Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Card creations

Had fun making some cards for swaps and challenges. I always need one to send, so here are some of my latest (the kitten would not stay out of the way, so he is included in one of the shots):

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway

Details can be found over at http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=5316808 They are giving away 100 cartridges!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tag Class 3

Way fun! I completed the two tags below - the gold looks over powering, but really isn't - it may be the flash.

Products - two tags from office supply store, one tag was chalked, then stamped with flourishes, used my versamark and added some yellow/gold chalk where it was, black and copper inking in spots, then red again over top - deer was cut from grungeboard, inked with palette ink pad, smooch gold to fill in the swirls, a flower, gems, and assorted other stuff. Green holly type is from stash - a homemade piece that is a scrap

Other tag - grungeboard deer, alcohol inks then pallete ink over top and some copper ink as well. card stock background, liquid pearls for the gold in the background, black and copper inking over the top, poinsettia from scraps and smooch for the center dots - lettering is on cork, trinket tag and heart found in my stash.

Next time, I will make a smaller poinsettia. Overall, I am happy with the results

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Of Inchies and Tags

I did get some scrapping done yesterday. The class over at Scrapbooking Fun was a blast. Can't wait for next week. My snowman tags didn't turn out quite as I hoped, however, the cat jumping onto the table and into the chalk didn't help matters. But, I am happy with the initial results and cannot wait to make some more. Here they are:

I also finished up some inchies for a swap over at Swap Addicts Anonymous. Inchies - love to use them, but don't enjoy making them. I remembered this fact when trying to attach the tiny little jewels! Tiny backgrounds and I just don't work well together. I like the results - just the process is tedious. These inchies were made using Just Chillin' paper by Making Memories, some scraps (sorry, no idea what line), a pink paisly heart stamp, some tiny bling, inks (stazon and marvy), and Smooch pearlized Accent Ink. I am having fun using the Smooch inks - love the tiny little applicator brush. Still working on photo techniques

Below - no peaking if you want to be surprised - are some of the items for the Eeeeek Swap over at Scrapbooking Fun. I fell in love with the cats in this Halloween line - Spider's Web by My Mind's Eye.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finally a bit of creativity

The summer has flown on by and we are back to school. Boy - I think it takes me as long as the kids to get used to a routine.

I decided that I didn't like my plain old grade/assignment book, so off the my scraps. Currently, I am participating in a challenge over at Scrapbookingfun.biz to do as many layouts from scraps and stash items on hand by the end of the year as I can. I have seen similar posts on other websites, blogs, and message boards. If you are participating in one - GREAT JOB and GOOD LUCK. It is really fun and allows me to not feel so much like I need to save a particular items for something.

Three total pages were scrapped - here are the first two (third one is just plain papers - denim and green pp). The laminating didn't quite go as I hoped, but it is ok and added some strength and stability to my binder. (one of the cheap ones that came with lots of stuff as a school purchase - lightweight, but fills the purpose I required).

I also finished a Christmas tag that Pixerframer is teaching over at Scrapbookingfun.biz. She is doing 12 classes on Wednesday nights between now and Christmas. Feel free to stop in and join us. She puts out supply lists before the class and I am pretty happy with my first tag! The one I tried on my own didn't come out nearly as well.