Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm so slow!

I have finally finished my May class project. It is a Mother's day book. It only has five pages in it, right now your thinking that's a gip but wait every page is like a little mini book inside the big book. This is the perfect book if you have a big family or lots of photos and sweet words to write. My idea was that there would be tons of journaling room & photo space so everyone in the family could write something special to Mom. This is definitely going to be a busy class full of book making techniques. We will also be playing with Grungeboard, one of my new favs (but I must say it smells like tires,yuck) Have a super day!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

CI Layouts

Ok, so I know I'm not exactly known for my layouts (I'm not really even known, lol) but I really do love doing 12 x 12 layouts. Soo here are some I did for CI. The two of Izzy and Sierra I used Mariah Johnson -Rock Star paper line, Eclecti-ka chipboard crowns and Swatchbook, plus Creative Cafe paper and velvet ribbon and the Narratives Swatchbook. I also foiled the chipboard again (me likes the foil).

These two layouts with my boys on ponies is the Signature Western Spirit line. I love this line I actually bought myself a bunch more from this collection so I can do an entire album about our day at the rodeo. I plan on putting it all in one of the new Lickety Slip Bazzill albums, because I took 131 photos that day (well, actually I took almost 200 but I only printed 131, oh my)Lickety Slip is so going to save me time!

This layout is of sweet Sierra and Max. I love how you can see just how much she loves Max in these Pics. In fact she can't get enough of him, she'd do anything for a huge and kiss from him.
I used the Narratives paper and Swatchbook, Creative Cafe felt flowers and I cover more of the Ecleti-ka chipboard with foil, I used the black metallic in this layout then alcohol inked over it to distress it a little. And of course I had to add a little bling. By the way all the foils I used were from the naturals line.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

CI Stuff

This is the Maria Purse (half Moon), with Creative Cafe paper & embellishments and Narratives Swatchbook.
This is the Travis Case. I LOVE the removable compartments. What I think is so funny about this project is that I made it before I watched the little demo on, I used the same paper she used making the recipe card box, I swear I didn't copy, lol. Can you tell I like ripped up old denim.

Here's a little notebook I made with the Day by Day paper line. The stickers make it so easy to work with.

More CI fun

This little purse book is the Bare Elements Valerie purse and I covered it in Marah Johnson Gala Papers. The crown is Marah Johnson Eclecti-ka chipboard (love) and the little jeweled brad is also from Eclecti-ka. Ok, so do you want to know how I made white chipboard gold? Creative Imaginations has this cool foil. It comes with glue to apply it, but I found the easiest way to apply it and get the smoothest coverage to small chipboard pieces is to use the Magic Sticker Maker (my new favorite tool). I also added some alcohol inks over the foil to give it an aged look. I had a lot of fun playing with the foils. If you look close (it's hard to see inthe pic) you can see gold dots on the paper. I created them by putting glue dots on randomly then applying the foil. Double sided tape also works great with the foil, so do tape runners. So if you want something new to play with I suggest trying out the Creative Imaginations foils.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Fun with CI

Well, Last Wed. was my April Bookin' It class. It was a fun night the ladies were real troopers. I definitely put them to work, we played with crackle paint, flocking, alcohol inks, the sewing machine, the zutter and a paper tagger (we only broke three needles, lol). It was a busy night but they did a beautiful job on their projects. And I am happy to report that all the crackle paint turned out great some even AWESOME! Thanks again ladies for a great night.

Onto another topic, I got to play with a bunch of Creative Imaginations products this last month as their March Guest Designer. It was a lot of fun. So I thought this week I would post all the stuff I made. This little book is all about my little Izzy being silly. I used the Brenda large tag book, Narratives Melonberry paper, journaling spots plus the Narratives swatchbook and ribbon tape. I love that the ribbon tape is self adhesive and easy to use but it did come off of the spin kinda easy but that was easily fixed with matte Modge Podge. One thing that is great with most of the Bare Elements is there are die cuts that fit them so you don't have to cut them all out. Sometimes they don't fit perfect, but they are usually an easy trim. Scrapbooks Etc. has pretty much all the die cuts you need for Bare Elements goodies. And a little side note: seriously how funny is it that she is trying to put on a bra at 20 months. She's so funny!