Paper and Fiber Arts

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Scrapbooking Without Pictures

After taking a very long break, I am glad that the first blog post of my work includes an image of two of the biggest blessings in my life. Thanks for sticking it out with me and being here to share it.  I appreciate all the support that you all have shown me! Now on to the actual post...

At Disneyland there is a tiny shop on Main Street where silhouettes are made.  When we went in there last October, we were impressed by an amazing woman who could hand-cut a silhouette in just a few minutes.  She looks at the person and cuts with scissors.  All the while, she is carrying on a conversation!  I love how her artwork looks and wanted to keep it as part of our vacation memories in a scrapbook, even though it is not a photograph.

The silhouette is on a rectangular piece of cardstock.  I cut out the oval to mount it with foam tape on the double mat. Using a black paper as the background would give the best contrast, so that is what I chose. The For Always paper packet is classy and vintage-y feeling.  It seemed like a perfect choice for this silhouette of my two daughters. One was celebrating her 8th birthday and the other was 22 at the time.

Click on the picture to see more detail

Each piece of paper was ink distressed and all, except the oval, were edge distressed as well.

CTMH Black Tulle Ribbon made into Flowers and Bow-like Shapes
The black tulle comes on a wide roll.  It is easy to scrunch up into flower-like shapes.  I stapled the 'blossoms' and glued the top one in place and flattened it with a dictionary.  The two at the bottom of the page were attached to the page with brads.

CTMH Sparkles Black Flourishes
Usually, I do double layouts but since it has been such a long time (over six months!) since I have scrapbooked, I thought I would start with a single 12 x 12 page.

CTMH For Always B & T Papers
Initially, I was going to follow this sketch from Creating Keepsakes for a group of pictures that I wanted to scrap.  Rather than wait for the pictures to be printed, I decided to go ahead and modify the sketch to use it today.  It doesn't look a lot like the sketch, but it was the jumping off point for this layout.

All of the materials are CTMH except as noted:
For Always Paper Pack
Black and White Daisy cardstock
Black Tulle Ribbon
Sparkles: Black Flourishes and Black and Grey Assortment
Key from Brocade Assortment
Foundry Metal Pin Clip
Black staples/stapler
Black Soot Distress Ink - Ranger
Mickey Mouse paper clip - from stash
White lace ribbon - Martha Stewart
Grey ruffle ribbon - Pink Paislee House of Three
Washi Tape - Teresa Collins
Spellbinders ornate frame - this was a leftover piece that was in my stash so I don't remember which one it is.
Black thread and sewing machine
Black brads from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Cricut Craft Room Video

Last Autumn, I posted a tutorial that was produced by CTMH that showed pictures using the Cricut Craft Room.  CTMH recently made a video tutorial which shows this easy process using your cartridges with the Cricut Craft Room.

Discover how to use Cricut® Craft Room—the free online design software that makes it easier to create projects with your Cricut®machine—in this step-by-step tutorial.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cricut Foldables

This week I am continuing sharing the CTMH video series that showcases ways to use the Cricut collections from CTMH.  At the end of this video there is a great tip showing how to easily align the petals of the 3-d flower.

Learn how to create foldable Cricut®-cut pieces that you can add to a scrapbook page, card, or home d├ęcor item for extra dimension!
From yo-yos to bows, embellishments cut with the Cricut® Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges add something special to your artwork.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mini Album Idea From CTMH

 I love this mini album!  It has a variety of fun page shapes which makes it really interesting.

For a fun way to use up an eclectic array of papers, stamped images, and Cricut® shapes, a mini album is the perfect choice! Learn how to make an 8" × 5" mini album from start to finish for a cute little scrapbook full of variety and personality!