Friday, December 31, 2010
I thought i will being really smart moving my paragraphs next to the pictures on the post below, that didn't work so well :0(, I was trying to introduce my family in each of the photos, but the wording got seperated from the pictures, so that didn't work out so well, I'm not really very good at technolgy, as you can see
It's been awhile since I posted anything, The Begining of December I was able to take a week's vacation for visit my Mom and Family in Arizona, (I needed my "mom fix") this time of year we are all so busy and time slips away from us, if you noticed I did posted pictures of a few Christmas Crafts, (though It's after Christmas and the ew Year is upon us), these can be some ideas for next year, I hope you enjoy. These are some photos of The Prescot Courthouse Square at Christmas time.
This Is my mom Carol, my niece Candace, and a Friend of my Mom's.
This is my brother Walt and his granddaughter Kia.
This is my Momma again ;o), isn't she cute :0).
This cute snowman card was designed by Susan Cobb of Paper Wishes, she made this cute card (I love snowmen ;0)), with these supplies: Christmas Greeting Dazzles from Paper Wishes, (all the Paper Wishes Dazzles are quit popular, they make a card look sooo nice, the dazzles give's a handmade card an extra touch), and she used Holgraphic Papers, these are sooo nice and shiney (these papers are also avialable thru Paper Wishes)
This cute winter candle was made by LeNae Gerig, a designer of Paper Wishes, This candle would look nice on any holiday table or mantel, by itself for in a group, supplies used to make this candle were, a white candle (you can get these from the dollar tree), stacked snowflake dazzels (from Paper Wishes), Brass and Copper Wire Mash (can buy thru Paper Wishes, may also beable to buy at your local craft store), and 3-d foam squares (available at your local craft store).
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Yes Ladies I put down my Paper Trimmer and Pattern Paper for a Crochet Hook :), I'm making my Christmas Gifts this year for family and friends, (and also making a couple of bucks selling hats and Scrafs as gifts) :). These two beautiful little girls are my friends Aubri and Nevaeh (aren't they pretty) (and I really love their Grandma :o) ), they are modeling the hats and purse that I had made for them, I really enjoy making these hats, I am also making hats matching scarfs for older girls and adults. I thought you might enjoy me sharing these pictures with you. :O)
"Hot Off The Press" has come up with 3 New Templates that I'm really exicted about, I ordered mine already, and I love them! they come in a nice 12x12 size, they can be used to make cards all the way up to making 12x12 scrapbook layouts, I can't wait the use them :0).
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Allyce tried her had at basket ball, her dad was the fill in couch, she found that she like soccer the best, this year she tried out for the "Butte United Soccer League", and was accepted, this team travels and around and has a game on both Saturdays and Sundays, she's quite the busy girl latley :0), this soccer season last's thru the end of November.
Jennifer and Kevin has a Great Halloween party at their house, Allyce made a cute witch even with a broken arm, her friend Hannha came over to "trick or treat" with her, Jennifer and Keven were also in the spirit, they all went out trick or treating in the neighborhood, was a fun night, Grandma and Poppa, stayed in and passed out candy to all the Ghosts and Goblins that came to the door.
Please excuse the glare on photos, I was using the kitchen counter today to take photos of my layouts instead of my craft table, the Kitchen counter is a higher table surface and I have short little legs, Lol!.
This is a photo taken a few years ago while my mother was staying for a few months visit, what a GREAT TIME! we had, we were able to visit cousins that we had not seen in awhile and went on many weekend trips while mom was here, what a great memory, and I was glad to capture these special moments on camera and scrapbook them. :0).
YES LADIES!, there is a Slide Mount Mania!, I love my Slide Mount Mania Idea book with 145 project ideas in it, from "Hot Off The Press", there is sooooooooo many cute project ideas in it you can glean from!, And I LOVE MY SLIDE MOUNT TEMPLATE! from "Hot Off The Press", I can make as many slide mounts as I want with this tool, I can use it over and over again, and it was soooooo inexpensive (which I like :0)), you can order your own from "Hot Off The Press", if you are a Scrapbooker or a Card Maker, you will be glad you did. ;o), just Google "Hot Off The Press" and look at their on line catalog, you may beable to have them send you a free catalog, you will be glad that to did. :>).
As you can see there's many diffrent paper crafts you can do with slide mounts, you can make a layout or an emblishement for a scrapbook page, an emblishement(s) for a card, etc. These slide mount designes were made by designers from the "Hot Off The Press" team, Susan Cobb, LeNae Gerig, Laura Nicholas, and Paris Duke, Slide Mounts are one of my favorite tools, you can do so many things with slide mounts, make picture frames for a scrapbook layout or a card with small photos, frame words and phrases, the list just goes on and on :0), is it any wonder that I love slide mounts! :0)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I have been wanting to get back to my first love which is card making using stamps, I have lot's of wood mounted stamps that are just setting on the shelf collecting dust, I have been wanting to experiment with coloring techniques and renew my love for my favorite coloring technique which is using colored pencils on stamped images, these two stamped images are from Stampin' Up, I have this stamp set, it is soooo cute!, one of my favorites. Another type of stamp that I'm loving using is the clear acrylic stamps, I love them because you can see where your stamping because they are clear, you can do so many things with stamps, you can also decorate your scrpbooking pages using stamps, stamps are so versatile and can be used over and over again.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I LOVE FLOWER EMBLISHEMENTS, THEY ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE EMBLISHEMENTS (RIBBON IS ANOTHER FAVORITE), SO I THOUGHT FOR THIS POSTING, I WOULD POST SOME IDEAS I CAME ACROSS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN INEXPENSIVE FLOWER EMBLISHEMENTS FOR YOUR SCRAPBOOK PAGES, I HOPE YOU WILL FIND THESE IDEAS USEFUL AND MAYBE FIND A FAVORITE ONE TO USE ON YOUR NEXT LAYOUT, HAPPY SCRAPIN', LINDA.
Stamp Blooms on Transparencies
Design by Alison Beachem
Use an abstract flower-shape foam stamp and acrylic paint to give a layout spring flavor. Alison stamped the flowers on the textured side of a transparency, allowed them to dry, and cut them out. She attached some to the layout with adhesive foam for dimension, layering them atop and beneath other page elements.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
To give freehand flowers a uniform look, practice your shape on scratch paper first. When you're happy with your design, cut it out and use it to trace the image onto the backs of several coordinating patterned papers. Shannon finished her flowers with buttons tied on with ribbon.
Design by Patricia Anderson
Ephemera, or found paper goodies, can be just as pretty as your favorite patterned paper. Patricia gave her losing lottery tickets new life by cutting them into flower shapes that bloom across her page. Because most ephemera are not acid-free, spray them with archival mist before using.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Soften metal flowers with strips of colorful ribbon. Shannon arranged several 1-1/2" pieces of colorful ribbon in pinwheel patterns and secured them to the flowers with coordinating brads. She used a green watercolor pencil to draw the stems and leaves inspired by her patterned-paper designs.
Design by Jennifer Bertsch
If you're not sure how to incorporate a busy patterned paper into a clean, simple layout, try trimming a few bold designs from the paper and add them to your page. Jennifer also cut elements from word-print paper and a coordinating pattern to create the green collage in the lower right corner of the page.
Spiral Punched Circles
Design by Polly Maly
Whip out your circle punches to craft simple, graphic flowers. Polly created her flowers by spiraling five punched circles of patterned paper, machine-stitching along the edges for texture, and tying a button in the center of each. For fuller flowers, layer more circles and vary the sizes.
Design by Kellie Crowe
Kelli created a layered design of doodled flowers by starting with a circle. She drew some of her spirals directly on the background and others on scraps of cardstock and then punched out the pieces before mounting them with adhesive foam. She doodled the leaves on vellum and stitched them to the layout to add more texture to the page.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
Shannon turned paper fans into pretty rosettes for her baby scrapbook page. To create a rosette, accordion-fold patterned-paper strips, making each fold about 1/2" wide. Adhere the ends of the strip to form a circle and, in preparation, apply dry adhesive where you'll place the flower on your page. Cup the rosette in your hands, push the center together, and press onto the adhesive. Add crafts glue to reinforce the center and outer edges if necessary.
To get the grouped look on Shannon's page, overlap the rosettes by interlocking the accordion folds. This groups the flowers without adding height.
Design by Vicki Boutin
Vicki turned coffee filters into creative flower accents on this layout. To get the look, fold a coffee filter in half and spray it with dye. Let it dry, then pleat the filter to create a floral look. Accent it with a paper stem. In a hurry? Use a heat tool to quickly dry dyed filters.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I want to amend the post below, the "album" is tags in bags, these cute little tags and bags can be purchased thru "Hot of the Press" or you may be able to pick them up at a craft store like Michaels or Joanne's, or you can purchase small flat bags similar to these and make your own tags or buy them seperatly.
This cute album is made with pattern papers and emblishments from "Hot Off The Press" This would make a wonderful gift any mother would love to receive, you can also modify it to be a father's day gift album, or for a special friend or sister, this can be used for any occcasion. This was designed by LeNae Gerig from "Hot Off The Press".
This Birthday Tag with Holder is attched to a Bag (no card needed, the Tag is the Birthday card, cool! :0)), you can't see this is the picture but the tag slide's open side ways to have a birthday message inside, (it is 2 pieces, very cool!), this project was made by LeNae Gerig from "Hot Off The Press".