Monday, November 29, 2010

Finally did a 25 days of Christmas Album

Every year I say I am going to make a 25 days of Christmas album and then time flies and it does not get done!
Well bless Tanya's heart over at Let's Capture our Memories! I am in the Amazing scrapbook race contest there and Tanya's assignment for us this week was to make a 25 days of Christmas album!! YEah for deadlines! I did it!
Here is the cover!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Amazing Scrap race! oh and a winner!!!

Let's Capture our Memories Scrap race gets harder and more work each week! Week 5 we had to do Christmas Cards from the Christmas Card Crop from all 8 sketches, well auctually we had to do 6 cards and use to of the sketches for layouts.

Being on the card team, I had already been required to do 4 but went ahead and did all 8 so now I have done all 8 sketches twice! Here are the layouts!

Then For this week which is week 6 we had to do a layout with a chandelier, then a layout using a sketch from the LCOM sketch blog, then post 25 comments in the gallery (that part was a piece of cake, esp. since the gallery is so awesome) then a layout with a tutorial! Here are mine for this week.

Oh I suppose you want to know who won my blog hop rak!! hmmm I guess I should say that I had the names all in a bowl and Darling Daughter drew for me first so you know how I did the rak! She drew ......................................
do you really want to know
woo hoo

Thursday, November 04, 2010


Let's Capture Our Memories is having a blog hop!!! Here is the scoop! This weekend over at LCOM there is a Christmas Card crop going on! So much fun! So head on over and join the crop! We are also having a blog hop with some fun prizes! So check out all my fellow Card Teams blogs!

After my blog, next you will go to Tanya's Blog!

I have a tutorial for you and after that a way to win blog candy!
Here is a tutorial for you on how to do crackling without having to buy all the individual crackle paints! I did crackling on the Christmas card that I made for the crop from my sketch!

You will need 2 acrylic paints in one color if you want a different color showing through the crackle, if you want the crackle to be like the crackle paint ranger sells then you will just use one color!
Then you will need crackle medium which is sold in A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Micheals and yes even Walmart!

Crackling can be done on wood, paper mache and chipboard just to name a few surfaces.
First step is to basecoat your item with the color you want to see through the crackles. If you wnat it the same as rangers crackles then you will base with the same color you will coat it with after the crackle! Totally basecoat your piece! Leave no space unpainted!

After the basecoat is totally dry you will then coat the entire piece with crackle medium, right onto of your painted basecoat!

Next after the crackle medium has dried, which you can hurry by drying with a blow drier. Not the embossing tool! A hair drier or you can just wait like I do! Once the medium has dried you will then coat the top of the medium with your top paint coat. Apply this paint on thick but once the crackling starts DO NOT go over the same spot you already painted or it will tear the crackling off! That is why it is important to go put paint on thick and make it less likely to tear!

Here is my finished piece!! also check out the green and gold frame on my christmas card for SusieQ's sketch!

Now for each person who completes the blog hop, I will put your name in a drawing and the winner will recieve a big bottle of crackling medium and some decoart acrylic paints! I am choosing decoart because that is my favorite brand of acrylic paint! Much thicker then the rest! Also so prima Christmas flowers!