Magical, Whimsical, Sparkly! OZ by my mom

Hello bloggers,

I’m excited to share with you this amazing OZ shaped chipboard album my mom made with Graphic 45’s Magic of Oz papers! There are beautiful tags, sparkling elements, tons of trim and More!  She covered the chipboard album (purchased in the shape of Oz) with green glittered cardstock and from there, it was all uphill 🙂

Enjoy.

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Halloween Chipboard Album #1

Boo!

Okay so here is post #1 of an exciting project I’m looking forward to completing before cute, little, costume-ridden kids come knocking on my door for candy – (61 more days)!

I promise I won’t hide upstairs with the lights out because all I have are water crackers and beef jerky either, you have my word. My ultimate goal for this album is to have it represent all the spooky elements of Halloween as well as the fun, kid-centric aspects. I’ll be using fun, bright patterned paper, tons of embellishments and I’m forcing myself to incorporate technique, technique, technique. I really love the traditional colors and patterns used together for Halloween: orange, purple, lime green, black, polka dots, harlequin, even plaids now!  Love IT!

The picture you see here is step #1 of painting the edges of the large chipboard album pages with black acrylic craft paint so that when (dun, dun, dun) 12×12 paper is placed, covers the page and voila!

I have a few edges to clean up because I stacked the “dry” pages on top of one another and because of the heat and humidity… A few edges stuck together. Lesson learned.

Stay tuned for next steps and the final result.

Props: I would like to mention my inspiration for this Halloween Album, awesome Belinda… {grin} http://youtu.be/Jny3Q5FDMws

 

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #108

Loving this sketch! Go check out what the Design Team and the “Mischief Makers” did with this sketch, you’ll see the variety! Waltingmouse Sketch Challenge Site

I used:

Victorian Frippery stamp set from WMS (the large flourish from the collection) to stamp the outside edges of the card and the background on my sentiment “tag”.

Compact Sentiments stamp set from WMS, the Sweet Birthday Wishes in the lovely and classy font.

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The paper and embellishments are Prima.

Announcement!!

Well hellooooo everyone!  ANNOUNCEMENT TIME: I have been offered a position of Instructor for the paper crafts/scrapbooking division of my local Michale’s store, yay! I have accepted and will be going through their instructor training and jumping right in with teaching classes on what they offer as well as taking some creative liberties with adding my own curriculum! I’m so excited to meet local/community crafters and get paid to do what I love most. Here is my very first in-store demo where I showcased wet embossing techniques and also distress inking by making Halloween themed tags. The smaller tags were done at home as samples. The larger & brighter tags were done in-store during my demo.

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Color & Stamp Sketch Challenges

The current color challenge at Stampendous rubber stamp company is one I was drawn to and decided to play along with. I made this summer themed card with their adorable stamp set “Sushi Bowl Party” using the sandcastle, starfish and shell images from the set. I stamped each image twice then layered for dimension with foam tape.

I like the Stampendous Perfectly Clear™ stamps best. They make placement so much easier! The designs are really satisfying with their styles ranging from cutesie to elegant.

I also entered this card in the current sketch challenge 273 over at CPS.

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