Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hello everyone. I am getting back into the swing of things and will be updating the blog soon.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Crepe Paper flowers ala Jenni Bowlin

So...the January scrap kit contained a package of Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon:

For my layout I decided to create a flower from the crepe paper... I first cut a strip of the crepe paper that was approximately 10 inches long. I then cut the strip in half so that my strip was thin. To create the flower you simply valley fold the crepe paper and turn into a circle while pinching it between your thumb and finger.

Once you have the flower circle created use liquid adhesive to hold your flower together; I used Helmar 450 liquid glue. You can also use a stapler to hold the flower together. I then added a button to the center of my flower...

here is my final layout:

I hope you'll give these flowers a try and share your creations with us in the I Am A Scrapaholic gallery.

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February Kit Canvas!

When I saw these papers online I fell in love and set out to track them down. After emailing with the talented Heidi over at GCD and finding out the nearest store was over an hour for me I was a bit bummed. Then Lynn swooped in with her hero cape and saved the day packing this months kit full of these gorgeous papers. I must say this is my favorite kit EVER!!!!

I also received the Therapy Kit which included this amazing 24x12 canvas. I had never done anything like this before and really do not consider my self to be artsy so I was a bit intimidated...then Lynn said "It really is just a big page"! So off I set to do just a "big page".

I dry brushed paint onto the canvas background. I also printed out my title on cardstock and hand cut it out.

Here are a few details...the flowers in this kit are gorgeous too!

So now it is time for you to jump in and make your "big page". Don't forget to share it here in our gallery.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year

Wow I can't believe how fast 2009 flew by. What a wild and crazy year it was.

I am a little behind in welcoming in the new year but I have to say I am very excited about 2010. We're going to start the year off with papers from GCD Studios Artsy Urban line that was designed by Melody Ross. Design team member Mimi Leinback has been anxious to get her hands on this line. And I took one look at it and fell in love with the same papers she did, so it was an easy choice. This month we are only having one paper line. The plan is to pick back up in February with having paper from mulitple lines.

Also this month we have mini roses from Prima Marketing Inc in the Scrap Kit. I could not decide between yellow and blue so I decided to get both. Honestly, I may have to order more colors but I wanted to see these first. I love just about everything Prima puts out but I'm struggling with wanting all the colors available and what I will actually use. So please help me decide and let me know which colors you want because you know there will be another Prima order -have you seen their new releases!

Also coming this month are Basic Grey's BlingIt rub-ons. I loved these the minute I saw them. My only complaint is that they are one per package -I won't allow myself to hoard mine until I find the 'perfect' LO or card to use it on...I'll just have to buy more if I want to use it more than once. (Now honestly, how many items in your stash do you have that you hoard waiting for the perfect thing to use it on? Please don't tell me I'm the only one.)

Oh and the ideas that are whirling through my brain for the naked pockets from 7 Gypsies! I must say that I love those pockets. I can't tell you how many times I don't leave enough room for journaling or want to journal something a little too personal that these are perfect for.

This month I would like to challenge everyone that receives the Therapy Kit to actually do the project. We haven't had a project for a few months and this one is pretty good sized. It is a 12 x 24 White Canvas from Canvas Concepts. I have a 2 page LO that I wished I could hang on my wall but nothing really does it justice so when I saw this I knew I could recreate it OR do a new one with. Honestly my mother and mother-in-law both expect one (a completed one) for their next gift.

Please let us know what you think of the kit. And be sure to share your creations with us in our gallery.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Art Institute Blue Gala Glitz...How Fun!

I am all about the bling and the Art Institute Gala Glitz in this months Therapy Kit is perfect. It has a great texture, it looks amazing and is just so darn fun to play with!

Check out how Lynda used it on this card. She took one of the acrylic snowflakes in the kit and covered it with the art glitter glue and then covered each side with the Gala glitz. She trimmed out the card using some of the kit's pattern paper and a piece of the ribbon from the kit. She cut a hole in the front of the card and suspended the acrylic snowflake using beading elastic so you can't see it.

I also love using this and decided I just wanted to dress up my card. I used one of the corregated diecuts and added a little paint. I then drizzled the glue over it. A sprinkle of glitter and this is what you get!

And a detail shot...

I hope you are inspired by this months kit...it could not be more fun to use!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Corregated Diecuts

How FUN are the corregated diecuts from Donna Salazar? They are SO very versatile! You can leave them as is, paint them, ink them, take off the outer paper and distress them, glitter them... you can even stamp WITH them! (to do that, I'd take off the outer paper to reveal the corregation and then dip lightly in paint, and stamp!)

Debbie did a layout using one of the borders:

She left the border intact and made her own design on the outside to match her layout design!

On my layout, I layered 3 different borders:

I tore off the outer paper layer to reveal the "corregation". I then painted it in a distressed sort of way and added some gold glitter. When I do this to cardboard, I just use my finger to put the paint on!

I also did a card with the star. Perfect for the holiday season! I simply glittered it first.

I hope you will pull out your diecuts from the kit and try something new and fun with them! The sky is the limit! :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Snow Banner

This months kit has some fabulous goodies in it and my favorite were the acrylic mittens.

I created a banner to hang on my fireplace. I used a heat gun to emboss "snow" on the edges and heated it just enough to curl the edges and create a mitten shape.

I Shimmerz the alphabet and then added Stickled polka dots. It creates texture and dimension. I also added lots of glitter and bling to this project to give it some major holiday shimmer. This also gave me a change to pull some fiber that have been in my stash for years!

The papers in the kit are perfect for this kind of project and just happened to match my family room decor perfectly!

Be sure to snag one quick while you still can!