Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Grand Finale

I wanted to end this with a bang, and let me say that this project took me the better part of a day to finish... I also made a semi-tutorial for you.
This wreath is almost entirely Once Upon a Springtime, but there is a smidge of Steampunk Debutante in there. On this wreath, I used flowers from the previous Jinky's Crafts tutorial I posted a while back, but I also figured out how to make these beautiful roses! So, I wanted to share how I made the wreath.
You will be folding them in half to use as leaves... I also used a green metallic gel pen to draw the veins in...
The rest of the wreath is attaching to your base. I used craft glue and pop dots to adhere most of my elements.

Some more Springtime fun

It is no secret that our family loves the Faerie folk, so I have almost decimated my Once Upon a Springtime stash... time to buy more I guess :)
I also combined some paper from Renaissance Faire and some baby Primas for this gorgeous plaque for my Mother-in-law.
For this layout, I used the butterfly cut-outs to mask the striped paper with Glimmer Mist, then used them as 3-D objects. I painted them with more Perfect Pearls to give them that gorgeous blue tone.

Twisted Wonderland

I have to admit that, while I am absolutely in love with G45, I admired their papers from afar until they came out with the "Hallowe'en in Wonderland" line... these designs just took my imagination in a few crazy directions and one trip to Disneyland and 2 kids dressing up as the utterly mad characters for Halloween and I knew I needed them. I posted my Disneyland layouts a few months ago, but these Halloween ones totally rock (and oddly reflect both my kids' personalities as each of the characters they chose to portray).
On this layout, I also used some Alphas from Scrapworks (yep, old...) and Provo Craft as well as a Jenni Bowlin Halloween Bingo Card and Teresa Collins journal spot. I made the flower from ribbon I got at JoAnn.

This one also uses some Co'redinations Whitewash cardstock and some ribbons from Target's dollar spot.

My daughter is Steampunk

The main reason I instantly fell in love with Steampunk Debutante is because of my very eccentric teenage daughter. She loves everything Steampunk, even to the point that she wears goggles everywhere and happens to also have a sheet of this line hanging on her wall that we need to frame, so it was no surprise to anyone in my household that I used a lot of the photos in her album as a basis for this layout featuring this gorgeous line.
This layout also uses a lot of the Fashionista line, but the flowers were all cut out from Steampunk Debutante. I also used a journal spot from Teresa Collins and a clip from Making Memories. The title and frame were cut from textured handmade cardstock scraps.

Scrumpdiddlyumptious cards

I know I have posted a card on here from time to time, but I make more than I post. I will try to be better about that because lately, I've been loving the card making.

I have to say, I have no occasion as of yet where I want to give this card up... it may go to my hubby just so I can keep it...
This was using the Steampunk Debutante & Renaissance Faire lines. I love that it is so effortless to blend G45's lines.
Also used on this one were Prima flowers, more of my Perfect Pearls, and some metal butterflies that I took off a necklace that I bought from Claire's on clearance CHEAP, some miscellaneous ric-rac, lace & brads, and some pearls from JoAnn.

For this second card, I was intending on being a baby card, but it would really work for more than that. this is using the Baby 2 Bride collection, along with some baby Primas and some more pearls.

Graphic 45 Love

I know I have been a little AWOL, but I have a good reason & some great treats to share! Graphic 45 is looking for a new design team, so I have been working on projects for my application. Posting said projects are part of that process, so I have lots to share! You know I am not missing out on this one... the more I work with these yummy, scrumptious papers, the more I love them! Get used to seeing tons more (as soon as I can get more...)
To kick things off, I have this adorable layout of my niece, featuring their Once Upon a Springtime line.
I also added some great butterfly stickers from JoAnn's dollar bins and some bling from Michael's. The flowers were all made from cardstock and then painted with water & Perfect Pearls (my new best friend). I also sprayed everything with Glimmer Mist.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Little Sketchy

I meant to get these sketches up yesterday, but it just got away from me, so here they are! I'd love to see your interpretations, so let's see 'em in the comments :) - I have no layouts done for these, either.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I am sooo slapping myself...

I realized at about 9:00 last night that it was February 1st already. You may be asking why this bugs me? Yesterday was the cut off for the Sassafras DT call that I wanted to go out for. Damn you January for going so quickly!

Anyhow, I have some time to play with my scrappalicious stash today and have some insane sketches rolling around in my head as well, so, hopefully will have time to post more today. Stay tuned & play along, will ya?