Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Funkysaurus and Perfect Pearls.

Any chance I get to scrapbook Dinosaurs, I will! I saw the new line from Paperloft called Funkysaurus, and I had to have it! Lucky for me, I just happen to have a few pictures from Dinoland this past October.

At Scrapbooker's paradise the feature item is Perfect Pearls. I love working
with these sprays, the colors are beautiful. For my page I decided to add a few
wood grain effects just so the paper had a bit of pizazz. By using the crafters workshop
templates I sprayed the perfect pearls over top, then used the heat tool to dry it.
Now I have a shimmery beautiful background for my dinosaurs.

I tore a few strips of corrugated cardboard, and used rusty hinge distress ink on the edges.
Then I sprayed it with green patina perfect pearls. I hope you can see the shimmer, it adds
such a nice look to the textured cardboard.

 I cut a few Dino footprints from the Dinosaur track cricut cartidge, and glued
them randomly around the pages.

Always have to have a hidden Mickey!

 The Paperloft also has sheets to cut out that coordinate with the paper line.

This is the right side of the 2 page layout, the buttons are from Prima.
You can see the wood grain effect behind the picture. 

Here is the double page together. Have a Happy Scrappy Day :-) 
Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to get your coupon entry code 
and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win your own perfect pearls.

Supply List:

Ranger - Perfect Pearls
Paperloft - Funkysaurus
Canvas Corp - Corrugated Kraft 
Ranger- Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

Monday, December 10, 2012

January Calendar Page

Hello all.... This Graphic 45 paper has been staring at me so I dug up an old picture of my great grandmother walking down Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. I love how they used to take these pictures? Every city, has these walking pictures... they are pretty kewl and I thot it deserved a "Place in Time" 

 First thing I did was try out a new Ranger product, it works great! It's sticky embossing powder and how it works is, in this case, I dabbed some versa marker on my snowflakes, then sprinkled on the sticky embossing powder, heated it and while it was still hot then I sprinkled glitter onto it. Voila! A great medium to stick glitter, with a quick pass over of the heat tool again, the glitter is stuck! ( You could also stamp into versa mark and use it that way, or cover chipboard with versa mark, and do the same steps )
 I had to add some snow drifts and that product is called liquid applique. It's in a tube, you place a few "snowdrifts" on an area, and when you heat it, it puffs up! So kewl! Before you heat it you can add a bit of glitter to it also and it will be embedded in the snow.
 more snow.....
 the stamps are crumpled and covered with glossy accents. Don't ask me why, but I always feel compelled to crumple stamps!
 The page itself had a few snow drifts on the letters, so I covered them with the liquid applique and made them 3D. Then on parts of the letters and swirls I used diamond stickles to highlight some areas. I didn't do the entire word cause I wanted my snowflakes to stand out.
 along the bottom, I cut out a few of the girls, and used popdots to give them some height.
and the final result :-) Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to get the shopping list, and have a Happy Scrappy Day :-)

Monday, December 3, 2012

From white to wow

 My challenge to myself was to take a bunch of different white papers..... and turn them into pretty colors and patterns.

 This is what I started with, a resist paper, a smooth piece of white cardstock, and 2 more white with a texture on them.
 Find your favorite flourish stamp and stamp all around the edge of one background piece and your photo mats.

 Use archival ink, so it won't smudge. Then I used faded jeans distress ink and inked all around the edge over the stamped image.
 next was a few embossed chipboard pieces. I cut out the clock from the Tim Holtz die weathered clock, and embossed it with aged aqua. I used the new Emboss It dabber, it's amazing for big pieces!

 I did a few snowflakes too, not sure yet which ones I wanted to use.
 then I started layering and tucking chipboard and strips of paper cut with an edge punch all around the page.
 For this purple layer it was the white paper with embossed snowflakes on it. I used Dusty Concord distress stain and covered it, the embossed snowflakes show up beautifully.

I cut a few snowflakes out of the best creations glitter paper, and added some gem flourishes and bling.

After the page was complete, I couldn't decide which was I wanted it to be? this way
or this way??  Any suggestions? lol 

Well goal achieved :-) it's not white any more.... Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the shopping list, and have a Happy Scrappy Day :-) 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dash of Prima

 Hello all! Today I got to play some of the My Mind's Eye paper line, Lost and Found Ruby. I love their glittery lines of paper!  I was at a crop and there was a sketch challenge, so I thot I'd kill 2 birds with one stone.... try the challenge and get my blog post page! So here is what I came up from the Scrapbook Etc. page sketch no. 184.....
 I used my Lucky 8 punch.... sadly the warehouse is almost out of these so get them while you can!
 Side 1, for the lettering I had to use what I had on hand, but sookwang tape and glitter would have been my choice with my favorite die for titles..... Yes, the Tim Die, Wordplay.
A border punch along the edge, and see those flowers?
Those flowers are incredible fun little embellishments by Prima. They are resist, so it's kind of magical when you spray a few of them, you don't know what the resist will reveal! And Tattered Angels came out with some gorgeous new colors of glimmer mist!

Here are the two pages put together. Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise for the supply list, and have a Happy Scrappy Day :-) 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Disney's Brave Merida

 I have been waiting to try this brick die from Tim Holtz ( Sizzix ) and finally got to!

First I cut out the "grout" with a medium brown cardstock. Then I used the distress inks to color a white background for the bricks. I used pumice stone, vintage photo and rusty hinge. I placed the colors randomly.
 next was to make the grout sticky, so I ran it thru my sticker maker, the 5 " size.
 I cut out a bookplate with the Sizzix die and then covered it with embossing ink, and then the aged marine embossing powder.
 I wanted to add a few more brick effects around the page and I got to use my new stamp from Donna Salazar. The embossing powder is from Lindy's Stamp Gang, midnight bronze obsidian.
 Then just because I was playing and in an embossing mood, I covered the brick made from the die, and covered it with versamark, then sprinkled the Kaleidoscope embossing powder over that and heated it, so it shimmers. It's pretty :-)
 I love the metal pieces from Mementa and use them often.
And here is the finished page, this was a fun day in Disney... as they all always are!! Have a happy scrappy day. Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the supply list.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Next Stop, Hogwarts...

Well, I just had to start scrapbooking our trip to Disneyworld... and the highlight was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!! Oh my gosh, if you are a Harry Potter fan.... this is a dreamworld were you are immersed in magic. It truly was amazing... and don't even get me started on Butter Beer!!! But anyway.... it was so much fun, and I will have a "few" more pages to scrap as you can imagine.... but here is a start...

Creative Imaginations made it easy, with their Harry Potter paper pack, and matching sticker sheets.

 This paper was all about the spells, and it just happened to match the box that Maddie's came in!!! Magic? I say yes!
 Because it was all magical, I added some sparkle to the paper, I outlined some of the spells with stickles, and I used the thick glue, fabritac or other mixed media glue and poured some glass glitter by stampendous on the corners.
Have a happy scrappy day, Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the supply list.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happiest Place on Earth

In the beginning of October we were in Disneyworld. 
All the pumpkins were aglow! And we had a blast! Here is my title page.

Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see a list of supplies, have a happy scrappy day, see you again :-)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Under Construction

As many of you know, Halloween is my biggest, busiest time of year. I haunt my whole house and right now my scraproom is "under construction" well ok, in truth it's posing as a graveyard, so all my tools are covered....  to make a long story longer.... I have a simple post. ( But kinda fun...) 
Tim has some new Halloween dies out...... and I love this bell jar!!!  
 I cut out the base out  twice, used embossing powder on it and glued it at the ends. Then I cut out the Bell part, one in plastic and one white. Then I sprayed fireworks and color wash on the white, stamped the Stampendous image and glued the edges together and then glued it to the base
 can you see how it is rounded?
 then I placed a piece of foam and stuck a spider brad into it to hold it open, in hindsight I would have colored the foam black first? but it stands and looking in you can't see the foam. Kinda fun.....
 next I took a plain old foam pumpkin, and poked and broke a few holes out so it looked like mice had been nibbling on it, I used black stickles to make free form flourishes all over the pumpkin and added a few mice.
 it's a good conversation piece
 I will add some bling to it later..... once I can uncover everything in my "graveyard"
Happy Halloween everyone.... "say cheese" :-) hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to get the shopping list, and have a Scrappy Spooky day :-)