Monday, March 28, 2011

Masculine Cards

Here are a couple of cards I made this weekend
I am entering this one for sketch #148 at Sketch Saturday

This one is for Sketch #147 at Friday Sketchers

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another Day, Another Card

I have been making a lot more cards lately than layouts.  Here's another one I have been working on.
I am entering it in the following challenges.
Simon Says Stamp - Mother's Day/Girlie Challenge
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Word Challenge and my word is Treasure

The digital image is Loves Me Not from Spesch Designer Stamps and I coloured her in with my Prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'One For The Lads'

Jared is heading to a birthday party for his best friend on the weekend and I made this card for him to give to his friend.
I am also entering it in the One For The Lads challenge over at the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog

I love this Lil Lad Eric image it reminds me so much of Jared.  I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Elisabeth Bell and Sketch Saturday

The digi image I used for this card is called A Tasty Read and it can be found at Elisabeth Bell Designs
I made this Hugs and Kisses card for their Blog Hop Challenge
I am also entering this card in the Week 147 sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday

Scraproom - finally organized

As part of one of the challenges at Scraptures this month I organized my craftroom (scroll down to my Mar. 16th post for more info)  Here is the end result of spending yesterday cleaning and organizing.

These two pictures are the view looking in from the doorway.  I don't keep my blind open all time because I don't want the sun to damage any of my supplies.

This is the closet that was such a mess in my post further down.  It looks so much nicer now that it is organized.  The very top shelf houses my homemade light table and supplies I use as an Educational Assistant.
The next shelf has my photography books and info for our trip to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI
The next shelf has my genealogy binders and scrapping magazines

 This shelf is full of alterable items that are waiting to be used.

This shelf holds some of my larger wooden stamps, my favourite Santa stamps and my button collection.

 This is my Expedit shelf from Ikea.  On top are my photo boxes filled with pictures and some finished projects.
First row l to r: embossing powders, glitter, and dry embossing materials; cuttlebug and folders; finished cards and card fronts; the binders hold all my unmounted and clear stamps

Second row l to r: unused albums; chalks, watercolor pencils, metallic rubs, paint brushes and sponges; binder full of handmade embellishments, packaging materials, vellum and misc specialty papers, and papers for my heritage albums; embellishments

Third row l to r: Pictures and digital images on cd, albums in progress and page kits; extra adhesive and misc supplies; basket full of autumn leaves clear stamps

Fourth row l to r: Foam alphabet stamps; basket full of misc supplies for mini albums; reinkers, pearl ex, wheel stamps and brayer; baskets with punches and misc embellishments

Shelf unit is from Canadian Tire.  On top is my entertainment center, tv, dvd player, mp3 player and speaker and of course my 80's classic movies, Full series of Gilmore Girls and ER up to season 13.
This unit holds all my pattern paper, my inks, my Scraptures kits, metallic embellishments, paint, and idea books.  In the white boxes are my coluzzle, alphabet stickers, sticker embellishments, and chipboard embellishments

Here is all my cardstock and the tower of drawers holds all my wood mounted stamps (mostly Stampin Up)

The table where I work and my inspiration bulletin board.  The Pampered Chef carousel holds all the stuff I use regularly such as scissors, paint brushes, glue pens, rulers, etc

In the white shelf from l to r: my Close to My Heart stamps;  recent pictures to be scrapped seperated by which album they go in, my SU markers, unmounted alphabets, and the basket holds my bling; the tin is my collection of Prismacolor pencils and on top is my bag of misc. colouring supplies.

This is my ribbon, fibers, and distress inks

In the three drawer tower you will find, any layouts or projects I am currently working on, my ATG gun, journal pads and tags, my everyday adhesives, brayer, circle cutter, sandpaper and my edge distresser.

In the shelf below is my stickles, homemade glimmer mists, spray inks, acrylic blocks, stamp n' scrup and heat gun.

On the desk is my cricut station and below it in the blue tub is scraps and in the top drawer of the tower is my pigment inks and in the bottom drawer is flowers and lace.

Here I store some of my flower embellishments and the punches I use most often.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday Card

I coloured in this Elisabeth Bell image using my prismacolor pencils.  I am really happy with how it turned out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Happy Birthday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Anything For Spring Challenge at B n' W Challenge Blog

Sketch # 146 at  Friday Sketchers

Finally Friday

Every friday a different member of the Scraptures Team post a challenge which includes a sketch and a layout or card they completed using the sketch as inspiration.  Today is my turn, check it out here.

This is the sketch I used from the Oct. 2008 archives of pagemaps.

This is the layout I created using the wonderful March Scraptures Kit (contents seen here)

The colours of the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper went perfectly with my daughter's skating costume for her end of year preformance. I painted around the edges of some of the papers with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, added some of the buttons to the title and the crystal flower was the perfect final touch.

Here is a close up of the Crystal Corner Floral and you can also see where I painted around the edge of the paper using the Tattered Angels Golden Goddess Glitter Glam, it adds a subtle sparkle, which is perfect for this layout of my daughter skating.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Challenges x 2 - Stars and Organization

This week I have been working on genealogy research so I haven't spent a lot of time crafting.  Bailey had a birthday party to go to so I made a card for her friend using the Rio image from Simply Betty and I am entering the card in the Stars Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog.

Christa over at Scraptures posted an Organizational Challenge where we are to take a picture of our most organized and our most unorganized spots in our scraprooms.  Since my room is such a mess right now I don't have an organized spot right now but here is a picture of my most unorganized spot which I hope to have nicely organized soon.  Check out the other great Scraptures challenges here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Layout Challenge

As guest designer for Scraptures one of my fun jobs is to post a challenge on their forums.  The challenge I came up with is called Glam it Up and you can check it out on the Scraptures forum.

 On my layout below I used the glimmer glam in two different spots.  I painted the bottom half of both pages with it and I painted the back of one of the glimmer glass tabs with two coats of glimmer glam then once they were dry I put a coat of red paint on top.  I really like the affect that gave me. I also embellished with some of the buttons and the stickles that come in the kit.

Check out the Scraptures Forum for other great challenges and for some great ideas check out the Scraptures Gallery

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reveal Day is Finally Here

Here is what I created as a guest designer for the reveal with Scraptures March Scrapbooking kit.

I got out the glimmer glam that came in the kit, in fact I think I used it on almost all my layouts with this kit, it is a great product.  First I dry brushed (very little paint on your brush) some glam on to the smaller piece of pattern paper after I punched an edge on it.  This gives the paper a slight sheen and a little glimmer but isn’t over powering.  I also painted the edge of the paper embellishment in the upper left corner before putting it down and I painted a piece of black cardstock to go behind the bliss glimmer glass which gives it a nice pop.  Finally I added glimmer glam to the edges of the flower petals which gives them a natural highlight with a bit of sparkle.  I used my stickles to make my own bling around the flower.

Here is the layout I created using Scraptures March Scrapbooking kit and the exclusive sketch created for subscribers by Creative Scrappers

To see what the rest of the Scraptures Design Team created for reveal day check out the Scraptures Blog

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the challenge and layout I created for a challenge on the Scraptures Forum

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Check This Out

Check out this exciting news from the Scraptures Blog - it is a great deal.


Well Ladies, you may not have noticed this yet but here at Scrap~tures,

we are constantly trying new and fun ideas to help keep you motivated and keep things fresh around here!

Well guess what?

Starting with our April Card Kit, we will be including a Copics Marker with every month's kit!! Since Copics seems to be where it's at in the stamping world these days, we thought we might as well jump on that band wagon.

So again, starting with our April kit we will be including a Copics marker in every month's kit. Also, since you apparently need more than one marker to properly do shading and blending and to use these markers to their full potential, we will be offering a Copics add-on that will include two coordinating shades of markers.

This will only be available to kit subscribers.
To help us kick off this new and improved card kit, we have asked Wendy (Wendance) who is a certified Copics instructor to help us by doing a month long Copics tutorial for the month of April! How about that?! the Copics Class will be posted here & in the forums for all to see.

To help celebrate our new card kits with the Copics, starting today (March 1st), we are doing a card kit promotion!

Sign up for a card kit subscription to start with the April kit and you will receive...

as always our card kits include enough supplies to create at least 5 cards and include 4 sheets of paper, 4 sheets of cardstock, a stamp set, an ink pot, 5 A-2 envelopes, embellishments and ribbon, a card technique item and now a coordinating Copics marker! A six month subscription price is $35.00 plus shipping and you get your 7th month free upon subscription renewal. You may also sign up for Copics add-ons for $10.00 which include two coordinating Copics.

That's not all!!

New subscribers will also receive a FREE gift with your April kit!

This is a very special gift!! I can't tell you what that gift is yet but you definitely don't want to miss out!! We will announce what it is once details have been confirmed.

So do not hesitate Ladies! Sign up for a card kit subscription today!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And So It Begins....

My month as Guest Designer at Scraptures that is.
To start off the month I have a challenge posted in the Scraptures Monthly Challenge Forum which features these layouts.

Check out the rest of the great challenges at Scraptures

Mark March 10th on your calendar....... that is reveal day, you will get to see what I along with the other designers created with Scraptures wonderful scrapbooking kit or card kit.