Friday, March 30, 2012
The punches are made with metal gears and cut through thicker materials like butter. I successfully cut thin chipboard, thick cardstock, and thin copy paper. Here is a video of me using the punches so that you can see for yourself.
After making the video I have been asked, could you use this as a corner punch since it only has 1 bunch. The Answer is Yes, but only if you are careful, since corner guides are not included on the punch, making sure your corners are lined up on all sides can become tricky.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
We hope you have a lot of pictures you can add to this little book, it's filled with pockets and inserts that will hold lots of photos! The Pastiche paper line is one of Prima's most famous, it's known for the beautiful artwork that is truly original and eye catching. This project is sure to stand out with the beautiful pops of colors and unique binding. Resin accents and Vintage trinkets add a touch of vintage flair, to this adorable mini book.
- 890865-Metal Treasures-Baroque
- 841171-Pastiche-Love Letter
- 551698-Fleur De Lys
- 552664-Bretton Vines-Parchment
- 841188-Pastiche-Butterfly Wings
- 841164-Pastiche-Vintage Garden
- 841201-Pastiche Seaside
- e-000-100m-Roses-1/2 bunch
- black acrylic paint
- standard paint brush
- half filled water bottle (for rinsing your brush)
- paper towel x2
- two large eyelets (you could sub these with a standard hole punch and paper hole enforcers if you don't have them),
- black card stock 1 sheet
- 1/2'' decorative border punch
- black ribbon or color of your choice (choose one no wider than 1/2'')
- brown distress ink
- makeup wedge or ink applicator
- bone fold
- paper trimmer
- wet quick dry adhesive
We hope to see you there.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Knowing I was working with these pages I knew it was time to buy Tim Holtz Alterations Gadget Gears die. Oh boy I started die cutting chip board pieces, then running walnut stain over the gears-stamped a script image on them-finished up using clear embossing powder for the top coat...so love the shinning look and feel to the gears.
happy creating~Peggy Lee
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I have something super awesome to share with all of you! You all know I would never back a product I did not believe in, and I have not been paid and I'm not sponsored by this company in any way this is just a product that I have to share with you! In the last year or so I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin, for one it's become very oily and dry. I have also noticed the start of laugh lines and crows feet, which you know was a shock being that I am just 28. Also a few weeks ago a got a little lesson in skin care from my Dentist, (I know really odd but he's a family friend and he actually does botox as well.) he said when women reach their 30's there is usually a pretty dramatic change in your body and you will start to see changes in your skin, bones, and hair.
He told me that now was the time to start doing something to prevent osteoporosis and certain skin conditions and wrinkles. He also said he would never let me get botox, which I would never do anyway. Anywho now you all know how I don't like to use chemicals on my skin at all which is why I use all natural deodorant and I don't wear perfume or use hair products. Well I was contacted by Muvazi and they asked if I would like to try their products, normally this is not something I would be interested in, but I have done my own research about how to take care of your skin and one of the number one natural treatments was to eat lots of oats. Being that Muvazi is derived from oats I knew I had to try it out.
It's been a few weeks now and I'm a huge skeptic, but I have to admit I have noticed a dramatic change in my skin. It's not as dry or oily and it feels so silky smooth! I also noticed that the bags under my eyes from Beckam keeping me up have disappeared in just the first couple of days. My tiny wrinkles have decreased quite a bit within the first week which makes me happy as well! I also have very sensitive skin, so I was a little apprehensive about trying it, but as soon as I put that serum and moisturizer on my face it felt soo awesome. It's hard to explain but it's almost like an instant cooling relief that lasts all day. It has a very mild fragrance that is actually pleasant but doesn't last long. My favorite products were the serum and moisturizer, but I have to tell you that the eye cream is awesome and believe it or not Garett has been using it too lol!
So overall I absolutely love the products and I want you all to be able to judge for yourself. Muvazi is going to give all of you $50 off your order plus free shipping!!, and all you have to do is use the coupon code: marionsmith!!! How awesome is that! This company believes in their products so much that they even have a 100% Guarantee! Seriously there is no risk and I know you all will love it as much as I do!
Let me know how it works for you!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Last year I was bitten BIG TIME by the "Smash" bug. I think I have bought all the accessories and all of the books created by K&Co. This is the Red Smash book and its theme is "all about me", so I decided to fill it with things that make me happy.
This man started making me happy in 1985. I love that we can be silly together after being together for 27 years. On Valentine's day my husband and I spotted a photo booth when we came out of a movie. I think they are perfect photos for "smashing". I used the beautiful rose motif lined notebook paper that was February Day 29's insert as my background paper. The side was punched with a border punch from Martha Stewart. For the photo mat, I used Day 14's insert.
Another challenge I have for this journal is to use one of my favorite stamps on every page in the journal. On this page I used the new Prima Songbird collection. The tickets are so small and perfect since one says "best friends" - and he truly is my best friend. The same stamp set has the birds (love them!). The bird's nest and Love stamp are both Inkadinkadoo.
When gathering up my supplies, I spoted a torn hymnal page on my desk that said "sowing the precious seeds" which made it a perfect match for this extra sheet of the January Day 23 paper. I wanted this to have a rugged/distressed look so I used some paint on corrugated board for the background paper. I also dry brushed some of the paint onto the music paper and patterned journal pages. I dipped butterflies from 2 different Martha Stewart punches in melted UTEE to give them a glass finished.
Are you using Marion's downloads for something other than the Journal pages? If so share some of your projects on the Artsy Addicts Facebook page. Be sure to tag me in the post so that I don't miss it.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
I'm a heavy duty scrapbook shopper. Heavy duty in that I'm a gadget geek and I'm a super-comparison shopper. I must know who has the best prices, the best reviews, the most reasonable shipping rates, etc. before I make a purchase.
All that being said, I recently married and moved and had to seek out new scrapbook shops for my hauls in the clear lake suburb of Houston and I've been exploring some of the local scrapbook stores. A lot of the LSS around have closed or are a bit too far for me to drive. One of the biggest in the area that I found right before I moved here closed before I ever had a chance to stop by. There is one nearby that I occasionally visit. It carries a wide range of products, however most of them are not my style and the selection can be pretty limited. I've talked to the owner and she has indicated that she'd be willing to order anything that I would want and that is impeccable customer service which is why I continue to frequent her shop.
However, my local Hobby Lobby is amaz-balls. They have a huge variety of popular scrabooking items, alterables, markers, paints, open-stock card stock, and more. I visited them often this past week when I was off work for Spring Break. I picked up a few things. *grin
While I was there I snapped a few pictures of the awesome selection and a few of the items they kept in-stock that I was really impressed with.....
My other favorite shopping haunts are Tuesday Morning, Big Lots, Marshalls, and Ross which are all about 3-7 minutes from my apartment.
You might be thinking Ross, Marshall's? Those are discount clothing stores. Yes, yes they are. And they occasionally have great deals of scrapbook products in their stationary section. Don't skip that section. Oh and don't skip the shoe section either!
Oh and don't forget your local thrift store. I must say my Goodwill is awesome. They had a large selection of older Stampin' Up! stamps the other day. I only bought one large Ampersand stamp for obvious reasons. :-)
I know, I know. I have no idea what we were thinking when we moved here. There is a major mall about 4 blocks from my house as well. And we're finally getting an H&M at "my" mall this year. It's the first one in Houston. Yippie! I digress.
I wish we had more Local Scrapbook Stores around that I could frequent and meet some crafty friends but much like many independently owned scrapbook stores around the country it's quite hard to compete with the big box stores and their weekly 40-50% coupons. I know I will not buy anything from the big box stores without a coupon. I don't even step foot in the store without one.
It because of this that I tend to support online scrapbook stores where they are family owned and carry the products that match my style. And I'm still looking for my LSS in Houston, TX. If you know of one please link me up in the comments.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Here is a glimpse at the pages of my mini album:
On the cover I fussy cut some of the elements from the ads and popped them up to give the cover depth. I also included a stamped sentiment from the Lost & Found stamp set, and the Old Jalopy, arrow, and bookplate from Tim Holtz.
The pocket was die cut with Tim Holtz' on the edge ornate die, and the button is holding down the booklet that lifts to reveal the journaling.
On this page I printed the hot air balloon twice and then fussy cut the balloon, banner and basket and raised it off the page with pop dots. Cooper's image is inside the pocket and journaling is on the back of the photograph. The "Fun" banner was from the new My Mind's Eye FundDay stamp set.
I used the scraps to create a library style pocket to house some of the ads from the paper collection, journaling has been added to the back of the ads. Again the stamped images are from the My Mind's Eye Fun Day stamp set.
On this page, I reduced the size of the coin envelopes to 50% to make them the perfect size for Tim Holtz' Tiny Tags tag diecut. I also fussy cut around the image of Cooper in the race car to give this spread more interest.
This is a typical view of my living room when Cooper is over. I cut the words from one of the papers to create these banners. The journaling is on the back of the advertisement that is nested inside the pocket.
I had a great time working with these designs and I can't wait to make another project with them. I hope that Garett continues to design some fun masculine designs.
Here is a video walk through of the mini...
Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this week's post.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Angela here with more of a discussion.
Are popular scrapbookers considered famous?
I remember not that long ago I didn't live in this world of crafting, and self expression. Well not in the sense that I no live. I didn't scrapbook, I didn't make cards, I didn't know what a Cricut, Silhouette, or a GrandeMark were. I had no idea what die cutting meant let along owned a die. I didn't know what a Copic Marker was. That was my reality.
I was a work-a-holic, then I heard about something where you can go online and watch videos made by normal-unfamous people. Seemed interesting enough.
Shortly after discovering youtube I discovered a world that I never knew existed; Papercrafts. Oh my word!! I say I discovered a world because it is absolutely an alternate world where people document life, preserve memories, tell stories in colorful and creative ways, and generally are more present in LIVING life instead of just simply LIVING. I was amazed.
My first crafting video was made by Kristina Werner, and I only found her because she posted a video about french manicures.
She was my first introduction to "Famous/Popular" Crafters.
After that I started to seek out other crafters for more inspiration and an overall desire to learn more about this new hobby of mine and that's where I came across videos by Marion Smith. Whoooo!!! The things she did with paper, glue, and glitter. Albums, Canvases, and Tags, Oh My!
Marion really opened up a new world for me in terms of products and people. Hello....Tim Holtz anyone.
And from there I devoured anything and everything online that I could find, and it lead me to all types of new inspirations from some amazing people:
And so many more. You should see my google reader.
All of these people I consider to be "Famous" Crafters. They are widely know in the crafting community and represent some of the largest manufacturers in the business. They also do a great job of promoting others in the community via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other forms of social media. They've introduced me to my favorite kit club, Studio Calico, my favorite stamps, PapertreyInk, my favorite ink, Hero Arts, and so much more. I'm sure I'm just hitting the tip of the iceberg in the world of crafts but I'm constantly looking for more. I think I can find more room in my google reader.
Between fashion blogs, make-up blogs, nail blogs, crafting blogs, style blogs, and home decor blogs, I have a grand 'ole time every morning clearing out my reader. Gets me inspired first thing in the morning and throughout the day. But I'm sure there are loads of other great artists who are popular to you that I may not know about.
Who are other "Famous/Popular" Crafters that you know and love? Who do you follow that you feel SHOULD BE popular and you want to promote them here.
Angela B. Carter (ABC)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
So here it is Spring in a Box!
-covered that with Ranger's Distress crackle paint (picket fence)
step 2-gathered some digital pages, torn the paper to fit the box
-inked edges of paper and the box with Ranger's Distress ink (brushed corduroy)
love how you can see the pink paint peaking through the crackle
-cut circle rounds out of chipboard
-adhered digital pages to the chipboard's
-added pink paint and crackle paint around the edges
-punched a hole in all chipboard's added twine and torn fabrics
-added some little pretties to the album cover
don't you just love the rose image....beautiful!
-birds nest added pink paint and crackle to give a worn look
-glued reindeer moss inside the nest adorned with little birdie, roses, tiny eggs, buttons, pearls and glitter
-fussy cut out images of butterflies and tiny rose bud and leaves from Marion's digital pages to tuck in here and there.
-glue tiny wooden spools to bottom (also painted and crackled) just to cute.
If you haven't tried Marion's digital download pages I encourage you to, you will be amazed and excited to create with them. You could create a monthly journal, thinking of you card, scrapbook layout and etc. (skies the limit)!!! Go for it hop on over to Marion's website and see all the beautiful images.
Don't forget to post your creations on our Artsy Addicts facebook page, we would love to see them. Create away....
Supplies: Marion Smith's February pages, Plaid folkart paint, Ranger's Distress crackle paint picket fence and Distress ink brushed corduroy, paper mache box, birds nest, moss, roses, pearls, buttons, wooden spools.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Here is a video walk through of February in the Gibbs household.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Thanks for stopping in today - are you tangeled yet?