Tuesday, May 31, 2011

She's a Bright One This One....

in more ways than one!!! Yes the LO is bright, but the brightest thing with this one was the fact I was doing the LO based on an online challenge, and about to submit it - only to realise it was an April challenge, not a May one!! *doh* Oh well, at least I scrapped and have used one of the dreaded school photo's to boot!!! ;)

This is my little girls first official school photo, from kindergarten **sigh** How time flies, she'll be leaving primary school next year!!! Eeeeekkkk 2 in high school - how will I cope?!?!?!

The challenge I based the LO on was one centered around misting. We were to use a household item and mist with it... You probably can't tell much from mine because when I finally laid out the LO I ended up covering up my misted negative areas LOL But I used paperclips and pencils to reflect that the LO was a school based one...


Again I've used some of my own Treens Trinkets creations (snail, small daisy and wire stemmed balloon) and some GORGEOUS WOW chippie!!!

To colour the chipboard little girl I've gone old school - as in textas and coloured pencils!!! Who said you need expensive supplies to work with chipboard products?!?!?! And the scalloped border is simply inked - patting it straight onto the stamp pad, nothing special there at all :) Nice and simple, quick, cheap and EASY!!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hold Onto Your Hats!!!

There must be a storm a-brewing somewhere... or something magic is afoot - because my MOJO has RETURNED!!!!!


yes, I SCRAPPED!!!!!

oh and just a widdle bit excited about it hehehhe

At the moment I have 1 LO completed, and another almost there - I'm going to take some frustrations out on it tonight with the sewing machine and then I can finally say it's completed ;)

So for now, I have 1 LO to share - And it features some GORGEOUS Words or Whatever Chippie!!!!!! :)

This LO was influenced by a Cyber Crop Challenge set by Mistra over at Red Earth Scrapping :)

Bumble Bee

WOW Chippie lamp-post is inked with gold and then had embossing powder in polysparkle melted followed by a light overlay of pewter embossing powder. The light ball is coloured with silver ink and then overlayed with diamond stickles.

My Haiku
Also a Treens Trinkets "Bling Birdie Pin"

The Haiku technically has an extra syllable in the final line (a Haiku is 5,7,5 sylables per line per stanza) but it's the best I could do, no matter how I played with it it didn't have the same feeling I was aiming for, as in description of the image followed my a title, like a poem in reverse I guess...

I'm hoping to keep the mojo flowing by joining up for the Red Earth Road Trip - it's like a series of mini challenges with no pressure to complete them all etc... Just what I need I think to get back into the swing of things... Monthly challenges and CC I feel will drown me at the moment with everything else going on with bubs etc, this road trip is a hop on/hop off kind of thing so no pressure but should give some inspiration and some cues for scrapping and keeping things ticking over ;) Well that's the plan :) No pressure - ahhh I love the sounds of that!!!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2 Weeks - Really?!?!

Wow, Time sure has flown since I last posted here!!! I can't say I've been the most productive little beaver out there of late... It seems little Aerynn has taken my mojo and has been using it to grow bigger and stronger - I don't mind sharing, but she's been a bit of a hog... that's got to change!!! Mummy's going to start setting the rules methinks!!! LOL

Anyhoos, In the meantime i've ironed out some things with Australia Post, designed a few new little bits and pieces for Treens Trinkets and decided that I'm mostly going to concentrate on TT and my DT work for the next few months until Aerynn arrives and we settle into our new adventure with her :) No pressure in other words!!! I'll participate in an online challenge or three, but not pressure myself with completing too many deadlines in regards to those (they're meant to be fun afterall, not a stress-pile at the end of each month!!! ) and do whatever the crafty whim leads me to do :) Hmmm relaxing - something I'm not very good at, but am going to work hard at working it out and doing it right!!!! :)

LOL I mean only a perfectionist control freak would be worrying about getting the art of 'relaxation' right hey bahahaha

So with that I sign off, I have a craft/scrap room that desperately needs some attention after being sick for a week (awful head cold grrr) and my family deciding as the door could be shut that it was the appropriate place to use as a dumping ground (yeah thanks for that guys!!!!)

BTW, I'm planning on having monthly or fortnightly (whichever I can fit in with my relaxation schedule (what an oxymoron that sentence is bahaha)) stockings on Treens Trinkets with a proper opening coming up - look out for it before the end of this month!!!! :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Friday....

and that means.....

at the Pretty Paper Petals Store!!!!

What flowers will be featured tonight I wonder??

Details will be released on the PPP Blog, don't forget to check it out!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Waiting For You - Full Reveal

Well the time has come, I can now share with you the album I've created from the WOW MDF Teddy Bear Album for our much awaited baby and will also show you how easy, simple and fun it is to alter these albums to make the covers into fun little shaker boxes!!!

Firstly here is the album!!! I love how it has come together, and the fact I was able to use pink when I live in a household full of boys and 1 tomboy was a GREAT change!!! :)

So did you see the little shaker boxes on the feet of the Teddy Bear cover? Do you want to know how to make them? Well read on :)

featuring WOW mdf Teddy Bear album

To start with choose your album. Any with a fully enclosed cut out part on the front cover works best. I have used the WOW MDF Teddy Bear Album that is illustrated HERE

The materials you will need other than general scrapping supplies are:
~ sheets of acetate
~ glitter or pretties to out inside your shaker box
~ glue that is suitable for acetate - or double sided tape

Before we really get started you will need to decide what part of the album you are going to turn into a shaker box. I've decided to use the large foot pads on the bear. The sections that are 'cut' are either loose or can be easily removed for this purpose. Once you have decided on what part will become a fun toy make a template of your cover. Make sure you mark in the holes that will become the shaker box - THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!!! I didn't do it on mine and wasted HOURS getting the cover decorated which should have been an easy thing to do (trust me to miss something super simple!!!)

Step 1: Cover one side of the album with glue where you are going to adhere acetate. I have used a full sheet of acetate to cover the whole of the album as I wanted the eyes and 'hands' to be clear to allow the patterned paper on the 3rd page to show through.

Step 2: Carefully lay the acetate over the required areas

and smooth the glue underneath. Don't worry too much if the glue 'bleeds out',
it can easily be cleaned up with a moistened cloth.

Allow to dry overnight. I recommend weighing the acetate and mdf to avoid any possibility of buckling.

** Not all glues adhere acetate successfully. You can use
Double Sided Tape if you prefer - make sure there are no gaps in the DST,
you don't want your pretties to escape!!!
(I had to change to DST as my glue didn't work)

Step 3: Once the glue has dried or you've adhered the acetate with DST trim around the OUTSIDE of the album to make sure there are no bits sticking out and to keep things nice and tidy.

Step 4: Flip your album over and it's time to add your 'pretties' Avoid anything too heavy as it can scratch the acetate or even worse make the seal between the acetate and MDF separate!!

Step 5: Trim up a piece of acetate to cover the back of your shaker box. Adhere using glue or DST, again making sure there are no gaps for your pretties to escape through!


Step 6: Time to Decorate. Remember the template you made? It's time for that to be used, choose what papers you wish to use to decorate and cover your MDF page with and using the template cut out the holes that will allow your shaker box to be revealed. Alternately you may wish to paint your page - as with the glue, not all paints will successfully cover acetate.

Trim, primp, decorate until you're happy with your page and enjoy!!! :)

My finished and decorated Shaker Box "Paw"