Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Faith Mini Album

tags inside pockets

I decided to participate in the Faith Mini Album Swap over at the Scrap Shack because I love the Word of God and I need lots more practice in making mini albums.  I love using Stickles, I-rock bling and Nestabilities so that's what I did throughout the album.  I hope that my swap partner, Lisa, enjoys this album even more than I did making it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Profile Picture

Well, I figured it was about time to post a more recent photo of myself from 5 months ago rather than leave the former photo from 7 years ago.  I liked it better because I was a "little" younger and smaller back then.  But, as my grandfather always said "the camera only takes what it sees".

ABC Scripture Challenge - Value

ABC Scripture Challenge - Useful

ABC Scripture Challenge - Trouble

Friday, October 21, 2011

See what happens to a "crop crasher"...

...she gets "cropped".  The Maryland United States of Fiskateers was crashed by a Legend Lead Fiskateer #99, Wendy Jo!!!  WOW!  It was so much fun!!!  More info and pictures will be coming soon...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

The inside of the box in the first picture is the original color of the entire box.  This cigar box is being altered for a swap over at the Scrap Shack.  The theme is steampunk.  I went to a cigar shop and bought five empty cigar boxes.  I liked all five so much that I wasn't really sure which one to pick for the swap, so I figured I would just decide later at home.  I finally decided to go with the one that was all natural wood so I could coat it with Terra Cotta Walnut Stain.  I love the way it turned out.  I have many ideas in my head for the rest of the alteration process...so we'll see.  To Be Continued...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Darkest Moments - page 4

Croms of the Dark Arts Forum at the Scrap Shack has challenged us to use alcohol inks. Well the only alcohol ink that I have is Copic Markers and I only have 11 colors and a blender. I used 5 of those colors on the hospital image that I printed from the internet. I used a Circle Nestabilities die to make the opening in the gray cardstock and the black outline to show the image. Then I stamped white cardstock several times with the awareness ribbon stamp, colored 4 of them with a purple Copic Marker and cut them out to place on this page. I then distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. This page depicts the horrible last three weeks of my dad's life that was spent in the hospital dying of Pancreatic Cancer.

Friday, September 9, 2011

1-on-1 ATC Swap - Travel

The theme for this ATC was travel and the destination should be obvious, so I decided to do a beach scene.  I used sandpaper for the sand and cut out a tiny piece to make the "sandpile" near the shovel.  The starfish is a rub-on and the "beach towel" was cut from patterned paper.  I used a grey marker to make the birds and Stickles to make the cloud. 

ABC Scripture Challenge - Share

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Remember

This background paper was leftover from one of my 2011 GASC classes.  Since it already had the heart on it, I thought I should use it because we are supposed to REMEMBER to keep the Word of God in our hearts.  I used the Nestabilities Blossom dies to make the journal mats.  I used Platinum Stickles for the title.  I added QQ Frosted Butterflies, lace and a few flowers with stems that were leftover from another 2011 GASC class.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Darkest Moments - page 3

For this page I used the soot stamped image that I did from a previous challenge in the Dark Arts Forum of the Scrap Shack and a free photo of flames from the internet.  I used the Nestabilities Oval die to make the opening in the center of the flames.  I used Spice Marmalade Distress Stickles to write the title.  This page depicts burning desires that lead to death.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Expandable Card Box

Front and top of box:
Inside of box:
Back of box:
I made this Expandable Card Box at the very first Dymonz Stampers Club Workshop on Saturday!  It was so easy and so much fun to make!  I used the Butterfly Prints Stamp Set, Butterfly Punch and ink pads by Stampin' Up to make the dimensional butterflies on the back of the box.  I made the closure with hidden Basic Grey Magnets.  My daughter loved this box so I gave it to her.  My husband asked me to make him a "more manly one" so he can put receipts in it.  I'll post a picture of it when it's done.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Qualified

I used the Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals and the Fancy Tags dies to make the journaling mats.  I added Platinum Stickles to the centers of all the flowers on the 12x12 paper and to the title.  I love this background paper and wanted to show as much of it as possible.  I added a QQ Frosted Butterfly.

Friday, August 19, 2011

My Darkest Moments - page 2

Croms over at the Dark Arts Forum of the Scrap Shack encouraged us to do something with a digital image of a dragon.  Well, this is what I found that I could use in My Darkest Moments album.  I colored this image with Martha Stewart Colored Pencils and added some silver metal corners- nothing fancy, but I enjoyed doing it.  DANCIN' WITH THE DEVIL depicts my days of purposely "living in sin".  Praise the Lord that those days are gone!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Desk Caddy

I saw a video by Loretta over at the Scrap Shack of a desk caddy
that is so cute and practical that I just had to make one.
I made this one for my mother.  It's not as fancy/pretty as others,
but it's useful and I enjoyed making it.

Well, my mother didn't like it (that's my mother).
I love it, so I'm using it in my Scrap Space.

ABC Scripture Challenge - New

ABC Scripture Challenge - Motive

ABC Scripture Challenge - Lonely

I did this layout at the 2011 GASC.  I added the title and the Scriptures.

ABC Scripture Challenge - Know

I did this layout at the 2011 GASC.  I added the title, butterfly and Scriptures.

ABC Scripture Challenge - Journey

I originally did this page for a challenge over at the Scrap Shack.  When I saw that the title for J was Journey, I just had to use this page.  There were only two changes made.  I added the Scripture over the right side of the photo and then the title in the lower left corner.

ABC Scripture Challenge - Identity

Friday, August 12, 2011

Soot Stamping

Croms, over at the Dark Arts Forum of the SDSS, challenged us to try our hand at Soot Stamping, so here's what I did:

I will be adding things to this page to make the 2nd page of My Darkest Moments Album.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Croppin' Tool Tote

Terry, over at the SDSS, asked "What's In YOUR Croppin' Tool Bag?",
so here's what I have in mine:

ATG Adhesive Gun ~ ATG Refills ~ Pick Me Up Tool ~ Multipurpose Tool ~ Retractable Paper Piercer ~ TH Tiny Attacher ~ TH Tiny Staples ~ Pop Dots ~ Glue Dot Runner ~ Mini Glue Dot Runner ~ Repositional Glue Dot Runner ~ Diamond Stickles ~ Dictionary ~ Bandaids ~ Triple Antibiotic Ointment ~ Hand Sanitizer ~ Glue Eraser ~ AA Batteries ~ i-rock Setter ~ i-rock Rhinestones ~ CM Scissors ~ Cordless Glue Gun ~ Glue Sticks ~ Glossy Accents ~ TH Distress Tool ~ Paper Tearing Tool ~ Precision File Set ~ Screwdriver Set ~ Red Sharpie ~ Ink Pens ~ Pencils ~ Pencil Sharpener ~ Highlighter ~ Scotch Tape ~ Post-it Notepad ~ Post-it Flags ~ Wooden Ruler ~ Plastic Ruler ~ Stapler ~ Staples ~ Staple Remover ~ Photo Mounting Squares ~ Mini Tape Runner ~ Glue Pens ~ Black Fine-tip Pen ~ Photo Labeling Pencil ~ Hole Punch ~ Tiny Hole Punch ~ Corner Rounder ~ Multipurpose Craft Sheet ~ High Tack Glue ~ Clear Star Glitter Pen ~ Rub-on Tool ~ Double Sided Tape ~ Retractable Craft Knife ~ SU Mini Piercing Mat Set ~ Red Tape ~ Craft Tweezers ~ Cutter Bee Precision Scissors ~ MS Fringe Scissors ~ Mini Spritzer Bottles with water and stamp cleaner ~ Small Metal Tray ~ Foam Pad ~ Dry Embossing Tool Set ~ Fiskars Scissors ~ TH Scissors ~ Cricut Spatula ~ Brad Setter ~ Bone Folder ~ Fingertip Craft Knife ~ Chalk and Craft Eraser ~ Reusable Pom Poms ~ Retractable Chalk Applicator Tool ~ Fiskars Scissors Sharpener ~ Serrated Tracing Wheel ~ Paper Trimmer Replacement Blade ~ Button Cutter ~ Bow Easy ~ Metal Ribbon Tags ~ 3 Cutter Bee Ladybugs - Scorer, Piercer and Preforator ~ Crop-A-Dile

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Toilet Tissue Roll Mini Album

I saw a You Tube video of someone creating a mini album out of toilet tissue rolls and thought "Oh, how cute.  I can do this".  I had some papers, tabs, etc. from a kit from s.e.i. leftover from one of my classes at the 2010 Great American Scrapbook Convention that I thought would be perfect for this project.

Here's my very first Toilet Tissue Roll Mini Album:
Front cover:
 I used Linen Acrylic Paint on the inside and outside of the toilet tissue rolls.
I added a few dots of Liquid Pearls here and there:
These photos really don't show how pretty these papers, etc. are:
Back cover:
Front of each tag that is tucked inside of each toilet tissue roll:
Back of each tag:
I left lots of spaces for photos and journaling.

I did this project at Stampin' Dymonz' Birthday Bash Crop on Saturday.  Had a blast as always!  I love croppin' at the Scrap Shack!