Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrap Fest and Imaginisce Bon Voyage

So I had a TON of fun at Scrap Fest... but I'll be honest, there was work to be done too!
And you wouldn't think sitting in a chair all day would be hard... but when you make over 1000 make and takes (OK, not alone, I will admit) over 3 days, you start to get sick of the sound of your own voice! :)
We told EVERY person that did a make and take all the attributes of the Epiphany tools and all the shapes of the Epoxy Shape makers and Button Studio tools! EVERY ONE!

I must love these tools! Hee!

And I have the best bosses! It's been great at these shows! Not a bad gig!

ANYWAY, I got to meet some great people-and got to visit with some that I already knew-and got to hang out with some too!

Here is Emily Pitts! I lurk her blog all the time! Poor thing couldn't get away from me! All joking aside, she is so very nice! Just imagine, she is as nice as she is creative! (Uber!)
Thanks for putting up with me Emily!
These girls crack me up! The Scrap Fest crew for Imaginsce!

Hard to get away from Sponge Bob at the Nick park! :)
She couldn't resist! :)
It is REALLY hard not to look at this picture and snort! I mean really! My breasts @ zero gravity (and that EXPRESSION!) and Brian "playing dead"-and Michelle Hill's joyous expression! How do ya not smile at this! Too funny!
And how do ya resist the big corny scrapbook page prop? Ya don't, apparently!
So there is my weekend recap!

And right after the weekend, Imaginsce launched it's new release "Bon Voyage"! I will say this is one of my ALL TIME favorites of Imaginisce! Great line of paper and embellishment! And Stamps!
Speaking of stamps... for this layout I stamped the cloud (several times) and the airplane with embossing medium and then used clear embossing powder.... heated, let dry and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Denim Blue spray mist. Then I thought the plane should be highlighted more, so I colored him in with my Marvy pens! That's it! easy Peasy!

I did this technique some time back that appeared in a layout in the July Scrapbook Trends... It is a favorite technique of mine with Kraft paper, as it is a more subtle look.
This time I did a 8 1/2 x 11 horizontal. Not my usual, but I work best for both the picture, and the paper. Love this paper! It started out with the embossed items on the patterned paper, and it was VERY easy to add embellishment from this line to the layout!
Lots of great die cuts and layered stickers.
There ya have it! Be sure to check out the Imaginsce Blog for LOTS of inspiration AND a chance to win some of the great line for yourself!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bella Blvd. creations...

Used some Bella to make a store layout and used up some other Bella I had left from a "Make a Dent Monday" (a segment I plan on bringing back!!)
This one I sewed... I think sewing needs to be a mandatory on every LO! Whether by hand or with the sewing machine, I love the look!
Aren't I clever with this title! :) Hee!

Though I have scrapped this picture before, it was itty bitty... so I rescrapped it big!
Here are some details...
So there ya go!
And congrats to all that made the DT! May I shout out to my friend Megan Klauer for making this, and being asked to the Jenni B. team, AND making the Basic Grey team! She rocks! Megan has a style that is easily recognized as hers (while I scrapbook like a schizophrenic! LOL!) and I have no doubt in my mind why she is so in demand! I haven't met a girl more deserving of her current success! Megan, remember I knew you "when"! LOL!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Club" at Scrapaganza (Kaiser)

OK, I'll admit it. I wasn't all excited about using this product. It just didn't seem "me". I am ALL about bright color lately! And this ain't bright! But I ended up having fun!

So there!

Here is my "required" 2-pager. (click for larger)
The pictures are things I took pictures of (details) @ an antique expo. Obviously I wasn't done with my Chicago pictures. This is one I didn't have on my Amy Tan LO! Just took these pic's on my phone last weekend...
This is one I am still deciding it if is "done" or if it needs something in the space above the pictures. My thought was banner, but I am just not sure...
And this one.... I am not sure I like. Hmmmm....
That's it! Me using paper I wasn't in love with-but like better now! :)
Thanks for stoppin!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Scrapbook Trends love!

I don't usually do this... I missed the FIRST time this happened in July-but darn it, it doesn't get old to me! I still love being published! I consider it an honor each time!

So thanks for lettin' me toot my own horn for a sec-I was in Scrapbook Trends twice again this month! THANK YOU Scrapbook Trends! You have been very good to me!

(Here's the cover. That's not me.)
In the "Home" section:

In the "School" section:Both are product from The Story Matters Kits... ahhhhh how I miss TSM! :)
Thanks for stoppin'!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Imaginsce-focus on Sticker Stackers!

Dimensional stickers... Gotta love 'em!

I got my Sticker Stackers out to make a card. Yes. A card.
I don't make cards all that often. I should. They don't take as long as a layout. Usually.

But when I make cards, I don't care what size they are. I figure I can throw them in the gift bag and call it good!
I used two stacked stickers placed together...
And punched a 1/2 circle out with a punch, and added my "peeking" deer in that space.
(since the deer stamped doesn't face this way, I cheated and put the image that comes with the stamp in there!)
That would be a great space for a stamped name, or sentiment too!

I guess it is time to start thinking about making (buying. cough.) Christmas cards!

So go check out what the other girls did with there Sticker Stackers! FUN!