Monday, 23 June 2008
All content from this blog has been imported over and you can read just the scrapbooking related posts by selecting the Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts Category.
Thank you all for being faithful readers of this little spot. I hope that you will join me over there and update your links and feed readers. The new blog will be a combination of all my interests, so you will also get a peek into other parts of my life!
Friday, 20 June 2008
and then I used the scraps to make this birthday tag for a friend.
(The papers are from the Wanted Line)
But this year, I have fallen in love with the recent products. I got papers, rub-ons and diecuts from the Cogsmo line in my May DT kit from A Walk Down Memory Lane. I confess these were difficult papers to work with at first because they really scream BOY! Since we don't have kids (yet, according to dh Lucas) , he's the only boy around here so I started with that
But the cogwheel papers made me think of that saying about seeing the wheels in one's head turning, and led to this page about how much I am a thinker and usually lost in my own world
I used some scraps to make this card, the sentiment was cut off from the throw away strip!
I love the circuit board patterned paper as well, and it was perfect for a page about a spam email I got that promised me $500,000. I love to document things like this, they will be fun to look back on!I also used the Tank Diecuts and some blackboard chipboard on this page. Not only am I a confirmed chipboard lover, but I love using raw chipboard, so this stuff is perfect for me!
The Get Happy line plus the blackboard chipboard (which is to die for!) were part of the April kit from Scrapbook Takeout and I so loved the bright funky colours! I used the papers in this minibook about the three kittens we had last year. They've now gone off to new homes (happily) and this album helps us remember how cute they were!
I'm in the middle of working on another minibook using one of the Ruby blackboard chipboard book and the Get Happy line, so be sure to check back soon!
I've really enjoyed working with these products lately, they are a pleasure!
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
You will need:
Assorted flower embellishments in various sizes: paper, felt, silk etc.
3D adhesive: pop dots, double sided foam tape etc.
Stickles or glitter glue (optional)
Brads or buttons
Apply stickles or glitter glue to those flowers you want to decorate a bit more
Starting with a large flower layer another kind on top.
Use a 3D dot to add the next level
Keep adding layers until you're happy with the way it looks. Use flowers that are smaller and smaller in diameter as you build.
Finish off with a brad or button center
I think there are infinite variations you can use to build these blooms.
Don't forget to show me your version for a chance at a RAK. You have till next Tuesday night to link it up. Double points if you show me a project you used it on!
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
With my lesson learned in mind I am planning the week ahead. My hope is to try a new craft over the next seven days. Most likely sewing.
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Challenges at My Scrapbook Nook
DT work for A Walk Down Memory Lane with the June Kit
My attempt at a ribbon flower. I think I might need to work on this some more!
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
1 blank card
Patterned papers (these are American Crafts)
1 6x6 sheet of matching cardstock
Alphabet rubber stamps
Piece of black cardstock
2-piece metal file fastener
Anywhere hole punch and regular hole punch
Sewing machine (optional)
- Cut 13 pieces of notebook paper measuring 4”x 5&1/4”
- Stamp the letters A B on the top right corner of one sheet, B C on the next and so on until you reach the end of the alphabet
- Cut a piece of cardstock 4&1/8 ” x 5&3/8” and a piece of patterned paper 4” x 5&1/4”.
- Stick the patterned paper to the card stock and then stitch around all four sides (you can also use rub-on, stamped or faux stitching)
- Cut out a flower motif from a second piece of patterned paper, ink the edges, and adhere to stitched piece
- Cut a third piece of patterned paper (preferably in a lighter shade) measuring 1&1/2”x2” and a piece of black cardstock 1&5/8”x2&1/8”.
- Mat the patterned paper with the cardstock and stitch around the sides (you can also use rub-on, stamped or faux stitching)
- Use the rub-ons to spell out “important numbers” on this smaller piece
- Stick to top right corner of larger piece
- Adhere entire piece to front of card
- Decorate the lower left corner with felt flowers and brad.
- Use the fastener as a template to mark two holes on the inside back cover of the card. Punch holes with anywhere punch
- Mark and punch matching holes into the notebook sheets
- Use fastener to bind pages into the card. The advantage of this kind of fastener is that it is easy to add more pages in later if you need them!
If you make your own version of this make sure to link me up in the comments by next Monday at midnight to be entered into the goodie draw.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
I used the same background (Rouge de Garance Scrapbook paper), and played a bit in Photoshop, adding more contrast and colour and also textures.
Friday, 6 June 2008
You will be challenged during a 6 week contest at A Walk Down Memory Lane. The grand prize? A Guest Design team spot on our awesome Design team OR a prize package valued at over $100. The 2nd place winner will receive a prize package valued at $50. The 3rd place winner will receive a prize package valued at $25.
In your quest to become a Super Scrapper, we will challenge you each week to show off your best work, using a specific manufacturer's products. You may receive additional instructions such as using a sketch, using a layout recipe, or even scraplifting a layout.
Each week, your layout will be voted on by our message board members. Each vote gains you valuable points. This, along with votes from the Design Team will add up to your final score at the end of the contest. The one with the highest point total will be declared our Super Scrapper of the year!
** You need to be a registered member at the message board located at www.TheScrapbookSite.com
** In order to vote, you must be a registered member at the message board.
** You will find a list of rules and manufacturers to be used at the message board in the contest section.
** If chosen as the Super Scrapper, you will need to sign our DT contract if you choose that prize.
** International designers are welcome to apply, however if chosen, you agree to pay any additional shipping charges of your DT products.
** The contest will start on Sunday, June 15 and run for 6 weeks.
** We will kick off our contest with an online crop on Saturday, June 14 with challenges, classes and more!
** Points will be given for votes from the message board members, Design Team, and you will even receive points for your participation on the board, layouts uploaded to our gallery, and dollars spent at our store.
You can get more information here
If you have any questions about the contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org