Friday, August 31, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Clownin' Around is the name of the paper and embellishment kit I used to make this birthday hat and card. The digi kit is by Dani Mogstad and I just fall in love with everything she makes - the themes, the bright colors....she's amazing! When I saw this kit I knew I wanted to make a birthday hat and I remembered this multi-colored yarn I had stashed away, I thought about it and hoped it would match so I pulled it out and it seemed to work. I made a big pom pom for the top of the hat and a trim around the bottom (plus I added some to the card to match).
I used several different papers to make the hat and its hard to see them from the front so here are a few more views of the hat:
That's all for now!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Oh, I just love making holiday cards, no matter what the holiday, its just fun. I did a Halloween card this afternoon with the Bewitched Paper and Embellishment Digi Kits by Dani Mogstad.
Have you backed up your computer lately? That is what I spent hours doing this morning - 11 CD's worth of stuff (yes that's eleven). I feel much better now that my precious photos and digi kits are backed up and safe. I have an external hard drive that I use to keep all my digi-scrapbooking stuff and photos on. Since its an 80 GB drive, I pretty much save everything there instead of my computer so the computer will always run fast. That's what I backed up today. Whew....glad that's done!
Next on my "to do" list is the grocery store and it happens to be a very yucky, rainy day here. I'd skip it if I didn't need to get lunch meat, bread, etc for dd's lunch for school tomorrow so....I guess I'm off to do that now! Happy Sunday :)
Friday, August 24, 2007
I'm in the process of rearraning things in my craftroom a bit and doing some decluttering. I hate to throw anything crafty away though....I always feel like I may want it later. I'm getting rid of a bunch of papers (not scrapbook papers but notes and stuff), scraps, etc. I also uncovered ANOTHER new copy of the current Scrapbook Dimensions! Hmmm.........
So....ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! Just leave a comment to this blog post or any new posts through Thursday, August 30th and I'll have my daughter randomly draw a winner from all of the comments next Friday (August 31st) to get a copy of the current issue of Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine. You can either leave me your e-mail addy or blog url to let me know how to contact you to get your mailing address OR just check back next Friday (Aug 31) to see if you were picked and contact me if you see your name.
Have a GREAT weekend!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
So now I just need some time to play with it all!
Supplies: DCWV Cardstock, K&Co Pattern Papers and Flower, Bobbin Ribbon, Colorbox Chalk Ink, Provo Craft Decorative Scissors.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The transparencies can be found in the office supply store - for either ink-jet or laser printers. I have a box of transparencies that my mother gave me years ago that are made for copy machines, since a laser printer is pretty much the same, I use them in my laser printer and they work great.
Here are a few projects I've made with transparencies:
This is a card - the card base is made from a transparency. I put a photo on the inside of the card and used rub-ons around the photo. On the card front, I simply sewed a strip of paper, a flower and die-cut along the bottom.
This is a hybrid "Summer Fun Journal" I made for my daughter to write about her summer adventures. I used a transparency to print "Summer Fun" on and then sewed that to the front of the journal over the striped paper.
This is a hybrid card I made and wanted to print the round glitter embellishment on something transparent to add to the front of the card. I printed on a transparency and then added some vellum behind the transparency to make it a little less transparent.
Do you have any projects made with transparencies or a clear book? I'd LOVE to see them if you do so leave a comment and let me know!
Also....I'd love to see any altered art projects you've got, no matter what they are made of.... just leave me a link in the comments section!
I had a comment Monday from JanMary that said:
Just getting into hybrid - any suggestions of sites/boards for inspiration? Thanks
Hi JanMary - I listed some a few days ago that I like to visit, here they are:
Another new one I'm adding is: Digi Freebies Blog (free digi stuff!!)
But there are a LOT more. If anyone knows of a good site, leave me a comment so I can add it to the list!
Happy Wednesday :)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I did up this wooden purse and once I got the papers on I almost stopped because it simply didn't need anything else, the papers are so amazing. But....I saw the "Whatever Girlfriend" word art and the "So?" journaling spot so I HAD to add them! I LOVE the way this turned out, I took so many photos of this but couldn't get one that did the project justice, anyway I love it and will soooo be carrying this purse around!!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Suzy H from Halifax Canada !!!
I used the Dani Mogstad's Heat Wave Kit for this project. All of the embellishments were printed from her kit, I just added the ribbon bow, the button and some brads.
A few other places to learn more about hybrid scrapping are:
- Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine
- Girl Talk Blog - each Tuesday is "Altered Tuesday" so you'll find great altered projects that are hybrid then.
Have a great weekend! I finished a project (late) last night for Trish Jones and I'll post it later today.....Boy, I had to put my "big girl panties" on for this project (just check back later - LOL!)
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Speaking of digi kits, I found this one this morning when I was checking out Di Rigdon's site and fell IN LOVE. I hope its alright that I post a picture here:
I love the digi embellishments with this kit! Just too cute! There is also a solid paper pack that goes with it. I've already spent my monthly craft allowance and this is just killing me....I may have to cave.
Do you do hybrid? Trish Jones is looking for some Hybrid girls to add to her team. I need to get back with her regarding the requirements but am guessing it'll be 2-3 projects per month (I'll edit that if it changes but Trish is pretty laid back and I know it won't be anything major). If you are a hybrid scrapper (do layouts, and maybe some cards or altered thrown in, using a mix of digi and traditional) and you like Trish's style, hook me up with a link to some hybrid stuff you've done if you are interested!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
I love Scrapbook Dimensions! It's all about Hybrid (using digital AND traditional supplies) which is something I love to do. The magazine features a variety of projects: Cards, Layouts and Altered and it also has good articles and how to's for Hybrid Scrapping. In fact, I love this magazine so much - I'm going to give one away.....just leave me a comment here on my blog to ANY post in the next week (Aug 4 - Aug 10) and I'll have my dd randomly pick a name to send it to. You can either leave me your e-mail addy or blog url to let me know how to contact you to get your mailing address OR just check back next Saturday (Aug 11) to see if you were picked and contact me if you see your name.
Have a GREAT Weekend!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I used K&Co Papers, Bazzill, cotton lace, hemp cord, a chipboard tag, twill sticker by AMM, antique buttons and flowers. I cut a "window" out of the front of the card with the flowers and pattern paper showing through so when you open the card, the flowers are on the inside.
Busy with lots of stuff today so gotta run.....more later.....