Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration Emporium's Monthly Challenge - Packaging

I found a fun challenge over on Inspiration Emporium this month. You were to use packaging that is normally thrown away, and make something with it. This is right up my alley as I save anything interesting that can be recycled. I thought I would take you through the transformation with photos so that you could see how easy it is too recycle your scrapbook packaging.

Here is a photo of some backing/packaging to some items I recently bought.

I used some punches, brads and jewels to transform it into these cute flowers. Then I save them in a container until I  need them for a project.

Here is the card I made for this challenge using the flowers I had just made. Pretty cool, right? Now it's your turn to recycle some of your beautiful trash.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let's Do Lunch

Love this stamp! Here's a tag I made for a recent challenge.

Blogger is messing with my posts again.

I added a few labels to some past posts, and half of them stayed in order and the other half reposted to today's date. Sorry for the confusion.

I like the Steam Punk look.

Here is a  4" x 4" I made for a challenge last month. I really like playing with the steam punk look.

Mother's Day

In between being sick and having computer problems I managed to make a 3D hybrid card for Mother's Day. It's a gate card made with the adorable Being a Mom digital kit by Connie Prince.

You can download the card for next year here on Connie's blog. It is a great example of what you can do with digi kits.

Two challenges from April

This was for a challenge to cover a light switch plate.
I made it for my studio, so it had to say Art on it. I uses some tag art from Hot Off the Press.

This tag was created for an Earth Day challenge. I used recycled hardware (found and rusted) along with a Tim Holtz gear.
I first embossed my tag with a gear embossing folder, using my Vagabond. Notice how deep the embossing is. I don't get this results in my Cuttlebug. Then I used three shades of distress ink. I also used distress ink to dye my ribbon. Some of the art work used here is from Graphic 45 and some is from public domain.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Playing around with embossing folders.

Here are a couple of tags I made with the gear embossing folder. I just can't get over the difference in how deep the Vagabond embosses using my Cuttlebug folders.

I am having a lot of fun with Graphic 45's papers too. I used these two tags for a couple of entries into a challenge involving embossing. Three shades of distress ink were used for the background.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Computer is overheating!!!

My notebook overheated and burned my leg when I sat it in my lap the other day. Today it overheated and shut itself off right in the middle of National Scrapbooking Day. I am not a happy person right now.