through a stencil.

This is probably my favorite portion of the LO. I love all the drippy paint, shimmer from mists, and how the bird turned out, although I wasn't sold with how it looked at first.

Aren't those little duckies adorable?! They're Sass Lass stamps stamped onto sticky back canvas and then watercolored. The letters were made using raw Maya Road chipboard and decking them out. I've got a tutorial in the magazine if you'd like to learn how to make them and if you don't have a subscription, you really should consider it.

Tree Tag

A quickly made tag with a painted background, some book paper, a decked out Maya Road chipboard tree, and some stamps.

All my shares today were pubbed in the June or July issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Be sure you make your way over there to see the Scor-Pal event that's live right now and be on the lookout for The Cat's Pajamas and Shimmerz this weekend! I'll have sneaks of my projects and some more full projects to share as well. You won't wanna miss it.

There's also the My Sketch World ABC crop going on. Sadly, I don't think I'm going to get to play this year, but if you're looking for a fun place to hang, be inspired, and's the place to be for shiggity.

Thanks for stopping by today, and a big Hey Gurl! to my new followers: Chantal, Heidi, Barb, Natasha, Veronica, and Dawn. I hope you find yourself getting creative at some point and if you don't think you have the time, make it. (insert a big cheesy grin here please).

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Check It Out

Say what, say what. Check it out, say what. LOL....sorry 'bout that. I've been watching a lot of high school football and this year DS has cheerleaders so I digress... anyhoo you SHOULD check out the Scor-Pal event that just went live at Scrapbook News and Review tonight!

My fellow staffers and I had a great time coming up with inspiration, classes, and tutorials for you so be sure to take a peek.

Speaking of peeks, here's one of something I created for the event:

This is a snippet from one of my class projects. Head on over to see the full step by step instructions.

That's it for tonight, off to go create. I've got a zillion ideas running through my brain so I'd better do something with them, huh?

Hope you had good days, catch you all later.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Look What Came Today and Some Painted Papers

Hey there Peeps! Happy Monday to ya'. Did you have a good one? The day flew by here and left me with feeling I hadn't gotten nearly enough done. Alas, the night is young and my nap was hefty, LOL!

So I am totally JACKED up about what came to my house in the mail today! Check it out:

Oooo-la-la, right? This fabulous stash of chipboard and dyed doilies came from Leeann Pearce's Etsy shop, The Chip Chop Shop. She is based in Australia and I seriously can't say how excited(overly) and pleased(extremely) I am with my purchase. The only problem is I wish I would have gotten more right from the jump. LOL. Anyhoo, check out her blog, she is fantabulously talented and her shop, I can't wait to alter these bad boys up!

So, over the weekend I was working on some assignments and decided to paint up some papers to use for backgrounds, collage, whateva'. I used Canson Mixed Media paper for all the squares. This is what I've got going on so far:

On this one, I brushed on a layer of gesso and then used a homemade stamp to leave an impression. The stamp is made out of nuts or bolts (always get them mixed up, LOL) and I'll share a tut on how to make your own sometime this week. After that dried, I brushed on some Lumiere paint and then stamped with Ranger Archival ink to create the pattern. The last thing I did was add some Diamond Glaze to the hearts. I want to go back over this with some more paints to have the resist effect show through.

Here you can see the texture a bit better:

For this one I brushed on some gesso, scratched into it in certain areas, and painted. Then I stamped some hearts using a sponge stamp, outlined them, used a stencil to get the yellow hearts down with paint, and drizzled some fluid acrylics. To get my splotches, I had fun playing with an eye dropper and blowing bubbles.

Here's the last one:

This is my fav of the bunch. Love, love the greens and hints of blue. This one was created by brushing on gesso, stamping into it with a sentiment stamp (you can vaguely tell, but the imprint is there), painting over it with fluid acrylic paints, and then using a patterned paper towel to lift up some of the color. I love the effect it left. I continued on by outlining the heart imprint left from the sentiment stamp with my Zig marker (pen? never sure what to call it) and then I painted that in with a magenta fluid acrylic. The last thing I did was to mix up my own embossing powder to use on another sentiment stamp, which I stamped over the hearts.

Here's a close up:

You can really see the shimmer of the embossing powder in this shot, as well as the imprints of the letters 'I' and 'U'. Can you see them?

Alrighty that's it for tonight. Lots of fun stuff coming up this week at SNR so be sure to check back to see the haps.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day was filled with smiles.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Haps

What's shakin' blog friends? Not much here. We survived the first week back to school, have had quite a few football games to attend at the high school, and DD is at her first official dance tonight. It's amazing she actually got out the door with all the clothes changing that was going on, LOL! Oh I remember the days well.

So let's see, I just posted my second Donna Salazar class over at Scrapbook News and Review on the front page. Here's a snibble of what's in store for you:

Sorry for the blur, but I had to crop close. You can check out the entire workshop by heading here.

In other scrappy news, the ABC crop is in full swing over at My Sketch World. The first week deadline is the Sunday night at midnight Eastern time. I haven't even started yet, but that's okay because this weekend is free of new challenges. Perfect time to catch up or join on in if you haven't yet.

Finally some projects to share. These are from last year toward the beginning of the school year. I don't think I've shared them here so now seemed like a good time. =)

Favorite Teacher

Lots of October Afternoon goodness on this LO. I mixed some Cherry Hill with Report card and threw in some Jillibean Bean as a background. I had a blast digging through my stash to find all sorts of school related embellies to include on this page and then I layered away.

10 Cool Things About You

This Lo is a mix of Sassafras Lass and Jillibean Soup, along with some Cosmo Cricket rub-ons and Sass chipboard. I was thrilled with how this page came together and since 2 years have passed since I did a page like this about my son, I guess I better get at it again, huh?

And since our county fair just wrapped up over Labor Day weekend, how about a set of county fair inchies to end the day with.

Very simple, but will certainly be a cute accent to a project with our fair pictures or maybe an art journal page with these on it and some journaling about the tradition we've started since moving to our town.

All of the above projects were previously published in past issues of SNR.

Hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Extra! Extra!

Read all about it over at Scrapbook News and Review. The Donna Salazar event is up and it's HUGE, lemme tell ya'! There are numerous classes, tutorials, and tons of inspiration posted for you to delight in.

I had the pleasure of being a part of this team along with many other SNR Staffers. I've got one class posted and another coming, along with some eye candy pieces.

Here's a sneak of one of my projects:

Head on over to SNR and discover what thread this is in and have a blast checking out what other projects are there!

Friday, September 2, 2011

At Last.....Flower Tut for You!

Hi Friends! Well I did have this all drafted and then a few things took me away from blogging for a minute so I decided to start all over. New month, fresh post, right?

So without anymore chatter here's the Felt Flower Tutorial I promised (albeit late... :( sorry)

This is the ATC I shared in a previous post showcasing a tiny version of the flower we're going to make:

Let's get started!

Step One: Cut a piece of felt 9" long by 1.5" wide. Run a line of adhesive along one edge and fold the other edge over to meet it. Secure the edges together making sure not to squish the loop formed too much.

Step Two: Cut fringe into the loop edge of the folded felt. In this picture I cut the yellow piece in half so you can see it's the same process no matter what length of felt you're using.

Step Three: Begin rolling the fringed felt. Start from one end and roll until you reach the other end. Secure the end with adhesive.

Step Four: Fluff up the flower loops by using a chop stick or other tool. Adhere to your project for a fun custom made flower.

Easy enough, right? I'd love to see if you do anything with these flowers so be sure to leave me a link if you do.

I'll be back again soon with some more projects from SNR to share. In the meantime if you're looking for something fun to do head on over to My Sketch World. There's an ABC crop going on right now and you won't want to miss all the fun in store this month!

Hope you have a fabulous day!