Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nuts about Sketches Sketch Challenge

If you know one scrappy thing about me, you know that I love (need) to start a layout with a sketch.  I follow many sketch sites and this week, I created a layout based on Sketch 196 from the Nuts about Sketches
site.  Check it out!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cookin' Up Creations Themed Challenge and Inspiration Kit

On CUC this Friday, they encouraged us to go through our stash and pick out elements with a theme.  Because my niece just turned 3, I really wanted to create some cute buttons to go along with this "inspiration kit" from my stash.  Here is the a photo of the kit and buttons:

And here is the layout the I created using my stash and a little creativity!  As you can see, I cut apart the journaling block to create the visual triangle and also to decorate the banner.  I covered the chipboard banner pieces with coordinating patterned paper and embellished with words from the block also. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fall Inspiration Kit and layout

As many of you know, my newest little obsession is making handmade clay buttons.  I also started making inspiration kits to go with them as well and I thought that this cute little kit would go great with these photos of my niece.  So I began with this Inspiration Kit like those that I have for sale on Etsy - Check out my shop.

I didn't use every piece of the kit - I still have a few goodies for later use - but I created this pretty little layout.  The butterflies were stamped and embossed on transparencies and then I added alcohol inks to add color.  I also added some Shimmerz and glitter to the clay to give it a little something extra and so it would coordinate better with the butterflies!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Top 10 Favorite Etsy Scrapbooking Supply Stores

This year, I have found a ton of really cool, handmade and storebought embellishments on ETSY and thought that I would share some with you!

10.  Crafty Theresa D - Tons of unique supplies are just waiting for you! 

9.  Funtoolas - If you are into beautiful kits, this is the site for you!

8.  Retro Nana - I love her adorable fabric buttons!

7.  Vintage Scrap Shop - Her lovely, vintage supplies will add to any card or scrapbook page.

6.  My Divine Inspiration - I love her little handmade floral kits!

5.  Avante-Card - Even though I am not a card maker, I love all of her unique tags and home decor items!

4.  Hailey's Bobbins - I love her beautiful inspiration kits.

3.  Ephemeratta - There is a little bit of everything for everyone here!

2.  Henrytj's Boutique - I love their beautiful flowers!!! 

1.  Reneabouquet's - I can't resist her beautiful handmade butterflies!