Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to School Supply Tutorial

I faintly remember using college ruled filler paper in school.  I remember that the ink of the lines would run when the paper got wet.  But since it has been a few (cough) years since I have been out of school, I had forgotten this property of paper.

I had forgotten, that is, until I rediscovered runny,  wet lines on accident.  Yes, through accident and laziness, I discovered how to transfer lines onto a Snoopy card that I made for my niece's birthday.  I had inked the edges of the card with Distress Ink, but I thought that the green turned out too dark.  I didn't want to start over, so I spritzed the card with water and stuck it between the pages of a notebook for a quick dry while I worked on something else.

Well, when I pulled the card out of the notebook, there was some green left, but I had also added blue lines.  I apologize, but I did not snap a pic of the card, but I have made this tutorial for you.

I made some journaling cards, inked with Distress Ink, then spritzed with water.

 I then applied the journaling cards to various back-to-school supplies.

This is my notebook which led me to my happy accident.

Sorry for opening your graph paper, dear daughter. Not really, because I bought it and promise to buy you more when you begin doing rise over run in math.

The Graph Composition notebook was a transfer loser!

Here is a peek at how my final journaling card looked.

It's not a very bold technique, but I think it adds a bit of depth to the journaling card.  Come back tomorrow to see my reveal for The Paper Mixing Bowl!  Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Star in Her Eye

Playing around with the new August Scraps of Darkness kit, pairing it with the Punky Scraps sketch.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Give Away of Awesomeness

The amazing artist Ingvild Bolme is having a give-a-way to celebrate her new blog.  It is a mountain of Prima yumminess!  The contest is open until the end of August, so fellow blogging scrappers, follow directions, and maybe you can win a MOUNTAIN OF PRIMA!  Or, don't, which would increase my odds of winning.  ;)

August Challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl

It's August and the new recipe is ready at The Paper Mixing Bowl!  It's time to check out the challenge and see what you can whip up for this month!

The inspiration for the recipe was lime margaritas!  Which took me back to a birthday.  I can't remember which 29th birthday it was, but I got to go to one of my favorite restaurants back home, and all of my favorite people were there.  Well, except for my husband. He got to go to Iraq for his second time.

Here is my version of the recipe:

I used the Main Ingredient: lime.  The paper is Prima, which I used gesso on and then inked with Dylusions Cut Grass and Fresh Lime and Fresh Cut Grass Distress Ink. I stamped and embossed some compasses on the paper.  I think I have the Main Ingredient covered.

I used four of the Utensils: A postcard, torn paper, something transparent and cheesecloth.

Finally, for the Directions, I journaled about my favorite vacation...which my favorite vacations are the ones that I have taken with my friend or have gone to visit her while on vacation.

My friend is the tall one.  All my friends are the "tall one."  I miss you, my tall friend!  Until next time!

Make sure you enter your August Recipe at The Paper Mixing Bowl.  You've got the whole month to get your entry done!


I know it's bragging, but I currently have 5 LOs published in the online magazine Scrapbook News and Review!  But I had to share!