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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Messy Coloring?


Hey everyone! I was playing around with the Roses and Butterflies digital stamps from Scrappers Delights and I decorated this cigar box for my daughter. She needed something to put her dance competition pins in, and this box was the perfect size. I printed out multiple copies of  the roses and the butterflies and then colored them in with my Copic Markers. I tried to make a video explaining "Messy Coloring". Its my first video so please be gentle. = ) Here is the link.


I left the inside as it was because I know my 11 year old will trash it, but I did cover the outside with this pretty distressed paper.  Once the paper was decoupaged into place and dried. I cut out all the roses and butterflies.  I decoupaged these onto the top and front of the box. I then added the little bow. Now she has a     decent sized box for her current and future pins.

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Cheers
Laurie



Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gotta Luv Those Goth Girlz

Hey Everyone!  Are you all ready for Summer break? I know I am!  As you know we are having a Goth contest here at Scrapper's Delights.  This is what I came up with.  I really like the clean and simple approach to cards and scrap booking. That being said I have found that some themes such as vintage to be a really difficult look to achieve within the Clean and Simple (CAS) aesthetic. So when I began working with our Little Goth Girl, I almost went into panic mode.  But guess what? She fit into that style perfectly.  So I could go outside my comfort zone but still stay within it.  Take a look at what I did with her and I will point out how I kept within the CAS look but still kept this card nicely "GOTH".

The first rule of CAS design is to use no more than 3 embellishments. As you can see I have three on this card, the ribbon, the gemstone and the black bead runner between the text. I also used only two colors, the purple and teal, and two neutrals..the black and white.  Except for the scalloped circle on which our little girl is showcased, all other lines are straight rectangles.  To keep the sentiment simple and within our theme I found this really cool font called "chiller" online and I was able to download it for free. I printed it out on white card stock, matted it onto the purple card stock, added the beading and my Goth Card was finished and it is both GOTH and CAS. 
Here are the rules for Clean and Simple Design
1. No more than three embellishments.
2. No more than two colors (Hair color does not count)
3) No more than two Neutrals (these are black, white, cream, beige, taupe  and so on)
4) No more than two edge types...on this card we have mainly straight lines and one item has a round scalloped edge.
5) No more than two patterned papers.  On this project I chose not to use any.

Keep to those simple guidelines and your projects will be perfectly balanced and Clean and Simple.

Ya'all have a great weekend!
Laurie



Friday, May 18, 2012







  Can you believe there is only 13 days left of school? If you're like me you volunteer quite a bit in your kid's school. I have five classes of kids that I work with and I like to make my last day with them special.  This year I decided (mainly because my schedule is insane busy) to give the kids candy bars.  Draco was perfect for this because the boys will like it too. You can get Drago here.  So I put Draco and this cute quote about dragons onto card stock. I cut straight across the bottom and top of the quote but stopping when I got to Draco. I then fussy cutted the top and bottom of Draco so that he would pop up out of the wrapper. I used Copic's to color him in.  This is a fast and easy way to make a cute candy bar wrappers. Since I have 129 of these to make, I better get going. You all have a wonderful weekend and keep crafting. And if you're looking for a great digital stamp to work with head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Store and if you need inspiration head on over to the Scrapper's Delights Paper Craft Blog!

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Cheers
Laurie

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rain Coats and Rain Drops!

Wow, its good to be off of bed rest and back to blogging! I was playing around with my MS Word program and this little gem. She is from the Rainy Day collection and you can get her here!  I was trying to make different sizes and accidentally flipped her over. My first thought was "twins" So that is exactly what I did. I placed one of the digis on the page and then copied and pasted her again. This time I flipped her and lined them up so that they looked like their fingers were touching. So sweet! Now here is the neat trick. I wanted them to have patterned raincoats, hats, boots and umbrellas.  So I printed them out as they were, then I placed pieces of patterned paper where I wanted them. These I secured with a strong re-positional tape and ran it though the printer a second time. Now I have my girls printed out on the patterned paper. After fussy cutting out their outfits, gluing them down on the original print out, I then colored the rest of them in with my Copic Markers.  I stamped on the cloud and splashes and then colored in the puddles with Stickles. Then I added in some gemstone rain drops, and finished this card up with a little stamped sentiment!  This was a new technique for me and I hope you have as much fun trying it out as I did when I accidentally stumbled onto it. Now I am working on figuring out how to layer digital stamps. If you know how please leave a comment! 

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Laurie

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Scrapper's Delights Challenge





Click HERE to participate in our NEW Challenge !
MAY FLOWERS (May 06 - May 19)
To qualify for this challenge you need to have flowers on your creation, this can be as an image,digi or an embellishment and has to be visible!
This month there will be one winner and they will receive 6 (single) digi stamps of their choice!
You do not have to include a product made by Scrapper's Delights.
But you only have one chance at winning with your entry.

Here is how you can get up to 2X the chance of winning with each entry:

*1st chance
Everyone that submits a project is valid as long as they base it round the general theme for the challenge.

*2nd Chance
Include a product made by me in your creation be it a paid or freebie.

*if you have qualified for a second chance in winning you will need to submit your entry twice so the random.Org will generate the correct chances for you XXX

Please click here to check out the super cute digi stamps that Janice has made for us!


Also check out what the design team has come up with for you this month!


Have fun and Cheers,
Laurie