Wednesday, April 29, 2009

3R Scrapping: Bubble wrap and Carboard

Good morning! Today's reuse item bubble wrap and cardboard (yes again! there's just so much of it and it is so versatile!)  Only today I am using there items as tools.  Use bubble wrap and currogated cardboard as a stamp with acrylic paint.  It makes fab custom backgrounds really quick and even though you've probably seen this technique before, it's work repeating.  I know I need to do this one more often.

I'll be using this technique in my June class at Cherry Blossom Studio, here's a little peek.  It's a 6x6 mini book using the new Grease Monkey papers from Bo Bunny, just in time for Father's Day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Why Scrapbooking is not just a trend

With the recent economic down turn, many people may feel that scrapbooking is a luxury, something we should do only in good times, not a necessary part of life.
But for those of us who do it, who get it, this is not a mere luxury, it's way more than just a hobby to pass the time when times are good.
We know how wonderful it is to relive moments we have all but forgotten,
to sit with you child and look at their baby pictures,
to bond over photos of loved ones who are no longer with us but remain in our hearts.
It's a way to find meaning in the lives we touch and in the people who have touched our lives.
It's a way to help us see the important things in our lives, to slow down and examine both the good and the bad and really see that we all have things to be grateful for.
For all the reasons we do it, now is the perfect time to keep doing it.
For a visual check out Ali Edward's post about why scrapbooking is such an amazing thing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


So excited about teaching this book at Cherry Blossom Studio next month.
Such fun papers form Fancy Pants Delight Line
Delight: Complete Set

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Bean

Last week I  spent a fabulous weekend in Chicago.  My first visit.  And of course now I want to go back to see all the stuff I missed beacause you can only do so much in 3 days. The architecture, the museums, the restaurants, the shopping! So much to do, I have to bring the kids next time.  My favorite was of course, Cloud Gate, otherwise know as "the bean"

One of the most brilliant public sculptures I have ever seem because it is so engaging.  
A close second though, was the nightime view from the 96th floor of the John Hancock tower.
the pictures definitely don't do it justice (and my night time photogaphy skills suck) 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Inspiration Friday Owls in the Woods

Lots of owls around lately (kind of another throw back to the 70's) and it looks like wood grain, mushrooms, squirrels, and trees, have have joined the birds and owls in fun scrapbook moifs.
1.Wood Natural 12X12 Green Woodland Paper By Die Cuts w/ a View
2.Hey Foxy 12x12 Paper By Imaginisce
3.Trees Chipboard Set By Maya Road
4.Owls Mini Sheer Set By Maya Road
5.Gren Stack by DCWV
6.Friendly Forest paper pack by Colorbok
7.Friendly Forest Glitter Embellishmants by Colorbok
8.Friendly Forest Gloss Chipboard by Colorbok

Some stuff I made inspired by the woodsy themes stuff

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

3R Scarpping : Security Envelopes

Today's Reuse it item is Security Envelopes.
There is a never ending source in the mail box. 
They come with all those annoying bills but here's the silver lining....
Some have great patterns that you can use in paper projects.
Here are a few I rescued from the trash. I stamped leaves with yellow pigment ink, cut them out and used them in on a scrapbook page.  
Now go make some green stamped embellishments....