Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Motto!


I just bought these papers from Studio Calico the other day. I limited myself to 3 sheets from the collection since my basket was already overly full.  I'm happy that I used them up so quickly ( I only have one sheet left!) , and that I slipped some older bits in there too. I can't tell you how much it's been bothering me lately that I have drawers full of product that I have never touched. Some of it because it got forgotten, some because I loved it too much to "waste" it on whatever the current project was. From here on out, my new motto is going to be use it or lose it! Oh yes, the craftroom purge is coming soon! I may even post some of the goodies here as a giveaway if anyone is interested.

This page is based on Sketch #155 by Natalie Roy For Let's Capture These Sketches. Click Here to view the sketch, and other great examples by the sketch team.

Pp: Studio Calico- Yearbook
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Pink Paislee ( Remark*ables, with Dylusions Ink)
Felt: Fancy Pants
Chipboard: Maya Road
Wood: Studio Calico with Robin's nest dew drop( lens)
Twine: The Twinery
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Dylusions Spray Ink
Adhesive: Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue

Friday, October 26, 2012

Real Pirate Treasure

Glitter hearts, rhinestones and doilies on a boy page you might ask?
Well when paired with some grungier items and a sharpie pen, anything goes on boy pages.
Here's an example of a page I did during a Pirate themed crop for Lucky 7 Factory.  


My background texture is layered on this great chevron paper from the Lucky 7 Factory -Douce Melodie collection. I added some alphabet script, inked pebbles, ink splats and sharpie x's.


I layered some new stuff like Simple Stories- Snap papers and die cut Kraft doilies with recycled items like the bingo sheet and postage stamp.


I love getting to throw on random bits from my desk drawer, and have them find a home.

cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Simple Stories,Lucky 7 Factory, recycled
chipboard: Scrapworks, Maya Road
rub-On tape: Kiki Art
Letters: Simple Stories
Rhinestones: Prima Marketing
Die cuts: Kaiser Craft, Cricut( doilies) and unknown ( clock)
Template: Crafter's Workshop
Ink: Joanne's Essentials, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Memory Essentials
Stamp: Memory Essentials
Sharpie marker

All held together by Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue

Monday, October 22, 2012

All about the Seafood- Sketch 153

This summer, we packed up the mini man with all three human kids(plus the large furry one), and drove east until we hit my brother's house. We had a week full of fun outings and activities. Unfortunately, our days had to be worked around the little one's afternoon nap, and so we stuck to things we could accomplish before lunchtime. 

To make a long story short, that's how it came to be that we drove for over two hours one morning ( troublesome GPS) only to have lunch in St. Andrews By-The-Sea and then head back to home base. I love this tourist town, and everything about it. The family was happy to visit The Gables restauraunt this day, and feast on some seafood, before returning to sight see a bit later in the week.

Materials used:
PP: My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts: Kaisercraft
Tape: Love My Tapes, De Serres, My Mind's Eye
Chipboard: Maya Road, Pink Paislee
Twine: Karen Foster
Ink: Momento, Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Stamp: Hero Arts
Glue: Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue, Helmar Premium Craft Glue
 Tim Holtz mini staples
( to see more amazing projects made with Helmar, check out the blog!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

From The Depths of The Toolbox

My husband has been searching for a tool caddy full of tools for about 2 years now. He assumed it got taken ( mistakenly, or not so mistakenly) by a contractor during our basement renovations. Not only did I find the caddy full of tools in the depths of our large standing toolbox tonight, I also found a mighty cool scrapbooking embellishment...

Introducing the tile spacer:

I love how the "o"s of the Pink Paislee resist-able paper play off the "x"s created by the tile spacers.

Materials: Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Pink Paislee 8x8 Resist-able papers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Making Memories tag
October Afternoon button
Bella Blvd. Buttons
American Crafts Thickers
Mr Huey's Color Mist (white)
Hole punches
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue ( for the paper and photo)
Helmar Premium Craft Glue ( for all embellishments)

Who knows what treasure I'll find on my next hunt for innovative scrapbooking supplies!
( check out what items my fellow design team members at Practical Scrappers used for their Frugal Finds projects).