Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Del Mar Scarpbook Expo

Hello Everyone.

I wish that I had project to share with you, however all my scrapbook stuff is currently in boxes since we moved last week. I am hoping to get everything out soon.

SO National Scrapbook Day is this weekend!!!!!! YIPPY! I don't know about you but I am not a football fan and I would have to say that NSD is my superbowl. I will not be scrapping, but I will be working in the Kits2remember booth at the Del Mar Scrapbook Expo. We are going to have some wonderful kits, samples and a make-n-take for $4. I will be working the make-n-take table and Kathy will be working in the booth. Please come out and say hi. We love to meet other K2R die hard fans! ALSO, you need to print out this coupon to use at the K2R booth, you will get FREE 6x6 Acrylic Covers with any purchase.

I hope to see you scrappers out there at the Expo. Enjoy your NSD weekend.

Jenn

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Great Grandma Mother's Day Gift

Hi everyone.

For this weeks challenge we are making a Mother's day gift. I usually make something for my Mom or Bill's mom. But this time I decided to make two books that are exactly the same for the Great Grandma's on Bill's side of the family. One of them lives in Wyoming and the other in Missouri. I try to send them pictures a couple times a year, but this year I haven't gotten around to it. SO I made then a 6x6 acrylic album using K2R acrylic of course. I used 4 pieces of acrylic and one piece of K2R 6x6 chipboard as the middle of the book.Out of my stash I used The Robin's Nest dew drops in Island Blossom, Basic Grey Porcelain (polka dots) paper,Chatter Box double side pattern paper Marigold (flowers on one side and green on the other), the I used a white piece of card stock and sprayed it with Glimmer mist. The colors I used were Cinnamon, Simply Khaki, and Auburn which gave it a slate look. I also used stickers that were left over from a past K2R kit "Today is...", the letters are by Three Bugs in a Rug ("Great G-ma"). Here is a tip: I didn't have any more "R's" so I used a "P" and cut it to look like a "R", then I took the letter "f" and made it look like a "t", then for the dash I just cut down an "i". This is a great way to use up letter that I have left over. I also used my Stazon ink in Timber Brown to ink the side of the acrylic and chipboard, it didn't turn out like I was hoping but it works. I used a brown Bic pen to to the names of the kids and the "we love you." To adhere the dew drops I used Glossy Accents. Then to get the die cut looking flowers on the second and last page I used my craft knife and cut the images that I like out of the flower pattern paper. I used Walgreens for all my picture needs. What I love about then is I can upload on their wbsite, edit, change the photos to sepia tones (which I did), pay for it online and pick up in 30 minutes and it is just right down the street from home. I know that there are lots of other choices that do the same and they are great. I have used them too, but this is so close to me I don't have to drive out of the way. OH and I always have coupons for cheaper prices. Anyway. I also used 3/4 in. wire, I would suggest 1 in. wire instead but I ran out. I still have to put the ribbon onto the wire but I am all finished and ready for then to ship out for Mother's Day.

Cover Panel- Has a strip of pattern paper and the letters. I mirrored the paper strip on the back side.


Second Panel- I put a mat and a strip of the glimmer mist paper I made. As well and flowers that I cut out of the pattern paper.




Third Pannel- I mirrored the mat and the paper strip that was on the front side of the acrylic.




Now for the chipborad middle- I overed both sides with the flower papttern paper and mated the photos and added the strip of glimmer mist paper.



The next pannel is acrylic- I just cut different size strips of the three papers and adhered them to the acrylic and mated the photo. I did the same thing on the back side making sure that I mirrored the images.




Then back cover I used the flowers that I cut out of the pattern paper to give it a nice look.



Here are some colse up shots of the drew drops.


Enjoy. Happy Scrapping.


Jenn

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kits2Remeber Krew Project

Good Wednesday to all of you out there. I am glad that you are back to see all of these wonderful tips and fabulous projects! I have a few tips for you when working with rubber stamps on acrylic. First of all.... I am always nervous to start stamping away on my acrylic. I am afraid that I wont like the image and once you stamp it with Stazon it "stays on!" SO, here is what i like to do. I first stamp the image that I want on to a white piece of computer paper and then lay the acrylic over the image and plan out how I am going to scrap that piece. Here are photos of it....

Once I have done this and I like how it looks I then remove the blue protective covering and stamp my heart out.

Now have you ever stamped an image on the acrylic and it didn't come out dark enough or maybe you forgot to ink a section on the stamp? If you are answering yes I have a solution for you! First start by re-inking your stamp then lay the stamp down on your work surface with the image up of course. Then flip over your acrylic so that the surface you stamped on is down facing down. Once you do this you are going to match the image that is there with the image on the stamp and press down on your acrylic piece. Here are a few photos....


I hope that those tips help you in your quest to make beautiful projects with stamps. NOW for my project. I made a fun FAMILY home decor project. I got the idea at a Scrapbook/gift store in Redlands, Ca called the Collective Journey. My MIL got me a gift card for there and I wasn't sure what I wanted to spend it on then I saw this multiply framed FAMILY wall hanging. It was cute but pricey and I would have never bought it if I didn't have a gift card. With that being said I recreated it out of acrylic, stamps, ribbon, and letters. Do have have your curiosity going? Okay here we go. I started out with a K2R 6" Acrylic Stadium Album, I took out the pieces and labeled the sizes on the blue protective cover. After picking 5 sizes out of the album I decided to add a K2R 6x8 acrylic panel as well to give me the six panels I needed. So I ended up with the following sizes.... 2- 6x8, 1- 6x6, 1- 6x7, 1- 6x9 and 1- 6x10. I stamped each of these panels differently to add an eclectic look. The stamps I used were of course the wonderful K2R Flourish stamps, the item numbers on those stamps are 1-01("L"), 1-03("I"), 1-07("A"), 1-10("F", "Y") and 1-11("M"). After stamping I decided to use my cricut, I used two cartridges- Plantin Schoolbook and Jasmine. I also used my Cricut design studio to make the letters larger, italic, narrow and wider to help add to the eclectic look. To hang it I used some ribbon from my stash by American Crafts Elements and used the crop-a-dile to make holes for the ribbon. Here are the photos of the finished project hanging, I wanted to it be all hung at different levels and I think it came out pretty good considering I was using a spot that other photos are usually hanging...


Before I go, I want to tell you that there is still time to post a comment on the April 13th post! We are giving away 3 of the AWESOME K2R RUBBER STAMPS! So don't waste time and go post a comment! Happy Scrapping everyone.

Jenn

Monday, April 13, 2009

KITS2REMEMBER RAK!

Good Morning Everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. You must go to the kits2remember Krew Blog and leave us your comment. But here are the details....

Now for our giveaway! On behalf of Jessica and the rest of the K2R Krew we are doing a RAK! We would like to give away 3 of the K2R's fabulous flourish stamps! All you need to do is leave us a comment about your love for stamps and what you would love to do with them. You have until now and Friday to leave your comment on that post. Then Friday around 4:30 (Pacific Time) I will have my kids pull a name from a hat and I will post the winner. So be sure to come back to see if it is you!

We also have a week of tips, tricks, and projects coming to you using these fabulous stamps. So be sure to check that out as well.

Enjoy your week! Happy scrapping.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hello everyone!

As we count down the days to Easter I thought it would be fun to share a few Easter basket tags with you. My plan is to hang the coordinating tag with their basket to help avoid confusion. Hopefully this will help the morning go smoothly! I started out with three K2R 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (ATC) acrylic, the K2R stamp (item # 1-07), and StazOn Ink in Timber Brown. I wanted to use just part of the stamp to achieve what I was looking for, so I just inked the area in the middle where the two scrolls come together and stamped onto the acrylic. Once that was dry I stamped the children's names onto the acrylic using the same ink and my acrylic stamps from Close to my Heart (Font- Doodle Alphabet). Here is a tip for you if you are thinking of using your acrylic stamps - you want to make sure that you take a pencil eraser to the image you want to stamp before inking. The reason that you want to do this is because it helps keeps the stamp from smearing on a slick surface. Once the names were dry I used stickles in two colors Cotton Candy and Baby Blue to trace the out side edge of the acrylic. I did leave this to dry for about an hour before continuing because it is thick and takes a awhile to dry. On Makayla's tag I also added stickes on the back and allowed that to dry as well. Once all the drying was done I used some stickers that I have had for years in my stash. They are by Carlton Cards and they are called Card Jewelry. After the embellishments were on I used the Crop-a-dile to punch a small hole, I fed my ribbon though and tied it.

The other project I did was a lot of fun. I don't know about you but spring is the start of a lot of birthdays in our family. Between March and June we have about 14 birthdays, NO JOKE! Some are just a day or two after the other. Its a lot, but fun to make stuff. I wanted to make something for my SIL for her birthday and mother's day (which is the same weekend). I still would like to add something of her son. But here is a fun acrylic page that can be displayed on an easel. It was made with K2R 8x8 acrylic, K2R Stamps #'s 1-10 and 1-02, Stazon Ink in Timber Brown, Flora Doodles by Petaloo (available in the K2R booth in San Diego), and two cricut cartridges Graphically Speaking and Plantin SchoolBook. To recreate this look I stamped on the acrylic in the bottom corner and along to top edge making sure to rotate the stamp I used along the top to get a different look. Once the ink was dry, I adhered my photo as well as the title "One at last." Once that was done I used Glossy accents to adhere the Flora doodle flowers in a random pattern. I used a good amount of flowers and still have a large amount left, the pack comes with 80 jeweled flowers in the three colors and in the two sizes. Here are some photos of the project.


Happy Scrapping everyone! I hope that you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Make sure you check out the K2R Krew Blog on Monday we have something planned for you!

Jenn