Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Halloween Banner

With Halloween just a few short weeks away it's never to early to start on some decorations to get into the spirit of Halloween. Today I am featuring the small banner from Clear Scraps. It has 5 pieces to a package for $5.99. I used two packages to create the Happy Halloween Banner. Click on photos for a larger view.

Products used:

Clear Scraps Small Banner

Hambly Grid Transparency

Graphic 45 Pattern Paper

Accents Black Butterflies

Hot off the Press bat brads

Vintage black lace

Black tulle

Recollections alphas and black rose brad

Staz-on Black ink

Black Bat ribbon (michaels)

Glossy Accents (for adhesive)

Here are a few close up photos.


Don't forget to take off protective coating.

I applied all the Staz-on to my pieces first

I applied the Hambly to the back of my pieces and only put adhesive where my papers were on the front.

Thanks for looking

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back on Schedule...

Wow the past couple weeks just zoomed on by. School started on the 8th of September here and things are finally falling back into a nice schedule. With school starting Isaiah also started back on his Taekwondo journey. He is loving the new studio and can't wait to get his 2nd degree black belt. Miranda started Hot Yoga at the studio. She totally loves it. Joshua loves to tag along and spends his time at the studio playing his Nintendo DS. Hubby's schedule is always busy at work and we never know when he will be home.

I have been busy scrapping away and teaching classes at Lila's Scrapbooking and More. I always love doing Christmas Cards and love that all the ladies from last year have signed up for my Christmas Classes once again. It's always a fun time.

Here are a couple cards from my last card class. I always make up extra kits that we put up for sale in the store for those that aren't able to make the class or haven't had a chance to get in the store for a few weeks.
My next Christmas card class is on October 27th from 3-4 or 5-6 but on October 13th you can join me for my 1 and only Halloween class this year time is 3-4 or 5-6. Hope to see ya there.

Now that things are finally back on a schedule I will be blogging more and more.

Till next time.
Happy Crafting

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

I adore the XL shapes from Clear Scraps

I love working with all of the XL shapes from Clear Scraps. Today I am sharing a layout that I did with the XL Deco Squares. They come 2 to a package with 2 different shapes. If you are wondering or looking for a different XL shape then Clear Scraps has got you covered. There are several different shape combinations for you to choose from. See XL SHAPES on the Clear Scraps Site for more choices.

Adore 1a

Products used:

Clear Scraps XL Deco Squares

Melissa Frances Pattern paper

Making Memories Pattern paper

Prima flowers & bling swirl

Petaloo flowers

My Little Shoebox mini purple alphas

Zig Paint Marker

Brown ink

Jenni Bowlin bingo card (I cut the top off and used it as my title)

MS butterfly punches

Here are a few Tips that I wrote down while I was doing this layout.

1. Using the Zig Paint Marker shake it up very well and just follow your edge. Go slow if you don't have a steady hand. It dries pretty quick which is nice.

2. While it's drying get your papers cut and trim your edges with your favorite decorative edge punch.

3. Ink all the edges of your papers.

4. Find some of your favorite embellishments that you have in your stash that will work with your papers. A lot of times I will just use what is left on my desk from a previous layout or project. A great way to use up those stragglers.

5. Build your layout on the XL Deco Acrylic shape with a strong adhesive. Remember the laws of gravity. A few of my favorites are Zip Dry and 3-in-1 which are both made by Beacon and are a wet adhesive. If you are a dry adhesive user Glue Arts High Tac works great.

6. The little black polka dot butterflies where punched from the package that the bling came in.

Thanks for looking,

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