Sunday, January 30, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #69

As a DT I also like just playing with the colors at the ColourQ! This is challenge # 69 see colors below.

Friday, January 21, 2011

CQC #68 Challange

A lovely creation for the ColourQ Challenge # 68.
Here are the fun colors!

Detail Shots:
Some older brads from a "road trip theme" worked wonderful on this layout. Also, a little hand journaling around the layout creates a faux frame.
I didn't realize how many "road trip themed" items I had until I started digging.

As always mixing fonts are a fav of mine... I love you American Crafts!!!

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: So saffron, cherry cobbler, & white
  • October Afternoon, Night Light: Louie
  • Basic Grey Papers: Marrakech
  • 7Gypsies Fabric Tape
  • American Crafts Thickers: Lulaby Sunflower & Tinsel Red
  • Various Brads
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Chocolate
  • Rickrack: lt yellow

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ColourQ Challenge First DT Layout

As I just joined the design team at ColourQ I wanted to do a really fun layout for the Challenge # 67! See the awesome colors below.

A little bit of a stretch for me reaching for that pink in my layout... but it's there! All the other colors I just love!
Detail shots:
I've been waiting for something special to use this huge butterfly on. I think it works out quite well!
It's been a while since I made paper roses... but they are so much fun. Had to crack out my quilling tool, hum... quilling... maybe a future item in a post. :)

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: white, melon mambo (pink), taken with teal, and swiss dot teal
  • Me & My Big Idea: Copper Willow - Specialty paper pack
  • DVWV The Mariposa Stack
  • Various manufacturers flowers
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: Chocolate
  • American Craft Thickers: Daiquiri white foam
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • Recollections Boutique Fleur Butterfly Embellishments
  • Recollections Rhinestones

Monday, January 10, 2011

Colour Q DT Appointment!

OMG! So excited I'm posting without a pic!!! haha

I just got appointed to be a Scrap Design Team member at ColourQ!
Yeah! My first DT assignment!

You can look forward to many fun posts from me for all the fun color challenges!

The next one comes out soon... check back!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mini Albums

I just finished a great class with a mini album... I thought I'd do a post of some of the other mini albums I've done or will be having classes on!

Lazy Days of Summer - Beach Album:
Who doesn't have beach pictures to scrap?!?!
This is a future class coming up in Feb. 2011 for MFTM... fun fun fun!!

It's "Party" Time:
Tag book that I taught as a class in a scrapbook store that unfortunately closed.
This class was great because everyone got to customize the title of their book... It's "Baby" Time, It's "Scrap" Time, It's "Girl" Time... and on and on...

Be Mine - Valentine's Album:
This is the class I just finished teaching at MFTM this past weekend. It was a blast!

Winter Fun - Winter album:
Another past class I taught at MFTM in late 2010.

I put this book together for my Mother-In-Law, she had some lovely pictures of her China Trip she wanted to document.

India album:
Probably the most embellished of all my albums... can we fit anything else on this thing!?!

Before I learned how to make my own custom albums I paid and arm and a leg for this chipboard album. I do admit that it turned out really pretty!!

San Francisco Zoo:
Another tag album, this one filled with shots of the Zoo.

2009 Stovall Family:
I had this acrylic square 8x8 album sitting around for some time before I put it together into this lovely family photo album. Love the front cover with the acrylic title over the butterflies.

I've put together a slide show of these albums and their inside pages if you're interested.

Also, if there is any interest in any of the products used, please feel free to leave a comment. Listing all the items used in all these albums would take FOREVER... hahah.


Abstract - Scrap getaway

Randomly on Flickr I saw some lovely layouts that a few scrappers were copying. And well, I was inspired! I've been wanting to scrap my scrapbook space pics for a while and this seemed like the perfect time.
Some serious distressing of the paper happened here! From wetting the paper, crinkling it, sanding, tearing, and finally inking and "coffee-cup" stains with alcohol ink. Take that Paper!!
Here are some detail shots... because this layout is all about the details!
Handmade embellishments... Yeah! This fabric flower has an added dimension with the outer layer frayed.
With my scrap room comes butterflies! I have some new butterflies that I got to use on this page. The 3D plastic butterflies are just some simple stickers that I altered.
I wanted to add just a little something up in the corner of the layout... these phrase stickers were perfect.
And who doesn't want a little bling on the page... American Craft Glitter font to the job!

Products used:
  • Cardstock: tan
  • G.C.D. Studios: Paris Nights Collection Pack
  • Recollections Pop-Up Stickers
  • EK Success Dimensional Stickers - Multi Color Butterfly Repeat
  • K&Company Handmade Adhesive Gems
  • Creative Imaginations: Narratives by Karen Russell
  • Prima Marketing: Pebbles
  • American Crafts Thickers: Lax Glitter Stickers Powder
  • Basic Grey: Porcelain Chipboard Stickers
  • Unknown Manufacturer Folwers
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: chocolate
  • StayzOn: Timber Brown

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Detail shots.
Here is detail of the bling that pulls your eye to the image of Poof.

The title was a bit of a challenge for me... I almost put "dreamy" because the image looked so unreal. But I decided that it might be a little confusing. In this detail shot you can also see how well the Zig Calligraphy pen does at inking the edges of the paper... I love my Zig pens!

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: black, lt olive, & forest green (swiss dot)
  • Me & My Big Ideas: Harvest Specialty Cardstock
  • Wild Asparagus patterned paper - "Mother" striped
  • American Craft Thickers: Giggles white foam
  • ColorBok: Nocturne - Metallic/Foam Accents
  • White lace
  • Heidi Swapp: Frame Circles Bling
  • Unknown manufacturer metal embellishment

Watermelon Carving?

I love my winter break ... I finally got around to scrapping some of the halloween photos.
Here are some detail shots.
Yeah mixing fonts! I love to do this to bring a little more to the page.

And of course I cannot do a layout without a butterfly... although it was a bit of a challenge to get this little guy in. I decided that butterflies like to sit on pumpkins right?!? HAHA

Products Used:
  • Cardstock: green and black
  • Me & My Big Idea: Copper Willow - Specialty paper pack
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • Unknown manufacturer flower
  • American Crafts Thickers: Bones orange
  • Basic Grey chipboard stickers - Delilah white chocolate chip
  • Crystal Stickers: Mosaic lt green 5mm
  • Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones: Brown
  • Unknown manufacturer 3D butterfly

Christmas Day...

Just a fun layout where I finally got to use these beautiful red "dew drop like" butterflies!
Here are some detail shots.
I've really been into layering many items lately. This flower combo really popped and the added Stickles was the last little touch that helped bring it all together!
Ever have a picture that just had the wrong color on it... well this purple shirt was that for me... so... scrap-o-tunity! I covered most of the shirt with a flower. :)

And the title... I know very generic but I just wanted to say what it was without doing journalling. Only down side... I think my letters were slightly different colors of green *sigh* that is what I get for getting them from a discount store :,( Oh well, you can hardly tell right?

And always, Products Used:
  • Cardstock: black, cream, and brick red
  • Echo Park Paper: Mary Christmas - Christmas Carol
  • Zva Creative self adhesive crystal
  • American Craft Thickers - Playroom Felt lt green
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • Various manufactures flowers (including Prima Roses, etc)
  • Crochet green flower
  • ColorBok: Nectar - Epoxy Stickers Butterfly
  • ColorBok: Woodhaven - Epoxy Stickers Leaves
  • K&Company: Handmade - Adhesive Gems
  • 7Gypsies Fabric Tape
  • Ribbon - cream lace, drk red lace, and sm black pom-pom