Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fun Boy Layout with Patty

Hi everyone! 
It's Patty again with a fun boy's layout. 

For all this boyish fun,  the Suave collection by Authentique and
 the That's My Boy collection by Echo Park were used.

 The procedure here involved painting gesso onto the paper. Next, I used a mask and applied modeling paste.  The paper strips were cut into wave shapes, crinkled and inked before adhering them to the page.

Behind the photo you can see part of a Maya Road mini album page which was painted, stamped and inked. It was also popped up.  

For this cute chalkboard label, I used Word Software, created a textbox, then filled it in with black and typed in a vintage typewriter font in white.

The buttons were painted white, then sanded. The chipboard shapes were painted. An old prescription bottle and gesso were used to create the circles in the background.

Thanks for taking a peek! 
Be sure to swing by my favorite happy scrappy place, 
The Crafty Scrapper, in Waxahachie, Texas, where you can
 see this layout in person and create a 
similar layout for your own precious boy photos!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Design Team Challenge With Tina

Hello, it's Tina here, to bring you my challenge project using
all the wonderful products from The Crafty Scrapper.

My everyday choice of papercrafting is cardmaking, but not today! 
My project is a three-dimensional birdhouse that I made from scratch, using chipboard.  Wow.  I am not sure where the idea came from for a birdhouse.  I think it might have been all the half moon shaped chipboard pieces that we were required to use.  Laying them out on top of each other, made me think of a roof, and I went with it!  I got a pattern for the front shape from the internet and enlarged it.  I repeated the size for the back.  The roof line was the width of the scallop half moon shaped pieces we were required to use in the challenge.  I used more of the half moon shaped pieces on the sides, this time cutting them to resemble shingles.  I sponged some gray Distress Ink on them and used an embossing folder to add a wavy pattern.  Each panel was covered with scrapbook paper before adhering together.  I also added a base to make it sturdier. 

  Our challenge was to use every item in the bag.  There were tickets, a pearl chain, chipboard pieces like hearts, birds, and words, rhinestone shapes like a butterfly and a tree, a paper doily, tiny wooden spools, and buttons, an acrylic square, and ribbon.  All of these items I either added to the base or to the wire that I added to the roofline of the birdhouse.

I used wooden bamboo sticks and the pearl chain to create a fence on two of the sides, and the sign that says "home tweet home" out of tickets.  The base elements were the ones that got adhered with some hot glue, but to cover the glue up, I added Flower Soft at the base of each stick.  I also love the rhinestone tree in the small spool to look like a planter. The wire gave me a great place to add the rest of  the challenge elements, like the doily, the birds, the simply real words, and the ribbon.  All of the chipboard shapes and the paper doily were inked with distress inks for some color. There was one last element and that was that acrylic square.  That one piece was a challenge!  I made it a window on the back of the house.  I added a small window box filled with Flower Soft!  Perfect!
You can see my birdhouse in person when you stop in at the store!
And check out my blog today, for more details and photos.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Sonia

Hi everyone, are you enjoying this amazing spring weather we are having?
I really hope you are getting a chance to go outside
 and take advantage of it!!

Today we have Miss Ruin, otherwise known as Sonia, on the blog with her Design Team Challenge. 

Sonia has made a fabulous piece of canvas art, so without further ado,, here you go,,,

Be sure to check this out when you are in the store- as well as all the other creations from our wonderful Design Team.

Tomorrow on the blog we have Miss Tina and her amazing piece of art- so be sure to stop back by. 

The Birthday Bash is this Saturday!!
Are you going??
I am sorry to say that we are 
of tickets for the Make N Take Madness,


We will still have lots going on!!
Great sales,,, scratch off tickets,,,lots of fun,,,
So come on by and say Hi!

Anita S.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Shelley

Shelley here, with a Sweet Treat, just in time for Valentine's Day!   This is my entry for the Design Team Challenge!

I've made a few Valentine's Day Magnets, and decorated a jar to put a few treats in!

For the jar, I took a doilly and sprayed it with Shimmering Mist.  After it dried, I covered the inside metal lid, and put the ring around it.  These fabulous cupcakes were made with the "Delightful Cupcakes" Die-Namites Die and some thin metal.  They look good enough to eat!

Here are the magnet-valentines I made!

I started with chipboard pieces.  On the scalloped piece, I used Inka Gold in "Lava Red".  This provided a nice base to start with!  For the top chipboard piece, I used a piece of Cotswald Manor paper.  The "Heart Bouquet" is another awesome die from Die-Namites!  To give the little chipboard bird a little bit of texture, I used the Viva Magic Transparent Pearl Pen.  I glued a piece of magnet on the back of the piece.  So, instead of giving a little Valentine's Day card, I will give my Valentines a little magnet that will have them thinking of me just a little bit longer!

On this magnet, I used the "Delightful Cupcakes" diecut again!  I cut it in two different colors of metal, allowing me to have the cut-out parts in a different color, and then I glued them on!

I hope you enjoyed my project!  Please stop back in regularly to see what wonderful things The Crafty Scrapper has to share!!


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Patty

Hi Everyone! It's Patty again with my entry for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team challenge.

  This little mini album is a work of heart that I have wanted to create for quite some time, now.

The subject of the little album is the place in the country owned by my grandparents when I was a child. It was officially named "Echo Hills", but we just called it "The Farm". Although many homes and a school have sprouted up on the same land in the last forty years, I remember it as if it was yesterday. Now, I have a treasured little album to pass along to my children, so they will also have a chance to experience this little bit of Heaven on Earth. After all, what better reason for scrapbooking, than to pass our memories along to future generations?

I have always enjoyed interactive scrapbooking and this little envelope seemed perfect to list the variety of crops that Dandad grew in his garden.

These two photos are of my parents holding me, at less than a month old, then at about six months. They were both taken at the farm.
My grandfather was Sheriff of Tarrant County and later, the United States Marshal for The Northern District of Texas. Every year, there was a law enforcement picnic held at the farm and everyone would have a grand time, but I think that I enjoyed them the most!

There was  a lake, where we not only fished, but would throw sticks into the water for the dogs to retrieve during warm months.  There were several ponds at the farm, and I remember my grandmother and me catching fish there. It is one of my fondest memories of her. In the page on the right, is a photo of my horse, Diamond, and me. I was sixteen.

Be sure to stop by my blog to see more photos of this little album. I hope you will leave a comment there. Better yet, stop by The Crafty Scrapper and see it on display.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Ginger

Good morning everyone!!

Today we have Ginger and her wonderful
project to show off. We have the most talented ladies
on our Design Team- I am so happy to be able 
to work with all of them!!

Here is what Ginger has to say about her project;
 Yes, when I was given all the items that we had to use it really took my breath away.  I could not imagine what I could come with and I thought for several days.  Finally...I thought...why not make a birdhouse.  You see, I collect birds and birdhouses and this just might work.

I first painted the birdhouse with white Gesso.  I had in my stash this cute paper which looks like old wood that had been painted.  I painted these cute little birds blue and used a fine tip marker to outline around each one.  I found pretty little blue stones to make their eyes.  I was given a clear square and added behind it Home Sweet Home on a white piece of cardstock and added light pink around the edges.  I went outside and got a little twig and moss so the little bird would have something to sit on.  I added a half circle of cardstock, flowers, buttons, butterfly, stick pins, and tickets to complete the look. 

I took the chipboard pieces and painted them a lime green and then added streaks of brown.  Once they dried I used Rock Candy Crackle paint.  Then added the pink and brown ribbon with another little bird.  I painted the word create and used a fine tip marker to outline around it.   Then added all the other little goodies like the heart, button, and flowers.  I was given the string of pearls so I decided to add that piece to the top which gives me a way to hang the birdhouse up!

 On the back I cut the doily and glued it on, added the half circle chipboard pieces, and then the little bird, flowers, and the cute little tree.

On this I added the chipboards, ribbons, buttons, ticket, heart, flower, and the word art.  

This challenge was a pleasure to complete.  It started off slow but I rather like the outcome!

Thank you for taking a peek!
Please visit The Crafty Scrapper

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, April 05, 2014

March Blog Challenge Winner

Hi everyone!

Today we have the winner of our March Blog Challenge

Using to select our winner,,,

That makes our winner BARB CRAFT!!

Here is a look at Barb's Layout 

Barb please contact Gena at 
Gena at thecraftyscrapper dot com
to claim your prize!

Thanks everyone for playing along with our March Challenge.

Remember you have until the end of the month to join in our
April Challenge using BLACK!

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Design Team Challenge with Gena

Hi everyone, are you enjoying your weekend?
It is perfect weather to stay inside and craft!!

Today we have another project in our Design Team Challenge
and today we are featuring Gena

Here is a look at her fabulous canvas,,
Gena used the Maya Road chippies to make a flower on her canvas.

Here is a look at all the dimension on her project- layers and layers of fun!

Gena used the pearl chain, the Basic Grey rhinestone sticker 
and the gemstone to make the center of the flower.

Ribbon, Maya Road mini tickets, burlap trim, and a clay heart finish off the project.

Be sure to stop by the store to take a look at Gena's fabulous canvas and pick
up some supplies to make something wonderful of your own!

Only one week left until the Birthday Bash!
Be sure to get your ticket for this fun event- it is such a 
great time every year,,, you don't want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Stop back by tomorrow to see another one of our designers
and her Design Team Challenge project!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Design Team Challenge with Anita Houston

Good afternoon! 

We have another project from a member of our fabulous Design Team
and today we are featuring The Artful Maven Anita Houston!!

Here is a look at her beautiful canvas,,

Love the vintage music behind the glass that is tucked under the title!

Great use of the mini tickets from Maya Road to make the sunshine!!

Here we see the wood buttons with a little bit of bling used a flower centers.
Cute, cute, cute!!

Tomorrow we have another amazing Canvas from Gena so be sure
to stop back and check it out!

Don't forget our Birthday Bash on April 12th!

And be sure to enter our blog challenge this month for a chance to win 
an amazing prize pack full of American Crafts products! 
Check out the details here.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Design Team Challenge - Amy Lanford

Good afternoon everyone!

Today for our Designer Showcase we have 
Amy Lanford in our line up!

Here is a look at her amazing canvas she made
for our Design Team Challenge

How wonderful are these colors and textures??

The toughest part of the challenge for everyone was the chipboard
circles that were included in the kit- but everyone did a GREAT job working them into their project!!

Amy layered lots of colors on her background- this piece is so amazing, be sure to check it out when you are in the store next time!

How cool is this? Amy added some of her chipboard pieces on both sides of her canvas!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a peek at Anita Houston's project!

And remember to pick up your tickets for the Birthday Bash if you haven't done so yet!

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Hop on over and give us a like to keep up with all the latest news!!


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Design Team Challenge- Anita S

Howdy everyone,, are you ready for the Birthday Bash? 
Have your bought your ticket yet?
There are still a few left- so hurry!

We are having a Design Team Challenge here at The Crafty Scrapper - everyone was given the same bag of supplies and had to create a project with it. I am so amazed at how talented these ladies are and the beautiful projects they turned it!! We will be featuring one of the DT members and their projects everyday from now until the Birthday Bash on April 12th. So be sure to come back and see them all!!

Here is a look at my project,,
I started with a piece I have had laying around the studio for some time- a fake decorative book.
All the pieces of chipboard that you see surrounding the flower were included in the challenge kit. I knew right away that I wanted to make a flower out of them. I simply bent them in shape, painted white, then sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearls and Dylusions sprays. I used hot glue to hold everything in place. 
Of course the chipboard pieces are from May Road, as are the buttons, pearl chain, ribbons and tickets.
My center flower I picked up at the craft supply. I added the dragonfly, and pearls from the kit as well.
I added in some flowers and a paper doily from my stash.
I sprayed the chipboard with Dylusions and added accents with my white pen.
I love how the title came out- I added a glass slide under one of the words for some dimension.
I have had these flowers hanging around the studio since I bought them at convention I don't know how many years ago! I thought they were perfect for this project!
I painted each flower with Sparkle Modge Podge- who doesn't love that stuff! 
The gold tulle is from my stash as well. 
Be sure to stop by The Crafty Scrapper Blog everyday leading up to our
big Birthday Bash on April 12th- We will be featuring a project from one of our designers every day!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great week!!