Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrap for a Cure Layouts!!!!

Scrap for a Cure kits will go up for Sale Monday, June 1!

I wanted to post some pictures of my layouts:

I was lucky enough to be asked to work on a really cool Glimmer Mist Wedding project kit. I opened the box and it screamed vintage to me (but not necessary--it's full of black, white, cream). So I quickly ran to my MIL's house and grabbed a handful of pictures. She was married in 1946. Long time ago uh?!?! I miss my FIL as he has passed. But my MIL lives right around the corner from me and my kids love visiting her often.

this is going to get alittle picture heavy, but I really wanted to show the details of the glimmer mist.

These 2 simple ones are from the tattered angels instructions. (again...very simple, but easy to make!) But the kit does some with instructions right from Tattered Angels!

This is using some of the June kit:

Some vintage stuff I had at home:

vintage looking tags:

Ok, on to the layouts from the main kit. Gotta love Cosmo (you know I do!). A quick and easy layout.

Here's a 5 family generation photos. Don't laugh at my big hair either. It was 12 years ago.

Look at those yummy vintage peach flowers. I love them!

This is one of my favorite pictures. I just happen to catch at glimpse of my DH and son sitting on the bench. See the brown ribbon? In the kit it was pink. A little technique called dying it with glimmer mist!

In the kit there was a sticker book by Pink Paislee. I cut the book down to 10 incehs and used a couple Fiskars boarder punches on each edge:
These are the different edges:

The inside pages are simple and easy. I used a couple stickers, some pictures of my family. I just wanted to show you how to reuse items. I actually took the entire book apart just by bending the wire, removed the pages and added my own and bend the wires back into place. The book will have a clear cover over the front then! I used another punch to get the right holes in the right places. (it was by Ek Success--looks something like a notebook edge)

Stuck this on the back and tada finished!

Again the kits will go up for sale Monday. We were so busy without online crop this weekend it had to be put off just for 1 day. All the challenges are posted in the message board area. Take a look at them, they are awesome! I'll post mine here during the week. Right now...I'm off to sleep!

Good night!

A Kiss on the Chic Layouts!!!

Here's my June for for A Kiss on the Chic!

See this little girl in the picture?!?!? It's ME! I was going through some "old" photos and came across this one of me in a dress that matched that paper perfectly! If you look on the edges of the photo, I used my favorite distressing technique which is sanding the edges of photos to make them appear old. I did not use the original as it was only 3x5.

Here's on of my beautiful daughter Khila. I did alot of sewing on here.

This is one is inspired by the wonderfully talented Dina Wakley. She inspires me so much. I have taken 2 of her online art journal classes and there's another one coming up. Gotta love those spray inks and masking techniques. Check out the "stars and stripes" papers, I used the masking technique on that too.

and the table top deco. I know I posted it this morning but just incase you didn't see it, here it is! The instructions for the pinwheels in a couple posts below. So simple to make and makes a big impact on a project.

Have a great night everyone! Make sure you check the rest of the DT work out. There blogs are located on the right side under A Kiss on the Chic Design Team! The all rock. Oh, at don't forget our guest designer this month is Irene Tan, she is an AMAZING scrapbooker. She works besides Tim Holtz-could you imagine?!?!?!? They make a great team!

A Kiss on the Chic kits are UP!

Here's some photos of the amazing kits for June. We are calling them "LOVE" IN THE SUMMERTIME!!

******Make sure you click on the photos to get a FULL view*******




There's also a sale going on for the 1 year anniversery! Stop by the blog to go shopping. Here's a link:

A Kiss on the Chic TONIGHT

Just a reminder A Kiss on the Chic kits go up tonight at 7:00 PST! Here's the Fourth of July table top item I made using the kit.

A bunch of close-ups:

This wooden piece is from Kim Hesson. She makes awesome wooden items!

While making this I thought I would take a couple photos while making the pinwheels. They are so simple to make.

Step one: My piece of paper is 3x3. You can use any size you want, just make sure it is square.

Next take a ruler and draw lines center to end. Leave a bit of a space in the middle of the paper (maybe 1/2 inch or so)

Cut along those lines (making sure you don't cut into the middle of the paper). Take each corner and bend down to the middle. I used a dab of dry glue on each layer, over lapping each one. You won't see the middle so don't worry about what it looks like.

When you are finished your piece should look like this:

Attach a decorative piece to the middle. A button, brad, flower--anything will be cute.

Once you get this far-you are finished! I used a piece of floral wire and attached it to the back and stuck in it my arrangement.