Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Super Cute Together Mini Album

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.
Today I wanted to share with you a mini album I created from scratch using the Paper Niche's May Design Kit. I used thin weight black chipboard to make this whole album base. I also included an acrylic page in the album, which is an addition I like to include in many of the albums I create.
Using the DIY Thicker letters included in the kit, I incorporated some micro-beads to my project. I haven't used micro beads in ages, and thought the Thickers would look really cool with them. Here's a close up of how they ended up looking.
Here are the different page layout of the entire album.

In the next picture, one of the interactive arts of the album, envelope pocket which I closed using some velcro.
Another interactive part of the book...

If you'd like to see how all the parts open, more details and close ups of all the accents, please watch the video below. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paper Pieced Thank You

Hello everyone!
Today I wanted to share with you a paper pieced card I made for a friend. I totally LOVE paper piecing because it just makes all the details on the card so cohesive. It's weird that I like it so much, because I hate cutting lol. Yes, I said it, I hate cutting. I'd rather color than cut any day! lol 
I used one of my Greeting Farm Stamps again, since I'm trying to use little by little all the stamps that I have collected from the Farm, but have not used. This one is the same image I used for the card HERE
I'm making it an issue to practice coloring black hair, because it's still giving me a bit of trouble. Don't know why. Maybe because I want  the hair to look dark and not white...I struggle specifically when there is a small area I need to color...I bet if the hair was way bigger I would do a better job, because I tend to color better in long strokes than in short ones...mmmm....that's something I need to try (get a stamp with bigger hair and try coloring it black). I will put it in my to do list hehe.
I used The Vanity Fair Paper Collection by My Mind's Eye, some Stampin up punches (medium oval, large scallop oval and label punch), as well as a Stampin up Sentiment. I also used my oval Nestabilities dies as well as my scallop oval Nestabilities die. I sneaked in my new favorite Martha Stewart Leaf punch (seem to want to use it on everything), some Want to Scrap Black Bling, two clay roses I got in a rak from a friend, and some mulberry paper flowers. The lace in the back was also received in a rak (Random Act of Kindness), and I love the color of it, just perfect for this card.
On the inside, just some layering of the paper, with enough room to write a sentiment. This card is my response to Jo and Rina's paper piecing challenge for the week. Hope you like it. I have a mini Album to share on my next post. You don't want to miss it :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shabby Crown Card with LSG

I decided to make another "imageless card", and I created this Shabby Crown Card using the London Market Collection by Pink Paisley.  I used two colors of one of the new sets by Lindy's Stamp Gang, the Nantucket Pearls. The colors have a pearlescent shimmer to them, instead of the usual shimmery shimmer the LSG products are known for. It's a really nice set, perfect to use on Shabby Chic Projects.
I used the Clam Bake Beige Starburst Stain on the paper doily, for that pearlescent vintage color you see, and for the mulberry paper flowers, I used the Salt Water Taffy Starburst Stain.
I added some flat-back pearls and trim on the bottom of the card, and framed the crown, which was cut from one of the papers, using chipboard frame. I added some pink pearls to the crown just to make it pop out of the middle of the frame and flowers. Love all those pearls!

On the inside of the card, like always, I keep it pretty simple, leaving just enough room to write something inside the card. The paper punch I used on the pink paper is by EK success, and one of my current favorites and most recent punch purchase. Have I told you I'm a punch-aholic? Well, if I haven't, let me tell you, I am, I admit it! lol
Hope you enjoyed today's project. Have a great rest of the week :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Altered Canvas for a friend

Hi everyone!
Today I wanted to share with you an altered canvas I created for a friend using Lindy's Stamp Gang products. I'm totally in love with the final product, and kind of sad it left my home, but I'm happy because she deserves it and I really hope she liked it, or I'll take it back with no problems lol.
 I had a really good time making this project, and love all the dimension it has.
My favorite though, is the wood frame  (I got it at my local Michael's) which I altered, spraying some Incandescent Copper, and Van Dyke Sepia Moon Shadow Mists, and then adding some Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders in the colors Midnight Copper and Byzantine Bronze. I LOVE the look it gave to the wood, and like I've said in the past, I LOVE sprinkling Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders on my projects.

I also used my new favorite, the Glitz Spritz in the color Blazing Sun on all the paper flowers I used. In the next picture you can see a close up of one of the flowers, and the wonderful gold shimmer on it. I spray it on everything now!

Loved working with this canvas, and you can find a video tutorial on how it came about on my YouTube Channel HERE, so if you are interested, just head on over there later, and take a look.  I hope you liked today's project, and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Until next time!

Twisted Easel Black & White Card

I'm back again today with another card post. This one is in a completely different color scheme from what I usually do. It is completely black and white. I made this in response to a little challenge two of my YouTube scrappy friends had among themselves. Jo (paperdrama on YT) and Rina (scrapstress on YT) challenged each other to make a black and white card, Copic colored image included. They asked in their videos to join their challenge, just for fun if we liked to, and after some encouragement from Jo, I joined in. Here is my finished card.
Copic Coloring an image in just black and white is a new thing for me, and I think it turned out pretty decent for my first time doing it. I really love it, actually. On top of the black oval, what you see is some white Tulle fabric, I added just to add a little bit, more interest on the card.

I used Cryogen white paper (which already has a little sparkle on it), and that is the reason why the colored image looks so sparkly all over on these close ups.
It was also my first time doing a twisted easel card, and I totally love the 3D look.

This next picture is what the card looks like when it's completely closed.

I made a video of this card, sharing all the products I used, and included a little tutorial on how you can make your own Twisted Easel Card. You can watch the video by clicking HERE. Hope you enjoyed, and stay tuned for my next project coming in just a few hours...it's an altered canvas... until then!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

An Image-less Card

I've been meaning to sit down and blog for days now, but it has become impossible since I've been doing a lot of family stuff, plus I've been helping a friend cleaning, and organizing her craft room,  spending most of my free time with her. My "crafting time", or the time I can dedicate to "artsy, blog and video stuff" is very limited, so lately I've just been doing other things. I did however create this card, and for a change, I did not color an image for it, like I've been doing with my cards lately.
Perfect for Mother's Day, and I wish I would have been able to post it Sunday, right on Mother's Day, but hey, better late than never, right? I used my Stampin up Doily background stamp, which I embossed on a piece of light green vellum using white embossing powder. Underneath the doily I added some gold mesh trim I recently purchased.
For the sentiment I used one of my Spellbinder's Fancy Labels die, and I embossed a sentment from a Unity Stamp set I never had used before. It is called A Mother's Love. I added two gold buttons to the sides of the label, and set the complete embellishment on a mat of kraft cardstock, which I embossed using my Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder, and glued onto a green card base, in a not so straight manner I might add lol. I always have issues gluing mats straight on my card, not to mention making straight cuts... You think I can blame it on my trimmer?? lol.
I absolutely love this doily stamp and should use it more often. Hope you guys like it!

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Sincerest Thanks

Good morning everyone!
Today I have a quick post with a card I made using one of my Greeting Farm Stamps.
 I used one of my Spellbinders, Want to Scrap bling, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, flat back pearl trim, and some crochet lace from Making Memories.
I added a mulberry paper rose on the image's hair, and cut out the sentiment with one of my Stampin up label punches. The sentiment is from an American Craft's acrylic stamp set.
 On the inside. super simple with space left for my journaling.
I used the Vanity Fair collection from My Minds Eye and paper pieced the image. Hope you liked today's share.
P.S. Just in case you are not aware, I'm running a giveaway on my YouTube channel. You might want to check the video details here  if you'd like a chance to win some crafting goodies.
Also, remember that Blitsy has great deals added today. Click here for today's Sales!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Follow Your Heart Tag Mini Album

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a project featuring Lindy's Stamp Gang products. I love how this shabby little book came out, and it was inspired by THIS tag I made for the Lindy's Stamp Gang booth at Winter CHA.
I used several embossing powders and Lindy's Stamp Gang(LSG) Sprays throughout out the album. I cut out the birds, crown and birdcage out of chipboard with Tim Holtz alterations dies. On the crown I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in the color Hibiscus Rose Orange, and on the birdcage I used Weeping Willow Green Gold, also from LSG. I sprayed the entire album cover as well as the birds, and all the tag pages with my Glitz Spritz in Scintilating Silver.
To color the flower on top of the raffia bow, I used the Starburst Stain colors in Alpine Ice Rose and the Icy Primrose Gold. I used those same two colors to color the trim you see on the binding of the album, and in some pages of the inside pages of the album. Underneath the bow, I added some lace from my local scrapbook store, some bling sprays, and some Melissa Frances crystals.

There is an acrylic tag page, which I accented with some lace and a chipboad piece I embossed using the Weeping Willow Green Gold Embosing Powder. You can watch more details on THIS video I made.

Really shabby, and simple album. I had a great time creating it. Hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Sneak Peeks!

It's been quite a busy couple of days for me, and there is still so much I need to get done. It finally stopped raining so the sun is shinning and we can actually go outside without getting soaked. Yippie!
Today I wanted to share the sneak peeks of some of the projects I'll be sharing with you this month. These particular ones are from projects I made using the Paper Niche's Design kit for the month of May. Once again, another gorgeous kit. 

See you tomorrow for a project share!
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