Monday, June 22, 2009

Something outside of scrapping

Today I just felt the need to do something other than scrap, so I made two necklaces. I had purchased these super cute bottle caps with owl pictures and little owl beads from my friend, Daniela Costa over at The Art Life, http://www.theartlife.typepad.com/, and wanted to make them into something I could see more often than a scrap page. I drug out my beads and played with them for the first time since Christmas. It is a pathetic collection I will admit. Here is the outcome of my labors.













There is something cathartic about beading for the most part. Almost like coloring, it is very relaxing. I don't do it often enough, but who has enough time these days?

On a scrapping note, I did finish this cute LO of my niece last night. I used one of the June kits from Paper Popsicles for the patterned paper, rub ons and most of the flowers and bling. There are a few things that are from my own stash. I had to scrap this picture, look at that grin!


Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Lo for the ScrapandStamp Challenge

I was so inspired by the sketch over at ScrapandStamp blog that I had to create another LO based on it. I told you to stay tuned for a really funny story, so here it is. These pictures are from a day when I had taken my siblings to have professional photos taken and my sisters were lined up on the hearth in red, white, red. I grabbed my camera to take this first shot. A few moments later, Hailey was holding one of the kittens and it was struggling to get away. Well, apparently the kitty really needed to go potty and since she wasn't letting loose, the kitty couldn't hold it anymore. It went. On Hailey. As gross as it was, it was a funny situation and I HAD to take photos. The story was so long that I had to hide the journaling under the photos.









Sunday, June 14, 2009

First Crop


I love crops! I went to my first one yesterday and am pretty happy with the outcome. I was able to get two layouts completed from start to finish, another page in a mini book finished and a third layout polished. I think I am going to have to go to these more often.


























Friday, June 12, 2009

Graduation


So one of the challenges over at Paper Popsicles was to scrap the theme of graduation and use school colors. I honestly had no immediate plans to do this, but when the challenge was issued, I thought, why not? This page came together in a matter of moments, so it must have been meant to be. Love when it happens like that.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

LO for a challenge

I have been very into challenges lately. They have helped keep my creativity flowing. Here is a LO that I did for a challenge at http://scrapandstampsaturday.blogspot.com/ Alex, one of the hosts of this blog,  is on another board I am on and she is uber-talented. Loved this sketch and have another LO planned using it as well. Stay tuned for that one, it has an interesting story behind it.





Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Round #3 of Tim Holtz Ideaology

Here is the third project from the class. *Please note, if I am not clear on something or you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Supplies:
Ball chain
small swivel clasp
4 small jump rings
Muse Token
mini safety pin
long fastener
washer
game spinner
large sprocket gear
small sprocket gear











1. Attach 2 small jump rings to Muse Token.
2. Pinch swivel clasp and swivel open.
3. Slide Muse Token onto swivel clasp and secure clasp closed.
4. Insert mini safety pin through prongs of long fastener.
5. Insert long fastener through washer so that the mini pin is sitting on top of the washer.
6. Insert game spinner on long fastener.
7. Insert large sp
rocket gear on long fastener.
8. Insert small sprocket gear on long fastener.
9. Insert through hole at the "bottom" of the swivel clasp and secure closed.
10. Attach 2 small jump rings to the large sprocket gear.
11. Thread ball chain through jump rings.

Voila! Super cute necklace!












Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My big score

Yes, friends, that is the big score of the weekend! All of those fabulous Stampin Up! stamps, most never used, some never cut for next to nothing. The lady was a rep but then got tendonitis and couldn't bear to stamp anymore so was cleaning house. She had a huge plastic box, like the 4 foot long kind, full of these babies, plus another box full. I should have asked her how much for the entire haul, but really, these were the ones I definitely wanted. I can't wait to use them, but right now, I am so overwhelmed.