Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Use It Up! Wk. 1

So far so good! I've dipped into my beads, wire, brads, and paper stash! A little project that I did to use up the paper scraps from my last mini, was to make some backgrounds for cards.

 To make I put a piece of paper through my xyron create a sticker and laid 1 inch strips of paper on it. Next I cut the strips into 1/4 inch strips and put them on a another piece of paper in a paper.
The bottom one was done with cover, I used some black strips to make it a bit larger.
The backgrounds here were made with paper that was in my scrap bin!

If you would like to know more about the UIU challenge check out Fran's blogpost.

Calendar Challenge

Over at Psychomoms YouTube channel she had a challenge to use a calendar that she created. I did two different projects.
The first is an easel card, for the desktop. I got the idea for this over at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. The colors I used were inspired from their Scrapbook Challenge week 1. I'm entering this in their "In with the new....out with the Old" challenge. My new is the Sweet William Small and Large Stamp Sets and Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Silver Moon Sapphire. My old is Bliss Blue cardstock, retired from SU. The flourish stamp is an Autumn Leaves and the punch is a MS. The brads were colored with a permanent marker.
The second project for the Calendar Challenge is a Yearly at Glance Mini.
I used the beaded binding technique that I learned from aweezielchk on YouTube
I used 22guage wire, I don't think it was heavy enough. The beads are at least 15 yrs. old. The flourish was in a pack of grungeboard, I colored it with a black sharpie and then sprayed it with LSG Starburst Marigold Yellow Orange. The small tag is from SU, that and the brads were also colored with a black sharpie. The multi colored ribbon is from a Christmas collection that is a few years old.
 I used up a pad of Boho from Creative Imaginations. Each month has a two page spread, with a calendar on it. I didn't want to make this to demanding or I wouldn't use it. lol

So I figured a "small" amount of journalling and maybe a photo or two.

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Step

Here I am, taking my first step in the land of blogging! I don't know why I've waited so long. Thought I would show the Christmas cards that I made and haven't sent yet.
Now my goal is to address some envelopes and get to the Post Office!