I love what some of the gals for our DT did with this Becky Fleck sketch!
Make sure and load your take of this sketch into our gallery - we'd love to see what you come up with.
Title: heart breaker
Title: that smile
Title: love this chic
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I love what some of the gals for our DT did with this Becky Fleck sketch!
Posted by Holly at 10:39 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
I decided to make a keepsake box for my daughter with the C&T Publishing Shadow box in the Therapy kit. The Thinkable Inkable stamp was perfect for this project!
Thanks for taking a peek!
SEI Jolie Chocolat/ Bonbonier, Nougat, Éclair, Rose, Framboise, Mousse, Mi Amor
Heidi Swapp Mini Chipboard
C&T Publishing Shadow Box
MM Crystal brads
Leisure Arts Thinkable Inkable Stamp
Maya Road Cardstock bird key ring
Ranger stickles – fruit punch
Ink: Ranger and Colorbox
Plaid acrylic paint
Posted by Holly at 9:08 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A little late, but it's still February. right?
I bought some miscellaneous wood pieces at Michaels and used them to make this Valentine's centerpiece with the February kit. It was such a fun project to make and it made my house look so festive during the holiday of love....:)
top close up
Bazzill Chipboard heart tag
Heidi Swapp Glitter flower
MM Ready to Glitter Alphabet
Stampendous Ultra-fine Glitter
Heidi Swapp Mini Chipboard
Heidi Swapp Bling Cherries
Prima Embossed Hearts
Doodlebug Designs Paper Posies
Maya Road Chipboard birds
Prima Say It in Crystals (from last month's kit)
Paper Studio acrylic letters
DMD crinkle paper
Darice wood products
Plaid modge podge and ZipDry
- Adhere patterned paper to all hearts and cut out with an exacto knife
Posted by Holly at 7:41 PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Patterned paper – Papillion, Bonbonier, and Café Aulait textured/Jolie Chocolat/SEI
Die Cut for envelope and liner
Chipboard bookplate – Heidi Swapp
LOVE rub-on and silver brads – Making Memories
Posted by Linda Beeson at 6:27 PM
Friday, February 15, 2008
We have decided to change the format of the OFBC challenge series. It will now be monthly rather than weekly. For anyone who hasn't participated before, the idea is to be sure to include yourself in your scrapbooks, with these "Book of Me" style challenges. Each time I post a challenge I will also post a sketch to inspire you for that challenge,as well as provide you with a sample layout using the sketch.
So, onto the new challenge. This month is all about Valentines day, but rather than scrap about the people you love, I am challenging you to scrap a layout about why you think people love you. Put a different perspective on the occassion.
In my layout I have used the title "Love me becasue..." You are welcome to also use this title or to use the concept for your layotu and journaling.
Here is the sketch:
and my sample layout:
Load your entries to the I Am A Scrapaholic gallery by the end of them month. Can't wait to see them.
Posted by Alicia Barry at 10:50 AM
Thursday, February 14, 2008
We all love sketches but have you used a sketch for card making? We enjoyed using the Page Maps last month and noticed there are a few card maps that Becky Fleck has done. So we picked out a couple and Becky and I each made a card for them.
Posted by Elisa K at 1:04 PM
Monday, February 11, 2008
Title: I adore us
Design by: Holly Pittroff
Supplies from Feb Kits:
SEI Jolie Chocolate Cardstock Card and Envelope
SEI Jolie Chocolate/Papillon
Heidi Swapp Journaling Spots
Techniques: I handcut the swirl and butterflies from the "Papillon" SEI paper and adhered them to the pink for the majority of the design in this set. What fun paper!
Posted by Holly at 3:05 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Don't you just love February?! Making cards for Valentine's Day is so much fun! And this months kit is perfect. I love the color combinations in the SEI papers and the embellishments are too sweet!
Here's a simple card that you can recreate in no time. Be sure to share your cards with us in the IAAS gallery! Happy Valentine's Day!
*Valentine sticker by Making Memories, all other items are from the February IAAS kit.
Posted by Mary Jo at 9:18 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Posted by Becky at 6:31 AM
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Want to make a simple, fun card for that special someone in your life? It's easy as 1, 2, 3!! First, from the Feb. card kit, chose the color of the card you'd like--ink the edges with your choice of colors (I chose red ink on mine)--next, from the delicious SEI papers included in the Feb. Scrap Kit, pick a patterned piece and cut it 4 inches wide to the length of the card. Adhere this to the middle of the page--with a circle punch, punch out 10 coordinating circles in TWO different patterns. Cut these circles in half and layer on top of one another--ink the edges of the half circles and then place them on the bottom and top edges of your 4 inch wide patterned paper. See how easy it is to make your own scalloped edged paper? Lastly, place embellies of your choice along the left side of the card and place your title on the right--This card took me
less than 30 minutes to make!
Posted by Kary at 8:00 AM
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
designed by Elisa KammerdienerHere is a simple 10 min or less card. I promise the hardest part is stamping the bird and cutting it out.
I am a Scrapaholic's Feb. Scrap kit
1 sentiment (I used scenic route chipboard sentiment)
a few scraps
Cut your cardstock to 4x8 and fold in half and sand edges
Cut your shimmering solid pink paper to 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and place on front of your folded cardstock
Stamp little bird on scrap piece of white or coordinating paper and cut out
Cut your ribbon and lace from kit to 3 different lengths and layer on card at slightly different angles. Add a piece of small cardstock 1x2" or one of the tickets from the the therapy kit.
Place your little bird on your card and now add your sentiment.
Now you have a simple card to give to your special someone or for a teacher etc. It took less then 10 min to make.
Check back tomorrow for another awesome card from one of the IAAS designers.
Posted by Elisa K at 11:17 AM
Saturday, February 2, 2008
You have a plain piece of chipboard and you aren't sure what to do with it? You can leave it like it is because that really is a great look, but you also have a few other fun alternatives.
For this bird, I covered it with a coordinating paper. Simply trace the shape on the paper and cut it out. Typically when you trace something like this, your cut out piece will end up a little bigger then the original, so just place the cut out piece over the original and trim it to the correct size. Now you just have to glue it on. I used Zig 2-way glue but another really great choice is Mod Podge - giving the paper shape a thorough coat. Tapes don't really work all that good for something like this because they don't give a complete coat of glue. The Mod Podge is also a great choice if you are also wanting to coat the top side of your piece. When my piece was dry, I used a fingernail type of file and sanded all of my edges. This helps make it all look uniform.
Another fun and easy choice it to give it a good coat of any of the many types of glitter glues that are available. First of all, I painted the tiny crown with a white paint and then I used the Ice Stickles because of the intense amount of glitter you get without loose glitter falling off when it is dry. A draw back to this method is the drying time but just set it aside to dry overnight. Of course, you can just give it a coat of paint in a matching color and rubbing stamp pads to it is another way to add color and the stamp pads can be useful for color matching is you are going to use the stamp pad on your project in another way.
Designer: Linda Beeson
Most of the materials are from the February I Am A Scrapaholic kit
Solid cardstock – WORLDWIN Papers/Fairy Tale Pink/DoubleMates
Patterned paper – Nougat and Framboise/Jolie Chocolat/SEIChipboard bird and crown – Maya RoadLOVE stamp – Autumn LeavesPrima embossed red heartAncient Page black stamp pad – ClearsnapChestnut Roan Fluid Chalk stamp pad - ClearsnapIce Stickles – RangerSandpaperRhinestone – Amuse
Posted by Linda Beeson at 7:38 PM
Friday, February 1, 2008
I told you this month would shimmer and glitter with a little attitude. The SEI papers are the most expensive papers I have ever purchased –personally or for the kits, and I have to say they will not disappoint you. The photos do not do the paper justice; wait until you have them in hand. The glitter does not shake off. The foil papers are fun –you’ll like how they have just the right amount of foil on them (not too little and not too much) and the best part is they are ready to use. Making Memories has done a wonderful job with the Ready to Glitter stickers! They are a breeze to use and work well with any glitter.
With birds popping up all over the scrapbook industry it is so easy to use them on any type of layout or altered project. Create a look from so cute and playful to more sophisticated and soulful with them. The Maya Road Bird Chipboard Key Chain can actually be used to make a key chain (just seal the finished project with Mod Podge) or remove them from the chain and use each piece individually.
With a fun size and shape the Bazzill Heart Tags are easy to fall in love with. Heidi Swapp’s Bling Cherries are sweeeeet, fun, and playful. [Possible title idea: “Pretty Please, with a Cherrie on Top”.] Making Memories hit it right on when they called theses chipboard buttons “Cute as a Button”! They are so cute, fun, and easy to use.
With so many different pieces in the Heidi Swapp variety pack you will have the perfect piece for just about any layout –and the best part is the color will always be a perfect match for any color scheme or theme.
The Thinkable Inkable Attitude stamp is perfect for so many uses –boy or girl, old or young. The cardstock tickets are sized perfect to use with the Thinkable Inkable Stamp! Make a simple statement or go all out and embellish them.
Create and Treasure’s Ready-To-Go Shadow Box is so easy to use. The size is perfect. It is easy to create a traditional shadow box.
Posted by I AM A Scrapaholic at 2:44 PM