Friday, April 16, 2010

Using scraps

So, this layout started out as an attempt to both use some scraps and to depart the super simple look I can hardly ever escape. Don't get me wrong, I gravitate to "clean lines" and grids and all that good stuff; but, I love the collage look so many designers are so good at and I would love to get more comfortable doing some of that on my own LOs. So, this LO was done with DCWV cardstock for the base; 2 scraps of Scenic Route paper; 1 scrap of provocraft paper (from a pad from Michaels) Flowers are from Prima; bling swirls are BG I think; Buttons are EK Success altered with a sharpie marker; Brads are HL's brand; and the YoYos (those cloth ruffled circles) were something I ordered from Joann's online- not sure the brand. Stamps are Hero Arts borders. Ink is Stazon and Colorbox cats eye. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tuesday Morning Score!

If you have a TM near you, check them out today! Their advertised sale includes Tim Holtz Grungeboard and his embossing powder case as well as Martha Stewart Punches. This is what I bought when I went:

1 Embossing powder case 7.99
2 Sets of grungeboard (2 pgs per set) 7.99 ea - I got one set of alphas and shapes and 1 set of plain sheets in 2 diff textures
1 roll Heidi Swapp white Damask stickers (on clear so I can't really color them or use as masks like I first thought- still nice though) 1.99
1 MS flower punch 2.99 (they had about 3 diff sm punches plus a snowflake border punch at my store)
1 box MM Whimsy embeliies 1.99 (they also had xmas)
1 set of MM seasons flowers in plastic jars $3.99

Not pictured: a set of 3 MM paints, brush, tray, and 2 small build-a-border stamps for $3.99

They also had a $30 pkg of misc Heidi Swapp Travel stuff for $10 and a HS calendar kit

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BHG Life in Photos- a (long-winded) Review

A while back, I was lucky enough to win a $50 credit to BHG Life in Photos on an awesome scrapbooking site PaperCrafter's Corner. I am the queen of procrastination so it took me a while to put the credit to good use. I was told it expired as of March 1, 2010. As luck (bad) would have it, I ended up going oot for a family funeral on the 27th and 28th so I was scrambling to design some projects and place an order on the 1st.

Edited: Removed post as realized my address was there - plus BHG life in Photos has been taken down so whole review is irrelevant

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I have been hoarding this paper from Paper Adventures for years. At the time I bought it, the whole line was clearanced at joann's but I have seen it back in the store since then *shrug* The paper is glittered and, with all the circles, seemed perfect for bubble-blowing pics. I just added my then-brand-new liquid pearls (thanks Heather!) and some buttons and I journaled along the edge of one of the circles. This is actually a 2 page spread but I only photographed the one

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pretty as a Picture

This is a LO of 2 of my favorite girls...

Paper is MME Bohemia; Big flowers are Prima; Bling is BG; brads are HL (Paper Studio?); chipboard was MM colored with TA Glimmer Mist; smaller fabric flowers were Portofino from a Costco SB kit

Dusting off this ol' thing

I have decided I would like to resurrect my blog and decided Easter would be an appropriate day ;P (I think I am 10 mins late but oh well)

Anyway, I am going to be posting a review in a day or 2 but decided to post a recent fav layout here tonight.

This layout was done with 2 Scenic Route papers (I'm so sad they are closing their doors) and the arrow is from one of their die-cut sheets. Chipboard letters and ornamental piece are Bo Bunny. Writing done with a Creative Memories pen. The LO is super simple but I really like how it came out.