March 22, 2008

Getting Better at Jounaling

The March kit at Scrapbook Takeout is called "Tell Your Story" and it has inspired me to really take a look at my journaling and try to do more of it on my layouts beyond the who, what, where, and why?

This layout I did for a 'make n take" for the special area on our forum that is for kit buyers.

The journaling reads:

10 Things...I don't leave home without
1. Cell Phone My life line to the outside world. I am not a big cell phone but I just like to know that I have it with me in case I need to make a call or someone needs to reach me. I hate being out of touch. 2. Sunglasses I used to buy expensive sunglasses and they kept breaking in my handbag. Since I started buying the cheaper ones they last forever and guess what - they work just as well 3. Lip balm I hate dry lips and with the winters that we have here in MA lip balm is a must. Who wants to walk around with dry cracked or peeling lips? I Know I don't. My favorite one at the moment Blistex Lip Infusion, Cherry Splash 4. Lip gloss I am not a lipstick person so I was very happy when tinted lip-gloss became a big thing. I wear it over my lip balm as you just can't have enough moisture for your lips. These days I am loving Hi Shine Lip Treatment from the Body Shop. 5. Notebook I am a scrapper and a writer of lists so I never leave home without a note book in my bag. You never know when that next great idea or inspiration will jump out at you and I am forever writing lists of things to do, to buy, etc. 6. Pen well you can't have a note book without something to write in it with now can you. 7. Wallet I hate purses so I carry a wallet in stead. I like that it is small and compact but holds everything that I need. 8. Watch I just like to know what time it is. It probably is a bad thing to be constantly checking your watch and I have been trying to go without it on weekends when I run out to do stuff. After all the weekend is the time to relax. 9. Jewelry I have to confess that if I don't have on my jewelry when I go out that I feel naked. It's funny though because its also the first thing I take off when I get home (well except for wedding rings.), 10. I-Pod I love my new I Pod that Sheldon got for me for Christmas. It is so small that it can fit in my pocket. Much better than the one that it replaced. I carry it with me just in case I have down time somewhere so I can listen to music.

From Kit: Jenni Bowling Die Cut paper - Red, Collage Press - Grayson Hall - World Travel Paper; SBTO Stamp by Chrissy (add-on set);Other: American Crafts Thickers - Foam, Making Memories Boho Stickers; KI Memories alha Stickers; Stampin Up Dye Ink; Computer Journaling

On another note my sister just opened her Etsy Store - Callaloo Soup Designs Store! A collection of handmade items and vintage goodies for your crafting pleasure! Check it out - she has some pretty cool stuff including some awesome lace and trim from a French flea market (yes she lives in France).

March 14, 2008

Canvas Collage

I did my first canvas last week for my Ranger Inkling and I have to say I was very pleased with the out come. I used some Tim Holtz grungeboard and the "ghost" shapes are made from the plastic packaging that products come in that I used my Cuttlebug to die cut and colored with Alcohol Inks.

Ranger: Adirondack Paint Dabbers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Inkssentials Blending Tool & Foam, Inkssentials Mini Mister (with water),

Other: Tim Holtz Ideology Grungeboard, Blank Canvas, Foam Brushes, Stamp, Plastic Packaging (what some acrylic stamps and other products come in), Die Cutter or Scissors, Clothing or other tags, Lace or Vintage Ribbon, Dew Drops or other “jewels”

March 6, 2008

Playing with Paints

Here is the inkling that I did for February for my Ranger Inkling Group.

Adirondack Paint Dabbers
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stickles (optional)
Ghost Shape/Stencil - Bird
Time Card or Shipping Label
Card form or cardstock to make your own card

1. Cover time card and chipboard hearts with Paint Dabber and let dry completely.

2. Attach ghost shape to painted time card. Paint entire card (paitning around the ghost shape) with Crackle Paint. Let dry completely. Then remove the ghost shape.

3. Ink edges of card form with Distress Ink. Attach painted time card to front of card form. Embellish with chipboard hearts and ribbon. Apply rub-ons. Add sparkle to your hearts and bird shape with the Stickles (optional).
4. Present card to a loved one.

March 2, 2008

RAK Winner!!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments that were posted. I did a ramdom drawing and the winner of the RAK is:

Cheryl KDV - Congrats to you.

I hope that you will all come back and keep posting comments and please feel free to ask questions about any of my work.

New crafty post coming tomrrow!!!

March 1, 2008

A Year of My Life in Books

I love to read. I can spend hours in a book store just browsing books. I love how they smell, and how they look all together on the shelves and the feel of new pages. Ok so I may be a little weird LOL!!! My bookshelves at home have run out of room to the point where I am stacking books on top of each other. Last year my reading had declined somewhat but it has picked up again in the last couple months so I decided to document a year of my life by using the books I read. Here is the mini album (thanks sis for the album) that I altered to keep track of it all. I will post the pages as I fill them in. Of course I am already behind by two months but I think I can catch up. So look for the January and February pages coming soon.

Don't forget to post a comment on Thursday post for a chance to win a RAK. I'll be drawing the winner tomorrow evening.