Posts Tagged ‘inking’

{Joy}

February 7, 2010

I made this frame as a gift for my boss, Michele. I am her son’s nanny and because she does so much for me I wanted to make sure that I gave her a very special Christmas gift. This frame took me less than an hour to make and I made it out of things I just happened to have scattered around my scrap space. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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S&s

July 11, 2009

Ss Tag I couldn’t send Steph’s birthday frame alone so I made this tag to go with it (although my husband is convinced that it is merely a fancy bookmark). I used most of the same materials that I used to make the frame so that they would match.I am completely obsessed with the K&Company stamps my sister bought be for my birthday so I couldn’t resist using the butterfly stamps yet again on this tag. I made the butterflies 3D so that they popped off the page, to give it some added dimension.

There are so many little details that went into making this tag, but they are difficult to see in a measly photo (especially one taken with my iphone). But nonetheless I think it turned out to be rather beautiful, but then again I’m probably not my best critic. Please let me know what you think about this tag at the end of this post by completing a quick and easy poll.

From left to right: (Left) This is a picture of both the tag and the frame that were made as a birthday for my friend Stephanie. (Middle) This is a close-up picture of the butterflies I made in 3D to give the tag an extra “pop”. (Right) This was the finished product of Steph’s gift. I picked matching wrapping paper and a cute little flower embellishment to make it girly and cutesy!

du Jour!

July 8, 2009

I created this frame for one of my best friends birthdays. Although I was tempted to make it in my fav colors, I was able to control myself and complete it in the colors of her wedding.

When searching for the perfect wording to place on the frame I came across this sticker: “du Jour”. I knew the words waere obviously French, but I didn’t know what they meant so I called my husband and asked him to look it up for me and this is what he came up with: “made for a particular day”.

Although it doesn’t have any profound meaning this gift was indeed made for a particular day (Steph’s birthday) and it focuses on a very special day in her life (her wedding day). So I think it fits just fine, plus it looks really pretty, which is the real reason I ended up using it as the main focus. 

I hope you like it Mrs. Saavedra and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your friends in Miami! 

du Jour! Detailed Close-Ups: 

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Materials: wooden frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (K&Company); floral embellishment (Prima Marketing Inc.); sticker letters (American Crafts); swirl stamp (Autumn Leaves); butterfly stamps (K&Company); brad (Making Memories); ink (Jo-Ann Craft Essentials); paint (Apple Barrel); ribbon (Basic Basic);  

My husband says that this is his favorite frame that I have made thus far, but I get the feeling that his judgements are biased (considering that he’s totally in love with me and all). So you be the judge…what do you think?

Summer Line: Sassy Scraps

June 3, 2009

My first Etsy product has been created and will be the first of many to fit one of my summer project lines that I playfully named: “Sassy Scraps”. The theme of this line is sophisticated chic, with a sassy frilly flair. To achieve this look all my projects will be done in the colors black, pink, and white.

These gifts will be the most sophisticated and time-consuming one-of-a-kind gifts that I have ever created. They are also my favorite pieces of work because they contain my current favorite colors. Ever since I created that mother’s day frame for my mother-in-law I have been completely obsessed with the color combo. (So obsessed that I am designing my whole scrap space and summer project line after the three colors!) This Sassy Scraps project is an altered frame and is only one of many to come.  

I hope you enjoy the new look and consider making it a gift for yourself! 

Sassy Scraps

gifts galore!

May 18, 2009

May seems to be full of birthdays!! For the past few weeks I have felt like a little elf during Christmas time, stuck in my tiny workshop preparing gifts for some very special people.

I am glad to say that being a little elf has paid off and I have created some one-of-a-kind creations to celebrate those “not naughty, but nice” people. I am also very thankful to say that both gifts were incredibly scrapfordable! Each frame cost me only $1.00 from Michael’s and I had most of the embellishments lying around my scrap space. But by the look and detail of each frame you would never even guess that they were so cheap! This little spark of creativity has encouraged me to create more little gifts and frames. So stay tuned for more little knick-knacks, but for now enjoy what I’ve got so far.

This first gift was created to celebrate my friend Kristel’s birthday. Since I am currently obsessed with everything Heidi Swapp I couldn’t help but make an all black and pink frame. After making the Mother’s Day frame for my mother-in-law in black, white, and pink I realized just how much I adore that color combination. I love the fact that it looks sophisticated, yet sassy. (The perfect combination for a girl my age!)

Kristel's Frame

Materials: patterned paper (g.c.d. studios); floral embellishment (Prima); rub-ons (Heidi Grace); stamp (stampology); button; bracket embellishment (colorbok); ribbon (Basic Basic); paint (Making Memories); ink (Jo-Anne Fabrics);

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The second gift was created for my best friend Ana’s birthday. Ana is one of my most “eclectic” friends so of course she didn’t want just any normal frame; she wanted something completely different. There were only two things she wanted for her birthday gift: a shadow box and Martha Stewart’s Animal die cuts. A strange combination from a strange girl. I went to Michael’s on my search for her request and instead of a shadow box found the $1.00 frame and decided that it would do. I was paranoid that her frame would end up looking like a gift for a four-year-old, but in the end I was surprised to find that I actually liked it more than I expected. It could possibly be a gift for a four-year-old, but it definitely suits Ana and her crazy personality. So in the end it worked out and it’s actually pretty cute.

Ana's Frame

Materials: patterned paper; animal embellishment (Martha Stewart); ribbon (Basic Basic); paint (Making Memories); chipboard letter (Jo-Anne Fabrics);

Ana's Frame Detail

Original Beauty

January 2, 2009

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Always you and me

January 2, 2009

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“Scrapbook King”

December 27, 2008

img_06241I was delighted this Christmas when my husband surprised me with a very special gift. For the very first time in his life he completed a scrapbook page (a pretty impressive one too for a first-timer)! He tried his very hardest to incorporate all of the techniques and styles that I enjoy most, such as: inking, stamping, using eyelets, sewing, and of course buttons! It was the cutest thing. It reminded me of why I got into scrapbooking and the meaning behind the memories. But what made it so special was what he wrote…

“My love, I am your scrappin’ king and with you as my scrappin’ queen, we will rule the lands of scrapping with justice and good favor. I look forward to the times we will spend exploring the lands and keeping colorful order. I love you with all of my heart and support you in everything and anything you do (no matter how many shapes, colors, and embellishments it has). As your king, I support you in any quest you take and will promise not only to take those quests with you, but to make them more fun at that! Onward, to scrapbooking VICTORY! Your Froggy King, Sir Leonard O.”

First step in scrapbook victory: find your scrapbook king and make sure he supports you in your scrapbook victories. (Trust me, it makes scrapbooking much more enjoyable and completely rewarding.)

Second step: find your inner scrapbook queen and let her ideas and inspirations run wild.

Third step: conquer the lands of scrapbooking and make them your own. Be daring, take risks, and never be afraid to try new things.

Soon enough, you’ll be on your way to scrapbook victory!