Monday, January 1, 2018

Some fun projects

I haven’t taken much time to post, but will share some projects since last posting.

Card from November challenge at scrapbook message board

The lady I share an office with made me a card using this technique.  She told me how she created it so I gave it a shot!  Hers used chalks and such, but I was pretty happy it worked!  I just colored in the one turkey.  Love my results.

A tea gift.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spellbinders kit & caboodle club

I have been subscribed to the Spellbinders kit & caboodle club for several months now.  I had very few dies when I started.  That problem hav now been alleviated.  Beautiful materials, but the tutorials are really lacking.

I have even tried some internet searches for people showing each kit and come up with only one or two cards.  So, last night I put my very limited card making skills to the test.  I took the October kit &caboodle club and made 10 cards.

Initial results are ok.  I added another sheet of blue card stock, white card stock and some stamped images to the supplies.  I tried making the two cards on the large dies and die of the month, but only one from the card kit because I wouldn’t use the others.

In the photos below I show the card and dies used.  Keep in mind I am really new to this so they are not fancy.

Above is the first card I did.  I cut the edge of the Large die off and used it for the background of the final card.

Below is one of the cards from the image on the packaging.  While it turned out ok, the directions left something to be desired.  They give some of the steps but not all.  I had already cut some paper down or I would not have added the dark blue behind the blue print paper.  However, I am happy with the results.

Next up - a really simple card that I know I will use.  The paper came in the kit, so I just inked the edges, added a few die cuts and stamped the greeting.

I still don't know how I will complete this one.  I just know I like the colors.  All papers are from the kit.  Still working on the greeting as the ones in the kit are not ones I will use many from for cardmaking.  However, I also scrapbook so they will be used there.

Here is a simple one using one die and an overlay included with the kit.

This one doesn't look simple, but it was very easy to create.  I will use this pattern more often.  Missing - one of the October kit of the month dies - the small flower (on the ribbon).

Another super simple card.  I don't know if the stickles I added (not from kit) show or not.  

I followed this from the Large die of the month set.  I am not good at coloring stamps or dies.  LOL  But I will be learning.

This turned out to be one of my favorites.  Very simple, but it works.

No dies at all.  I just used the overlay and some paper and fiber from the kit.

Well - above are the 10 cards (almost done - still working on the gold/purple one) from the Spellbinders October Kit & Caboodle club.  

Below are the cards from August.  

lift the Rudolph image and you find
I did use the edge dies from August in a layering design.  

Then, I found a really great company called Taylored Expressions.  I bought a couple sets of stamps/dies from them last month.  I will be enjoying using them/have used them on several cards.  Here, I added the image to the outside (yes, I am still working on choosing inks - maybe this should have been embossed?):
then I fell in love with the message that I picked from the set for this little guy

yes, I do have someone in mind for this fun card!

The other set - I didn't take a picture, but if you have ever viewed the llamas with hats you tube videos (CAUTION - these are not for anyone who is sensitive) I couldn't resist this set:
I have a card with a lot of llamas with various faces all over to a particular person with a name from the series.  Normally I don't buy stamped images for a single card, but really?  Where else will I find a llama that can have so many faces!  (plus, some from the cow set worked too).

As always, if you are interested, stop over to my messageboard site and say hi!  We love to meet new people and chat about cards and scrapbooking and other paper crafts.  

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Challenge project going well

Loving the 2x2x12 challenge over on the Scrapbook message board.

I just completed a few more pages using one of my Club Scrap kits.  Names escape me but I had fun with September.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fun cards with Sunflower Greetings to Go

A visit to my scrappytown means I took some time to enjoy a kit over the weekend!  First start - clear up my area and finish putting things away.  Any hints to getting the habit established doing this every time any project is created?  That is a habit I need to develop.

Once that was done, I started working on my Greetings to Go Sunflowers Card kit from Club Scrap.

I liked a few of the cards, a few others, I just didn't think I would use, so had some fun making some minor changes using my stash.

First - a few of the ones I usually call regular letter size cards.  I made a total of 5 of these.  The yellow that came was just brighter than I wanted, so I changed out the background to use a brown and orange type color I had on hand.  I also used some of the washi that came with their Scrapbook Kit club as well.

Then I did some work with other size cards

The one in the top left (thank you with sunflower ribbon) is actually a belly band around a center fold card.  I did add a sunflower charm to the front after the photo.

The other six will be posted later this week.  I pretty much followed the formula for making them - a few minor alterations, but overall they turned out just like the blog showed.

The Garden Shed Greetings to Go Kit was also completed this weekend.  Some of those pictures are over on Scrapbook Message Board

Oh, I am finally starting to upload some videos on my YouTube channel:  Scraprageous You Tube Channel

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wow it has been awhile!

It has definitely been quite some time since I posted onto my blog. 

Well, time to get back into the swing of things!  I haven't had lots of time for scrapping, but with my schedule getting back to normal, I hope to spend more time in scrappy town (aka - my scrap area) once again!

New phone, so I am still working on getting photos that look right, but it has been fun.  First a football game in the Vikings new stadium!

I did have some time to work on this little flip book - just a few quick pages showing.

slow internet = pictures coming later.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

New Sales Item Graphic 45 Mini album

It has been forever since I have posted, but I have been keeping busy.  New lambs are on the ground and new job duties and more travel.  I do love keeping busy, so when we are really busy, what sounds great - come up with a new product idea!

Do you like to decorate mini albums but hate creating them?  I am considering selling "simple" mini albums.  What do you think?

The would include the basics - 6 pages (similar to the Couture mini album posted a few posts earlier) and either vertical or horizontal orientation.

Still debating if blank or use a line of paper to make it look less empty (but that adds at least $25 to the cost).

Looking for any thoughts, but as all you entrepreneurs know, no matter what others think, if we think it can be successful, we will go for it!

On another front, playing with some new dies has been fun.  I have limited myself to using scrap papers only and some new Elizabeth Craft dies.  Loving my results!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Layouts

I really love this November 2015 Club Scrap Kit - Moroccan Spice.  As always, the paper is just fabulous to touch!  However, it didn't start out that way.

First, I get my instructions together to start.  I have some photos of when we moved in that I think will work out wonderful.  I don't 'care' about the papers in the kit, and the photos are ones I want, but again, don't 'care' about how they end up on a page.

So, off we go - grab the Assembly Line Scrapbooking instructions they provide and lets go!  I know from experience that even if I am not sure about the papers in the box, by the time I have a few pages completed, I really start to enjoy the colors.  It also is great for those days I really want to get something done, but have no idea where to start.  After a bit of working with the kit - viola!  I am ready to do some things on my own.  Totally works for me!

Ok - start cutting.  Three cuts in, I realize I read the dimensions wrong - ugh.  I will be revamping at least one page.

Well - let's keep going.  I have the cut-aparts I need complete, so grab some ink and ink up the edges.  I noticed after inking that the instructions have them distressed.  Oh bother.  Not sure I will distress or not.  I like distressed edges, but let's leave things for now and move forward.

Next, I realize I need to use a stencil - yuck (ok, I know I don't need to, but I hate to give up so soon).  I am not good at stencils, but what the heck, I have several mistakes already - if all else, I will flip the paper over and use it plain. So, stencil away.  It looks ok, not the ink color they use, but i like it.  It needs something else - Glimmer mist to the rescue.  The gold tip is clogged - that is how my day is going, so grab a different one (I don't feel like dealing with it right now).  I am not sure what I grabbed, but it turned out great!  Turns out I like Verdigris.  No idea how to pronounce, but I like the color!

Stencil done, figured out the page that is cut into multiple pieces and 'hidden'.  Let's work on accent pieces/embellishments while it dries.  Fun Medallions and sequins - let's put things together.

But - I don't know that I like the medallion on the cut-apaprt.  When looking into options from my stash, I found a button with a paw print.  Hey!  I think I know the photos - the red dog - when she arrived she was a mess.  The cut-apart reads, "Having somewhere to go is home.  Having someone to love is family.  Having both is a blessing"  Wow - that reminds me so much of her finally (at 1 year old) finding a home where she is loved and cared for and is a part of our family.  I know what photos will go here now.  Inspiration has struck.

Time for a few changes :).  Love this part!

The paw print/button is staying, the medallion can go elsewhere.  One of the cut-aparts will be replaced with some paw print paper and I need to find those photos!

Photos of this 'mess' to success are coming.  If only my uploader worked a bit quicker!

See you soon.  Any questions on what I did and the final results can be answered here or over at Scrapbook Message Board.  Have a wonderful day!