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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.

A new class coming up for me…..

14 May

I have another class coming up at Ben Franklin.

This one is coming up quick.

The date is Tuesday May 28th, 2013.  The time is from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

The cost will be $22.00 for 4 12 x 12 pages. (That translates to 2 complete 2 page layouts, all paper supplies included)

Not included are the following.

SCISSORS, ADHESIVES, FOAM DOTS, DIMENSIONAL FOAM, GLUE DOTS, DISTRESSING INKS AND SPONGES ACRYLIC PAINT FOR DOTS.

Because of time constraints, it is best to do distressing and paint dots at your leisure, at a later time, namely at home.

Without further ado, here are the pages we will be doing.

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So, what do you think?  Are you interested in coming?  What about a Kit?

You can order a Kit for $20.00.  If you don’t live by me you just pay for the kit plus shipping, it’s that easy!!

I have based the layouts of course on the lovely Mary Engelbreit.  But I also love the art of  Lauren Child.  I love how she mixes pictures of  real objects with her drawings and art.

That’s what I have done with these layouts.  Some of the items are actual pictures mixed with die cuts and other things.  I just love how everything turned out and I hope you like these layouts too.

If you want to sign up for the class to take from me at Ben Franklin,

Call: (530) 273-1348.

Let them know you want to sign up for a class and they will direct you to the right department.

If you want to order a kit, send me a message at:

jmdegruc@yahoo.com.

I will need a mailing address to quote your shipping.

That’s it for today!

Thanks for stopping by.

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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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!

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.

Momenta Projects as Momenta’s July 2011 Guest Designer

23 Jul

  Today I am posting as the July Guest Designer for Momenta.com.  They were very generous with the items they sent me to create with.

My items were all made with the kit called SIMPLY PERFECT.

I have made quite a few things to show you and I still have TONS of paper and embellishments left over.

First I made a festive seasonal decoration.

This could go on a mantle, counter or on a table as a centerpiece.

For the lettering that spells out SUMMER, I used the MY MOMENTA create-your-own stickers.

I downloaded the template  and was able to use some festive digital paper I had on hand by designer Crystal Wilkerson.

Here is a close-up of my button flowers, I just love them. 

I made a sweet little summer scene with the cardstock stickers.   

The scene is made within a 4 inch bottle cap that Maya Road makes. 

Oh, and what about that green trim from my MAY Tally Scapper’s Kit?  Isn’t it perfect with this paper line?

When my little kids saw this, they both were just amazed that I made it and wanted to know if I was magic!

Next, I made a trio of cards to show that the  Simply Perfect kit is very versatile. 

Have you tried embossing your patterned paper?  I love doing this! 

My new thing now is using tiny paper clips to add more embellishments. 

Oh and of course, do not forget to add buttons and polka dots!

The cardstock stickers  are wonderful for my card making moments.

I really love how all 3 of these cards turned out.

Here they all are!

For my last project(s), I found these MDF frames at my local Ben Franklin.

Using the 12×12 papers, I mixed and matched the papers for background and then built scenes to go along with the color and theme of the paper.

Aren’t these colors so bright and happy?

The lettering that came in the kit was perfect!

You have to love how those glasses sparkle, thank to GRAFIX ART and their fabulous product called FUNKY FILM

Oooh, I just love everything about how this turned out!

Of course if I make one for the 4 yo, I have to make one for the 7 yo too! 

Using the same paper line, I was able to make a boyish frame too!  Thank you Momenta

 Aren’t the colors the best?  The embellishments in this line are just so fun to work with.

 I just love the vibrant look of the finished products.

Here the frames are side by side. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have made with Momenta wonderful products.  

You especially have to go check out the Do it Yourself Stickers.  What a fabulous idea.  Can you imagine being able to make your own stickers and have them match any layout in the world?  That is possible when you make your own.  So be sure to go on over and check out everything Momenta.com has to offer.

The Four Seasons with Cheery Lynn Designs

27 May
I could not be more proud of my post today.
Really.
I had some scrapbook pages all completed laying around, in my way and collecting dust.
I finally decided to get those pages into a scrapbook and started putting them all in an album.
The pages that were not for my 2 youngest ones were going in a book for me.
Since most of the pages are about me,
I thought it’d be appropriate for it to be MY album, wouldn’t you agree?
Well, I put them all in the album and I thought,
I need a 1st page, a title page and INTRO page.
I needed it to be generic enough for all the wacky things I put in it.
I started thinking this book is about me throughout the year as each season turns into another.
So, for this intro page, I have incorporated an
ATC for each season and then created a layout with all 4 ATC’s.
Here they are:)
SPRING

SUMMER


FALL

WINTER

Here is the completed layout.

Of course I used a lot of the new dies on this layout.
(see list at the end of this post)


I love how elegant the new flowers and flourish are.

I had pictured in my mind using the Garden Gate in this manner.

Hopefully you can see what I was going for..

The gate stays the same, somewhat as the Tree and scenery change behind the gate with the different seasons.

I hope you have enjoyed me sharing this with you.
I truly could look at it all day.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget about the BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE. Have you submitted your project yet?
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA, ta ta for now!
Products used on today’s post:

It’s a Cheery Lynn Designs Thursday?

5 May

I know this is traditionally NOT my posting day with Cheery Lynn Designs, so I thought I would continue with the theme and do a Scrapbook Page, which I normally do not do on my Cheery Lynn Days.
This is for a Scrapbook Page is for a Challenge on Tally Scrapper.
I am part of a Survivor challenge and we are in our 11th week of the challenge.
My requirements for this weeks layout are:
It needs to be about ME
It has to have Metal somewhere
It must have buttons, flowers and a stamp.
Here is my page.

Goodness this was so much fun to do a page about me.  I had a blast using the MAY TALLY KIT also.

The new CHEERY LYNN DIES are so versatile.
I wish I could guide you to just one of my favorite new dies, but I can’t! I love them all!
Here is the mid portion of my page.
Here is a little more of a close shot.
I have used many of the new dies.

I have really enjoyed playing around with the depth of my pages.

Here I have tried to show you the different layers.

Behind the frame that says “me” I have also used the new TROPICAL LEAVES.
On the bottom of the page, I have used the
How was that for a last minute page?
I hope you are inspired to want to try these dies. Whether you are a scrapper, a card maker or paper crafter Cheery Lynn Designs has a die set for you.
Good luck on our contest and be sure to leave some BLOG love here, but especially over on CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS blog, for your chance to win the Gift Certificate for one lucky person.
Until next week, have a great day. This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s project.
Products used in today’s project: