Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sci-Fi Guys {Scrap Around The World/2Crafty)

Check out this awesome March moodboard from Scrap Around the World:


2Crafty is sponsoring Scrap Around the World, and the 2Crafty design team was invited to play. Here's my page. I took lots of different inspiration from the Moodboard. The color scheme is the first obvious one. That sunshine image inspired the yellow paper I used as well as the misted stencil in the background.  The robot image inspired my use of cogs, spaceships, aliens, background paper, and  the stamping. The last image, I obviously mimicked with chevrons.


Here are some details. How awesome are the 2Crafty chipboard cogs? And how fun are those little aliens from an old Crate Paper sheet in my stash.


The chipboard letters and chevrons are also from  2Crafty. That blue stamp in the background is by BoBunny. My background paper is BasicGrey. That game spinner thingy was cut from an Echo Park paper. Of course the letter stickers are old BasicGrey. I think I have every single set they made, so I can always go to them when I need to match a color. They're a classic. Love the font.


The speech bubbles are from a Daily Flash paper by October Afternoon. How perfect were the spaceships for this mood board? They're from the ancient BasicGrey Oh Baby Boy collection. I love it when I can use old stuff!


Go check out the amazing work the rest of the 2Crafty team made and the reveal from the Scrap Around the World design team and be sure to play for a chance to win some of this fabulous chipboard!

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lost in Shipping {CSI Case File No. 158}

We've got a new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:


Here's my page. Clues I used...Evidence: stripes, dots, eyelets, animals, stitching, misting, string; Testimony: Document a special childhood belonging.


Here are some details. Sorry for the crummy pictures. Winter's so tricky for taking photos. The frames came from an old paper by My Little Shoebox. They were a brighter turquoise, so I dabbed a little gesso on them. That's mini-mi, about 3rd grade. The little fish are Silhouette cut files. I was excited to find that wavy-shaped stencil by The Crafter's Workshop in my stash.


I'm always happy to use a couple of the gazillions of eyelets in my stash. So perfect for the little fish bubbles. 

I put the full story on the back of my page, and I put bits and pieces into the frame to look like it was falling off the ship. Here's the sad story:

Lost in shipping. That's what they told me happened to my precious rock collection. How I loved that rock collection! All those sparkly stones were my treasures. I even had names for many of them. My Root Beer Rock, a rich brown quartz with crystalline froth. My Golf Club Rock, a clear, polished piece of quartz shaped just like a golf club. My Forest Rock, which had what looked like a little tree trapped inside its frozen crystal form. And my Watermelon Rock, a tourmaline that went from green to white to pink, just like the slice of fruit. I had agates and fool's gold and pink quartz and galena. I had an amethyst and piece of petrified wood and a snowflake obsidian and even a geode with a cave of sparkly crystals. 

I loved looking at my rock collection. Loved feeling the cool smoothness of the polished stones in my hand. Loved the taste of the stones' names on my tongue. I was so proud of that collection and dreamed that one day I'd become a geologist--a little girl's fantasy of roaming the world in search of sparkly things.

Lost in shipping. That's what they told me. In my little girl mind, I envisioned my box of treasures falling off the ship that carried them from the United States to Bolivia, sinking down to the bottom of some murky, fathomless sea. Lost forever. 


And this was the perfect opportunity to use one of the little anchor brads.


You must come see the awesome work by the design team and guest designers. AND you must play! Lots of reasons to solve this Case File...

  1. It's super-fun!
  2. It's one of the Case Files to solve for our design team call.
  3. You could win a fabulous prize from one of our 4 sponsors SistersArt CreationSODAliciousVilda Stamps, and Flying Unicorn.







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Friday, March 13, 2015

2Crafty Design Team Work

I've shared these layouts in previous posts, but I'm up on the 2Crafty blog today, so I thought I'd share them all together.
It was a great honor to have 2Crafty sponsor my scrapbooking challenge 
CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration in February, 
and I had lots of fun incorporating 2Crafty pieces into my layouts.
 
 
"Alphabet Adventure"
 
Here's the Case File I used:
 

I decided to document our alphabet adventure that my husband and I embark on every Sunday after church. You can read the details about this adventure on my blog, if you're interested. 

For one of the clues, I chose to use the alphabet as a design element. I removed the chipboard letters from a 2Crafty sheet of Dainty Alphabet letters and painted it with gesso. I liked the rough look it had so I left it with just gesso. I strategically cut it so that the "abc" would be part of my page and backed the negatives from those letters with papers that coordinated with my cluster. I tucked a 2Crafty geotag inside the "b" and added tiny letter stickers near the "a" to form  part of my title--Alphabet.


The "Adventure" from the Travel Word Disc Set was just perfect for my title. I used black embossing powder to give it a slick modern look. This is such a great, versatile chipboard set, as it comes with 7 different words that are perfect not only for travel-themed projects but other themes as well. 
 

I love using the Polaroid Frames to make a particular photo or other element stand out. This Polaroid Assortment Frames set is such a great set that includes 8 frames of various sizes. I coated  mine with white embossing powder. The bottom has space to add other elements, such as the 2Crafty Arrow and phrase sticker that points the way to the story on the back of my page. A little jute tied around the frame dressed it up even further. You will definitely want to get that Assorted Arrow set--you get 30 arrows of all different shapes!


2Crafty Products used in this project:
Dainty Alphabet
Geotags
Travel Word Disc Set
Polaroid Assortment Frames
Assorted Arrows
 







"Looking Forward"


Here's the Case File I used for this page:
 

My page is about the things I'm looking forward to when I lose all my weight. 
I'm down 32 pounds and have a long way to go, so I have lots to look forward to! 
The idea for this journaling came from a list prompt. I made my own patterned paper
 at the to by typing my list and repeating it again and again.

I found several pieces of 2Crafty chipboard that were perfect for my page.  
The sketch on the Case File had a circle, and I knew I wanted to use one of my favorite 2Crafty pieces--6" Circle Revolution Frames. This set comes with three pieces--I used the smallest circle on this page, which is 3 inches. (I scrap 8 x 8, which is why the pieces may look a little larger.) 
I coated all my chipboard on this layout with embossing powder. I love the way the black adds some drama to the pastel palette and makes the beautiful 2Crafty chipboard stand out.


I used the Alpha Set 1 for my title and substituted a Mini Camera for the "o"--a perfect accent 
to emphasize the message of my page.


Finally, a piece from the beautiful Leafy Shrub Set 2 added a lovely flourish to my flower cluster.


2Crafty Products used in this project:







"A Little Bit Scruffy"


Here's the Case File I used for this page:


This is my sweet, stinky, scruffy, 18-year-old kitty Little Brent. The arrows from the Assorted Arrows Set were just the thing to point to my sweet kitty's face. I inked them to match the palette and cut them apart so it looked like the arrows were going through the circular frame.


I used the middle-size Circle Revolution Frame, embossed in black, to draw attention to my boy and layered a word from the Friendship Mini Word Pack, which I embossed in white.


The circles scattered on my page are from the Circles sheet, which contains an assortment of circles that are so versatile. I also used a half of a raw Polaroid Frame, left from another layout where I had used just half of the frame, to hold my journaling.


2Crafty Products used in this project:
6" Circle Revolution Frames
Friendship Mini Word Pack
Circles
Polaroid Assortment Frames
 



Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my pages. 
I hope I've given you some ideas for using these fabulous 2Crafty products.

And remember, to find a 2Crafty stockist near you, drop an email to...
salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

#Hashtag Selfie Fail {CSI Major Case File No. 157}

We've got a brand-new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. It's a super-fun Case File that will stay open for the whole month and features a Page Drafts Sketch by Em Stafrace and The Nifty Pixel.


Here's my page. I still have a gazillion pictures from Tracee's visit to scrap, and she's coming back in June, so I thought I better get a move on scrapping some of those photos.

Clues I used...Evidence: grid pattern, scallops, camera, circles, metal, polaroid frame, hearts, distressing (sort of), something fuzzy, buttons, pen work; Testimony: Six-word memoir; Inspiration Words: selfie.


Here are some details. Tracee and I were at Michael's one day and we saw this cool "friends" decoration. Tracee thought it would be a fun idea for us to take a selfie holding it. Only I was holding it backwards. Doh! Once we figured that out, we were laughing our butts off, as you can see in the second picture.

I always love it when I can use my Sassafras Lass monsters, and this was a perfect page for them! The cool chipboard circles and filmstrips are by 2Crafty. I heat embossed them in black. The cut-out cameras are from an American Crafts Amy Tan paper. The little metal dots by Colorbok were perfect to add to the lens and doubled up for the heart and metal clues. Those 7Gypsies phrase stickers are so fun and perfect for this page. 


Loved the Epic win/fail Studio Calico stamp for this page. The Chipboard title is also by 2Crafty. I got a whole set of selfie-themed chipoboard titles in the set, so I need to take more selfies. I added felt Making Memories letter stickers for the fuzzy clue. I need to add buttons to the CSI Evidence lists more often. So happy to use a few on this page!


There's another little Sassafras Lass monster peeking out of the camera. For my background, I used texture paste and a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. Then, I used some blue gelatos to give it color after the paste dried. Next, I used a bunch of stamps and some splattered spray mist.


Ha! Another fun 7Gypsies sticker tucked in at the bottom, and how perfect was this strip from an October Afternoon paper..."This is a test...This is only a test..." Ha!


I had so much fun making this page! Every time I look at the pictures, I smile and giggle to myself!

You must come see the awesome work by the design team and guest designers. AND you must play! Lots of reasons to solve this Case File...

  1. It's super-fun!
  2. Guest Designers will be chosen from the 5 Most Wanted pages.
  3. It's one of the Case Files to solve for the design team call.
  4. You could win a fabulous prize from one of our 4 sponsors SistersArt Creation, SODAlicious, Vilda Stamps, and Flying Unicorn.







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