Sunday, September 26, 2010

america crafts dear lizzy & helmar adhesives layout contest

It's not too late to win some great prizes from Helmar and American Crafts this months.

It's a double header this month sketch fans and this contest is for you scrappers! Who doesn't love American Crafts Dear Lizzy, paired up with some great adhesive products from Helmar. Included in this prize package is Dear Lizzy paper and fabric papers, chip shapes and alphas, felt and chip embies, ribbons, and a great assortment of Helmar adhsives. Check out these great prizes Page Maps Prize package.

To enter this contest, create a layout based on this sketch     Page Maps Sketch—any size, any orientation, any way you want to interpret it—using any products you would like. The contest starts today and ends at midnight, Sunday, September 26th (MST). This contest is open to US residents only or anyone with a US shipping address.

Since this blog is getting hit so hard with shoe spammers, I am going close comments and ask everyone to enter by emailing their entry to PLEASE include your name and address in the body of your email, and type "layout contest" in the subject line. You can either attach an image of your entry or send a link to your blog/image.

A big thanks to American Crafts and Helmar for sponsoring this contest. :)

This layout contest will be the last one on this blog as we transition over to a new location at the end of the month.

Good luck everyone!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Old Things are New Again!

While visiting Ohio this year my niece had me taking Senior photos of her around the area. My sister had a plan for me to photograph her in her Cheerleading, Lacrosse and various other uniforms. My niece  had other plans for her photos. You will eventually see that my niece she won with her plans.

This was a totally unplanned stop at an old run down garage in the middle of no where. With in 2 minutes no exaggeration .... A neighbor pulled up in an old Cadillac to ask what we were doing ..... we explain that we are taking photos ( which he can clearly see). There was a sign posted on the door around on the other side of the building that said Neighbors are Watching. What are the chances.... we figured we would snap a few quick shots and be gone. He actually was very nice once he saw that we were not going to vandalize anything.

We took our photos and left!

Any way this page was lots of fun creating and Jenni Bowlin /jbs mercantile products reflect my nieces Bohemian style.

The first thing that I did was splash Black acrylic spray paint on the page, be sure and do this out side. Yes I was out side at 2 am splashing paint on card stock with my dogs barking in the back ground. Spray paint dries much quicker in about 5 minutes in paper. Once this dried I added Shimmerz Paints Spritz in Concrete and Licorice to add some depth to the paint. The Shimmerz paint really added depth to the page and makes the paint look as if it is moving off the page. The flower in the right corner is a hand made flower that is punched out of cardboard and painted with Shimmerz. I used a combination of  Shimmerz Vibez Jeni B Blue  and Blue Jeans to achieve the depth of color on this flower.
 I attached the fabric, gold mesh, and lace to the card with to the page with Helmar Premium Craft Glue. The photo was attached to the lace with Helmar450 Quick Dry and I then added the small elements around the photo and the top of the page.

The Buttons are JB Rhinestone Buttonsand are self adhesive and so easy to use, the paper collection is the Red/ Black Line II. The entire group of paper is just wonderful to work with check them out on Jenni's site above.

The Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner is perfect for attaching the Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards to the page and the scallop punched Red Black Line paper for the edges of the page. I cut out one of the Jenni Bowlin Coupon tags from a sheet of her paper ( also included in the Red Black Line). This allowed me to created the small embellishment at the top of the page and in the cluster of flowers to the right. There is also a full tag at the bottom of the page so that you can see what it looks like before I cut it apart. The entire page is a print of this coupon.

I have so many cute photos from this afternoon with Michaela. I think I will be scrap booking her photos for quite some time.

Have a great week!

Helmar USA Design Team
Shimmerz Design Team