Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Details with paper

This is a K&Company paper that comes in a pack. The colors are so pretty even though I would have never put them together! (you  know what I mean?) I had fun cutting them and popping them up. I used my cricut machine (Accent Essentials) to cut the shape of the papers underneath my photo.

I'm addicted to canvas books!

I think I am addicted to making canvas books! So many ideas... so many products... so much time in my hands! I made this one a little different... I used lots of chipboard which I embossed and I also used Crackle Accents. I also made a 5 x 7 accordion mini album to fit inside my canvas. The sun is made out of two buttons and lots of ribbons to make the rays. The flying birds are made with one of the Martha Stewart's fabulous punches. The trees and clouds are Maya Road and Basic Grey chipboard.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Canvas Book 8 X 10

I made another Canvas set 8 x 10. I made the 5 x 7 mini album for the inside using Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge. I cut the paper in three different sizes and layer each page. It turned out very elegant.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Good old embossing powder

I played with clear embossing powder today. I painted the chipboard first. Then I embossed each letter 3 times with clear embossing powder. While the third layer was still wet I stamped them. Once they were dried I added some copper ink to the stamped flowers. It took a while but the result is cool! Then I added pearls, flowers and embellished with metal findings. Oh... this is Donna Downey, I met her in March at Treasured Memories in Lafayette, La. She is very, very sweet.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chipboard "Singing birds"

I've had these cute chipboard birds from Stampin' Up for over a year and today they really inspired me so I put them on this page. Steve and I went to " A Weekend to Remember" retreat in Tampa last weekend. It was awesome! I highly recommend it to those who want to refresh the basics of a healthy marriage.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Girly girl pages

These are some more pages I've done for my client in Ft. Lauderdale. She has kept me very busy lately! Hope she likes them all as much as I do.I've had lots of fun!

Bridal Shower Altered Book

My precious soon-to-be daughter-in-law Lexie fell in love with the altered books I've made lately so she asked me to make one for her Bridal Shower where guests will write down "Words of Wisdom" for her married life. It turned out so pretty! I made some pages with blank notes for people to write on and the other pages are filled with pictures of the bride & groom since they were babies. Wow.... Altered Books make amazing heirlooms!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Canvas book

My friend Tanya showed me a project  she did a few years  ago using 8 x 10 streched canvas. I fell in love with it and made my own using a beautiful paper I've had for a while and some amazing hand-embroidered butterflies from France I bought at Paper Niche before I moved. The flowers are from Prima and the giant butterfly is a transparency I painted with staz-on and Tim Holtz distressing inks. I also made a 5 x 7 booklet to go inside the frame. The title of my book: Treasured Memories (of course!).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My Scrapbook kingdom in Alabama!

I am finished setting up my new scrapbook room. It is very spacious and comfortable and everything fit! Next week it's nonstop play time! Any scrapbookers in Dothan, Alabama? Lord, please send them in!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Inspired in Dothan, Alabama already!

It's been almost a week since I arrived in Dothan, Alabama and it seems as if I have been forever! My studio is all set up and today was the first time I was inspired to go in there and play with my  things. I made this two pages using 18 squares. Each one of them is scrapped individually and I tried to capture "my new life" in them, making the center one have the date I moved here. I also used the new tiny Maya Road chipboards -tress, birds and bird cages, wings- they are adorable! I embossed, glittered, distressed, layered, colored and played for many hours, it was fun!
I also finished the second altered book I will take to my class in Lafayette next month. As I said before, I want to have a few of them going around from table to table so people get inspired and get ideas for their own books. I will start on the third one in a little while.