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.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Two to three times a year a group of us (6-8) get together for a scrapbooking weekend on Thursday to Sunday. 4 days without kids or husbands. Need I say more? A needed break from our everyday lives. In our busy days we need a break just to relax and recoup. By Sunday night we are all ready to get back to our lives with a renewed spirit.
We had so much fun just laughing, talking, eating our favorites, and just being together with friends. As you can see in the above photos we brought it all. I already had all of my "scrap crap" there, since it was at my house (studio). I just love to welcome everyone, watch them settle in and start to have a great time. We do get a lot done. Some make mini books, acrylic books, pages and etc. We watch some tv, not much, mostly mindless shows.
So you can see having fun is the first order of business. Enjoy, and try this with a group of friends. Fun will be had by all.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chipboard Album
The word snow is very appropriate today, being that the World Series game was snowed out. Philadelphia had 3 inches of snow on Tuesday! Wow! Who "wodda" thought? I am not a fan of either team, just thought it was cool to have snow already.
The above snowflake album was another I made for Want 2 Scrap. The snowflake on the cover I painted white, covered in glue and then glittered and glittered some more. I mixed in a little blue glitter to go with my paper of choice. The effect is beautiful and very crystal like. The paper chosen is by Heidi Grace Designs and is both iridescent and flocked. The album has lots of room for winter photos and journaling. Take time to look at the photos and if you have any questions or would like to go to the want 2 scrap website just click here.
Remember, try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Acrylic Book for the
Prima Build-A-Book Contest
Above you will see the acrylic book that I will be entering into the Prima Build-A-Book contest. There is a plethora of styles to choose from at Prima. I chose the most Victorian ones. I put 2 designs together. The cover is done by mounting a crystal Christmas Tree ornament. There is a backing on it for color and the book page itself is a gorgeous Victorian cut. The other pages have a complementary Victorian edging on each of them. Just a beautiful book and I thoroughly enjoyed making this book.
Note: Only Prima Build-A-Book clear albums are allowed for this contest. Each book will be judged on creative use of art mediums/product on the BAB's clear surface, design composition, craftsmanship, and originality of project.
Wish me luck and I hope to enter another album also. Thanks for your time and try something new today. Happy scrappin'.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

smell my feet - give me something good to eat!
How cute is that! A chipboard album just made for this time of year. It about 8x8 and looks like a shopping bag. I dirtied it up with ink and decorated from there. The bag is part of a kit you can get from Want 2 Scrap. It is all inclusive. You will enjoy capturing your little trick or treaters and putting their photos in this album. A treasure to keep. I experimented with ghosts, made from vellum, and lots of black, purple and orange.
Have fun creating a place for your Halloween pictures and just let your imagination fly. Try something new today and happy scrappin'.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Acrylic Book
A wonderfully loving book for mother. Each page is distinct and builds on the next. The base acrylic book graduates each page in size. So when you finish one page you need to know how it will fit in and add to the embellishment of the next. The word "Mother" is acrylic also. I chose to paint this instead of leaving it plain. I think the color of green is attention getting and the painted little pink flowers give it the softness that it needs. I then adhered it to the edge of the page and put a large pink brad on either side.
This book will become available on the website . Just click on this link and it will take you right there.
Have a great day and try something new today. Happy scrappin'.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I am so pleased and proud to announce that I have been asked to be a member of the Lime Light Design Team. I have accepted.
What is the Lime Light Design Team?
We are a design team with a unique purpose. We use our crafting skills to help and bring light to others. We invite you to visit the site often to find out whom we are crafting for and what we are planning in the months to come. We have exciting plans that include making cards and bookmarks for our men and women in uniform, making journals for families whose children are in the hospital, making cards for baskets that help raise money for playground equipment....and that's just the beginning. Come back soon for pictures and blog entries giving you even deeper insight in to how the team is bringing light to those in need.
Please take the time to look at my fellow members' blogs. On the right side of this blog you will see them listed. This group of very talented women have agreed to donate their time and talents to a very worthy cause.
Donations are appreciated, they help defray the costs involved with our charitable giving.
Thank you everyone who has read my blog in the past. Please keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Castle For A Princess
Acrylic Book
Absolutely, without a doubt, one of my favorite books. I did spend a lot of time on detail, but it was worth it. The book began to take on its own life. I just added some glam. Each page is developed as an addition to the one before it. Remember, you can look through the acrylic and see other pages. The only page I completely covered was the last. I wanted the castle to have a color base. The roof scallops were done on my Cricut. Just cut out a lot of them and start adhering them individually. It is a little time consuming, but worth it. I then added lots of bling and you can see the rest.
Take your time and look at the way the pages were finished. This book and the whole kit for the entire project can be purchased on Want 2 Scrap. She will have the kit ready to purchase in the near future.
Thank you for checking in and taking time to read and look. Remember try something new today and happy scrappin'.