Sunday, September 28, 2008

Color Me Miki October Kit

I was thrilled to guest design for Terri at Color Me Miki with her October Kit Vintage Lass. She sent me the add on also !!! This was one of the most awesome kits I have used in a long time, I wouldnt wait to buy this kit!! The kits are now available HERE

And these are the layouts I did with the Vintage Lass kit and the add on:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Charity 1 in 48 class at NYC Scraps

I have taken classes at NYC Scraps before and loved them. Hillary Heidelberg creates a sketch for you every 48 hours for a duration of time and you create with them. I credit this class with pushing me to be what I am. She gave the tools and the prompts and I just went with it, and I learned alot. Well she is doing a 2 week class right now, and the proceeds from the registration which was by donation, is going to Save the Children. This time she decided to offer digital templates in addition to the sketches so I decided to do this all digital! Its great practice! Anyway here are some of the digital layouts I have done so far:

Kit by Oscraps - Moonrise Kit
exclusive to Digi in Deep class - Jessica Sprague

Digi kit by A Work In Progress - Vicki Parker
Cardboard - Vicki Parker
Stamp - Jenna - custom by me; Plume - Anna Aspnes
Font: my handwriting

Papers – summer driggs, energy
Quote – summer driggs, truth
Alpha – AWP Vicki parker – beach towel
Dragonfly, blossoms, staples, stitching – Emily powers
String, charms, wing stamp - LMS These Little Moments

Elements & Alpha – AWP – Vinegar and Brown Paper
Papers- MCO Wild Sorbet
Cardboard – Vicki Parker

digi Kit by Audrey Neal - Rockabilly
template by Hilary Hidelberg

Digital kit by Candace Duffy Jones

Digital kit by A Work In Progress - by vicki - Autumn Dream
Sketch by Hilary Heidleberg

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September Creations for Paper Posies

Got a late start this month due to some manufacturer delays but it was a great kit none the less, and here are my creations:

This is an altered 12 x 12 canvas that I did....and the instructions too!!

Altered Canvas
September Kit Project
By Julie Walton

Supplies needed:
Stretched canvas
Paint – color of your choice
Modge Podge or some other liquid adhesive
Patterned paper
Choice of embellies – I used buttons

First off, decide where you want your chipboard to go on your canvas, make up a design that you like. Remember to layer the chipboard; it makes for some great dimension! As part of my design I chose to cover one of the chipboard arrows with pattered paper, it gave it a pop of color. This arrow that has been covered with paper is not adhered to the canvas until after the canvas is painted so remember to leave space for it to be added later. An optional step would be to apply a glossy top coat on this paper covered arrow. When you are satisfied with the placement you will adhere the chipboard directly to the canvas, or in the case of layers, chipboard to chipboard to canvas. I used Modge Podge generously across the entire back of the chipboard and then pressed to the canvas.

Once the adhesive is dry you are ready to paint!! Paint the entire canvas, sides and all, and go right over the chipboard. This is going to give you some tone on tone dimension. I did have to give it several coats of paint to get the coverage the way I wanted.

When the paint is dry you are ready to decorate!! I put the paper covered arrow in its spot, adhering it with my modge podge. Now you can add your embellies, a title, or whatever you wish!

I am doing a series of 12 x 12 canvases using all sorts of techniques for my bedroom wall. They are really fun to work with. Hope you will give it a try!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Color Me Miki

I had the honor of guest designing for Color Me Miki kits for October, and let me tell you, TO DIE FOR!!! This kit just WOWed me from the sneak peak, and actually getting it and touching it and admiring it and best of all playing with it, OMyGoodness!!!! A very inspiring experience for me, and I am in love with my layouts!!!

So getcha booties on over there and check out her kits, you wont be disappointed!!!

Oh yeah.....she posted a sneak of a couple layouts too!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Scrap N' Art Calls for Jan/Feb

Ok ladies, here are the calls for the Jan/Feb issue of Scrap N' Art!!!
Deadline is October 15.
I want to see some familiar names there...and yes that means YOU!!!

January/February Page Calls
• Layouts & Projects showing or using snow/ice/cold
elements or photos
• Valentine’s Day layouts, cards, and projects
• Layouts and projects using the colors red and pink
• Layouts and projects that highlight New Year’s
parties and resolutions
• Layouts or projects showing unusual use of texture
• Layouts or projects featuring fun and unique ways
to use chipboard
• Circular layouts, and projects using circles and
circular elements
• Layouts with lots of journaling
The deadline for these calls is October 15th, 2008.
Use our online submission tool at - be sure to
read our rules for submission!
Email for submission questions and issues.

If you do submit or subscribe please use me as a referral!!!
On submissions note it in your supplies, on subscriptions note it in the notes!! Thanks all~

Finally!!! I have been BURSTING with news!!!


Introducing the '08/'09 'Zine Team
We are so pleased to announce the six new members of the Scrap N' Art 'Zine Team. We would also like to offer a big THANK YOU to the hundreds of talented artists that applied for our design team call. You really made our job tough!

Introducing the six new members of the Scrap N' Art team...

I am so excited to begin this new adventure!!! I hope that all of you will consider submitting your awesome work for publication!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Goodbye Summer Camp Crop Layouts far!!! I am dabbling over at Scrapbook Heaven and their challenges, its so good to do some layouts just because!!! And I used up a kit that was almost ready to go to stash, so its all good!!!
This is my DD Rachel:

And this is Jenna with a family friend, she is so proud of this picture!!!

I know that I will do a few more of the challenges, they are quite refreshng!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

2nd Reveal for Treasured Scrapbooking - September

I have really had a blast with this kit, made 2 altered items AND a card...I never do cards!!!

These are my favorite photos of Jeromy from last fall:

We went to Simi Valley days on Friday night and the kids did the big slide...together!! Not a great shot but with no flash and night time not so bad either, kind of gives it a great look I think.

I am so not a card maker but I did whip this up real quick for my DD this morning!!

I loved this piece of paper, and it matches my bedroom so I mounted it to a 12 x 12 canvas with modge podge. I painted the canvas first. Before I mounted the paper I cut around some of the flowers and bent them out, I also added some stickles, gotta love some bling! Added a title and modge podged the whole thing. Added some flowers and gems and now its hanging in my bedroom!! I plan on doing a series of these.

A little detail shot:

In the kit this month was a cool little mini album in a cute little box. I painted it, messy, added some paper, a monogram, a title and I accordianed some paper for the top.

A deatil shot

And in the inside I adhered the first page to the lid and the last page to the bottom, they are all attached. I printed pictures on white bazzill cardstock in chocolate, added a few sub titles and it was done.

I found a great crop at Scrapbook Heaven!!!

Come join me!!
Check out the details:

Scrapbook Heaven



Join us September 14th-27th for two weeks filled with summer camp fun. Re-live the excitement and memories you experienced as a child as we say "Good-bye, Summer Camp"!

Each day of camp gives you the chance to complete badge requirements and earn a new cyber patch. Earn the most patches and you could be named "Best Overall Camper" and win the grand prize -- a fabulous Scrapbook Heaven KIT!! Additional surPRIZES to be awarded thru-out the camp.
If you are a SUPER camper and earn all the patches available you will receive the GRAND Prize!!!! All ties will be compiled and a winner will be drawn!

We'll have lots of fun teaching tips/techniques, scrapbook challenges and maybe a game or two! Come along and bring a friend.

Happy Scrapping and Happy Camping!

When: September 14th thru 27th
Time: 6 p.m. EST-START

What to bring: a Friend, all your scrappy supplies and the attitude to have a great time!

SPECIAL THANKS to Shirley from Patch Corner for the use of her patch designs for our Cyber CAMP!


Monday, September 1, 2008

September 1st Treasured Scrapbooking Reveal

Its the beginning of a new month, and its SEPTEMBER!!! My second favorite month of the first is October so I am looking forward to the next few months!!! Leslie at Treasured Scrapbooking outdid herself this month,check out these kits!!!
Kit #1 Harvest Moon featuring the NEW Pink Paislee!!

And Kit # 2 - Legwarmers
Also featuring the NEW Pink Paislee!!

I had kit #1 this month and here are my first of the month reveals:
The photo I used here was edited with photoshop elements 5, I learned this technique in Jessica Sprague's Digi in Deep Class.

I issued a challenge on the Treasured Scrapbooking message board for September to make your own blog banner!!! Check it out And this was the sample I did for this for a fellow DT member, Lisa:

Would love to see you over at Treasured Scrapbooking!!!