Wednesday, December 30, 2009
1 Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
1 Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors
1 Inkessentials Craft Mat (large)
1 Bottle of Crackle Accents
1 Bottle of Glossy Accents
1 Bottle of Matte Accents
1 Bottle of Sepia Accents
1 Pack of Ranger Embossing Pens
1 Ranger Craft Bucket
1 Perfect Pearls Naturals Kit
1 Tuscan Garden Alcohol Ink Set
1 Bottle of Blending Solution
1 Mini Mister Block
12 Mini Misters
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
For those of you who haven't come across glimmer mists they are made by Tattered Angels. You can spray them over any surface including paper, acrylic, metal, and fabric and it is perfectly safe to use on your projects as it is water-based, archival safe, acid-free, and non-toxic.
A couple of sprays of Glimmer Mist delivers a touch of glimmer making your project shine.
Now, the only problem that i have discovered is that it very quickly becomes addictive making you want to own all the colors available. And bearing in mind that there are well over 100 different colors, it could turn out to be a very expensive addiction :)
Glimmer Mists are mainly available in a range of different shades of every color you can think of. These will not also add the glittery shine but also color the paper you are misting. So they are great for using on white paper, card or for giving color and shine to white paper flowers like prima, bazzil etc therfore allowing you to customize them to your project. This is great but as i already mentioned it can become a little costly.
But, i have recently come across my very own saving grace......Pearl Glimmer Mist. This delivers a fine mist of glimmer without altering the color of your paper. You can therefore glimmer all your current primas without having to own every color of glimmer mist in the rainbow and even spray them over your patterned papers to give them that extra sparkle.
For those of you who would like to know more on how to use them pop over to youtube where you will find some very good tutorials on this product.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I've also completed a LO over the weekend using my Scarlet Lime March kit.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I have completed another LO for my Journal Your Christmas album, its for day 2, and the star of the show is my little niece Kacey who was born on the 2nd December 2008. The photo was taken about 30mins after she was born and she is being held by the proud dad. I used my stash from the Polka Dot Whimsy November speciality kit:
Monday, June 1, 2009
Having said all this, i have completed another layout using the DCWV "Green Stack" collection. If any of you are contemplating buying this i would recommend it without any hesitation. The papers are made from 70% recycled paper but it does not show in the quality of the cardstock - if anything the only difference to the regular DCWV stuff is that its of a thicker cardstock quality which makes it a bonus. The prints on the sheets and coordinating chipboard pieces are really cute...owls, birds, trees, racoons....just sooo cute....great for outdoor or kids layouts. I chose these photos of my son who just loves to play with balloons :)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I managed to use most of the colours we were given except the grey which just didn't fit it with the theme, i thought so anyway. The yellow in the photos make up for the yellow requirement ;)
Friday, May 15, 2009
I subscribe mothly to both these kits from Polka Dot Whimsy and from Scarlet Lime and from past experience i would recommend them to anyone.
I've had most of the papers i used for a long time and it just shows how when prompted to do so you end up combining prints and colours that perhaps you would never had thought to use before. Hopefully this class will help me to create a dent in my ever increasing stash :)
Off to have a go at challeng #2...
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The main objective of the class is to learn how to combine different colours in a layout, sort of getting you out of your box and not use the same colour combinations all the time. At the end of the three weeks we wil have created 13 layouts so i'd better get cracking :)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
At the moment i am attempting to complete my Journal Your Christmas album from Shimelle Lane's class http://www.shimelle.com/. I know, I know, Christmas!!! but i really had no time during the Christmas period to keep up with it. I did keep up with my daily journalling so i do have my references to go back to everyday. So its slowly coming along, and i must say that i am enjoying creating my first christmas journal.
I chose an American Crafts D-ring album 8"x11.5" and i am creating landscape layouts. From this experience i think i will downsize to 8"x8" next year if the plan is to keep up with it daily through December, but we will see :)
I have been mainly using products from Polka Dot Whimsy November speciality kit http://www.polkadotwhimsy.com/. But i do have a good supply of the Basic Grey Dasher and Figgy Pudding collections which i will also be adding.
These are a few of the first pages: