Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CHA Winter 2012: Creative Imaginations

Have you visited Creative Imaginations' blog lately? They've started posting the new releases and they're fabulous!! Today. I'm sharing 2 projects that I created with the new Nautical line designed by Samantha Walker and the new Oceana line designed by Christine Adolph.

Don't you just love this color combo? Nautical is perfect for all of those Summer holiday layouts, beach photos, family vacation, and the sailboats are great for all of those little boy pages!

Layering the stickers and die cuts are a great way to create your own embellishments.

This next layout was created using Oceana. The variegated blues and browns will add a soft vintage flair to your beach themed projects. The delicate butterflies and dragonflies add to the versatility of this line. This collection is perfect for boy, girl, and adult scrapbook pages.

I created a frame by cutting the center from a die cut.

How gorgeous are those butterflies?

Stop by CI's blog to see the rest of the new releases and to check out what the rest of the design team created!

Until next post, happy scrapping!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrap Yourself

...that has been my scrapping motto for a long time now. That was also one of the motivating forces behind my participation in the 52 Week Project--so I'd have updated pictures for the scrapbooking pages about me. I believe that it is equally important to document my story as it in my family's.

Having said that, I have a layout to share featuring one of the pictures that I took last month. I used a couple of Basically Bare pieces: canvas leaves from the Blossoms & Leaves set and the film strip border from the Paparazzi Set.

I cut the film strip into pieces in order to use a strip as a border on my layout. I set aside the rest to use on another project.

I added crackle accents to the border strip for added interest.

The chipboard "48" was originally black and glittered, but I peeled the top layer off and then embossed using WOW embossing Powder in earthtone honey from the Suzy West collection. I just love the deeply textured look!

I took 2 leaves from the package, folded them in half and stapled close to the fold. I then used WOW’s “Call Me” stamp set to stamp the leaves.

Here’s a close up of one of the canvas leaves and the scalloped border that I stamped and embossed with WOW embossing powder in earth tone honey.

Creating the border was really easy. I pressed the cap of the embossing powder jar into my embossing ink and then stamped on my page as I would using any regular stamp.

I poured earthtone honey over the stamped image, dumped off the excess and heat embossed until completely melted.

That's all for today!! I will have tons of CHA projects to share...soon enough! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

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Well, another year has passed us by. I for one love the start of a new year. I know, I know, it's really just another day, but the feeling of starting something new makes me think of all the potential that may lie ahead. Hopefully there's a new job in the works...fingers crossed.

There are so many things that I'd like to do creatively...like start a new photography project now that I've completed the 52 week project. I'd also like to get a new blog up and running. I love this one, but I'm looking for something...different...who knows, we'll see how that goes. I have to admit, I've been a little lazy with more than a few of my projects...just a phase, I'm sure, but I need to snap out of that and be the artist that I know lies within me. I want to teach more, for sure. I love teaching scrapbook projects!

Anyway, I need to get my booty off of this computer and clean my kitchen!! Before I go, I'll share a couple of the last projects that I created in 2011.

This project was created using Petaloo's Darjeeling collection and Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue line. The flowers and papers go together so beautifully and I though they'd look lovely as a hostess gift set. I pulled colors from the papers and then mixed and matched the flowers until it was pleasing to my eye.

I created this card for Basically Bare using the Dress Forms and Blossoms & Leaves sets. To see how step by step instructions check out this post.

iside of the card reads: "...may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson"

Thanks for your continued support. I look forward to sharing more with you in 2012!!

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