Thursday, January 1, 2015

Scrappy Space Tour

Happy 2015 to all!  It's been a long, long time since my last post.  A lot has happened in life since then, but I will spare the details.

About a year ago, we moved to a new town, which meant the "Scrappy Space" had to be re-created!

Here is a photo tour of the new space:
        Peg board punch wall

Display shelf on top of punch wall

Back wall holds ribbon storage, shelving for finished cards, extra QQ inks & TH embellies.

 The storage piece was refinished and holds Cricut Carts, bowmakers, Big Shot Pro on the top, with cardmaking supplies, stamps and dies in the drawers. A"before" of the storage piece:
It was in pretty rough shape...

Additional peg board storage and shelving for embellies, inks, bling and a few tools. The desk was recently moved from the wall to the perpendicular position.  I think I'll keep it there!

The front wall houses ALL of my kit & paper stash; the bookcase holds albums, a few projects and completed pages waiting for photos

Before flooring and after painting.  The color is Valspar Purpling Dawn.

Another view of the peg board punch wall

Display and storage on front wall, more peg board storage (l) attached to stacked cubes

Stacked cubes for paper and kits; two paper carts sit beside these, under the shelves, above.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Graphic 45 April Class

Please join me at the Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington on Sunday, April 28 for this great layout and card class created by Graphic 45!  We will learn some fun techniques and work with that 'scrapfabulous' G45 product!  Call the store at 585-0409 to get signed up!  See you there!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quick Quotes Altered Canvas Mini

Hello out there!  It has been a while since my last post, so it's time to share a project with you.  This one was very special.  My niece lost a very dear friend and had very few photos of him, so I put together this little canvas kit from Quick Quotes for her to look at whenever she was missing her friend.
All the chipboard pieces (in silver) were inked up with Silver Metallic Stazon.  After the ink was dry, Tim Holtz Fabulous Flourishes stamps were used on the page tabs and black metallic paper was placed behind the cut-out letters.  The chipboard photo frames were done in the same technique, using a  stamp from Hot Off The Press, Artful Collection. A close-up is below.

Inside Pages:

A closer look at the metallic ink with the stamping.

The entire project was inked with Quick Quotes Midnight Confession Powder Puff Chalking Ink.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Paper Wishes Cards from Scraps

Hello bloggerville!  Up on the blog today are some cards mostly made from leftover scraps from a Paper Wishes Cardmaker Kit.  Here is a sneak peek...

Stamps used on these projects from Paper Wishes :
Hero Arts Stamp: Flourish Stamp & Emboss Set (this is a really cool set - stamp the pattern on your paper, then place it into the embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot and now you have a stamped and embossed image!)
Cuttlebug die used: Embossed Tags

Ribbons from my stash completed each card and the bows were made with the Peg Bowmaker found here.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Teresa Collins Visits The Scrapbooking Studio

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Up on the blog today are some photos from a recent class at The Scrapbooking Studio.  Teresa Collins taught her Memories Journal Class with one of the new paper lines she has out-Memories.  Click here to see it.

I just want to say that Teresa is the real deal.  A genuinely beautiful person inside and out, she is passionate about family and of course, telling her story!  What an inspiration!

This photo is Amy, the store owner, introducing Teresa to the group.

This is the beautiful memories album we made in three hours!  It has 32 pages!  The way she has her class kits prepped with instructions and actual photographs of each page helped this class teach itself!

Some of the design team and store employees posing with Teresa...

The next several photos are some of embellishments I added to the already beautiful project.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  If you ever have an opportunity to take one of Teresa Collins' classes, please do.  It is worth every penny!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Authentique Renew Card

Hello Bloggerland!    Up on the blog today is a little card made for my last DT gig of this term at The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, IL.

 Items used for this card:  Petite Folder,  Puzzle Pieces, Hinges and Tabs from the Renew line, pearl pins, Queen & Co. twine, Sizzix Texture Fades embossing folder -Rays, Black Soot Distress Ink. The Card inside...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Authentiqe Renew Layouts

Hello bloggers!  BRRR!  It's cold out there today!  Let's warm up with some Spring layouts with Authentique's Renew line from The Scrapbooking Studio!

Both layouts have interactive flaps to enable more photos on each layout.  These two layouts combined can hold a minimum of 13 photos!  The interactive flaps were made by punching each layer with the Lucky 8  Classic Wreath punch.  The top layer was punched with both switches in the "on" position on two corners only.  The remaining corners were punched with only the outside punch switch on.  The 2 layer pocket on the lower edge of the layout on the left was also made with the Lucky 8 punch.

A detail shot of the wood veneer medallion, painted white and layered onto the outside flap with a flower made from Spellbinder's Rose Creations Dies.  The flower centers are pearl stamens from my stash colored with Addirondack alcohol ink in butterscotch. 
 And...there was some leftover glitter ribbon from last month's projects and it was a perfect match for this line!

The second layout was oriented to open on the right side of the page.  Hinges decked out with bling from my stash were add to this flap, along with a piece from Titles and Phrases for the title and a partially hidden journal block.  The title piece was accented with flowers made from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies, a pearl pin, Queen & Co. twine and Diamond Stickles.

 The interactive parts...the double layer photo mat was fussy-cut around the yellow flowers and accented with some bling in some of the flower centers.

This is a closer look at the bitty blossoms accenting the title.

Stop by the Scrapbooking Studio today to get your Authentique products!

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