Monday, November 21, 2011 "Holly Jolly Christmas" Scrapbook

Hello and Welcome, I am still having TOO MUCH FUN playing with the new Wood Wynds font and all 14 of it's variations. (did I mention that I am available for commission to create a hand made custom scrapbook for you or for a gift?) :o) Wood Wynds font in the order they are used:

WoodWynds-HOO, EOO, POO, GOO, IOO "Holly"

WoodWynds-MOO, HOO, JOO, KOO, NOO "Jolly"

WoodWynds-DOO, IOO, DOO, MOO, AOO, LOO, BOO, NOO "Christmas"

All papers are the Fruitcake line by Basic Grey
Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge for the Holly
Wired ribbon, Red Stickles, Red card stock (Frances Meyer)
Sewing Machine and gold thread.

This layout is too easy to make. I just blocked coordinating papers, added sewn accents a few die cuts and embellished w/ Stickles.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sakura: Fairy in the Forest Card with VivaLasVegasStamps!

Today, I'm combining all the fun of Sakura's 3d Crystal Lacquer with the gorgeous rubber stamp image by VivaLasVegasStamps!

--I chased my muse into the forest and there flew the butterfly fairies--

3d Color Crystal Lacquer: Red, Yellow, Ivory
3d Pearl and Metallic Crystal Lacquer: Lilac, Gold

Butterfly Lady Rubber Stamp
by VivaLasVegasStamps!

Copper pigment ink, clear embossing powder, microbeads and glitter, fibers, deckle scissors and distress ink.
Palm Tree Border paper and Glitter Brown Paisley card stock by Robin's Nest

I was very happy to see that the Ivory 3D Color Crystal Lacquer made a perfect skin tone for my butterfly lady.

I stamped the image onto the Palm Tree Border paper with copper pigment ink and embossed with clear fine embossing powder. Then I cut it out, inked the edges and glued it to the background paper (Brown Glitter Paisley).

I applied Ivory first and let it set up for a few minutes and sprinkled micro beads and glitter to the body area. Then the Pearl and Metallic 3D Crystal Lacquer because it's a bit thicker. Finally I colored the rest of the areas with the translucent Color 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Add a touch of fibers and Viola!
I hope you enjoyed my little excursion, I needed a diversion away from the Holidays to a warmer, more serene place :o)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 "Forever" Scrapbook Layout

This new Wood Wynds font is SO FUN! I enjoyed playing with all of the 14 variations.

A special thanks to my friend, Megan B. C. for letting me use her photo.

Font: DT-WoodWynds POO, FOO, BOO, HOO. JOO. GOO for "Forever"
DT-Mandolyn-1-A00 "With you"

*If you look closely, you can see that I used a different version of the same font on the double letters, see the "e" and "r"s. The list provided above are the order they appear.

The Best Glue Ever!
, Perfect Crafting Pouch, Perfect Cleaning Cloth -ScraPerfect!

Romani Moonbeam paper by Basic Grey, fabric flowers, fine art glitter, Ice Stickles, clear rhinestone brads, white tulle

I printed the fonts directly to the 12x12 background paper, then applied the Best Glue Ever! to the areas I wanted to add the tulle, let it dry. I made a knot in the center of the tulle and adhered to the tacky glue then sprinkled with iridescent art glitter and attached fabric flowers with clear rhinestone brads. "Forever" is accented with small dots of Ice Stickles.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Robin's Nest: Holiday Collage

Hello all! I'm feeling very festive with lots of help from the Robin's Nest gorgeous papers and embellishments! This collage is created mostly out of paper and measures 24" x 30" on canvas board.

Red Paisley Glitter Card stock, Calamity Jane Stripe Card stock, (large bird)
Getaway Glitter Leaves on Linen Card Stock, Glitter Clover Border (Tree)
Glitter Sepia Trees o Linen Card Stock, Glitter Blue Trees on Linen Card stock
Glitter Brown on Brown Vanilla Card Stock, (Deer and Pine Cones)
Red Glitter Paisley Card Stock. (poinsettia) Water Swirl Glitter Card Stock
Glitter Iridescent on Blue Swirl Card Stock, (birds and snowflakes)
Glitter white on white, (Snow)
Glitter Black Starfish (poinsettia and Holly)
Sunflower yellow dew drops
Freedom Dew Drops
Early Dawn dew drops
Chipboard glitter snowflakes
Felt snowflakes

Other supplies;
Acrylic paint, Cricut Joys of the Season and Trim a Tree cartridges, decorating chalks, green marker, adhesive and clear coat.

The glitter card stock really makes this project "pop" in person, chalk and markers add details to flat die cuts and the dew drops give dimension to the holly clusters, the poinsettia and the large tree. The project is sealed with glossy clear coat.

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Please visit the Robin's Nest Blog, Chattering Robins for more inspiration and project ideas.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Designer Crafts Blog Hop: Flip Pal Challenge/Computer Assisted

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop! First, I'd like to apologize to my readers for the confusion of the hop this month. Normally, we post our hop with blog candy, challenges and other info on the first Monday of each month. However, we had some issues this month that delayed our posts and information to pass. But it's all here now! Read on for an exciting giveaway!

This week we are having the Flip-Pal Challenge! It's a little portable scanner that selected Designers will show different ways they have used the scanner. Some designers in this group will be showing projects and giving more details about the Flip Pal and how it can be used. HUGE GIVEAWAY! One Flip Pal will be given away to a reader of the blogs within our Designer Crafts Connection HOP group! GO HERE TO ENTER. Mark their site to return for the Winner Reveal to be announced.

And here is a coupon code if you don't win but feel this is a "must have" tool for your creativity.
coupon code: SSBH2011. for 10% off a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner or Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner Creative Suite—with Craft edition DVD. This can be redeemed at our website at Valid until December 15th.

While I am not familiar with the Flip Pal, I can share that I'm a firm believer in "computer assisted" creating. Not necessarily "Hybrid" but when my PC is down, it challenges me for sure! Since I began teaching paper crafting techniques and scrapbook classes in 2000, my PC and printer have been very valuable tools in the process, from printed titles to "real scans" of textures in my home and yard, mementos, my art, & kids art. I've created paper piecing patterns of original art for reproduction for a class kit and I created a line of scrapbooking papers in 2003 which were scans of my original art and textures.

1. Woven strips of card stock machine sewn
2. Batik
3. cardstock, ribbon and hand embroidered daisies
4 basket reed woven flat and stained w/ walnut ink
5&6 Autumn Leaves and Ivy
7. Woven card stock sewn w/ metallic thread
8. bleached stamp images on batik
9. My daughter Jessica's favorite blanket on it's last leg preserved forever!
10. color blocked card stock with bleach stamped images.

2008: My Sunshine-printed title on layered paper background and transparency overlay

Computer assisted art is not restricted to flat surfaces.

2006: Domino Jewelry from clip art

2003: Decoupaged Paper Weight

2008: Mixed Media art- my photo, stampbord, clay, pigments, shells

2001: BTS-scanned ruler and pencils

2001: Dragon Slayers - My paper piecing pattern reproduced and printed on card stock for class

2000: Whiz Kid-printed computer, scanned mouse, real CD

I could load 11 years of projects onto this post!
The possibilities are ENDLESS, scanning helps you to create unique elements for your art that make it so much more personal, so much more YOU. So go ahead and scan that dog biscuit! (I did :o)

If there is any way I can help you with a layout idea, please feel free to chat me up anytime!


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