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Thursday, October 31, 2013

SWAP

Good Morning,

In the crafty scrapbook world when I say SWAP or they're doing a SWAP what do most of you think? Maybe someone is hosting a tag swap or a card swap or even swapping out artsy supplies... right. In my husbands world when you say SWAP he thinks of swap meets where he can find all kinds of goodies like car parts, tools, lawn equipment etc. Well at work a SWAP is a bunch of managers balancing out merchandise. And while a Crafty Swap might give you a smile because you like what your sending or receiving and a at SWAP Meet  you might also smile because you just got yourself a great bargain or if your on the other end you just made a sale......a SWAP at work gives you  A GREAT BIG LAUGH!!!!   These managers look so funny running back and forth to cars handing to and taking from other managers merchandise from or for their stores. It's like big kids Trunk or Treating. But in stead of calling out trick o treat they holler out store numbers. It's the funniest thing to watch. I was lucky enough to pull in the parking lot in the middle of one of these swaps...and being a avid scrapbooker I had to take the opportunity to get a few pictures. So here's my project for today.....





The layout was inspired by sketch 4-29-09 over at Lets Scrap.



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Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Look

Happy Sunday!

So I decided to give my Blog a face lift. I changed the cover photo to a digital art piece I made, moved things around a bit and changed some colors.  The problem is I can figure out how to get my cover photo large like the last one. I tried for over two hours and then just gave up. If anyone knows how or can suggest something I would greatly appreciate it.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Festival of Trees

A fellow crafter Lorrie Boudreau Jonas is asking for help.... see her message below


To fellow artist, I am just reminding you of an awesome found raiser you can help me with for Primary Children's Hospital. I am putting together an Christmas tree to Donate to primary children hospital for auction. If this something you would be interested in helping out with by sending a small 5x5 or 5x7 canvas for our trees.. We will be using them as ornaments. You can paint on an ornaments too if you prefer. Any help would be appreciated Please send me a message here or you can mail me what you would like to help with. my address is : lorrie Jonas Joyful Art PO box 1194 Pleasant Grove Utah 84062 Need Canvas by November 30th. Event set up is Dec. 2nd Thank you for supporting Primary Children s Hospital This tree is to help raise money for children with Cancer. For more information about the festival of trees http://www.festivaloftreesutah.org/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-of-Trees-Utah/29830373582x\ Theme is Christmas



http://www.festivaloftreesutah.org/

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Cherish

Good Morning,

This morning I was up super early and figured I can get another scrapbook page completed and I DID. This one is for another challenge at Let's Scrap. I am going to be in some serious trouble with this group. I want to make all their sketches. They go back to 2009. I may just have to start there and work my way to the current ones.

This weeks sketch is based on a card but I did mine as a layout.

 Here's what I came up with...



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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Let's Scrap

Happy Sunday!

One of my FaceBook friends Lori, invited me over to a group called "Let's Scrap" where she is hosting a her very first challenge. I was very inspired by all the wonderful pages that were posted that I joined the group and excepted her challenge. Her challenge was to make a page focused on "Yourself". The only rule is that all layouts you post must be inspired from one of the Sketches from the groups posts.

I skimmed through the sketches and found I wanted to do sketch 3-26-09.


Here's my take on that sketch.

I think in all, I followed it pretty close only altering a bit for what would work for me.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Technique

Hi Guys,

Over the last few days I have been playing around my craft room finishing up on some old and new projects that I started. But as you know sometimes you get bored doing the same old stuff time after time. I wanted to try something different. I love to scrapbook and I love to play around with mixed media but never thought to combine the two until I recently watched a You Tube Video where a mixed media scrapbook page was being made. Oh boy... Now that was something I had to try, and try I did. I am pretty pleased with how these came out and to tell you the truth had a bunch of fun making a mess while creating my pages. Clean up, well that's another story.

So for my very first mixed media scrapbook page I used ...

Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Grumbacher modeling paste, clear stamps, stencils, gems, BoBunny jewels, my handmade flower and some letters.


 For my second mixed media scrapbook page I used ...

Tim Holtz distress paints, Grumbacher modeling paste, gel medium in black and white, glass effect gel pens, paint markers, stencils, ink sprays and stamps. To make the color of the bricks I used some red distress stain that I blotted on my craft mat added some white gel medium and a touch of the black gel medium. It was a bit runny so I added the modeling paste to get it thick enough to spread over the stencil. Next trip to the store I think I need a thicker and more textured paste. I actually love the way this page came out. 




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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall Card

Hello,

Just thought I would share a quick card I made. Nothing fancy. I did use paper that I made using the GelliPlate, acrylic paints, and some stencils. Added a scallop edge that I dobbled with an ink pad and tied on a ribbon.





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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Baby Girl Mini Album

Hey Guys,

I'm really excited to share this Baby Girl Mini Album with you. I chose not to use baby themed papers but wanted soft pastel like colors. I found this " Sparkly Sweet" paper line from K&Company and fell in love with it. I was able to match all the fibers to the papers.

This book is from birth to the first year.











 I had so much fun making this mini.  I'm really please the way it turned out.

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