Sunday, September 28, 2008

No Mess Jack-o-Lanterns

Last night I went to Scrapping Out Loud to see their challenge for this week. The challenge is to use your felt from your stash. Soooooo I don't have any felt. I even went to look in my old craft bins and nope, nadda, zip, zero, zilch. I decided to substitute the felt for craft foam. And since I'm in panic mode about Halloween coming up again, I thought orange would make perfect pumpkins.

The sketch is from 52 weeks 52 sketches (#23). I used Year After Year for the stamp. The craft foam was from my stash and I just heated it with my heat gun and then stamped into the hot foam. I really like how it turned out. I've always wanted to do that technique but didn't get around to it until now.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday Night Scraps

For the first time ever, I hosted a challenge for virtual scrapbooking night(vsbn) on Splitcoaststampers.

There is going to be a rak. At this moment a surprise rak.

All you have to do is the 13th Man Challenge to be entered. And post it on SCS.

Here's the challenge.

Rider Nation is amazing. You take rational, generous, intelligent people, smush them all into Mosaic Stadium and suddenly they are insane......this is the 13th man of Rider Nation.In the Rider Nation, the 13th man is something that other teams try to prepare for. They practice with music blaring. They practice using a silent snap count. They think they know what they are walking into but they couldn't be more wrong. For my challenge I want you to use either the number 13 or 1 cardstock, 2 pp, 1 ribbon, 2 rub ons, 2 fonts, 2 colours of ink,1 stamp(or stamp set), 2 embellishments of choice.

From layouts

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chocolate with a Friend

Whew. I haven't been here but I have been scrapping. I've finished 39 layouts this month already. That's insane. The Scrapping girls on SCS are gearing up for another fabulous crop. This one is football themed, right up my alley. You should especially go there for next Friday night.

Onto the good stuff.

The challenge on Scrapping Out Loud (love the new look btw) was to do fussy cutting. I have been putting off doing these pictures because I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to do them and I was struggling with the stamp set I wanted to use.

I used Like it a Latte, wintergreen dsp, apple cider dsp, close to cocoa craft ink, ruby red craft ink, whisper white craft ink, clear embossing powder, white embossing powder.

I stamped the steam in whisper white, and then embossed it with white. Before I cut it out of the paper, I cut out little sections of the steam using my craft knife. I'm not so good with the craft knife but I like the idea behind it. Then I stamped a sentiment for a title, in white and embossed it in white. Everything else was embossed using clear embossing powder.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm on the Canadian Carnival again!!

It makes me so excited when I'm linked from somewhere. What a wonderful feeling.

When you're blurffing today be sure to go check out all the talent on the Carnival. Jacqueline does a great job with it. Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival.