Friday, January 29, 2010


This week at Frosted Designs the challenge is to use embossing on your project.  It can be either heat or dry embossing it is your choice.  Check out their site to see all the great projects from the rest of the design team.  I chose to use heat embossing this week.  I have been really loving the Zing metallic embossing powders lately.  They add such a nice texture and touch to your projects.  I used the copper color for this layout.  It is a photo of my husband and our dog.  I love the photo and those two so much. 
I used Basic Grey Marrakech papers, Broken China Distress Ink, a Making Memories journaling block, Tim Holtz stamps, Thickers, Graphite Glimmer Mist, Turquoise Glimmer Mist, and Broken China Distress Stickles for this layout.  The layout came together pretty quickly.  I love the look of negative space layouts, but I seem to rarely do them.  I really wanted to keep this one simple, but pretty and really show off the photo.

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's all about chipboard

Chipboard is one of my favorite ways to add dimension to a project.  I love how it give more texture to any card or layout you are working on.  This week at Frosted Designs our challenge was to use chipboard on your project.  I created this layout. 

 I used chipboard Thickers that are covered in glitter for the title.  This layout is one of my last wedding layouts that I will be doing (it makes me sad to think that the album is almost done).  I chose the colors to match our wedding colors which were brown, turquoise and orange.  I used Bazzil Bling cardstock, Glitz Designs stamps, Basic Grey Black Tie paper, a Tim Holtz mask, Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, Broken China Distress Ink, Turquoise Glimmer Mist, Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, Waterfall Stickles, Crystal Stickles and my Cuttlebug to make this layout.   I hand folded the flowers using the dahlia fold method from circles I cut with my cuttlebug.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


So I am a little late again this week, but this week at Frosted Designs our challenge was to use eyelets on a project.  I rarely use eyelets so this was a challenge for me.  I like eyelets, but my dog is TERRIFIED of my eyelet setter.  He won't stay in the house if I am using it and most of the time I just don't want to torture the poor little guy!  This week I made him brave the noise and made the following two cards.

This first one I had so much fun making!  I actually designed the white distressed paper.  It started out as white cardstock.  It was SUPER fun and check back later for a tutorial on how to do it.  I used plain cardstock for all the layers and I just added lots of inking, stamping and misting.  I used Stampin' up stamps, Prima stamps, Black Soot Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Embossing Powder, Turquoise Glimmer Mist and Graphite Glimmer Mist.  Of course don't forget the eyelets!  They make a great anchor for the corners of the focal point on the card.

Next was this card I just had TONS of fun with.  I have been wanting to really break out of my comfort zone and try some new styles and I think I did a little with this card.

I used a Tim Holtz stamp, woodless artist colored pencils, eyelets, a Basic Grey Chipboard frame, Black Soot Distress Ink, Smooch Pool Ink, a Tim Holtz Mask, Tim Holtz Black Soot Crackle paint, Black Diamond Stickles, and Turquoise Stickles.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A few Random Projects

I just felt like blogging today so here are a few random projects that I have completed recently.  Ever since the holiday season ended I have finally had some time to scrapbook again and I am SO glad for it.

This layout is from a camping trip I took with my husband this past August.  It was a beautiful campground right on a huge lake. 

I love the photo and wanted to really make a pretty page for it.  I used a January 2010 pagemap sketch for this layout.  I used Scenic Route paper, Thickers, Black Soot Distress ink, Faded Jeans Distress Ink, and a Tim Holtz Mask for this layout. 

The past few months have been pretty big on goals for me.  I have really been thinking about what I want to do with my life and how I want to live it.  I have also been playing with the idea of doing a Book of Me album to tell future generations a little more about me.  I though a great way to start this was to create something of a bucket list or a list of goals I would like to achieve. 

I used Turquoise and Graphte Glimmer Mist, Making Memories papers, lots of random buttons, and Thickers on this layout.

Finally this layout is about the Great American Beer Fest that is held in Denver every year.  There are over 2,000 beers to be tasted there.  A friend of ours flew out from Texas and we went.  It was a lot of fun and we tasted a lot of really good beers (and some not so good ones).  We really had a blast and I wanted to make a layout that represented that.  

For this layout I used Basic Grey's Mellow line, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, a Tim Holtz Mini Mask, and Thickers.  

Friday, January 8, 2010

Using Ink

This week on Frosted Design we challenge you all to use ink on your projects.  Get creative!  You can use any type of ink.  You can stamp images, ink edges, distress with ink, whatever strikes your fancy!  This week I made two projects because I LOVE inking.  I use it on almost every project that I do.  My first project is a thank you card.

With all the gifts we have gotten this season I figured I better get to work with some cards.  I inked  the black background with White Colorbok Ink, the two printed papers with Black Soot Distress Ink and I stamped the "thank you" and the bird cage in Black Soot Distress Ink as well.   Then I added some Crystal Stickles and Ta-Da!  Simple yet pretty thank you card.

My second project is a layout I did about my dog.  One day my husband was in our driveway washing his car and Bruno kept watching him out the window.  It was just too cute! 

I used the Basic Grey Granola line for this layout.  I did a lot of distressing to the papers and inked the edges using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Faded Jean Distress Ink.   

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

This post is a few days late, but better late then never right?  This week on Frosted Design we are celebrating the New Year with some New Year's Themed projects.  My first project is a New Year's card that I made for my best friend.  

I mostly used some paper scraps that I had for this LO.  It isn't overtly New Year'sy on the outside, but on the inside it says "My wishes for you in the New Year".  I used a lot of distressing and inking on this card.  I also used my new cuttlebug embossing folder and then hand cut around it for the flourishy box.

My second project is about one of my goals for 2010.  For the last three years I have been working on losing weight and getting healthy.  I am finally down 55 pounds with only 35 to go.  I would really like to finish my journey this year and I think it is doable if I can stay focused.  Here is to layout I created about it.

All the papers used on this LO are Basic Grey Ambrosia.  I also used a Tim Holtz mask, and plenty of distress inks Black Soot and Fired Brick.