May 21, 2008

Getting Scrappy

I have been trying to get more layouts done as I realize my production for this year has been very low - well at least in the layout depatment. I have done tons of cards and altered projects. Here are a couple of my latest.

So to also help with the scrapping more we are running a Make Something Everyday (MSE)challenge on the Scrapbook Takeout forum for the month of June and offering a Purple Cows Two-In-One Scrapbook Combo Trimmer to the person who completes the most days (random drawing if there is a tie) and I plan to play along.

So hopefully by the end of June I will have a lot more layouts and even more cards and altered projects.

On another note, my husband launched his Etsy store this week selling original abstract paintings. Go check it out!! I am very proud of him and if I may say so myself his work is awesome.

May 15, 2008

Use Your Scraps

I am trying to make an effort to use my scraps as soon as they accumulate on my scrap table after doing layouts or other projects. Here are some cards that I made that are all made from the scraps that were on my table.

May 12, 2008

Some New Cards

Here are some the cards I have made in the last few weeks. Enjoy!!!

These two were for my nephew's 2nd birthday!

May 10, 2008

My May Inkling

Sharing the Inkling I did for the Ranger Group I belong to. Its an altered canvas using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Clear Embossing Powder; Heat-It gun
Other: Canvas; Stamp; Water Brushes; Die-cuts; Lace or Vintage Ribbon

1. Rub one color of Distress Ink over the canvas. Using the water brush spread ink over canvas to give it a water color effect. Let dry completely. Speed up the drying time by using your Heat-It Gun (optional). Repeat with anohter color of the Distress Inks. For this example I used Milled Lavendar and Weathered Wood.

2. Cover stamp completely with another color of the Distress Ink (for this I used Peeled Paint) and stamp canvas. Sprinkle embossing powder over image; tap off excess powder; heat with Heat-It Gun until all the embossing powder melts.

3. To give the lace an aged feel and to coordinate with the colors of the canvas rub Distress Ink pad over the lace. Once dry attach the lace to the canvas. You can also apply Distress Inks to your die cuts and use the water color brush to dilute the color.

4. Decorate canvas with die cuts. This could make a very nice last minute gift for Mother’s Day.