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.

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".