Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scrapping With Transparencies and Canvas!

Don't you love the way photos look printed onto a transparency? Ever thought about using canvas as a background?  How about starting small?  Sound do able?...Completely!  Start with a fav photo, something without tons of intricate detail. Before printing, tell your photo editor to revert image- (simply flips the photo).  I do this so that the ink will be on the underside, once its out of the printer and I've turned it over to it's correct orientation.  This protects my photo so I don't have to worry about the ink getting scratched.  As for the canvas...Couldn't be easier!  I picked up a small covered canvas board at Hobby Lobby.  I then purchased some canvas by the yard at JoAnn Fabrics.  Cut it to size, leaving a small amount to fray the edges until you achieve the desired look.  Apply your fabric canvas to your canvas board using Fabri-tac.  Now decorate!!!

Prima Flowers, Silver Locket- Michaels, Pull Knob- 7 gypsies, Keyhole- Tim Holtz, Bling Button- JoAnn Fabrics, Vintage Seam Binding- Etsy, Flourish Bling- Prima, Crotchet Flower and Beaded Dangle- Made By Me!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Scrapping!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Favorite Vintage Lady Card! :)

Do you have a favorite card or layout?  Something that you've created that you just can't part with?  It's okay, you can admit it! :)  I know, we all have good intentions.  We want to make something special for that special someone and before we know it, we've created a little piece of ourselves, that has found it's home with us!  If you think about it, your artwork is a part of you and should be enjoyed by you and one day by your children.  So next time you're feeling guilty, stop, enjoy your little creation and know that your children might one day be doing the same! 
Background Paper- BMU Shabby Blanc Newsprint Digital, Kraft Cardstock- JoAnns, Book Script Digital Paper (printed and cut out)- Katie Pertiet- Designer Digitals, Diamond Pattern Paper- Websters, Dressform- Dusty Attic, Frame- Tattered Angels, Spools- Maya Road,  Half Back Pearls & Button Trim- Hobby Lobby, Porcelain Roses- Michaels, Vintage Seam Binding- Etsy- Debbie Marcinkiewicz, Vintage Lady Image- Etsy- madebyjanet, Fabric Flower- Prima, Stickpin- made by me!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Little Darlings Album! Made For Baby Sully!

If you're looking for a perfect vintage paper line for either a layout or a mini for a baby...Look no further! G-45 has outdone themselves with their Little Darlings Paper Line! I loved being able to use the paper from the line as well as odds and ends from my stash- both paper and digital, which I was able to print. It all matched perfectly and with enough left over to make a few more minis for all 4 girls!

I cut my Onesie Pattern from my Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge. I then traced my pattern onto med wt. chipboard, cutting them by hand. The patterned paper was cut with the Cricut.  I covered my first piece with a cute little vine pattern by WE R Memory Keepers...Loved how it incorporated all of the colors I'd had in mind for my album! Couldn't resist their dimensional stickers either...They added so much to this album!  I used several Spellbinders dies as well as Stampin up & Martha Stewart  Punches too! I even used some printed digital papers from the SNU Baby Line and BoBunny & October Afternoon Papers from my stash. The Baby Steps Cartridge was fun to play with. I found myself cutting the crib in several layers & embossing it to make it look like a dark wood finish.  Loved the Little Darling Chipboard Pieces & Stickers. The child kneeling in prayer was a Crafty Secrets Vintage Image. Of course, everything vintage must have seam binding! Also used ball trim, twine and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The wooden frame is from Dusty Attics. Everything is distressed with Tim Holtz Inks! Used some Tim Holtz metals also and my favorite Bird Cage Die!   The Binding was done with the We R Memory Keepers large eyelets in copper and a 7 gypsies med binding ring!  Lastly, the back cover pic was taken while in the NICU. Baby Sully is holding his Daddy's hand. I found the poem and knew it was perfect!
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