It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I (heart) LOVE PAPA
Precious time we spend with our grandparents is so very important. What is just as important is to capture that time with images and/or photos. I have just the place to do that. This chipboard album is sweet and definitely gives you a place for those memories that will last a lifetime. After you make your book it can be easily given as a gift or for your coffee table and available at a moment's notice.
The book was made for Want 2 Scrap. The chipboard book is laser cut and is just the right size.
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Try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Acrylic Scrapbook
A beautiful, layered acrylic scrapbook. Each page shows you what is on the next page. The book is made in 4 sections with rounded tabs. Within each tab is an indication of what that page is about. The princess paper is gorgeous. There are crowns, birds, scepters, ribbons, flowers and lots of bling. What every princess needs. The mats will frame your pictures perfectly. Take your time to look at the photos. The website www.want2scrap has this kit and when you make it and add your photos, wow, it will be beautiful.
Try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The journals for the Ronald McDonald House are finished. A true pleasure to make and complete. The journals were made for boys, girls, parents of both and some teens. I tried to appeal to a broad spectrum and keep them colorful and interesting.
Thank you so much for checking in today and if there is any way that you can be a part of "giving" of your ideas and talents, please do it. It is a wonderful feeling to add to the happiness of others.
Thank you Lime Light Design Team.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

5 different sized pages, what to do? The book consists of a star, small scallops, large scallops and a large arrow pointing to the page. Actually this was not only a challenge, but lots of fun. I chose to name the book "Family". The arrow points to time spent together and having fun. Making the book turned out to be so much fun. I used paint, Stickles, and lots of hand painting. The paper I chose was a green, lucky theme. You could easily use the paper for a St. Patrick's Day theme. The mats are easy to attach photos on and will only add to the beauty of the book.
The above book will be offered for sale by Want 2 Scrap in a kit. Give the website a look some time. I am sure you will find a project you would like to create.
Remember, try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Acrylic Scrapbook
Christmas is very close to my heart, as you probably know by now. I just couldn't resist this one. I found a metal bow at Hobby Lobby that I just loved. Here it is! I added to it the beautiful ribbon. That was a chore getting it inside the metal scroll work, but I did. The effect is beautiful. Looks like it has always been there. Each page was then built on the next. One of the techniques used is a personal favorite of mine. It is previous page framing.
Previous Page Framing: When the previous page is finished and you flip the acrylic to begin the next page. Look at your placement of the mat. Using the mat you are looking at through the acrylic measure and come in about a 1/4" all the way around and cut your paper. When placing the mat and using the previous page mat as a guide, center it and adhere. This will give you the effect of double matting. Very beautiful and it saves paper!
I then used lots of rubons that are visible from both sides and ribbons cut long softening the effect.
I must say this album was pleasure for me. I was at a retreat at the Barron River Resort in Kentucky when I built it. The weekend was so much fun. Those ladies sure know how to have a good time and make new friends. That is what scrapbooking is to me, passing on tips, techniques, inspiration and making lots of friends.
Happy scrappin and try something new today.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Acrylic Fall Album

You can almost smell the pumpkin pie baking in the oven. The aroma of spices and the warmth of family and friends. Above is an acrylic pumpkin shaped book. It is about 8" wide and 7" high. I cut it out on the scroll saw and painted the edges to resemble a pumpkin. The pumpkin on the cover is made of wood and very adds a unique 3-D effect. The leaves on the front cover, under the pumpkin, are silk and very colorful.
I used mostly Bo Bunny papers and Bazzill solids. The book is chocked full of pumpkins, sunflowers, fall flowers, fall leaves, acorns and orange raffia.
This book was sheer pleasure to make. I really enjoyed bringing it all together. I do sell the plain acrylic pumpkin shaped albums. If you should want one just email me and let me know. I will be glad to work with you on your album.
Try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shape Of Flower
A sweet flower book in the shape of a flower, just for your own "flower". The above book was created for want 2 scrap. The book came in the shape of a flower and I took it from there. Each page has a large frame for photos and there is lots of room for journaling. I used a mixture of circles and squares for interest and mixed in lace, flower trims and eyelash trim.
This project turned out real cute and is just perfect for girl photos and special memories.
Remember, try something new today and happy "scrappin".