Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tea Stained Muslin

This Sassafras Lass Mix and Mend paper was so cool to work with... the paper looks like tea satined muslin. I used some Wild Honey distress ink around the edges...can you tell this has become my new favorite distress in color?

The opposite page is covered with patterned paper from the same has the look of white lace over a rich honey yellow background.

The honey comb shapes were part of the Maya Roads chipboard album...I covered these with some of the patterned paper that looked like straight stitch embroidery and sewing pattern tissue paper.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Queen Bee

A bee hive fit for a Queen Bee!

The front page of the Maya Road Bee Hive book was covered with the Sassafras Lass patterned paper...and I distressed the edges with "Wild Honey" Distress Ink.I cut out the arched opening to show the inside of the hive. The hexagon shaped honey comb shapes were part of the book...these were covered with some of the patterned paper, distressed and blinged with Kaiser craft rhinestones.

The Prima flower looks like a piece of jewelry, with the pearl center and glittered edges. This album was held together with ball and chain that came in the package. I wasn't sure how that was going to work...most of the albums I have designed come with book rings. The ball and chain worked surprisingly well. I embellished with some ribbon...

and in a kind of juxtaposition, I used one of 7 Gypsies charms...with a BEE!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bees and Embroidery

We carry some wonderful Maya Road mini albums at Scrapbook Barn...made from wood, canvas chipboard in different shapes and sizes. I was given this Bee Hive album to design. The first page of the chipboard album has a arched opening and a "bee"...(if you squint you might be able to see them in the photo) the back of the book has a honey comb design.The challenge was to find a great paper worthy of such a fun album. Sassafras Lass has a patterned paper line called "Mix and Mend" that looks like embellished vintage embroidered tea towels, note paper, doily's , little blue hearts and yellow roses.

This is a GREAT paper...worthy of a FUN album!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Class

I have put together another class to teach at Scrapbook Barn. I will be teaching a "Heirloom Tag" class. These are vintage style tags to add to you holiday heirlooms. The first offering will be Halloween tags. The classes will be held October 13th 10:30 to 12 noon and 5pm to 6:30 pm and October 27th 10:30 to 12 noon and 5:30pm to 7pm.
In the class you will learn how to use distress ink, stamps, glitter glue, die cuts and vintage images.
When you are finished you will have three tags that can be used to decorate a tree or a grape vine wreath, tie them on a ribbon to create a banner , add one to a package or a gift bag or traded in a "tag swap."

Call Scrapbook Barn to reserve your seat...hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Exhausting Work

I have been creating!

In case you haven't heard Scrapbook Barn now has a Boutique. Just as you walk in the door there is a display of wonderful one of a kind projects designed by local crafters and artist. I brought in some of my cards and a couple of mini album to sell.

Which brings me back to...I'VE BEEN CREATING! I locked myself in my wizards room and pulled out a few of my "someday" projects to add to the boutique.
Remember the "head" for my shopping trip to Savers a while back?
It was transformed into this wild woman...

A rhinestone and glittered scrapbookers treasure chest to store supplies, sewing notions, old photos or a stash of chocolate.
Ooh-la-la...a girly girl pink and green mini album.

And of course a few more cards.
Who would have thought all this designing could be so exhausting!?!