Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My new blog....

I love blogging...and I love creating new blogs!! So, I am super excited to finally have a blog just to post my creative work, my children, my crazy adventures, and all the little extras!! I hope you will continue to come back and visit from time to time and I also hope to inspire you in some way.

I want to share with you all the news about Ashley's store too! If you haven't checked out the store's new blog please do so! Inspire Scrap Boutique will be opening the beginning of Sept. so make sure to save the store's blog in your favorites so you can continue to get updates. Any Scrapalicious customer who has received emails from me in the past will soon begin to receive them from Inspire Scrap Boutique! She has so many great things in store for you guys and I can't wait until you see all the wonderful inventory she has been ordering!! I keep telling her I need one of everything!



I also want to share some projects I have completed over the last few weeks. At the beginning of this month, I attended an awesome event in the Lafayette area. Treasured Memories puts on a wonderful scrapbooking event in Rayne each year....it was my first time attending and boy was it a blast....I can't wait to go back!! I was a vendor (Scrapalicious attended its last event as a store) and my awesome friend and employee Taylor was such a big help! We met so many wonderful scrapbookers that we know we will be friends with  for a long time to come! I also got to catch up with scrapbook friends that I have met while being in business...as always my girls from Alexandria always bring a smile to my face and I had sooo much fun hanging out with them!! Can't wait to go and teach for them!


Thanks to everyone who participated in our make in takes over the weekend....we got such a great response and I thank you for supporting us!!

One of the mini classes I did at the event was this frame. The frame can be purchased from Michael's for a $1.00...I am sure you have seen them before...down the aisle with all the the wood products!  I altered the frame by using lots of  modge podge to adhere my vintage ledger & dictionary paper. I inked over the ledger & dictionary paper with Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage photo), used a little Claudine Hellmuth paint (to give the pink color), Lumiere paint for a little extra color and sparkle, and gel medium (made by Liquitex) to give the frame the final touch (the gel medium helped to seal and protect the frame...plus it gave a canvas like feel!!)
Each person in the class embellished their own frame as they wanted and of course I made mine for Juliette's room! The quote I stamped on by using black staz-on (the stamps are Ali Edwards - by Technique Tuesday). The flowers are made out of vintage sewing patterns and I used various cameos from Websters Pages. To give the flowers color I used my Lumiere paint (Ashley will have lots of colors at her store!) and Glimmer Mist. I gathered together some lace and placed a crochet cross and a piece of "Dear Lizzy" chipboard in the center!



 This was another make and take I did at the event in Rayne....a little vintage photo stand! I used small wooden sewing spools to create my stand base...the spools are wrapped with Tim Holtz's new tissue tape (you need to get you some of that!!! Oh it is a must!!) I used a small wooden rod (can be found at Michael's) to hold the pieces together and support the back of the frame.  I used pieces of  Tim Holtz's new paper, some cork paper, cordboard, and a bracket cut from my Big Shot to create the frame.

 Here is a layout that I did a long time ago...but I have been wanting to display it, but could never find the place for it or the right stand or frame to put it in! So, here is what I decided...can you guess what kind of stand the layout is being displayed on? It is a towel stand for a bathroom...but I am using it for a scrapbook stand!

Before I go....here is a recent pic of my kiddos for the 4th of July! Jacques just turned 3 and Juliette just made 3 mths!! Juliette was just too happy....right after the picture was taken she went for a little swim (her first swim on the 4th of July!!)


Until next time....Have a good creative day! 

Vera 


1 comment:

Pat Gonzales said...

Hi Vera,
Its been awhile but we are still doing card making and scrapbooking. Sorry to see the store close but we will be at the new place when she opens . Glad to see pictures of the children (of course they are beautiful) and to see that you are still busy as ever. I will be following to see what you are up to. Pat.

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