Friday, April 29, 2011

Old School Tools Challenge by Debby Visser

This week our challenge is to pull out those old school tools, like foam stamps, deocrative scissors, Dymo labeller and the list goes on..........
Basically pull out the old supplies you need to dust off and put them to work!

I pulled out my foam stamps by Making Memories and painted this sign for my bathroom. My bathroom is this colour.
The wood I found in the pile outside, I just dusted and washed it. You could stop at your local hardward store and see if they have a 'free wood' box, if you don't have scrap lumber at your house. I do cause hubby is in construction and always bringing something home. lol

To create a sign like this you will need:
- Stamps - the old foam ones by Making Memories work great!
- Paint - I used Making Memories paint
- Foam Brush
- Wood
- Pattern paper
- Edge Punch
- Chipboard alpha
- Heart Punch
- Sand paper
- Old Paper distress ink by Tim Holtz

Once you have your supplies, go ahead and stamp your title and let dry. Once it is dry you can add pieces of patterned paper. A small strip at the top and a bigger one at the bottom. Then take your sand paper and sand all the paper edges to help it blend in, look like it has been there for awhile. Then take your distress ink and ink all the edges and on top some too to give the paper an older look. After that was done I added the alphabet saying and sanded it, then distressed it too.

And just like that you have your own custom wall hanging. AND you used your old tools!
I hope you get a chance to play along, and if you do, don't forget to share with us!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Masculine Card Challenge by Susan Tutt

Happy Monday Ladies!! Todays challenge is to create a masculine card. I created a quick and easy card that would be great for any guy!

I started with black cardstock and I sprayed it with a metalic silver spray paint. Once that was dry I added a strip of torn denim and stapled it to the edge of the card. The finishing touch was these stickers from My Little Yellow Bicycle. And there you have it a quick and easy masculine card.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see your take on the masculine card challenge! Have a great day.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pagemaps Sketch Challenge by Sonja McLean

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's challenge comes from Becky Fleck's Pagemaps.

Here's my version of Becky's amazing sketch. This 12x12 layout titled "Have Faith" is for my son's First Communion in May, which is why there are no photos yet. Hope you like it:)

Supplies: Patterned paper by Bo Bunny and Basic Grey, Maya Road chipboard butterflies, Prima bling, Jillibean Soup corrugated alphabet.

April 15th - Sketch Challenge

Today's challenge is a Pagemaps Sketch, see Sonja's post for the sketch. I loved this sketch! A nice easy one.

And perfect for those 4x6 pictures where the subject is small. Just cut those 4x6 photos down to fit. I have tons of older and newer photos where this works. This sketch is in my fav's.

Instead of pattern paper, I used paint on the background, then stitched around it.
The little red felt maple leaves are from the dollar store brand Forever in Time scrapbook stuff and the larger ones I cut out using my Bigshot.

I hope you get a chance to play along, and if you do, don't forget to share with us!

Supplies: Bazzill, Scenic Route, Basic Grey, Making Memories, Forever in Time, Bigshot.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Celebrations by Cari Locken

To be honest I have a hard time scrapbooking these kinds of events because I really prefer to scrapbook memories of my every day. I'm not sure why the "celebrations" photos are always hard for me to scrap ... probably because it's the same typical picture idea (i.e. cake, birthday person, presents, etc) and the lighting is never really that great.

But over the years I've tried to keep those photos up to date in my albums. Here's a few layouts that I will share.

Supplies: Imaginisce (papers, chipboard, irock tool and glam rocks), Core'dinations cardstock

Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, rub-ons, chipboard, banner), Core'dinations cardstock

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginisce (paper, i-rock tool & glam rocks), Paper Trunk (alpha stsickers), EK Success border punch

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Maya Road (sheer journal block), American Crafts THickers, Fiskars border punch, October Afternoon (papers)

Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, October Afternoon (papers), EK Success border punch, American Crafts Thickers, Paper Trunk (red alpha stickers)

Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, rub-ons), Core'dinations cardstock, EK Success border punch, My Little Bit of Whimsy buttons), Divine Twine, Fiskars border punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Celebrations with Virginia Wong

"Ce-le-brate" - every time I hear this word, I think of that song by Kool and the Gang; am I dating myself????? :-)

Personally I find celebration-style photos to be very challenging to scrap. Why? Well, often I have ALOT of them and secondly they are not the best technically :-( For this challenge, I tackled it head on. Rather than scrap ALL the photos, I picked the very best ones and used only those photos that told the story I wanted to tell.

Here are my layouts...

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); Sassafras (pattern paper, border strips); Stampin' Up (notebook edge punch); Spellbinders (cupcake die); Rangers (liquid pearls); American Crafts (alphas); stitching. Inspired by a sketch from Valerie Salmon (Got Sketch? blog)

Supplies:  Bazzill (scalloped cardstock); Echo Park (pattern paper, journal spot, banner flags, die cut stickers, mini alphas); Heidi Swapp (number 5); American Crafts (pen for journaling). Layout inspired by a Valerie Salmon (Got Sketch?) sketch

I'd love to see your Celebration layouts too! Thanks for letting me share!

Celebrations Challenge by Susan Tutt

Happy Friday everyone! I hear we are in for a warm, sunny weekend...finally!!! Yay! Todays challenge is celebrations, so I chose to create a birthday layout of my son when he turned 5. He will be turning 9 in June and I am just now scrapbooking his 5th birthday. Am I a little behind or what!

For this layout I used Theresa Collins' birthday collection. I love the colors and simplicity of this line and I LOVE banners! I also used orange crepe paper to create a ruffle and bow for this cute little present.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout showcasing a celebration in your life!

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Crazy About Quotes by Sonja McLean

Each year, at our local craft fair, we visit Eileen Mosca's booth. She makes inspirational artwork. Her designs are inspired by Vancouver scenes and her quotes are amazing. Many of her magnets adorn my fridge and I read them nearly every day. A few of her framed prints are in my children's bedrooms as well. I adore her work (and she's a lovely lady also).

My point is, I love quotes. Here are a few projects I made using some of my favourite quotes.

This quote was taken from the television series "Firefly". This wall hanging is made from Technique Tuesday tiles which I've been hoarding for years. It's about 2' long and contains 4 frames connected by jump rings.

Supplies: Technique Tuesday tiles, Basic Grey pp and chipboard letters, Prima swirls and flowers.

This quote is from Lady Gaga's lyrics. Long before I heard "Born This Way" on the radio, my oldest son showed me this video on YouTube. I fell in love with the song immediately. These photos of my daughter posing for the camera while carrying her brother's wooden gun, Dora backpack loaded with toys & wearing a Christmas shirt long after the season, were perfect for the song!

Supplies: Bo Bunny pp, Echo Park & Adorn It letter stickers, My Mind's Eye diecut pp, Purple Onion Designs stamps.

This quote by Herm Albright (quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995) is one of my all-time favourites. This 4x4 canvas is backed by a chipboard die-cut & magnets. It has a permanent home on my fridge.

Supplies: 4x4 canvas from dollar store, Crate Paper pp, Accucut die and black chipboard, Sojo Designs flowers.

Happy Friday! For all you locals, be sure to check out the Sewing & Crafts show happening this weekend at Trade Ex in Abbostford!