Friday, April 20, 2012

Great article about Hobby Lobby

Yes, I know they're technically "competition" but I thought some of you scrappers out there might like the read.

Ok, I should back in action some time next week. It's been crazy at home and being a one-man-band is not fun.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Real Live strikes again!

Yeah, I know it's been a while. I will be back soon with the rest of the smash book pages. And photos of what's been going on in real life. You'll like! I promise :-)



Monday, April 2, 2012

Smash Book part 19

This first one may look familiar and that's because there is a similar page, but not with the dictionary paper. I definitely like it much better with dictionary pages. Inked with distress stains, heat dry, and gesso. Sprayed a yellow tinted glimmer mist (very lightly):

More dictionary pages with my tropical colors: pink, yellow, orange and lime (all distress ink colors). I also did it the "old fashioned" way: ink my craft mat and spritz with my mini-mister. Finally, inked the edge of my page for a cool distress look. Your project isn't complete unless you have an inked edge:

Just a page with a bunch of flowers and inked edge. However, stay tuned for another flower surprise (tomorrow) inspired by a man's shirt (of all things!):

First I sprayed the center with brown tinted glimmer mist, then an orange, red, green. Next I took a can of vienna sausage and pressed into my ink pad and then pressed all over my page:

Come back tomorrow for some  more fun! :-)



Sunday, April 1, 2012

Smash Book part 18

With this first page I attempted some clear UTEE with stamping. The base is acrylic paint. Sorry about the glare but it took me so many attempts with the camera to get a shot that wasn't completely blinded by the flash and it would not come out without a flash. Sigh!:

You might recall a couple of days ago that a table top at my favorite Mexican Restaurant inspired a similar page. Well, Steak n' Shake inspired this one:

With this page I colored with distress stains, crumpled up the paper, unfolded, then rubbed distress ink over the raised parts, spritz with my mini-mister, and iron to flatten and dry:

With this final page for today, I rubbed distress stain on my craft mat, took my paper and did a sloppy accordian fold, and let the paper soak up the ink. Next, I used a craft iron to flatten and dry, sprayed with a brown colored glimmer mist color, heat gun dry:

We're getting there! Just a few more days of photos and techniques!