Tuesday, December 23, 2008

cosmo cricket giveaway

check out this awesome blog rak:

January Sneak Peeks

I can't wait to share these layouts from my Serendipity Scrapbooks January review. I had so much fun making "boy" pages, something I haven't done in a while! I also got to try out my new distress stickles, a gift from my awesome secret santa.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Great tree hunt, 2008

So this is the 1st year we have ever had a real Christmas tree. A friend from Church led us up the side of Mt Sanger, 6500 ft to find a Noble Fir. Its an 11 mile drive that takes over an hour. It was freezing when we left our house at 8am, but at the top of the mountain above the fog and in the bright sun it was warm and beautiful!
about half way up we stopped on a ridge to look down into our valley. It's hard to see in the pics, but the wall of fog makes a really dramatic drop into the valley {were the shadow is on the fog}

Unfortunately, my camera batteries died after taking the pics above.... so I don't have any pics of us looking for or finding the tree. But we had a blast hiking all over the side of the mountain looking for the "perfect" tree! back at home, out 10 foot tree had to be trimmed to 6 1/2 feet to fit in the house with a stand and starThe kiddos did all the decorating notice the bundles under the tree? Right after decorating the tree, all the kids wrapped presents for each other and us from there rooms. The gifts are wrapped in blankets, scarfs and colorings......... the season of giving :)

Ornament exchange

I made these for an ornament exchange. I love making Ornaments, but so far every year I have given them all away...
I need to make some for my tree :)

this one was made using the paper medallion tut {below}
the snowflakes are embossed

I love this birdie! Its a chipboard from a maya road key chain album. The wing is half of a chipboard from a different album, painted gold and then crackle coated with cream

These angel wings are also from a maya road key chain album
The back {sorry for fuzzy pic} is gold with a cream crackle coat
They were given in the box from my fancy pants all fall chipboards. I altered it with gold paint and some basic grey fruit cake paper {forgot to get a pic}


These are my cards for the Scrapperie Christmas Card-a-day

This one is a card and a keepsake ornament

This one is on a clear base

I found this criss cross card on spiltcoast stampers. The snowman stamp is colored in with stickles

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Card-a-Day

If you're stuck in a rut and wanting to make some great Christmas or Holiday cards, come check out what the Très Chic Girls have been working on as they share some of their Holiday cards all month long! Each and every day, a new Très Chic Girl will share with you a card, its supplies and how to make their card. There have already been some really great cards0- don't miss out on any more! Here's a link to the forum: http://scrapperie.com/forums/index.php?showforum=275
Come join us for some really great inspiration!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Paper Medallions

Here is the Paper Medallion Tutorial

cut a strip of PP 1 inch X 12 inches

accordion pleat the strip of paper

when you finish the strip, you will need a circle of scrap paper or chipboard about 1 1/2 inches wide

attach to two ends of the paper like above

cover your circle with a strong adhesive, I use glue dots or sticky strips

push down your "tube" of folded paper to make the medallion

turn over, and attach your circle
you now have a basic medallion to embellish
you can make bigger medallions by using wider strips... but if you use a 2 inch wide strip it will take 2 strips of paper to make a complete circle, 3 inch wide will take 3 strips of paper and so on

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Workshops

if you're up for some awesome FREE classes/workshops (there's 22 in all!), challenges, fun and games, drop by the Bad Girls message boards between the 14th and 23rd of November. I'm sure there'll be lots to learn!

Friday, November 14, 2008

An altered Forest

Last month I reviewed this tree coaster book for Serendipity Scrapbooks. Here's the how-to for all of the altered trees :)
{they were used as pages in the "tree full of monkeys" minibook}

An Altered Forest by Teresa Matz
Maya Road Tree Coaster Album,buttons, glitter, rickrack, loose pompoms, ink {all in varying sizes and shades of green}ribbons, felt flowers , paper scraps, ink {all in varying sizes and shades of brown}staples, liquid glue, red stickles, 3 small pink buttons, Glassy accents glaze
*tree #1 {embossed cover of the album}
1. Using liquid glue, cover the embossed leaves with glue. Glitter with light green mirco glitter. Allow to dry and shake off extra glitter
2. Rub brown ink into the embossed trunk of the tree, highlighting the wood grain. Allow to dry
3. Draw a small heart on the tree trunk with red stickles, allow to dry.
*tree #2
1. Cover base of tree with ink, mostly green with brown on trunk
2. Staple 3 strips of brown ribbon to coaster, creating a trunk
3. Randomly cover the remaining coaster with green button, allowing green ink to peek through between buttons
*tree #3
1. Create tree trunk by gluing down strips of brown pattern paper
2. Spread the rest of the tree with liquid glue, fairly thick
3. Cover the glue with varying sizes of small green pompoms. Press them well into the glue and allow to dry
*tree #4
1. Cover base of tree with ink, mostly green with brown on trunk
2. Staple strips of ruffled brown ribbon or lace to coaster, creating a trunk
3. Using at least 1 yard of rickrack, {staple end to back of coaster, to stabilize it} wrap randomly around tree top, crossing back and forth..... covering most but not all of the coaster face.
4. Tuck in loose end or staple down on back
*tree #5
1. Thickly cover the front of the coaster with liquid glue {avoiding trunk area}. Cover with dark green micro glitter. Allow to dry, shake off extra glitter
2. Cover glittered area with a layer Glassy accents glaze. Press three small pink buttons into glaze, top right corner} to create a blossom. Allow to completely dry!
3. Create a trunk {in space left open} by stapling down a layer of brown felt flowers.

Scraperie's October Kit

Holiday Bazaar Crop

Now's the time for us to help you get ready for the approaching Holidays. So the Serendipity Scrapbooks Design Team has come up with a wonderful Holiday Bazaar Crop to help you get started. There will be wonderful cards, layouts, and crafts to be made. We will have games and Raks for all of our challenges. Oh and don't forget about the Queen of the Bazaar. They will receive a kit of their choice!
We hope you will join us November 21st with pre crop assignments starting on Nov 14th.
{that's today folks!!!}
Oh and don't forget about our awesome blue light specials that will be there for you to enjoy and get all of the scrappy supplies that you need to continue creating holiday gifts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Autumn Afternoon

This Past weekend we took the kids on a day trip to the Oregon Caves. We had such a blast, even got a ranger to give us a mini cave tour with out having to pay for the full one. And, of course, I brought along my camera! Just couldn't pass up the chance to take some beautiful Fall pictures
{you can click on the pics to make them bigger}

Wild & Wacky Wednesday Crop

Are you tired of the same old, same old every week? How about joining in on a fun little mid-week crop to boost your spirits and perk up your scrapping? Scrapperie is having a Wild & Wacky Wednesday Crop this Wednesday, October 29th from 12:01 am until late into the night! And don't worry about having to have crop projects in right away- they won't be due until 11:59pm on Sunday, November 2nd! This way, you can fully enjoy the games and activities we have scheduled without having to rush to finish all the challenges we have planned! Prizes range anywhere from a Scrapperie gift certificate, to one of many RAKs. You could even win an October kit!So, come relax and enjoy a little mid-week scrappy getaway with the Wild & Wacky Wednesday Crop at Scrapperie- you'll be glad you did!


Monday, October 27, 2008

sneaky peak

November's Review Items will be here soon...........


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