Monday, September 27, 2010

this week's Nook U layouts

Well, I haven't placed in the top three for a single challenge yet at Nook U, but I am holding out hope for this week. Im so proud of these layouts! Especially this first one which is a lift of one of Mahlin's layouts. Wish me luck to get into the finals this week. the top 15 people points-wise will be in the finals. Im just barely keeping up by doing every challenge, but I really need to place in at least one of these 4 challenges to make the finals.

For the little guys in the corner, I drew them on a piece of scrap paper, using the sass lass monsters as models, then I cut them out and used them as a mask for the glimmer mist. Then I went back and drew the lines in after the glimmer mist had dried.

there is paint on the back of the hambly transparencies that I used a texture stamp on to make impressions in it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

this week's Nook U layouts

This week we took home decorating and I created this shadow box using a recycled Prima flower box and My Mind's Eye papers.

We also took art class, where we were challenged to include pen work or doodling on our page. I created this one with Sass Lass Indie Girl papers.

This page is for the Geography class where we had to use photos of a place, not people. This is my current fave - steampunk debutante from Graphic 45.

This one is for the Literature class where we had to tell a story in our journaling. Again this is Graphic 45 steampunk.

Finally we took PE where we were challenged to workout our funny bones and make a funny card.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ACOT Hambly reveal posted.

My latest reveal has been posted at ACOT. This month I wanted something different, so I chose Hambly rub-ons and transparencies. I was a little intimidated at first, but fell totally in love! Check out the reveal HERE.

Here is my favorite page from this reveal.

Monday, September 13, 2010

this week's nook U layouts (from my weekend crop)

This first one is for the 'biology' class, where we were challenged to paper piece a living thing. I made the fish. the scales are a bunch of layered strips of scallop punched paper. I just realized that the other journaling spot is missing though, there were two small squares, so the title doesnt really make sense because that part only mentions the one lagoon. MME here for pretty much everything.

this next one was for 'shop' class where we had to use a tool in an unconventional way. I used scissors and a rub-on applicator to make transparencies.

almost everything here is fancy pants, letters are fancy pants and thickers, small frame is pink paislee, flowers are bo bunny.

This one was for the home economics class, where the challenge was to use fabric and or ribbon, and add sewing.

mostly october afternoon here, the journaling spot is MME, the brads are MME, and the transparency is Hambly, the letters are AC.

this one was for the history class, to do a vintage style using at least 7 of the 12 listed vintage elements. I used distressing, brown ink, crumpling, tags, soft colors, lace, doilies and sewing.

almost everything here is graphic 45. the doily is vintage that I misted to make it match, the flowers are handmade from ribbon.

this is for the math class, we had to use a sketch and 8 photos, 2 cs, 4 pp, 15 embellies, 3 techniques, a title and journaling. almost everything here is graphic 45, ac thickers

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Favorite Thing Right now

I made this chair a couple of weeks ago, just for the heck of it. I still don't know what I am going to do with it, but I love it! Using Sassafras Lass Indie Girl papers and a chair that I got for free from a closed yard sale.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Scrapbook Nook U projects week one

Ive been playing along at My Scrapbook Nook for their Back to school classes contest. I love these kinds of contests and I was in need of something different to get me out of my rut and make me stop being frustrated with scrapping. If you really hurry, you might be able to get in because these first three classes are not due until tonight at midnight. Sorry for posting it so late but Ive been really busy. I finished my first class homework on Wed night between coming home from work and packing for vacation. Then I thought I was good for a week, but it turns out that they post a new class every week day all due on the next Wed, so I had two more homework assignments to do and I didn't get home until late last night, then had to get up early today, make a dish for our work picnic and tonight we have a family dinner for the holiday. So, yeah, my second and third homework assignments took me a total of an hour and a half, and are not my best work, but hey, I got them done and they aren't too bad if I do say so myself.

Class 1 - design principles

class 2 - economics

class 3 - typography

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Trends and Techniques ACOT Challenge

It is September, can you believe that?! This month for the Trends and Techniques challenge at ACOT, I am challenging everyone to use a doily on your project. :

Now that all the CHA releases have come out, some trends seem to have emerged. One of them that I noticed is doilies. Doilies are everywhere - on patterned papers and transparencies, on stamps, straight up paper doilies, rub-ons, punches, and I even saw a tutorial on how to build your own out of stamps you may already have.

So that is your challenge this month, use some type of doily in your project. It can be any type, like I mentioned above, or even a real crocheted one like I used. (Just a search for 'doilies' here at ACOT yields lots of ideas - lots from Hambly and Basic Grey.)