Friday, October 19, 2012

Starburst technique layout Challenge

  So.........I guess im back would be the appropriate opening line here. Its been a rather busy spring and summer of travel, renovations and days spent at the beach so scrapbooking had to take the back burner.  But I am back at it full swing and eager to join in the latest classes and challenges to get my creative juices flowing!!
  First up is a challenge set by one of my favorite Ustreamers Kathryn over at The Scrap Beach. She had a video tutorial on how to create this latest trend and a challenge to go along with. So here is my take on the Starburst:

  A little finicky but was rather happy with the results.  Back again soon...really I will be...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"What's In Your Pocket" Page Challenge

  I recently joined a new ning site called Scrapping Carolina that is hosting what will be a series of fun page challenges designed such that you would have a completed mini when you finish them.  And since this year seems to be all about challenges I thought this would be another great one to add to the long list Ive already completed so far.  The guidelines of the challenge are as follows:

"What's In Your Pocket" Challenge"

This challenge will be a first in a series of 7x7 page challenges. When finished, you will have a completed 7x7 mini album. So, what is your style?...Grunge, Vintage, Shabby Chic?
The Challenge - Create a 7x7 page layout that will include a pocket & tag on one side and a pge with a flap on the other. Please feel free to use other goodies on your page such as journaling, photos, ephemera. Let your imagination run wild.
This will be a two week challenge so you have until Friday, March 16th to complete your pages and post your pics. I chose the 7x7 because you will want to leave an inch on the side of your page for binding.

And here are my completed pages.......

  I had so much fun creating these pages and can hardly wait to see what the next challenge brings.  Tamara is a gracious host and a lot of fun and Im sure her new Ning site will be a success.  So anyone looking for some fun challenges or just a coffee and a chat stop on by.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Final Scrappy Bowl Challenge...

  Yeah!! Managed to finish challenge #4 from Kathryn's Scrappy Bowl Challenges!  This one required using a flag or banner on your project. This is the first time Ive done a banner on a layout...guess im a little behind on that trend as I am in my scrapbooking layouts.  Hopefully all these other challenges will remedy that (more about that later....)

Scrappy Bowl Challenge #3 using Layers

  This is the second submission for Kathryn's challenges (I skipped #2 using red/white/blue).  We were to create a project using multiple layers. Crossing my fingers I can get my last one finished before tonight's deadline of 8pm EST....wish me

Kathryn's Scrappy Bowl Challenge #1

  This year during the superbowl game Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach hosted a Scrappy Bowl party on her Ustream channel.  During the course of the ustream she posted several challenges on her blog.  My girlfriend Melinda and I had agreed to participate and comlete as many of the challenges as we could.  This is my interpretation of the first challenge which required us to use some sort of grid in a project.  So i hand stitched the grid on white cardstock and went from there.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Potfolio Gatefold Christmas Wedding Mini

   My dear friend Chris got married this Christmas holiday and I was honoured to be able to share this special day with her.  She requested I make her a mini album for the occasion.  This is an adaptation of Kathy Orta's portfolio.  I added several pages and used coil binding to create a gatefold mini album with the large pockets of her portfolio to house cards and memorabilia.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things.....

  First off Id like to wish you all warmest wishes throughout this holiday season.  I hope that everyone made the most of the holidays whether surrounded by many family and friends or shared with only one special person it is a time to reflect on all those things that are important to us.  I was truly blessed to be able to spend some quality time with my husband and kids over the last 2 weeks as well as some dear friends while we celebrated a Christmas wedding.
  Although I know the holiday season is all about what you give as apposed to what you received, I would like to share 2 of my favorite presents that waited under the tree for me Christmas morning.
  This first one is a project my husband made for me based on a similar storage unit i saw online.  I designed this one with slanted shelves to keep the liquid and mica powders in the bottom of the bottles and so that I could easily see the tops of each of the bottles.  With so much space I was able to fit my Tim Holtz stains as well (a happy accident).  I'm so thrilled with how this project came out that I can hardly wait to get back in my craftroom to play.  I have a couple more storage units in mind now to house my ink pads and glitters and any other products I can fit on those little shelve.

   My second favorite thing (aside from the beautiful garbage can my brother bought me...) is this gorgeous vintage (circa 1950) stamp stand that holds all my Tim Holtz blending tools.  It has room for 26 of them I believe and adds such unique character to my scrappy space.

  Thank you all for stopping by to visit and share all your wonderful comments throughout the year.  I look forward to hearing how you all spent this holiday season. Love and Hugs    Glynis

 The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Mini Challenge

 I was chatting away with some scrappy friends one morning and catching up on watching some of my favorite YouTubers when i stumbled across an older Kathy Orta video I had not seen before. After sharing with my friends they decided it would be fun to challenge me to do something with it.  The original was a cupcake theme mini and the inside was constructed of paper bags.  I decided to modify slightly to use envelopes instead.  So here is what I came up with:

 Each of the insert fronts has been decorated slightly different using a combination of Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies and and my Noel Cricut Cartridge.  All the berries throughout were made using my 1/4" hole punch and glossy accents.

 I cut off the ends of my envelopes to make them perfectly square and then glued the cut off end to the fronts to for a pocket for tags of all shapes and sizes.

 In each of the envelope pages I inserted a card so that half was inside and half out.  This created the effect of having a flap on the front of each page that could be pulled out to see the photos attached on all sides. I had so much fun creating this little mini and feel so blessed to have those like Kathy Orta to inspire me.

At the bottom of the mini i created a Trifold with smaller envelopes. The two outer ones have flaps attached to the fronts of them for more photos or journaling.
This project was a great jumping off point to the start of my christmas crafting. Hope to post some more projects in the next coming days.
Thanks for stopping by :O)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Happy Halloween

 Felicity and her girlfriend took care of the messy stuff cleaning out all the guts of the pumpkins.  Was a beautiful sunny day so they hung out on the front porch.
This was Felicity's first time carving her own pumpkin.  She did a fantastic job carving the cyclops she drew.

 My Mom created a Happy pumpkin face so not to scare little Isabelle who found all things halloweeny somewhat frightening this year.

 Felicity posing in her Mad Hatter costume that Mom and I worked on together.  The Hat was so much fun to make and weighed a tonne on her little head.  I think she looked fabulous!! Her friend was a spooktacular vampire bride.
Tristan's friend dressed as Gene Simmons from Kiss poses as though he's giving his autograph.  He looked hilarious with that wig and makeup!! We had so much fun getting ready for this favorite holiday of the year.  I had a few Halloween mini's I created but didn't get posted. Perhaps will try to get them up tomorrow.  Better late than :O)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mini Album for Deanne at Mini Album Scraps

  This is a coin envelope mini I made for my friend Deann in a swap over at .  I used the Out of Print paper by Basic Grey and the printed recollections flowers as well as some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to embellish.  The tags are 7 Gypsies and Maya Road and the mirrored butterflies are from the dollar store.  This Mini was quite the challenge for me making for someone else that wasn't family, but in the end a lot of fun.

  I covered the flaps of the minis with patterned paper that had a decorative edge cut on my Big Shot using my Tim Holts Bracket Die.  The black cardstock was punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I did half the pockets horizontal and half vertical in this mini.