Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Technique Tuesday...March 31st

woot woot it's Tuesday!!! Time for a new technique... Still playing with Clear Scraps products and Alcohol inks, but this time I added some metallics and some dimensional pearls...

Here is a little sneak peek of a mini album I did using the Clear Scraps Scalloped tag in acrylic and chipboard, but the technique I am sharing today is this clear acrylic decorative frame.


I used the Clear Scraps Acrylic frame, new "Cloudy Blue" alcohol ink from the new "lights" collection, Gold metallic alcohol ink and Gold dimensional pearls. All items are from Ranger.

To get this look continue to read on.


Ink your piece of Acrylic till you have the desired color. I went over it 4 times with the blue ink.


Next shake up your gold metallic alcohol ink and drop a few drops onto your piece of inked acrylic. I wanted a lot of gold so I put several drops on my flower.


Take your felt ink tool and dab the gold ink to spread it around your flower leaving some of the blue to still show through.


Next take your blue ink and drop small drops of ink onto your flower where your blue was showing through so it becomes darker. Let dry


once dry add more blue drops to your blue area on your flower and let dry
(see how the gold has a flaked look)


Here is a close up


Here is another view from a different angle


I wanted my blue just a tad bit darker so I added another drop of blue ink to my blue areas.


Once dry I took the gold dimensional pearls and added some dots and lines to the edge and center of my flower. This step will take about 30 min to dry fully.


Then I took my altered acrylic flower and added it to the center of my card where it can be the center of attention.


I totally love the look of it. It's a bit funky and well if you know me you know that I like the funky kinda stuff...

I hope you like this technique. Not sure what it's called or if anyone else has used it in the past, but I like it. I would love to see what you do with this technique so be sure to link me up.

Hugs and Happy Tuesday to yall...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Monday...

Mondays are always so fun for me. I pack up some of my scrappy supplies and head off to Everett to Crop at Lila's Scrapbooking and more. It's a pot lot crop so lunch is always good. Today I worked on finishing up a mini book for Clear Scraps. Now I just have to take the photos... I wanted to give a shout out to all the gals that crop on Mondays at Lila's... Yall are such a fun group of gals and thanks so much for letting me join in on the fun... hehe

Another thing that happens on Mondays is the new Ad goes up on Ad This. This week it's a round ad. It's cool and you can't go wrong with a circle layout... hehe Here is my take.


Products used:
Moxxie Pattern papers, Rub-ons and Stickers
Jenni Bowling journlaing label
My little shoebox small alpha stickers
Black Pen

The twist this week is "SEWING" rather it be handsewn or done on a machine or even using up some of those fun stitching rub-ons or getting out those stamps that look like stitches... Here is what the ad looks like.

Thanks for looking and hope your having a happy Monday...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Technique Tuesday...

I had a lot of e-mails/pm's when I uploaded my owl album I did for Clear Scraps. Most of the questions were how did I get the tree embellishment to look the way it did...



I promised everyone I would share the technique... so here it is.

Items you will need.

Hambly overlays
Alcohol inks and tool
Clear Scraps Acrylic

Once you have all your supplies you want to start applying your alcohol inks to your acrylic



This next step you want to move quickly... Take the rough side of your Hambly overlay and set it on top of your inked up piece of acrylic



you will notice that the alcohol ink will start to react with the overlay.

With some firm pressure you want to hold onto the overlay and rub like you would a rub-on (do not let your Hambly or Acrylic move)

After about a min you can lift off the Hambly overlay and this is what you will have on your piece of acrylic



Here are a few other examples


Now remember to use the rough side not the smooth side of the Hambly Overlays and be sure to share your projects you did using this technique.

Also feel free to link to this technique...

Hugs

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Monday, March 23, 2009

As Promised...

Here is my album I did for Genuinely Jane Studios. It is there Arrow wood album.. I love the bulkiness of the album as you can see in the last photo. Remember if your in my area I will be doing 2 classes with this album.. I will put up days and times later this week on my sidebar.


To see what the design team at Genuinely Jane Studios is doing be sure to check out the Inspiration section of the site. Plus you must check out the new release of albums and embellishments on the Genuinely Jane Studios product page. Lots of amazing new stuff.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

A new project peek and more...

I have been busy the past week in a half working on projects and purging stuff in my scrap room as my new desk will be here tomorrow... I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo can't wait.... Hubby is also home again. woot woot. I hate it when he's gone but it's his job and I would rather it be him then someone else having to leave there family...

So here is a little peek of a project I finished for Genuinely Jane Studios. It will be posted up on there blog soon but I got permission to show you a little bit... hehe

I know not much to see, but I gotta stick to the rules... hehe As soon as it's posted on the GJS site I will put the entire thing up here to share. If you live near me I will be teaching this at a few local scrapbook stores. I will put up the dates as soon as I have everything finalized.

Be sure to check out AD This for the ad this week.... The deadline is tomorrow to get your layout up. The prize is yummy

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Ad is up at Ad This...

The new ad is up over at AD This. The twist is "Masking" I chose to use some chipboard shapes and some magic mesh as my masks. Here is my layout

Products used:
My little shoebox pattern papers, transparencies, die cuts and alphas
Momentos ink "tuxedo black"
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist "pink ink"
Clouds I made...

Here is the new Ad... I just love it and it has so much potential and can be used for a lot of things.


Hope you have a Happy Tuesday...

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

What a day...

Well yesterday Isaiah had a track meet. He is in the 4th grade and all the 4th and 5th graders can be a part of the running club. So yesterday all the elementary schools in our town put on a track meet. LOL IT was FREEZING out the wind was blowing like crazy and we had some snow flurries through it all. LOL I was already nursing a cold and well sitting out there for 2 hours yesterday made it even worse, but the things we do for our kids. hehe IT was fun and we had a blast cheering him on in his 3 events. LOL Here are some photos of the relay team and my little guy doing his thing. lol

Isaiah running the 3rd leg of the relay.
It was so cold that all the kids wore there jackets while running.


Here is the 4 boys relay team before the race. lol



Here they are after the race... We lost one boy to hot coco and a blanket. LOL but they did good and came in 2nd place and won a trophy for their school.


It was a fun day by all but boy am I paying the price. Thank goodness I have me some meds and they are helping. I'm feeling better today but still sound like I have a frog in my throat.

Today we woke up to almost 6 inches of snow. So we are all staying put and staying inside where we are dry and warm. I plan on scrapping the day away.


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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Birthday Cake...

Well with hubby being gone and well even if he was home he still wouldn't of made me a homemade cake. LOL My favorite cake is a Black and White angel food cake with a chocolate glaze poured on top. It is a recipe from the most amazing Barefoot Contessa "Ina" .. You can find the recipe on the food network site here. So that was my mission today. To make my own birthday cake. Here are some photos. hehe

This is my mess. LOL


The cake after the glaze was poured on and dripped over the edges. Joshua loves this part as he gets to lick the spatuala after the glaze is poured on. hehe


Here is my piece with some vanilla bean ice cream on the side with a little extra chocolate glaze on top.. mmmm it was soooooooo good.


The recipe for this is super easy to do and well worth it. I hope you will try it sometime.

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Happy b-day to me & This weeks ad...

Well today is my day... I am officially 36 today. I feel every bit of it as well. lol I have enough grey hair to last me a life time. This morning my 4 amazing kido's & 2 puppies thought it would be amazing to bust out in song and dance at 6am in my room and on my bed along with tooting on a trumpet. They went all out Cosby style. LOL It was great and my ears are still ringing but I'm still chuckling at little Joshua puckering up and blasting with all his hot air on that trumpet while Lola and Rocky howel along with all the amazing music. You gotta love kids. They even called hubby so he could take part as well. I think the only thing he did was crack up laughing. LOL I plan on having a great day. We are making a run later to Costco for pizza and I am in the process of making my own cake. It's a black and white cake from the amazing Barefoot Contessa. It is the most amazing cake. I will for sure take photos to share. I did want to say thanks for all the e-mails and cards wishing me a Happy Birthday. Yall sure do know how to make a girl feel good. hehe Yall are awesome. Ok so enough of me. LOL

This weeks ad at Ad This is amazing. The twist this week is handmade. You must make your own pattern paper as well as your embellishments. You can use any alphas you like for the title but everything else must be made by you or stamped etc.

Here is my layout. I recycled a piece of 12x12 chipboard and cut out all the shapes on my cricut machine. I inked up some magic mesh and stamped on my cardstock along with a Inkadinkado stamp. Added some Tim Holtz ink and Ranger dimensional pearls. I also used a couple stamps from Unity Stamp company.

Here is this weeks ad... I totally love it.

Thanks for stoping by and have a happy hump day. Hugs

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Is it Spring time yet???

I am so waiting for Spring. I can't wait for all the flowers to start growing, hear birds chirping, warmer weather and the list goes on and on.

I have been doing some stamping and embossing onto Clear Scraps Acrylic the past couple weeks. Here are a couple cards that I hope you will enjoy and also get you into the Spring spirit.

Products used:
Clear Scraps coasters
Websters Pattern Paper
Inkadinkado stamps
StazOn ink (teal blue, cherry pink, cactus green & Opaq white)
Chipboard (card)
Vintage pink lace


Products used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 sheet (cut down to 5x5)
Websters pattern papers
Magic Mesh
Inkadinkado Stamps
Dimensional Pearls
StazOn ink (cactus green, cherry pink & teal blue)
Vintage pink lace

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Clear Scraps blog to see more great projects from the Clear Scraps DT.

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