Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 Project Count Down

It seems December is full of count downs, so I wanted to do a count down of my ten favorite layouts/projects. I'd love to hear about your ten favorite projects. Please comment and leave me a link to your blog with your ten favorite projects. Here's my list with links to the original posts and tutorials.

And one last note....
Please leave me a comment with a link to your blog and I'll add your link to this post. Tell your friends to join this informal blog hop, let's say, locomotion since I'm asking everyone to jump on board. On January 31, 2013 I will select one participant for a RAK.

#10- Corrsett Tag- This tag makes it on my top ten list because of its shabby-chic look. I  used an old pair of blue jeans with distressing and safety pins pins to give it a shabby look. The stitching, beads and touches of pink give it that feminine look and make it soft and pretty.
 #9 Inspire- The soft, gorgeous colors of the November Funtoola kit, "Botanical Etching" in contrast to the bold black make this another favorite layout. The large,dark-pink flowers are from the kit, but the other flowers are hand-made.
#8 - August Page- This is another page in my mom's calendar min album made with the Funtoola's August Kit "Butterfly Dreams." I like this page for all the "real estate" it houses. The overlapping circles all spin open to real small spots for mini pictures. Also I had a blast painting and decorating the butterfly chippie in a "dipped" look.

#7 Cherish- This layout was made with Timeless Romance the October  Funtoola kit. This is also based on the sketch at Funtoolas. I adore how the unique shape of the red paper looks. I added some fun hand-made embellishments like the layered butterfly, overlapping flowers, and clay bird.

 #6- Brittany Double Decker Album- This was just an awesome-design inspired by my favorite mini-album maker Laura Denison. This album was created for my step-daughter's sweet 16th birthday. I left it relativity plain because I sent her the embellishments to add however she likes. It's pretty clear that I've enjoyed the colors red and brown this year. What is so unique about this album is the letters extend (or telescope) slightly to reveal hiding spots for more pictures. 

#5 Love is an Investment-  This stand-up album inspired by Heide Swap has so many details it had to make my top ten list. The actual banner for the word "investment: has to be one of my favorite banners I've ever assembled. The papers are from the Father's Day collection from Pion papers. Again more red with this time a lighter brown. 

#4 Big Belly Purse Mini- This beyond awesome purse was a RAK on won at the wonderful Flying Unicorn store and scrap website. This album has many pictures of my jumbo-size prego belly pictures. I actually covered the purse in the bib over-alls I wore for both of my pregnancies. I'm so grateful that I was inspired to use the bib overalls because it just adds to the memories.

#3 - Stacey Stand-Up Mini album- The corset  focal point of this mini album was from the Funtoola's July kit "Vintage Treasures". I made the Stacey banner entirely from scraps of that kit. This album has pictures of myself and inspirational quotes. Like myself it is a constant work in action. It is another stand-up album inspired by Heide Swapp.

#2 Hope- This layout I can't even take an ounce of credit for because it was a scrap-lift of Kathy Lane's layout "A Special Kind of  Love" and it's from the November Funtoola kit, "Botanical Etching" so I didn't even have to think out the paper combinations. I can't help but adore how all the details came together with the soft colors.
#1- Church Mini Album- The number one project this year was the church mini album based on a design available from Laura Denison in which the roof lifts off and it's the binding of a mini album. This album was created for my brother's wedding. I used my score board to make the brick of the church with was my attempt to mimic the church they were married in. I also had fun creating the stain glass windows with a stamp on transparency paper and colored in with glitter glue. I also included pictures of the cover to the mini album and a favorite page from within the album.The papers were also from the Funtoola's July's kit "Vintage Treasures".

I look forward to see your count downs!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Magic Holiday Window Mini Album ~~~ Funtoola Kit

Here's another look at the "Holiday Magic" Scrapbooking kit from Funtoolas! I'm working on transforming this kit into a mini album that can be placed in this Magic Holiday window. I embossed the deer in a champagne color and added the one of the many stunning poinsettias in the the kits. This poinsettia is the sequined one that looks so awesomeI knew it needed to be on display for all to see on the window itself. 
 This is one of the pages for the mini album. I followed the sketch and layered the amazing papers to come up with this look.

Here's the sketch and here's a link for you to post your take on this sketch.
Here's a close-up of the hidden tag. The tan part is also a jumbo-size tag that is nearly the same size as the mini album itself. Also you see the poinsettias with glitter that comes with the kit. I stacked them and added a gem to the middle.The tag also shows off a few of the stamps from the kit.

Here's some of the cool papers plus a close up of the title which comes with the stamp in the kit.

Also at Funtoolas: 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Funtoola "Holiday Magic" Kit

  Introducing "Holiday Magic" Scrapbooking kit!  This kit is made with beautiful holiday papers, Prima flourishes, Fab Scraps chippie, glittered snowflakes, as well as the most lovely sequin flower and ribbon.  This kit has the feel of days gone by, and if you love flowers and old time elegance, this is the kit for you!  You will also receive deer chippies, stickles, and lovely poinsettia flowers!  Absolutely gorgeous kit!    
With the new year, there will be new beginnings at FUNTOOLAS .  Cindy has some changes coming so stay tuned.  There will be a huge give away, new challenges, new games, and new additions to the Funtoolas Store.  Be sure to check back on January 1 for the new changes and for your chance to win! 

My first creations with this kit are three ATCs. Come back through the month and check out the holiday mini I've assembled with this kit. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Inspire ~~~ Funtoola Kit

Here's one of the pages in this month's mini album made with my November Funtoola kit, "Botanical Etching". 
This page is based on a sketch from Funtoola's.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Cherish" Timeless Romance ~~~ Funtoola Kit

Here's another look at Timeless Romance the October  Funtoola kit.This is page one of the album. I followed the Nov. 1 Funtoola sketch as a guide for this page. This sketch made the page come together with total ease.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hope ~~~ Funtoola Kit


Here's the cover of the mini I'm making with my November Funtoola kit, "Botanical Etching". 
The stunning pin is from my mega-talented friend Amy with her awesome Etsy shop. This page is a complete scraplift of the amazing Kathy Lane's layout "A Special Kind of  Love."

Also at Funtoolas:

Monday, November 5, 2012

"Botanical Etching" FUNtoola November Kit

It's that time of year to share what you are thankful for and I am thankful for my November Funtoola kit. This month's kit is  "Botanical Etching" and it has some amazing Hot Off the Press papers and lots of other goodies like Prima bling and stunning flowers including a few jazzed up flowers in bling. We also get to play with a bird cage chippie from 3tailscraft.

And here is my haul video

Join us this November at Funtoolas you will defiantly be thankful you did. Plus we at Funtoolas are thankful to have the amazing skills of Debbie Wienhold aka "DebDoodle" as our artist of the month. Come check out her designs with this month kit you'll be thankful you did. To see the other amazing work with this kit check out the other Funtoola blogs.

This month I am building a mini album for a friend's birthday and I am so thankful I recently met her. She has given my life so much hope.  Check back often see how it comes together.

Also at Funtoolas:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Schwiet Garden ~~~~Witch Flower

Every odd day of the month I will present a new gardening tip. The best news is you don't have to be a green thumb to have success with these tips because they are suggested tutorials for flowers to be included in your crafts.

Happy Halloween. As a Halloween treat I would like to show you a great witch flower that would look great in our flower garden or better yet on a scrapbook layout dedicated to the sport of trick-or-treating. Check out this amazing witch flower tutorial and have a spook-tacular day.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

More Timeless Romance ~~~ Funtoola Kit


Time for more Timeless Romance the October  Funtoola kit. This is the mini bound together. I still need to build the mini's that go in the mini and dress up the pages. I also need to get messy with some paint as I work out each tag.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friday,Serenity Garden Page 5 & 6 ~~~ Funtoolas September Kit

And on I go with my Garden Gate mini I've created with my September Funtoolas kit. I adore this mini albums design by Laura D.

 Here I used the used mask as an embellishment. I also added vine-like stitches.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Serenity Garden Page 3 & 4 ~~~ Funtoolas September Kit

  Here is more of the  Garden Gate mini I've created with my September Funtoolas kit. This kit seemed perfect with this mini album designed by the very impressive master of mini albums Laura D

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Funtoolas Timeless Romance

I just wanted to show you what things are starting to look like with my October  Funtoola kit, Timeless Romance. I wanted you to get a glimpse of this stunning floral paper I used as the cover of ONE of the mini albums for this kit. 

I followed Cathy Lane's tutorial for string art but I didn't add the beads. 

Feel free to jump  in the F-U-N at FUNtoolas with so many challenges and games.

Also at Funtoolas:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Serenity Garden Page Two ~~~ Funtoolas September Kit

Happiness is an inside job.

Here is more of the  Garden Gate mini I've created with my September Funtoolas kit. This kit seemed perfect with this mini album designed by the very impressive master of mini albums Laura D.