Saturday, May 26, 2012

~Upcoming Scraps of Darkness Blog Hop~

I wanted to be sure to let you all know we are having a blog hop coming up on June 2nd!! There will be lots of prizes and places to stop, so be sure to mark your calendars!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

~Storybook Time - Donna Salazar Designs~

Hi All!!  It's Mandy :)  I have always been a huge fan of fairies and magical things and I am super lucky to have four daughters, because I get to scrap fluffy pages!!  Fluffy meaning girlie!!  

For this layout I created a fun cloudy background that is super easy to do and it adds some really yummy texture to your projects.
1) Cheesecloth or gauze (cheesecloth is usually much cheaper to buy)
2) Mix'd Media Inx Reinker - Jasmine
3) Fairy Dusty Glitter - Mixed Berries
 Take your cheesecloth and play with it by pulling it here and there so you have some lose ends.  This way it doesn't look too perfect and the edges aren't blunt.  Use a bit of your favorite adhesive to help hold the cloth in place so you can paint on it.
 Now take your Jasmine Reinker and squirt some out onto your cloth and use a paint brush or finger to smudge it around.
 Now sprinkle your cloth with Fairy Dust Glitter and it will stick to the gooey spots.  You're all done :)
 Here are some more close ups of my "Dream a Little Dream" page!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Below is a list of the materials that I used for this layout!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

~Scraps of Darkness May Kit Reveal~

This months beautiful kit from Scraps of Darkness is called Summer Breeze and it's another must have kit!!  This kit is filled with the gorgeous Prima Sun Kiss Collection as well as papers from Simple Stories and Little Yellow Bicycle.  This first layout that is based on the May sketch is of my daughter, Rylee. 
Here is this month's beautiful sketch by Suepup!

This page has a photo I took of my daughter, Brooklyn, playing on our deck.  I actually snapped this shot with my iPhone.

Here is the other side of the kit, with the rustic colors.  So cool how versatile all the SOD kits really are.  I took this shot of my girls last fall.  The frame is made by Dusty Attic.
 For the frame, I coated it in metallic alcohol ink in copper and then went over it with distress powder by Ranger.

 This is a pic of me wearing another pair of my fave boots.  I have a few lol.
 I created this banner by accident.  It ended up having a curve to it and in the long run I really liked how it turned out.  It's just a cluster of ribbon, cheesecloth, and other embellies.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

~Dusty Attic Rose Tutorial~

Hi All!! I wanted to post a quick tutorial on a cool way to dress up your Dusty Attic chippies and give them even more detail!!  I chose a couple of different rose chippies, but this will work on any chippie design.  I took this photo of my daughter, Rylee.  The majority of the items used on this page were from Scraps of Elegance  kits.
 Here is a close up on the one I am doing the tutorial on.  
 You will need:
1) Your favorite chippie.
2) Sparkle Mod Podge
3) Misting Spray
4) Craft Knife
5) Paint Brush
 I found the easiest way for me was to run my chippie through my Xyron sticker maker, but you can use your favorite adhesive to glue down your chippie.
 Take your craft knife and cut around and inside the chippie, leaving just a smidge of paper still showing along the edges.  The next pic shows how I cut mine out.
 Now spray your chippie.  
 Next saturate your chippie heavily with the Mod Podge.  Make sure you move it to a safe area to dry, so that it doesn't adhere to anything.  I tilted mine up onto something to dry.

The cloud effect was made using cheesecloth and adding the same Sparkle Mod Podge to parts of it
 The wings are rub ons.  I cut thin slits along her arms on each side and placed the rub on through the openings so the wings appeared behind her.
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

~Donna Salazar ATC Goodies~

Hi Again, It's Mandy!!  For this post I wanted to show off some of the cute little ATC, Artist Trading Card,  items that Donna has.   If you have never made an ATC, you really should try one with Donna's products, because the presized items make it super easy and fun. The paper I used for this was from the Botanique collection.
 Here's a pic to show some dimension.  I stamped the saying directly on to the canvas and cut around the edges.  Then I pulled the little strings to fray them a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check out the list below on where to get the items I used to create this ATC!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

~Huge Donna Salazar Giveaway~

Hi everyone!  Donna Salazar is having a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!  
Below is a message from Donna with all the details...
Heylow my cyber peeps! As promised... here are the deets for the superdy duper ginormous giveaway that we mentioned on the NSD Webshow... First here is a picture of all the goodness that we are giving away:
Wowie Pazowie!!! That is a LOT of stuff!!! 
So... if you want to be entered into the drawing to get this Motherload of prizes, here is what ya gotta do:
1) Like the DonnaSalazarDesigns Facebook page (if you haven't already)
2) Share the DonnaSalazarDesigns Facebook page (share again if you've already shared it)
3)Like the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page (if you haven't already)
4)Share the Distrezz-it-All Facebook page (share again if you've already shared it)
5) Come back to this blog and add your name and e-mail to the inlinks for this post
The winner will be chosen via RandomOrg and will be announced during the Tuesday Tutorials show on May 15th @ 7:00 PM Pacific Time (you don't need to attend the webshow to win)
And... In case you haven't heard about my BIG event that I'm doing in June... here is some info:
30in30 copy
I'll be launching a new mini e-Class on the Girlie Grunge site EVERYDAY in June. Each e-Class will cost ONLY $5... OR you can sign up for the "Mega-Class" and instead of all 30 classes costing you $150, you will only pay $100!
To sign up for the "Mega-Class" CLICK HERE
Links to the sign up pages for individual classes are on the Girlie Grunge site HERE: the individual classes will be loaded daily in May.
What you get for your $5:
  1. 12 months access to the e-Class 
  2. A Supplies list approximately 30 days before the class starts
  3. Classroom Comment Section to ask questions (or you can e-mail me)
  4. A detailed downloadable instructional PDF (after class starts)
  5. A narrated presentation video OR a technique video (after class starts)
  6. The love and friendship of Donna Salazar
  7. Lots of ooohs and aaaaahs when you upload your projects to the Girlie Grunge Gallery
Here are some of my FAVES:
Artsy Layout Background (left)    Homemade Crackle Background (right)
DSCN1906  DSCN1899
Girlie Grunge Wallhanging
Sneak peeks of several more e-Classes
Good luck in the GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY and I hope to see you over on the Girlie Grunge site!
Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~


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