Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Using Tim's distressing Inks ink the tag and then using the embossing ink and powered, emboss your stamped image on the background of the tag... Once you have this complete and it is drying you can begin creating and building the tag. Cut out the weathered clock from grundge board and pain with the silver dobber paint, cut then cut the gadges and paint with copper and gold. Once they have dried distress with sander and then stain with the Walnut Distressing Ing, after these pieces dry begin you can add to the tag. Place the Weathered Clock a little off centered towards the top and glue. Take the small piece of film strip and run it along the right edge from top of tag to just below the clock and secure.
Then take the gadges cut from the grundge construct them with the metal gadget pieces and glue in the middle of the clock.
Stamp the three men on chipboard and then cut them out and glue them towards the bottom. Take one of the Number pieces and stain with black. Before it completely dries take a soft cloth and remove some of the ink, leaving a little so to look old and distressed. Place it underneath the men with brads.
Take one of the tickets and stamp with the hand pointing and then secure it with the staple gun. Stamp Admit One of a small tag and place at the top and then take one of the ink tips and glue just below that. With the plastic letters chose any word of your choice that will fit in the left/top corner and secure to tag. Take the distressing glossy accents and trace outline of letters so to pop the letters even more. Tie a ribbon at the bottom of the clock and then take a piece and tie at the top through the hole on the tag.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Pics from my nieces birthday party a few years ago. Had such a great time with all the kids and the water balloons. This is my first Birthday Layout and had a great time using multiple photos and going outside my normal box. Oh and so LOVE the CUP CAKES!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Each year our local scrapbook store "Scrapbook N Such" has a Crop in Lawton and it helps out a local charity in need. This year was my SECOND one to attend and had planned on attending with my cousin Vicki. However, last minute family illness kept her from attending and I had thought about cancelling; I didn't really want to go alone. I decided to invite one of the girls I know at work to go who is a student at the college I work at, not knowing how it would go I was a little nervous.
That night, I spent getting all my scrapbook supplies and totes and tools together and organized. They had been shoved int he closet for months and had not been touched. I didn't have anywhere to display my tools and work on stuff and hated getting it out and then having to put it back up. So it just stayed stored away.... I got excited while pulling everything out! It was a little overwhelming because I didn't know what to and not to pack. So, I did the next best thing..... I PACKED IT ALL! My youngest son Dustin helped me pack it all neatly in the car and my trunk was full. I had to put a few items in the back seat of my Mustang.
The next morning, my scrapbook buddy arrived "ON TIME" and she wanted to know if we thought we'd have enough room in the car. I asked her how many bags and she said two. PERFECT, Just enough space. I giggled as she pulled her totes out and her husband said: "Babe, why don't you girls take me home and you can take the SUV". I giggled and said she don't have nothing on me and we have enough room. I opened the trunk to display what I had packed and I though she was gonna fall over. She was a newby at this and had not had time to collect as much crap as I had.
CAR PACKED, Stop at Starbucks and off we go to LAWTON!
Needless to say the day was a hit with my new scrapbook partner and she was hooked. I think she spent most of the day at the little shop at the crop buying "this and that" to add to her scrapbook supplies and tool collection. When we got back home that night, I told her husband; "IT'S NOT MY FAULT".
Below are the items I accomplised at the crop....
Saturday, December 11, 2010
During Thanksgiving, my sister in law and I had the priveledge of attending a "Photo Tile Board" making class at our local scrapbook store. We had such a great time and the boards turned out so awesome, I decided to make a few for Christmas gifts.
A very dear friend of mine lost her mom not to long ago and I thought this would be the perfect gift for her. Since I didn't have any photos of her mom, I had to ask for them and let her know what I was doing ahead. However, it's been a wonderful project and while I was making her's, I made another one for my sister....
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:
1- PHOTO TILE BOARD
1 8 oz Box -EnviroTex Lite pour on High Gloss Finish (enough for two boards)
Paint of your choice to match photos
9- 4x4 photos of your choice (NOTE: must measure exactly or slightly smaller to ensure proper outcome)
3-High Quailty Sponge Brushes
1- small paint brush
2 large heavy duty drinking straws (the ones from sonic are perfect)
4 small dixie cups (used to prop under board while pouring mixture on boards)
piece of cardboard or a plastic trash bag to put under project while working on it
2 plastic cups
wooden popsickle stick (to use to stir acrylic mixture)
First, thing to do is paint the outter edges of your board. Choose a coordinating color to match your photos. This particular project that I am working on is a 12 x 12 board and it had 9- 4x4 squares. When choosing your photos make sure to cut them exactly 4 x 4. If they are a little smaller that is ok, but if they are larger, it will not work. The extra that hangs over will allow for air pockets to get under the photos and they will not adhere to the board and it will create a huge mess.
Next, take your sponge brush and with slightly firm pressure, begin running it lenght wise through the small cracks of the board to clear the acrylic mixture out of the cracks. (this is what will create the tile look when it is dry) As you get close to the end of each row, use the bruch to catch what falls and spread over the edges. You will have to do this process a few times until the mixture begins to set and does not fall into the cracks.
Once the above process is completed and the spaces between the photos are clear... then you have to start clearing all the bubbles away. With your straw begin blowing at an angle towards the edges to get ride of all the bubbles. (NOTE: Change straws frequently as siliva will build up in the straw and you DO NOT want it to get into the acrylic coat)! Ever so often after you get all the bubbles out, go back and check to see if any have appeared. Once the acrylic coat begins to set, place a fan on the board and put on low. Do not set it right on top. This will just help in aiding in the dry time. Let board set for 24-48 hours to assure that is totally dry.