Saturday, July 2, 2011

Some Punky and PageMaps love!

So, I've been awfully quiet....very busy these days! I did take a day off last weekend to work on some design projects for Here is a layout I made...I used the 12x12 Punky Playground which I painted with iridescent acrylic base with just a touch of some cream-colored mist. I cut off the top layer of the corrugated cardboard to reveal the corrugations, giving it a striped, anodized aluminum look. I used the DCWV paper from the Black Currant line with hot pink, silver and black metallic. I also embellished with some shimmery bugle beads. I absolutely love anything in pink and black! I hope you like it! For more inspiration, look at all the page designs here!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Safari Boy Punky-style....or is it a new dessert recipe???

This is my altered Junk In My Punk with Safari Boy....LOVED making this album with all the glitter and the yummmmy sherbet and lemon chiffon with baby blue and dark chocolate brown (sounds vaguely like dessert)!

The monkeys, lions, giraffes, elephants and crocs are all so adorable! First off, I removed the pages of the book from the binding to work on them more easily. I misted the canvas page and some manila tags ((with a combination of Shimmerz Vibez (Sunset Strip) and Tattered Angels Mists (Banana Pudding Chalkboard & Mimosa) and set them aside to dry. Then I inked the edges of the remaining pages with Staz-0n ink in Timber Brown, including approx 1/2" along the spine edges. I cut out the Palm tree scenes from the papers for several pages, including the front cover leaving the natural corrugated board to be the backdrop. On the remaining pages I covered with patterned cardstock, added some photo mats with the backside coordinates, making pockets out of some of the mats (I LOVE double-sided cardstock for this)! For the acrylic tag pages, I didn't do much other than adding a border, as they will fit a 4" picture perfectly. Then I embellished with the cute cut-out Titles and Journaling tags, added some chipboard pieces, ribbons, tulle and tags. The cardstock comes all glittered and is SO adorable and really doesn't need much to embellish! This book was made as a baby shower gift, so there are no pics...thanks for looking!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Dynamic Duo Giveaway!

Here is my project with Punky Sprouts mixed medium mini album Teenie Beanie Sprout and TaDa's Jolly Holly Days made into a banner. It is fun and easy to make a mini album for the wall using this book which is 4-1/2" x 6 and comes with 7 pages in various banner shapes. There are 3 chipboard pages and 2 each of canvas and corrugated board. I started by painting each page with a quick layer of gesso, and then sprayed with glimmer mist in Cherub Pink.


Then I cut up a snowflake doily into pieces to fit the mid-sections of each page -- I did this so that when I misted, the background would be the same. Otherwise, the canvas and the different boards would end up different shades of pink! I topped off the doily with some Glimmer Glam in Chandelier.

For the chipboard letters, I used "Glass Beads" texture paste and gave each letter a quick coat. While they were still wet I misted them in some different shades of red/pink to match the paper. When dried, I tied with random ribbons and adhered with Beacon 3in1 glue.


I then cut the adorable paper to fit the tops & bottoms of each page, topped with lots of rhinestone bling and punched holes to tie together with some tulle!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

the Rest of the story....!

Here are some pics from the scrapbook retreat on National Scrapbook Day weekend. There were 4 of us Scrappin' Queens along with Kimi's husband, who kept us on track and occasionally loaned his technical skills :) and Moesha, the Rott mix canine, who is just the sweetest girl in the world!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

TaDa !

Last weekend was the annual "holy day" for Scrapbookers...with gatherings in homes, large venues, name it..more events than almost imaginable!   I was at just such an event.  This is our collective version of annual wear-camo-pass-the-ammunition "hunt."   However, it became a much more somber celebration when I received news that one of our Punky Sprouts design-team members suffered a tragedy of the worst kind:  an event that threatened the life of her precious little boy.  A seemingly innocent moment of fun on a playground took an  about-face in an instant and his life hung in the balance. This brave mom performed CPR on her own child prior to being flown by Life Flight to OHSU Hospital.  When I heard this, my heart flipped nearly out of my chest...knees weak and I literally felt like I was going to throw up.....Dear God do NOT let this boy die!   Don't do that to her - it is too much to bear.... 

When I returned home I called the hospital....where to my awe, the operator stated that this little guy was discharged home!  Dear, dear God - there are not words to express the awesome miracle YOU performed.  This verse has been running in my head for the past few days:  "Do not fear, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed for I am your God!  I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."  I honestly don't remember the reference of this verse, but over and over again these words have given me comfort and strength in the worst of circumstances.

With that intro.... not the best mojo inspired scrapbooking I have done, but here is my cute little Teenie Beanie Sprout! 

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This month, me and the other Punky Sprouts Designers are having lots of fun with the team of Designers from TaDa Creative Studios. Please participate and enter your chance to win some awesome prizes from both companies!!! Whee!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I made this card with some left-over Jillibean Soup cardstock that I had on hand....The birdhouses and petite prints say "quintessential spring" and work well with the cute set of For the Luv of Art clear stamp set with the scalloped border print and birdie.  I stamped the border scallops onto canvas Lil' Petals and trimmed; added a small piece of Lil' Stem to layer behind the birdhouses...super simple!
I was looking through some of my "vintage" Page Maps for inspiration...found this square card map using strips across the background (Dec. '07).  I started to make a 6"x6" card, but loved it so much I decided to make it into wall art.  I used Punky Playground (12 x 12 corrugated) for the background and used the FTLOA packaging for the focal point!  For the striped background I used various sizes of Lil' Stems and sprayed with "rainbow" colors...I hope this inspires love for art and springtime!