Thursday, June 2, 2016

Noami and Ailli

 It is so much fun to use a variety of crafts and techniques on a project. Pleat, stitch, splatter paint, sprinkle a bit of veneer shapes and foil something. This is the joy of scrapbooking!!

I admit this is not the best photography, but with the light and shadows you can see the subtle detail of paint, the sheerness of crepe paper, the dimension of thread, fabric, and wood.

What artistic detail do you like to incorporate into your paper projects?
I would love to know.

Use Up Some Of That Washi Tape!

Apologies for the minimal photo quality, but I would rather get in my craft room and craft than try to retake these pics. Priorities, right?!!

 Simple, simple concept here! Random strips of pretty washi tape on white cardstock. Please notice that I tossed in a couple of ribbon strips and bows for the page above. Embellish with fun tabs, buttons, bling, pretty chipboard. Add a title with Thickers and voila! 

This one is of my grand daughters and the crafts they made while at my home. I added some border stickers, chipboard, rub-ons, (notice the white picket fence rubbed over the bottom left of the photo), and even a cute epoxy heart.  I LOVE buying washi tape, but I LOVE using it up even more!

If this inspires you to create something please share with me all the details, or better yet, a photo of your project! Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DCWV Stateside

Stateside was a fun stack to work with. The album I created was so stinkin' cute it disappeared the weekend after I finished it. I do not believe it ever got photographed.

Random DCWV Project/Paper Stack Covers

As a Craft Artist at DCWV much of my time was spent creating 3 dimensional items from paper. Many of these projects were photographed and used on the covers of paper stacks to give customers inspiration to create something of their own. 

The folded stars are created from 12x12 double sided cardstock. I hand cut slits in specific areas to so the coordinating color would show through. The floral swag turned out darling. I hand sketched the ferns, leaves and flower patterns. Someone else made the daisy bouquet.
 Project stacks are usually a combined effort with the designers, craft artists and photographer.
My contribution to this one was coming up with sentiments to write on the spur of the moment. Everyone works together to meet the deadlines.

Past DCWV Project

Sure wish this was a better photo. 12x12 page designed using DCWV Treasures Stack and set in a shadowbox. I would love to have the original of this one.

Past Projects While At CTMH

 Wow! Just found this photo of a pennant frame I created over 2 years ago while at Close To My Heart as a corporate artist. "MY GIRL", Amanda!

Crush Book pages I created for the new release at CTMH corporate event way back in 2014. Taken at the event by a consultant and posted on the web.

Created By Me

Bee Happy Card- I adore the little enamel bee and it was a perfect little touch to the Pebbles floral paper. Sent this card off in the mail just two days ago to one of my sisters!
 America Banner- A long time ago I figured out the perfect way to get four pennants from a sheet of 12x12 paper, so making a banner like this only takes a few sheets of really cute patterned cardstock, some doilies (pre-made or cut on a Cricut or die cut machine), stamped or cut alpha, crinkled tissue, some ribbon and the Sew Ribbon tool by We R Memory Keepers.

 "You Are My Happy Place. Also, I Love You", scrapbooking layout- This was so much fun to make because it involves stamping, fussy cutting, sewing, ombre inking, distressing, and cutting an overlay with the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge. And the best part- the very adorable pic of my son and his three boys!
 Bridal Memory Album- Overlays, album pages, simple and easy embellishments, a little bit of stamping and coloring, washi tape, toss in a few sequins and twine and voila! the perfect way to save the memories of the tiny, yet important details of a wedding.
Used Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

 "Nostalgic", scrapbooking page- Quick and simple documentation of the nostalgic thoughts of seeing a couple sitting close to each other in an old car as they drove on the Interstate one day. Cute paper by Maggie Holmes, Open Book collection.

 Wood Display Stand- Yup, I painted and stained the wood pieces and glued them together to make this attractive, cork on one side and chalkboard on the other side, place to make notes and pin pictures of my favorite people. Craft night at my house!!

 "Props 2 U", scrapbooking layout- Here again I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge available through CTMH. I love using a variety of artistic techniques and embellishments on a page.

 "Life Is Full Of Sparkles" shadow box shaker box- My grandkids love to pick this up and shake the sequins. That always puts a smile on my face! Life is full of SPARKLES!
"Extraordinary", washi tape page- A blend of stamps and washi create the backdrop for this picture and memory of an afternoon running errands. Gotta use up some of that washi tape so I can justify buying more! How many rolls do you own? Last count I have 500+.