Friday, October 26, 2007

"then came U" scrapbook page

so everyone in my house has been sick for days, and we haven't been up to much. i had two days off in a row and felt like crap for both of them. i layed around the house watching the new drew carey "price is right", rented "marie antoinette" (i don't know how to spell it), ate crackers, and worked on this page.
all papers are DCWV , except the notebook paper.
--found a new technique for age distresing paper! tear the piece that you will be working on and put (i poured a small omount into a small cup and used a paint brush to "paint" it on) a small amount of lemon juice on the edges. use heat gun on edges of paper to dry the juice, instant distressing!
the flowers are from my sizzix die used w/ my cuttlebug, added dimension to them by curling the edges with bone folder, layered w/ dimensionals, used
buttons in the centers. wanted the pregnancy pic. to take center

stage, so that's the only pic you can see without taking them out of
their little holder. on the back of all the pic's in the holder is journaling about that certain picture.

my daughter is 5 1/2 now and i am just doing her first pages. about 3 years ago now, our computer got messed up and we lost all the pictures that we had. our daughters birth, our wedding, every holiday in between for the last 3 years, we lost. my mother had some pictures that had been laying in hiding, when she found them, i got such a great gift! i can now scrap these little hidden moments!
if you store your pictures on your computer, please, please, please copy them to disk every now and then! take it from me, you'll be SOOO sorry if you don't!

take care and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

more halloween cards

so, i can't figure out why this is underlining everything! it's driving me crazy and i can't fix it!

i got new stamps! so i had to play........

i did this card for a sketch by laurie unger (sketch #24), you can view her card here. she always has great sketches, try em' out!
CB is SU Bblack, used Ppie as a layer w/ some designer paper (no idea) that i ink distressed w/ Bblack ink. stamped pumpkin ($1 michaels) in black stazon on Wwhite CS and colored w/ pastels, then added some orange glitter (wish i hadn't. i don't like the glitter). punched out with SU scallop punch then layered w/ marvy scallop punch on Ppie CS. black glittery puffy paint accents the scallop.

CS used is SU White, Aartichoke, & Ssaffron. stamped truck (SU "loads of love") and pumpkins (SU "loads accessories") in black stazon and colored w/ watercolor pencils & aqua painters. used crystal effects on pumpkins, cut out and mounted on truck w/ dimensionals. i masked the truck (stamped it on a post it note, cut it out and stuck it to the original image) and stamped the trees (SU "it's snow time") using SU markers (Oolive & Cchip). colored the trees w/ aqua painters & ink (SU Oolive, Mmoss, Ccelery). used sponge w/ ink on it to dab at bottom of white CS for ground effect. clipped the corners (used circle punch) and since i am out of black brads, i used glittery black puffy paint in the corners. this is my favorite out of the two, it's just so harvesty! and the dimension of the trees turned out great!

hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

mummy wrap halloween card

i went to the local stamp store this last week to get some halloween supplies, and i saw the cutest halloween 8x8 scrap book with a custom made cover. the cover looked like this------------->
and i thought it would make the cutest card! all CS (Bblack, Wwhite, Oolive) and ink (Bblack) is SU. used "stamps by judith" spider and $1 michaels stamp "boo to you". i took all my white scraps and cut to around 4" the ink distressed them EVERYWHERE. glued to CS leaving a few open areas where i glued googly eyes.

the girls both loved it and mike was even impressed!
hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

halloween cards

so i started out with the intention of making halloween party invitations and got side tracked! i came up with these three cards, in the order that they are liked by me. since i thought i'd be making lots of cards, i went to michaels and bought several blank note cards (for $1 and they came with envelopes) to use as the card bases.

this ones ok, without the pumpkin it would make a cute thanksgiving card. used SU CS (Ppie, Bblack, and Wwhite). used SU stamp set "trees three" from 06'-07' winter mini. all inks are SU (Cchip, Ppie, Ssaffron, Oolive, Mmoss, Rred, and Ccelery). pumpkin is a $1 michaels stamp that i stamped in stazon black and watercolored w/ Ppie ink, adhered w/ dimensional. over stamped SU "script" & "print pattern" and put "jeepers creepers" near top ($1 michaels stamp). used corner punch on top and embellished with pewter brads.

this ones a little better. used SU CS Bblack & Ppie (used cuttlebug to dry emboss swirl pattern then went over it w/ sponge & back ink). patterned paper is from a dollar store pack that i picked up. stamped house ($1 michaels) in stazon and used blender pens & pastels to color. punched out with oval scallop punches and embellished w/ gel pens & black glitter puffy paint (you can't really see it in the photo, it's on the right side of the house on the black CS). stamped "boo" ($1 michaels) in versamark and used "snowdrift" embossing powder to make it pop.

and this ones my favorite. it turned out so well! used SU CS Bblack & Ppie (used SU set "fresh fillers in black ink for background), and punched the corners out for effect. black strip down the middle is textured black CS and i used white gel pen around outter edge. used patterned paper ($1 store) w/ SU scallop punch under white square punch (rounded the corners on two, ink distressed one w/ eggplant, one with olive, and one with pie, used black gel pen to embellish outter edges). characters are $1 michaels, stamped in black stazon and cut out. black scalloped strip above and below characters is SU (used corner rounder to get the scalloped edge). "boo to you" ($1 michaels) is stamped in black and went over w/ black embossing powder, stamped on Ppie SC that's layered on black. used orange eyelets to help the purple ribbon ($1 michaels) to go under and around the card. all CS is mounted on dimensionals.

if you have learned nothing, visit your local michaels! LOL, they have some great $1 bins!

hope you all have a great rest of the week!