Monday, June 30, 2008

Blog Candy

It's time to get excited about some fabulous Blog Candy. Visit Terri Conrad's blog for Websters Pages paper designs and see the latest papers she has designed for some amazing projects. I love the beautiful artwork Terri creates and I can't wait to see her home decor line to appear in stores. Thanks Terri for your inspiration.

Friday, June 20, 2008

College Prep Anyone??

Look, it's not even July and I'm posting twice in the same month. :D I've been assigned to teach a "college prep" course at Live.Love.Scrap and we are making clipboards fashioned in your favorite college. Since I am a graduate of University of Dayton, I of course had to make one with those festive colors. The store had the Wright State paper in stock so I felt compelled to show that one too. I used alcohol inks on the metal clamp. Painted the edge with Kaiser's acrylic paints...I love that paint, it's so great to work with. I sponged color ink over the dry paint to add the secondary college color. I used a sponge roller and some gel medium (Golden) to seal the paper and paint and even the metal clamp (this is a really great effect and eliminates the brush strokes of a brush.) A little ribbon and a little bit of embellishments and you're finished. The survival kit uses the left over papers and can be filled with anything you feel is appropriate to have in case of an emergency..i.e: sewing supplies, bandaids, quarters, sharpie marker, matches, candles or anything else you can think of. It's a small space though so you have to be a little choosy with what you fill it with.

Have a great weekend everyone, thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Okay, it's a little hard to post anything new to your blog when your digital camera is missing. I've been playing in my studio and coming up with new, fun projects to celebrate the summer. The first picture is of a CD case I developed to download projects onto for a job interview as an art teacher. I wanted something I could leave behind after my interview. I didn't get the job, unfortunately, but I do like how this little number turned out.

The next project is a birthday mini book I designed using he new birthday paper line from Imanginesce. I liked the tiered cake using stamps and pink embossing powder as the icing. Lots of fun using the accent stamps and all the embellishments to jazz things up a bit.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.