Monday, August 29, 2011

TBS DT: Mini Album Pages

Hi folks! I'm rushing to schedule this TBS design team post on Saturday before we lose power due to Hurricane Irene. I'll get photos up and hopefully will be able to talk a little about my project, but I can't guarantee good details yet. I hoped to have all my mini album pages completed for this post, but the earthquake and this darn hurricane rearranged my week.

For our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge I used lace - embossing - pearl. Here are the first two pages:

Each page has pull-out photo tags with journaling space

Page 2

Tags on the left show front and back;
On the right is the center tag for name and\or occasion info

Page 3
Tags show front and back;
I used the collection's journaling cards on the back

Card Recipe
Paper - Echo Park Victoria Gardens, including the fabulous sheet journaling cards
Embellishments - Prima Build-A-Book; Seam Binding in Ivory and Lemonade; Pink Rosette ribbon; miscellaneous lace and flower from stash
Medium - Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo; Ranger Ink Blending Tool; Stickles Star Dust
Adhesive - Scor-Tape; Fabri-Tac

I'll come back with more details later. There are still a few days to join our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - won't you come play? You could win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

TBS DT: Mini Album (Cover)

Hello crafty friends! This week the Beary Scrap design team continues with our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge samples. This has been the most fun!

For the longest time I eyed up the Prima Build-A-Book albums (40% off right now!) and wondered if I should take one on. Could I do it? Would I have the patience to complete all the pages? I didn't know... until one day I decided to take the plunge. I could do it! Why not? I'm a crafty sort of gal, right? It's only 8 surfaces to design and cover, and I had confidence.

I received it and it sat on a shelf for weeks. I told myself I didn't have the right paper collection for it. Really, I was chickening out. Haha! Luckily, Echo Park's Victoria Gardens came along and I knew it was the perfect collection to use on this album.

For this challenge I've used lace, dry embossing and pearls. I have the cover completed and the inside pages will follow in the next few weeks. I'm so happy that I've finally started this album and am ready to plan another one. Can you believe it?

If you saw my message on The Beary Scrap Facebook page last week, you might recognize the teal flower. I used the Retro punches to punch out 3 large and medium flowers, spritzed with water and scrunched up. After they dried a little I carefully opened them back up and glued the layers together. Once they dried completely, the tips were tinged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Star Dust Stickles. It's not bad for a first try *wink*. I think I'll work on lighter card stock and use more Distress Inks to color them in.There are so many possibilities! The large Retro punch is currently out-of-stock, but you can easily achieve the same kind of results with the medium and large Daisy punches. The daisy's pointy tips would work perfectly - have fun with it!

The "Today I wish you..." banner is from the Victoria Gardens Elements Stickers sheet. I cut it out -backing and all- and used Scor-Tape on the left and right edges to elevate it over the crochet lace.

Card Recipe
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you will consider joining our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - check out all the fun 3-in-a-row combinations you could use on your project:

Click the pic for all the challenge details!

Monday, August 15, 2011

TBS DT: Fluttering Butterflies

Hello crafty folks! It's Monday and that means I get to share another Beary Scrap design team project with you. A new challenge starts today where we all get to play Tic-Tac-Toe and choose three in a row!

I've made a tag (oh how I love tags!) using the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate die. The beautiful paper is Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden, and my challenge row is "lace-distress-glitter". I wanted to showcase the birdcage and bird on the paper, so I built around them. There is a bit of distressed lace on the bottom (spritzed with Glimmer Mist). I age-distressed the edges of my tag with Vintage Photo ink and the flowers and butterfly spots are glittered with Stickles Star Dust.  The Prima vine is tinged with Tattered Rose Distress ink and touched with Stickles Star Dust. The butterflies are cut from one of the PP Butterfly Garden pages, and the hanger is made from apricot seam binding.

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 Thanks for visiting today! I hope you can be inspired with all our projects this week to challenge yourself to a game of Tic-Tac-Toe. You could win a $20 voucher from The Beary Scrap!


Monday, August 8, 2011

TBS DT: Just Buzzing By!

Hello hello, and a hearty "Happy Monday" to everyone! This week the Beary Scrap design team is sharing more samples and hopefully a little inspiration on ways to use our Beary Sweet sketch in our current challenge. It goes on through Midnight, Sunday the 14th. I hope you find time to join us!

For my project this week, I've revisited my old friend, the easel card. I adore this style and can't believe its been months. As you can tell, I've been buzzz-y with the new Echo Park Country Drive papers.

Card Recipe
  • Stamp: Magnolia 
  • Paper: Echo Park "Country Drive" Leafy Tree Top - this 12x12 paper has smaller versions of some designs on the flip side; Bazzill Basics
  • Wet Medium: Copic for skin and cheeks; Prismacolor Pencils blended with with OMS; Stickles Star Dust, Diamond; Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo; Glossy Accents on the honey jar
  • Embellishments: Prima Trellis Rose in Lemon Creme; Prima Fairytale Roses in Buttercup; Mulberry paper roses - 16mm white; handmade bee charm stick pin; rhinestones from stash
  • Adhesives: 1/4" Scor-Tape; Fabri-Tac
Thanks for visiting today, and see you at the Beary Sweet sketch challenge!


Monday, August 1, 2011

TBS DT: Fairy Sweet August Sketch

Hello Hello! It's Monday *and* the first of the month so I have the new Beary Sweet Sketch Challenge to share with you.

I used the lovely and fun Echo Park Country Drive papers and the Belles 'n Whistles "Fairy Flight" stamp. Isn't she adorable? I used both a 12x12 solid pink design and a smaller 6x6 floral design found on a 12x12 "Sundress" sheet.  The white layer behind the sweet fairy is from the 12x12 "Journaling Cards" sheet.

Card Recipe
Thanks for visiting today! Please check out the challenge and enter by Midnight, August 14th. You could win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap - good luck!