Tuesday, September 30, 2008
It is a little hard to see on this picture, but on the bottom right corner is a bling guitar. Originally it was pink and didn't match a thing on my layout. I really wanted to use it and remembered a trick that Melissa taught me last year at the Megacrop, so I pulled out the alcohol inks and voila!!! I put red alcohol ink over the pink rhinestones and colored them red to match my layout. You can pretty much change any rhinestone have you to the perfect color using alcohol inks.
Products used: Bazzill Cardstock, Hambly overlays, pattern paper (can't remember the name on the dots or the stars), Technique Tuesday chipboard circles, Bazill chipboard music notes, bling, lable maker, Cloud Nine chipboard letters
Monday, September 29, 2008
I covered the Tim Holtz grungeboard with paper since I could get the right color using paint. You can really do just about anything with this stuff...
Products used: KI Memories paper, lace cardstock, Urban Lily rubons, misc. ribbon, Tim Holtz grungeboard, Doodlebug sugarcoated paper, Making Memories tiny alphabet stickers, Making Memories Defined stickers, Versamagic ink
For the flowers, I used and exacto knife to cut out the pattern of the paper and then adhered it with Scrappy glue, added some bling and there ya go.....
Products used: KI Memories paper and epoxy stickers, Kaiser bling, Doodlebug frills, Doodlebug sticker letters and flock,
Friday, September 26, 2008
Products used: Reminisce paper, Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts letters, Making Memories glitter, New Arrival Cricut cartridge, Ranger Ink Essentials white pen, chalk, Peachy Keen stamps
Products used: Making Memories paper, KI Memories paper, Prima flowers, Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug stickers and flock, misc. rhinestones, New Arrival Cricut cartridge, Ranger Ink Essentials white pen, Peachy Keen stamps, chalk
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Products used: SEI Eva papers, Glitz paper, Prima flowers, misc. Rhinestones, Anita's acrylic paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, Buzz and Bloom chipboard, Prima felt borders and frame, Momento inkpad, Creative Imaginations letters
First of all, I painted the Buzz and Bloom chipboard very lightly with light pink pink. Once the paint was dry, I sprayed Pink Bubblegum glimmer mist over the whole thing several times to get a good shimmer effect. After all of that was dry, I used different patterns from SEI's Eva collection and glue to the back of the chipboard so that the patterns would show through the cut-out flowers. I then added Prima flowers on top of the chipboard to give it a little more dimension.
The felt border was actually a "photo strip" type border that I cut in half and trimmed up a bit. This is probably the best way to make the most of some of your products. Lots of the felt borders and Prima bling can be cut up and stretched over many layouts. The girl was hand cut from a Glitz paper and didn't really go with any of the other papers that I had used, but I do love her, so I decided to trim her down as much as I could so that the pinks didn't clash with each other. Again, added some little primas and some bling and voila!
The challenges that I completed this month on this particular layout are:
- Create a layout with circles (technically there are only two circles)
- Hand cut a large design (the girl)
- Use 3-5 different textures on your layout (paper, chipboard, felt, bling, paper flowers)
Monday, September 22, 2008
***For you local ladies, the design team is meeting this Wednesday, so don't forget to check out all of our blogs for our latest submission. Mine will be posted first thing on Wednesday morning.
Products used: American Crafts Thickers, Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug pattern paper, misc. ribbon, Cricut Mickey and Friends cartridge
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I just realized that even though I live in south Louisiana and only see a few snowflakes every 10 years or so, I have definately had a use for snowflakes on my layouts lately. I will probably add more to this layout, especially to the swirls, maybe some big Prima bling swirls to give it a little more ooomph. I used the Cuttlebug to get the texture on the gifts.
Products used: Basic Grey Two Scoops paper, Fancy Pants chipboard swirls, American Crafts thickers, Cricut Accent Essentials and Celebrations cartridges, Stickles, Cuttlebug embossing folder, misc. ribbon
Monday, September 15, 2008
While I should be ashamed to post this picture after the horrible display of what seemed to be a football game yesterday, I still love the Saints (and so do my girls). Every game day we all wear our shirts in support of the New Orleans Saints and whether they win or lose, we still support them.
I was never a big football fan until a few years ago. I started really getting into the game and Lee took me to my first NFL game at the Superdome and I was HOOKED!!!! Now, the girls hate Sundays because it is nothing but football games all day long because of me. I love to watch any NFL game now!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
McKenzie's jazz number was Fabulous by Ashley Tisdale from the High School Muscial 2 soundtrack. This is a fun little song and the girls loved dancing to it. Not to mention, the costumes were adorable. I cut the title out using the new Graphically Speaking cartridge and then flocked the whole thing. I love using that fun flock. The stars and the strip across the bottom are cut using silver mirror paper, but it was a little hard to photograph.
Products used: Little Yellow Bicycle papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Versamagic ink, silver mirror paper, Stickles. Doodlebug Fun Flock, Paper Studio bling, Glitz letter stickers, Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge
For this one, the girls danced to We wear Short Shorts, but not the traditional version. The teacher found a version that was actually a hip hop/rap version. It was so cute!!!! This layout is a little on the plain side, I might add some stars or something else to jazz it up a little bit. For the title, I used American Crafts Thickers (chipboard) and covered them with glitter.
Products used: Bazzill cardstock, Fancy Pants stamps, Versamagic ink, Prima bling, American Crafts thickers, glitter
Monday, September 8, 2008
PS. I need to get a larger picture printed for the first page since I thought I had a 5x7 and I didn't, so that is the only thing that will change. We used lots of products including ribbon, netting, Theresa Collins little chipboard squares, heat embossing, stamping, sanding, distressing and more. The title was cut with the Cricut using glossy photo paper then applying alcohol ink.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
ok, now for those ice cream sandwiches.......... Every time that we have gone to Disney, McKenzie has a hard time passing up any cart that has those HUGE Mickey ice cream sandwiches. She loves them. Of course, she loves just about anything that is chocolate, but these treats I think are her favorite. I had a couple of different pictures from different days, so I decided to just do one page. I have noticed that doing this has been a big thing according to most of the recent magazines, so I decided to give it a try.
I also used the Sassafrass Lass paper, which normally isn't my style, while I love it, I have trouble using it. I am really starting to like this line and will probably pick up some more of it when Janet gets more in since it sold out so fast. This was also my first time using American Crafts Thickers. I am HOOKED!!!!!
Products used: Sassafrass Lass papers, Fancy Pants stamps, American Crafts Thickers, Versamagic ink, EK Success mickey punch
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I do think I am going to add the word "family" right above the Tradition rubon and possible the year. I wanted to add them that night, but needed either some small gold letters or my gold leafing pen, neither of which I had that night.
Products used: Bo Bunny pattern papers, velvet ribbon, Carolee's rubons, Prima bling, K & Co. bling, Bazzill flowers, Glimmer Mist, Rusty Pickle chipboard, Versamagic inks, misc. ribbons
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Ok, so we woke up on Labor Day morning anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Gustav. The morning actually started out very calm, but things did get a little rough. I can honestly say that this was the easiest hurricane that we have gone through. Lily and Rita both were worse than this in our opnions. I will take an easy hurricane any time though, hee hee. We did end up losing electricity about 2pm, but had it back on this morning around 10am, so it's all good.
Lee and I actually stayed outside underneath our carport for the majority of the day watching the wind and rain howl across our backyard. It was kind of weird hearing the wind coming. We could always tell when a big gust was coming. While we were outside, I was videotaping some of the winds just because when Lee spotted a squirrel hunkered down in the "v" of one of our trees. I couldn't believe that the squirrel was there and actually ended up staying there almost the whole day. I did take some video of him and I am trying to upload them for you to see. (If I get video on this blog the correct way, I have to say, I will impress myself, lol since I really have no clue what I am doing with video. Please excuse the poorly taken video, lol, I am not the best cameraman out there.
After this was taken, we realized that this squirrel was a momma squirrel and had a baby with her. She ended up losing the baby during the storm because we kept hearing him crying. After the storm let up a little bit, the momma ran down the tree, picked up the baby and ran back up the tree!!!! We were amazed!!!
From what we can tell the squirrels are fine. They stayed up in the trees all day yesterday as we cleaned up and we did hear the baby a couple of times yesterday.