Friday, October 31, 2008

October Little Pill Gated Album

The altered project for October is super fun! I made a collage of our fall pictures and I'm going to use it as a home decor item. I used temporary adhesive so I can change my pictures out next fall! Thanks for looking!!

Front Closed View (I used stickles with the stencil here)

Open View

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Last sketch of October

Check out what our DT created using this sketch from Alicia! Linda shows how easy it is to use a page sketch to create a card, and Kary, Marci and Bev dazzle us again with their individual takes. Each person has something unique on their project, so make sure and check out the details!

'friends at first sight'
Kary Lewis

(Using the MM paint in the kit, Kary sponge painted the scalloped cardstock for a totally different look!)

'fall splendor' CARD
Linda Beeson

'Our Neighborhood'
Marci Knecht

'Pumpkin '07'
Bev Breisinger

"Pumpkin Carving"
Elisa Kammerdeiner

If you want to check out more sketches from Alicia, check out her always-inspiring site!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

October 'Out From Behind the Camera' layout

Alicia created a fun challenge with a great sketch this month for the Out From Behind the Camera Series.
Challenge: The theme is 10 things around your house. Find and photograph 10 things around your house that are significant just to you (rather than to your whole family). Be sure to include the reasons for your choices in your journaling.
Check out what some of the DT came up with...

"10 things"
Bev Beisinger

"My favorite room in the house"
Elisa Kamemrdeiner

"These Things"
Laura Achilles

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Amazing Card Sketch from Alicia!

Check out Alicia's card sketch for October. It goes so well with the kit, as two of our designers so expertly demonstrate (love that pumpkin Bev!). See what you can come up with!

"Oct 31"
Bev Breisinger

"life is"
Becky Thackston

"Good luck"
Marci Knecht

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Searching for November's Visiting Therapist

Want to be a Guest Designer at I Am A Scrapaholic Kit Club for the month of November? Know a friend who would?
We are looking for someone who will be active on our site throughout November, have a quick turn-around on projects for the first of the month (as we will be selecting the designer at the end of this month), issue challenges and basically have fun with us for a month. FYI, we will be using the SEI Alpine Frost line for November! YUMMY!
If you’re interested, please upload 3 layouts into our Open Gallery. Also, send an email to expressing your interest in this position. We look forward to seeing your work!

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pre-designed tags

When I started playing with the papers in the October I Am A Scrapaholic's kit, I was in love and then I found the tags! Oh my goodness, they match so well and make the most perfect accent and greeting on a card.
I sewed around this tag for some added interest.
I added one of the crystal brads to the larger flower and added some smaller crystals to the other flowers but first I coated the flowers and the large "U" with Ranger's Glossy Accents.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cork Stamps

I have never had the pleasure of using cork stamps. So needless to say I was excited to get my hands on one made by Plaidonline. First off they are very well made; thick and very easy to use. The image it produces are clear as you can see in the below picture.
One of the things I loved the most was the easy clean up. I have only used paint on the cork stamps so far and clean up was super quick and little to no mess. The stamp dries fairly quickly also. I would highly recommend giving the cork stamps a try!

Monday, October 13, 2008

First sketch of October

Here comes more sketches for your fall pictures!
This 2-picture sketch is so fun! Give it a try and post it in our gallery!

"Finding the Perfect Pumpkin"
Kary Lewis

Bev Breisinger
(our visiting therapist for October)

Becky Thackston

Holly Pittroff

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Having Paper is a Good Thing

Our scrapbook paper doesn't have to just be used for scrapbook pages and cards. Depending on the weight of the paper, there are so many fun projects that can be created. Mine is the most perfect way to give a friend a gift. After all, it is about the packaging!!
My bag is about 4 1/2" tall and 6" wide. I used directions that I found online at One Little Spark. Basically you are going to use a 12" square piece of paper. I used my Scor-Pal because it is just so handy for things like this. I scored at 3" and at 9", I turned the paper and then scored, from the opposite direction, at 4 1/2" and at 7 1/2". Folding the sides of the bag aren't hard, they are just a bit tricky so you need to read the directions that she gives on One Little Spark.
My handle was created by cutting a 5" x 12" piece of paper and then I folded it so that it ended up being 2" wide. You can see in the photo that I used 2 brads on each side for cute accents but also to hold it all together. I did partially glue the handle on and glue the sides closed.
The whole reason this project started is because I just HAD to cut out one of the flower designs from the Harvest Bouquet patterned paper. I accented it with the Metallic Fabric Dimensional paint, that looks almost like pearls when it is dry. I also used green Stickles. The butterfly is punched with my brand new Martha Stewart punch and I coated it with copper Stickles.

Thanks for visiting, Linda
The papers are from the October I Am A Scrapaholic kit
Patterned paper – Harvest Bouquet, Fall Leaves and Rusted Dots/Loverly Collection/g.c.d. studios
Scallop circle punch – Marvy
Metallic Fabric Dimensional Paint – Tulip
Copper Stickles/Ranger
Butterfly punch – Martha StewartBrads – Karen Foster

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