Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday Trio sketch #19

Here is quick layout I put together last night. It based on Tuesday Trio sketch #19
At first I wasn't so crazy about the triangles in the background but I just love the layout. The adorable little boy is my nephew.

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (Colorbok, GCD studios, Making Memories), tag stickers (7 gypsies, Heidi Grace), letter stickers (Making Memories), raindots (Cloud 9), border-corner punch (Fiskars)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dimensional Details - week 8

Week 8 was a gala week for Dimensional Details class, lots of inspirational layouts and some time to catch up on the precious weeks. I was able to download and read the handouts only on Wednesday, the last day of week 8 but I was determined to finish the assignment since it sounded so much fun. Nic asked us to list our 5 favorite scrapbooking products and make a layout using them.

Here is my current list:
1. Patterned paper - small and quiet designs for the background and big, bold designs to cut out and use as embellishments
2. Border punches - love them!
3. Making Memories small letter stickers (I also have something similar by EK Success)
4. Dimensional adhesive (pop dots)
5. Raindots, pearls, rhinestone swirls.

Here is my layout. I really wanted to scrap the pictures from the weekend so my product choices were affected but the bright yellow t-shirt we were wearing.

After I made the layout I realized that I didn't use the border punch and didn't use the letter stickers but that's ok. I used Glimmer Mist that is also one of my favorites and curled edges work almost like a border punch.
I used Basic Grey chipboard and stickers as a mask and sprayed Slate Glimmer Mist. I used some of this chipboard to embellish the layout.
I sanded the edges of the photos and added some clear dimensional adhesive to the centers of the flowers.

Supplies: patterned paper (Martha Stewart, Basic Grey), stickers (Basic Grey), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), pearls (Prima Marketing), gloo (KI Memories)

Plantable seed flowers

Another project that I did last week but didn't have time to share. This time for the Fiskateers message board. As some of you know (and if you are a fiskateer I certainly hope you do know) I am a co-chair of the Kids Craft Committee. Every month my partner Amy and myself are sharing simple craft project for kids. The theme for our May projects was flowers. I was thinking hard and long (so long that I missed my deadline) what cute project I can do with a flower punch but nothing original and doable came to my mind. One day I stumbled across this tutorial for plantable seeded paper flowers. It was exactly what I was looking for. Instead of rolling the flowers we can punch them out. Much easier for kiddos. So here it is.

1. Punch out flowers from the paper scraps
2. Make a mixture of flour and water and brush the mixture on to the flowers. Sprinkle flower seeds.
3. Let it dry. The flower petals with curl up
4. Punch a hole in the middle of the flowers and use pipe cleaners for stems. Twist the pipe cleaner to secure the flower.

You can see my post on Fiskateers message board here and still join the challenge.

Ah, melts my heart away.

Twisted Sketch #50 - Old

With all the craziness of the last week I didn't share my layout for Twisted Sketches. The twist for sketch #50 is "old" - any how, any way.

I was thinking about what old things I can use on my layout but than remembered about the field trip that my daughter took with her class few years ago. I think it was the only field trip that I went to with her and I took a lot of pictures.
I replaced the bigger picture on the sketch with a collage of smaller pictures.
I liked the Lil'Davis cardstock stickers that have an old feel but they looked a little lost against the busy background so I went around the edges with blue souffle pen.

I think the little outhouse was a highlight of the trip. I found a chipboard house and painted it with white distress crackle paint.

Go check what other DT gals did with this sketch! So many great ideas!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The post that never happened

Last night I started to write a blog post. It was mainly about how tired I am and what a busy week I had. In the middle of that Lila came and said she doesn't have any clothes to wear to school. It was going to be 85F today and all her shorts from the last year are small. It was 8:20pm. We jumped into the car and raced to Kolhs. I said you have 15 minutes to look for the clothes and 15 minutes to try them on. In 30 minutes, just before the store was closed we were checking out with 4 pairs of shorts and 7 tops. That's what I call speedy shopping! But when we came back Eli needed some mommy time and I couldn't finish my post.

I was going to tell that yesterday me and Lila went to the annual figure skating club banquet. For the banquet I made 2 albums for our team coaches with the pictures from the season and thank you notes from the girls. 15 8x8 double spreads for each album

Saturday night I finally realized that yes, I can make them on time, than I run out of the adhesive. It was bad, because Sunday morning we were supposed to do a 5K for Mequon Education Foundation. So we woke up, walked 5K , after that I run to Michael's to get more adhesive and page protectors, back home, finished the pages, sorted, showed Lila how to slide them into the page protectors, shower, put the albums together and hop into the car - 50 minutes drive to the banquet. I came home exhausted (and that's before after our little shopping trip to Kohls) But I love how the albums turned out.
And here we are Sunday morning, ready for the 5K

I have few other things to share but it will have to wait - too many things on my endless to do list.

Oh, and this morning I had 291 unread posts in my Google Reader. So if I didn't comment on your blog for a while you know why. I will get there, I promise.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Red, White and Blades 2010

Just few pictures from the show :) It was a BUSY weekend.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8 by 8 photo challenge

I saw this on Sharyn's blog this morning. Open the 8th picture folder on your computer and find the 8th picture. Look what I found - my mom and me dancing at my wedding. Ofir is in the background, right behind me.I loved my dress, the hair was a disaster and overall I was way too nervous to enjoy my wedding. Did I say that I loved my dress?

What is the 8th picture in the 8th folder on your computer?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scrap That Baby - Prompt 5: Fun and Games

It is 15th of the month - time for the new prompt at Scrap That Baby. For this prompt Sarah wants you to make a layout about your baby playing or just having fun. Or you can make a toy or a game for the baby. The projects are due on May 30th.

I found those old (2003!) pictures of my girls having fun at the playground in Olesh. I made a frame from the piece of felt using my Fiskars pinking shears and stitched it to the layout. I kept everything else simple - few chipboard tags, handcut flowers and a lot of pop-dots.

Supplies: Patterned paper (WRMK), felt (Creative Imaginations), chipboard tags (Basic Grey), letter stickers (Pink Paisley), transparency frame (Hambly Prints), pearls (Kaiser Krafts), raindots (Cloud 9), pinking shears (Fiskars), sewing machine

Go and check what other DT members did for this prompt and don't forget to link you layouts.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Touch of Glaze

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (Basic Grey, Martha Stewart, 7 gypsies), red letter stickers (Cloud 9), black letter stickers (EK success), acrylic stickers (Cloud 9, Heidi Grace), diecut machine and frame die (Quickutz)

New layout from last night based on Janna's challenge to use a fancy die-cut paper. I pulled out this Basic Gray lace paper and tried it on different backgrounds - white, black, cream, blue. the blue looked the best so I chose it. Only after that I started to look for the pictures to scrap. In my 2007 storage binder I found those pictures from my birthday. It was a year when we actually did something for my birthday - we went to Touch of Glaze. I finished this page with few paper scraps and acrylic embellishments. Not my usual way of scrapbooking but it worked.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dimensional Details - week 6 and more

I had so much to share this week but I just couldn't find time for my poor blog. I just kept making lists and write down the ideas that slowly disappeared in the huge pile of paper on my desk. So left me unload few things in no particular order

1. I made a tutorial for Scrap That Baby how to make a prize ribbon. I love making those ribbons! I think they looks adorable on a card or as a party decoration. An while you are there, you still can submit your Easter baby layout. This challenge is due today 5/13

2. Stacy Julian had a birthday last week. She turned 45. If you didn't read her post "I'm almost fifty" you should. I especially liked number 49 on her list - makes perfect sense to me.

3. I managed to make 2 layouts for Dimensional Details this week. The first layout is week 6 assignment and the second layout uses the digital download from the bonus handout created by Louise Williams.
Supplies: patterned paper (GCD Studios, Amy butler for K&Co), chipboard swirls and flowers (Maya Road), chipboard corner (Making Memories), felt flowers (Cloud 9), buttons (Basic Grey), letter stickers (GCD Studios), ink (Brilliance), distress stickles (Ranger)

Supplies: cardstock (Wausau Paper), patterned paper, tag, gold leaf, letter stickers (Making Memories), border punch (Fiskars), distress ink (Tim Holtz), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), cardboard, digital download by Louise Williams

4. The main reason for my crazy life this week is Red, White and Blades - Wisconsin figure skating club annual show. Lila is skating in two numbers this year plus her synchro number. If you are local I invite you to come and watch the show - it is really enjoyable. You can find the poster here and buy the tickets here.

5. That's all I can remember right now. I should go to bed now. Hopefully on Sunday I will have some nice pictures to share from the show.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Twisted Sketch #48

Again, this week is my turn to share a layout based on Twisted sketch The twist for this challenge is handmade. I remembered that I had few pictures of the baby blanket I made for Eli last year and still had some leftover fabric.
I made yo-yo flowers from the fabric and used some delicious Chatterbox buttons to spice them up.

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (7 Gypsies, GCD Studios), chipboard letters (Heidi Grace), letter stickers (Cloud 9), journaling tag, chipboard and rubons (Heidi Grace), trim (Chatterbox), buttons (Chatterbox), pearls (Recollections), cloud scissors (Fiskars)

Check what other DT members did with this sketch and don't forget to play along!

P.S. If you couldn't see the pictures in my previous post it is now fixed! Thanks Karin for letting me know!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dimensional Details - week 5

Two new layouts for Nic's class. The focus of this week was frames. In this layout we were supposed to make a scallop frame using punches out circles. The colors came from three little wooden balls that decorated Lila's crib.

The add more interest to the background, Nic suggested painting the cardstock with gesso or white paint and than rubbing it with distress inks. I was too lazy to go look for the gesso in my basement and used white distressed crackle paint instead.

Supplies: cardstock (white - Paper Studio, cream, blue, pink - unknown), patterned paper and border sticker (Creative Memories), letter stickers (blue - Paper Studio, pink - Making Memories), flower stickers and chipboard tag(Heidi Grace), rubons (Heidi Grace), ink and crackle paint (Tim Holtz for Ranger), corner punch (Fiskars), circle punch (Fiskars), cloud scissors (Fiskars), pen (Sakura)

Here is another layout inspired by the class. The patterned paper is cut open, curled and inked. Three small pictures add vertical distressing to the layout.
I was looking for something to put the title on and found a cardboard coffee sleeve on my desk. Viola! Perfect match!

Supplies: cardstock (Paper Studio), patterned paper, stickers, chipboard (Basic Grey), corner punch (Fiskars), circle punch (Marvy), ink (black - Brilliance, brown - Colorbox)