Saturday, March 26, 2011

Well this week has been pretty crazy. I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things after my trip to Atlanta but I think I have too much on my plate and it feels  like an never ending cycle!  I was able to squeeze in some crafty goodness though. And even got to try out my new Ranger Craft Scrubbie.

My "caked-on, baked-on" painted hands
 Cracking open the Craft Scrubbie
Craft Scrubbie did not let me down!

 Even though the class is now done. I'm still working on my She-Art girls from Christy Tomlinson's class. She'll be offering it again as a download in April and I think it is definitely worth it for anyone wanting to dauble in multi-media art. She gives plenty of videos with great instructions. I'm going to take her next class She Has 3 Hearts Art Journaling  too.
Here is one of my girls from week one.

Speaking of Art-Journaling. I also did this for my cover of my art-journal that I plan on doing.  I used Claudine Helmuth's canvas to cover a sketch book. I then painted it with water colour crayons.  I added some quote rub-ons from Rhonna Farrer (these are ancient!)  And stamps from Pink Paislee-House of 3, Parisan Anthology (I so love this line)

I'm also working like a mad woman trying to get projects I owe to stores done. Here is sneak peak at a mini-album I am doing for Pointers Scrapbooking and will be teaching in April.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love Ya Ranger!

So being away for the week in Atlanta, I came home today, to this lovely package! It is my prize pack from Ranger for leaving a comment on their blog. I encourage everyone to go and leave them some never know when you'll get something in return.
I'm most looking forward to trying out the new Tim Holtz stains and the craft scrubbie, but all of this stuff is truly yummy! I'll post some results from me playing around with my new stash!

Right now Ranger is also taking applications for Ranger U. Go check out their site for details, but you have until Monday to apply! Keeping my fingers crossed that I get in!

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm getting on a jet plane...

Leaving for the lovely city of Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow. I've never been, but will be attending a conference there for work. Of course, half my luggage is scrappy creative stuff, but I think that is partially how I am going to keep my sanity at the hotel. Will try and post if I can during the week, and if not I'll post on Friday with my adventures.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

She Art Canvas

I've always loved the look of multimedia art and wanted to do some art journaling. I've only dabbled in it a bit and was kind of scared to try it out, but really wanted to get inky-painty-like.  When Christy Tomlinson from Scarlett Lime said she was doing an e-course called She Art, I was very interested. Sign up is now closed but she is doing it again as a download starting April 11. It is so worth the money! In the first week alone I learned so much from her.  Here is this weeks She Art I created.  It's my first and I see a few of her flaws but I will just embrace it!
She Art Week 1

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Design Team Stuff for Crop Chocolate

March's Design Team theme is travel on Crop Chocolate. Go check out all the fabulous work from all the Chocolatiers. So I can finally showcase my projects this month.

First up is a box I made DS for carrying his toys in when we go on car trips. I used an old Maya Road tin and altered it with Echo Park's Little Boy collection. I measured a 1" stripe of the candy stripe paper for the outside and adhered it with glossy accents.  The inner blue dot was decorated with stickers from the kit then cut to 5.25" x 4.25". I then used Glossy accents on the inside ridge of the box to adhere the paper. Easy!

Here is my layout using the Making Memories Passport kit.  I used the packaging to mat the photo and then cut the script paper to mat the previous. I fussy cut the flowers to make a photo anchor.  The blue stripe was cut to make a ribbon banner and "road trip" was cut from the blue also using the Slice Travel card.  I also used My Little Shoebox letters in the title.  I finally outlined the centre with a black pen.  All embellsihments are also part of the Passport kit - I love those canvas tags!

Speaking of tags - I made a luggage tag with the kit also.  I'm going to write my info and laminate this baby. I'm hoping that it doesn't get too abused the hands of the luggage handlers!