Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloweeen!!!

October has long been my favorite month of the year.  I just love the crisp blue skies we get, a bit of Indian Summer weather and soft breezes.  This year has been a little different as I was gone to New England/Canada for half the month where I actually SAW fall know, leaves that change beautiful colors before falling off..unlike most of ours which turn brown and die and the first Santa Ana wind we get blows them all off..usually in December, lol!  So since was gone so much of the month...and then had jet lag that just would not go away I didnt get a chance to get out my usual Halloween decorations :(  But I did add a few new witch dolls to my collections, including a homemade one named Agatha that I got from Salem Massachutes!  A visit to the pumpkin patch always gives me beautiful photos with bright vivid colors...cannot miss this trip every year.  Last year we all went, my mom and the gkids and it was of course a blast.  So this is the layout I share with you today:

This layout is a great pairing of Best Creation Inc Papers, Epiphany Crafts, and Helmar Adhesives and features my grandson Jeromy who I miss dearly, he moved to live with his mom in Nevada and then his dad in Arizona.
 I used Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubblecaps for the pumpkins and the Round 14 Bubblecaps and Charm Settiings for the hanging embellishment.
 Helmar Liquid Scapdots was perfect for holding the tulle!!!
Hope you all have a great Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Epiphany Crafts/Clearsnap Week!

The Epiphany Crafts Design Team paired up with Clearsnap this last week and used each others products to create fun projects!  I love working with Clearsnap product, inks are unbeatable, and I love love love the spritzes and foils!!  My first project is an 8x8 canvas:
I used the foil on the large heart in the center, the Epiphany Crafts Heart bubblecap (14) silver foil, and then on the Round 14 bubblecaps in the charm settings (on the banner) and a vintage setting on the flower. 

 Smooch spray was used on the canvas itself and I used the ink to stamp the flower and the edges of the canvas.
 I used the Sparkle Fibers from Clearsnap on the backs of a couple of Heart 25 Bubblecaps. 

My next project was a wood frame:
Here I used Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubblecaps, the Round 14 Bubblecaps and vintage settings, and the felt flowers
 I used the Smooch spray for the edges of the frame:
These were fun projects to work on and I loved the pairing of Epiphany Crafts and Clearsnap!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

My NovelTree by Webster's Pages

I had a bucket list item checked off this year.  Brandin from Webster's Pages contacted me and asked me if I would like to be a part of a new venture for Webster's Pages, designing photobooks like no other using Webster's Pages Digital collections.  She had the vision, we worked through it all learning along the way.  Trial and error.  I have to say that with her direction I was able to tweek my scrapping style just enough to be what I had always envisioned it could be.  Brandin has forever been imprinted in my brain as a huge inspiration in my life.

So what is NovelTree?  NovelTree is a new journey for Webster's Pages.  NovelTree introduces to the world a whole new concept in photobooks, memory books, scrapbooks.  A NovelTree photobook is like none you have ever seen.  Imagine a scrapbook, available in digital format, that you can just drop your photos into online, you can personalize with your own journaling, and you can have it delivered to your doorstep, complete.  For 39.95 you get the hardcover, lie flat pages, and for 19.95 you can get it in a softcover format.  I couldn't believe the price point when I saw it!  Each book holds on average around 50 photos.  There are books for every occasion you can imagine, or no occasion at all.  Very versatile for sure!  If you don't see something you would love to have...make a suggestion, we are still creating!

I share this adventure with fellow designer Mitsue Iwata.  Let me share with you some of my favorites that I designed:
My favorite is Peace
Another is Homegrown
Or how about All Occasion II
How about a photobook for a BOY....hard to come by but I created one , Boy
One about a book to document your child's school year?  Check out

Do you want to save 20% for life on these books?  Yep, you heard me right, 20% off for life!!  Just pre-order a book of your choice, and that discount is yours for life. Once everything is ready to go you will be able to create your book, have it printed and shipped directly to your doorstep.  Think Christmas people...what a great gift!  I don't know about you but I am the picture taker of the family so I have all the pictures, this is a GREAT way to share them!

So which one is your favorite?  Be sure to check out the Webster's Pages Blog for giveaways....there is one today for a free photobook and your favorite Webster's Pages product :)

Be sure to click on the books names above as I have linked them to the NovelTree site where you can see the book in "action" cool!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Helmar October Sketch Challenge!

Lydell Quin is at it again with the perfect sketch for the Helmar October Sketch Challenge!
October 2011 Sketch
One of my all time favorite Helmar Adhesives, Liquid ScrapDots was the perfect product for my Hello Fall Layout where I made some 3D leaves by cutting out a leaf shape and pinch pleating right down the center....I added some inked edges to give them even more dimension. My layout features papers from Helmar preferred partner, Pink Paislee!
A little close up of the leaf cluster shows how dimensional these leaves actually are, which would normally create a glue emergency, but not with Helmar Liquid ScrapDots on my table!!  I added a few custom buttons made with my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio to my cluster and it was the perfect touch.
Hope to see your creations with the October Sketch and Helmar Adhesives!!
Julie Walton, Helmar Design Team Member

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sharing a little Webster's Pages Digital love!!

I so love working with Websters Pages!!!  I am so glad that Webster's Pages offers their product in digital format!  I have done so much work lately with the collections its crazy, alot of it for the new Photobooks and Pocket Photobooks that Webster's Pages will be offering through their NovelTree program, some work for publications, future blog posts and just for fun.

Today I can share two of my latest layouts.  The first is one that I created with Life's Portrait digital collection and is a scraplift of Webster's Pages October GDT Stacey Young.  Stacey creates with an incredible amount of layers, just beautiful.  So that is what I concentrated on, layers:
and that is my little Trevor, just having the time of his life at the beach :)

My second layout that I can share is for my daughter's best friend who is expecting her first baby in December and had a little maternity photo shoot last week.  I mixed up the collections here and used a little Let's Celebrate, some Trendsetter and a bit of Garden Gala:
 They are anxiously awaiting the birth of their lil' pumpkin :)

I encourage you to pick up some of Webster's Pages in the digital format, which is so versatile, you can cut it up, resize it, change colors or print it out!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

3 Scrappy Boys October Main Kit

The 3 Scrappy Boys October Main kit features Studio Calico this month!!

October 2011 Main kit

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October 2011 Main kit includes:

6 sheets double sided Studio Calico memoir paper
1 sheet Studio Calico diecut paper
8 sheets assorted Studio Calico memoir 6 x6 paper
4 sheets cardstock
1 Studio Calico chipboard alphabet
1/2 pack Jenni Bowlin brads
assorted Studio Calico memoir diecuts
1/2 pack Studio Calico scrap
1 roll Hambly washi tape
1/2 pack Basic Grey flowers
1 Maya Road kraft note and envelope

And these are my creations this month:
 I added 5 custom button made with my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio, Round 20, and 2 custom epoxies made with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14.
 Did a little fussy cutting here and then some hand stitching.
 Added a custom epoxy on the 'hi' card made with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 , and some tulle from my stash.
 I used a template for the diecut shape and added some bakers twine from my stash here.

I have also created a challenge in the forum for the October Main Kit, which is to create a project with some sort of stitching, it can be hand stitched, machine stitched or even faux stitched with a pen.  My example is my "hi" card where I faux stitched with a white pen and hand stitched:
Thanks for sharing some of your precious time with me and I hope that I have inspired you!!