Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Where did that come from?

I've started to panic lately at the vast array of scrapbooking equipment and supplies that I own. Up until now, my organization system has kept me feeling in control of my addiction. I knew pretty much what I owned, and where it lived. Lately, I've noticed more and more product not fitting neatly into my methods. I'm loosing touch with what I have stashed away in the nooks and crannies. I have finally admitted that I may just have more stuff than I will ever be able to use in this lifetime.
Although I can honestly say I love 80-90 percent of the products I own, many of them are not in line with my usual whimsical style, and often get overlooked. Thank goodness I have friends who recognize my problem, and force help me to use up some things I normally wouldn't.
Here is a page created from a page kit assembled for me (from my own stash) by my buddies JJ and Claude:

I got to finally get some of my collection of Basic Grey into my trimmer, and use up the new buttons I've been hoarding. Best of all, I scrapped a photo that I would have kept putting off because it wasn't in line with the bright happy papers I'm usually knee deep in.

Oh! JJ? Claude? I only have one question...Where the heck did that tag come from? I has so much fun stamping and altering it, I want to know if I own more before I go out and buy some more...

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Basic Grey, Tim Holtz
Letters: Jillibean Soup
Washi Tape: Omer de Serres
Stamps: Memory Essentials, unknown
Buttons:Crate Paper
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Memento
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist ( Raven)
Tattered Angels Antique Key
Tim Holtz Mini Staples
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber ( Pebble)
Viva Decor Pearl Pens ( Chrome, Black)
Viva Decor Inca-Gold ( Hematite)
Pen: AC Precision Pen
graphite pencil

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funny Guy

Here's a page I designed for My Momenta, using my new favorite find, Design Your Own Stickers. I really love this shot of my usually serious boy being goofy.

ST-3956 Sticker Kit
PA-2330 Super Paper Pad
ST-4515 Design Your Own Sticker- Jennifer Upper Case
ST-1814 Crimped Glitter Black Alpha
ST-4074 One Fine Day Puffy Borders
Punches- Marvy Uchida, Martha Stewart
Bazzill White Cardstock

Friday, July 22, 2011

Popsicle sticks

I'm loving the challenges that Christine, Kerri and I are giving each other over at Practical Scrappers each month, using dollarstore finds. It seems as if each month, I regard the challenge item with dread, and by the end of it, I'm pleasantly surprised by what I was able to create. This time around, Kerri challenged us to use popsicle sticks. Not a very inventive use on my part, by I like the effect  I got on the wood of the craft sticks using Glimmer Mist, washi tape, and a texture stamp with ink. Believe it or not, once I stopped trying to weave the popsicle sticks together using embroidery floss, the whole page came together really fast using Momenta products and a Design Your own Sticker alphabet!

Momenta ST-4765 puffy flourishes
Momenta PA-2240 12 x 12 paper pad
Momenta ST-4722 Family Outing, layered stickers
Momenta ST-4517 DYO Alphabet Sticker
Craft sticks: Dollarama
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, Alaskan Salmon, Marmalade
Memento Ink, Rich Cocoa
Stamp: Impression Obsession

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design Your Own Sticker!

Those of you who know all about my scrapbooking passion, may have come to realize just how much I love fonts, and letter stickers. I have 2 large drawers full, in every shape size and colour, for fear that I might not have just the perfect one when I need it ( and because I can't pass up a pretty package at the scrapbook store).  I have recently discovered every alphabet loving scrapbooker's dream...Design your own Sticker by Momenta. Whether you stockpile out of sheer adoration, or are just starting out with limited supplies, who wouldn't love the option of always having the perfect letters for a layout or project at hand?
They are so easy to customize and print right from , or you can download the template for one of the myriad of styles, and D-I-Y using Photoshop or a similar application.

Did I mention Momenta is running a fabulous contest right now using the Design your own Sticker?
If you're looking to "enhance" your collection of scrapbook supplies, Momenta is offering a 250$ coupon for Momenta product, plus 100$ CASH to the winning participant! You've got nothing to lose! Design Your Own Sticker products are sold at locations such as Hobby Lobby, Omer de Serres, Zellers and  Walmart. If you can't find any near you, you can also e-mail social@momenta(dot)com, to get a free sample to participate with!! Hurry, Contest is open until August 24th!

Check it out here!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I know how to do that!

I have a BFA. Before you try and google that and think I have some rare disease, it just means I have skills and knowledge that most of the "real world" don't  see as relevant. Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Studio Arts and Art History to be exact.  Some of my favorite courses in University were textile based technique classes. Printing and Dying techniques,  Fibers structures etc. Fibers structures is where I learned how to build things using techniques like coiling, embroidery, basketry, weaving, tapestry weaving, and so on.  Yeah I know, basket weaving in really!

So I had to chuckle a bit when I started this week's Focus on Techniques project for Practical Scrappers.  Having wrestled with approximately 20 open wire coat hangers and a ton of torn strips of rags in order to make an up-cyled shopping basket,  I found that a few strips of paper, and some cardstock were relatively easy to manage. So Mom and Dad, if you're wondering if all that time and money actually ever paid off...

The jury might still be out on that one!

Materials used: 
Momenta PA-0658 Primary Textured Cardstock 12 x 12
Momenta PA-2330 One Fine Day 12 x 12 Super Paper Pad
Momenta ST-2561 Pure- Polka Dot Puffy Alpha
Momenta ST-2600 Small Vibrant Chipboard Alpha
Momenta ST-3956  One Fine Day Sticker Kit
Bazzill Cardstock (white)