Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Love Chipboard!

Hello Peeps! :)
It is a rainy Tuesday morning... I'm feeling kinda under the weather so I decided to stay put today. Now here I am sharing with you on my blog instead of dragging 3 kids out in the rain... sounds good to me! :)
I have a new page to share with you that I did for Magistical Memories! I used one of my all time FAVORITE chipboard pieces from them. I also used one of the NEW RELEASES by Amy Teets for MM. Here's what I created...I love the fence piece! This is the first time I used it on a layout, but I adore it! To create the look that I achieved, I painted the fence with brown paint. Then I went over it in white with a dry brush. I love how the dark shows thru and looks like a real white-wash! I have the fence raised up using Helmar's 1/4 inch square black zapdots. These are the perfect height and were so easy to use!
The new release is the clouds! They are so cute! To get the swirly look on them I used white and baby blue liquid pearls. I started with the white and covered the entire cloud in a swirly motion. Then after letting it sit for a minute, I repeated this process with the blue. I really liked the effect! What do you think? I adhered the clouds using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue and one using the Zap Dots again for a little bit of dimension.
To create the distressed frame look in this page, here is what i did...
*Using Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive runner I added the photo to where I wanted it on the page.
*Using a craft knife I cut out the photo and the backround paper aprox 1/4 inch larger than the photo all around.
*After removing this piece from the page, I added the lighter green paper on the BACK of the page, being careful not to put the adhesive too close to the inner edges.
*Then I distressed and curled the inner edges.
*Distressed the edges of the paper around the photo.
*Then I adhered the photo back onto the page, centering it in the hole!
*To help round it out, I added a circle of pearls using the liquid pearls and a Crafters Workshop circle template. But you know me... almost no page is complete without a circle of some sort! :)
Here is a closeup of my journaling for this page. This is #4... he was the most AMAZING little baby! So happy and content! In this photo, he had come along on a getaway weekend with Justin and i for our anniversary! He was SO good! It's a shame him and I both ended up sick with the flu for the weekend! LOL! But he was SOOO good! I'm so thankful for him!
suppiles: Prima PP, felt devine, flowers, Ranger liquid pearls, Basic Grey alpha'sand pearls, Magistical Memories chipboard, Recollections flowers, Helmar Premium Craft glue, Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive runner, Helmar Zap dots, wire twine from Dollarama

Whew... That was a LONG post! Thank you for sticking with me! I hope that I have inspired you or given you some ideas!!
Remember... Magistical Memories makes FABULOUS chipboard! Check it out! And for all your adhesive needs, it's gotta be Helmar!
Thanks for stopping by! And until next time...
Happy Scrappin'!

Polkadot Whimsy

Excited to be able to share my news! I have been asked to join the Polkadot Whimsy Kit club Design team! I was looking for a nice kit to subscribe to, when I came across this fabulous one AND they had a DT call out! Well... who can resist a free kit, right? Looking forward to getting started! I hear we are starting with a January kit! FUN! Check out the kits, they are adorable!
So be on the lookout for fabulous new kits in the coming months!! :)
THANK YOU PDW and CONGRATS to the other gals! Can't wait to be inspired by you all!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Hello All!! I hope you are staying dry! That SURE is hard to do around here this week! MAN! Talk about a lot of rain!!! Just glad it's not snow or else we'd be almost buried! :)
I just wanted to drop in for a minute and share a quick page with you! It is one that I did for the Magistical Memories October sketch challenge! I realize that it's now Nov... but it's better late then never, right?
I kept the design in this page very simple. I wanted the emphasis to be on the photo's. And
yet I still feel the need for dimension! So, I added a naked chipboard element from Magistical Memories at the top of the photo's. Love that I could use it naked... perfect coloring and so simple! So rather then spend time fancying up my chipboard, I spent my time on a fancy ruffle to go around my page!! I used a lace boarder punch to cut out strips of paper. I cut them aprox 1x12. Then I folded them into pleats. Using the FABULOUS Helmar 450 quickdry, I curved it around the edge of my circle! Believe it or not, the Helmar kept it in place! Whoot! But feeling that the page needed a bit more oomph, I added stitching around the perimeter of the circle! Very simple page... but perfect for the elegant photo's!
supplies: Scribble Scrabble patterned paper, Magistical Memories chipboard, Momenta puffy word sticker and epoxy circle, Martha stewart punches, ZVA bling, Ranger distress inks, Helmar 450 quick dry, Helmar Premium Craft glue

These pics are of my sister and her Fiancee at the time... now Hubby! :) She is simply beautiful and i adore these photo's!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I have several new projects to show you in the near future... so stay tuned! :) I also have some FUN and EXCITING news to share soon! :)
Until Next time... Happy Scrapping!