Monday, April 27, 2009
I absolutely fell in love with the My Little ShoeBox Diecuts that were in our Sussies Kits this month. I didn't want to put them aside after using a few on a previous layout, So I decided to Create a Layout based on Diecuts ONLY! Yes, I didn't use any pattern papers, only the diecuts that came with my kit. Give it a try!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Did you see the full reveal for the May kit?? For a larger picture, check here.
So I thought in addition to showing the May kit reveal and a peak at a layout I am working on, I'd have a little contest for a RAK!! You remember when we added the blog, we also added a Scrapbook Sussies Photo Gallery. Well, its getting a little bit lonely with just the Design Team layouts! So I thought I'd offer a little RAK for those of you who post a layout made with a recent Sussies kit!
Here's the RAK (sorry for the poor picture!) that some lucky Sussies scrapper will win!
RAK Details: If you post one layout in the member gallery, you'll receive one entry. If you post 3 you'll receive 2 entries, 6 will receive 3 etcetera. As long as your layout(s) are uploaded by April 30, 2009 they will count! I'll post a winner the first week of May!
I hope you'll be visiting the gallery for your chance to win!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Trace your petals on patterned paper. Then cut them out. I used 4 small and 5 large petals. Cut out the square for inner fringe. cut small fringe cuts 3/4 of the way down.
I used a glue gun to adhere the pieces together. Be careful if you are using that hot glue (we don't want any burnt fingers!) Use any adhesive that will work for you. It doesn't have to look pretty sine everything will be covered with floral tape in the end. Roll the fringe tightly around the floral wire.I put my glue on while the fringe piece was lying flat beforehand.
Now add the small petals by gluing each on to the bottom of the fringe layer. Do the same for the large petals.
The key to your floral tape success is to wrap as tight as you can! I cut off about a yard at a time so I could easily work with it. Make sure to overlap the tape so it will stick to itself.
Now you have a nice flower to decorate a package, your room, or even yourself!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
So with this festive weekend ahead, many of us will have extra-special photo ops. I know I've found it useful in years past to take a few minutes to think about some of the photos I don't want to miss. After all, in the hubbub and excitement that come from extra people around, big family meals, and jellybean-induced sugar rushes, a little planning can be really useful!
Why not take a couple of minutes to think about it? Here are some of the ideas I've had...
- making and dyeing Easter eggs
- closeup of my 3 year old daughter's hands afterwards, because I know what they'll look like
- a pretty shot showing all the eggs and maybe some closeups if any are really pretty
- a nice pre-church shot of all the family in Easter finery - we always seem to miss getting these for some reason, and we'll have 4 generations together!
- some shots of my own little family since we rarely have anyone else around to take the pics
- hunting for Easter eggs, of course
- seeing how my baby boy reacts to the various goodies and people
- my daughter and her great-grandma sharing their basket like they always do
- getting ready for Easter dinner
- the cleanup!
Don't forget to get photos of special family traditions, or of special moments that may differentiate *this* year from other years. Is there a new family member, or are you celebrating in a new place? What will help to set this year apart for you?
And whatever you do, always remember that you have to live the memories before you can scrap them!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Ahh, I sit here listening to the birds sing and i can not deny, spring is in the air!! This is also obvious in looking at the AWESOME April kit that Lara put together for us!!! Gorgeous spring colors, birdies, butterflies! If that doesn't say SPRING than I don't know what does!!
I was so impressed with the work that the Design team turned out!! Have you been to the Sussies Gallery yet? It's AWESOME! If you haven't, now's the time! Come on by and create your own account!!
I want to show you some of the fabulous work that the DT has done this month! I have chosen one LO from each designer to show you! Then, you have to go to the gallery and check out the rest! You won't be sorry!!!
Here we go!!
Leah Wright: Loved the theme of her page! Look at all of the fancy cut work she did@ Fabulous!!
Valerie Allen: Check out the page She made using this months sketch!! Love those pictures and great use of the Prima glittery swirl and flowers!
Jennifer Halleck: No one does 2 pagers like Jennifer!! Look at the way this one flows together! love her use of paper here!!
Jennifer Mayer: Love her title here and great use of the Adorn It flowers!!
Zoa Barker: Love this one! Love how she cut out this paper and added the epoxy stickers to it! And what a cutie in the pic! :)
Kristine Davidson: Love Kristine's sophisticared style! Love the scallops she made with the Glitz paper, and the addition of stickles tops it off! The B&W pic tops this right off!
ME (Tina McDonald): This is my favorite LO from this kit! i love white space and the colors on here were so fun! Not to mention my love of circles! :)
April Guest Designer: (check back later for this one!)
And there is more where that came from!!! Come on over to the gallery and leave them some love! :)
And don't forget to create your own account! We want to see what YOU can do with the kits too!!
Until Next time, Happy Spring, and Happy Scrapping!!