Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28 30 Minute Scrap Workout

Being organized and having a sketch in mind helps your complete pages more quickly. My first few attempts at a 30 minute layout I tried to include my time making embellishments in the 30 minutes. In reality between planning and making any handmade embellishments I’ve put in more time than 30 minutes. Yet when you twist the timer and hear the ticking you really set a faster pace for your work. Even after the timer has gone off and I’ve had parts of a page to complete, I still feel under pressure and my pace continues at its quick speed.

I challenge you to set a timer and try a 30 minute scrap workout. Even if you don’t succeed and need some extra time share with me your work and how long it did take you to make the page. I have a linky devise set up for you to make a link to your blog or gallery to show off your achievements.

Here's my first attempt using my counterfeit kit.

This is also for challenge 2.We had to seel inspiration from our favorite manufacture. I choice Prima and I attempted to sew one of their flowers from the Regent Collection. See the orignal flower here.

And here's the one I have a video for. The video will show you exactly how I did this in about 30 minutes. I hope to get the video loaded shortly.


Sketch- see Pages In Times


Something to shape circles


Scalloped scissors

(not shown) ink and chalk for distressing – I used markers and make-up

Embellishments here- Amy’s flowers,??? Flowers, faux bling dragonfly, wheat stalks

Pre-threaded needle for the twisted stitching

Journaling squares


As you can see I made it this time (kind of), but I didn’t have my title made. This took me an extra 10 minutes. Please come back next week and see if I can get a page completed in 30 minutes. What do you think, can I complete a page in 30? What about you? Can you complete a page in 30 minutes? Give it a try and link it back to this post with the time it does take you. "Come on girls lift those scissors, apply that adhesive, YOU CAN DO IT!!"

Here is the Mister Linky for ALL of the links for 30minute scrap workout for May 28, 2011...

In order to make this Mister Linky a little easier to *understand* - in the "name" field below, type your name and the amount of time your page took to create include the link that will send you directly to the page you made.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shower Card ~~Counterfeit Kit Challenge

This card matches the baby album I'm making for my girlfriend's baby shower. It's based on a sketch (here) set up by the counterfeit fit kit challenge. The tags slide into the pockets but I wanted to show them off since I created a tiny banner and masked it for the design on the tags.

Here's my problem what do I do as a title. The paper is princess paper and the album is all about being a princess. I would love some title help, please!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Love You

I made identical pages because I have one friend having a boy and another having a girl and these are for shower gifts. For the girl page I used my papers from my counterfeit kit. Both pages are based on a sketch by Traci Theil for Pages in Time.

These were pages I tried to make in 30 minutes. I'm working on having everything ready and organized so I can complete a page in 30 minutes. Come back soon and I'll walk you through a 30 minute scrap workout. Do you think I can complete a page in 30 minutes? What about yourself? Can you make a page in 30 minutes?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May Counterfeit Kit Revealed

I just love the 5th of the month because that is the day the Masters of Forgery at Counterfeit Kit reveal what kit we will steal for the month. This means I get to go shopping for scrap supplies to match a kit this challenge has designated as kit of the month. Here's the thing, I had to shop from my own stash, so it cost me NOTHING!!! I suggest you play along to, so check out the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

This month the Counterfeit team of masters of forgery selected Work in Progress as the kit to lift. This month WIP Kits launched a very girly main kit! Perfect because my girlfriend will be having a baby shower for her expected princess. The alphabet paper with its squares reminded me of the princess paper I picked up a long time ago. This paper is especially perfect because my girlfriend made that "I'm a Princess" theme popular. Are you ready for my BIG secret. The paper is actually gift wrap and I bought it knowing I could make amazing scrap pages for my nieces. When I bought the paper, I bought three rolls of plain blue, pink, and green that coordinated perfectly. I'm also excited because I bought a pock-a-dot stamp and I plan to jazz up the plain papers with that.

I tried not to get carried away like I usually do with embellishments because I tend to make all my embellishments as I go. I noticed that the last few months I spend the first weeks making embellishments and I don't get as much scrapped. So I said I wouldn't get carried away YET--- this is what I gathered:

I included my Paper Doll cartridge with the Cricut because it reminded me of some of the embellishments in the original kit. I have transparencies, stickers (especially my Disney princess ones), chipboard flowers and crowns, journaling spots, and bling. I didn't have the energy to get lost in my ribbon, trim, and lace collection. I also have a bundle of cheap jewelry I bought this last weekend. I thought they would be perfect for beads and charms.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Leisurely loving you ~~~ PIT online challenge

This is a part of my wedding explosion book. I used my counterfeit kit to make this page. It was made as part of the Pages in Time on-line crop. I took inspiration from Scrapperlicious's "Mom Knows Best" and a call to use tag on your page

Here's a close-up of the lace flower and my faux bling. Also I double layered the edge punch and added glitter glue.

Here's one of my tags and part of the humming bird chippie I added to title tag. I love this twisted stitching technique by Natasha AKA "Liv.My.babiez". I will be adding it to my favorite tuts because I'm sure I will refer to it frequently.

And a close-up of my quilled park bench.