Monday, June 21, 2010

Hello Monday!

Now that the fun filled weekend is over, it's time to go back to work. I wanted to take a quick moment this morning to share a little something with you. Have you checked out the Noel Mignon blog lately? The new team is posting inspirational items every day. You can check out my post here. Just to give you a little teaser, I talk a little about this layout below...

In other news, the Magazine has it's current calls up. I hope you take a few minutes to submit.

September 2010 Article Calls - Features

Call 1: Time To Get Our 'Rule' On: It's time to see how you can measure up...send us those layouts that include rulers, measurement, etc.

Call 2: School Days: It's that time again, the kids are headed back to school. Send us pages documenting the first day of school or dare to show us what you do while the kids are in school--work, volunteering, chores, fun? Really want to go wild? Scrap your own school pages--big hair and all!

Call 3: Patchwork Perfect: We want to see creations with blocks reminiscent of a quilt. Show us that it is hip to be square!

Call 4: Flying High! Let's see those layouts that feature hot air balloons, kites or planes! If it flies in the air and is not alive (i.e. no birds), we want to see it!

Call 5: Picture Perfect. Camera phones such as iPhones, have the coolest apps you can use to take pictures. Show us how you incorporate pictures taken with your phone on your next layout.

September 2010 Article Calls - Fixtures

Chic Street: Put your shine on with sequins! Share your layouts, cards, and creations featuring sequins with us.

U-Turn: So Thankful: With the coming of Fall and the season of giving, send us projects that show your gratitude for the ones you love.

Open Road: Put the focus on your journaling! This month, let a color word inspire you! Turquoise might remind you of your favorite piece of jewelry or a great sweater you have. What does tangerine make you think of? Be sure add journaling to explain the significance!

Easy Street: You can tie it in a knot, you can tie it in a bow! Let's see your favorite layouts using ribbon!

Card Corner: Be a good neighbor and create a card in honor of National Good Neighbor Day (September 28.) Whether you're welcoming a new family to the neighborhood or celebrating a friendship that has grown over the years, we want to see how you show your appreciation for your neighbors!

Crossroads Cafe: Are you a hybrid scrapper? Submit your layouts that use any hybrid technique and tell us what you love about this style of scrapbooking!

Deadline is midnight June 29th for all calls.

Please send your work to

Please send a separate email for each submission you would like to be considered for publication. Please keep the image size around 600 x 600 pixels. Thank you!

That's all she wrote for today. Untl later!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Blue on Blue

Hello everyone! This month the G.C.D. Facebook gals where inspired by ties. What inspired me about this theme were the tone on tone colors on the guy's shirt versus his tie. The first thing that came to mind was to create a monotonous layout featuring the beautiful color blue. I love this color! It makes me think of blue skies and happy days.

Not only did I want to concentrate on the color blue, but I wanted to add a lot of texture to the layout since ties come in all different fabric types. I add handstitching, layered paper, punched paper, pearl swirls, and a crocheted flower.

Here are a couple of detailed shots.

Supplies: Paper, frame, flower: G.C.D Studios, Envelope: Maya Road, Stamp: Studio Calico, Lace, Swirl: Prima Marketing, Punch: EK Success, Mist: Maya Road, Pen: Martha Stewart Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions on how I created this layout, write it in the comment section. I'd be more than happy to answer it!

Until later!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Roll With It G.C.D Style!

Good morning fellow scrappers! Since this month is Father's Day, how about we create a flower with a little bit of a rough and tough look. Perfect for those manly pages of yours! Or if you'd like, you can even use them on a girlie layout. So many possibilities! Ok. let's get started!

First up, gather up all your supplies. Use your scalloped punch and punch out a scallop from the Homespun Chic Vintage Audrey paper.

Spray about 2 squirts of your lemon and lime mist on your punched scallop. Once the mist has dried, lightly ink the edges, crumpled up the scallop, and then smooth it out again.

Cut about a one inch strip from your Artsy Urban Big Butterfly paper, wrap it around a pencil to create a coil. Remove it from the pencil and then begin to coil the paper unto itself.

Now you should have a nice little flower center.

Take your newly made flower center and use a few glue dots to adhere it to the Homespun Chic Textile Gift Tag. Then adhere the textile gift tag to your scalloped circle. Easy peazy right? Now if you want, you can add a button or some gems in the center to add a bit more texture to your flower or you can leave it just the way it is. Here is how I used my manly flower on a layout.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Paper: G.C.D. Studios, Flowers: G.C.D. Studios, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Lace: Prima Marketing, Alphas: BasicGrey, Brads: American Crafts, Pen: Martha Stewart Crafts.

And a close-up shot of some of the detailing.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. If you make a flower of your own, make sure to link it. I'd love to see what you create!

Until later!