News Letter Sign Up

Join Our Mailing List
For Email Marketing you can trust

Friday, September 26, 2014

Forever in My Heart- Altered Canvas By Debi Schnabel

Hello! I wanted to share with you a project I did recently. I was inspired by Frank Garcia, over at Live with Prima. His was on a 12x12 canvas, but the idea is the same. I just loved how his looked and wanted to do something similar, so I came up with this. You can watch the video here. (I did speed it up) Come visit my blog here.


Snapshot 6 (9-2-2014 5-06 PM)
Snapshot 2 (9-2-2014 4-59 PM)
I cut a piece of cardboard into a heart shape and peeled off the top layer to show
the corrugated layer. I then applied Gesso lightly.
Snapshot 7 (9-2-2014 5-08 PM)Snapshot 8 (9-2-2014 5-10 PM)Snapshot 4 (9-2-2014 5-03 PM)Snapshot 9 (9-2-2014 5-11 PM)Snapshot 10 (9-2-2014 5-12 PM)Snapshot 11 (9-2-2014 5-14 PM)
Snapshot 12 (9-2-2014 5-15 PM)
Snapshot 13 (9-2-2014 5-16 PM)
Snapshot 14 (9-2-2014 5-17 PM)Snapshot 15 (9-2-2014 5-18 PM)Snapshot 16 (9-2-2014 5-18 PM)Snapshot 17 (9-2-2014 5-19 PM)Snapshot 18 (9-2-2014 5-20 PM)Snapshot 19 (9-2-2014 5-21 PM)Snapshot 20 (9-2-2014 5-22 PM)Snapshot 21 (9-2-2014 5-22 PM)Snapshot 22 (9-2-2014 5-23 PM)Snapshot 23 (9-2-2014 5-23 PM)Snapshot 24 (9-2-2014 5-23 PM)Snapshot 25 (9-2-2014 5-25 PM)Snapshot 26 (9-2-2014 5-25 PM)Snapshot 27 (9-2-2014 5-25 PM)Snapshot 28 (9-2-2014 5-26 PM)
Here are some close-ups.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Frankenstein's Diary by Wendy Kats

For as long as I can remember I loved creepy, scary stories, and Frankenstein has always fascinated me.To me Frankenstein has always been this gentle giant that got judged because of what he looked like and not by what could be found in his heart.
I know hes not real, but just for a minute let your imagination take you to a place where he is just your average monster.....
I can picture Mr Frankenstein living with his lovely creepy wife and two kids just south of Creepvile in a charmingly spooky Manor ate the end of Reaperlane....
The children are all jumpy because it's almost Halloween. Mr Frankenstein is planning the best route he and the children will walk when they go out for trick or treat. They both decided to go as a horrible ballerina ( yes they are twin girls) and are having a discussion about what is is the better treat....frog legs or bat wings. Mrs Frankenstein looks at this picture with a smile on her face while working on the album that will hold the family pictures of this year...

When the Eerie Tale from Graphic 45 came out I just knew my brain would come up with something fun...Okay i will admit that the first two ideas ended up in the bin but I think i got a great project in the end..

For this album I wanted something different but it still needed to be fun. It had been a while since I used paper bags so that became my starting point. I messed around with them for a while before it reached the final stage. In my imagination Mrs Frankenstein created this album and therefore it gave me the excuse to use the flowers from the collection and some of the burlap flowers from Petaloo

When I finished the accordion style pages I discovered a small problem....when you unfold the pages it all looked good.....but once i wanted to fold up the pages i noticed the flaps would get in the way....POCKETS! They where the solution to the problem. They give me the opportunity to use tags to hold the flaps closed.

These extra tags and pockets also gave me extra room to use a bit more of the cute chipboard pieces that come with this collection. Inside the bags you will have enough room for two large tags that will give you extra room for more pictures.

Halloween has a special place in y heart and it triggers my imagination like no other holiday does. I hope you will have the same fun making this album as I had and of course you can always buzz me on facebook or trough my blog if you have any questions. The link to the tutorial you will find at the end of this post and on my blog.

For now i say.....let your imagination flow and scrap on...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kathy Orta’s Hybrid Mini By Debi Schnabel

I’m baaack!! LOL! I was asked by Carol and Barrie of Scrapadabadoo Crafts to revisit one of Kathy Orta’s earlier mini album tutorials. I chose her Hybrid Mini, this is pre-hidden hinge. (You can find this and many more tutorials here.)This is a really quick and easy project with a lot of WOW!
On one side you have a shadowbox and on the other side a mini album, all in one. I didn’t video myself making this project because it isn’t my tutorial, but I wanted to share with all of you my finished album.
You can watch the video of my finished album here.
I used the BoBunny Somewhere in Time Collection. All supplies can be found at Scrapadabadoo Crafts.
I used the papers in the BoBunny Somewhere In Time Epehemra pack for the front, back and spine.I just love the vintage look of them.
For the closure I used a scrap piece of my Tim Holtz Measuring Tape Ribbon and Velcro.
Here is a look at it opened just part way. You can see the shadowbox on the left and the album in on the right.
I added bits of my faux sea glass, trinkets and some of the layered chipboard inside. On the inside spine I used the large gears from the Noteworthy collection. I used the Noteworthy Collection throughout the album.
On the left is the cover that lays against the shadowbox. I LOVE the corset! On the right I took the owl from the Noteworthy collection and backed it with black cardstock and trimmed around it leaving a slight boarder. I then covered it with Glossy Accents and let it dry overnight. Once it was completely dried I punched out the two holes by the wings and made a tie out of ribbon for him. I applied glue down the center back, top to bottom and stuck him down to the page. This will now hold tags behind both his wings.

Each page has a small pocket flap and a large pocket on the front. And a large pocket on the back.
After covering all of my pages I used the leftovers for photo mats and tags. On the right you can see I cut 1/2 inch strips and made a design on a piece of cardstock I ran through my Xyron sticker maker. I made a few more as well.
As you will see, this album is not heavily embellished at all, but I really like it.
Love the Hot Air Balloons! And here is another paper pieced mat/tag.
I just love the Layered Chipboard Balloon!
Here is another tag/mat.
I had fun making this album. I hope you like it.