Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Scraplifting and nasty, rude people

Well, it has happened. I never thought that I would see the day that taking up for someone would cause so much trouble. A lot of my friends and other scrappers have been blatantly lifted lately. And not just lately, for quite a while. Most have said nothing, since there is a fine line on lifting and being inspired by someone. Most scrappers are sincere and will put "inspired by" and give proper credit when a page is really lifted, not just ideas but almost the exact paper, elements, title, etc and so on. One person has even been removed from a site for doing it. But she moved over to another one is doing the same thing. I put a comment, yes I guess it was a little rude, but all I said was "this reminds me of a page I saw...." well, I got a nasty pm and then all of a sudden I have ugly comments on my blog, on my mini-books that they are copies of someone elses. They are not, and everyone who knows me will vouch for that fact. I guess they think I will shut up. I looked up their blog only to find that it has been removed!!! The name of the blog was "Linda-isms All the Rage". Wonder why!!! LOL!

I just think this is riduculous, to get so nasty and negative over a hobby that is filled will joy, passion and fulfillment. Some people work on DT's and mfgs. and have numerous publications and teach and honestly make a living doing this, most don't, but lifting can be serious. Goodness, this lady won't quit!!! Anyway, just had to vent, and if you see any more nasty comments on my blog, you will know why. Probably will see some on my galleries as well!

I urge the rest of you who have been lifted by this person, check your comments, she may be leaving some for you as well!!! Hopefully not. Sorry to have to make this post, but I felt it necessary!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Once Upon A Sketch" challenge 2

The second challenge is up at "Once Upon a Sketch" and it's another wonderful challenge. You have to journal about the reason that you chose to scrap your photos. I chose to do my journaling on a tag that can tuck behind the elements. I used some Pink Paislee Daily Junque for this one!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Minis

Here are a couple of peeks of some new mini books that I designed for EMI (my lss). You can buy the kits at the store or order them online. She has several designers doing custom mini books for her, and she has some gorgeous creations!! You can check them out at www.emiscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Friday, April 8, 2011

Adding a "Little Punch" to your Pages!

Sometimes you want to add just a little something extra to your page, but you're not really sure how. I have found that an easy way to add details is to use your standard small punches. I tend to use a lot of florals on my pages so I dug out my trusty little 5 petal paper shaper punch. On this first page I used the circle cut out just as it was, with the patterned floral, which is really pretty. Nothing was wrong with the page as it was. But I wanted to add a little. So, on this page, I added my little punched blooms, and it gave the page just the little extra punch that I wanted. They are really easy to do. I always like to give them a little shape so they don't just lay flat on the page.

Here are the supplies I used: cardstock, marker, stickles, paper shaper punch and adhesive.

First, I just punched out the little blooms.
Next, I took my marker, just a darker shade of the color of your preferred cardstock and colored in the centers, not even circles, blended out a little.
Then, I "crunch" the little petals inward in my fingers, shown below afterward.
Last, I just add a little dot of stickles for the center!
All that's left is to adhere them to your project. I like to use Martha Stewart gel adhesive, it goes on in very small amounts and dries pretty quickly. I prefer to use WorldWin Treasures cardstock, it has just the right texture and you can find any color imaginable. You can do a lot with these little blooms, just play around with them and I'm sure you can come up with lots of uses. You can cluster them up on drawn stems, or use single as accents! Just have fun with your little punches!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TCR #52 and a Very Special Page

It's been one year now for the awesome site "The Color Room", and I had to join in with this beautiful color palette this week! I have been away for awhile, but I finally have a new laptop and am back with technology!!! LOL!

This is a special page to me, it's another page of our precious Speckles. I know some of you may be tired of hearing me talk about it, but I really miss her every single day. She was a perfect companion and friend and there will never be another one like her, or no other dog will hold the special place in my heart that she does.

These pictures were taken this time last year on the hammock!!! Please go check out all the beautiful work at The Color Room this week. There is a link on my sidebar.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook April Kits

Reveal time at MyCreativeScrapbook and this month had a special touch, the Main kit features the BoBunny "Gabrielle" collection, which is named after none other than my very good friend and fellow DT member Gabrielle!!! So happy for her, and such a pretty collection, just like her, it surely suits her with all the beautiful butterflies!!! And what a wonderful kit, Pam has some beautiful embellies for this kit.

And the LE kit, it's full of Prima goodness!! Prima Madeline, and it's gorgeous, I just loved these kits. Please check out the website www.mycreativescrapbook.com and check out the other kits and all the DT members beautiful work, along with our Guest designers for the month.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch

This is my take on the very first sketch for the new sketch blog "Once Upon A Sketch". I love the simple design and used some Echo Park for this one. This is my Mom, she and my Dad were both in the Air Force when they were young, they were not always in the same place, I've found pictures with notes mailed to each other, this is one of them. The writing on the back says "To my Dear Smitty, All my Love"!!!! Smitty was my Dad's nickname!

Once Upon a Sketch has some wonderful designers on their team, so I'm looking forward to much inspiration. Please go check it out if you haven't already!!! Some of my favorites on the team are Steph Devlin, Gerry Van Gent and Trudi Harrison!!! Love their work, and all of the designers are awesome! Thanks for checking it out.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Websters Pages Spring Market

Here's a page I did for my lss (EMI in Cumming, GA) using the Webster's Pages Spring Market collection. I used the transparency on this page. This page is special anyway beacsue it's our 2 dogs who are no longer with us. Max our MinPin went to a new home when we moved, and our precious Speckles lost her fight with cancer on December 27th. But this was happy times, they brought lots of love and life to our home and family.

The page itself, you can't tell in the photo, but the outside border is popped up on a chipboard base, lots of dimension in person. And the little blooms are punched and have stickles for centers and the little bucket has glossy accents to mimic water. Lots of fun with this page!