Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Darkest Moments - page 1

The first page of My Darkest Moments mini album depicts the times when my oldest son was incarcerated for marijuana charges.  I hand painted the items on this page using acrylic paints, with the exception of the silver key of course.  I also used a little bit of flower soft for the center of the leaf.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Darkest Moments Mini Album

There's a Dark Arts Forum at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack that challenged me to do something different in my "Artsy World".  There have been some very dark moments in my life, that the Lord has surely seen me through, that I thought would be perfect for a mini album in the Dark Arts category.  I know what I've come up with or will come up with is not exactly what the rest of the folks there will do but this is my version of it.

So, here's the cover for my Dark Arts Album:
I used Halloween stickers and hung a word (scary) charm from the tree.  I added red stickles to the eyes of the birds, hanging bat and skull.  I added black stickles around the moon.  I hand wrote the title with a black Marvy marker.  I made the 'reinforcements' around the holes with TH Black Soot Distress Ink.  I used the same ink to distress all the edges of the cover, the left side where rings will go and the 'ground' area.

1-on-1 ATC Swap - Wedding

For this swap, I had to use a Wedding theme and add a rub-on.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SDSS Tag Swap

Here's the two tags, with requirements, that I made for my last swap in the New Swappers Group at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack.

something vintage, some fibers, some lace:
ink distressing, heat embossing, and flowers:

I really enjoyed swapping with Terry.  She is such a sweet lady!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Prima Mini Album

Okay, so here is my very first mini album.  I took a Prima Mini Album class at the Great American Scrapbook Convention.  I started this album there and finished it at the Scrap Shack on July 2nd.  Had a blast at the SS as always!  Thank you Kathy and Stampin' Dymonz for everything! 

Prima flowers, paper and embellishments were used throughout the album.
The lasercut title on the cover was given to each GASC Crop participant.

 Crumpled pages from a novel and distressed/inked the edges/creases.
 Used Liquid Pearls for borders.

 Used I-rock rhinestones to accent frame on left.
Used I-rock stencil and rhinestones to make flourish on the right.

I will be adding photos from the GASC when I get them printed.  I enjoyed making this album and have already planned on making another mini album soon for my granddaughter!

Friday, July 1, 2011

GASC Goodies

Had a wonderful time at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Virginia this past weekend!

Here's the door prize that I won:
These stamps are called Stubbies.  Never heard of them before.

Hundreds of dollars later, here's the goodies that I purchased: