Thursday, April 28, 2011

More embellishments

Still posting embellishments for the swap. I tried to do a variety of different things and styles, so the diva on the receiving end gets an assortment (we did 12 in the swap).

The first is a tag made from a scrap outline of a cougar SVG from Nicolas Gomez, I added some embossing, ribbon and a stamp (friends, stampin up).
The next two go together. The stamp set is from Inkadinkado (how fun is that to say?). I colored it, inked the edges, added lace and a brad (hard to tell, but it is inked dark red).
I used the same stamp as above. The charm I got ages ago at Walmart (a quarter for 4) in the clearance isle. At the time I couldn't pass it up, but honestly, I just used the first one a month ago! Anyways, I stamped and colored, used stickles to glitter glue it to the back of the charm (the glitter is hard to see in the picture).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pretty in Pink!

Those of you who do not know me personally are out of the loop. On what? My new Mary Kay business! I have been a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant for 9 days now! I have held 2 parties and I love spending time teaching women the essentials of skin care and sharing with them wonderful Mary Kay products. I, personally, have been using Mary Kay products for a little over 3 years and wholeheartedly believe in the products. The only thing on my face on my wedding day was Mary Kay. Only the best for such a special day, and every other day, for that matter. Now, on to my project! While talking with my sales director (a wonderful, beautiful, Godly woman, by the way) she mentioned that I will want a 3 subject notebook to track 3 aspects on the business end of Mary Kay. 3 subject notebooks are so blah, so I prettied mine up!

This is the front. The black and white paper was from Joann's, not sure what brand. The pink was from I RAK, I only had a 5x5 sheet of it, yet I think it went pretty far. The punches were both Mavy.
The lace was a RAK, the rhinestones from Michaels, the buttons, off old clothing. Here is the back. The ribbon from my stash, buckles off a pair of old jeans.
A close-up of quite a few things.
The corner and the dividing tabs (to make 3 sections). Our unit is the Royal Rockstars, so I had to include a star somewhere!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alcohol Inks

I got some alcohol inks on sale for a great price and have been playing with them. These are some of the tags I did for a swap at Creative Scrapbook Divas.
What you see as white is heat embossed, then I inked and reheated it to bring the white forward again. I'm learning all kinds of new tricks :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The April Swap at Creative Scrapbook Divas (see badge on right side of blog) was make your own embellishments. So I tried my hand at inchies and twinchies (I think I like ATCs better, cause they are bigger). I had a hard time keeping within the measurements. The tree is a "true inchie" and the one with a brad a "true twinchie", the other is me not liking limitations :)I used scraps for all of these! That was an additional challenge I gave myself. Yes, the Thinking of You is from a box of Mary Kay thinking of you lotion, my new favorite scent!

Just wanted to keep you up to date on what I've been up to lately. Will post more later.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Boy Fun

I have been creating the past couple of weeks, and I've even taken pictures of most of it. I just haven't gotten around to putting them up here to share. Sorry about that. Here is a layout I did for the baby scrapbook. I have 1 more made to post and one more double layout to make before I give it away. As is typical with me, the first layout goes on the left.
The mud puddles (free-handed) are a bit darker in person, the perfect 'murky' color! Both of the sentiments I printed for the background are from Ginger's House. One reads: Trucks and dirt and shades of blue, but little boys are angels too. And the other: Blue jeans and trucks, scrapes on his knees and running in the dirt and being a tease. I couldn't choose, so I used them both! The title is a font on SCAL2, the pockets are Penny Duncan's and the sock monkey Lea's. All of the files were free!Challenges-
Sentimental Sundays- Treasured Memories

Friday, April 8, 2011

Paper This and That April Challenge

I know I already posted my DT card for Paper This and That's April Challenge: April Showers bring May Flowers. I had it auto set so I wouldn't forget. The challenge was just posted a couple of days ago (guess I should have waited, will do better next month). You can see my card here. And be sure to head over and join in the fun-there is a fabulous sponsor this month (and I will only say that when I really know the sponsor is fab, I promise, Glitterbabe is AWESOME!). The prize is 2 of her images!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recipes 1

The title is recipes because I am planning on making more of these. This is for a friend who is getting married (part of her wedding gift). Lilac and Clover (the green pictured was as close as I could get-clover is actually slightly darker) are her and her fiance's wedding colors. It will be presented in this basket (both the basket and the ribbon are from Dollar Tree-they have greatly increased their craft selection).
I had lots of help (whether the ladies know it or not) with various pieces of this project. The recipe box measures 4.5x6 (could be used for a large variety of things). The wonderful tutorial by Maria Bell is here (the original has a handle for a purse-like look). The recipes SVG is by Cheryl Ann at Cafe Expressions (its free). The Lilac and clover papers are Recollections and the Swirl paper is KO Addison. I ended up using 3 sheets of the lilac paper, 1 1/2 of the clover and a little less than one of the swirl (I didn't think 5 1/2 sheets was bad at all).
Both circles are SVG files from Veronica over at Crafty Blonde. The swirl inside the circle was first dry embossed with the swirl folder from cuttlebug, then wet embossed in white, a 'double embossing' technique I learned last week from Amanda at Amanda's Crafts and More. See how much help I had?! Much thanks to all of these talented artists!

**If you are going to recreate this, I recommend using very strong glue. I used a tape runner first and it did not stick very long, so I had to reglue it with stronger adhesive. Here is a picture of the inside. I will add a few of Blake and my favorite recipes from each category to get them started!

You can see I used a magnet to hold it together. Note, the lilac color is more like the first two colors, this picture has funny light on it.

*I am linking this post up to Maryanne's blog Scrappy Gifts for her Scrappy Saturdays link up. You can link up any project and she chooses one to feature on the following Friday-note, since she is about to have a baby, the link up is longer this time.

Anything Goes- make your own embellishment-the one on the front is made by me
Digi's With Attitude!-Anything Goes
Polly Craft Monday-Friendship-for a friend
Stampin' Royalty- Heat embossing

Thanks for reading this super long post!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Paper This and That DT Card

Paper This and That is having a challenge-April Showers bring May Flowers (how appropriate for this time of year)! It isn't up on their blog yet, but when it is it will be here. This is the card I made for it:
Ok, details- the image is Glitterbabe's, you can find all her awesome digis here. The scalloped edge and place to run ribbon through is a punch by Marvy. The flower cut file is Lea's and can be found here (it's free). Ribbon (I inked it), paper and rhinestones from my stash, the matte for the digi stamp and the edge are both vellum (they are the same piece, just look different when against paper and not).

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