Saturday, June 21, 2008

Scrapbook & Cards Today...

...Summer Issue 2008 is now available for download on line. They also have a new blog with a contest. I tried to leave a comment but the comment feature wasn't working when I tried. I hope I remember to check back. I tried adding the blog to my reader but the RSS feed wasn't working either. Hopefully that will be fixed before too long too.

Editted: I figured out why I couldn't comment or get the RSS feed - you have to register for both - well, you have to register and then you can both comment and get the RSS feed! I hate that! Oh well. Maybe it will change after a while. In the meantime I have yet another password to try to remember! Grrrr....

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm working on two projects tonight!

One is a really neat Mini Photobook Make 'n' Take that was part of a recent online crop at Lil' Scrappers. I wasn't quite getting the instructions so I searched to see if I could find more online and I finally found some at Split Coast Stampers that are a little different but have the same result and that I could figure out at. It is so neat! I won't be able totally finish it tonight because I need 2 jumbo eyelets and I don't have any. I also need to get pictures printed for it. This is a pattern I will definitely be making more than once. Actually, I already have plans for at least three of them. :)

The other one is a Garden Gate Mini Album, which was also a challenge at the recent Lil' Scrappers online crop. Because you can't view the Lil's Scrappers forums unless you are a member, once again I went searching for similar instructions online to share on my blog and I found this great tutorial which is very similar, but slightly different. I'm glad I found it before I put mine together because I'm going to make a few changes to my original plan. Once again, I won't get it all completed tonight because there are some things I need to get to complete it but I already have most of the supplies cut and ready to assemble. This is another really neat project that is well worth checking out.

I am so excited because I actually have plans for both of these projects! Lots of times I see a neat project and I just have to try it out because I like the project, but I don't have any real plans for them. For these two, however, I have very specific plans that I am quite excited about. I'm not going to say what those plans are right now because it would ruin some surprises, but I'll let you know when they've been given away - and hopefully I'll even get to post pictures of the completed projects!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I scrapped again tonight!

Yippeee!!!! I actually have two layouts almost totally finshed, except for journaling.

Carla and Deidre had another scrappin' session tonight and there were close to a dozen people there. Great fun! Once again they supplied a couple of sketches as inspiration and they had some of their own things for people to use if they wanted.

I was a little late getting there. I thought it started at 7:30 but it actually started at 6:30. Oh well, I still managed to do both layouts and I had a great time.

Can't wait for next time!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tried some new stuff!

Woah! It's been a while since I posted. Haven't had much time to scrap, but I also find it really hard to be motivated to blog about my scrappin' when I can't show pictures. Oh to have not lost my camera! I tried out a couple of new things tonight that I'd love to be able to show you.

In today's newsletter from Splitcoast Stampers there was a tutorial for for a Pull-Out Scrapbook. It looked so cool I had to give it a try. I love it! Sure wish I could show you what I did.

I discovered that the tutorial was written by a Canadian gal, Corrine AKA Roxy, so I wanted to give her a shout out too. Sure would love to have her join the Canadian Scrapbookers Blog Carnival. :-)

In GinaK's blog post today she posted a card that she had used a crayon resist technique on and she also included instructions on how to do the technique. I had read about it before but I just loved the look of it in Gina's sample card and I had to give it a try. I love it! Once again I wish I could show you what I did. It's a fun, easy, very cool technique. Be sure to check it out and give it a try.