Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Catching up....

I've got a few layouts that have posted at Frosted Designs that I realized I never got up on my personal blog...shame on me.

So, here are a few to get me caught up....





Thursday, November 6, 2014

Frosted Designs Blog Hop & this years Teacher Gift featuring Gelatos!

Hello there fellow crafters!!!  Welcome to our "Gift of Giving" Blog Hop!


With the holiday season lurking just around the corner, we decided to give our members some ideas for fabulous handmade items that can be gifted this year!  Our Design Team has been working really hard so sit back and enjoy the show as you "hop" along with us!

As you hop along, you will notice each Design Team member has a "secret" word on their blog that makes a quote (mine is here...just keep going to find it).  After you've completed the hop, go back to (the Frosted Designs Blog) to see how to send in the quote.  One winner will be randomly selected from the comments to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store!!!!

We also have some other fabulous prizes up for grabs! 
Creative Embellishments is offering up a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their AMAZING online store full of chipboard, stamps, flair, and more!!!! 

Regina from The Cutting Cafe has generously offered winner's choice for THREE SETS of their choosing to her online store FULL of digi stamps and cut files for EVERY occasion (no, seriously... EVERY occasion!!)!!!!!

So what are you waiting for?!?  Let's get hopping!!! 
Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way:











Joni - YOU ARE HERE

Lori - CLICK HERE NEXT


You have until midnight on November 14th to "hop" along with us!  As you hop, be sure to write down the "secret" word from each member's blog.  CLICK ON LORI's name above to go to her blog next!!  (after you check out my project below, of course!)

My project is for my son's 5th grade teacher.  I bought a blank door hanger and wanted to make her a door hanger....



I used Gelatos from the Frosted Designs store --

On a white sheet of Cardstock, I measured 1 color per 2 inches...

And then I scribbled the Gelato color in each row...

Then I used my Water Brush (from the Frosted Designs store) to "spread" the gelato color -- kind of like spreading paint...
You can really see in the photo below if you check out the red where I've "spread it" vs. where it's still the raw gelato color.


Then I cut out the cardstock and adhered it to the hanger....(no photos of that... that'd be pretty boring, huh?)
I also Mod-Podge'd it to adhere it and to "set" the Gelato so they won't smear later.  When I did that, some of the gelato smeared from color to color...I tried to be careful and not smear too much, and I'm happy with how it turned out. -- I think it looks "blended".

I put "Come in" on one side and I ORIGINALLY put "Please Wait" on the 2nd side....but when my son saw it, he told me that was not correct.  He said it should say "SHH Testing".... I guess he would know best, so I changed it.

Added some modeling paste (from FD store), a few school-themed chipboard, canvas and rub-ons and this is my completed project that will go along with a gift card for a holiday teacher gift this season.




Oh...hope you got this far!!  My Secret word is ALREADY!!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Check this out....

I just loved this "Practice" layout so much that I submitted it and it got picked up for publication at

Let's Get Sketchy in their November issue of their magazine called "Get Inspired"....


Friday, October 3, 2014

Frosted Designs - 2 layouts - Just Jump in & Hello Grade 5

It's my day over at Frosted Designs today....see a copy of the post below and scroll all the way to the bottom for a second layout...

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Hi everyone...Joni here today sharing a fun colorful layout that I did after I found myself sitting at my scrapbook table frustrated with my son for leaving his "trash" on my table.
I wanted to share how I created the really cool circular design that houses my title using GELATO's and my son's leftover trash that I mentioned!

Does everyone know what a SPIROGRAPH is?
It's a "kids" toy from "way back".... that uses plastic circles with holes in them to create really cool designs. They are still popular today and my son got one recently as a gift.

So after my son makes one (they usually end up circular) -- he uses my circle cutter, which is in my scrapbook room of course, to cut out his design before adding to his collection.  This means that the leftover paper ends up sitting on my scrapbook table.  Funny how he puts away the circle cutter, but not the excess paper.

So, as I sat down one day...I saw his "trash" and had an idea to use the different sizes of circles left in his paper as templates....

On this first one, you can even see the larger spirograph design that he didn't cut out.
I used my Gelatos to draw a yellow circle just inside the cut-out circle.

Then I did the same thing with blue using a larger circle.

Then I used my finger to swipe from the "outline" and push the color "in" towards the center. 

This is how it looked when I was done.

I added lots of Washi Tapes and tickets from the Fancy Pants Nautical line to add color to the layout.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!
Here is the layout again.






And...here is a layout that I did for a challenge about "FALL"....  Back to School always reminds me that Fall is near so I did this layout of Joseph from the 1st day of school.

Thanks for hanging out today!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Flight Time & a few extra layouts

Today I'm hosting over at the Frosted Designs blog...here is my post (and then a few others just for fun)

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It's Joni Parker hosting today's post... and I'm sharing with you how I use typical Project Life elements but on a traditional scrapbook layout.

Here I used the Elle's Studio line "Everyday Moments" and created a layout that is in the typical block style of a project life page, but I used a 12x12 background instead of pocket pages.

I used pieces from the Journal Tags (Highlights), from Bits and Pieces (Extraordinary), from Lil Snippets (Details Please and Remember) and I cut a piece from a larger sheet (Happiness Found)


I also used a Jillibean Soup mini placemat for a frame .. (Best Day Ever).
  
And I tied it all together with 4 small border strips and a few wooden stars.


So don't be afraid to purchase items that are created for Project Life...those can be used just as well on traditional scrapbooking layouts (and they are easy to use too!)!!












And I also played in a few challenges at Memorable Seasons and here are my layouts for those:








Thursday, September 11, 2014

A few recent layouts....

Sharing a few recent layouts that were done for different sites/challenges.

This first one is for FROSTED DESIGNS where our challenge was to use stamping on a page.
I added some blue stamps along the outside edges of the black/white text paper to "bring in" the colors from the center section.

 
 
These next four are for challenges at Memorable Seasons....
 
Sketch: (I used the left half of a 2 page sketch)
 
 
Use a layer of "ink" (I used an arrow mask) 
 
 
 Recipe - 1 pic, 2 mat, 3 strips, 4 embellies

 
 
Something "favorite" as inspiration.
I chose to highlight that we love taking "perspective" photos, like the first one below where Joseph "appears" to be eating from an ice cream cone, but it's really a wooden placque hanging on a fence.  I paired it with a photo of him eating a real ice cream cone a few minutes later!


 
thanks for dropping by!!
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I'm back after a short break...(break...ha ha, pun intended)

I'm so thrilled to be back in the swing of things....I had a rather unfortunate situation that left me unable to scrap for a time.... 6 weeks to be exact!!!    My husband, myself and son were in a car accident on July 10th.  My son (he's 10) only had minor bruises (praise God!) -- and my husband had some bruises and a broken leg.  Now, somehow I got the worst of it...I had the same chest and stomach bruises from the seatbelts as my ds and dh....but I also got my legs jammed under the dashboard so I had some leg injuries and my right knee required surgery.  I also had a fracture to one of my vertebrae and a broken rib.  But the real crazy injury is that I broke BOTH HANDS (right hand required surgery).  I was holding a piece of paper in front of me when the impact occured, so we think the airbag hit my hands. But...now it's 6 weeks later and I'm doing better and have been able to scrap again (I'm calling it therapy...not only for my mind, but also for my hands!!)

Sorry for the long explanation.... today I wanted to share some layouts using our Frosted Design kits intermixed.  I love that they can so easily coordinate with each other!!

So, when the accident happened, I already had started some layouts using the July "Enchanted" kit.
These first two below also use the wood plaques from the previous "Capture the Moment" kit and are actually size 9x9 and are for a friend's baby book.
After I used part of the background paper, I wanted to use the "rest" of it on the second page, but didn't have quite enough.  So, I used a piece of blue paper in the center, and used the stencil and some paint to make the transition between the upper and lower pieces. 
Note on the Nana layout, the fairy above the flower is from the newest kit "Summer's End".


This next one was halfway done using the "Enchanted" kit, but I just couldn't figure out how to finish it up.
Then when I sat down with the "Summer's End" kit, I knew the flowers, wood & metal embellishments were the perfect final touches!!


And this last one, I started with the "Summer's End" kit but also used a few other items from the store.
I used the embossing powder from the "Enchanted" kit - it blends in with the blue mist, but it's a subtle accent.   (Thanks to my son for spritzing the mist for me..I don't quite have the hand strength to do that yet!)  I also used the Hazel and Ruby Mask Alphas (ERUPTION) and outlined the negative space with a Glaze Pen.