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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quilted pattern tutorial

Hello Crafters! Dawn here again. Remember the tutorial I promised? Here's how simple and easy it is to create!
I used the Martha stewart scorboard and envelope triangle assessory stored in the under-side of the board.
For instructional and turorial purposes I'm using plain white cardstock and marking with pencil so you can see the steps easier. I just grabbed a scrap from my desk which measures 4 1/8"x11". This will work with any size paper you will only have to adjust your grid size/ scor distances.

Step 1: align your paper with the edge touching both the triangle piece and left edge of the board.
I scored at each 1,2,3,4,5 inch mark. You could scor at smaller or larger sequins depending on the size of grid you want.
Step 2 : rotate your paper and line up your edge with the triangle again and your last scor mark at the 6" line. Scor down the remaining portion of the paper.
Step 3: flipping your paper over with previous scoring now at a horizontal position repeat steps 1 & 2 on the backside.
This will complete the quilted pattern!
I told you it was EASY! 
Tip: if you want all the scor marks to be raised on the same side you can rotate your paper to line up with the grooves on the board and re-scor the first side lines. This is tricky as you have to be sure it is straight. An easy way to ensure this is just use the final grove on the right side of the board.
Now for the rose technique I used on the same layout!
There are many flower punches available to create your own roses this is just 1 possibility.
Using my 5 petal flower punch I started with 4 pieces.
The base petal I left original other than using my emboss tool by rolling on a mouse pad to soften the paper and break the fibers . The next petal is the same as base flower but I then rolled back the tips slightly using my slotted quilling pen.
the 2nd petal I snipped between the petals slightly. (about 1/8 inch on this size flower) Using my emboss tool I rolled my flower on my mat till it cupped up around my pen then curled the tips back. The center flower is the same as the 2nd but I pulled in 3 of the petals to create a triangle and pulled back the others slightly.
I glued with just a small dab in the centers of each flower off-setting the petals so I could still shape the petals once assembled.
I snipped off a pearl from some trim I had laying on my desk and the rose was complete.

Thanks for stopping by once again and I hope you all
Have a Happy Crafty Day!
Dawn / Scrapadabadoo!

Layout using Webster's Pages "In-love" collection.

Hello Crafters! Dawn here again to share a quick layout using the "In-love" collection kit by Webster's Pages. The collection title is so fitting for these papers because I'm in love with them.
Lets get to a few details:
For the base layer I Cut a 4 3/8 x 12 piece from the green music note paper and a 1/4 x 12 strip from the dark brown music note paper. Using the Martha Stewart scor board I created a quilted pattern on the Green paper. I scored at each inch mark but you can make yours any size. (tutorial to come!)
After stitching a 1/4 border I began layering my photos and elements to accent. One of my favorite things about Webster's Pages is on the back side of all their papers where they print the sheets information is a great border strip. I love to use these as part of my layouts. You can see a hint of one of those pieces just under my lower photo.
Now a few close-ups and brief descriptions.
I cut several leaves using the five smallest dies in the Spellbinders Foliage Two set.
 For this layout I used a scrap piece I had from Websters ParkDrive collection. The large flower is from Petaloo.
 The the green flower is a loose Prima blossom from my stash and the center from the Websters orange sunburst trim. Using a 5 petal flower punch I created accenting roses (future tutorial). The pearl trim is part of the collection pack. Large pearl is from the misc. embellishments in the scrapadabadoo store.
The branches are from the Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set. The photo corner is from the Lifestyle crafts corner it kit.
Using a piece of burlap I stamped the sentiment from the 7gypsies "journey" collection and fringed the edges. I adheared using scor tape and simple used a black Micron pen and added the fuex stitching to matched the backgrund.
 I also added tiny pearls to all the intersections of the green quilted pattern.
OK so Lets take another look at the finished layout.
Hope you enjoyed this quick breakdown of the layout!
Stay tuned for a future post as I will give detailed information on the quilted pattern and the accenting rose.
Have a Happy Crafty Day!
Dawn / Scrapadabadoo!
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Little Poem From Racho0133

Altered Poem from Racho0133 work
It started with a shoebox
Some bits of card & glue
But then I saw the latest hauls
I needed charms and buttons too

It started with a shoebox
And then it lost its top
As new supplies grew some more
With each new Ebay bid

It started with a shoebox
Extending to a shelf
My family sighed and shook their heads
At my deteriorating wealth
I then saw Laura and Scrapadabadoo
They got me hooked
And so Barrie and Carol
Gilders Paste will just have to do

It started with a shoebox
That spilled onto the floor
I need to use the spare room
Because of course I need some more

The spare room now needs storage
A place for brushes, paint and ink
And perhaps it isn’t ideal
To use the kitchen sink

And so, I start my projects
But just haven’t got the things
To finish up my latest tag
I NEED those grungeboard wings!

It’s hardly worth the shipping
I need to make a list
And so I add some stickles
And the latest glimmer mist

Then of course I check the price
Of Scrapadabadoo’s whats new
Oh look, I never saw before….!!!
oh my, my collection just grew

The postie brings another parcel
Dabbers & sparkly things
But I’ll have to shop again tonight
I forgot the blessed wings!!!

I buy another from their shop
I do deserve a treat
Adding up the cart I ask
Do I really need to eat?

I need another paper set
Perhaps another Ranger spray….
But look I found an offer
7 Gypsies Printers Tray!

Now tell me in all honesty
Can you pass the gilders paste?
All that lovely colour
Never goes to waste

I’m kind of stuck on what to do
So I watch a Laura class
I knew I needed something else
To make my mojo sass

There’s a craze for making album boxes
I NEED to try them out
A trip to Scrapadabadoo should be
Enough to sort me out

I know I need all my stash
And ten of everything
What if it was discontinued?
I’d be mad I’d waited then…

It started with a shoebox
But I needed more and more
The spare room floor might fall right through
And I’ll never shut that door!!

So, what happened to that little box?
I know you’ll want to ask
Well I thought I didn’t need it
But altered shoebox –it’s my next task!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thank You

Thank you all for the wonderful comments left on my room. For those of you that want to move in, I do think that it would be a bit crowded but anytime you are in the area I would love to have you come and craft with me. I have actually put it to use doing a 1 year baby album for my soon to be great nephew (and forgot to take pictures)  and then made all of my personal Christmas cards. Of course it also comes in handy for making the little thank you cards (which I make all the time)  and sometimes I just go in and stare at it, as I still can't belive how wonderful it really is.
I did ask Dan if he would be willing to let me loan him out and he just kinda grined and shook his head no. The planning and building of this one took most of 9 months and I am sure he would get a bit home sick in that amount of time, and because he is my best friend I would miss him too. Although if there are any of you that live in Alaska and have a charter fishing business I am sure he would be willing to negotiate !
We have winners for the distressed Seasonal Stains. Of course this was done the best way possible and that is I wrote down each of your names on a piece of paper, cut them into strips and let Dan pick the winners. We started with Winter, since that is the current season, then spring, summer and fall.
Winter : Debbie Brackett
Very nice craft room. I love it.
Spring :Marksgran
Your hubby has made a great job of your room and you've made a great job of organising it all. It's beautiful Carol and I wish you many many years of fun creating in it.
Summer: Katina
Love your new studio/scrap room heaven! Once your industrious
hubby gets done then I want to borrow him to redo mine!!
Fall: Cheryl
 Wow!!! Now, that is one fantastic scrap room and
 what a sweet hubby you have! Enjoy your time in your new room. :)
If you are one of the winners please e mail me your shipping information by Friday Nov 30th.
Congrats to all the winners and keep the comments coming in as you never know when Barrie or I will want to pull a goodie out of the bag and send it your way !

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with the Love and Joy of family and good friends.
Today ...of all a day to count the blessings in your life. A day to reach out and embrace those dear to you and to take a moment to help those you don't even know. It is a time for many ways... the food banks are all active and many of the charities kick up at this time of year and you see the Salvation Army volunteers ringing their bells ,urging you to deposit that change into the red cauldron instead of your pocket. But giving doesn't always have to mean something tangible...take a moment to offer a smile to someone or hold the door for the next person. Yes even just the smallest act of giving is all it takes to make someone's day a little brighter. And any act of giving just feels good deep in your heart...Such a simple gesture may be all that is necessary to turn this world around.

And speaking of all know how we love to give stuff away...This Sunday Carol will be drawing names from the comments on her new Craft Room. There have already been lots of comments and there is still time to get in on the goodies.
There will be 4 chances to win. The prizes are a set of the new Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Stains.
One name for each Seasonal Set, Spring,Summer, Fall and Winter. Each set consists of the three seasonal colors. So go take a peek at Carol's beautiful new custom built (by her wonderful hubby Dan) Craft Room and leave a comment. Post is dated Nov. 13th. You will have until 12 noon Pacific time to leave your comments. Carol will enter your name in the bucket and she will be drawing the names on Sunday evening. The winners will be posted Monday morning with instructions to claim your treasure!
So make sure to leave your comments!

I have one last thing before I drop into my bed! I thought you all might enjoy a little giggle. Kathryn sent this to me a while back and I darn near wet my pants laughing. Click on the link to this short little clip ...and smile!

Goodnite All,
We are truly blessed to have all of you in our lives.
Luv & Hugs,
Barrie & Carol

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Serenity Card kit ideas

Hello Crafters! Dawn here again to share with you a few more cards.
Bo Bunny puts together some really great card kit packs. We all have those moments where we have a Birthday, Anniversary, sympathy, thinking of you situation arise where we need a card quick. These card kits  are perfect for those occasions.
I loved all the designs the card kit suggested to create the cards. They were beautiful designs. I want to show you a few additional ideas with the same kit. I only added a few items from my stash.
These are my finally 8 cards I came up with.

When you open your kit you will find 8 die-cut cards with white interiors and matching envelopes. There will be your accessory paper embellishments, chipboard embellishments, some rub-on sentiments and an instruction sheet. You can follow these instructions or mix it up as I have.

For this card I used all the elements supplied in the kit and only added a few pop-up dimensionals on the upper petal and a perfect pearl dot on the center of the flower. The sentiment is from the rub-ons in the kit.

For this card I used one of the base cards and added the circle which I cut from the 6x6 paper pad. The bird is a Sizzix die I first cut in chipboard and then another paper from the 6x6 pad. The tiny added green under the wing is using the exterior paper (scraps) from my circle sheet to give depth. I cut the tag 
from black cardstock using the Spellbinders fancy framed tag one set. I used the interior off cuts of this tag to give my bird feet. I bent a few gold heart shaped paperclips to match my wing and added 6 gold flatback pearls.

This card is using more elements in the kit. I only added some Webster's trim under the chipboard base piece. Accenting with tarnished brass and tumbled glass stickles on the lanterns.

This card is as the kit shows! I loved it so I only added a smaller black cardstock piece to give the lantern more dimension and tumbled glass stickles as an accent.

For this card I actually used the back side of what is suggested. I liked the solid blue waves. I added some black lace out of my stash and then layered some more of the elements in the kit.

This card is almost as suggested in the kit. I chose not to cut my edge and add the scallop border or the thin black strips. I did add some perfect pearls to the center of my flowers and the sentiment at the bottom using the rub-ons supplied.

For this card I used more of the elements in the kit and only needed to accent with a little stickles on a few lanterns an perfect pearl in my flower center.

This last card uses more elements from the kit. I only added some ivory lace from my stash to ground my flourish. Some more perfect pearls to the flower centers and it's complete.

Stay tuned for more great ideas and craft projects!

Have a Happy Crafty Day!

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