Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's been a long time...

Geez! I feel like it has been forever since I've blogged. But, things have just been crazy-busy around here with the holidays, and getting ready to head back to North Carolina. But, I'm back with so much to share! I don't even know where to begin, so we'll just start off here:



Yep...I finished up with my Banner Project kit from Poppy Ink. The December kit (and ALL of the add-ons) were the BEST yet! I seriously depleted nearly everything from December's stuff, and I haven't even had the kits for a week yet! Of course, I added a lot of my own little extras to the banners too. Here's a close-up of the snowflakes that I used from Pageframe Designs to back the paper stars to give them more strength:



They are very thick, acrylic shapes (they also make tons of other shapes and albums). I LOVE them! They are on the pricey side, though. And, I wasn't sure what I wanted to use them for exactly when I first bought them. But, I knew those paper stars needed something behind them, or they would just get ripped up over the years. I thought these would be the perfect solution! I painted one side of the acrylic snowflake with the Clear Effects Glitter from Making Memories. And, on the other side, I went around the edges of the snowflake with silver Stickles. They're even more beautiful in person! Here's some close-ups of the rest of the banner:





This little banner was made for my friend, DeAnn. You know, the one that made me the adorable little ribbon loop tree?!? I made my own banner too, but I can't post pictures of it just yet. I had to order another package of the Bon Bon Basic Grey chipboard letters because there is only one "Y" in each package. For the life of me, I couldn't think of another Christmasy word that didn't have a "Y" in it for either of the banners, so I had to order another package. I'll post pictures of mine when I get the last letter added.

Moving on...



I started making the monthly dividers for my 7 Gypsies ATC Holder. I'm actually going to use it to start the card-a-day project. So, I got my January divider done. Again, it's even prettier, and more glittery in person! I finally got some spray inks...so freakin' ADDICTIVE!!! I want them all! But, I had originally taken a piece of the KI Pop Culture lace, and laid it over a piece of old book text. Then, I sprayed it with the turquoise ink. I was going to use the book text as the background for my card. But, when I pulled the lace cardstock away, I like the lace itself even more. It has the most beautiful sparkly sheen to it! I'm hooked!

And, since I have been promising peeks of my project for the ScrapMojo Christmas challenge, I finally broke out the camera and took some pics.



I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to print out all of the pictures for the inside yet. And, obviously, I haven't added any embellies inside, either. But, part of the challenge was to find things around the house to paint with. I repeated the same techniques a couple of times throughout the book, but here are the 4 techniques that I used. Paper Dixie cups dipped in paint for the circles on the cover:



Bubble wrap:



KI Memories POP Culture Lace Paper:



And, some mini-foam roller thingy:



And, with that, I will go ahead and stop for today. I have more to share, but don't want to overload anyone. ;0) I'll be back tomorrow with some more eye candy. Oh, and we put a deposit down on our puppy! Yay! I'm so excited! I'll post some pictures of her parents tomorrow. She hasn't actually been born yet...due in Jan or Feb (depending on which momma dog we get her from). But, I'll be receiving newborn pics as soon as they are born, so I'll be sure to update!

Also, you'll have to wait a few more days for pics of Tina's Christmas present. We are actually going to be doing the exchange sometime this weekend...hopefully. :0) Hope everyone is ready for Christmas. It really snuck up on us this year, didn't it?

15 comments:

Melonie said...

Ok seriously the banner is gorgeous! One of the prettiest projects I have seen. Love your project for Scrap Mojo and soooo cannot wait to see pics of your new pup! Congrats on him or her!

Marie said...

Oh my so many lovelies! Love the banner! Lucky girl. Love the divider. Love the book! Eeekk! Cant wait to see it when it is done! Fabulous. Oh and yay for the puppy!

mushroommeadows said...

Lovely pieces!!! :)

I love your new blog look!!! Very nice! :)

Melinda Zook said...

These are really beautiful. You are quite creative. Now come on over and claim your girlie giveaway. Please email me at mzook22@gmail.com and tell me where to send this purse : )

danilouwho said...

Omigosh - Christmas really did sneak up on us this year! Just this week it all really dawned on me!

And check out all your eye candy - love all the colors and details. Seriously fun stuff going on here!

I *NEED* spray inks!

Tina said...

Those pics really don't do your projects justice! That banner came out so beautiful...Deann will love it.

Melanie Gonzaga said...

Gorgeous stuff girlie!!

Zoe said...

dear god you are creative!!!

Tiffany said...

Love the banner!
And your project is to cute!

GINAJAM said...

you've got some major creative mojo going on right now!! love everything you've done! as always, thanks for sharing all of it :-)

Jill Deiling said...

your newest stuff is so awesome girl!! congrats on putting a deposit down on your puppy, that is so exciting!!

Vhrsti said...

Soooo cute blog! I will be coming back from tima to time ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I really love your work and that banner completely rocks too!!!

Michelle said...

oooh...your mojo album rocks!! can't wait to see more! Painting with the lace paper = genius! =) and I also can't wait to see your puppy!! yay!

Michelle said...

WOW! So now I know when the puppy is due. I really should read all posts before making comments but then I forget what I'm going to say.

That banner is gorgeous. The stickles really add a nice touch to it. Love the mojo book you did. Just gorgeous!

We got in a red hippo plush at the store and I thought of you and your daughter. Happy Holidays!