Monday, September 27, 2010

Noteworthy Note-holder

I am often caught short of little thank~you or thinking~of~you gifts or trinkets, so I figured that now is a good time to work on making some to have on hand. The holidays will soon be here, and we can always use ideas for little stocking stuffers and gifts for those people who make our lives a little better but we can't afford to buy gifts for. So, here's a little post-it note holder that you can make with a few pieces of coordinating patterned paper, a coaster (or 4x4 piece of cardboard even), a post-it note, a little piece of ribbon, and a pen or pencil!

Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper into 4x4 squares and cover your coaster with them. Trim and distress the edges, use distress ink to make it look nice if you desire :)

Use scalloped punches, nestabilities, or SLICE to cut nested circles to decorate front of post-it in colors complementing the patterned paper on the coaster. Also decorate a library clip with a scrap of patterned paper.

You can also use a piece of ribbon wrapped around the coaster to attach a pen or pencil. I glued down the post-it note pad for extra security, so it would not fall off.
Here is one of my finished note holders, front and back.

This post-it holder is made with the Graphic 45 paper line called Steampunk Debutante. On the back, I used one of Tim Holtz's fragments to create a point of interest for the old man to look at. This paper line from Graphic 45 is a little weird, but you can have lots of fun being creative with it! Hope you have fun too :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Sweet 16 to my Daughter

I was looking for a fun simple spunky card for her so I used some chipboard numbers as a mask and used my glimmer mist to create the background. I then used the glimmer mist on my ribbon (it was originally white and black) and on the flower. I used the overspray to ink the edges of my tags:D Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations to Laura!! She is the winner of the sketch challenge that I posted last week! Check out this awesome page she created using my sketch! I love those little bird houses! What a creative way to use those banners!
Laura, be on the lookout for a RAK from me! I think you are going to like it! ;)

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Graphic 45 is "Steamy"

I was given this funky new Graphic 45 STEAMPUNK DEBUTANTE paperpad to play with and I have to say that it is pretty weird. It is retro like the other graphic 45 paper, but with more of a unique edge. When I saw it, it reminded me of the "oddness" of the industrial revolution. There are gears and gizmos and gadgets, and of course pretty girls! For those of us who are Tim Holtz fans, I can easily see blending his metal pieces and stamps with these beautiful papers. Look a bit closer, don't just take a fast glance and turn away. I think that Graphic 45 took a giant leap of faith with their fans and this avante~garde line of products. I had fun making this card with their paper and some bazzill cardstock. All I added was some black cardstock and antiqued brads.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Still creating with the September KIT!

wow I can't believe the fun I have been having with the September kit! and I still have paper to spare!!! I made this all purpose card. The Kraft paper collection is so versatile! And you can add any color with it and it seems to create this instant "pop" . Here i paired it with some white core purple card stock. I did add some marshmallow glimmer mist to the flower for some sparkle. Have you tried these flowers yet? you really need to!! I am addicted!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sew what...

Well a few weeks ago I bought a sewing machine off Craigslist just to use for my papercrafting...this thing has all kinds of features...many of which I am sure I will never use, but it does a good number of decorative stitches... So..I took the plunge and stitched on my card for this week...TWICE!!!!

I first stamped the fluffles image onto white cardstock and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils. I then stitched this cardstock to the kraft cardstock. I then decided to stitch around my card base to secure that green paper strip down. I mounted my stamped image and kraft onto the orange pattern paper and then the entire thing to my card front. crafty are you going to get this week???

Happy crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sketch Challenge!!

Hello scrappy friends! I thought it would be fun to post a challenge today, so I whipped up this sketch for you! Banners are a big trend in scrapping right now, so this sketch is designed around that. Show me what you can do with banners! Have fun with it and link your page in the comments section of this post. You have one week to complete this challenge. I will draw a random winner from the comments section of this post next Tuesday, September 21.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Welcome Sign

I made this Fall Welcome sign (well i suppose it would work for any season but the flowers seemed fallish to me.) using the September Kit from KnK! There are only a few more days to get yours, so if you haven't got it yet what are you waiting for?

I made the rust and orange flowers using the technique I found here. For the rust flower I used a solid core card stock while for the orange one I used a white cored card stock. As you can see below it provides a slightly different look. I also used two different types of flowers from the GEORGE cartridge for my Cricut. These flowers are very addicting so I would expect to see a few more from me. :D oh and the yellow flower was made by layering some Prima flowers I had leftover from the June Kit. Please share you flowers with us :D

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Photo Challenge

It's been a while since we had a photo challenge, let's do something fun with our cameras! The weather has started to cool off a little for most of us, making it a bit more bearable to be outside, and with autumn on the horizon there should be some great photo-ops on the way. So let's have a autumn-themed photo-scavenger-hunt! Take one photo of as many of the following as you can (or want to):
1. a pumpkin
2. a scarecrow
3. leaves
4. apples
5. hay
6. a spider
7. acorn(s)
8. pinecone(s)
9. corn
10. football
11. baking
12. school bus
13. a tree
14. wagon
15. gourds
16. an orchard
17. rain
18. red
19. orange
20. yellow

This challenge will be closed on November 1st!! You have lots of time, think creatively and have fun. Those who participate will be eligible to be in the drawing for a RAK. You can have your name added one time extra for every layout you create and post in the gallery, using one of the photos you took for the challenge.
You can link us up to a photo album such as Photobucket or Flickr, when you've finished. Just make sure you put the link in a comment on this post.
This is also posted in the KNK message board so if you're a member, feel free to post your pics there!
Have fun :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vacation layouts!

The September kit is absolutely PERFECT for the vacation photos that I recently took in South Dakota. For this first layout of Evan (and his horse Spud), I used the blue Smooch spray and sprayed the background paper. Since the pictures were busy, I tried to stay as simple as possible, just adding a title and a few of the die cuts from the Paperie embellishments.

My second layout is candid shots of Kendall, and again, the goal here was to stay simple and focus on the pictures. I again sprayed an accent strip, added some diecuts, flowers and accented the clock face die cut to signify the meaning of the layout.
I hope you all enjoy this kit as much as I did!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rooty tooty with Stampendous

Happy Wednesday everyone, Lynda here!!!

Each week the Stampendous blog features a challenge on their blog...and I enter quite frequently... well this week my card that I entered WON! I showed you this card on my April 28 blog post if you wanted to find out the details on the card itself. is my card that I entered into their challenge to use their embossing powders on a card...for this card I used their melot embossing powder kit to create the colorblocked background.

be sure to check out their blog and their website for some fantastic Stampendous creations!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Altered Canvas Bag

In a previous post, Amy mentioned the little canvas bag that you will find in the September kit. I altered my bag to use as a holder for a mini album, or a gift card for a friend, or even a cute little door hanger.

I spritzed it with some Starfish and Candlelight glimmer mists. Once that was dry, I used a Pink Paislee press on. I was a bit hesitant to try to use a rub on on the canvas, but the package said that these transfer on almost any surface, and they were right! It went on like butter! I stamped the quote with Versamark ink. I used a clear glue to attach the lace on the top part of the bag and the ribbon on the handle. I made the paper rose with the Crafty Chronicle in the kit and used Starfish glimmer mist on it. Then I popped on some bling and a Jenni Bowlin butterfly, and it was done!

Be sure and share with us the creative ways you alter your canvas bag! Have fun with it and happy scrapping!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I've Been Working on My New Scrap Room

Ben is off at school, and is so excited and happy. However, things have taken an unexpected turn of events in other areas of my life. Before I can get working on projects and cards, I needed to get my new scrap~space in order. Thankfully, I have had time on my hands, and Peter to help me move around the items that are too heavy for me to lift. I still have a ways to go, but I thought that I would share with you some photos of my new scrappy space.

My desk area

one wall of supplies

BigShot station: inside the cupboard are all my sizzix dies, nestabilities, and supplies for my bigshot and cuttlebug :)

This iris cart is filled with punches (yes~~I have a lot, but I am thrifty and buy them on sale and clearance)

This is the closet. I have been able to put lots of stamps on the left side, on the right side, in those 12X12 iris boxes are my scrapbook papers and Theme boxes. There are also some assorted scrapbook supplies housed here

Here is where I set up my Cricut (hopefully I will use it more) and my Slice.

This is the wall where I have lots of my scrappy supplies and embellies:

The guys rolled ribbon onto clothespins to help me try a new way to organize my huge ribbon supply ;)

Love those Stufftainers by Stampendous!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I loved the September Kit. This kit offered so many options! For this card I used the cover sheet that came with the papers. I cut apart the squares on the front. I added glossy accents to the stamped butterfly. For the next layout I wanted to use the papers as is again and add a splash of color.
I loved how it really made the color pop on this picture! and I love the little banners!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I Confess

I just couldn't decide what to do with the cute little canvas tote that comes in the September kit. I saved it 'til last, thinking that something would occur to me, that the lightbulb would come on, but it just never really did. That's kind of embarrassing to admit, but we all get blocks like this once in a while, don't we? Our mojo goes on hiatus? Takes a vacation and threatens to never return?? LOL well it feels like it sometimes!!! So, I did what any self-respecting scrapper would do....when all else fails, make a flower :)
First, I ripped all the seams from the bag, and removed the handles.

Next, I cut the bag into strips.

Then I chose my colors: Coffee Shop and Peach Delight Glimmer Mist.

After the strips had dried, I ran a needle and thread through one side of a canvas strip, pulled it tight, and secured the ends together.

Then I started pulling threads out, for a totally cool fringed effect....

....and finally, I chose my centers. I used some cork circles and a couple of buttons.

So I guess I figured something out with that cute little canvas tote after all. What will you do with yours?
Happy Scrapping :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My turn with the September kit!

I am a huge fan of Kraft paper...but was a little intimidated with this kit. I have four children, and tend to go bright and cheery. I was blown away with the versatility of this kit, however! I love all my layouts and will have extras at the end of the month, because once I started, I couldn't stop!

My first layout is from our recent trip to South Dakota and Wyoming. The colors in this kit are perfect for this picture! I didn't use ANY patterned paper on this layout!

I had sooooo much fun playing with the Crafty Chronicles in this kit! I cut them into circles, inked them, and then crumbled them all up! It fits with old time picture of Kiley from the Wisconsin Dells! It is a very simple layout, but the picture is so busy and small, that I didnt want to distract from that.

I think you will all LOVE this kit!