Thursday, October 29, 2009

Love that Grungeboard!

Debbie and I are in agreement that this Grungeboard stuff is FAB U LOUS! We both had a wonderful time experimenting. It's so versitile and there are just SO many things you can do with it! The sky really is the limit. You can paint it, ink it, cover it with paper, cut it and give it texture with a cuttlebug...

Here is Debbie's project, and her description of what she did... Didn't she do a lovely job? Love those leaves! and I just LOVE the perfect pearl accent on the quillen flowers!

"I cut the leaves, the red border and the title with my cuttlebug cutting folders - then painted them with the smooches (for the leaves this was the only treatment they got) and then either painted or sprinkled the pearls over the paint. Then I painted some of the pearls on my paper flowers (in the kit)"

...and here is my project

I made this cute little gift box. I simply took a 6x6" piece of the red cardstock from the kit and folded it at 2" on each of the 4 edges, then folded each corner on the diagonal. Pull it in toward the middle and it forms this box! I then punched a small hole in each corner and tied it up with the black cord from the kit. Now, I could have (and thought about it) decorated each outside panel, but I decided to keep it simple so you could see what it looks like. I think it will be the perfect little box for a few pieces of candy, and it would be really easy to make in any theme!

Here is a picture from the top so you can see what it looks like on the inside:

Then I made a flower with the grungeboard, covered it with paper from the kit (and adhered with mod podge)and attached it to the top of the box with Ranger glossy accents.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This one's for Sandi- Journaling Notebook papers!

Well I'm probably a little overly cautious with my computer about getting virus's but I screen what comes in my email maybe too much. I didn't recognize Sandi's email address so I was delayed in getting her MM Journaling Notebook paper card until yesterday. So I'm making a special post just for her and rightfully so. Sandi did an awesome job on this card - it's just beautiful! The vine flourish is the transparency from the Tim Holtz mask packaging - she just cut it out and attached it with Ranger Glossy accents. Her 6 year old daughter was the one who thought of lacing the cord through the notebook paper edge and even threaded it for her! The ribbon is from this month's awesome kit and the flower spray is from last month's kit. Look at her amazing card!Thanks again for stopping in!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I have a special deal for you!

In the November Therapy Kit we will be featuring Maya Road Brown and Cream Flash Card Sheers. Now I had to order these is bulk -so they do NOT come in a tin. I do not need all that I have ordered so I am offering them at a discount. The price will be $4.50 plus exact shipping. So e-mail me at lynn at (typed this way to avoid spam bots) and let me know that you are interested and I will put you down on the list. They will ship out November 3rd and will ship regular USPS for the most cost effective shipping. IF you receive the Scrap Kit and want this item you will not need to pay additional shipping. If you receive the Therapy Kit (alone or as part of the Scrapaholic Kit) already and you want another set just let me know and your price will be $3.50 for the extra set. This is available only while supplies last. Orders/requests will be filled in the order that the e-mails are received.
REMEMBER these do not come in the tin. They will be packaged in a clear plastic bag.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Journaling Notebook papers - October Kit!

The October kit was so jam packed with wonderful embellishments and these journaling notebook pages were just the best! Lynda, Sandi and I all made projects with them to show off and I have one posted on the homepage as well. I love these - you can journal on them, use them for a card base as Lynda did or as a piece of patterned paper to embellish as I did. Lynda used the entire card as a card cutting her cardstock to the same size as the jounaling page, then added her embellishments, painted the little Maya Road chipboard letters black and wow- instant awesome card!

On mine I used the notebook journaling page, laced through the notebook edge and added a little card from last month's kit! We will add Sandi's project tomorrow. I somehow deleted it from my inbox and will upload as soon as I get it. If you haven't already gotten this kit you better jump on it. It was spectacular!

Thanks for stopping in to look. Check out the Gallery for more awesome Design Team projects!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

One embellishment.....three different looks

The October Therapy kit has the awesome Magic Mesh in it...and just look at the creative ways the team used this awesome product on their projects:

Mimi used a thin strip of the mesh on her card for an awesome dramatic effect....

and Elizabeth ran the entire piece down the middle of her layout in a vertical direction; layering it on top of her pattern paper....

and finally....I used my entire piece in a horizontal direction in the center of my layout, then I layered pattern paper on top of the mesh and emphasized the edges with strips of paper that I border punched...

Isn't that a single embellishment can be used in so many different ways to get so many different looks....

I hope you will share with us the things you create using the Magic Mesh in your October kit!!!

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Perserving those wonderful memories!

You know product isn't limited to just paper anymore!
There are SO many cool and wonderful things that are in this hobby to use and
scrap with that I am always amazed!

I'd like to share in another cool gadget called a memory capsule.
That's right!
It's just this little piece of plastic and it's for holding some serious memories!

Like this from Lynda.
She created a beautiful card and used her memory capsule to save the cherished sand and shells she got from a vacation that her and her family took!

What a great way to preserve a memory of her precious vacation!

And then there is a lil' something from Sandi!
Amazingly enough, she took it and ran with her mad altering skills and creating an
entire project from this lil' memory capsule!

Isn't this beautiful! She really got out of the box with her thinking and created
a wonderful keepsake that's a Christmas pin!

In Sandi's words:
I made a Christmas pin by printing a clip art image, adding glitter as "snow" and gluing the print art on the back of the memory capsule. I then trimmed it all out with Ranger metallic tape. I had one Christmas earring and took the ribbon and bell off of it, and added it to the bottom of the memory capsule. I used a pin finding from a package of Prima flowers.

Can you imagine the possibilities with this lil' ole' tiny piece of plastic?
Who would of thought!
But the possibilities are truly endless!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Let's take a little spin...

One of the fun things about scrapbooking is seeing all the different creative ideas! It always amazes me how differently the design team can use an item without consulting each other about it at all!

Today we wanted to showcase the Tim Holtz "spinner". They are the cutest little things and a fun item to add detail to any project!

Here, Debbie used one on a card to point to the sentiment:

On her adorable layout, Mimi uses hers as a clock hand:

and I used mine as the body/antenae of my grungeboard butterfly:

Thanks for stopping by today, and we hope that we have inspired you to get creative with your Tim Holtz "spinners" from the amazing October kit!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Spinners!

Check out these fun Cosmo Cricket spinners in the IAAS Kit this month! These are such a fun and versatile embellishment. It makes for a totally fun and interactive layout that the kids will just love to check out.

Check out how Lynda trimmed around her spinner to make it circular in this fabulous layout. She then matted it for that little extra pop of color. What a great idea!

In my layout I used it as is and incorporated it almost as if it was another photo on the layout, it really adds a lot of dimension to the design.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Since it's October...

How about a Mask?

I used this great Tim Holtz mask from the October kit for a couple of projects.

First, a card:

I want to give you a couple of tips:
1) the mask worked better for me with the addition of a little spray adhesive
2) I tried several methods (inking, painting), but found spray mists to work best

For my card, I masked a piece of flat white paper and sprayed with Maya mist. I then cut out the masked image in a circle to add to my card.

and a layout:

I wanted a whole page effect, even though the mask is a mini, so I planned approximately where I wanted the picture to go and then stuck the mask down and sprayed. I wanted a less perfect coverage of the mist. Again, I used Maya mist, because that's what I have that matches this month's kit! :)

If you take note of the green leaves, I used the mask for them too, spraying with Tattered Angels glimmer mist, and then cut them out. That was an easy way to use the mask for an embellishment with dimension.

It really took a bit of trial and error working with this, but I enjoyed what I created in the end!

Monday, October 12, 2009

This stamp...

is not just for journaling...

The October Addict kit contains this fabulous Teresa Collins Sports Edition calendar stamp that is so fun and versatile...

of course you could use it on your layouts to record the date of the event that you are scrapbooking about....I thought I would show you another idea that I had for this stamp; a card!

You'll need to gather a few supplies:

you'll need an acrylic block; this is a cling mount stamp, so it just sticks to the acrylic for easy use, placement and cleanup! You'll need some ink...I love Memento and Versafine inks... You'll also need cardstock for your card and I used a large scallop circle punch.

I stared out by trimming a piece of kraft cardstock to fit the front of my card. I then inked my image with Versafine ink and stamped it all over my cardstock piece....notice how I put an extra piece of paper behind my project so I could stamp off the page...helps with keeping things clean and giving your card a random image look.

I then trimmed a a piece of black cardstock to the exact card front size and then trimmed down my stamped sheet to fit on top of it. I stamped the image one additional time on a scrap piece of the same kraft cardstock. I cut out this stamped image. I punched out the scalloped circle from black cardstock and mounted the cut out stamped image to the top of it. I used some foam tape to pop up my layered image from the card. I added the sentiment (which was printed onto the same kraft cardstock) to the card; inking the edges of it and my entire card.
I finished the card off by writing the month, year, and circling the date of the birthday on the image. I then added some additional random red circles on some of the background stamped images as well.....

as you can see....this stamp can be used for more than just your scrapbook would totally make a great holiday card stamp too...done with Christmas circled on the image...and a cute No Peeking type of sentiment....

I hope you'll be inspired to look at this stamp in a whole new way...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tim Holtz Film Strips

Hi! Today Mimi and I (Debbie) would like to show you a couple of ways to use the cute little film strip in the October kit. Tim Holtz made this adorable little strip and as you can see Mimi used hers for a little border to highlight the patterned paper. I printed out tiny little pictures and then stuck them behind the film strip to make a full strip of little pictures of my little Kadin. Lynn always includes so may awesome little embelishments in her kits that it's just fun trying to use all of them. As you can see both Mimi and I used the little Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards - I just love how small they are - I get intimidated with the larger ones! We also both used the little Maya Road chipboard alphabet - you just paint it to whatever color you want - love that! Better get you a kit before she runs out. There are alot of papers that can go either full on sports or lean to the elegant when you add some of the unbelievably beautiful ribbon in the kit!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Meshing it all together!!!

Hey there! It's Elizabeth and today I am talking about meshing it all together!
This kit has SO many wonderful elements, I simply love how you can play around
and put things together by mixing and matching!
I got to play around with some mesh in this months kit.
This time around though, I wanted to keep the layout pretty simple so I used it as
another layer like a piece of paper and added it to my layout.
This stuff is cool cause you can use it as easily as I did, or cut it up and use it too!
There is a sticky back to it so it adheres nicely but will come up if you want to move it
as well! I liked working with this and would love a bunch of colors!
I also used a bunch of other kit elements on this layout as well.

Since this layout is pretty special to me, all of the pretty things in the kit
helped create a beautiful page about my mom!

I used the MM journaling tags in a not so journaling way! I made them a focal point
in my layout by layering those as well and then adding elements on top of them
as well as using them for journaling. What is really cool about these tags is that
you don't have to use them for the normal journaling tag, you can use them for
just about anything as an accent and more!

Then I used the beautiful Prima Quillen Gallery Roses they are so beautiful and
very easy to work with! They will bend and move around any way you want them to lay!
Prima has really set the bar with their beautiful new flowers, I love them!

You can take this kit and really make it your own! Each element builds upon one another
to create a beautiful kit and you can mesh together!