Wednesday, August 24, 2011

F is for Frame

Ok so yes . . . I skipped E.  I have been stuck for a while on E and can't seem to decide what to alter for E so I skipped it and went on to F!  This is a frame that I made for my parent's anniversary.  The frame was a gift from my new Sister in law and Brother in law. 

I painted the frame, added tons of mists, accent paints, distress inks, etc.  Then I made some "metal flowers" using a tutorial from Miss Art's Papercrafting classes!  They were so easy to make!  They are made of foil duct work tape and cardstock (and lots of embossing and painting.)  They are very sturdy and I reinforced them with Glossy Accents.  I also used some dimensional paste to make some branches and a doily flower along with lots of other embellishments!

If you haven't check out Miss Art's Papercrafting website, it is a must!  For $15.00, each month, I learn TONS of basic and advanced scrapbooking techniques!  There is something for everyone and the video tutorials and examples are awesome!  Classes this month - so far include - classes on mists, journaling, and scrapbooking milestones with tons more to come!

Monday, August 15, 2011

7 Ways - Use those labels, journaling spots, and doodads and Giveaway!

I think that we all have tons of those extra labels, journaling spots, and cardstock doodads leftover from kits that we just can't seem to toss - and why would we???  They are amazing and even though you may not have a lot of the original kit that they came with leftover, we can still put them to creative use.  So without further ado:

**First, I needed to organize my items!  I have tons of these little items floating and it is so hard to find anything unless they are organized in some way.  So I purchased a set of drawers from Walmart, taped a color to the front of each drawer, and organized all of my spots here!

1.  Use those spots to create a unique scalloped border like I did here!  Then I highlighted the border with white puffy paint.
2.  I use journaling spots here on this spinner card to take a die cut from The Shinta Shop and transform it into this cute little embellishment for my card.

3.  Then use the extras to embellish the envelope to match the card!!!
4.  Here is used some (really) old journaling spots from Heidi Swapp and snipped them to the center.  Then I used glue dots to overlap where I snipped to give it a bit of dimension.  I attached them to one large glue dot and added a Prima and a cute little duck button, to create this unique little flower.
5.  Next I used some circular journaling spots to create a visual triangle by placing them behind three little fussy cut owls that were glossed and popped off the layout.
6.  Here, I trimmed the journaling spots in half and sewed them around the edge of the layout for a really cute little border.
7.  And finally, cut the labels in half and use them for tabs for your photos, file folders, etc.

Do you have some unique ways to use journaling spots???  Add your ideas in the comments and I will randomly pick a winner for a surprise goody bag in my next 7 Ways post!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway!

 Purple Pumpkin is giving away another sweet set for August!  Entry is simple!!!  Just be a follower of their blog, post on your blog with a link about their giveaway and comment on their blog.  Way easy and WAY cute!  Check it out here!