Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finnabair Mixed Media Class

Oh my goodness I got to create ALL day on Sunday in the class I took with Anna Dabrowska at Scrapbook Island. I am so thankful that I got the chance to participate. I learned so much and will definitely be doing more mixed media projects in the future! I took her "Grungy Spell Book" class and it was wonderful. We learned about creating chunky collages (the cover):

Front Cover
Back Cover
We learned some great techniques (flatter ones, lol) to use on pages inside the journal. We ended up doing three different spreads. It was gloriously inky and messy fun.

I think my stencil and spray collection is going to grow. ;-) Tah tah for now!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Jon!!

I can't believe my little boy is seven years old today! How is that possible? Big brother Greg just got back from a week away at camp (with too many clean pairs of underwear, ick!) so Jon thought that was a nice birthday happening (Greg coming home that is, not the underwear part, lol). He has been missing him this past week. Tomorrow we'll have a big birthday blowout with all the family. Party!! =) Here is the card I made for the birthday boy:

and the inside:

I used the Karen Burniston Pop 'n Cuts die to make it a 3-D card. So much fun to make! This month at Inspiration Journal the challenge is to make a birthday or 4th of July project. Be sure to go check it our, you can win $50 to spend at the Inspiration Emporium! (As of now, your odds are looking very good.)

Most of the supplies I've used on my card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


All the winners for our blog hop have been chosen! You can see the full list here at the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog. The winner of my blog RAK is…

AMANDA RHODES!!! (woo hoo, hurrray, wild applause!)

Congratulations to you Amanda and your prize will soon on its way to you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July Sketch Challenge

It's sketch challenge time over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! As we've been doing, this month you can do either a card or layout using the sketches (or both for two chances to win). This month, I used the layout sketch (by Shawn Lahr of Nuts About Sketches):

The twist is to use foam dots or tape to lift up some of the flat embellishments. Here is what I came up with:

I'm documenting a wild and crazy time that my guys had with some friends. The idea was to have a "box war" on Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) and have some fun before all this cardboard got recycled. Well the weather didn't cooperate so it got postponed for a few weeks, but it was worth it! The guys fashioned armor and weapons out of the boxes and then commenced smashing boxes right and left. What a mess! For the base of this layout I appropriately used some small gauge corrugated cardboard. I distressed it and peeled back parts of the facing to reveal the corrugations. I glued down the paper printed with my duotone image (Glue 'N Seal is WONDERFUL for this) and when it was dry, ripped parts of it back up and sanded the edges to get the distressed look.

Be sure to go and check out SEM and see what the other Design Team members have made to inspire you. If you complete one or both of the projects and link them up by July 31st, you will be entered to win a hand painted sign from Pure Painted Signs (Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/purepaintedsigns ). What a great prize! Don't miss out…

Many of the supplies I've used on my layout can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping.