Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twins on Parade!

Both of these layouts were in the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and now I can finally share them with the world.

I had so much fun creating this layout. The picture was taken at my nephew's last birthday and I couldn't resist snapping these pictures. Sheyla was trying her hardest to get that cake! The background was just randomly painted with colors to match the confetti on the cake. The border and all the chipboard elements were also painted to match.

This second layout is of Emily, approximately six months after she was born. It's just such a precious picture of her. Everything on this layout is from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club.

You've now seen two of my biggest inspirations with scrapbooking. Have you found your inspiration?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Few Items To Share

Both of these were featured in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and now I can share them with you.

First off is a 6x12 layout. This layout was inspired by my morning commute on January 2. Instead of my normal 40 minute drive home from work, it took almost 9 hours, all of that sitting in a traffic jam. Luckily, no one was injured. And I had my trusty iPod to keep me company while I sitting on the interstate. An I am hoping to never be stuck in traffic like that again.

Lastly, a quick card. I love using transparencies in cards! I simply stamped the flower image on a transparency, then flipped the transparency over and on the back side filled in the entire image with Stickles. Once the Stickles are dry, you have a glittery image that can be attached to any project.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit and will be inspired to make your own wonderful creations!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Treat Box Tutorial

Here's a fun little tutorial I did for the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. And since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, it's the perfect time to share it with everyone.

Print template onto desired cardstock and cut out along solid lines.

Make folds along the dotted lines. Tip: Use an embossing stylus to help make the folds along the curved lines.

Apply ink to folded edges. Lay piece flat on table with the inside side of the cardstock facing the table. Apply double sided tape to the two flaps along the arched side of the box.

Bring the right side flaps together and then the left side flaps together to form a fry container. Set box to the side.

Using Cuttlebug and Spellbinders dies, cut a circle and scalloped circle. I used the second smallest of each of the dies. Apply desired ink and attach the circle on top of the scalloped diecut.

Stamp heart shape three time to mimic a clover. Using the same color ink pad and a Fantastix tool, draw the clover stem. Tip: Using Fantastix allows an exact color match to any stamped image since you can use the same ink color.

Stamp desired sentiment.

Attach ribbon around box and add stamped medallion. The box can them be filled and any type of goodies.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and I'd love to see your take on the treat box.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Cards to Share

Time to share a couple more cards that were in the January issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

All of the flowers were stamped onto watercolor paper, colored with watercolors, and then heat embossed. I just realized that I'm heat embossing anything that doesn't move these days! :)

Alcohol inks on an acrylic card base - what a fun way to start a card! My stamped image was colored using Primsacolor pencils and the butterfly was heat embossed.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Card Time

Time to share a couple of cards that were in the January issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

The first one was cut using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders dies. The letters and star were all heat embossed, which gives a wonderful texture.

My last card was a quick one using some of my fave Timmy embellies - journaling tickets and grungeboard.

Hope you've enjoyed your stop here today and will be inspired to make your own projects!
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