Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Christmas Layouts

I did both these layouts for a class that will be taught at the store. There are 2 more that make up a double page layout with this same collection but I forgot to photograph them. The paper is all from My Mind's Eye, the Colorful Christmas collection. This page was made using only scraps from the other 3 pages. I used pretty much every last inch of paper.
The tree is from the die-cut sheet.
I used some ric-rac across the page and I think it really suits the feel.
I used more die-cuts here along with an awesome plastic orange label tab thing.
My favourite part of this page is the twirled ribbon and paper. I used part of a border from the die-cut sheet and curled it around a pencil to give it shape.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Everything including my camera, laptop and artistc view of things will distract me from studying. 1 down, 2 to go. See you bright and early tomorrow my dear Social exam.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Jan. Staff Challenge

I havent got around to posting all my staff challenges but each month at the store we get a bag that has some paper and sometimes ribbon or an embelishment. The challenge is to create a layout without adding anymore paper and using your own embelishments. Here is my latest creation!
The paper we recieved is from Glitz Design, the plum crazy collection. Very pretty stuff. I used a photo of our apple tree and edited it using The photo corner rub-ons are also fron Glitz Design. It was originally a frame that I cut in half diagonally.
Here I stamped one of my favourite images from Tim Holtz's set "mini muse"
These letter stickers are from October Afternoon. Very versatile

Thursday, 14 January 2010

christmas tags - it's about time!

I am really sorry for neglecting my blog so much. I still check on it quite often, read other blogs, leave comments for people etc. but have just not found the time to update my own! Im sure you all know what that's like. I haven't been crafting as much as I would like either. At school the end of our term is comming up which means unit tests, essays and finals. I have also been busy with Ringette too. I hope you can forgive my slacking! To make up for it, I am posting 3 tags tonight! Enjoy! I kept this one pretty simple so the cool background wouldn't be taken over. I got this awesome effect by misting the tag with water, crunching it up, misting it with some brown ink/glimmer, inking the high points and finally sponging in some red and blue. I also stamped on it with the alpha stamp from Tim's set "school desk"
This vintage button is absolutely awesome! I found it at my favourite store/place of employment. Scrappin' With Friends!
Here you can really see all the pretty colours and texture.
This second tag was sometihing I created just for my mom. She loves blue and loves snowflakes. I used a similar technique as the previous tag minus the water mist and instead used Ranger re-inker. It does make a difference! Softer easier blending of colour. The stamps are all Stampin up.
I tied a bell to each end of the ribbon and tied a bow around the top part. Added some embroidery floss too.
This tag was based on one Tim Holtz made for his 12 tags this year. I modified it only slightly based on the products I had on hand. For further instruction check out his blog here