Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Steampunk has become a new fascination for me.  It is a sub-genre of sci-fi (which I am a huge fan) and has recently made its way into the scrapping world.  It frequently has lots of Victorian and old futuristic elements.  It is very visually gritty at times and I tend to find it fairly appealing.  Recently I got the new Graphic 45 line Steampunk Debutante.   I have been having a lot of fun with this line and wanted to share a card I made for friend's 30th birthday.  I will more than likely be sharing a few more Steampunk inspired projects in the future.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cut a Rug

OK so maybe don't cut a rug, but this week at Frosted Designs we are cutting up photos and pictures.  I love the look of creating mosaics and blocks with photos but it often a technique I forget to use.  I was excited to create a layout for this week's challenge and really had fun with this.  Head on over to Frosted Designs to see the other projects created by the design team this week.  Seriously the ladies outdid themselves this week and there is some great inspiration over there.
I cut my photo to look like a window pane so it emphasized the main portion of the photo.  Other than cutting up the photo I did a lot of wet distressing.  This may be one of my new favorite techniques!  It is so fun and I love the dimensional effect that it gives.  A lot of inspiration for this layout came from the Swirlydoos blog post demonstrating wet distressing.

Friday, September 10, 2010


This week at Frosted Designs we have another great challenge going on and another chance to win some Robyn's Fetishes digital stamps.  These stamps are seriously so cute you just have to head over and check them out!  On to the challenge though....This week we challenge you to use a quote on your project.  I couldn't decide which quote to use so I made two projects.  The first I made a card with the digital stamp "Book Worm" from Robyn's Fetishes.  As a librarian I just couldn't Pass up the uber cute book worm stamp.  The quote says "A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life" -Henry Ward Beecher.
My second project was a Halloween layout of my nephew.  The quote says "When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the mood laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween'." -Unknown.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Photo Inspiration!

This week at Frosted Designs we have a great challenge and an even better prize.  Each week for the month of September we will be giving away either paper and digital stamps or just digital stamps from Robyn's Fetishes Digital Stamps.  These are so fun.  Seriously there are like so many stamps that range from adorable to beautiful to cool and fun.  Head over and check it out.  On to the challenge.  Once again we have a photo inspiration challenge going on.  We are using this photo

to influence our projects.  It is such a pretty photo with so much going on in it.  There are the textures colors, and tons of other elements.  For my project I was inspired by the pinks purples and greens and by the flowers.  This is what I created.
I used the August Little Red Scrapbook kit and Robyn's Fetishes "Poppy Fairy" stamp for this birthday card.