Thursday, April 30, 2009

Envelope Album

I went to he Dollorama to get a few things to make my nephews birthday present with and got home with a little more then I attended; but being the Dollorama didn't break the $25. I love it. Now I can revamp them with the Close To My Heart product line and make those things spectacular. Yeah!!!

Last night I hosted my monthly project evening. This time we created an envelope album. This album is great to scrapbook your cruise, vacation pictures; you can store your postcards of maps inside the envelope. It would work great with school pictures and store the artwork. Oh the possibilities!

But here are some pictures from last night.

On this poster board the project was featured with the cutting diagram for the B&T paper and other project ideas.

I embellished the front of my album using the Surf's Up Close to my Heart Stamp set.

I used my micro tip scissors a lot embellishing this page... it's a little more labour intensive, but what a result. By the way the dirt bike picture is only temporary until I get a cruise picture from my mother in law (this is her mother's day gift).

We had a blast thought and there were some very nice dessert that was brought along. Thanks Ria and Margaret, delicious!!

I created a quick card to feature the same stamp set and material used for this project

Simply stamp the umbrella image unto the cars and the Tiki grass along the top then using your trimmer cut along the side at 1/2" from the side lifting the blade over the stamped image. Then with the micro tip scissors cut out the inside with a sand dune look along the bottom and through the grass along the top. I stamped the umbrella on the B&T paper and cut out the inside panels of the umbrella and glued them on the umbrella on the card.

I also featured a new technique last night (I tell you if you didn't attend you missed out) called masking.

Using the summertime stamp set from CTMH (close to my heart) I chose the heart to be my odd stamped image out. First I stamped the image onto a post it. Then cut out the heart if possible leaving some of the "sticky backing" on. Them placing the post it with the heart cut out onto the project I stamped with ocean ink pad by CTMH then removing the post it, you are left with a stamp of the heart only since the rest of the stamp landed on the post it. Then I covered the stamped heart with the cut out heart post it and I stamped again with Cocoa ink pad from CTMH making sure the heart is lined up with the post it heart (which is so easy to do with the clear Acrylix stamp) LOVE IT!!!

Every month Close to my heart as a stamp of the month which you can receive for FREE with a qualifying order. The may stamp of the month is called Be Yourself.

Here is a card made by my fellow consultant Samantha Day using the emporium level 2 paper kit and the piecing technique. This technique is done by stamping the same image in two or more colour, then cutting out an element of the stamp in one colour and overlaying it on top of the other stamped image. Very nice.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Project Wednesday

Well I woke up to snow today... Argggg, only my son Jerome seems to appreciate the snow anymore. Eventually we'll have beautiful sunshine and I can't wait to go camping; in fact I have a pre-made scrapbook layout for a camping page. It was one of the project I completed at the regional celebration with Close to my Heart.
In the meantime to keep busy. I'm hosting a Project night on Wednesday night to complete this envelope album. I created this original album in February for my mom with her pictures from her trip to Portugal. She can store her extra pictures of postcard in the envelope so it's great. I'll post pictures of the completed album we'll be creating on Wednesday so be sure to come and check it out.
As well my friend Annemieke is hosting a home gathering with me on friday night and I'll be showing how to complete a mini waterfall album. This album is so cool; when you pull on a tab the pages flip on their own. And it's suprisingly easy to create. Thank you Kellie for showing me this album. Again I'll be posting picture of this album soon.
Well I'm off to bed.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Time For Change

Well I just got back from Close To My Heart regional celebration held in Calgary, Alberta. I had a great time, met great fellow scrapbookers, and learned all sorts of things. One of which is that the My Community portion of my website will no longer be available, so here is the alternative My Scrap Corner. I am very excited about this change. Oh! the possibilities!

I am posting here a picture of the layout I prepared for my swap this weekend. It was a lot of work, I had to create 15 x 2 paged layouts but I received many new ones in exchange. A great way to compare ideas and techniques. Until I study each one and see what I can learn here are some details from my layout. This particular layout is from the book Imagine page 96 and 97 Open Forum. The B&T Duos and Cardstock is from CTMH Game On Level 2 paper packet.
I inked my title letters using CTMH sponge dauber and masking with mesh.
I went digging in my husband's shop and found these great shims which i stamped with staz-on ink using CTMH My Acrylix stamp set Moments In Time and embellished with CTMH waxy Flax (This was my first time using waxy flax... I fell in love! I may never be able to go back to regular embroidery floss. This one is worth a try!)
I inked the edges of all my piece of paper with black ink using the sponge bauber and the picture with Staz on to make the layout pop out.
I 2nd generation stamped an image of a dirtbike from the CTMH My Acrylix stamp set Off Road. Light enough to still be able to easily read the journaling but with a little more visual interest. (For those who have not attended one of my workshop or who are not familiar with the term 2nd generation here is a quick explanation. Ink up your image and stamp it once on scrap paper and then without re-inking again on your artwork)

Just as on the title letters I inked my base page with CTMH Colonial white Exclusive Inks Stamp pad using the sponge dauber and masked with mesh. This particular ink pad is pigment based and showed up quite nicely on the black cardstock.
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