Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another Becky Fleck sketch from the IAAS DT

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
Elisa Kammerdeiner

Title: that smile
Linda Beeson

Title: love this chic
Holly Pittroff

Friday, February 22, 2008

Diva Keepsake box

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!

Scrap kit:
SEI Jolie Chocolat/ Bonbonier, Nougat, Éclair, Rose, Framboise, Mousse, Mi Amor
MM Ribbon

Addict Kit:
Heidi Swapp Mini Chipboard

Therapy Kit:
C&T Publishing Shadow Box
MM Crystal brads
Leisure Arts Thinkable Inkable Stamp

Card Kit:
Maya Road Cardstock bird key ring

Ranger stickles – fruit punch
Ink: Ranger and Colorbox
Plaid acrylic paint

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Greta Hammond Guest Chat at IAAS!

The awesome Greta Hammond is going to be joining us for a chat on Wednesday, February 27 at 9pm EST. Greta is a HOF'er and a Master and will be sharing some of her latest designs with us. Come join us for the fun!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"be mine" Valentines Centerpiece

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

bottom close up

Scrap Kit:

SEI Jolie Chocolat/Nougat, Raisine, Mi Amor, Framboise, Bonbonier, Papillon,
Éclair, Rose
Prima Ribbon
Bazzill Chipboard heart tag
Heidi Swapp Glitter flower
MM Ready to Glitter Alphabet
Stampendous Ultra-fine Glitter

Addict Kit:
Heidi Swapp Mini Chipboard
Heidi Swapp Bling Cherries

Card Kit:
Prima Embossed Hearts
Doodlebug Designs Paper Posies
Maya Road Chipboard birds

Ranger ink
Prima Say It in Crystals (from last month's kit)
Acrylic paint
Paper Studio acrylic letters
DMD crinkle paper
Darice wood products
Plaid modge podge and ZipDry


- Paint the hearts and dowels brown

- Paint the wood base white

- Borrow hubby's electric drill and make holes the size of the dowels in the bottom of the painted hearts. Insert dowels into holes. (If hole is the same size as the dowel, you won't need adhesive)

Note: Some of you are going to fall of the train here because of the drill part - but DON'T!

It's not that hard AND it's a great way to take out some frustration...:)
- Adhere patterned paper to all hearts and cut out with an exacto knife

- Use a smaller stencil to cut out the heart with "mine" on it

- Paint acrylic letters brown and adhere them to a Prima Embossed heart. Add the posie and adhere this to the box

- Cut out the rest of your patterned paper embellishments for the hearts and adhere them, as well as the ready-to-go embellishments that come with the kit...decorate! decorate! decorate!

- Cut a block floral foam to fit inside the base

- Arrange your hearts in the floral foam. Cover the foam with crinkle paper.
Have Fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Becky Fleck Sketch with the February Kit

We loved this sketch from Becky Fleck this month. Check out what a couple of the DT members did with it using the February Kit!

Title: my sidekick
Design by: Kary Lewis

Title: softer side
Design by: Holly Pittroff

Monday, February 18, 2008


What could be better then to get a handmade card in the mail and have the envelope match plus have the envelope have a printed, matching liner!?
The I Am A Scrapaholic card kit for February comes with envelopes that are die cut from the solid SEI papers and liners that are die cut from the patterned papers. Everything matches so well.
The completely unexpected thing about the design on this card is the pattern isn't really hearts but you can see a "heart" in the ornate design so I just cut that out.
LOVE – ORNATE card and envelope
Designer: Linda Beeson
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

Friday, February 15, 2008

Out from Behind the Camera-February challenge.

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.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Card Sketches???

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.

Card by Becky Thackston

Card by Elisa Kammerdiener

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feb Card and Envelope

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!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

More Valentines =)

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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More Valentine's Day Cards

I took the SEI Jolie Chocolate paper for the base of the card and then used the butterfly patterned paper to cut out the brown swirls. Took a little time to do that but I really loved the swirls :)
From the card kit I used the Prima embossed paper hearts and then used Sticklers on the inside for some extra bling. The envelope and insert came from the card kit. It was very fun to put together. Added some doodling and there you have it...a fun card.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Unchain My Heart" Valentines Card

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!

Monday, February 4, 2008

wild & crazy love CARD

Supplies from February Kits:

Scrap Kit: SEI Jolie Chocolate/ Éclair, MM Chipboard buttons

Addict Kit: HS Journaling spots

Therapy Kit: Leisure Arts Thinkable Inkable stamp

Card Kit: Prima Embossed Hearts

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I {heart} you

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.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

LOVE - BIRD card - what do you do with Chipboard?

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

Friday, February 1, 2008

Love is in the air.
Love birds are cooing all over the place.
This kit is sure to melt your heart.

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.
Be sure to check the gallery and the blog for projects and tutorials created by the design team.