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Sunday, July 31, 2011

7.28.11 Sketchy Thursdays Layout

I did another Sketchy Thursdays layout! For this page, I used my Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" paper and coordinating chipboard, and I'm not so sure I like how it all blends together. I think it needed a little bit more contrast! :O Oh well- it's done now! These pictures are of my little sister. She has finally gotten to the point that she will let me have a photo shoot with her and not complain! Yay for her! :) Thanks for looking--

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Adhesive: Ranger, Mist: Tattered Angels, Brads: Michael's

Friday, July 29, 2011

BoBunny Cards

I'm back AGAIN with more cards made from Sassy Lil' Card sketches! :) I challenged myself to use some scraps of BoBunny's Petal Pushers line. I have made a couple of layouts out of this collection of papers and embellishments, and so I thought I'd use the rest of it up on these 3 cards!

I used most of the leftovers up- except I found about a 4x6 piece of paper I must have missed in my scrapfile later! Oh man! Thought I had used all of it up!

Made with the June 14th Sassy Lil' Sketch

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BoBunny, Stamp: Imaginisce, Ink: Colorbox, Circle Punch: Fiskars

Made with the July 21st Sassy Lil' Sketch 

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BoBunny, 3-D Embellishments: BoBunny, Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Ink: Colorbox, Scalloped Circle Die: Spellbinders

Made with the July 28th Sassy Lil' Sketch

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BoBunny, Stamps: Studio G, Stickles: Ranger, Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, Ink: Colorbox

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 7th Sassy Lil Card

I did this card a while ago and just haven't posted it yet!! I loved this sketch, and I immediately knew what I was going to do when I saw the sketch. I had gotten some new Hampton Arts stamps in the mail for a prize from someone from Club Creating Keepsakes and I wanted to try them out.

I usually don't stamp, so I thought it'd be kinda neat to try it out. And I found out I like it! The only thing is that it takes a while. Getting out the stamps, inking them, cleaning them up... anyway- I was kinda scared about the grid pattern because I was stamping it "free handed" and was afraid that I'd get it lopsided! It ended up being alright and I really like how the whole thing turned out! To top it off with a little dimension, I added some clear Stickles to the center flower.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils, Stamps: Hanpton Arts, Ink: Colorbox, Thickers: American Crafts, Scalloped Punch: Fiskars, Stickles: Ranger

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scrap Room Tour!

It's about time I showed off my scraproom, isn't it?! I share it with my mom since I'm only a teen, and it's kinda small. But I love it! Click on any pictures to see a larger image.

Here is a picture of our room from the doorway.

Our Cropper Hopper folders for our paper!

Our pegboard for ribbon!

Cabinet doors with storage containers in it!


Re-done Natural Peanut Butter Jars! 
And here are some pictures of the scanvas signs hanging in our room! This first one I made and the other two my Mom made.

I would love to see YOUR scrapbook room! Leave me a link if you have shared it on your blog! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Last Layout To Share Before I Go...

I have another layout to share with you! I made this layout last week for several challenges over at Club Creating Keepsakes. Here are the challenges I participates in:
1. Make a Kirigami Firework or Flower.
(Kirigami is like the technique you use to make paper snowflakes.)
2. Make an outlined title.
(I actually used some leftover My Little Shoebox chipboard lettering to trace.)
3. A weekly challenge to use a recipe provided by the member Gena. It can be found here.

I will be going out of town for over a week, so I probably won't be able to blog for a while!
:( But I wanted to say thanks to all of you who stop by my blog every once in a while- I really appreciate your comments. :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 7.7.11

Here's my layout for the Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge! I got to spend a little time with my friend, Kate, pictured here. :) It was really fun. The paper from this layout is from Sassafras. (The line is called "Vintage Yummy.") For the banner, I just diecut some circles, cut them in half, and sewed them in a banner formation! Click on any of the pictures to see a larger image of them.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Aren't you GLAD it's Friday? Yipee! Today one of my friends came over that I have never had over before and we got to scrap together! It was soooo fun! These first two cards Jillayne made and the last one I made. Isn't she a natural at cardmaking? We had a couple of Paper Crafts books handy, so all of these cards are lifts from the books. (Thanks, PC!) I was so impressed! I don't think she has scrapped much before this, but I think she did WONDERFUL! Sounds like we'll get to get together again sometime soon- we had a blast! :)

Have a terriffic Friday!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays 6-28-11

Back again with a Frosted Designs layout! :) Here's the sketch I used:

And here's my layout based on the sketch! I finally brought out my Little Yellow Bicycle "Twig" papers! :O I have had them for probably about 6 months now and just not had the nerve to use the beautiful things! They are very elegant papers, I think, and I didn't really have any elegant pictures to scrap!! I had taken this picture in Tennessee at Cades Cove and thought "Hey- that paper just might work for this picture!" So that's what I did! I used it! Yay for me! (Haha!) I have to say I really like how it turned out... I think the flowers over on the right side just "made it." What do you think?

Dressing Your Chipboard Up Tutorial

Here's the blog tutorial I told you I *might* post today! :) And I am so proud of myself that I am ACTUALLY sharing a tutorial on my blog! This is just a simple technique to dress up your plain chipboard letters.

This is what you'll need:
-chipboard letters of your choice
- inker
- sanding paper or block
- clear glitter glue
- paintbrush (for glitter glue)
1. Sand the edges of your letters. Rub the sandpaper across surface of the chipboard too to create a "shabby" look.

*Here's what your letter should look like so far.*
2. Ink the edges of the chipboard.
3. Brush on clear glitter glue.
And you're done! Yay! Here's a couple of examples that I did.
Here's a layout I did with this technique. I sent this page in to a Creating Keepsakes page call, but didn't get picked. :( I still like the page though!
Here's a close-up of the letters.
... and a close-up of the edges of the pages. I used the same technique here.
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully there will be a lot more tutorials in the future on this blog! :)