Monday, June 29, 2009
Welcome our July Guest Designer Lisa Truesdell aka Gluestickgirl!
I've always loved experimenting with color & patterns, words, and photographs. So when I found scrapbooking almost 5 years ago, it was a perfect fit. I love everything I've gained from this craft - the friends, the finished projects and pages, and working with awesome companies like Fiskars. I've also been lucky enough to have my work in many scrapbooking publications - BHG Scrapbooks Etc, Creating Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbook Trends and Cards. I couldn't ask for anything better!! I find inspiration in everyday events and objects - using the shapes and colors around me to record the little moments in my family's life that would otherwise be forgotten. My pages are detailed & whimsical, with layers of patterns and color anchored by embellishments and sewing. When I'm not scrapbooking, I enjoy reading, sewing, and puttering around our much beloved old house, which was built in 1925.
I live in Omaha, NE with my husband Matthew and our 3 boys - Alex, Ben and Sam. Life with three little boys is often chaotic but we love it that way.
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Isn't the new look for the blog squealworthy? I love it so.
Stay tuned. We have more exciting things in store for you here at the inspiration blog. Look for the details to be posted next week!
Monday, June 22, 2009
This gorgeous layout is from AmesOx. I love her repetitive use of circles and the detailwork in that flower. It all perfectly enhances the beauty in her photo.
Friday, June 19, 2009
This gem is by Piradee Talvanna. What a great concept with making the mini-album on a layout. And you know I love all the gorgeous details.
Back with more gallery finds on Monday!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Curious to know how Keisha does her wording on her pages. I know she uses stamps alot but these last pages look like she used her printer? If so, what fonts did she use? Thanks.
Keisha said . . . Humm, I go through so many fonts til I find the one that works I usually forget what I used.I know Decker & Splendid 66 were use...the script I am not sure, sorry!Char Griffith said...
I would love to know how to use the glass gliter. This month was my first month getting a JBS kit and I have no idea how to use it, what type of glue? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Michelle said . . . For glitter I usually use zip dry....I spread some zip dry on whatever I am adhering the glitter to and spread it around thinly and evenly with my finger. Works wonders! If I am just doing the borders glittery, I use my Quickie Glue pinpoint roller pen by Sakura...www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-Glue
Lisa said . . . I used Scotch Quick Dry adhesive for my glitter!
Ranjini said . . . For glitter, I actually sprayed my piece first with the matching orange Maya mist. I have had bad luck with the white portion of the chipboard showing through on other pieces when I don't paint them first. I used PVA by Lineco on this month's layout where I glittered up the sun, but I have also used the Martha Stewart glitter glue from Michael's. Both are pretty good.
Becky said . . . yeah, i love zip dry too!
Keisha said . . . When I use glitter I use Martha's glitter glue.
Both Michelle McCord and Becky Novacek seem to rough up their paper edges. What is the easiest way to do this?
We will be posting a Michelle's tutorial on edge distressing soon and will let you know here as soon as it's available!
We were also asked what size heart punch was used by Ranjini on her "Totally You" layout.
Ranjini said . . . For the heart punch -- I used a Fiskars Scalloped Heart Punch - I think it's the larger one - the heart measures 2 1/8" at its widest point, by 2.25" or so in height.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Hey there! Supposed to give a bio here and something interesting about myself...well....hmmmmm....I am a SAHM of three gorgeous children and have been now for ten years strong. We live in a very small town in central Iowa that is just PERFECT for raising children. Softball and baseball is our life as of right now with the kids and they enjoy ever minute of it. As for my passion with scrapbooking, it started way back in high school when I started saving all of my memorabilia from proms, sports games, movies, etc. It all just blossomed from there and I now consider myself a full blown addict of the craft :)
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. . . and then used that same gorgeously inked sun on this one? Brilliant!
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The winner of the three month Mercantile membership is:
I love all the sneak peeks, and all of the inspiration on this blog! Thanks to everyone!
Alicia in Salem
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