Sunday, June 30, 2013

BYOB Bling in my Art Journal!

Hi All! Summer is in full swing in my home and I love it. Kids are home, I am chauffeuring them about and we are having fun each day. Of course summer I am wearing lots of hats with the kids home all the time so I decided to do an art journal page to share that.

When I was going through my stash I came across one of those fun Want2Scrap products I never used before...I don't know how that happened but I am so glad I decided to play with the BYOB Bling. I mean, how cool is it that all these great shapes are already made for you, it is just a matter of adding them to your project!

I did that by adding a new page to my art journal!

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I decided to do a page showing the many hats I wear. I wanted to create a grid design and the perfect way to highlight the grids is pulling out lots of strips of bling and pearls. The different sizes of strips and different textures of rhinestones and pearls create a nice effect.

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After I had my grid design I added a flower with a fantastic center from Buttons Galore

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The BYOB Bling made it so easy to dress up my flower and the Pink Rhinestone is the perfect way to highlight the center of my button. If you have not tried the BYOB bling, dig in you will really love the versatility of it.

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Want2Scrap Products:
Cross Promotional Products:
Other Products:
  • Pattern Paper - My Minds Eye, Lilly Bee Designs, Basic Grey
  • Ink -  Staz On
  • Stamp - Ranger
  • Flower - K & Company
  • Pens - Faber Castell
  • Paint - Liquitex
  • Spray Ink - Tattered Angels

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A New Twist on Want2Scrap Mardi Gras Bling!

Hello Everyone! Summer is in full swing and I rarely get into my studio to play. Bummer!  I did force myself to find the time and it made me feel so good to play. Okay, so we all know I love my bling and my borders. I just wanted to show you how versatile they can be...

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Bet you did not know all those leaves and the strip at the top are all from just one piece...JUST ONE PIECE of Nina Brackett's Mardi Gras Borders. I cut apart the different pieces to outline the leaves on my clipboard. A touch of ink and black pen really adds a little pizzazz.

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My nieces Taylor loves her bling as much a me so I know she will just love this decked out clipboard...a little bling can totally make homework a little more fun!

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I used a stamp I picked up on clearance to create the flower border...I went with a monochromatic blue look. I still can't seem to put that Authentique paper down! 

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In the center of each flower I used lots of rhinestones and pearls...but a new go to for me are the Mother of Pearl 72 Count Rhinestones...they looks awesome! They are not like any other gem I have seen, very cool! It is also subtle but to create the background, I used the Brick Stencil. I am a sucker for a cool stencil and this definitely qualifies as cool!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

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Want2Scrap Products:
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:
  • Ribbon - American Crafts, Stash
  • Paint/Glaze - Plaid, Making Memories
  • Ink - Staz On
  • Other - Stamp, Clip Board
  • Pens - Faber Castell

Friday, May 31, 2013

Want2Scrap Pearl Strips Highlighting Altered Notepads!


Hi, I am back again! I am a note taker and  a list maker...yep, all of the above. So I figured why not make my note taking a little more blinged out!

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I bought a bunch of 5x7 notepads and altered the header of each. The Pearl Strips were the perfect accent to add to them. They make a project super cute and super easy. The Strong Collection by Authentique Paper is one of my new favorites and I scraped together some scraps to top them off. The pre-cut circles are the perfect size and great to layer.

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I always like to fit in some of the Chevron Bling Borders and 72 Count Pearls always end up on all my projects. I love the touch of white glitter around the circles.

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A few fun family rub-ons make this one of those both fun and functional projects you will get to look at each day!

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Cross Promotional Products:
Other Products:
  • Rub-ons - 7 Gypsies
  • Ink - Staz On
  • Staples - Notepads

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Want2Scrap Fancy Chipboard Word Art Journal Page!


Hey Everyone, I can feel the summer right around the corner and I can't wait to have my kids home each day! At least I say that now, he he! If your like me,  a busy mom trying to stay on top of everything and rarely getting time to do anything for yourself it is nice every now and then to sit down and do something creative. I only get a few hours a month in my studio but I make it count and I love to get my hands messy! I decided to do an art journal page dedicated to ME!

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I love the  new Fancy Chipboard Words and since my name happens to be a common nickname, woo hoo I get to make a page after my own heart. Better yet if you want a custom word or name made, you can do that too!

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I first added gesso and then used spray ink. I touched it off with some glitter...fun!

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If you have not used the new stencil, now is the time to try them. At only $1.99 each, they can not be beat. I love the Arrow Stencils, how fun this is. After creating my background I used the stencil and dabbed on paint with a make-up pad. After drying I used a pen to outline each arrow.

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I used the Classy Corner in the Grace pattern. I also added some Purple Rhinestones alternated with glitter over my ink drips.



Want2Scrap Products:
Classy Corners - Grace

Cross Promotional Products:
Art Glitter
Eco Green Crafts - Paint

Other Products:
Plaid, Claudine Hellmuth, Liquitex - Paint
Spray Ink - Tattered Angels
Gesso - Liquitex
Ink - Liquitex

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Want2Scrap and Authentique Blog Hop!

Big fun today, check out the Want2Scrap and Authentique Blog Hop! Each day this week check out the  Want2Scrap Blog and Authentique Paper Blog for tons of inspiration and a chance at a prize pack!


For the hop I created this Shadow Box Altered Frame, this line of paper is fantastic for any project with a few cute little boys like this!


Check out the Fancy Chipboard - Brothers, I painted it with some black gesso and dry brushed it with a blue glaze. The bling and pearls add some nice detail.


Of course you can not have too much bling and the Nestabling Classic Diamond Silver Rhinestone are fabulous. I always have to add my favorite Want2Scrap product to every project...Chevron Borders!


Hope you all are filled with inspiration and a little bit of eye candy! Hop away!


Want2Scrap Products:
Chevron Borders
Nestabling Classic Diamond
Nestaboard Stars Five
Fancy Chipboard - Brothers
Pearls Steel Blue - 72 Count
Brick Stencil

Preferred Partner:
Authentique Paper
Eco Green Crafts - Frame
Clearsnap - Stamp
Beacon Adhesive

Other:
Ink- StazOn (Black) Tsukineko
Rub-ons - Jenni Bowlin, 7 Gypsies, Black River Designs
Plaid - Modge Podge
Paint - Making Memories Glaze, Claudine Hellmuth
Black Gesso - Liquitex

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nestabling Stars Layout!


Hi All! If you know me, then you know I am extremely close with my neices and this layout is dedicated to my niece Samantha!

Spring is in the air and in our family that means soccer and softball season. I created this layout using the Authentique Strong Collection. I love that this collection of paper is meant as a collection geared toward the masculine design but I fiddled with that idea and created this layout about my niece. I think it works perfectly and it really makes the fantastic Vintage Fancy Frames Silhouettes pop. They are just so intricate and create so much interest.
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I am extremely proud of my niece Samantha! She has worked so hard in both school and on the softball field. She worked hard enough to earn herself a scholarship at a Division 1 University as a pitcher, her top choice school to boot! A little bit of 3 in 1 Craft Adhesive by Beacon was just enough to tack down my journaling and tell her story.

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I used the Nestaboard Stars Five for my stars. Using the same Spellbinders die to cut the paper, makes it super easy! I topped it off with the  Nestabling Silver Stars and a touch of Clearsnap Ink. A few of the Steel Blue Pearls are the perfect accent.

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Hope you all enjoy this last day of April!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Fun New Way to use Sleek Pearl Strips!


Happy Easter Everyone, I hope you enjoy this wonderful day with those that you love! 

I just wanted to share with you on this sweet day a new way I have found to use the Sleek Pearl Strips. I love to make my own handmade flowers. With a little hot glue, ink, and pattern paper you can make gorgeous flowers. I always like to dress them up with a little glitter and bling from Want2Scrap©. I did just that on this altered tin.

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I altered this tin for one of my nieces. After I made this flower I wrapped 2 different strips of pearls around the edges and dusted it with some glitter.

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What a great little touch to really dress up this tin.

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I added a cluster of flowers and dropped in some Coral Pearls, such a pretty way to add a little dimension and interest.

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I cut a single bloom from the Rose Ribbon and it created a nice feathery look to highlight the flower and pearl cluster.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Chevron Border Rock!


Hi All, It has been a while since I posted. I am in the process of a home renovation and it had thrown everything out of whack. I am also in the process of trying to find new photo editing software I am happy with and I am not thrilled with any so far. Bear with me during my learning curve. I have not done a layout it AGES! I almost felt like I had forgotten how to scrapbook a page...it felt good to remember! I dug into my photos and pulled out one of my favorites and just went to town.

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I set a few rules for myself in designing this layout. I only allowed myself to use the products I had sitting on my desk...thank goodness I never got around to putting my paper away last time I played. I love the fun mix of patterned papers I used. A splatter of spray ink on the background also added some pops of color.

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One of my favorite things about Want2Scrap is how easy their product make it to dress something up. I dressed up a doily sticker here with a fun bling circle...immediate POP! You have to check out these Nestabling Circles.

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I LOVE the chevron trend. I have totally fallen for it and these Chevron Bling Borders are my favorite product. I just ordered a bunch more...I need my bling and I need my chevron. Perfect together!

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I mean seriously, how cool is that!

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Other Products:
Pattern Paper - My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, American Crafts
Spray Ink -Tattered Angels
Stickers, Brads - My Minds Eye
Wood Embellishment - Studio Calico

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mixed Media and Altered Fun!

I am back with three fun projects for you this month...I felt the need to get my craft on! First off is a new page in my art journal.

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I was feeling the love this week with both my birthday and Valentine's Day this week so I thought I would make a memory page of it.

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Bling hearts and borders really do the trick highlighting the edges of this heart!

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I also made my first She Art Girl! If you have not taken Christy Tomlinson She Art Class you are really missing out. I had taken it but never actually made a girl. It was my nieces birthday a few weeks again so I made her this to hang in her room. My sister loved it so much she confiscated it for the family room and now wants one of each of her daughters...you will see those one of these days.

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I love that there are so many details in this. Talk about fun to make.

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I seriously love all the texture that can be created on a canvas.

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Lastly a little bonus project...and a trick to make it simple. I was cleaning out my scrap area and came across so favorite products I had not used in so long so I decided to make this quick photo holder out of a giant cloths pin.

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Here is a little hint. Painting these clothespins can be a bit of a pain, messy and hard to get certain parts. These tints make it super easy. Check this out...

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The top is a sponge and it makes it so easy to stain something. For the little cracks just rub a paintbrush over the top of the ink dispenser and paint in the small area. This took me about 5 minutes,  easy peasy!

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I have a ton of these little labels and the Want2Scrap Circles fit perfectly over them. What a great way to add a bold color.

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Hope you have a little creating time today!

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Want2Scrap Products:

Other Products:
Tissue, Clothes Pin, Canvas- Michaels
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Scraps
Trim- Websters Pages
Paint, Modeling Paste- Liquitex
Decopage- Plaid
Ink- Ranger, StazOn, Fiberscraps
Journaling Spots- Jelly Bean Soup
Rub-ons- Basic Grey, 7Gypsies, Black River Designs
Template, Dress Tissue, Stamps- Christy Tomlinson for Pink Paislee
Pen- Scarlet Lime
Stamps- Glitz Designs, ClearSnap