Wednesday, June 16, 2010

free-flowing, folded box flower, and forever love

Now that school is out, I'm looking forward to getting some more creative time. I've been keeping up with Lift a Fiskateer, and my DT projects for If It's Groovy, but haven't had time to just free-flow. Today was my time.

I took this photo of my great aunt and uncle singing at my grandma's 80th birthday last summer, and I've been wanting to do this LO since my great uncle passed away in January. It's like a "Where's Waldo" of layouts-there is a little bit of everything, lots to look at. The brown leafy stem sticker came from Basic Grey, and so did the doily looking paper. The music sheet paper is from Colorbok, and I used a new EK border punch along the side. I inked a doily and then pressed it onto the paper for a cool pattern.

The paper for the folded "box" flower came from Graphic 45 (this was one of those papers that it was difficult to part with--I REALLY like this pattern). I punched 4 circles, folded them in half, and layered over each other (like the top of a box). Then I repeated with the flowery side up, connected the 2, and layered on 2 buttons in the center. Maybe I'll try making my first tutorial to show you--wow!

At the top of the photo, I inked the flowers and then heated on a few layers of clear embossing powder until they almost "cracked". I then layered them with some felt flowers and leaves. I ran the "doily" paper through the Sizzix texture plate and gave it a checkerboard texture.

This is one of those times where I would LOVE a 12x12 printer. I want to scan this for myself before I put the original LO in a frame for my great aunt--a present to celebrate their "forever love".

Friday, June 11, 2010

photo booth, be funky, and my pops

School's out, let's scream and shout! It's been a busy few weeks and my blog has been feeling neglected. But now, I'm off for the summer and I can get back to being "crafty".

First, I have a photo booth challenge from
If It's Groovy. I didn't have any photo booth photos, so I re-created the idea with my 2 favorite girls--always willing to "ham it up" for the camera. This fun, loopy background paper is from Colorbok. And, I used my Fiskars Border Punch, Leave it to Weaver, to reproduce that "filmstrip" look.

I found a very fun site: Here, you can play with your photos and create funky effects. I used this site for a Lift a Fiskateer Challenge-WHY I scrapbook.

Lastly, I have a card I created for the If It's Groovy DT. Father's day is coming up soon, and I made a wordle for my Dad with all of his favorite things. I put a logo in the bottle cap, found a few pieces of clip art, and added the sandpaper for some more dimension. Go to the site...www. wordle. net. Click "create" at the top. Type in words. If you want a word to be bigger, type it in more than once. If you want to use a phrase, place a ~ between those words. Click "go", and your wordle is created for you. Now, you can click font, color, and layout to change things around. (*Helpful hint: Make sure you highlight and copy your words before you click "go". It doesn't save it if you want to go back and edit or add words). This would be a fun idea for a new graduate too.