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How to make a GIGANTIC SCRAPBOOK PAGE, sort of!!

24 Jan

Ok, so this is not really a scrapbook page.  I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I had been asked to do the bulletin board in the hall for the women’s group for our church which is called the Relief Society.  Now, the Bulletin Board is quite large and this could be quite a task for some people.  But you know what?  I look at walls and things like bulletin boards like large cards or scrapbook pages and just scale my designs on a somewhat GINORMOUS scale.  So, for this post I thought I’d show you what I did for this particular Bulletin Board, because I tend to get nice comments on them from time to time.

First and foremost I have to give a tremendous shout out to my fabulous friend Therese Travis who is the Artist for all the dolls I have used on this project.  She happens to also be an author of some really fabulous books and you can find her books on Amazon here: THERESE TRAVIS AMAZON PAGE

Her books are very sweet with nothing offensive in them and I have enjoyed getting to read her literary works as well as working with her art.

Without further ado, here is what I have created:

I started out covering the board with craft paper and edged the entire board with large doilies.

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Next came the headings.

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Then I added a banner or sorts.

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Here is a close up of the Banner..

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more…

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Close up of the dolls together.  The scripture they represent is:

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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Here is the doll for the Faith portion of the scripture.

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Hope..

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Charity…

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One last look at the Board.

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What do you think?  I love the way it turned out…it will of course have flyers and other stuff added later..this is just the basics..but you get the idea.

Anyhow, this is what I did today!  I just thought I’d share it with you.

Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps

10 Apr

I have been having such a blast playing around with the April 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My last 2 April projects for this kit are up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my projects, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final projecst!!

Until next months, when I will have something else to share from them….

ta ta for now..

Here are the sneak peeks.

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Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps April 2013

4 Apr

I have been having such a blast playing around with the April 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My first project for this kit is up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my project, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final project!!

Until tomorrow, when I will have something else to share….

ta ta for now..

Here is the sneak peek.  My post is a tutorial…So if you want to know what this is…you will have to head on over to the Clear Scraps Kit Club Blog.

Scrappin’ with Clear Scraps

5 Mar

I have been having such a blast playing around with the March 2013 Clear Scraps Kit.

Take a look at what is included in this fabulous kit!!

My first project for this kit is up on the Clear Scraps Kit Blog.

Here is just a sneak peek at my project, you will have to travel over to the POST to see the entire project!

While you are there, I would love for you to leave a comment letting me know what you think of the final project!!

Until tomorrow, when I will have something else to share….

ta ta for now..

Here is the sneak peek.

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Wow Embossing TEAM POST – The GLITTER GIRLS!!

7 Apr

With my fun job over at WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS…we all have teams that we are on.

My team is called THE GLITTER GIRLS and today is out team post to WOW you.

For this layout, I used stamps from the two sets called, Is it a bird? and Call Me.

 I also used three different powders: Earthtone Olive, Earthtone Blueberry and Primary Bark.

These colors matched perfectly with Authentique Papers I used.  Since I took these pictures right before I headed up to the Authentique Paper offices, it is kind of nostalgic that I used their papers.

 I used the large stamp from CALL ME to add to the overall background of my base papers and for the papers I mounted my pictures with.

 For my journaling card I used one of the trees from the IS IT A BIRD? set.

 Also for the journaling card I used my embossing pad to adhere the embossing powder to the edge.

I hope you liked this layout!  I was so shocked at the shear innocence and beauty I caught in this picture of my daughter with the eleven-foot marble Christus statue.
The original was sculpted by the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen.  You can read more about the statues history here.
I do have to share another of the pictures I took that day.  I could have used this one also, but the layout would have had a completely different feel.
Here is the picture I am talking about.
What do you think here thoughts are in the above picture??
Anyhow, I love the picture above just as much, again is shows the pure magic and innocence of a child.
Now, I would love for you to head on over to the WOW EMBOSSING POWDER BLOG and see what the other glitter girls have made.
They are all so talented, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Have a great weekend all you lovely people:)
Ta ta for now!

Authentique Paper’s February Challenge

4 Feb

It’s a new month.  Authentique Paper is back from the convention in Anaheim and had a wonderful reception and I gained many new fans in the process.  I have been a devoted fan since day one and can’t wait to get my hands on some of the new lines that have been released.

I am especially excited about the new line called:

DELIGHTFUL

But today I am here to remind you…that it is the 1st Saturday of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time on the Authentique Paper blog.

Click HERE to read all the details and how you can join and be in the running for winning an Authentique Paper prize pack.

Here are the sketches.  If you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, you can join we love both!

Layout Sketch

Card Sketch

Here are the  things I have made.  I am using papers and embellishments from the new line called

CELEBRATE

Here is my layout:

A close up of my paper rolled “candles.”

Here is my card.

The fun thing about this card is that it is only 3″ x 3″.

I made a matching envelope to go along with it.

I just love the combo of red and blue together!

Now you have seen what I did..I would love for you to go on over…look at the sketches and take the plunge with us!

 Remember you have the chance at winning some very wonderful paper so get on over there and link up with us!

I hope you have a great weekend, I am off to try to get ahead of the game and get some things made today!

Agh..wish me luck:)

Have a great day!

Wowed by WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS

11 Jan
Hello blogging world, today I am sharing my first project here for the fantastically yummy embossing powders by WOW.
I created a fairly simple layout so that the colors of the powders would really stand out.
I started with a picture that I manipulated in PSE.  I wanted the picture and my title to be the background paper.  Here is what I started with.
Yep, that’s me..goofy I know but it is what I wanted!!
I had the image of what I wanted to do in my head, and here is what I dreamed up!
When I look at this layout, I am just giddy.
I used the Wow Beautiful Clear Stamp set called GRATITUDE.
All the embossing powders I used are from the CANDY COUNTER COLLECTION–Berrylicious, Whirly Pop, Sour Lemon, Gummy Bear Green, Bubble Gum & Cotton Candy.

This is for a book I have decided to do about me.
We all have things that are unique, things that make us who we are.
I am a Sunday School teacher for teenagers and this past Sunday I was talking about the importance of journaling.  I had this MOMENT while planning my lesson that I wanted to do a book about the nuances that make me who I am.  I told my class about this and told them that journaling can be really fun.
I told them it was my promise I would start myself and that I would create something and bring it to church the following Sunday.
Now that I have my first page I can’t wait to do others.
The WOW embossing powders will come in very handy during this process!
Sorry, for my ramble…I just thought I’d let you know what my page was all about!
Thanks for the visit and I hope you get a chance to play around with these fun powders!
Supplies used:
WOW Embossing Powders
CANDY COUNTER COLLECTION–Berrylicious, Whirly Pop, Sour Lemon, Gummy Bear Green, Bubble Gum & Cotton Candy.
Wow Beautiful Clear Stamps – GRATITUDE
Misc buttons
White Hemp
Rhinestones
Black Cardstock
Epson Presentation Paper

New Sketch Challenge @ Authentique Paper’s blog

3 Dec

I have never made an excuses for my love of Authentique Paper, right?

Well they have a new challenge up starting today.

If you participate in the challenge you have a chance at winning some Authentique Paper goodies.

To get all the specifics on participating, go HERE.

Here are the sketches:

CARD

LAYOUT

Here is what I came up with for the card sketch, using Authentique Paper’s – WONDER.

Here is what I came up with for the layout using Authentique Paper’s – GATHERING.

I hope you have liked my show and tell today, I’d love for you to head on over to the blog and see what the other ladies on our Design Team have come up with for these sketches!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cat Fancier, yep that’s me!

30 Sep
When you first take a look at this, it might seem like a strange title.
Let me explain.  I made this for a challenge that challenged us to use a title of a paper line and we had to use the paper line name as our TITLE.
This is for the Survivor Challenge going on at Tally Scrapper.com.
We are in week 2.  So much fun….
A couple of weeks ago, we rescued this kitty from a storm drain under the street about 2 hours from where we lived.
 I have fallen in love with her, and named her Luna, sadly, we can’t keep her.
Thanks to allergies the hubby has:(
What do you think of my fat black cat?  She is made entirely from Scalloped Circles and some smaller circle punches.
Another part of the challenge for this page was that I needed to use at least 3 colors from the paper line who’d title I am using.  Here is the palette I was working with.
The other dies I used on this layout were:

Thank you also Canvas Corp for the wonderful Red Jute, the perfect finishing touch for this page.

Printed Papers and Letters:

Authentique Paper

I hope you like what I have made today.

Thanks for stopping by.

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Sketch Challenge…Are you ready???

11 Sep

As it is September 11th, I could not write a post and pretend that my thoughts are not heavy with memory of this day 10 years ago.

 This will be my “I know exactly what I was doing” when the events of 9-11-2001 happened.  This is a picture from a very old scrapbook of mine.  This was taken on 9-12-2001, our firestation had the flags at half mass and my kids were gazing up to the flag.

A friend of mine asked to have this message shared:

“On this 10 th Anniversary I would wish everyone take a minute and remember what happened on 09/11/2001. Don’t ever forget. Be humbled by the loss and strengthened by the heroism. If you see and member of the armed forces, thank them for their service and be respectful of this date. The date that will forever be etched into our lives and our Generation. May the Angel’s fly high and the lost soar to the heavens with the glory and peace as their comfort.”

I just wanted to share my thoughts before delving into the Crafty things I have to share today.

Now, to switch gears, to my project for today’s post:

One of the teams I am on, Paper Issues, is the sponsor for the new Sketch at Sketch Inspiration!

There will be a prize for a random participant with us on this challenge.  Here is the prize up for grabs.

This kit includes: Black and Kraft Dot Reverse, Black and Ivory Owls, Spooky Words on Ivory, Black and Kraft Ravens, Chocolate and Kraft Diamonds, Black and Kraft Mini Dot and Spooky Diamonds on Kraft from Canvas Corp.  One Sheet of Bazzill Swiss Dot in Black, Kraft Top Note Die Cut, Length of Black Maya Road Zipper Trim, 1 yard each of Canvas Corp Black Jute, Natural Jute, Maya Road Brown Satin Ruffle Trim, 1 yard of Orange Tinsel from Pink Paislee, Spider die cut, Tim Holtz Memo pin, Halloween clip, Candi pieces, felt flower, buttons, Canvas Corp burlap star, Maya Road chipboard pieces, mini spool, gingham flower, resin flower and Trinket Pins.
This kit will come in handy when you make your Halloween projects!

Paper Issues is dedicating the whole month of October to Halloween.
You can come back and link up your projects to win even more prizes!
We will be featuring some of the projects made with this sketch all week.
Hope you can play along!
If you go over to Sketch Inspiration you can view the details of the challenge, click HERE.
Here is our sketch for this challenge:
This challenge starts today, September 11, 2011 and goes through till September 17, 2011.
Right now on Paper Issues our theme is LEARNING CURVE.
I have a habit of forgetting my camera at home and had to ask for a volunteer for some 1st day of school pics…
Luckily I had a taker and here is my creation for them, based on the sketch above.
This was a fun, FUN page to make.
To begin with I have to put a plug-in for Tally Scrapper.com.
Most of the paper is from the September Tally Kit.  Fabulous things all matched and coordinated for you by one of the most talented designers I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
You can order yours HERE:
I thought the paper was perfect for this little girl layout! The apples are from a file from My Scrap Chick.
Everything else is just a mixture of coordinating things I had on hand.
I especially love the made up heart “APPLE”.  I love just making up my own things.
I used to think that things like dimension and sewing on pages was a total DIVA thing, but I guess I have turned my self into a DIVA because now, I love to sew and add dimension to my pages and cards.  I have learned to never say never, that’s for sure!
I know you will love the prize shown at the top of this post.  You have a week!
Meaning a whole week to get a layout done and get yourself entered for that prize.
Get yourself over to Sketch Inspirations, get the sketch printed and start scrappin!
If you do, link back to me or let me know so I can see what you have created!
For now..I am off to clean up one very messy and unorganized scrap room!
Wish me lunch and have a great rest of your Sunday.
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