Saturday, October 31, 2009

Playing with paint and ink

Create your own custom accents with paint, ink and embossing folders

I started with my title piece from the My Mind's Eye page kit (I wasn't going to use the title "Big Attitude" for this layout but I still wanted to use the shape) and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Then I painted it with white paint and wiped away the excess. I did this twice, using my heat gun to dry the paint in between each application.

After the second coat was dry I rubbed the distress ink pad across the whole piece. It is a slow drying ink, so I used a paper towel to spread it around and even it out giving a two tone look. Then dried it with my heat gun.

After that I lightly dry brushed white paint across the top. Smoothed out only the edges with my paper towel. Then dried it with my heat gun. A more patient person might not need the heat gun.

 I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink to blend around the edges to make them darker. Then attached it to the page.

I created this layout for my November kit of the month using the new custom accent. More November page kit layout samples will be posted in the next day or two.As you can see, I kept playing with paint through the rest of the layout too. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon.

I hope you enjoyed this entry.
- LaDonna

Monday, October 26, 2009

Creating with Rub-ons

Creating with rub-ons can be a lot of fun. You can use them on so many things. It is simply transfering the image to another item. On this layout I used them on paper, buttons, and plastic.
Rub-ons can also used on things like: jars, metal tins, glass bottles, picture frames, ribbon, pictures, etc.
It is important  to remember that some companies make their rub-ons with a little bit of sticky substance on the back to hold it in place on your project, so be sure to cut the image you want away from the rest of them before transfering.

After I cut out the image I wanted, I removed the back lining, placed it on my plastic piece and used a wood stick to rub across the image.
 Notice in the photo below, everywhere I have already rubbed, is a lighter color. That is how I know the transfer is working.

After I transfered the house image to my plastic piece I flipped it over so the rub-on was on the back side of the plastic. Then I added some ribbon and attached it to my layout.

Next I added rub-ons to some buttons. On the first button I added a small heart. .

On the other 2 buttons for my layout I covered the whole button with a print and cut away the image that hung over the edge.

These tickets were Maya Road rub-ons. First I distressed kraft Cardstock with vintage photo distress ink, then transfered my rubons and cut out the tickets to make them stand out on my page.

The title is also rub-on letters.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Open Crop Time

Today we had some ladies come in to work on their own projects.

Our workshop is always open for customer use, just make sure no classes are scheduled at the time you want to come and crop.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Easy Christmas Cards

Today was the Christmas Card workshop where participants make 4 of each of the following cards. I was supposed to get photos of the class in actions. Wouldn't you know that I don't have my camera with me today. Thank goodness for the scanner to include photos of the cards.
We used red flocked paper, stamped Merry Christmas with Fired Brick Distress Ink and used a glitter pen on the star over the i.
This one has a flourish cut out with the Cricut from Bazzill Bling paper for some extra shimmer.
This gorgeous flocked paper from Creative Imaginations went fast, as soon as the class was over, we sold out of the rest of it.
This bottom photo got a little washed out in the scan, but you still get the main idea.
We used Christmas Red Stickles for the berries
Using paper that is already flocked, glittered, embossed, etc. saves some steps when you need to create quick cards.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ScrapPink 2009

We joined in ScrapPink with Scrapbooks Etc. to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We held our crop October 10, 2009. Here are some pictures from another camera.
Look at all the pink at this table. It looks great ladies.
I love the handmade decorations at this table. I think next year I will use some of these ideas for our window display. Very creative. We even had our very own Pink Scrap Princess hand out gifts to everyone. (Notice the pink wagon she pulled the items from.) After she was done with all the gifts, Lillian helped draw names for some of our hourly prizes. Then she helped at the raffle table. We had several wonderful donations from sponsors in Vincennes. You can see a list of all our sponsors here. She had a great time drawing tickets and passing out all the prizes.Thank you Blossom B. for helping at The Scrapbook Tree booth.
Thank you to the other vendors that set up that day:
Close To My Heart- Debra Van Patten
Stampin' Up- Phyllis Richardson
Creative Memories- Marcia Marion(with Robin G. shopping at her booth) A special thank you to Vicki H., Marcia M., Theresa N. and Rhonda L.
You ladies helped us make this a wonderful event.
Next year should be even more fun.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A few photos from ScrapPink 2009

Tomorrow I will be posting a lot more photos of our ScrapPink 2009 event. Here are just a few
I had on one camera. Tomorrow I will show some pictures from another camera.

Theresa N. helping at the welcome table.

Here is a view from the stage. I couldn't get everyone in the picture.

Melanie was working at the store today, but Heath ran it while she stopped by for a few visits.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Almost Time For ScrapPink

ScrapPink is almost here and Theresa N. is helping us get things ready. Just wait and see what the little pink wagon is for.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day 2009

Today is World Card Making Day.
Creating a handmade card brings a special kind of joy.
There’s joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.
Congratulations!!! Marquita H. Winner of the card makers prize drawing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vincennes Homecoming 2009

Lincoln Alices home coming parade, leading up to the game against Washington Hatchets.
Go Alices!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Mind's Eye - Spider's Web Kits

These layouts were created using the Spider's Web paper line from My Mind's Eye.

Created By: LaDonna M. (6x12)
Created BY: LaDonna M. (6x12)
Created By: GinaG. (12x12)
Created By: Karen W. (12x12)
Created By: Joan B. (12x12)
Created By: Barb W. (12x12)
Created By: Teri W. (12x12)

Created By: Ina T. (12x12)

Created By: Ina T. (12x12)

Created By: Angie S. (12x12)

Created By: Jill K. (12x24)

Created By: Martha R. (12x12)

Created By: Candy N. (12x24)