Wednesday, 26 September 2012

how my mind works

so i am off to a crop this weekend and packing some stuff i think i might want to work on.... i have several ideas but nothing concrete and for me that is a problem.  Most of my big projects i have a plan in my head about what i want to do, what papers and embellishments i will use how i want it to look etc...  So when i sit down to scrapbook i am ready to go and i just create which is the reason i am a fast scrapbooker.  But for this weekend i have the ideas but not the plan and this worries me, this is why i have so many unfinished projects.

So i have some great paper to work with and like 3 ideas just hoping i don't get stumped.  Wish me luck if i come up with anything i will post when i get back.

his favorite food is sandwiches- just like his opa
only like playdough in john deere colors (and blue because he can mix the yellow and blue to make green)- a john deere man just like his opa and grandpa

new pic- i have been playing in photoshop to spruce up final image love this one.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Two page layout using one of my favorite techniques of glueing chipboard onto the back of a picture then contour cutting around the picture then putting the picture and chipboard back together.  Once picture is back together woodgrain pattern is visible with picture on top.  FUN FUN FUN

heres the close up

Perfect for a shadow box frame since it is has some chunky elements.

Also using flowers, ribbon, twine, and accent elments. (yes you can use flowers on boy pages)

Class is November 8, 2012 6-10pm at The Paper Box
or email thepaperbox@worldpost.ca to hold a kit.
Kits will be available mid October
(once kits are ready you will be called for payment first come first serve)
$40+gst each

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Travel Album Kits UPDATE

Thank You Ladies the travel album kit sold out in under and hour!!!!  So due to high demand i have ordered materials to make up 20 more kits.
They will be ready at the beginning of October, if you are interested in buying one please email me at
thepaperbox@worldpost.ca and you will be contacted once they are ready to ship

TRAVEL ALBUM $55.00+gst each (shipping will be added on to final price.)

Manny- steampunk mannequinn

we have a new follower today Cindy from Edmonton and here she is with manny at the canadian Scrapbooker Carnival in Edmonton.

Also posing it up with manny Cheryl from Leduc  i like how she posed her arms

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Edmonton Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival

here we are at the Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival
The carnival was a huge success and Nicki and I had a fanastic time, met some great ladies and made new contacts.

 it was a small booth but it did the trick, Nicki and I enjoyed ourselves so much we signed up to be a vendor at Calgary Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival October 19-20

the crop area, i don't know if anyone got anything done but everyone had a great time.

Met some wonderful ladies from northern BC and Alberta and it was exciting for everyone that we all knew where we live or lived.  Us northern girls need to stick together.

Nicki and I have tonnes of ideas flowing around in are brain so look forward to some great pages, cards, and projects.

Check out the facebook page with upcoming classes dates and times

Friday, 7 September 2012

Detour Layout

here is a new layout using Bo Bunny new paperline- DETOUR

PS i love how this turned out.

created a 8"x11" mat on background paper, ripped approx. 2-3" hole out of  blue map paper on rightside to expose background paper underneath.  Framed the whole matt with 0.5" slanted blue and red border to look like air mail envelope.
The explore is scrap fx product embossed with silver embossing enamel- stampendous add gears on circle letters.  Also embossed compass chipboard from dusty attic then layered with chipboard gear embossed with black embossing enamel- stampendous and prima metal gears.

finishing touches are prima wood elements, spinners, dusty attic wings,  jenni bowlin thread, and tim holtz metal accents and filmstrip.


The photo matt flips to left, then next insert flips down so i can get a total of 4 pictures on this layout but with the flips the layout isn't overcrowded.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

steampunk dress form PART 2

here it is a day late... the dress form

i built the dress on a wire dress form i padded down with fibre fill first.  i used fabric to piece together a victorian style dress (used old curtains)  that i sewed directly onto the form.  added tulle on sleeve edges, and neckline then underneath.  to stemapunk it up i covered chipboard with pattern paper (graphic 45) and hot glued onto dress to create a boned corset, added metal brads for studs.  for the gathered front used one inch double thick pattern paper and metal latch.

created wings and clock for back and again used one inch pattern paper double thick attached to shoulder seam with latch to look like wings are strapped on.  The wings are made from chipboard, a design i created in corel draw then printed off to make patterns (i do this alot when i can't find the shape i am looking for then i can print to the size of pattern i need)


the wings are one of my favorite things i folded the paper in a pleat pattern using a scor pal then stapled together at the top, then fanned out to get the texture to the wings rather than flat chipboard, again added brads for studs.  The large clock is a studio 490 art parts chipboard shape, covered both the outside and inside with pattern paper.  The outside skelton clock is chipboard from dusty attic that i embossed with silver embossing enamel from stampendous.  Also embossed gears and rails and covered remaining gears with stickles.  Finished with metal gears and spinners.


Monday, 3 September 2012

steampunk top hat

here is what has been keeping me busy

So i created a fabric dress on a wire dress form (I will reveal tomorrow) and the finishing touch is the top hat.


started with a top hat brought from the dollar store (not a dollar) i covered with fabric
then added accents with chipboard gears, bicycle, clock and rails.  Also accents of flowers, metal gears and facuets, and screw brads.  Used Graphic 45 curosity paper line for color punch.


Does the shape of the goggles look familiar???  i was really stumped on how to make the goggles then as i was drinking my morning tim hortons tea it hit me- the bottom of the coffee cup was exactly what i was looking for.  So i cleaned out the coffee and cut off the bottom of the cup, covered the sides with paper, and colored the bottom with jiffy marker. To get the metal edge i inked top and bottom with versa mark and used embossing enamel-silver by stampendous (this one of my favorite products i discovered last april and now use on everything.  I use the aged embossing enamel they are super thick and have multiple colors in then so when they dry there are hints of other colors giving them more depth.  They also don't dry as shinny as an embossing powder but more flat- LOVE)  Finished with karen foster screw brads around outer edge.  Once i get to the shop tomorrow i will add glossy accents to black bottom to make it look more like tinted glass lens.

Added a clock and gear clutter on the side of hat used chipboard from dusty attic and scrap fx and metal accents from tim holtz.  I covered some gears and rails with siver embossing enamel and the rest with gunmetal stickles.  (love these but they have been discontiued i hate that now i need to find some online and stock pile)  I like to cluster an assortment of enamel, stickles, and metal gears added clusters together with chipboard rails.  This is a prima flower that i have had for 2 years waiting for the perfect project because i love it so much plus it hides all my construction .  The large skelton clock was colored with jiffy marker and cut so i could twist around from side of hat to the back.

you will know why i haven't been blogging i have been creating