Monday, September 27, 2010

Class of 2007 ~ Scraps of Darkness

This Midnight Garden August kit is so elegant. Lots of beautiful black and white papers. Perfect for any formal pictures. I love the terrific embellies which pops with a sexy color of red.

This is my niece, Janelle. I thought her senior picture was perfect to use with this awesome sketch that came in this kit by Mandy (Craftysprinkles). I used Janelle's name card from her graduation invitation as the title.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Compadre y Comadre (Godfather and Godmother) ~ Scraps of Darkness

This Midnight Garden August kit has a very masculine and feminine feel which I love. The papers can be used both ways. On this page I showed off both sides of yin and yang. In this close up I added a charm to the bottom of the black string (the ribbon, string and charm came from my stash).

These metal pieces are so ornate and just gorgeous.

I misted these blue flowers with Slate GM.

Here I added ink, flower soft, diamond dust and Graphite glimmer mist to
these maroon flowers.

Here it is...the fabulous yin and yang.

Lacing Tutorial

Supplies needed:
1. tape
2. string/thread
3. strong glue/adhesive
4. needle to fit the string
5. papers you will use for the lacing

It is so much easier if you poke holes in the paper with your needle before lacing. That way you have a guideline to go by. Make sure you stay away from getting too close to the edge. Please note: you can add more as you go along if you need to or subtract some if it isn't working out.

Here I am gluing the far edges of the papers I will be lacing making them into flaps.

This is how your papers will look once you are done gluing the edges, by making them into flaps. The middle piece also needs to be glued down.

Scotch tape the string to the back of the flap close to the hole where you will start from.

Start lacing by zig will skip a hole each time on each side.

One way is done!! Now you will go back up, threading through the holes you skipped.
Important note:
If you run out of string don't panic. Just bring your needle through the bottom paper (mine is the black one), making sure you are still aligned with your zigzags and doing it under one of your flaps. Tape the string, get a new one, tape that and go back through right near where you left off.

Tape the end to the back of the paper you last threaded the needle through. Make sure you tighten the string.

Finished!! Notice that it is not perfect...I think it gives it more character when it has a messy look.

Extra touch:

I decided to add a ribbon...I wove it through the string...gluing the ends under the paper.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Star Award

This was given to me by Cindy ( who creates the most interesting historical pages ever. I need to answer 2 questions:
1. What is the best project I ever made?
The lo I made of Gisselle called Sweet or Troublemaker. I think that page really showed off my favorite style, I spent a very long time creating it and those pics are some of my faves.
2. Why do I scrapbook?
I just love escaping my crazy life and calming down by creating these pages of memories to last forever.
Now I need to pass this award to 3 people. This part was very hard for me since I would like to give this to all my friends, so I narrowed it down to the ones that inspired and helped me create my blog:
1. Jodi ( for believing in me to create my blog. Plus your los rock in creativity!!!!
2. Karen ( for patiently helping me create my blog. And having so much knowledge and beauty in all your pages.
3. Veronica ( for being there with me to figure this blog thing out together lol. You have such a warm heart and it shows in all of your artwork.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Keep Out

Universal Studios Aug 2009

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas

At the Haunted Mansion. November 2006