Friday, December 31, 2010

Some Webster's Pages Projects

......for a Design Team submission....actually 2 because I am applying for both the paper team and the digital team :)  I just hit send for both...wish me luck!  What a dream it would be to be on either of the teams.  I love love love the quality of Webster's Pages products, the papers are so thick and nice, the graphics so rich in color, the ribbons and trims so unique, along with the the buttons and die for I tell ya!!!  I had a blast working with both the papers and embellies and the digital files for the past few days.  I have met the owners at the CHA  shows and I have to say that they are definitely one big family and actually enjoy each other, now thats what I am talking about!

So let me share with you the projects I created for this call.  The first project is an antique oak printers tray that I got a while back on ebay.  It measures about 16 x 12 or so.  I did nothing to it before altering it, I love the rustic old look of it.  I used a combination of papers from the Garden collection and the Seaside collection.
 I call it Live, Love, Laugh and I included my grandkids photos because they make me smile...and live, love laugh!  I framed their little pictures with mini little chipboard frames and dressed the little chipboard people in Webster's Pages clothes after I glimmer misted them.

 I created the little yo yo flower on the right and added lots of trim, I really love the little button stacks!
 A couple of Epiphany Crafts Epoxy hearts and an old old thread bobbin (its wood) are the perfect additions to the little squares.
 I added the kids names with my favorite mini letters of the moment from October Afternoon.
 I made a little distressed circle flower on the left and the title in various different alpha's, I just love the corrugated cardboard on from Rusty Pickle!
 And here is a side view so you can see the character the antique printer tray has, I just love it!  I added lots of trims on the top and bottom and even on the edge of some of the dividers.
And now I have a great altered antique printers tray that I will cherish for years to come!

I decided to do two layouts for the call as that is my strong suit, gotta stick with what you do best, right?  Again I used papers from the Garden collection and the Seaside collection.  The first layout is called Oh! The Possibilities and features my grandson Trevor.  I captured this photo at the park about a week before Christmas and I just love the look in his eyes!
 I used burlap to mat the photo along with some Bazzill cardstock and then stitched it down.  I added a little ink to the burlap as well.

 Along with the various trims and Webster's Pages Quote cards I added some custom buttons made with my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio using the same Bazzill cardstock I used to mat the photo with.  I also did alot of layering and added flowers and buttons for dimension.
I love how this came out!

My next layout features my grand daughter Jenna....acting silly for the camera, which she does alot.  I love this photo because it really captured her spirit of the moment!!  This layout is called Our Crazy Woman....because that is what she is!!
 I created the little paper roses and added the Webster's Pages sparkles to the center.  I love how they fit right in on the strip of paper that I edge punched.
 I cut the little banner triangle so that I could bend them up like they were flying and added a pearl trim as the string holding the banner flags.  Lots of trims and punched butterflies give lots of texture and I used lots of pop dots and Liquid Scrap Dots from Helmar for added dimension.
Lots of sparkle and shine make this project a total stunner!!

Since I am both a paper and digital scrapper, but not a hybrid scrapper, I decided to apply for both teams...hopefully I will get a spot on the team one way or another, lol!!  For all three of my layouts I used the Hollywood Vogue digital collection.

This first layout called 6 yr old smile features my grand daughter Jenna, in a photo taken right after she lost her two front teeth.  It didnt last long so I am glad I captured this look!  I copied the background paper onto the top layer and then changed the opacity and blending, I think it gave it a great effect.  The title was created using the Problem Secretary font, giving it a different color stroke and embossing it a bit, I love how it looks like chipboard!
 This next layout is a fun multiphoto layout featuring my family at various times during the year.  I turned all the photos sepia and love how it coordinated with the colors of the papers and embellishments.  I burned the edges of the blue strip of paper to give it the inked look.

 As soon as I saw the herringbone pattern on this paper I knew it had to have a black and white photo and one of my daughter Katy.  Its just her.  I did some extracting from other papers for the strip on the left side.  I burned the edges of the paper strips and mat and behind the photo.  The journaling block was created from a different sheet of paper, cropped and resized.  The font there is Fashion Victim and was a perfect match.

Happy New Year to all!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Best Creation Inc - CHA - W - 2011 Sneak Peak!!

You can see it on the blog - here - but I couldnt wait to share it as well.....these papers look awesome!!!!
Cant wait to work with these papers!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Scrapping Spot for January!!

The Scrapping Spot kit for January features the Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate line!!!!  I love love love the color combo!!!  Lots of fun embellishments...including the cutest felt cup of hot chocolate and some cute little chocolate bars....yum yum!!!!  So let me share the kit with you:
Featuring the Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate line (all papers are double sided except the Hot Chocolate Flower). 1-Chocolate Swirl, 1-January, 1-Chocolate Ice, 1-Glistening Snow, 1-Strips, 1-Flower Die Cut, 1-Bazzill Chili, 1-Bazzill Rain. Handful of Dew Drops, 1-Handmade Hot Chocolate Felt Cup, 2 ea. Jillibean Red/Brown Sugar Picks, 1/2 pkg. Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Alpha, 20" Red Rick Rack, 1-Jolee's By You Chocolate Bars, 1 set Tim Holtz Sign and Post, 1 yd. BoBunny Double Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 ea. Kaiser Snowflake Wood Flourish, 1-Kaiser Chocolate Pearl Flourish, 1/2 pkg. Crystal Stickers Elements Strips Round Crystals, 1-Memento Lady Bug Dew Drop Ink, 1-Aqua Block Teeny Alphas, 3 ea. Ruby Slipper Glitter Dots, 1 ea. Basic Grey Manila Basics Tab

And as far as I know there are only 4 kits left....just 4!!!!  So if you want one, I wouldnt wait...they have sold out the last 3 months in a row!!!  Go HERE now to pick one up :)

I have been able to complete 3 layouts with a 4th laying on my counter almost done.  It has been raining for 5 straight days here in California so its been rather difficult to get good pics of the layouts so you will just have to bear with me and my so so photos (I couldnt wait any longer...its not suppose to stop till Friday)
 Thanks for coming by to visit!!!
Have a very Merry Christmas....see ya before the New Year :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Epiphany Crafts Holiday Ornament Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Epiphany Crafts Design Team Holiday Ornament Blog Hop 2010!! 

Our lovely Design Team has created some wonderful holiday projects, brimming with inspiration and of course, Epiphany Crafts epoxies, buttons, and tools! Visit each Design Team members blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. Leave a comment on each blog. When you reach the last blog, you'll receive the final instructions on how to enter to win a fabulous prize pack filled with Epiphany Crafts goodies, straight from Santa!!

Today I am sharing with you how to create a .....Snowflake Ornament....made from a TOILET PAPER ROLL!!!  I got this great idea from my friend Sonda and thought it would be perfect with an Epiphany Crafts custom button in the middle.  This is also a perfect craft to make with your kiddos too!

So Let me share how I made this one so that you can make your own!
Supplies needed:
1 toilet paper roll
Glimmer mist (any kind)
Patterned Paper ( two  1 1/2 inch x 12 inch strips) and scraps
Buttons (large)
Epiphany Crafts Large Button Studio tool and buttons
Hole Punch
Adhesive - I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry and Liquid Scrap Dots

Cut toilet paper roll in 5 continuous strips - you will have 5 circles
Fold the loops flat, pinch one end and glue together to form a circle (I used paper clips to hold them together until they dried)
Spray the snowflake/flower with your choice of glimmer mist.  I sprayed until I had complete coverage.
Take your 2 strips of paper adhere them so you have one continuous strip (24 inches) and then fold accordian style. (I used one of my favorite paper lines, Best Creation Inc)
Glue the ends of the folded paper together to form a circle.  Push the circle into a tight circle shape and glue.  I used a large Glue dot in the middle of a small square of scrap paper and then used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry to help it stay adhered.  
Roll the edges of the circle in glue and sprinkle on some glitter.
Find a scrap of paper you would like to make into a custom matching button and using the Epiphany Crafts Button Maker in the large size round button, create your button.  I used a large plain button and stacked the custom button on top.
Stitch through both buttons and the folded circle through the scrap piece of paper below.
Adhere the circle embellishment to your flower/snowflake shape you created from the toilet paper roll.
Punch one of the petals/flakes and string some tulle through it to hang.

I hope you enjoy making these, they look great on a mirror or a window and can even be hung on your tree!!  And dont forget they are fairly easy to do and the kids would enjoy helping you make some!!

You got here from Kelly's blog

Your next stop on the Hop is:

where you will leave a comment for a chance to win a fabulous prize package!!!

If you arrived on the blog hop in the middle of the order you can go back to the first blog to start at the beginning...and that blog was Lisa's!!

 I hope that the team has inspired you with all of their great ornaments and decorations using the Epiphany Crafts Button and Shape Studio.  Now head on over to Facebook, to Epiphany Crafts page  to leave your comment.  If you arent a fan be sure to like the page and become a fan!!!
Thanks for hopping with us!!!