Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Holiday Mini Album...

I just realized I never posted this here. It was posted over on the Marks Paper Company blog, but not here. Anyway... this is a mini album I made for Marks Paper Company's 12 Creative Days of Christmas. Each day during this event Stacy Marks posted a design team members project along with responses to some holiday themed questions she asked each of us. I took her questions and used them along with my responses to create the mini album shown below. If you are interested in reading the questions and the responses, you can see them here.

I used the Winter Wrap Digital Kit in this album. I designed the pages in a photo editing program (adobe photoshop), printed them onto white cardstock, trimmed out the pages and glued them to chipboard coasters. I sprayed the back of each coaster with glimmer mist and stamped a snowflake on each using a glimmer screen. I hand wrote the journaling, inked the edges of the coasters and added a few gems here and there. I bound the pages together with a ring with a few ribbons tied to it.

Physical Products: Cardstock: Bazzill; Gems: MAMBI; Ribbon: Offray; Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Screens: Tattered Angels; Chipboard Coasters; Metal Ring.  Digital Products: Winter Wrap Kit by Marks Paper Company.

Here are images of each page front. This is a digital view of each page, this is what was printed to create the start of each album page.

Again, thanks for stopping by today!  Patty

A few more Valentines...

Here are some mini Valentines that I made with Marks Paper Company's Valentine Digital Kit. It's hard to see in the photo, but each card front is embossed with a different embossing folder. After I embossed the card fronts I added the little paper trims at the bottom of the card fronts and applied a rub on greeting to each one. The winged heart was provided in the digital kit, I just filled it digitally with the different patterned papers that were also provided in the kit. I printed them onto white cardstock, trimmed them out and attached each one to a card. I embellished them with a little bit a tulle with a button or pearl.

Physical Products: Cardstock: Bazzill; Rub Ons: Making Memories; Buttons: Papertrey Ink; Pearls: Mark Richards; Paper Trims: Doodlebug; Tulle: Bazzill.   Digital Products: Valentine Kit by Marks Paper Company.

Also, Marks Paper Company has just released a new digital kit called TXT ME. A preview of kit is shown below. You can purchase the kit here at Two Peas in a Bucket.

 I'll post some cards made with this kit in a few days.  Thanks for stopping by today!   Patty

Monday, February 8, 2010

Some Valentine's Day Cards...

Hi everyone! Today I’m posting my monthly hybrid project – this month is Valentine’s Day Cards. I used two digitals kits for these cards: the just released Impressions of Chocolate Kit and the previous Valentine’s Day Kit released by the Studio Collective, Impressions of Delight.

I’m working on a project concept that will hopefully end up in the Studio Collective Store – phased hybrid card projects. The phasing applies to the paper side of the project (not the digital). The phases will be levels of embellishment. So, if all you have for physical supplies are cardstock, scissors and adhesive, you can still make a very nice card. If you want to do more embellishing (like stitching, buttons, or glitter) there will be a phase 2 of the design included for that purpose. Hope this is making sense…

Here are a few cards to show the concept. The first image of each card is the simple hybrid version and the second image is the more embellished version. The last image of the post has a few detailed images of the embellishments.

Physical Products Used: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Lace: Wyla, Inc.; Gems: Imaginisce, Prima.

Physical Products Used: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Buttons: Papertrey Ink; String: Papertrey Ink.

Physical Products Used: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pearls: Mark Richards.

 Physical Products Used: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ribbon: Offray; Gems: Recollections.

Physical Products Used: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Ribbon: Offray; Glitter: Ranger.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow and an Always Friends Album...

It finally stopped snowing here in DC. In my area, we have a little over two feet of snow and thankfully our power is still on. I know there are a lot of power outages from the storm. I feel awful for those without power right now and I'm hoping their power gets restored very soon!  Here is a photo I took around noon today, it kept snowing until the evening, so another few inches accumulated beyond what is shown here. I really can't believe how much snow DC has been getting this winter, makes me feel like I'm back in Pittsburgh. I used a tag from the Marks Paper Company Digital Winter Wrap Kit to frame this photo.

Speaking of snow... for my latest project for the Tattered Angels blog, I worked with the Frosty Glimmer Glass Album. However, I modified a bit to make into a non-seasonal friends album. I made the album as a gift for a couple of friends that are moving to Seattle. I'm going to miss them bunches.

The layout of the album is basically a theme per page. I left all the journal cards blank so they (my friends) could write what they want to remember about each of the events documented in the photos. In addition to the photo pages, I included some envelopes that have hand-written notes from me and some of their other friends.

The paper in the Tattered Angels albums is very nice, it really holds up to a lot of Glimmer Mist application. When I was done the book ended up being so thick I decided to bind it with string instead of putting it back into the original wire coil binding.

Below are images of all of the interior pages. The little images on the right hand side of the images sheets are details views of the album pages. 

For the backgrounds I used a mix of patterned paper and glimmer misted sheets. The patterned paper is all from My Mind's Eye and the glimmer mist colors are Sand, Crushed Shells, Meadow Green, Turquoise Blue, Suede, Twilight, Coffee Shop and Candy Apple Red. The

I placed all of the photos into frames from the Pocket Watch Framed Font Set and the new Postage Stamp Frames Font Set. I just cut the little knobs off of the pocket watch frames to make them plain circles. I sprayed all of the frames with Dazzling Diamonds and Pearl.

The embellishments are from K &Company’s new Blossomwood Collection, My Mind's Eye, Making Memories and Mark Richards.

Products: Album: Tattered Angels; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Journal Cards: My Mind's Eye; Diecuts: My Mind's Eye, K&Company; Chipboard Titles: Making Memories, Deja Views, K&Company; Chipboard Frames: Tattered Angels; Transparency Diecuts: K&Company; Acrylic Baubles: K&Company; Glittered Baubles: Mark Richards; String: Sun Dance Catalog; Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers; Glimmer Mist (Sand, Crushed Shells, Meadow Green, Turquoise Blue, Suede, Twilight, Coffee Shop, Candy Apple Red, Dazzling Diamonds, and Pearl): Tattered Angels; Envelopes: gift from a friend who visited India.

For February the Tattered Angels Design Team is integrating lovely Webster's Pages products into their projects, so check the TA blog often and I'm sure you will find some inspiration there!

Take care, stay warm and thanks for stopping by today. Patty

New Tattered Angels...

Here are a few things I made with the new Tattered Angels products. You can see all of the new products in the 2010 catalog here.  The first two cards are made with the new Seaside Collection. It's funny posting these while I'm looking out my window at over a foot of snow that fell yesterday here in DC. It's supposed to keep coming today so this is a very big snow for DC and it's really going to slow the city down for a couple of days. I actually like snow so I'm cool with long as the power stays on. :)

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard (Seaside): Tattered Angels; Glimmer Screen (Under the Sun): Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers: Making Memories; Glimmer Mist (Sunshine, Crushed Shells, Caribbean Blue, Electric Blue, Coral Reef): Tattered Angels.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard (Seaside Collection): Tattered Angels; Glimmer Screens (On the Beach and Rockin' Renaissance): Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers: Making Memories, PInk Paislee; Calling Card (Beach): Tattered Angels; Gem: Prima; Glimmer Mist (Sunshine, Crushed Shells, Caribbean Blue, Electric Blue, Coral Reef): Tattered Angels.

These next two cards are a couple of Valentine's Day Cards. I love the Postage Stamps Framed Fonts, the little frames are a perfect size for cards. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the first is coated with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist which makes the card have a beautiful clean all over glimmer.
Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard Frame: Tattered Angels; Key: Tattered Angels; Calling Card (Timeless Romance): Tattered Angels; Ribbon: Offray; Velvet Flower: Creative Charms; Wire-Stemmed Embellishments: Michaels; Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Red Velvet, SWAK, Sweet Clover): Tattered Angels.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard Frame: Tattered Angels; Wood Heart: Michaels; Calling Card (Timeless Romance): Tattered Angels; Ribbon: Offray; Flower: Horizon; Glimmer Screen (Timeless Romance): Tattered Angels; Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Covered Cherries, SWAK, Silver Sugar, Vintage Pink): Tattered Angels.

Here I made some little ornaments using the frames from the Postage Stamp Framed Fonts. These are double-sided. I just printed two of each of the photos and sandwiched them in between two frames.
Products: Chipboard Frame: Tattered Angels; Ribbon: Offray; Metal Fastener: Making Memories; Glimmer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Silver Sugar, Marshmallow): Tattered Angels.

The last project is a wall hanging made with the new Tattered Traveler Collection and the Postage Stamp Framed Fonts (see...I told you I love these!). I was thinking it would be cool to add another larger panel below this one where you display photos of your latest journey.

Products: Wood Frame: Michaels; Pattered Paper: Graphic 45; Chipboard Letters (Postage Stamp Framed Fonts): Tattered Angels; Chipboard and Acrylic Elements (Tattered Traveler): Tattered Angels; Gems: Prima, Doodlebug; Letter Stickers: October Afternoon; Glimmer Mist (Hula Hoop, Sweet Clover, Meadow Green, Frozen Lake, Tiger Lily, Golden Terracotta, Crushed Shells, Chocolate COvered Cherries): Tattered Angels.

That's it for this morning; I still have a mini album to post and some more Valentine cards. I'll try and get to some of that later today.  Now, I think I'm going to go take some photos of the snow.  Thanks for stopping by today, Patty

Friday, February 5, 2010

Journal Jar...

In January, I started two year-long scrappy projects that were offered over at Art Journal Caravan (AJC) and Journal 365. I'll talk more about the Art Journal Caravan when I post some of my pages from that project... maybe next week. It's a very cool endeavor and I'm really stretching myself on that journey...if you want to read more about it now, you can get info here and here. What I want to talk about today is the Journal 365 Project. This is a hybrid project kit that includes sheets of journaling prompts and some extra things to help you create a journaling jar. You pull a prompt from the jar each day, attach it to a page in your journal book and start writing. And I saw an all digital example here where the response to the journal prompt was being documented on their blog each day. But for me, I wanted to have an actual jar and journal book... so here's what I made.

I collect journaling books, I don’t often write in them, but that doesn’t stop me from buying them. So, it’s nice to think about putting one to good use. I went to my large hat box that stores all of my unused journals and a picked out a cute little floral pattern one that I actually made from a kit I got PaperSource.

For my jar, I recycled a candle jar. I embellished it to match my journal by adding some flowers and ribbon to the lid and lining the inside of the glass container with a patterned adhesive backed transparency. I custom made the pattern for the transparency by modifying a digital sheet of patterned paper that comes in Rosey Posey’s Somedays Kit. I wanted something that had a pattern to it, but also had a lot of clear areas so you could see inside the jar. The top image below shows the original paper and the one below that is what it looked like after I modified it a bit. All of the white areas will be clear on the transparency.

So, at this point I have a journal and a jar, I’m well on my way with this project :) Since my journal book is small, I printed the journaling strips a little smaller than they are provided in the kit. I loaded four of the provided journaling sheets onto one letter sized sheet for printing. So, I guess that makes them about half of their original size. I trimmed them out and placed them in the jar and honestly…it just didn’t do it for me. I wanted them to look more like little candies or something yummy like that. So I decided to roll them…yes…roll them. I’m not going to lie, about a quarter of the way through the rolling, it wasn’t fun anymore. But in the end, I’m loving the little rolls and am really happy with the way it turned out.

So, there it is, I have my Journal 365 Project ready to go. I hope you all join in on some of these year-long projects with me. And if you decide on Journal 365 and decide to roll…invite some friends over to help!

Thanks for stopping by today! Patty