Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I also used my Silhouette Cameo to make the 3d eiffel tower on top.
I really like how it turned out. She was very happy with it and it didn't cost the $125.00 I was quoted by a cake maker! I was shocked to say the least.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I have hung my ATG on the wall to my left in easy reach. I have also put up a nail to hold my Sihouette mats (and Cricut mats I use with my Silhouette Cameo). Nails to hold my T-square and moved my scrapamagig to my left for my drinks.
I have put my paper boxes on the dresser but not by the window. I put the printer there and put the rest of the boxes of paper on my shelf above my workstation.
It is a start and I love how it is turning out. Now I just have to find a place to put all the stuff I piled on the bed! LOL Booked now until Thursday night so I guess I will start again Thursday night.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Anyway, I have a thing tonight but TOMORROW I am tackling the work space. I have fought with how to arrange my space and I may have to rearrange again to make it functional but my goal is to get my workspace not only clean but functional so that I can get back to my technique draws and get some more pages done. I may use my technique draw to do some cards as well.
I have a sewing machine and stuff on a tiny desk behind me and a dresser to my left that has a TON of stuff in the drawers and my paper boxes on top. I want to put that behind me but then the paper will be in front of the window and I'm afraid of the sun fading the paper. However, it takes away from my desk space to have it beside me.
I have a teeny tiny tv on my desk that I have on mostly for noise but also to watch my HGTV shows that I love. I don't like it where it is and the way I have the room now there is no space on the wall to put it either. That is another thing that will have to be corrected.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can get it all done so that Friday I can get scrappin` and enjoy my space.
I am setting myself a deadline of the end of this month to have the room spotless. That is a place for everything and everything in its place, used or purged. I have a twin bed for company that is covered with stuff that needs to find a home. Boxes of pictures, embelishments, paper, empty storage containers that I have emptied and found new homes for the contents, and bags and things for taking stuff to crops. I also have several boxes of memorabilia that I want to organize and/or scrap.
This post is long but I guess it is more a guideline for me to keep me on track. I will post my progress as I go.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
This is my next technique draw. I decided to do the pictures from taking my daughter and her friends to the midnight release of the Hunger Games. I reached into my cup and pulled out twine. So, I incorporated the twine at the top of the layout.
For the layout, I printed the insignias for each district in Panem including the capitol. I lined them up along the top edge starting with the Capitol (which printed smaller) and going to 13. The twine was wrapped twice around the page just below the districts. I printed the map of Panem and the capitol. I used my Amy Chomas pen holder to hold a white gel pen and wrote "May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor". I cut a bow and some arrows from my Silhouette Cameo and created my own Mockingjay cut file. I did my journaling in my own handwriting in white gel pen.
Monday, August 20, 2012
http://kathleendriggers.com/2012/02/04/free-silhouette-cameo-dust-cover-pattern/ and made a cover for my Cameo. I'm very happy with how it turned out since I am NOT a seamstress in any way shape or form.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This time I drew sanding.
I had picked out some pictures from our last trip to Wisconsin last year. We had gone to Summerfest and Bob Marley's son, Stephen Marley was playing. I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper pack. To use sanding, I rand a piece of white core black cardstock through my DYMO label maker and spelled out Stephen Marley and then sanded the top of the letters to make them pop. I also crumpled and distressed the brown striped paper and sanded it. I used my Silhouette Cameo to print & cut the title and used a photo mat with guitars on it and the file folder (that hides my journaling) from a swap on the Scrapaholics Anonymous Yahoo group since I am also trying to incorporate swap items into my layouts.
I am starting something new. I put a bunch of techniques, supplies and tools on strips of paper and put them in a cup. After I decide on pictures, embellishments, etc., I draw out a slip of paper and use whatever it is on that layout. The reason for this is I have supplies, embellishments, etc. piled everywhere and generally stick to the same old stuff and never use the stuff I have.
So, I have things on my list like:
I was going to do videos but I never talk loud enough on videos. I will work on that for a future series.
The first paper I drew was ribbon so here is the layout I used ribbon on. I also used the title, journal block and altered CD from a swap on scrapaholics annonymous yahoo group.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Video on how I made the layout is on Youtube at http://youtu.be/3jETQyt9wyA
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
A couple of layouts I did for sketch challenges on Yahoo Groups Scrap-a-holics Anonymous. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Scrap-a-holics_Anonymous/
I just love doing sketches because it helps keep my mojo going and keeps me from staying in my same old same old rut.
Oh, yes I realize that I misspelled Beyonce. Oh well, I'll fix it someday. :)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I took this picture almost three years ago and finally got around to putting it on a layout. I used my Silhouette SD to to a print & cut of the playing cards and then did an offest in black to outline them. I cut a strip of cardstock 2" x 12" and added spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds for a border. I did a print & cut on the journaling block to be a club shape and cut the title with my Silhouette. I needed poker chips but the Silhouette store didn't have any so I created my own. I have provided the file for you if anyone needs poker chips for anything. http://www.4shared.com/file/8odvkHTa/poker_chips.html
Saturday, February 4, 2012
This is a mini album made out of four legal sized file folders. My inspiration came from Scrap Diva Forever. You can see hers here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7kmPR49ZOo&feature=related.
Mine is no where near as beautiful as hers but my next one will be great. I was just so excited by this I rushed to get it done and didnt get it done as nicely as I would have liked.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Altered File Folder mini album. I got the inspiratoin from scrap diva forever on her video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7kmPR49ZOo&feature=relatedI couldn't wait to try it when I saw hers. Mine is not finished but I love how it is turning out and had to share.
This is a card I made to fit into a standard sized #10 envelope (the size your bills come in). I like the idea of that size card because even if I run out of envelopes and don't want to make one, I always have #10 envelopes around.
The baloons, bow, flags and sentiment are all print & cut with the Silhouette. The strings were drawn with a sharpie. I am going to do another (to keep on hand for those oops moments when you realize it is someone's birthday at the office). The next one I am going to cut and ink the baloons, bow, flags & sentiment and I will use my Sew Easy to do the strings (or just use the sewing machine).