May 22

Gone Fishing~ Scrapbook Page

Gone Fishing

Over at Simon Says Stamp in Show the challenge is about using your FAVORITE INK PAD! the reason I am emphasing PAD because I started my scrapbook page with the idea of ink. AND my favorite INK is the spray inks. Spray Ink 1dyflusion by Ranger Ink is MY FAVORITE! Spray Ink 2

So I started out with inking a rectangle piece of wood brown and creating a Gone Fishing signGone Fishing

to go with the picture of my son and my dad aka PopsGone Fishing

AND then a little light bulb came on and I thought I should go read the Simon Says blog post again, the first time I read it was last Sunday night… and you guessed it, I found out it was YOUR FAVORIE INK PAD, so have no fear, I grabbed my FAVORITE Tim Holtz Distressed Ink PAD and went to work creating a distressed backgroundDistressed InkFinished Off with some twine and sticklesTwine and Stickles

So there we have it Final Gone Fishing

‘Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish feed him for a lifetime’-Chinese Proverb

Hoot! Rebecca

Jan 07

Winter Wonderland~ Scrapbook Layout

Tim's Snowman

First, I cannot take credit for this beautiful picture. We rarely get snowy days in Central Texas and if we get any frozen participation it’s ice. We had one of these days last February and this picture was taken at a bird’s eye view, by someone else. Breathtaking. I had to document it! Let’s select some layers to accent this photoLayers

This black background needs some helpBlah Black Background

Ah yes Picket Fence distressed ink by Tim Holtz and Mist by Mister Huey will do the trickPaint and mist

Now let’s work on some embellishments, Hello Tim Holtz Snowman cut from chipboard…more Picket Fence Distress paintSnowman

And some tissue paper for textureTissue paper

Add some sparkles with stickles ( by the way this had to dry overnight)Stickles

While I have the Stickles out let me add some to these cute little vintage plastic snowflakesSnowflakes

I experimented adding some Silver Mist to a piece of vellum..humm interestingmist on vellum

Now I used a new tool that was under my tree this year..THE BIG SHOT! cut these dainty little dolliesSizzix it

A few more sparkles and here it isWinter Wonferland

Will we get a snowday this year? I HOPE so!

Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca

Sep 29

Yellow Ribbon Round-Up~ Scrapbook Page

I’ve been wanting to put together a scrapbook page using ribbon for sometime. My Aunt Patsy actually inspired this layout. She told me that she adds ribbon to her scrapbook pages by using a punch. I didn’t necessary try this techinque, although I do want to, but I did want to use ribbon as a key element. First I put together some coordinating ribbon. My focus was using the yellow and grey flower ribbon.

I fastened the ribbon to 12×12 grey cardstock with Tim Holtz tiny stapler and tucked a few flowers

Now let’s take it to the sewing machine and give it some texture

I wanted to use this old black and white photo of my mom and her sisters. I needed the photo to be bigger in order to align with the length of the ribbon and I did not want to use the original. So I printed a 5 x 7 copy and changed the tone to Sepia.

Time to add layers and balance out the page. I used a dollie and stickers from Amy Tangerine and For the Record

Now for some sparkle..hello paper flowers

How about these canvas banner pieces from Maya Road? Loving these. Added color using Tim Holtz Mustard Yellow Distress Ink

Finished the banner pieces with some twine, paper flowers and black thickers (I had originally dated this 1960, but reread the back of the original photo and realized it was 1964 whew)

Add the title and journaling

Beautiful Girls Indeed…

Needing more Inspiration?? Click over to Purple Mailbox and view some amazing pieces of scrapbook art to really keep your creative mind going. I’ve added this layout to the monthly Love Linky Layout, do you have a layout that you would like to share? Link up and the love will follow!

Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca

Aug 08

Ruffle Paper and Wearing Lipstick~ Scrapbook Page

So recently at Archiver’s they ran a sale: Buy ten sheets of paper, Get 10 sheets of paper. Great deal right?! Part of my paper pick up party I found this CUTE ruffle paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection by American Crafts. Also, wanting to participate in Simon Says weekly challenge: Paint it Up, I started with my bunting stencil and used Tim Holtz white Picket fence distress paint.

Accessorized the flags with glitter flowers

Layered pretty paper

Embellished and titled the page…Must Wear Lipstick… Story behind this: My husband surprised Brazos and kept her home from summer daycare to take her fishing. She got ready real quick with all the necessities: Life jacket, baseball cap and  LIPSTICK!

Just as I was adding the final touches of Stickles and Mr Huey’s white color mist,

I spilled it on the top of the entire scrapbook page! Amazingly I stayed calm and carried on…using my heatgun to dry it the best I could but the ruffles were matted down and the distress ink was transparent in places.

I went right to work, I reprinted the photo; changed some of the papers; added a ruffle flower ribbon at the top; more paint to the bunt flags; stamped flowers in the background and added sequins to hide the matted ruffles.

It turned out okay…and actually I really like the flowery ribbon at the top.

When all else fails…add sparkle! Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca

Jun 08

Scrapbook Travel for a Weekend Trip

Getting ready to go on a weekend trip with some very special girlfriends and Brazos to see a very special girlfriend. GIRLS WEEKEND! There will be floating in the pool; shopping; reiminishing, laughing and of course LOTS of Pictures. I’m ready to document our trip using an Amy Tangerine DayBook: Noteworthy. I love these little books to scrapbook little trips like this. I also found this great little ‘makeup bag’ to carry all my scrapbooking supplies.

Here is what I have packed for my Road Trip Scrap Supplies:

Amy Tangerine Daybook

Washi Tape

Tim Holtz mini stapler plus extra staples

glue tape

scrap paper

binder clips and paperclips

index cards for taking notes

Little Yellow Bicycle tear out Journal cards

Dear Lizzy Phases/ Stickers

Assorted colors of LePen Pens and Black pens

Smash Pad Journal Travel cards

All Nice and Neat!

Hoot-A-Loo! See you in a couple of days, Rebecca


Mar 22

Hoot! Hoot! Owl Cards

Made a trip to Archivers this week. Went in there to find the lastest and greatest…. I found this CUTE newsprint OWL stamp from Hero Arts. I also found inspiration from a sample card they had displayed. Here are the steps I took to make these ADORABLE cards.

First took a 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock and stamped four owls

Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad and a blending tool to give them some color

Cut them out and sewed on BUTTON eyes…reall like the button eyes

Taking a pre cut card I used a flowered stamp for the back ground. (Thank you Terri for the load of goodies I am having so much fun with planning future projects) I layered another owl stamp on top of the flower background stamp

Colored in the leaves with my new Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Also, colored in some of the owl that I cut out.

Attached Sticky Doos to the cut owl and layered it on top of the owl that is on the card. Embellished with ribbons. I also thought it would be cute to add a bow tie to one, but that will be another project.

Created another card using a different stamped background and Stickles by Ranger. Used TTim Holtz markers to highlight the owls features such as feet and around the eyes.

The final card I made, which I have decided to use as a cover to a fold out card for my grandpa, is an owl attached to a Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Pocket. Added green/yellow Trendy Tape by Queen & Co as a Border. Inside the envelope, I covered a tag with Green Gingham pattern paper, the other side is a pattern paper by Tim Holtz.

I want to send these cards out today, reminding my loved ones that I am thinking of them today!

Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca

Mar 12

Endless Possibilities with a Tree Stamp

Found this Tree Stamp by Deadbeat Designs at a local Scrapbooking Store called Felicia’s Scrapbooks. I see endless possibilities with this stamp. In the store they had several tiny stamps you could buy to top your tree..hearts, the state of Texas, leaves etc… I used acrylic paint to top my trees with little dots. My husband really thought I was an artist with the trees. 

I made a set of seasonal cards… used Stickles to add sparkle to the trees.

Then painted a picture using the stamps and the different seasons.

Distressed the edging with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink pad..

I’m going to try this stamp next in a layout. I took this picture of a Red Bud tree this past week…. need to pick up some purple paint and dot away.

Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca

Mar 09

Creative Candy Sleeves

This is a quick and inexpensive project that makes a great gift for Easter or any occasion. It’s also a great way to recycle those paper towel or toilet paper rolls with creative hootness.

Here is the supplies you will need: candy bar of your choice, toilet paper rolls, paint, sponge paint brush, extreme glue sick or I even used a hot glue gun on some of the embellishments, ribbon, pretty paper, and any other embellishments you might have. I also used buttons, an old postcard, stamps, paper flowers, a feather, brads… endless possibilities on the embellishments.

First paint the rolls, I used bright Spring colors

Then assemble:I used stamps here. Stamping and cutting out the stamp. I added Sticklers to the owl and background of the hot air balloon to create sparkle. ~ I love this hot air balloon stamp I recently purchased. I stamped on three different pieces of paper and cut out the areas to create a pattern.

Go Vintage: with a old postcard cut out. I love to use old postcard images in my projects, they have great images. ~The lovely lady in the hat is a picture from one of Tim Holtz papers. Add lace ribbon , an old dance ticket and a few diecuts from KandCompany.

Bring Nature into your creativity. Here is a Guinea feather my daughter picked up at my parents added a bird image from a card making kit.~ Also used Prima Paper Flowers to make it simple and sweet.

This set I used flower buttons, a tag that is stitched around and a gingham ribbon. ~I added a dragonfly charm and lace to a flowered background…does it say Hello Spring or what?

Insert your favorite candy bar and you have an instant gift for a co-worker, teacher, friend or family gifts.

Hoot! Hoot! Rebecca