Friday, October 21, 2011

Talkinscrap: Winner!

Talkinscrap: Winner!: The winner of the blog candy from the "whats new" blog hop is Tracey from http://happyscrappin-tracey.blogs...

I'm thrilled to have won this prize just for blog hoping. I've never won anything and I had such a great time looking at everyone's creations that weekend. There are so any talented people out there. Keep up the good work!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vacation Layout

As you can tell, I have been working on a scrapbook from a cruise we took many years ago.  I used a sketch from

Here is the sketch...

And My Layout...
I didn't have any vertical pictures for this layout so I rotated it 90 degrees to use all horizontal photos. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Layout Technique from Embellish It!!

There is a new website where you can watch crafting videos. Everyday there is a segment called Embellish It. They are short videos, usually around 2 minutes or less, that show you a quick and easy technique. The first episode was using paper strips. Usually I will use 2 12x12 pieces of paper for the background and then another 12x12 paper for layering or paper strips but she cut 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock, one solid and one design, into 6x12 pieces. She placed them side by side and attached a thin strip of a third paper right down the center to adhere them together. I used a piece of scrap paper for this strip so I actually saved paper using this technique. Once I put the paper together I wasn't quite sure if I liked it but after placing my pictures and embellishments I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Here's the final project...

Thanks for looking. Comments are appreciated.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Quick "Get Well Soon" Card

Ok, I'm not a card maker. I bought a few card kits a while ago. The kind that come with all the papers and embellishments, plus the instructions. Easy!!! Designing them on my own, not so Easy! I found out earlier in the week that a friend needed back surgery so I figured there's nothing nicer than something homemade. Well 1 hour later this is what I ended up with...



I used Cricut Serenade for the Cloud & Rain drops
Cricut Formal Occasion for the frame in and out (written sentiment)
Purple Card from pack of cards bought at Michael's Crafts
Paper: all scraps
Brads: Oriental Trading

I'm not really happy with the outcome but I needed to get it out in the mail, so I settled. I guess I'll just keep practicing. In the meantime, Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Baker's Twine Giveaway

I found this giveaway through First Lady of the House. Thought I'd share the link in case you wanted to enter. The colors look great!!