Thursday, August 21, 2014

Time For Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge!

Hi there friends!
Rachelle here sharing my card inspiration for 
this month's challenge over at

Here is the awesome sketch #32:

 

Now here's my take:

 "Thank You!"




I trust you have been inspired as much as I had fun
creating it.
That's it for now.
Thanks for stopping today and your kind comments always make my day.

See Ya Soon!
Huggies!!
  

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Unique Laser Designs Wood Framed Project!

Hi there crafters!
Rachelle here with a great gift for a bride & groom. 
Created with fantastic products from


Aren't these products beautiful?
Now let's look to see how they were used.

 MR. & MRS.

I started by taking the inside board off the frame and applied several coats of acrylic paint and allowed to dry. Then I applied texture paste to a written stencil and applied the background.

I then painted the bride and groom along with the title words.
Then it was time to decorate the bride. This was fun and easy using a hot glue gun to apply the tulle and lace. Next I used a tiny brush to apply specific lines on the groom. While those pieces were drying I inked the stencil background and applied goldtone rub-ons.

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 Now it was time to place the miniature roses in the corners of the frame. Then I created bows and continued turning the ribbon for the swirl long and applied to each corner.


To finish up I applied gold ring sticker to the center top along with pearls and goldtone heart on the top bow.
All finished!


The perfect gift for any bride & groom. I would take the frame to be engraved with the wedding names and date which would be perfect!
I hope you have been inspired and ready to get started on your wood laser cutout project. This blog shows you the many ideas to create your project.
Be sure to stop by
for all your great products. The inventory continues to grow each day.
Thanks for stopping by today.

See ya soon!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Frosted Designs Tutorial Tuesday With Rachelle!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

Hi there FD friends! Rachelle here and I am excited to share today's tutorial for this layout I created using this month's kit; "Summer's End." This kit is filled with an array of beautiful fall colors of paper and embellishments. Grab a cup of coffee and follow along the steps!

"Per*fect Memories!"

~Step 1~
 To create this page I used the beautiful fall colors within this kit. The brown, blue, gold, and tan tones present such striking display of artistry colors. I started with teal blue cardstock for the background and topped it off with a 12x12 Summer Meadow collection paper. I cut out a square from that paper and turned it over for a goldtone center. Next I paper punch white cardstock for the center border. Then it was time to create a scallop border on the edges on the Summer Meadow paper adding a double pinch to each corner.

 ~Step 2~


Now it's time to create a texturized background using homemade texture paste, clock stencil, and Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Cornflower. Then I added a Prima text stamp using brown ink. Allow to dry. Now it's time to add layers and more layers from the collection paper followed by adding an array of beautiful embellishments. I started using the metal charm clocks, embossed stickers,and those awesome Petaloo flowers.

~Step 3~

Here you can see the beautiful cluster of flowers, with the lace blue bow, and the wooden doilie. By the way, when using the glimmer mist be sure to shake well until you see the tiny bubbles. Then open the bottle just a bit to release the air. Now your ready to use the mist.

~Step 4~
Here I painted the wooden leaves and created a cute little corner using enamel dots and kraft twine. I also used the embossed stickers and kraft doilie. You can see the splats of the gilmmer mist and ink stamp on top of the textured clock.

~Step 5~

Here you can see more of the elements, textured background and title I created for this layout. I love how the layers of the this beautiful collection paper blended together.

~Step 6~

The picture I used shows beautiful fall colors of brown, red, and tan. By the way this lovely little lady is Megan, daughter of my friend. This picture blends in well with the fall tones of this layout.

 ~Step 7~
 Finally, I applied the journal to this layout. All done!!  I hope you enjoyed viewing my page today as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Make sure you stop by the Frosted Design Store for this kit and more fantastic products. Thanks for stopping by, your kind comments always make my day!

See Ya Soon!


*Summer's End 
Summer's End Kit

Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

Hi there friends! Rachelle here excited and so honored to be a part of this blog tour. Today I will be sharing info about myself and the art passion of scrapbooking and more. In addition, you will be introduced to 2 fantastic and talented friends I have met while on this journey of scrapbooking and art.

A big thank you Brenda my scrap BFF for inviting me to be part of this Creative Blog Tour! I trust that I will inspire others in the scrap gallery world. I know the ladies that I tag will inspire you as well. With that, let me get started!

As part of the tour Brenda gave me 4 questions to answer:


1. What am I working on?
Currently I am creating design team assignments and duties. I design for:
Frosted Designs, Sketch N Scrap, Scrap It Girl, Unique Laser designs and sketches4 All.ning. I so love designing for these teams such as, layouts, cards, mixed media, altered art using wood cutouts and canvas art. On my craft table is a layout for Frosted Designs Kit team.


2. How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
I am not to different than others. I just like to detailed my work and my style is not clean and simple. for the most part my style is "shabby chic." This style gives viewers a visual of flowers, lace, resin elements and more. A girly look of cute, pretty and elegant. I love to get messy too when creating mixed media canvas.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
For me to create is "therapeutic." I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I saw a friend's work. "I have got to learn this," was my first thought. I was totally amazed and just took off. Basically being "self taught," and then joining scrap communities where I learned more each day. I then met Brenda my scrap BFF and started stepping up higher and higher. My passion turned into great therapy because I am wheelchair and house bound after having to leave my career of teaching. I never looked back! It was no longer just creating photo albums it was an art of inspiration for myself and others.


4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Prior to design teams I was always creating for challenges to win goodies/site badges.Who doesn't love getting happy mail. I wanted to do more and work with teams because I loved the duties and creating of inspiration. I really like commenting on entries and going to all the various blogs. Just a basic comment makes a person's day. Which is another good reason for blogging. The process now is being given a sketch or title and put my mind to work then just take off and do it. I love the organization of designer work because you know what needs to be done throughout the month and get the creative juices flowing. It can be a photo, paper collection I am given or want to use, or viewing a sketch. This is how the process works.

Here are a few of my recent projects:
















As you can see "I do it all."
Alrighty, enough about me. Now it's time for you to meet 2 of my favorite and fantastic scrap friends. One of the wonderful things about scrapbooking and more is being a part of the various online communities and blogging. Friendships begin along this journey and they thrive and bloom forever more.

Be sure to visit the blogs of both of these inspiring and talented friends by
Friday, August 15th.{sooner}
They will be continuing this tour by sharing info about themselves and their creative process on their blogs. As well as introducing you to more creative
and talented bloggers they have met on their creative journey. Check out the fabulous inspiration they have to share with you.

 Brandi Matos: Lucky Flutterby Creations
My name is Brandi Matos and I am just another obsessed scrapper in the world of paper crafting! I live in Florida, also known as “The Sunshine State”, with my two beautiful girls and amazing husband. I run a small business from home selling invitations for a variety of events and thoroughly enjoy what I do!  I literally stumbled across scrapbooking a little over two years ago and completely fell in love with it! From layouts, cards, to off the page projects, I enjoy it all! I love to get messy playing with different mediums to make something truly fabulous! Although most of my work revolves around my two girls and is pretty "girly", I don't really have a set "style".  I am still very new to this hobby and enjoy trying a little bit of everything. If I see it, I like it, I try it!  It's that simple!  Please feel free to visit my work at Lucky Flutterby Creations.


Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer: Cheryl Designs Create

Hi, my name is Cheryl and I've been scrapbooking since my first grandson was born almost 18 years ago. I now have a total of six grandchildren and the youngest one just turned three. I love seeing their faces on the pages that I scrap. I always say that I'll never run out of pictures.
I've been an avid photographer most of my life so that fits in quite nicely with this hobby.  I love creating scrapbook pages of all sizes and have more recently fallen in love with digital scrapbooking. I also love making cards, tags, ATCs and altered art. I don't really have a "style" and love "mixing it up". Right now, I'm loving creating canvases and working with lots of different painting and mixed media techniques. You'll see quite a bit of mixed media art even on my tiny ATC canvases. 
  I love getting in my scraproom every day and creating!
Feel free to visit my blog http://cherylndesignscreate.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

FROSTED DESIGNS SUMMER'S END KIT ALTERED ART!

Hi there FD friends! Rachelle here today sharing my altered art clipboard with a surprise ending. I used the beautiful August Kit~Summer's End to create this clipboard. Let's get started with a basic clipboard.


Now let's look at the project. From the clipboard to this:

"Create" 

Here's how to create the altered art. First all chipboard and wooden elements were painted and inked.
Next, I applied layers We R Farmers Market - Heritage 12x12 Paper and light blue 12x12 cardstock to the board. Then I paper punched the blue cardstock and yellow cardstock and applied to the board.



Now it's time to apply the texture paste and use a Prima stencil. Allow to dry and begin inking and using Gimmer Mist Chalkboard - Cornflower and let dry. Then I started applying the embellishments. This kit came with beautiful
Prima Marketing Resin Icons - Fairies, Prima Marketing Resin Icons - Feathers, and Petaloo Penny Lane Mini Wild Roses - Peach. I also used Petallo roses from the July Kit, gold and teal.


 I continued applying the elements which included Petaloo Penny Lane Mix Flowers - Yellow and Trimcraft Curiosity Corner Metal Charms -clocks. I love working with clocks and metal charms because they add the perfect touch.


I applied yellow lace at the bottom and top along with a string of pearls. Next I placed the bird and birdcage on top of the We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer Wood Tags. The final touch was to place the light blue metal flower at the top of the clip, ribbons, Prima Laser Cuts - Leaves and Mushrooms, and more Prima Marketing Resin Icons - Fairies. All done! Now for a surprise.
I created this lovely card using hues of brown, yellow, and teal.


I distressed and inked the edges, applied the We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer Embossed Stickers and We R Indian Summer - Wildflower 12x12 Paper. You can see the layers that I applied along with all the beautiful embellishments.

So there you have it! The altered clipboard and card all created with the beautiful products from the August Kit~"Summer's End."

I hope you like these projects and have been inspired to create your project. I can't wait to see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by the Frosted Designs Store for this kit and many more products for all your craft needs. You will be glad you did!

That's it for now. It has been fun and let me know what you think!
 See ya soon!


*Summer's End
 August Kit~"Summer's End"

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time for Sketch N Scrap August Card Reveal!

Hi there card makers!
Rachelle here sharing my card inspiration for 
first August card challenge.
Card Sketch #31
Here is the awesome sketch created by Kelly Holifield.




 Now here is my take:


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I hope you have been inspired today.
That's it for now!
Be sure to create and enter this challenge over at
Sketch N Scrap! 

Thanks for stopping by and remember...


See Ya Soon!
Huggies!!!!