Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love This Time Of Year

Now that I'm a scrapper, the end of January and July have taken on a whole new meaning for me. CHA is upon us which means new products are releasing...I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas!! I'm not going to CHA this time around to see everything firsthand, but I will have quite a few projects making appearances in 3 booths. I can't wait until I can share them all with you!!

Speaking of new products...have you checked out Creative Imaginations Blog lately? Some of the new releases have been posted and more are coming soon! This layout was created using the line designed by Renae Lindgren called Back 2 School.

Donovan just finished up Kindergarten, so I was so thrilled to receive this line. The papers worked wonderfully with my photos.


Here are a couple of close-ups. I love how the stickers look like they've been colored with color pencils. I matted this schoolhouse sticker with white cardstock then cut the door on 3 sides so it opened to reveal a handwritten note to Donovan. I adhered it to the layout with Helmar Zapdots (foam) for a little added dimension.

Love those alphabet stickers!

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Here's a little plaque I recently created for Helmar Adhesives. I made it for my scrap room using pieces from Punky Sprouts Punky Love album, and products from a few of Helmar's other preferred partners: Pink Paislee, Maya Road, Clearsnap, and ribbon from Fancy Pants.

I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to attach elements to the acrylic, Helmar Premium Craft Glue to attach the ribbon and canvas elements, Helmar Zapdots for some added dimension, Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere the rhinestones, and Helmar Fray Stoppa to put an end to those pesky fraying edges.

I used one of the acrylic pages for the background. First, I cut off the tab and then poked holes around the heart so I could hand stitch around it. I painted around the edge and then started decorating.

I painted behind the border sticker in order for it to stand out against the acrylic background.

For me, no project is complete without a little dimension. That's where Zapdots come in handy! I love that I can pile them up to achieve my desired level of dimension.

Here's a close-up of the edge of the canvas sheet from the Punky Sprouts album. I weaved a strip of Pink Paislee patterned through the pre-punched holes and added Fray Stoppa before adhering to my project.

I used Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere the rhinestones. I like the fact that this glue does not cloud my rhinestones.

I used the canvas page to create my own embellishments. Here's a close-up of the heart and handmade flower. I inked the flower with with my Clearsnap chalk ink before rolling and attaching it to my project. I stamped and inked the edges of the hand cut heart; before adhering it to my project, I added Helmar Fray Stoppa to the edges to stop any additional fraying. I have to say that I LOVE fray stoppa!!! I use it on the edges of anything that has the potential to fray (i.e ribbon) and it stops it instantly. Side note: a little fray stoppa even stops runs in your pantyhose.

I used a sponge tip applicator (you know the thingy that you use to apply eyeshadow) to ink the artisan frame.

Stop by Helmar's Blog and check out the contest that's going on right now.

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Last up is a layout I created about my niece for the Gonescrapbooking.com/Examiner.com DT.

I used Bella Blvd products to highlight photos of my beautiful niece, Jasmine on the way to her first escorted dance.

I hand cut flowers from patterned aper, crumpled them and then adhered to the layout. I attached gems to the centers using Helmar Gemstone Glue.

I layered pink and brown alphabet stickers and then adhered them to the layout using Helmar Zapdots and added a few pearls for a real classy look.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Until next post...HAPPY scrapping!!

3 comments:

Leah said...

congrats on being featured on 2 peas today!! you rock!!

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous LO's!! Congrats on being featured on 2 peas!

Rochelle said...

woo, wow and WOW! Girl you are awesome!

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