Thursday, June 28, 2012

Here is some of what I've been doing this week.

I've included the video and a photo of the project itself.  This was so much fun to make and I love these papers by Graphic 45.

I've enjoyed being a part of MiniAlbumScraps.ning Twilight Swaps.  These are my 6x6 Layouts for this go round.  Hope the people I swap  with like them.

I've also made a lot of cards for my Ebay store this week.  Too many to post them all here.  I've had a pretty productive week and I can't wait to relax this weekend and then hit the scrappin next week.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Here are some of the things I've made the last few days.

I found this bill organizer at a yard sale for $2.  I decided organizing my bills would be more fun if I had something to put them in that looked really pretty.  I picked my favorite Graphic 45 line, Steampunk Debutante.  I used some Kraft Reflections scraps on the bottom drawer.

I decorated the drawer, not sure what I'll put in here.  Maybe some envelopes and some stamps (for paying them with).

I decorated the back and the sides (love the flying guy).

I used some scraps from the organizer to make the dress for this dress form.  I used the balloons.  Then with the butterflies (I had left over from the page I used in the drawer) I used it as the outside of this Layout.

I fussy cut out some other pieces from that same paper and used them on this layout for embellishments.  The two images in the left are pop dotted off the page.  I also added the lady from Olde Curiosity Shoppe and the quote from Kraft Reflections.

Here is an envelope album I made for my Ebay shop.  I have a video on Youtube showing it better

I made this card with scraps left over from some of my other projects.

Another card I made using Ladies Diary (scraps) gotta love those least I do.

Just another card using Ladies Diary by Graphic 45, I really like this paper.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It all started with Debi Wallace doing a fun challenge back in May when we had our Facebook Ladies get together.  We all had such a fun time doing her challenge we decided to do another one.  This time it was Kim Street's turn to challenge me and here is what I made using only Graphic 45 paper.

For this challenge I could only use the embellishments that Kim sent me and could only add paper, adhesive, stickles, and ink.  Here is what she sent.

Sorry about the picture it is hard to see what she sent but I'll show other close ups of the items as we go.

I started with the green background from Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue.  Then cut out the trim of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe.

I cut a piece of the packing material and added the stickles to give it some glam.  Then set aside to dry.

Here is the tin foil that she included.  It is even embossed but that isn't going to matter in a few minutes when I take my Sizzix to it.

Here they are all cut and ready to use.  I'll set them aside until I decide what I'll use them for.

Here are the paint samples she included (I almost used Travelogue with these colors but decided with all the metal embellishments I would go with Olde Curiosity Shoppe)

Here is what I cut out.  I have no idea at this point what I'm going to do with them but that is part of the fun of a challenge.

Kim included some of the rubber mat that you would use in a drawer.  I wasn't sure how to use it and almost used it to mist through but decided I like the texture and wanted to use it on the layout.

I used the cotton she included to ink the edges of my pig strip.  I think I like using my foam blending tool better but it was fun trying something new.

I gave the pigs dimension by bending them back and fourth around my fingers.  I then added the foam to the backside.

Here are some of the small metal pieces she included.  The little thing in the plastic baggy is a blinky from her son's shirt.  The inks in the back are the ones I  plan to use.

I inked them up and then added Glossy Accents to give it a glossy shinny look.

I started having so much fun creating that I forgot to take pictures.  Here is what I did:  I added the stickled packing material down the left side and then attached the pigs.  I added the sign with some small wire that was included in one of the baggies.  I attached the sign to some hangers that I inked in the picture above.  I had no brads to use so I used glue to attach them.  

I made the flowers and used the connectors (for wiring) as centers for the flowers.    I cut out some butterflies and added them to the page.  I also made fingerprints in my washer because I didn't wait for it to dry before trying to attach it to the ladies picture.  So to get the finger prints to disappear I added some stickles.

Here is another close up of some of the flowers and embellishments.

I added a photo mat as well as some stitching.  With the remaining metal  I decorated the edges along with a few more butterflies.  The eye above the photo mat is actually the blinky.  I left the word up showing because I liked the way it looked.

I had a lot of fun doing this challenge.  Thanks Kim for sending some really great items.

I hope you like how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ladies Diary By Graphic 45

Last Friday our order of Graphic 45 arrived at Sew Scrappin.  I spent the weekend catching up on sleep and doing a few things with the new paper.  Today I'll share the pictures and tomorrow I'll be posting the video.  I'm going to try to keep up with my blog and keep you updated on things going on.  If you are part of my FB group Sew Scrappin you get to see everything first then as time permits I branch out to Youtube, Pinterest, and here.  

I started with a wooden box that is 8x8.  I painted it with a Ranger Pearl Paint Dabber and covered it with papers from the 8x8 stack and used boarders from the 12x12 sheet.  I cut and 8x8 sheet of the flower paper and added the zipper (see Youtube for my directions).  I added the image pop dotted off the lid with my handmade grunge flowers made with the paper line.  I added a fussy cut image some chipboard and then some DYOB (Bling).

Here is how it looks with the zipper open.  The image on the inside is just sitting in there and can be removed to add something else or to use on another project or just left as is peeking out of the zipper.  I used pearl buttons on the chipboard from a Western Style shirt that I no longer use.  There is a faux diamond attached to the zipper to help you zip it and to add some can never have too much.

I added paper to the inside from the 8x8 stack it fit almost perfectly just a little ink and glossy accents.

I could not have made this album any bigger and it still fit in the box, pretty lucky that some good Oregon girls gave me some paper bags that were the perfect size.  

I bound it with my bind-it-all.  I used scraps from all the papers to make this lovely cover.  The photo was so pretty I didn't want to add too much to it.  I made the rose flowers using my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die (the smallest flower).  Added some bling and made the cute little charm dangle on the side.

I used some chipboard from the collection and some L & D charms that a friend gave me.  I added a few charms from my stash and attached them to a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp.

I kept it simple with a few of the papers and a fussy cut image of the pretty ladies that are lifted from the page.

On the second page I added a pocket to the bottom.  I added this little mini book with room for 4 additional small photos.

One the left I made a pocket to add more photos or items to and included a zipper down the side.  The right side I made a secret pocket book that opens with the ribbon.

I added this cute photo to the inside of the flap.

Love this photo so I made it the focal point of the inside.  The other spaces are for photos or something else.

Here are the last two pages:  The left side has two pockets with frames and photos just tucked in to use as you want.  Right side just kept the pretty paper plain.  Love it so much I didn't want to do anything to it.

Here is the card I made.  I used Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper and inked it the pearl paint.  Added the paper and ribbon.  (that I got off an old Mary Kay box)  Added the image and then one of my grunge paper flowers (Steampunk Debutante Paper) and button.

I'll be making a video for Youtube and will be listing this on Ebay.  Thanks for stopping by.