Saturday, August 31, 2013

Authentique Halloween Wreath and Mini Album

Hi everyone!
How is your holiday weekend going so far?
We are super hot here in Dallas, makes me 
wish it was July again just so I could cool off!

Today I have a quick post to share a class I will be 
teaching at The Crafty Scrapper next month. I don't have the 
date yet, as I have to have my tonsils out and will need to schedule around
that. Bleah.

I used the fabulous new Authentique Thrilling paper line for this
project- love the colors and patterns.
 I wanted something a little vintage looking so I used lots of paper cones.
How beautiful is the May Arts Ribbon????
I have also included a mini book that hangs from the wreath!
I will have a post on it in a couple of days.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!
Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, August 30, 2013

Numbers Challenge for Frosted Design

Happy Friday blogging buddies!!
It is time for a long weekend- who is ready??? 
We don't have any big plans, just hanging out with the kids I think.

Today we have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs 

Use Numbers in your project, layout, or card and link up
at the blog before September 13th. 

Here is my take on the challenge
I have used Authentique's fabulous paper - love this line!! Sunny yellow
is one of my favorite colors!
I used Prima flowers and Dusty Attic chipboard.
These 7 Gypsies number stamps are some of my favorite! I used an EK Success punch,
and some stitching with my machine.
I used quite a few of the die-cut stickers and punch outs that
coordinate with the line - super cute!
More of the coordinating elements from Authentique, and a Dusty Attic chipboard dressform.

So be sure to join us at Frosted Designs this time around!
And we have a secret - have you heard???
You will want to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today
Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Embossed Flower Tutorial using Gelatos® from Faber-Castell®

Hi everyone, how was your weekend???
Wonderful I hope! 

Today I want to share a tutorial with you on some super fun and easy flowers 
you can make. There are lots of ways to color these, but the easiest 
and my favorite is by using Faber-Castell Gelatos®.
Here is a look at the layout I used the flowers on. 
Love this paper from MME! I also used Want2Scrap bling and chipboard.

Begin by stamping and heat embossing your flowers and cutting
 them out. I used Heartfelt Creations Open Vintage Floret
 Precut Stamp set and Vintage Floret Die set.

 I used 4 colors of my Faber-Castell® Gelatos® to color my flowers,

 Teal Metal, Blue Metal, Aqua Dolce, and Spearmint. I applied the

Gelatos® directly to the flowers, blending them with a slightly

damp sponge.

I kept adding color in layers until I achieved
the depth that I wanted.

Next up is shaping the flowers - real flowers have curved petals
and do not lay flat - we want our flowers to look the same.
 I rolled the edges back using my paper piercer and cupped
the centers using a ball tool.

Last step is to stack the petal layers together as desired,
pierce a hole in the center with your paper piercer,
and add a brad to anchor it all together!

Here are a few more close-ups of my layout.

For my title piece I covered the chipboard with Faber-Castell® Gesso mixed with some
Margarita Gelatos®. When dry I added more Gelatos® with a sponge, then added
some glitter for a little sparkle.

I am linking up at the following:
My Minds Eye  - August Sketch Challenge
Lasting Memories - Try something new - the flowers
Use Your Stuff - Circles - Scalloped circles for border, buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great week!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Camping at Turner Falls - ColourQ #203

Good afternoon blogging friends!
How is your week going so far??
I am getting ready to go to retreat again this weekend
so it is almost time to start packing. 

We have a new palette up today over at ColourQ 
and the colors are beautiful for summer and fall photos.
Great colors, yes???

Here is my project using the color
I made a two pager for my Girl Scout album- I am almost all the way 
through the 1st of 3 albums!! Yeah!!
I used Bazzill, Graphic 45, and Jillibean Soup papers for this layout.
Alphas are Basic Grey, rub-ons are Creative Imaginations, die cut 
stickers are from Jillibean Soup. My spray ink is Dylousions - love that
white spray! 
My punch is Fiskars and the chipboard arrows are from Maya Road. 

No- we didn't haul them there in the trailer- though that was always a good idea!!
They were hiding from us,, which might have worked but for all
these noise they were making.
Love these die cut stickers from Jillibean Soup - I cut and layered them
to make these pennants.

Be sure to hop over to the blog and join in the fun.
You have until next Monday at noon to link up your project. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Girl Scouts Year 5 - Frosted Designs Chipboard Challenge

Good morning blogging friends!
Wow- we are having the best weather here in Dallas
it has been raining and highs only in the 80's- in AUGUST!

How is your summer shaping up?? Are the kids
back in school? So many of my friends are sending their kids back
already and it is so early! Although I am happy that I am past all
that, I do miss shopping for new school supplies. sigh. 

Today we have a new challenge up at Frosted Designs
and this week it is CHIPBOARD!! 

So we want to see some chipboard on those projects. 
You know I love some chipboard!!

Here is a look at my project
I needed a divider page for my Girl Scout album that I am re-doing so this
is what I came up with. My punches are MS and SU.
I used some old, old, old chipboard letters from stash for my title. I painted it with my Jenni Bowlin 
dauber and used my pen to accent it. The chipboard strip underneath is from
Technique Tuesday and I stamped it with StazOn.
I used some chipboard buttons from MME to accent my border of pennants.
This chippie is from Dusty Attic. I painted it with Olive Vine Silks from 
Splash of Color, sprinkled on some Enamelz and heat embossed. 
  For the pennants,, I used a die-cut sticker sheet that I bought at least 8 years ago. Seriously. 
It is from Heidi Grace - as is the paper I used here. They were a bunch of tabs- you 
know the kind you fold in half - so I just cut notches in the ends of them and made
them into pennants instead. 

Our sponsor this week is Moments of Tranquility
 Moments of Tranquility online store grew from the requests of the followers of Natasha Naranjo-Aquirre's Blog. Natasha shows such passion and love for her favorite products in her work that her blog followers often asked if she sold it, or could sell it... and so the online shop was born. Natasha stocks all of her very favorite items, specializing in Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx and papers, Dusty Attic Chipboard & Blooms and beautiful papers by Pion Design and 7 Dots Studio. By specializing in a few select items, she can always offer the best service to her customers.

Natasha has donated a fabulous prize so be sure to link up your project over on the 
Frosted Designs Blog  by August 29th at noon CST. 

I am also linking my project up with the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - "letter F" - Friendship - year #5 in Girl Scouts
Stuck Sketches - Sketch
I rotated the sketch to the left 90 degrees and instead of a photo I have a large title block.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Girl Scout Service Project - GDT with Berry Bleu

Hi everyone! I know I have been absent for a while. 
My DD1 had some things going on that she needed me for
and my girls take priority over scrapping and blogging. 
I think everything is back to normal now, she is doing well and 
I can get back to my regular routine!

So today I have a layout to share with you. I am doing some Guest DT work
over at Berry Bleu this month. The challenge this month is all about TEXTILES 
You can use any kind of ribbon, fabric, twine, or lace.
For all the details check it out HERE

I used a mix of MME and Teresa Collins papers, with Bazzill cardstock. Dusty Attic chippies, Stampin' Up ribbons, Gesso and Gelatos® from Faber-Castell, Want2Scrap bling, and brads, bits and pieces, flowers and buttons from my stash and craft supply. Punch is from Fiskars.

For my background I rubbed Teal Metal Gelatos® directly on the paper and blended
with a damp sponge. I dipped my paper strips into Faber-Castell Gesso and 
applied them randomly to the background for texture.
I also dipped my ribbons in the gesso and applied to the background. One of the ribbons
I rolled up to make a rose, then glued it down. I set everything aside to dry.
I covered my chipboard with gesso, let it dry then used two colors of Gelatos®, Teal Metal and 
Blue Metal, applied to the chipboard and blended with a dry sponge.
I added some ribbon flowers and other bits and pieces from my stash to the page.
To get this look I applied Gelatos® directly to the twill ribbon, then dipped the ribbon
in gesso. Rubbing the gesso into the ribbon makes a watercolor effect with the color. 
I added a layer of lace on top.
I added some crocheted flowers from my awesome friend Sandy.

Thanks again to Faber-Castell for sponsoring the challenge this month!
Be sure to stop by and show them some love - they are awesome :o)
And don't forget to enter your project at Berry Bleu for your chance
to win some awesome prizes!! See the blog for all the details. 
I am linking up at the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - 4 patterns 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I am behind in posting this!
Thanks so much to everyone who played along
in the Frosted Designs Blog Hop!

We had some great entries and there was a lot of wonderful work!

Without further ado
the winner of my blog candy is:

Love the colours in this layout! I had to laugh at your post above too - Im also having a hard time fitting my non flat layouts into albums - unfortunately though it seems that texture and heavy layers are essential to getting recognised in the scrapping world! Just my albums from the past 3 months are already a metre tall...

Congratulations Renee!!!

You have a week to email me using the link on my sidebar,
give me your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along!!