Monday, August 16, 2010

Twilight Mini Album

My son's girlfriend recently had a birthday. Since she’s a huge Twilight fan I decided to make her a Twilight Mini Album. It started out as a 12x12 sheet of chipboard that I cut down to 6x6 pages, painted them black & then adhered the Stampin Up Black & White DS papers to. This book has a lot of glitter & bling in it and I love how it turned out. The birthday girl loved it too.

The way I set this book up, one side of the page has a picture & quotes from the movie & the opposite facing page has a picture of my son & his GF. I ended up with 14 pages in the book, a couple of hidden pockets and I used all kinds of products & tools. The last page in the book has a picture of my son & a quote “Will You Be My Edward” underneath it. lol

The Front Cover is acrylic (not shown) and has small dots on it. It was included in the SU DSP that I used. On the cover I used Maya Road letters that I painted red & then covered in glitter. I also used a Fiskars punch to make the teardrops that I also glittered. Page 1 & 2 are quotes and a picture from the movie with some added bling.
Pages 3 & 7 are more movie pics & quotes. Pages 4,5 & 6 are photo's of my son & his girlfriend that I'm not showing here out of respect to them.There are 14 pages in this mini album. I'm not showing them all but the one's I've shown give an idea of what it looks like. I love how it turned out but more importantly my son's girlfriend loves it too. She's now talking about wanting to scrapbook some of her pictures. Watch out DS! Although he likes my work, he just doesn't like all the toys & all the clutter that goes along with it. He's certainly not going to be too happy that I've offered to corrupt, I mean help his GF learn to scrap. lol. Anyways, thanks for looking & have a great day!

Summer Fun Mini Album

Awhile back I found this adorable summer mini album template online and decided that it would be perfect for the “Imaginisce Splash Dance” line. I’m sorry I can’t remember who to give credit to for the awesome mini album. I also used the CC Design Mermaid stamps that I fell in love with & colored with Copic Markers. I also used one of the Just Rite “By the Sea” stamp set as well as words from other acrylic stamp sets that I have.

The most difficult part was modifying the template so it would be a 12”x” mini album. Then came the fun job of cutting it all out by hand. This is definitely not something you’d want to do for a class project. Lol

In the end, I’m thrilled with how it turned out. There are lots of pictures to look at with this one. TFL!!
The cover of this mini album is acrylic and painted & glittered around the top edge of it. This also protects the main front cover.
Page 1 and 2Pages 3 and 4Pages 5 & 6The Back Cover

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Check out the Blog Candy at Scrappin Great Deals

Scrappin' Great Deals of Kilworth, Ontario (5 minutes west of London, Ontario)is one of my favorite online places to shop. I've also been to the store as well and it is awesome too.

Check out the blog candy being offered by Sheila at Scrappin' Great Deals. Sheila appeared in last weeks Middlesex Banner in an article about SGD! She's actually in 2 articles and you can see them on her blog. To celebrate, Sheila wants to give away one of the new products to come to SGD - Scor Buddy. For a chance to win go to

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another Fiskateers Online Crop

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done any crafting other than the get together’s with my card group. Now that we’ve taken a break for the summer, it’s seems like forever since I’ve done anything crafty. Now that my renovations are finally coming to an end, I have time to do other things without feeling guilty. I’ve been working on mini albums lately but took a break to participate in the recent Fiskateers Online Crop.

On July 28th & 31st, the Fiskateers had another online crop. Although I wasn’t able to participate during the crop on Wed or do any of those challenges, I did manage to do some of the crops posted on the 31st. Fortunately they had extended deadlines which made it perfect for me to participate. Surprising enough, I even won a prize for the Build Your Stash Challenge.

Here are my challenge cards:
Challenge #21-Build your card stash
Let's Build our Card Stash. Make 10 cards in all. This can all be birthday, or an assortment such as Birthday, Thank You, Get Well, Just Because, Thinking of You, Sympathy....what ever floats your boat.

Challenge # 23 Hide and Seek
What you need to do is go to your scraproom or where ever you keep your pattern paper. Then close your eyes and randomly select a sheet of patterned paper. That is the no cheating part. It takes the fun out of it if you cheat. Okay now that you have your pattern paper you are to create a layout or 2 cards using that piece of paper. To make it a little more difficult to cheat, you must take a picture of the pattern paper before you begin.

Challenge # 24 Stamp and punch card
For this challenge you are to use only 2 colors on your card, and also use one stamp and one Fiskars punch. You may use other items as well, but only two colors and you must have used at least one Fiskars punch and one stamp.

Challenge # 25 Punch me once, Punch me twice!
For this challenge you need to use two different Fiskars borders punches on either a layout or 2 cards. If you don't have two different punches, you may use a regular fiskars punch to make a border with.

Challenge # 26 (the last one) Going out with a bling, I mean a bang, I mean a Bling Bang!
Have your sunglasses ready for this one ladies~ For this challenge you are to make a layout or two cards using bling or glitter on it. You can use Stickles, glitter, glitter glue, any type of bling such as rhinestones etc. You be the judge of how much bling bang you can take.

Not bad, I managed to finish off 18 cards after such a long break. Next I'll be posting pictures of my recent mini albums when I finish them. TFL!!