Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Official!!

Woo-Hoo! I am one of four designers selected for the first inagural Design Team of Scrap-Mart.com!! I am so honored and excited to work with the new DT Members, as well as Susan, Laura and Mr. Doss of course!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Projects Galore!

I've been busy working on some new projects so thought I would share them here! The first is a scrapbook page for my nephew Reece - this picture says all you need to know about his personality!!
Patterned robot paper is Sassafras Lass - love the funky print but I don't yet have my hands on the kit so I needed to make my own embellishment. Tons of Quickutz dies were used here - fonts: Blossom Mini, University and Khaki SM; Also used the large photo corner and bead border dies. The robot was made as follows:  Head (tag die, apron pocket, gears, bottlecap label, TV); Body (gears, nameplate, piece from cruiseship, angel head for elbows and bead border for legs). Pop dots were added for dimension.
Here is a closeup of the robot:

The following project is a gift for my Mom. I love the colors in this Scenic Route Lynden collection paper - reminds me of retro kitchen colors. I'm going to add the sub-title "Come Hungry, Leave Happy" on a small recipe card cookie cutter shape as soon as I buy those. You can't tell too well from the photos, but there is a great 3D effect here. I used layers of pop-dots to add dimension (hello...those suckers are sticky!). Tons of Quickutz dies too: Fonts are Nutmeg and Rockstar; Dies are Doll, Chef Outfits (with hair trimmed to look like my Mom's), scallop border, rolling pin, retired pie, timer, toaster, eggs, saturn ring (for the plate). Just a tad of cats eye chalk on the outfit.
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Nina's Kitchen 3-D Shadowbox!!

This card was made using the following Quickutz dies: Bowl; Popcorn; Scallop Borders; Aquarius and Moxie SM fonts. The patterned paper is Scenic Route. The bowl was cut on the fold to create an interactive element. This is a wonderful technique that adds interest to a card or scrapbook page. Simply score and fold your paper, set it on the die just inside the edge you are wanting to connect (use removable tape if needed) and roll through the Revolution and Voila! You may need a shim for thicker paper, but it works great for most papers. Not only will this technique allow you to create interactive elements for your projects, if the shape is big enough you can make mini cards - the Rev Tag die works great, or make dolls holding hands! Also, you can use this technique to create entirely new shapes all together. Take a look at the open bowl - it is a perfect hourglass shape! That bowl is seriously one of my favorite dies. Think of the things you could fill it with: cherries, holiday candy, fruit, veggies, etc.
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Pop On Over!!