Friday, February 28, 2014

Rock Your Heart Out with Sonia

Are you prepared for a dose of adorable?  Sonia Doneghue here from Ms. Ruin's Playthings with my first project for 2014.  Baby photos are so much fun to work with and our family was recently blessed with a baby girl...just in time to play with the new Bo Bunny line, Baby Bump!  Keep in mind that you can find all of the products used in this project at The Crafty Scrapper and if you have any questions, leave me a comment or call up the store at 972-923-3151 and a friendly crafty person will assist you.

A little bit about the cover --there's a lot of Maya Road going on here, I can't help myself to their embellishments and chipboard albums!  But what I really want to point out is the doily paper with the banner and black bird.  All of those elements are actually one single piece of scrapbook paper.  I simply cut a slit behind the bird and banner so that I could slide the picture between the banners/bird and the doily.  This gives the effect of multiple layers.  You will see that I make good use of a lot of the paper in my project.


The fun thing about these chipboard albums is that you have the freedom to add cards, pockets, etc., that will be held in place by the rings.  I didn't add anything to this book, however, I did take one of the pieces of chipboard and cut it in half.  I then put pictures on both sides and was able to add a little flair to the flow of the book.  In the photo above you see the picture of my napping nephew and niece with embellishments below.  

But when you turn that one piece of chipboard over, you have another photo of the two that continues the the theme of brotherly/sisterly love.  A little special touch if I do say so myself.

I mentioned earlier that I make good use of my paper.  Here is a perfect and adorable example of that.  This frame, as well as all other paper embellishments, are part of the Bo Bunny Baby Bump line available now at The Crafty Scrapper.  I simply cut out the center  of the frame and adhered a photo behind it.  Then I added twine and hardware to make it appear as if it was hanging from a wall.  I think the Prima flowers escalated the character that this page was already emanating.  Don't you?

I hope you enjoyed my first project for 2014.  Again, if you have any questions about the project or would like to take a more in depth look at this book, hop on over to my blog for extended details.  And don't forget that you can stop by the store and view the book as you pick up your Baby Bump paper and all of the sweet embellishments used to make this mini book.

Peace, love, and Oh baby!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vintage Fun with Melissa

Hi everyone, it's Melissa here today
to share a project with you!
I HAD A BLAST with these papers and was amazed at how 
many of my EXISTING supplies complimented the Authentique line. 

 I was a bit on the fence as to whether or not to pick up the vintage frame die (leaves are a no brainer, they go on EVERYTHING) --- however with the finished project, the picture I used was a bit bigger than the frame - no worries -- I just cut the frame to stick out the sides of the picture as if I was being quirky and meant to have the frame BEHIND the picture !!

 I tried and tried and tried to capture the details on this FAB flower -- it turned out SOOO much better than I imagined.   I love Maya Road's Iridescent Pearl spray - it is just the right amount of glimmer to anything.. fabric, paper, you name it!  Then I traced along the edges of Maya's burlap rose with Icicle Stickles ... it seriously transformed the flower  -- grab a look see at the store.   

 For the Tim Holtz Leaf die, I used teh fun flower paper, traced the edges with a paint pin and spritzed it with the Iridescent Pearl spray. For the frame, I just used the Authentique solid pink paper, stamped with a handwriting stamp, then rubbed the distress ink around the edges for depth. 

As many of the Waxahachie area people know, our dear friend Shawna Mathis' daughter Avery was in an accident just before Christmas and was in ICU for over a week with severe burns.   She was on my heart so much when I was playing with the Authentique line that my initial project was geared toward her.   I just had to give it to her early so it will not be on display at the store.    I used several of the techniques above but wanted to highlight a few differences

The frame is cereal chipboard with Authentique paper and hand writing stamp.  
The flowers are a crepe paper material and available at the store - adding the infamous Iridescent Spray added SO much!
Try cutting out the individual words of a quote and tracing the paper in one color and outlining the square after they have been adhered...  

Thanks for looking and let me know if you try anything outside your comfort zone.... I am glad I did. 
Have fun

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Timeless Beauty Layout by Gena

Hello friends! It's Gena here with a layout to share with you. I believe this is going to be one of my  favorite layouts I have created. I LOVE the subject matter, my sweet granddaughter, Autumn, but it is really just the sweet simplicity of it all that makes me smile.
I used the Authentique Classique: Elegant paper collection. I used pearl bling and the beautiful mini sparkle and shine resin flowers by Maya Road. I am also in love with my punch borders!
The simple Antique pearl center flower by Maya Road was just the right touch on top of the lace paper doily.
For the title I used my Maya Road letters, painted them black and added glossy accents.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon at the Crafty Scrapper!! Gena

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Garage Sale Recap

Hi everyone! It's Gena and I just wanted to send a big THANK you to all the vendors and everyone who came out and participated in The Crafty Scrapper garage sale! The line started forming about 4:15 and everyone was READY to SHOP!!
Here are a few pictures of some of the items that were for sale... stamps, tools, albums, paper. embellishments, altered items and SO much more.
If you missed this time... don't worry! Just be watching for the next one! Have a great day! Hope to see you soon at The Crafty Scrapper!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Simply Us Mini Album with Amy

Hi blogging friends! It's  Amy here today with a mini book to share!

 When I received this paper in one of my design team kits, though the colors were bright, the collection screamed vintage project for me. This sent me rooting around for the small collection of photos I have from my childhood.
Tea cups have been collected in my family for many generations. That particular fetish missed me, but I can't see a teapot or teacup without remembering those who came before me who treasured them. When I knew I was going vintage photos with this project the Maya Road Tea Pot mini album was a sock and shoe kind of decision.

Lots of Maya Road goodness happening here. I sprayed the letters with Maya Mist and then covered them in Stickles and Crackle accents. The paper collection I used on the entire project is Authentique's Flourish collection.

The larger leaves on the flowers were made with the cutouts of the tea pot handle when I originally covered the pots. Save your scraps, it's interesting the number of times I find a use for them in a project!

I used my Vagabond to cut out the flower shapes here out of the scraps I had once I had covered the tea pots. The button was one from my great grandmother's collection which seemed fitting with this particular project.

A picture with all four generations of women is priceless, I used the arrow to direct the eye to flip the page over....

And here is the backside! I used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and a stencil here for the clock in the background. The envelope is also made of the Authentique paper.
This project is on display as well as all the supplies you need! 
Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Starburst Card with Tina

Hello, it's Tina here today to share with you another card creation using wonderful products from The Crafty Scrapper! 

I was so excited to see such pretty papers in my design team kit this month.  I decided I needed to find the perfect design to really show them off.  This easy to make starburst design does the trick! 
I also got to use some favorite dies from My Favorite Things.  In my style of card making, I almost always add a sentiment to the front of the card.  I liked the "hello friend" sentiment because that way this card could be for multiple occasions.  I love how it came out.  I hope you do too!

All the supplies can be found or ordered at The Crafty Scrapper!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Determination Layout with Patty

Hi everyone! It's Patty here today, sharing a layout that I recently created for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team!

Papers and stickers used here were the Journey Collection by Authentique, Dylusions stencil, Maya Road Embellishments, Ranger Crackle Accents and Stampers Anonymous.

This layout was fun and easy to make!

Some of the techniques used here are paper tearing, inking, layering and fanning the papers, stamping, masking and  painting.

The inspirational journaling here is done in calligraphy.

Thanks for taking a peek at this layout.
 I appreciate your comments! 
I hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Golfing Layout with Ginger

Hello!  It is Ginger here today!

I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  This sweet photo is my oldest grandson Logan.  He is now 13 and he was around 3 when this photo was taken.  He is so cute wearing a golf shirt, hat, and carrying a golf club.  I love, love these papers by Authentique Suave Collection.
  These papers looked old and it goes with the photo.  I distressed around the second paper and curled up the corners.  The second paper I cut it out and glued to the the pretty blue paper.  I used by Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch and her circle cutter.  I inked around the circle with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  
I was given the little bird cage, key, and the scallop piece which is from Maya Roads.  I painted each one blue and added Glossy Accents to the key and bird cage.  I added these pretty flowers which I added a center to each one.  I then rolled up strips of paper and glued them down.  I was also given this cute little brown bow tie!!
 On this corner I added a pretty flower and  a pretty center.  I then rolled up more strips of paper and glued them down.  I was given this pretty black flower, bow tie, and by Maya Roads this pretty chipboard button which I painted, added glossy accents, and then thread.
Here you can see the little wire tree which I added another bow tie and more of the rolled up strips of paper.  I was also given this cute banner by Maya Roads which I painted and added glossy accents.  I found these letters and then used a fine tip black marker to go around each one.  

Thank you for looking and please visit 
The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Good morning everyone!
Shelley, here, with a layout using Simple Stories!

 For this layout, I started out layering pieces from the Simple Stories "Homespun" collection.  This was such a pretty and fun collection with lots of color!

I used several chipboard pieces from Maya Road, and painted them with Tim Holtz's Distress Paint!   They came out fabby!

A few sentiments on this cool chalkboard label really set the picture off!

This little tree paper clip was the most fun!


I loved the overall effect of these fun items with my "fun" daughter's pic!  lol

Stop back by The Crafty Scrapper Blog often for inspiration and entertainment!
Better yet, come in to see us!!!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

3-D Party Box from Amy

Good morning,, it's Amy here today to share a fun 3-D project with you!
This project celebrates my daughter's birth-day! I am so blessed to have given birth to such a beautiful, mischievous, smart, and funny creature!  I can't possibly tell her often enough how much she makes me smile and how proud I am of her. She turned 12 in December and I still can't believe how quickly the years are flying by. I know I am going to blink and she'll be going away to college and projects like this - where I dig out the collection of growing up pictures - gave me the moment I needed to slow down and remember all the ways I love her so.
I had a lot of fun with this Authentique Wishes Collection paper. I knew I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and when I saw Maya Roads banner album hanging on the shelf at The Crafty Scrapper all I saw was a party hat! And of course my "how can I make it 3D" brain then kicked in shortly after. The result? See for yourself!

I cut blank chipboard the width of the banner pieces and adhered together with masking tape with a small gap between the pieces to allow it to bend. I did this twice, gluing together the two squares once covered and inked to create the "box". I chose to only layer up one of the four out facing sides to make it clear where the front was when you untied the top to take a peek inside....

This is the center of the open box - and of course my favorite picture of my all grown up girl! I cut out one of the sayings on the Wishes paper and adhered to chipboard for a raised effect. I also trimmed it in Maya Road zipper trim. Featured on this page is Prima pearls and flowers, Paper Blooms from Kaisercraft, and Tim Holtz metal.

I covered a Maya Road paper doily in Tim Holtz Distress Glitter (Broken China Blue), and layered up more of the stickers from the Wishes collection.

Maya Road numbers and Prima pearls take center stage here with the birth date. It was a Happy Day!

More Tim Holtz metal and Paper Blooms by Kaisercraft along with a Maya Road mini ruler.

This project is on display at The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy Scrappin'! :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

February Challenge with Anita - Fly Away

Happy Valentine Day!

Good morning everyone. 
Time to introduce our February Challenge and this month the theme is 


You can create any project using any masks or stencils
and we would love to see it!

Here is my project to get us started
For this layout I have used new Authentique Papers Elegant.
Who loves the Quatrefoil pattern besides me?? I am hoping it is this years hexagon :o)

To create my mask, I used my Cameo and cut this pattern from scratch paper. 
I used Wendi Vecchi's Embossing Paste, which I colored with Gelatos® to stencil the pattern on.
 These fabulous wings are from Maya Road, and I have used several 
embossing powders and glitters on them.  
I used Dylusions Lemon Peel  for the heart, Maya Road alphas and rhinestone button.

Brads and bling from October Afternoon, Queen and Co, Teresa Collins and others. 

I don't buy  lot of stamps, but I think I have every one of Wendi Vecchi's- 
her sayings are amazing!

So, create any project with masks or stencils, 
layout, card, canvas, off the page- whatever strikes your fancy
and link up below by February 28th.

One winner will receive 2 new masks from Ranger!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Anita Houston's Fabulous Classes!!

Hello there Crafty Scrapper lovers! Anita Houston, of the Artful Maven Haven here to share the details from my classes last Saturday.
My first class was a Valentine Class where we made two Valentine Tags.

It was so clean and quiet during set up, so I snapped a few pictures. You don't have to bring anything to any of my classes. I try to provide everything, so all you have to do is sit, relax, and create!
Then 23 crafty people came in and started creating. Seven ladies were even new to the store and new to classes....I LOVE that! It makes me feel so honored!
It always makes me happy when people exchange phone numbers and become new friends! That is what this is all about!

Nicole finished both of her tags, and sent me photos of them. They came out exceptional!!!

The Sunday afternoon class was much smaller, but we had an AMAZING time! A few of the ladies were a little scared of using Alcohol Ink, which I think kept some people away, but 30 minutes into class, they were pros. They even taught me a thing or two. I seriously think that this Alcohol Inked Wood Panel Class was my most favorite class to ever teach!

Thank you Carolyn for having me, housing me, and feeding me! Thank you ladies for being such wonderful students! Some of you travel so far to come, and that means more to me than you can imagine! I cherish all of you! 
By the way, if you don't know this, Carolyn gives you a discount on all the items you buy the day you attend a class! SWEET! And, if she doesn't have something you want, she can order it for you, so please always keep that in mind. 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!
 Get inky soon! 
Anita Houston