Monday, May 23, 2011

Super Cute

We say this a lot at our house as we have a toddler and almost everything she does is super cute. I also say this all time to my older to girls as they really are both super  cute as well. A few months ago I realized I have tons of photos of them but not a ton of them together. Shortly after this we had a few of those for mentioned super cute moments as you will see in a moment.

I recently signed up for Club Got Sketch I love Valerie's classes. They are always amazing and full of details and great ideas. Here is one of the sketches from the week.

Papers used are the Stella and Rose line from my March 2011 Personal Scrapper kit.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Binky binky...where is my binky.

Hey everyone. Sorry this is a little late. Hopefully it won't disappoint. I was away at a Scrapbook Retreat this weekend which means I scrapbooked a lot and guess what I found there! My MOJO!!! I had so so much fun and I got tons of pages done which means I will be back to blogging on a regular basis. Yay.

Ok so Binky...Over at Scraptivations we have another great challenge. I was really not sure what I was going to do for challenge 5 which was to scrap something inanimate. Now I must say I was like huh...but I went and looked it up and saw that it was just something that doesn't move. Now most of my subjects are kids so you can see the challenge this posed for me.

Once I decided what to scrap I went around the house and collected the binky's and set up a photo shoot.

I finally had a chance to try a new technique that I have admired for a while.  Coloring with my copics on color paper. I was doing red letters with an outline alpha from PTI. I matched up the reds and did some shading.

Once I had them shaded the way I wanted I cut them out and layered them.

did a little strip journal and then moved on to paper peicing. Wow so many techniques on this page. I colored her face with my Copics and then stamped her on two sheets of pattern paper.

Here she is ready to assemble

and all together now. When my toddler saw this she said "Maidie" in her cute little voice. Funny thing is she looks just like this little PI girl.

I added some chip board and some other details.

A little more stamping under the embellishments and wala a finished page.


this paper is from an old Stampin' Up! kit that I had. I have been really been trying to use what I have.

Have you ever scrapped an inanimate object? Won't you join us?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Scraptivations Challenge 4 - Make your own embelishment

For this challenge we got to make our own embellishment. As a stamper this is something that I both love to do and sometimes find hard. I am getting better and better at it all the time and well really anything goes. Right now I have been making lots of flowers for my pages and my cards. I thought I would show you how to do a rolled flower today. You can do this with scissors or if you have a die you can use that. I tried it with scissors last year and it turned out pretty good, I don't have a of my flowers from last year handy but the die is a little faster for me anyway.  I got this set of dies from My Favorite Things.

Lay the die down on the paper that you select and run it through your die cut machine

Here is a group of soon to be flowers. I think it is fun to put them on pattern paper as you never quite end up with the same exact flower.

Once you have the cut outs you start at the outside of the flower and roll it tightly until you get to the middle. This can be a little tricky but you will get the hang of it as you do more and more flowers. The middle of the flower actually becomes the base of the flower.

As you can see it gets very tiny from the start to the finish.

Once you are done you can let it loosen up a little bit. I always add some crystal effects to the middle of the flower to hold it together. I set them aside and work on other parts of my project until it is dry.

I also like to add a little pearl or a little bling to the insides of the flowers.

Here you can see a bit of the card along with the adorable little flowers.

A bit more of the card this is a Pure Innocence stamp also from My Favorite Things. I love those little PI girls they remind me of my little girl. I also added a pearl to her shirt.

Here is the finished card. I used the paper from my February scrapbook kit from Personal Scrapper. February's kit featured paper from We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine cardstock.

Here is another view you can see the pearl on her shirt better.

and the inside of the card. I wanted to keep it simple.

I also like to do Rosette Flowers but you have to use a strong adhesive or they will come apart. You can see an example of those flowers here. Sometimes I like to just fancy cut the pattern paper and add a little extra here and there like I did on this corn here. I also find myself combining several techniques such as the fancy cutting, watercoloring, and stamping like you can see here.

Well I hope you are able to join us the challenge 3 over at Scraptivations. Show us what kind of fun embellishments you like to make!