Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

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

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hikin' Shoes

Simple Stories has a paper line called "take a hike".... there are some great papers to choose from! The 2 I picked were the wood grain, and the boot print.

I cut the wood paper into small strips, the pattern was actually much bigger, but too big for where I wanted to place it. I used a couple of the new Prima screens just to add some interest to the paper, I put gears in one corner and a flourish in the other.  
 The lightbulb is from Prima's "Junkyard findings!" I must say.... I LOVE these! And the doors are also Prima.
 I hinged them askew so that it looks like one door is hanging off.... this gives me a big enuff opening to put an intriguing, haunting picture inside.
 I traced a few of the bootprints with a black pen to enhance them, and spritzed a tiny bit of Tattered angels Plain Jane Baseboard.... perfect color too.... Soil! Another bling from Prima in the corner.
I used a few colors of distress ink, along the edges and over the title to give them a grungy look. That's my page.... have a Happy Scrappy Day! Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to get the supply list, and don't forget to comment :-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Little Toot

Hello all :-) Just a fun little page using the Fabscraps Summer paper. Pam used some last week, this one is called Summer lighthouse. The paper is already pretty enuff, but I added a few of the fabscraps chipboard pieces.

The hat has glitter on it, and the wheel has embossing powder, then I cut strips off the paper and reversed them. The stripe is the back side. Add a few pieces of ribbon, and a pretty beach page is complete. There's only a few days left to comment on the "Win Win Win" blog posts.

Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the supply list. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How Kewl!

The feature item at Scrapbooker's Paradise this time is Tonic Tools by Tim Holtz. Regular price 6.99 on special for 5.99 the coupon code online is FITT

 Ok, so I did a blog post.... and then I got the mail.... and something VERY kewl that I was waiting on arrived...... so, I had to change my mind on the blog post.... this is the new and revised post!!!
 I used the distress tool on  all the edges... this is the new BoBunny Christmas line Mistletoe. It's very cute, and perfect for the picture I had of Maddie in Kindergarten. I used glossy accents on all the lights and glittered up some areas with stickles.
Very cute paper.... but what's so kewl? look under the tree? Are you asking yourself, " is that a QR code" why, yes it is.... 

When Maddie was in Kindergarten, they did a Christmas was adorable as you can imagine... but my favorite part was the rehearsal. But how do you scrapbook the song? Along came QR codes.... and if you scan the QR code on this page... it will show you my favorite part!!!!

Here is a close up of the code, I'm pretty sure you can scan it and see the video.... SO KEWL!!!!
This is where you can order QR codes

Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to leave a comment for your  chance to win your own tonic tool. And have a peek at my partners blog and see what she's up to! Have a happy scrappy day!

Supply list:

Bo Bunny - Mistletoe
Tonic Studios - distresser
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The feature item at Scrapbooker's Paradise this time is Tonic Tools by Tim Holtz. Regular price 6.99 on special for 5.99 the coupon code online is FITT

I looked at all the tonic tools, and I do have the scratcher, but I didn't have any fun paper to scratch, so I went to my old standby... the distresser. Something I use daily!
 I got some of the paper and embelly's from BoBunny's new line, Detour. It's a fun line with all sorts of ways to travel in kewl colors! I had to use the Lucky 8 punch one more time.... cause it's just so fun. I cut out a circle , and then cut it in half so I had a piece for each page.
 page 1, there are strips of paper, and cutouts from the 12x12 papers, added a few trinkets ...
 hard to decide which side to use, they are both awesome... so I let some of the under paper peek out.
 ribbon, and a trinket.... some bling, and layers of paper
 page 2, one photo crosses over both sides... some edge distressing and inking...
 staples into ribbons, bling and layers
 the pages together... I was ready to do cutesy.... and then but I had fun with this line.

Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to leave a comment for your  chance to win your own tonic tool. And have a peek at my partners blog and see what she's up to! Have a happy scrappy day!

Supply list:

Bo Bunny line - Detour

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Volume 7

We have a sketch book at Scrapbooker's Paradise that is loaded with great ideas, but, there are no pictures of the finished page. A few People have commented that they like to see the end result... so... for today's post I thot I would bring one of the sketches to life. It's the first page of Volume 7 Sketches for Scrapbooking by Debbie Sanders and Allison Davis.

The paper line is the beautiful Moxxie, Winterland 
 I kept pretty true to the sketch just so you could see ( in color) the end result, but sketches can take on their own life, it's your own interpretation of it to take it to a new level.
 Random snowflakes are cut out with a punch, but there are many snowflake dies also. I inked the edge with distress ink, and zig zagged diamond stickles across the flake to make it sparkle.
 I also outlined the snowman with stickles. He is so cute!
 Snow time is a FabScraps chipboard, and you know how I love chipboard. First I coated it with picket fence distress stain. Then I added the white liquid applique. Next I ran stickles over the applique, and covered the snowflakes also. I stuck a gem in the middle and waited for it to dry.
The finished 2 page layout...... easy and fast! I will probably go back and add some flourishes and bling but I wanted to show you the true sketch before that!

Hope you enjoyed today's post, hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the supply list. And there are a few more days left to leave comments for the blog contest. :-) Have a happy scrappy day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christmas? Nope

 Fabscraps has a GORGEOUS Christmas line, with windows, an advent calendar and many pretty scenes.... but when I saw the paper, I fell in love with the bricks and the wood, so I decided to use this advent calendar for something else........

24 boxes.... 12 school years :-) I cut out the windows, and made little signs for each year, then I used the  roll of pop up tape to give my windows dimension. 
I had a picture of a flower container so I cut it out, and rounded it and used some flower stems to add to the pot. It kinda looks real in the picture! 
The back side of this paper is a brick wall, and when I cut out my windows I had extra pieces of the wall, so I cut out some bricks, gave it a ragged edge and used them to add more bricks to my page.  

 And my second page.... the Grad! 12 years later..... wow time flies! Sorry not allot of technique on this page, but I had to share my idea of the advent calendar :-)
Oh, and just as you thot I hadn't used a Tim die..... lol I cut out the year with one!

Have a Happy Scrappy Day! Don't forget to hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise for the supply list, and also enter the contest on the "Win Win Win" posts. I would love to see any other ideas for this paper? Make ya think lol :-)