Sunday, September 20, 2009
I used bright flowers from a cheap lei.
Next, I cut small piece of a fiberish yarn. This yarn was something I picked up at the dollar store.
I tied floss around it and attached it using the floss. This step is repeated for an additional layer.
With the last layer, I used fewer yarn pieces because I strung two through a bead a sewed one under the bead.
I had fun making a neon rainbow stamped stork. I simply painted stripes across the stamp instead of using ink.
Find a website that shares scrap images and ideas and lurk around until you find the perfect specimen and steal a portion or take the whole thing. Just a quick shoplifting trip around a favorite scrapbooking site could rekindle your scrap-mojo like dried termite-ridden piece of pine on a campfire. Try http://www.scrapbook.com/ one of my favorite sites to put my crafty thievery to work. If you wonder around that site and bump into me, Ms.Schwiet, just say hi.
Scrapper are polite thieves and proper protocol requires that you throw props back to the originator of the idea. So if you start posting your stolen work please credit where the inspiration came from.
My mojo is running low and I'm going to need some magic to fix it, so I'm off to choose my next victim for scrap-lifting. Here’s hoping a scrap-happy day to you whether that’s scrapping or making scrap-able memories.
Friday, September 4, 2009
This is a layout of my son posing for pictures after a friend’s wedding. He sure did look handsome in his tie. I love how the cardboard came out as both a fence and a tree. The spinner was actually inspired by a YouTube video for card making by Julie Balzer. It was so incredibly easy.
After your spinner is assembled you will need to punch a hole into your layout. I used a square stencil to trace the space I wished to use. With my hold punch I started the hole and cut away the remain area of the square. Keep in mind this hole will need to remain open so in a photo album you must coordinate the back page with the spinner as well. This just means you get to have one cool spinner on two great pages.
The final part is to create a frame that will set off the spinner as well as cover the string and glue. Be sure to cut away any excess string before you glue the frame into place.