Sunday, June 24, 2007

My latest Creations

These are my lastest creations I'm really proud of them so I had to share. First off is my beautiful altered purse. I wanted something different to do so I wandered into the wood department of Acmoore and found this wood purse. It was only 7.99 and I didn't have a coupon, but I had to have it. It took me about a week and some help from my dad to create. Materials used BG Urban Couture, Marah JOhnson Love Struck Metal Brads (the hearts were painted pink and mod podged to seal, BG Filers(to give the distressed look, Distress ink, Handcut monogram, Fancy Pants Stamps.


Altered Libary pockets made with Basic Grey Blush, Fancy Pants stamps, Autumn Leaves Stamp, Silver embossing powder, Prima Flowers, brads (I used Embossing powder to alter them), Broken China Distress Ink, Ting-A-ling. Pin It Now!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My lastest layout


Here is a layout I did for a sketch challenge. I won the last one so wish me luck!!
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Monday, June 11, 2007

Getting Organized













Scrapbooking is a lot of fun, but sometimes I find organizing myself is more fun. Almost a challenge. So I have been trying some new things to get organized somethings work and other just don't. For awhile when I was limited to bags I was using fishing tackle containers to organize ribbion, foam letters, little do-das, but I find now that I have a scrapbook room one I never use the stuff, two they are annoying to store, and three they just don't work. So I have been playing around with some new ideas. I found mason jars in many sizes around my house (not even being used) so I washed them out (just in case) and now they hold wood and foam letters and buttons. I tried putting American craft little ribbon spools and it didn't work, so my ribbon is now contained in two ways my American Craft spools are in a vase (cause I have like four of them that I got flowers in and don't want to throw away) and in little plastic containers I got from work just before it closed. They were really cheap 20 for $1 so I got about $3 worth. I found that clear works good for me. I'm more likely to look in something when I can see in without opening. So my scrapbook room is has made some progress. I'm still working out a few things I would really like my Dad to build my mom and I a nicer shelf for our albums because they should be stored the way we store them. But with lack of room or a better storage solution at this point we have no choice. Some other things that I have done that I love include storing my foam stamps in penical cases I labeled each with what is in it (this idea was I believe from two peas), I store my cats eyes in one of those tackle things I metioned before, my wood stamps are stored in these neat boxes I found on sale after xmas they latch together so I can't ruin my stamps by putting too many on top of one another, what else OHH yeah my favorite new thing is my huge bullentin board. I organized all my chipboard letters in ziplock bags so that I can see them. I also have my heidi swap flowers up there and my acrylic stamps and any embellishment that I kept forgetting I had. Pictures are posted below of all my stuff!! almost all... I didn't post my paper racks yet. Pin It Now!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Introduction

I'm a full time college student from upstate NY studying Childhood education. I'm 23 years old live with my parents (until after I graduate and get a full time position).
I am not new to blogging, but I am new to the concept of using a blog to discuss my love of scrapbooking. I have been scrapbooking for about 4 years before I found it I was an artist looking for an art form. I tried clay, wood, paint, drawing, cross stitch, quilting, the list goes on and on. I don't really remember who or what officially turned me on to it, but as soon as I started I was hooked. I even remember walking into my LSS for the first time and thinking I belong here. I started slow and then I began looking at magazines and started teaching myself new techniques. I have only taken one class on scrapbooking and one class on card making and neither taught me what I have learned today. After going to a few crops at the LSS I began working there and sadly just a few weeks ago I helped pack it up!! That was one of the saddest days for me because I feel like I lost a part of myself. I'm keeping in touch with many of the amazing people that I met there and I beginning to make some new friends with people at another LSS that is near by. I hope that this blog will be a way for me to discuss my love of scrapbooking with my peers, show off my pages and meet more new people!!! Pin It Now!