Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Giftcard Holder

Here is a giftcard holder that I made for 1 of my online classes. (I'm taking 4!) It was super simple and features Graphic 45 paper, a silk flower I cut up, stickles, baby's breath,  and some Christmas paper I had leftover from last year.

Monday, November 29, 2010

This Is Why I Scrapbook...A video that all scrappers should watch!

I have recently discoverd this girl who designs for Two Peas in a Bucket. I just signed up for her class about Journaling the Holidays (signups still on till tommorrow) because she seems like a wonderful teacher and I love her style. I just watched this video on her Youtube channel and it made me smile, I think every scrapbooker should watch this!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Circle Contest Weekly Layout

Here is my entry for the weekly challenge on the Circle Blog. It was supposed to be vintage inspired. I didn't really feel like making something based on my family history but kept thinking about fashion for some reason. I used the Forever Young cartridge to come up with a LO based on my style. It is a mix of vintage and modern so I included some of my favorite pieces. I try to do challenges where I will be able to use my entry afterward, this LO will go in an album about my life someday.
The printed paper is from the Bloom stack from DCWV. The vintage card and buttons come from Graphic 45. The keyhole is from Melissa Frances. It also features ribbon, pink pearls and lace.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GLEE mashup video "Singing in the Rain, Umbrella"

I thought this was cool!

Scrapbook Expo Sacramento: My favorite booth

I love when I find booths that are unique and not just a bunch of products hung up. I asked the good folks at Ooh la la if I could take pics and they said yes. I only wish they had an online store to purchase from!

 They specialize in these dress forms that they wrap in ribbon. They are made from a chipboard type material and come in different finishes like with sheet music or text. They sell blank forms or already decorated ones. They even had some that were decorated with wedding dresses and some that were pregnant, complete with bellies!
I think she said this was their first show but I hope it's not their last. They had some great kits and ideas. Check out more  on: http://www.oohlaladesigneroriginals.com/

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Etsy Find

I love this artist, Britney Lee. She has done work for Disney, which is one reason I love her. I love her use of color and she likes cats!
Find her at http://www.etsy.com/shop/britsketch?ref=pr_profile

One of her series I love is her Hawaiian gods series like this print.
Laka Print

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Thanksgiving Wreath

Here is my wreath I made for Thanksgiving. I realized that we didn't have many Fall/Thanksgiving decorations and after seeing all the wreaths people made I wanted to give it a try. I used a grapevine wreath as the base that I bought from M's. I then used Cricuts Wild Cards cart to cut out a bunch of Fall leaves. I inked and embossed some. I also used silk flowers and leaves, paper flowers I made, stickers, stickles and ribbon. I made the center part by pleating brown paper after running it through a crimper and sandwiched between 2 pieces of green oval that I cut out with the George cart.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recipe page from my Planner

For my BPC class "Cut the Crazy out of Christmas" we had an assignment to do a full page recipe with journaling hidden somewhere. I have not put the pic in as I will be making these in a couple more weeks.
My journaling is under the main part which is a lift up flap.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Graphic 45 mobile

Okay so this is one cool mobile. I loooove this collection from Graphic 45 and thought this was  a cool project, especially that teapot idea.


Scrapbook Expo Sacramento: Make n Takes

So I happily went to the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo this past weekend. It was alot of fun! I took 3 classes, shopped too much, and made 5 make n takes. I will be sharing my experiences with you all so you can know what to expect for a convention if you've never been to one.

For those who don't know make n takes are small projects that some vendors have at their booths for people to create and take home. Some vendors have FREE projects while others charged $2-$5. I was excited to make some this time since my last Expo I didn't make any and I was expecting some Christmas themed projects!

These projects were from Scrapbook Grammie. They're 2 Christmas ornaments and I waited in line a looong time to make them. I was mostly excited to make the pink one. The techniques used stamping, glittering the crown, hot gluing a crimped piece of crepe to the back, and using an adorable rose ribbon around an even cuter extra large bottlecap. The other ornament used alot of stamping, using fun embellishments, adhereing clear decorated tape along the edges and using smooch ink for some shimmer.
These adorable tags were from Heartstring Designs. Basically we stamped and glued the pieces together. The fun part was adhering a clear bag filled with glitter "snow" to the back of the green tag to create a shaker tag. These tags are super sturdy, I think mine will go on gifts this year.

This beautiful rose was from Epiphany Crafts. Each petal was a seperate punched out piece which we glued together and then in the end glittered. Although I love the end result it took sooo long for a make n take.

This was probably my favorite project from Stampin Up demonstrator Tami Waddel. It was quick, easy but not too easy and came out lovely. This tag featured a pre cut tag which we stamped on. We then stamped and punched out the tag (I'm totally buying this). We then glued down the pieces along with a puched out scallop circle, pre punched fabric heart and crinkled gold paper.

I also completed a 5th project. It was a 12x12 page layout but to be honest I was very dissapointed with it. It was basically me glueing down pre cut mats and 2 embellishements. That's it. When I sat down the paper and embellishments were even placed onto the paper in the area I had to glue so this took all of 3 minutes to complete and worse yet i paid for it. I'm not naming names but next time I suggest they at least let us cut the paper ourselves or have this as a free or cheaper project. (It was $5)

Okay until next time where I'll share my favorite booth!