Monthly Archives: March 2010

What about me?

POST EDIT: I’m on the new Design Team! YAY!

That’s the name of the new blog www.whataboutme2010.blogspot.com/. Its an inspirational/challenge blog for scrappers who find it hard to scrap about themselves.  Its big launch is on April 3rd.  Here’s the  layout I have made for the first  challenge and the owner is also looking for 2 more DT members – its not too late to try out….

Idea 66: Handstitching in a zigzag pattern on the top & bottom border

Idea 67: Use glimmermist and spattering together to make a soft background.

Idea 68: Make some of the title letters 3D and some flat, overlaying each other.

I also got a few layouts done from my Annas Craft Cupboard DT kit. This fisrt one uses Sassafrass Lass Cherry Delicious.

Idea 69: Use the Maya Road ruffle trim for the flower centres by rolling it up and gluing it.

Idea 70: Paint a section of the background white for journalling on.

This next one I did a while ago for a feature on Annas Craft Cupboard of the new MME kits – this one was called ‘Beautiful’.

Idea 71: Cut out all the little detail pieces and make a flower arrangement from them.

Idea 72: Cut the photo into a slender and rounded shape – slimline.

I also had enough left to make these 2 cards.

Idea 73: make a box flower.

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Oh My Goodness…more news

Since changing my style, my layouts have been getting a lot of attention (which I’m totally not used too) but it sure is encouraging. Now Imaginisce has picked up on this….http://imaginiscescrapbooking.blogspot.com/2010/03/ispy-cousins-layout-at-annas-craft.html.  I have also been busy with some more layouts .

Idea 61: Cut a badge shape from white paper, cover the cardstock then spray with Glimmermist (I used Vanilla Breeze) then roughly trace the outline twice with black pen.

Idea 62: Use the end of the handle of a paintbrush to make small 3d dots such as around the clock edge, like the minutes.

I so adore this photo that I had to scrap both the colour and Black and white, so this one below is for my daughters album. I used Bella products for this one.

Idea 63: Dot the flower centres with Pearlz paint.

Idea 64: Spray the window with Glimmermist then off-set it.

Idea 65: Paint the branches 3 different colours for interest.

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Exciting news…

I had an email in my box this morning saying my layout (below) had been chosen for the Banner, as well as it getting lots of attention from all around the world on the Websters pages blog. Now I’m in with a chance to win a big box full of Websters goodies! Thankyou all for your heart-warming comments.  This is only my 2nd layout with Websters pages and I am totally and completely hooked.

Idea 57: Pinch & stitch the flower petal in the centres to make them stand up and give more dimension.

Idea 58: Cut double of the butterflies and bend up the wings to make the 3 dimensional.

And here’s one I did for Anna’s Craft Cupboard with LUCY BIRD papers from the DT kit. The challenge here was to make such bright papers, softer and not as intense using sanding and white-washing.

Idea 59: White out the centre of the journal tag with paint, then add journalling.

Idea 60: Put the title directly on the photo.

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I am in luuuurve!

with Websters pages….Oh my goodness, since changing my scrapping style, I just can’t get enough. This is my first ever Websters page and I am hooked!

I’ve decided I’m going to frame this one. Here’s some close up of the detail that I had so much fun with.

Idea 48: Tie a lace bow as a flower centre.

Idea 49: Twist cardstock strips around a skewer for flower stems (thankyou Carole Janson)

Idea 50: Paint a fabric thicker with Shimmerz Blingz for some sparkle.

Idea 51: Make a lace flower by threading butchers string through the holes and pulling it tight into a bow.

Idea 52: Fold flowers in half and tuck them under things for bulk and texture.

Idea 53:  Use Kaiser pearls like stardust.

I ordered some Websters from Annas Craft Cupboard and it wasn’t enough so I went to my LSS and bought mooooorrre. (LOL)

Anyway, before all that happened, I got my DT kit.

SassaFrass Lass/Cherry delicious

Cosmo Cricket/Material Girl

Imaginisce/Lucy bird

So far I have made this layout with the Cosmo (it was really interesting to see if I could do something soft and romantic now that I’ve changed my style).

Idea 54: Scruch the flowers tomake them look more romantic and soft.

Idea 55: Sand the flowers to make them softer-looking and less intense in colour.

Idea 56: Stamp on the twill.

I have also made this months Step x step project using Lucy bird, that will appear on Annas blog soon – here’s a little sneak peak.  And yep, you guessed it – soft and romantic.

We also has to make up some ideas using the MME kits – soon to feature on Annas blog. I used the BEAUTIFUL kit….here’s another little sneaky.

Wow, long post today but so much to share.

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Just getting a few more in before starting on my DT kit that just arrived yesterday.

Idea 41: Trace the flourish and off set it.

Idea 42: made my own mini rose from a Jillibean journalling scallop circle.

Idea 43: Stamped on the paper flower.

Idea 44: Crumpled the paper for the jouranlling tag, glued it on then inked it. Sanded the title.

Idea 45: made my own tag from scratch using stamps, inks and a quote.

This one I have been meaning to scrap for ages and in the clean-out, found some papers just right.

Idea 46: Use punched paper lace doubled.

Idea 47: Use watercolours to paint the flowers and bird.

I have also entered the SM cover competition but I can’t show you that one yet (sorry…).

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