Sunday, September 26, 2010

Challenge completed!

I finished my challenge today and really like how it turned out.  Just got the Newest Page Maps 2 and think I'll be using my page maps a lot more!   Diana T.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 2010

September Ladies Night Out.

Janis is demonstrating a technique she either dreamed up or saw somewhere on the internet, she can't remember which! Either way, it's a cool technique. Get a plastic baggie and your spray inks out and give a squirt or two inside, put in your tag (she used the clay coated tags from Memory Bound) then squish it all around.

Remove it, dry it, add another color, into the same baggie.

And this is what you get:

Here's a different tag she created at home and used on a layout about her grandson.

RaNae created a delightful book from a box. She filled it with photos from childhood on up and did it in a Tim Holtz shabby style but also incorporated many other techniques she's recently learned. Great work RaNae!

Karen finished her travel album. She's been working on it for several months. It's great to see projects come to completion! Feels great to get them done too!

Diane made another of album for her grandchild. All ready for the pictures, to be added as time goes by. What a great gift for a busy mom!

And our challenge for October...pick a sketch, any sketch, and be inspired by it to create a layout, card, or anything you like. You can find sketches in many magazines, and also online at, and scrapbooks,etc.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Antique Jamboree

Historic Valley Junction is having their annual Antique Jamboree tomorrow, Sunday, September 12, 8am - 4 pm.

Check this link for all the details!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Caramel apples, Scrapbook style

It's Caramel Apple season--officially!  However, my grandson got a head start at the the Iowa State Fair and had to have one (with nuts) there.  I wanted to put a on the the SB'd pages, so I experimented and came up with a fun and very "real" looking C. Apple--at least the Grandkids were impressed.   Just cut out 2 apples (we have one in our die cuts at the store) or use the cricut, cut one in red or green and one in "caramel" brown.  Layer them with a popcycle stick between and don't forget to cut your "caramel" back a little to let your apple peek through.  Then use Glossy Accents in a thin layer over the "caramel".  Add real nuts or very small pebbles while still wet  and you have a very impressive Caramel Apple for your layout! 
If you want a "bite" out of it, carefull tear the bite out and wiggle a little piece of cream color in so it peeks out too!