Monday, January 21, 2013

About A Boy Scrapbooking Challenge Blog and Sparkle N Sprinkle

It was a big day today! I applied and accepted a position for a the new About A Boy Scrapbooking Challenge Blog. It a site for scrapbooking the boys and men in our lives. It's so exciting! Check out the logo and link on the right of the page --->>>

I, also, had a meeting this evening with Margaret the owner of Sparkle and Sprinkle in Ruskin, FL. She wants to start offering more to the Scrapbooking side of papercrafting. They have wonderful stamps, made right in the store. They also have every imaginable color of embossing powder and glitter. It's an impressive store and they have an online store as well. So I will now be teaching once a month a scrapbooking class.
I have two evenings to prepare a layout and document steps on a layout and teach February 2nd.

No pressure right! :)

Exciting Things to come…Stay tuned

I had no time to create this weekend so no new creations to post.

I am however looking forward to my February Amazing Grace kit. It should be here in two weeks and is full of Melissa Frances!

I have two surprises later today...or tommorrow. :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

About A Boy Scrapbook Challenge Blog: Design Team Call--Updated

About A Boy Scrapbook Challenge Blog: Design Team Call--Updated: Update: ladies I have decided to move the DT application deadline up to Jan 20th, this will give those who are selected a fair chance to g...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ah! A glimpse of your Soul

Hello - I created this one for two purposes, the Flying Unicorn Swirls and Twirls challenge and to attempt a technique by Solange Marques. She described this as prolonging the photo with paint in one post. Mine doesn't come close to her mastery but it's a start. The wonderful team at the Flying Unicorn helped me break it down.

Her blog is if you are interested. She is fantastic.

The papers, frame, alphas and some of the flowers are from the Flying Unicorn December kit. I fussy cut out the bird cage and inked with distress antique linen and brushed corduroy. The architectural corner stamp is Tim Holtz. The large flourish leaf is misted with Perfect Pearls Turquoise, Ditto Turquoise and Tattered Angles Cork. I masked a Crafter's Workshop template and stamped when dry a scrip stamp. The dragonfly stamp is inkado and I embossed with olive splatter (Sparkle and Sprinkles) and inked with sage and brushed corduroy distress inks and fussy cut. I borrowed a cool EK Success punch that made the tiny holes. I embossed the Kaiser Craft Frame with a splash of silver then Distress Vintage Photo powder.

I used gesso and molding paste to build up the paper to photo, then attempted to pull the background of the photo out to the page. I did ok with the top of Myles' head - the leaves and grass were a bit more difficult to render. Practice - Practice. LOL.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Patrick's Grace

Good evening- 
I was able to complete a layout today with tissue paper...for The Flying Unicorn Challenge - Pass the Tissue. 

The photo is of my Patrick in his baptism gown. I made a tissue paper butterfly and embossed the edges in Sprinkles and Sparkles buttercupsparkle powder. The single layer butterfly is dressed in glitter snow. I stamped Tim Holtz angel wings and Amazing Grace Kit swirls in antique linen distress ink. The lace borders around the picture and tucked here and there are tissue paper that was misted with Biscotti perfect pearls and inked in antique linen. The cardboard mat is painted in white gesso with gold and silver micro beads. The title is for Grace of God received at baptism. The keeys are Melissa Frances resin. I used weathered wood ditress ink around the punching and baground page. The title is Maya road and the flowers are Prima both from The Flying Unicorn December Kit. 


Good Morning - in the midst of grocery shopping and taking down the tree I found time to scrap! I love the true grit in Myles' face on the second photo.

This is for the Flying Unicorn January Challenge - You have Personality

I have a kind of peek a boo - need to find some videos on these. I used aged embossing powder in copper on my flowers and the iron works die cut with silver. I cut in brown and black acrylic paint into molding paste to mask the bricks and tiles. The background is an olive wood grain from Studio Calico that I used distress picket fence to wash the color down to be more like the wood in the photo. I brought in filigree pieces to match the butterfly benches in the picture with spellbinders lacy flowers, vintage lace border, majestic circles and one of the decorative labels.

The mica, paper roses, crown and leather cord are from the December Flying Unicorn kit. The stripped paper is from the October paper add on.