Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thank You Canadian Scrapbooker

     For publishing my Layout in the Fall 2015 issue. Page '59' YEAH!!
 Here is the tutorial on how I did the shaped journal.
I was torn between songs but chose "Romeo and Juliet' by Mark Knofpler
over the  "Pina Colada" by Ruper Holmes
I used bits of fabric scraps and a broken shell necklace. The tiny bottle is decorated with antique dictionary paper
The things you can do with Score-Pal Adhesive Tape I wanted to add a feeling of movement to this piece. To do that I first printed the lyrics to a favorite song. Note: I always center the lyrics so it looks like a poem. Then ink the edges to match your  paper choice
Now, carefully cut under each line of the song leaving a small border along the entire left and right  sides, running vertical to your piece.
Then flip it over, using the smallest Score tape
alternate covering every other line until it is
completely covered with tape as shown below.
Then take a 1/2' tape and do the vertical edges making sure you do not have a lot of white space under the tape when you  flip it back to the front
Working in about a 6 to ten line piece
cut one grouping off. Remove only the
long lines of tape - your piece will be held
together by the edge tapes. Carefully position where you would like it to be smooth down the taped lines. Now carefully cut the side pieces, remove the tape backing and push in towards center, pop it slightly. Work down one side at  a time It is quite easy once you get on to it.
Note: I used a piece of rigid mesh to keep the shaped journal popped.

Fall 2015 issue Thank You CS
Products Used or Suggested:
Paper House, Glossy Accents
Scor-Pal Adhesive Tapes

Friday, August 21, 2015

Shrinky Dink

I don't make up the names, I just play with the product LOL.
 I thought it was time to dig out the shrinky dink mylar. If you have never played with this stuff, it is always a good time. Here is how its done.
First assemble your supplies:
-Shrinky Dink Plastic
-StayzOn ink black or dark color
-3 or 4 inch stamp
-Copic or permanent markers
- tweezers or needle nose type plier
NOTE: you will want to work on a Heat proof Craft mat
as well as use a high temp heat gun.
1.} Choose a stamp you want to use that will leave you with some spaces to color. I used this butterfly fairy. Pick a stamp at least 3 or 4 times larger than you want it to turn out.
2.} Stamp your image onto the shrink dink plastic using StazOn ink {you want a solvent ink, not a water activated ink} Use your Mylar wisely by positioning your stamp in the corner and working over, you can also cut it with any regular cutting machine and die.
3.} Carefully cut around your image, try to keep your fingers off the ink, it is permanent, but can still move or smear a bit. If you are using a stamp and die set, cut first and stamp second.
4.} PUNCH A HOLE OR TWO FOR HANGING this is a key step, do not skip this step
5.} Color your image
Note: I colored the lightest detail color using Copic markers on the inked side. Then flip it over to cover large area on he back of the piece. This way you do not have to worry about removing your stamped image. I also used black to outline the cut edge of the shape.
Now place on heat proof surface, position your pliers so they are secured in the center of your punched holes. Holding it securely down, hit it with the high temp on your heat gun. Don't panic when it starts to curl and move, keep the heat on it moving it around. It will lay down as it shrinks.
This is the after along side the before
I am building charms for a swap, so made a few in different colors. The copic colors were lighter shades. They darken up as the plastic shrinks.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Vintage photo Layout

Another find, this was laying in a basket of
forgotten things at the farm.
Mom said I could take it. Usually I just borrow them to photograph and return the originals.
This is the digital manipulation copy back to the black and white that the original print would have been.
 It is a photo of my Dad on one of his very first investment horses "Queen".  She was a registered quarter horse. He is very young here,
 maybe 20 or 21 at the oldest.
Years of laying under glass in a shed has turned it a lovely red and crème patina. I decided to scrapbook the original. Something I seldom do. But, really it is safer on a layout than back in another stack of forgotten photos.
 Note: I did not glue it to the background, but opted for clear photo corners to preserve the integrity of the original. It does have a printers mark on the back in very faded red ink.
Bo Bunny Heritage paper pack was all the perfect shades of patina to showcase this treasure. 

Friday, August 7, 2015


A Boy Page!!
 His first board
 Don't forget to do some close up shots
when you are photographing
Some photos don't need a journal, they speak volumes all by themselves.
Paper supplied by Scrapendipity online store

Pinterest funny

Friday, July 31, 2015

Like a Dawg with a New Bone

I just keep trying.
This one is for my Sweet Aunt who
 sends me Red Ware Glass, Thank You Auntie Jean
Thank You Card
I used a paint chip card. Thanks' Behr Paints. It makes for a fun template.
They are also very sturdy for mounting.
Self explanatory, Position so the wings are along the same color line on both sides.
Always pre stack before gluing.
Supplies purchased at Scrapendipity web store and little green truck
Fun stuff from Pinterest

Friday, July 24, 2015

Light bulb moment

Finally got to this project I have been wanting to try for a long time. Simple, really.
Assemble some basic starters. Sturdy clean burnt out light bulb, double sided tape, mesh from....'garlic' with one end still intact, alcohol ink, some wire,burlap type rope, bits and baubles from the stash. Broken jewelry works great for hanging things.
 Close up detail for the top of the bulb. First, Make a loop with about 5 inches of wire, feed ends your wire through the large cog, hook through the top of the mesh and wrap it back around the cog on both sides.  Feed the end through the small cog to secure the top. I used a dab of glossy accents to secure. You could possibly use a low heat glue gun.
Next I took the bulb turned it so the large part was to my mat, and dribbled ink down it in lines. Note, be careful, it is slippery. Dry it thoroughly before continuing to handle it.
For the basket, I double sided taped the screw in end and wound the string around it tightly. Securing at bottom with more tape.
Next I ran a line of tape around the largest part of the bulb. Trimmed the mesh so it just sticks to the tape. Covered it all with a 2 lee valley garden tags made of copper that I embossed. Note, I used old earrings to join the corners and hang a few baubles off of.

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Don't forget to Dance!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Simple Card

A quick card that is Blue Lagoon distress ink, love that color.
Really, when I make a card, I am just fooling around. I used my new Prima Feathers template to add a bit of interest to the background.  Cut a few layers of tissue paper feathers. Did a quick dip the edges in ink. Stacked them in the corner a couple of ribbons, some bits from the stash, added the sentiment.....done.
{confessions.....took me hours to do this....LOL, Hats off to the card makers, You know who you are}
Moved the last DD out of the house this month. So, I might just pop this in the mail for her, so she has mail at her new home, from her old home. 

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