Thursday, September 15, 2011

Projects that will 'wow' you! ( Jen, Rhonda & Theresa)

Winner of the Free Tuition to our Dallas Private Reserve....
deannaf said... 27

I have never been to a Private Reserve event but it sounds like lots of fun! I love Quick Quotes and Teresa Collins! I would love to take my sister as it is very close to her birthday and she lives in the DFW area. Perfect!
Deanna Foy

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Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow!!!
DT Members: Jen, Rhonda & Theresa have
been getting their 'scrap on'! Check out
these fabulous projects!!!

JEN - Corner bookmark & Beaded pen
Description: To make the bookmark, I started out with a 4x4 piece of cardstock and folded 2 of the corners back. I created two “triangles” of paper using the Sept. Quick Quotes page kit and placed one on the back of the bookmark to hold the corners in place and one on the front of the bookmark for decorative purposes. This creates a little pocket that will go over the corner of your page. I punched the bottom of the bookmark with a border punch as well as the black border piece. I added ribbon and a stamped image, then finished off the piece with Jewels, a gel pen, and paint pearls.
To make the beaded pen, I covered the base of the pen with patterned paper then placed double-sided sticky tape over the paper. I heated up the sticky tape with my embossing gun, rolled the pen in micro beads, and pressed the beads firmly in place. For the lid, I used a glue dot to hold the ribbon in place then tied a knot in the ribbon. The glue dot keeps the ribbon from sliding down off of the lid.

Supplies Used for Bookmark:
Sept. Club Q Page Kit – Quick Quotes
Cardstock – Club Scrap
Ribbon – Quick Quotes
Border Punch, Stamp, Stamp Ink – Stampin Up!
Jewels – Quick Quotes
Sparkle Gel Pen – Sakura
Black Paint Pearls – Viva
Chalk Ink – Quick Quotes

Supplies Used for Beaded Pen:
Sept. Club Q Page Kit – Quick Quotes
RSVP Pen – Pentel
Ribbon – Quick Quotes
Sticky Tape
Micro Beads
RHONDA - Mini album

When I received the September Club Q kits, I immediately fell in love with the Mini! There are so many fun little elements and details included, it’s just all over yummy with so many ways to make it your own!

To begin, I took all of my laser cut chipboard frames and painted them with an acrylic cream paint. While soothing and therapeutic, I’ll be honest, it does take more than two coats, so, if you embark on this journey too, trust me it will be worth it!!! To prepare the book, I used Amaretto Powder Puff Chalking ink on all of the edges of my canvas. Each of the pages have been dry brushed with some cream, light yellow and barn red acrylic paints along the edges to give a bit of a shabby vintage feel to match the elegant frame shapes.

Some details about the cover:

  • I pressure embossed my white frames and they embossed wonderfully!
  • The acrylic bracket frame is from a good friend, she sent it home with me last year and it finally found a perfect spot here! I dry brushed some barn red paint behind it to give it some interest.
  • The black and white argyle print doily is one of many doily’s that I cut from a die.
  • My sentiment has glossy accents put over the top. I wouldn’t recommend applying it over vellum as you can see, it did wrinkle mine some. After much debate, I chose to leave it as is because it makes the sentiment more profound in my opinion. It’s not always about being super perfect, it’s about making a project your own.

Once the prep work was done, all I had to do was pick out my favorite photos and mount them to my frames.

I stamped my accent mats with some doily stamps using Amaretto Powder Puff chalking ink and added a coordinating round epoxy button. Another cream doily with a sentiment from our Vintage Alphabet Quote Sets. I loved these so much and used them on several pages here.

I added a little fine hemp and tied it around the frame, then curled my ends.

The photo on the left is a little washed out, but I loved it anyhow so I used it. You can tell that it was one of those “no one wants to sit still moments”! Who doesn’t just love those Frosted Butterflies, they are such soft and beautiful accents!?!

I slid the doily die underneath my frame. Some of the Vintage Alphabet Sentiment packaging was used for my butterflies on this page. The next page I used a bit of crochet trim to balance my white space of the sentiment block.

For the back cover, I added the burlap, die cut my sentiment and inked with Midnight Confessions Powder Puff Chalk Ink. I’ve added some more coordinating buttons and epoxy round as well.

Other Ingredients:

Powderpuff Chalking Inks in: Midnight Confessions, Amaretto, Maraschino Cherry

Cherry Truffle *100* - yellow gingham from August Club Q kit

Cream Cardstock from previous Club Q kit.

Vintage Alphabet Quotes: Cherry Truffle and French Quarter

Frosted Butterflies by Quick Quotes

Cream, Light Yellow and Barn Red acrylic paint

Doily Stamps by My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose collection

Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle die for back cover sentiment

Doily Die by MFT

Epiphany crafts Round 14 and 25, Heart 14, Round Button 14 and 20.

Fine cream hemp

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Glossy Accents

Acrylic heart, tag and photo corner overlays by K&Co.

Other: Crochet trim, acrylic bracket, glue dots and foam brushes

THERESA - 'Punkin Patch' mini album
Well I decided to Re-Do one of the mini tag books from the September Club Q Kit. I love these fun little mini book kits! Well with the Fall seasons coming up I did the small mini tag book for upcoming Punkin Pickin time here. The kit comes with some of the Cherry Truffle paper line. Love this paper line, so Yummy and the name is Perfect, Cherry Truffle, Yummy, right!? Some of the tags have some bits and pieces of the Hound’s-tooth paper, love this paper too! I inked everything with the Powder Puff Chalk Inks in: Bloody Mary, and colored my Punkin with the Green Tea, & Mango Mai Tai Inks added some pop dots and added a leaf button with a scrap piece of green ribbon. The Velum sayings are from the Quick Quotes line having to do with the Punkin Patch and I popped all of them with some foam tape for some depth and dimension and added a fun little ribbon to each of the quotes and also the tags. Now all I need to do is go to the “Punkin Patch” and get some cute pictures to add in there.

The extras I used are: the larger black gingham ribbon is from Michael’s (all of the rest of the ribbon is in the kit) the buttons are some from my stash, the doily’s are scrap pieces left over (see I keep telling you I can’t throw anything away, lol) and Bling: Hobby Lobby.

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Quick Quotes said...

These are 'amazing' projects ladies!!! I am definitely inspired! ;)

Kathy D said...

I fell in love with you September paper that I joined Club Q yesterday. Then today you have the above projects with many ideas. Love it!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Congrats Deanna! Hopefully if all goes well I will see you there too!!! : )

Beautiful work Theresa and Jen! Love the bookmark idea and Theresa, your fun take on the mini is so adorable too!!!

**Treefrog** said...

Congrats Deanna, You will have a BLAST at the PR, Great projects with Great teachers, Non-stop scrappin and hanging with a bunch of gals that are obsessed with papercrafts, what more can you ask for, lol!
Great projects Girlfriends, as always we have the Best Design Team!
((Hugs)) Theresa

SharPharMade said...

ME, ME, ME, I WANT TO BE A WINNER, ON THIS BLOG HOP! lol THIS IS MT FIRST! I wanted to make sure that I remembered to comment on your page, also! lol Now, on with the blog hop!

chris82414 said...

love them all!!!! They are all so creative and beautiful. My favorite is the Punkin Patch mini album. I am a huge fan of fall and especially pumkins so this one hit the spot. :)

SharPharMade said...

FINISHED BLOG HOPPING! I enjoyed it. If I have some time, tomorrow; I plan on trying to visit some of my favorite blogs, again! Thanks, for the time, that all of you put into organizing this! #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

Liz said...

Way to go

Liz said...

Those minis are scrap a licious