Friday, November 14, 2008

Just for Fun

Do you ever see a picture that you just have to scrap? Not later, right then!

The other night, my niece came over to scrap and she had this fabulous picture of her daughter. I immediately knew that I had to have a copy. I wasn't scrapping that night, just helping her get some Christmas gifts done. The next morning I woke up, looked at this picture and had to get to work on it right then! I just loved it!!

It was so fun, too! I am the worst about looking at my pages forever before I decide to glue them down. This one just came together so easily! It probably helped that I used so many of my favorite things. lol I know that it is loaded with things, but I love them all! Prima, Pink Paislee, Webster's Pages and lots of glitter! Of course, if you know me, you know it had to have ribbon!

I've been hosting a ribbon challenge at My Creative Scrapbook this month, so I've been trying to think of things I haven't done before with my ribbons. For this page, I took some Bazzill Sheer ribbon and used thread to gather it in places. Where the thread showed, I just put a crystal on top to cover it. Simple and an easy way to add a bit more sparkle.

I was also able to really give this one a lot of dimension because it isn't going into a book. I'm giving it to my niece in a shadow box.

Here are a couple of close ups.

I love these butterflies. They are from the Raspberry Truffle collection at Webster's Pages. I just cut them out and added glitter and crystals to them.

You can better see the results of the ribbon technique here. I also inked the Pink Paislee letters. They are perfect to ink. I just covered the entire surface with a darker pink chalk ink and then used a tissue to wipe off the excess. It really made the edges nice and a little darker to go better with my page.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Kits for November

Wow!! Check these out!!! Pam has done it again with her November kits!! There is something for everyone this month!

The Main Kit features Crate Paper Prudence. These are a perfect blend of casual and elegant. Lots of glittery accents and Pam upped the ante by adding some lovely Zva Crystals!

This one is Alex and his girlfriend at prom.

Jade and her dog, Glory. Not my usual color choices, but I really love the soft look of these papers! The die-cuts in this kit make layering so easy! Everything is already cut out for you. Just add some pop-dots here and there for dimension.

Just a little thankyou card. I love the die cuts that are part of this line. They make creating so simple! The lettering is just done with Word Art. Simple!

Next up... the Creative Kit. What a fun mix of product!!! Talk about a kit that makes creating EASY! This is it! The kit this month features Fancy Pants/Daily Grind. Everyone loves Fancy Pants and ths additions that Pam added make this one a must have!

My Alex when he was little! This was back when he got to have a remote control all to himself! lol

This one is Jade with my great nieces. Maddi, the little one was copying what the big girls were doing. So sweet!! See what I mean about an easy kit to work with! Just a few fabulous embellishments with a great paper and viola... layout!

Another great niece. This is Ella. I pulled just green for this one, but you could easily use other colors. This kit has lots of options! The green flowers are hand-cut from the patterned paper. The little black flowers around the circle are rub-ons from the kit.

Not enough for you? Well, guess what? Pam is doing Limited Edition kits starting this month. Get them quick... when they are gone, they're gone! First up we have... Webster's Pages/Reflections of Nature!!! Oh WOW!!! These papers are flat-out GORGEOUS!! I have been dying to get my hands on these!!

This is Jade again. I've been saving this picture for some papers that I love! These are it!

This is a card holder that I altered. Such fun and... Christmas gifts are getting done, too! lol I'm not telling who it's for though! I truly LOVE this line!! The cardholder is metal. Pull out your crop-a-dile and punch away. I really didn't think that thing would punch through metal but it DOES!! So easily, too!! Pull some tulle through the edges to get this look. Just go slowly because the edges are pretty sharp and you don't want to mangle the tulle.

Still want more... well... How about Webster's Pages-Inspired? It's another Limited Edition Kit! More Gorgeous paper here, too!! I ran out of time this month, so I only finished one thing, but... Another Christmas gift in the bag! lol This is an altered ceiling tin. Speaking of the crop-a-dile. Woudl you believe that you can even add eyelets to the metal?? I love that tool more than ever now!!! After making the card-holder, I decided to try the eyelets to make it easier to pull the tulle through this one. Worked like a charm!!! Now I'm craving the bigger tool!!! Ah... another scrap purchase on the horizon! lol

Jade and Alex ...

See, I told you that there was something for everyone this month!!! I'll see you at MCS!!!