Thursday, September 13, 2012

Authentique ThankFul paper collection meets Prima mix media!

Okay Guys I need to know, How many of you have ever seen or made a Thanksgiving mixed media art journal/mini album? My answer: NEVER until now!

I recently received my newest DT project and I was super excited because earlier in the day I caught a glimpse of what I thought was mine to play with which was the new G45 Nutcracker paper line and some new shadow box. Anyway, naturally the wheels started turning and I was already envisioning what I was going to do, how I was going to distress everything and so on. Well the time came to take my box home but Can you guess what happened when I looked inside?  NO G45! Yup, No Nutcracker Paper, No shadow box...instead I held in my hand the new Prima 6x6 mix media album and the newest Authentique Thanksgiving paper line. Now don't get me wrong I loved what I was given it just took me by surprise because I couldn't begin to imagine how I would combine them. As a matter of fact earlier that week I was on the Authentique website thinking to myself how fun it would be to play with that exact paper line and just last month I actually almost purchased the new Prima album so its very interesting how this all worked out.

It was kind of funny how my fist initial reaction at that moment was "What am I suppose to do with this?" I've never seen a mix media album that had a Thanksgiving theme. So I decided that somehow I was going to make this work and to tell you the truth I had a lot of fun. One of my biggest challenges is knowing as my friend Gwen puts it to "leave it alone and walk away!"  Making this allowed me to practice this concept and I was amazed by how fast and easy it was for me to create so many pages in so little time and be done with my project.  I am Thankful that these DT projects keep me on my toes creatively and before I go I want to challenge my readers to try this at home! Make something mix media/Thanksgiving and send me a link or post a photo of what you come up with because I would love to see it.

Here are a few of my favorite pages. As always thanks for sharing a part of your day with me and I hope you come back, oh' and bring your friends!

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Authentique "Fresh" Vintage Beach Girl Mini Album with Shadow Box

Hey There!

As you can probably imagine I really love paper. One of my favorite paper lines is Authentique, every collection is vintage and fabulous! This summer when they came out with the "Fresh" collection I just had to have it. Now when I thought about all the things I could do with this paper line I decided I wanted to make a mini album but I also wanted to do something different. I pondered for a while on a few things and I thought about the beach and what summer means to me and water.Would you believe that my ultimate inspiration was from water? That was when I decided to use transparencies.What better way to show off those beautiful summer photos than on a transparent background! Just like water the background would be clear and see through creating a "floating" effect once photos are added......Okay, so my thought process on this one was slightly out of the box but in the end it came together nicely. Originally this album was meant to become a class so I really tried to keep it simple (you have no idea how difficult that is for me...hahaha). Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Teresa Collins meets Fotomatr

Hi Everyone!

So Laurie who is the fabulous owner of Scrapbook Island (the store I design for) just came back from CHA not to long ago and brought back with her some amazing new products as always! Well soon after, I received a box full of Teresa Collins most recent Vintage Finds collection and sSome of the latest and hottest products by Fotomatr and thus my latest DT Project was created....

I just wanted to say how awesome this Fotomatr is. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this product it is basically a collection of pockets, inserts and accordion fold inserts made out of a kraft like paper with pre drawn journaling spots and places indicating where your photos should go. You can combine these inserts in a three ring binder also made from the kraft like material. I think its great because it's inexpensive and has extreme potential.

I did a little Google search when I was done with my project to see what others out there have made but I didn't have much luck.This is how new to the market this stuff is! Im blown away by how fast its flying off the shelves over at Scrapbook Island but lucky for you Laurie is great at staying stocked up. I highly suggest you get your hands on some and get crafty. If you do I would love to see what you came up with. Oh and if you are in the SBI neighborhood you should definitely stop by because there are plenty of more CHA goodies all around the store not to mention the amazing remodel that has recently taken place. And before I forget, if you are not local but you are looking for something in particular you should call the store anyway because there are some great ladies that will go above and beyond for you.

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Studio Calico Abroad and October Afternoon 9 to 5

One of the joys of doing what I do is that I get to play with new paper lines. In the last few months I have had so much fun playing with the newest Studio Calico Abroad collection and most recently I have had the chance to make a cute little mini using one of my all time favorites, October Afternoon's 9 to 5 collection. If you haven't seen this line in person its very much worth the trip to your local scrapbook store!

Here are some photos of what I came up with and I would love so see what you have made using these paper collections so make sure to leave a link to your blog and Ill be sure to stop by and say hello.

P.s. Don't mind my mess! heehee...

October Afternoon 9 to 5

Okay, its been almost two months since my last post but in my defense....oh, who am I kidding? Life happens but despite everything I made sure to keep myself busy in that wonderful crafty kind of way and as always I'm posting some pics of my latest creations. However, before I do that I also would like to share a little bit of news.

Most of you know that I was on the Design Team for my local Scrapbook store called Scrapbook Island and my design term ended this past April. Naturally I had such a blast that I considered reapplying for the next term and in the end I decided not to but of course I changed my mind and literally on the very last day that I could submit a project I put together a little something and (drum roll please!) I MADE THE TEAM!!! YEAH ME!

So there you have it, another term means a lot more great projects to come and I'm so very excited to see what the future holds for my little crafty world.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit. Don't forget to leave me a comment below. Have a good one!

This is the Design Team entry that I submitted for Scrapbook Island


Monday, April 16, 2012

Scrappy Goodness

Hi Everybody,

This post has been in the making for some time and I just now got around to posting it can you believe it? These last few months have been pretty busy but as you may already know busy never stops me from getting my hands on some scrappy goodness to play with. OMG you guys! I have some really exciting news to share with you in the days to come that I can hardly contain myself but for now all I can say is that I hope to have more videos for you soon. So grab your favorite scrappy goodness and let's play! Oh one more thing, if any of you have a product or technique that you would like to request a video on.  Just leave a comment below telling me what you would like to see and I will try to post a video on it as soon as I can. And don't forget subscribe to my Youtube channel in order to be eligible to participate in any future giveaways and more. Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a Black and White wedding mini I created for a friend