Saturday, January 22, 2011

A bright Layout & a Giveaway too!

Morning Dreamers (ok, morning here, now, so just work with me!),
   I guess going home really inspired me to get busy...cause I got another layout done!  And am  step closer to getting my storage drawers from Kaiser Craft finished. 
It's not real big, 12.5" wide and 9.5" high, but the 4x4 boxes (9 of them!) will house lots of fun things...needles, embossing powders, cat's eye inks, flowers, etc....and will be much cuter than the bottles I have them in.  Or free up a drawer to buy MORE STUFF!!!  Anyway, it comes naked and I have painted the outside box cream, assembled it and the drawers and maybe today I will start decorating!  will keep you posted.             
I had accepted a challenge on a forum that I just found, Sketches for All, in their Bling On 2011 Event. There were 9 different challenges, all using bling of some sort.  I found it on the last day, so I had to get in quick. I only got one layout done, but will finish the 2nd page this afternoon (Steve is going to play indoor golf...not much exercise there but it gets him out of the house).  The pics are alot brighter than the actual layout, but we don't have much natural light this winter!  If you look carefully at the left side of the card stock, you can see the real color of it..deep and rich, not bright!
                It is a LO of my 3 precious ones, after Pat had sung Christmas songs at the mall in Tulsa.  It is dated 1986 making Pat a 2nd grader, Mike in 1st and Tami was 2 yrs old. Again, more pics from Grandma's  stash!  The paper is by BoBunny, their 'Tis the Season line from last year (LOOK! I'm using up my stash!). 

 The pictures were a trip in time, but the fun is in the details.  I took chipboard alpha, and covered them in micro-beads and THEN in a fine glitter, by Glitter Ritz.  I know, you hate glitter cause it gets everywhere...not this glitter!  The secret is the tape I tape would work but I have found Be Creative Tap by Sookwang .  Acid free, double-sided, heat is perfect!  The paper rips off easily, I just cover my project and the glitter doesn't transfer off of it....stays where it belongs.  I get mine locally at Creative Cuts & Crafts in Villa Park, but you might find it in your area at an art supply store.
So, here is a hint when using 2 colors of the darkest one first!  Especially if you are using the fine glitter next to a chunky glitter!  Enough said about that boo boo.
I added this last picture so you could see up close that my stocking was 3-D. The cuff, toe and heel were separate chip board, which really gave it nice texture.  There you have it..another layout finished.  Okay, half of one finished. 
      Oh! I almost forgot.  Here is a sneak peek of some new Nikki Sivils paper that she is releasing at CHA. 

She has been showing them all week.  There is a giveaway  on her blog this morning, so jump over there and get caught up in the excitement.  I have used her products in several layouts, and even took a class at CKC using them.  If you aren't familiar, read up on the new, hip company.  I know you will be impressed. 
Well the snow is softly falling and urging me back to bed.  But I must get in my 5 hours of cropping time! 

So I'm dreaming of sleep, you keep Dreamin' too.


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