Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wonderfall Time of the Year!

I fell in love with the scrapbook page on page 33 of the Holiday Catalog as soon as I got the catalog in the mail. I knew then, that I would use it for my scrapbook club. Then, at convention, they showed us  how to do a neat technique with leaves, so I just had to put it all together. The leaves use the new set, Wonderfall, and the Bigz Die, Autumn Accents, also on page 33 of the Holiday Catalog. I couldn't wait to get them all, along with the new Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder...I just ordered the whole page! I just couldn't help myself! It really is my favorite time of the year!
Before I show you the page, I want to show you how to make the leaves.
First, cut the leaf out of Very Vanilla card stock with the Autumn Accents die, then ink the stamp and lay the cut piece over the back of the stamp. I used my bone folder to make sure that it was inked all the way around. It's really much easier to line up the image with the stamp then trying to stamp it first, then do the cutting. The new ink pads give it such vibrant color too.
Then shade all the edges with a darker ink. I used the More Mustard to stamp the leaves, then the Cajun Craze to shade it with.
Then crumple the leaves all up. You should have heard the gasp that went through the crowd when she did this on stage at convention! Go ahead, you can do it!
Then, gently unfold it and lay the darker ink pad over the top of the leaf to bring out the veins that were made from crumpling it.

Isn't that just the neatest leaf?? I love this technique! It gives the leaves such great texture!
Then, I experimented with the Spider Web embossing folder. I have seen it used for making the veins in leaves, and wanted to try it with this set.
Here, I stamped the leaf first with the Summer Starfruit In Color ink, shaded it with the More Mustard, and textured it with the embossing folder. Just be sure to get your veins going the right direction when you put it in the folder. Then I touched the leaf with the More Mustard ink pad to bring out the veins in the leaf! Cool, huh?!
The acorn was stamped off with Chocolate Chip (ink the stamp, then stamp some of the ink off to give it a lighter color), shaded it with Early Espresso, then stamped another one (without stamping off this time) in Early Espresso. I cut the acorn along the dividing line, added a dimensional to the middle of it, and taped down the edges to give it a little more rounded look.

 Then, put it all together with lots of dimensionals to give the page tons of texture. Here it is, my favorite page of all times, complete with pictures of one of my favorite kids of all times, my Grandson, Collin.
Isn't he cute??

I shaded around the letters with the More Mustard ink pad to give them a little more color, cut them out of the tag board that comes in the back of the DSP and out of the Newsprint paper, then popped them up on dimensionals to give them a little more lift. I wish you could see it in person!

I had so many cute pictures, I had to make a second page too! I just need to add a little journaling on the second page with dates, places, etc. to finish it all off. Collin really does the title justice...HAPPINESS!
Happy Scrappin'!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall is in the Air!

School started for my husband, Larry yesterday, and is just around the corner for me! What fun to be going into fall and a regular routine again! I'm really looking forward to my class of 1st and 2nd graders! What joy! The books all came in yesterday, so I'm anxious to spend some time looking through them and finishing up with some lesson plans. I love to be organized!
I worked yesterday on the page that my scrapbooking club will do this week, and I must say, it's one of my favorite pages ever! Yes, EVER!! I just need to add some cute Collin pictures to it and it will be ready to show to you. So, having said that, you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the page! It's so awesome! I used the page in the Holiday Catalog on page 33 as my starting inspiration, and went from there....can't wait for you to see it!!!
In the mean time, here's a couple of more pictures of the scrapbook pages that I swapped for at convention. As I put pictures on all of these, I will have a whole year's worth of pictures and pages done! I ordered a new album to put them into today, so just need to get those pictures ordered! What great memories to have to look through!

This one is an extra May one that I swapped for. The person that signed up for July in our group didn't show up until we had left, and then it was too late to swap with her. I had already traded for this extra page with the extra August one that I had left.

I love the bright colors of this page, and they really could be used alone as a single page.

This one is November and will make a nice Thanksgiving page. The tree is a neat feature on this page. The leaves are made from different circles punched from DSP.

My favorite time of the year...Fall! This page has lots of texture to it and lots of dimensionals. Love it!

All the the blocks were shaded and put on with dimensionals and the Fall banner was crumpled before adding the letters.

October! Love it, and I'm not a big fan of Halloween! The little monsters on the page have the google eyes added to them,

as does the spider. The web has dazzle added to it too for a little sparkle and glitz.
(Sorry for the sideways! Some days, life is just like that!)

Love the little monsters and their google eyes!

And the last one...Christmas! This is done with the new set in the Holiday catalog and the ornaments hung with Baker's twine.


 This next project, is one that I've been working on for all of my club members for this month. I saw this pattern on Dawn Olchefske's web site, and just had to make them too! They are so stinkin' cute! These are made with the Perfectly Preserved bundle in the Holiday catalog. Thank you Kay Kalthoff and Mary Alice Bellis for sharing your wonderful creation!

Kaye also has a video on how to make them posted on her blog
They are a little time consuming, but so cute and fun! Just a little jar of chocolate! YUM!
Happy Creating!