Friday, January 30, 2009

No longer just a craft.

Yesterday I was going through a bunch of the snaps I've taken of my LO's, and one of my favourites is this one. It was one of the ones I created for a Scrapshotz contest called, Hot Shotz. They gave us an inspirational piece and this was the end result.

I used a bunch of my circle punches and my circle cutters, and layered some over others, but didn't center them over each other. I was pleased with the result because for a LO that only took minutes to prepare, the simplicity is what made it stunning. I think this was the first time I decided that scrapbooking was not only a method to keep memories alive or a craft, it had elevated scrapbooking to and art form. Ok, I got deep there for a minute!

Anyhow, the point I was going to make with this LO, is that you can use your punches and cutters for striking LO's, and it's easy. Here's another one where I used my punch for a border all the way around the picture. So dig out those punches and get creative.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Easy Paperbag Gift Album

About a year ago, my mom was admiring my 12x12 Scrapbook albums, saying how much she would love to have them at her house (she lives 6 hours away). So I decided to make it happen, well sort of!

I took photos of all my favourite LO's, I then digitally cropped them as much as possible and printed them at 4x6. I trimmed of the white ends off to make squares. I took 6 paper bags and quickly sewed up a paper bag album. I then took sticker alphas and put a cover together with some embellies. I attached all my mini LO pics with a glue runner. I then decorated some pages further by adding some stickers and a little bit of trim (I have a boy and his pages don't require a lot of cutesey embellies) .... and VOILA!

I gave it to her and she was thrilled to get to take home a part of the albums with her. The whole project took only a couple hours to make and it will have a lifetime of loving!

Etsy store now open!

Ok, so I'm bad at keeping up with my blogging. I think I do way too many things at once, but I'd rather be busy than wondering what to do next.
I opened an ETSY store as a way to sell some of my card creations and card kits, I have tons of scrap stuff and probably will never use it up, but I love to share my craft. After making up gift kits for a few friends I realized that maybe this was a great idea. I make up the kits with material I love, since when you purchase usually qite a few of one thing comes in a package, I was beginning to have a huge surplus, and what a way to share the art of scrapbooking!
Anyhow, check out my store, what do you think??
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, January 19, 2009

OK, keeping up is hard!

So I have not tried very hard to keep my blog alive. I suppose running a dayhome, a new business and trying to get supper on the table does get in the way, but it certainly doesn't keep me from reading a few blogs a day. I'm in love with some of the amazing scrap blogs people out there keep. What an awesome medium to get your words, work or thoughts out there. I've been specially loving all the Winter CHA releases and getting sneak peeks at all the new lines and embellies and dies coming out from certain companies. Graphic 45, My Minds Eye, Creative Imaginations, Cocmo Cricket and Spellbinders are just a few of my favoutites. I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the new Spellbinder releases, WOW. Need I say more. I want the Peony, the Labels 3 and a few others, it's gonna break the BANK!



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