Anna's Creative Space

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oct 22, 2011 - Fall & Halloween Blog Hop at Scrapbook Place

Hello Fellow Scrapbookers!  It's another fun blog hop over at Scrapbook Place.  If' you've just come from Shannon's Blog you're in the right place.  If you've just discovered our blog hop, go back to Linda's Blog and start there.  Follow along and see all the lovely creations from our members.  If you get lost, the blog hop list is at the end of this post.

I'm featuring some Fall & Halloween items I created:

Fall Tags

Halloween Tag & Puzzle Piece

I like many layers and depth in my creations.  The more three dimensional, the better!

Here's the blog hop order.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog when you visit!

Many Happy Scrappenings!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sep 26, 2011 - Tag Challenge at SBP

Hello Scrapbook Friends!  I created this tag for Scrapbook Place's Tag Challenge.

I used Spellbinder's Labels 17, Petite Ovals Large, and Petite Scalloped Ovals Large dies; Impression Obsession's Script background stamp; Heartfelt Creations Falling Leaves Dies and Open Falling Leaves stamps; Martha Stewart’s Loop edge and Pine Branch punches; Glimmer Mist colors Sunflower, Burnt Red, Brick, Suede, Coffee Shop, English Ivy, Peach Delight, and Haunted Shadows; wine colored Skittles, Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, copper colored wire, fall-themed ribbon, bronze metallic paper, and chipboard.
I sprayed an A2 sized piece of white cardstock with Coffee Shop, Sunflower, Burnt Red, and Peach Delight Glimmer Mist colors, then used Impression Obsession's Script stamp to create the background.  I mounted the bronze metallic base paper, the stamped background, the bronze scalloped oval, and the sentiment on chipboard to make the tag sturdier.   I sprayed seven A2 cards with individual colors of Glimmer Mist and used those as my bases for stamping, punching & die cutting images.  The leaves were created using Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies on the Brick, English Ivy, Haunted Shadows, Coffee Shop, and Peach Delight Glimmer Mist card bases; the pine branches were punched from the Sunflower Glimmer Mist card base.  The loop edge under the leaves was punched from the Haunted Shadows card base.  I accented the leaves with the Stardust gel pen.  I added copper wire curlicues that I created by wrapping 1 large length of wire around a toothpick like a spring, stretching it out to give it a wavy look, and snipping off 5 lengths to use in random places.
Hope you enjoyed my creation!
Many Happy Scrappenings

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aug 31, 2011 - ATC Challenge at SBP Blog

Hello my fellow scrapbookers! I'm posting a few new and old ATCs I've created for the Scrapbook Place Blog Challenge


Carte Postale 

Falling Leaf

For the Love of Baseball

Picnic Fruit with Friends

Santa Baby

Seaside Tranquility

Stained Glass Ornament


I hope these inspire your ATC creativity!

Many Happy Scappenings,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Aug 15, 2011- Music Inspired Challenge

Over at Scrapbook Place, they're having a Music Inspired Challenge. My project was to create a CD cover for all the special music that I've loved over the years, from my very first favorite song at age 4, to my current favorites. I burned all of those songs onto 4 CDs and listen to them frequently. I call my music "Songs That Haunt the Soul." I also made a booklet with all the titles, lyrics, and meanings beind the songs. Although I created the CDs for myself, I created the CD case and booklet for my 10 year old daughter, since she's always asking me why I like the songs and what they mean to me. So this project was actually inspired by and for my daughter.


I chose a lightly patterned background paper from an old 12x12 pad for the CD cover and stamped it with Impression Obsession's Cover-a-Card Music stamp. Then I sprayed it with 5 colors of Glimmer Mist to give it some new life. Stamping first then spraying with Glimmer mist also gives the stamped backround a more muted effect as it slightly washes out the image; it's a great "ageing" technique. I added decorative natural feathers from Michael's and pieces from 2 different packs of Recollections pearls and rhinestones. I die cut the treble clef and music notes at my local scrap store, ran them upsidedown through my Xyron machine and used Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitters on the tops.


I searched local & online stores high & low with no luck to find blank cardboard CD covers I could alter. So I created the CD cover from scratch using dimensions from another altered CD cover that I had.


I used the same stamping and Glimmer Mist technique on the booklet cover, then die cut some Sizzix Broadway Melody letters for the title.

I hope you like my music inspired creation!

Many Happy Scrappenings,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jun 27, 2011 - Scrapbook Place Patriotic Challenge

Over at the Scrapbook Place Blog, they're having a Patrioic challenge in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday. This was my entry for the SBP Design Team.

Go over to the SBP Blog and enter your own Patriotic project.

All entries received by 11:59pm PDT July 10 will be elligible for a prize drawing.

Many Happy Scrappenings!

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 - SBP's 4th Blog Hop - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Welcome to Scrapbook Place's monthly blog hop!  Our theme this month is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so you will see FLOWERS featured in all of our creations.

If you just happened upon my blog, you will want to go back to the beginning of the hop - Lindsy's blog - and follow through to see all the beautiful creations!  Have fun hopping along with us and if you get stuck, hop on over to the Scrapbook Place's blog where the entire hopping list will be posted.
Thank you for joining us in more inspiration!

In the group:

Pat M
Scrapbook Place Group Blog

My entry this month is a Flower Bouquet birthday card.


Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Bouquet stamp
Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch stamps
Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch dies
Impression Obsession Flourishes Stamp
Cardstock: Stampin'Up! Bravo Burgundy, Brown, White
Memento Ink: Black, Brown
Stampin'Up! Stampin' Write Markers: Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red
Glimmer Mist: Sunflower, Black Cherry, Marmalade, Sugar Plum Fairy, Tutti Fruitti, Burnt Red.
Glitter Glass: Rose, Red, Spice Brown, Orchid, Copper, Geode
Prima Pearls & Crystals
Sheer orange organdy ribbon

I used the Stampin'Up! Bravo Burgundy as the base for my 5x7 card. I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with the 6 colors of Glimmer Mist in a random pattern, blotted off the excess and quick-dried it with a heat gun. Then I stamped the Impression Obsession Fourishes background stamp on top with Memento brown ink. I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Bouquet on white cardstock. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped 3 small daisies and 2 large daisies. I colored the daisies in the bouquet and the individual daisies with 6 different Stampin' Write marker colors and die cut the 5 individual daisies with the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch dies. I popped the 3 small daisies off of their matching colors and popped 2 large daisies, 1 on top of the other, off the single large daisy in the center so it would be 1 layer higher than the 3 small ones. I used different colored glitter glass in the centers of each daisy. I pasted the bouquet card to a brown cardstock background, used 3 sizes of Prima half pearls on the top and bottom of the card, and orange organdy ribbon for the bow.

Quick Fix Note: The reddish daisy on the bottom left of the bouquet was originally a Pumpkin Pie color, but it didn't have enough contrast against the large center flower. I fixed it by coloring over it first with Pretty In Pink, then Rose Red to create a new color. The resulting contrast against the other daisies was perfect.

I hope you liked my card!

Many happy scrappenings,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011 - First Holy Communion Card

I made this card for my cousin's daughter who had her First Holy Communion this past Saturday May 14. 

I used the following supplies:

Metallic Gold cardstock
Bazzil Cardstock "Emma" (Pale Pink)
White Cardstock
Spellbinders Labels 10 (largest size)
Spellbinders Posy Patch dies (Heartfelt Creations exclusive)
Heartfelt Creations Decorative Vintage Cross stamp
Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers stamps
Cuttlebug Goochie Script 5x7 Embossing Folder
Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing powder
Stampin'Up! Pink Pirouette Ink
Stampin'Up! White Ribbon
White half pearls

I cut a card 5x7 from the metallic gold cardstock.  I embossed the pink cardstock with the Goochie Script folder and pasted it to the card base.  I stamped the Vintage Cross twice and embossed both images with the Pirate Gold embossing powder.  I die cut one whole cross with the Spellbinders Label 10 and fussy cut just a portion of the other cross.  I inked around the filigree portion of the die cut cross with Pink Pirouette ink.  I pasted the fussy cut cross to a piece of metallic gold cardstock and cut around the cross, leaving about 1/16 of an edge so the gold cardstock would stand out a bit more around the cross.  I used foam tape to pop the cross off the first embossed image.  I embossed and die cut 3 different sizes of posy flowers.  I inked them with the Pink Pirouette ink and popped them off the cross.  I added the ribbon and half pearls to finish the card.

Hope you like it!

Many Happy Scrappenings!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Apr 3, 2011 - Maya Road FAMILY LOVE Album

This is another Maya Road chipboard album from my collection.  This one was a 4x4 album with a love theme for Valentine's Day.  The last photo is of the album's acrylic display box.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Scrappenings,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 2011 - Maya Road BASEBALL FAMILY Chipboard Album

Hello Fellow Scrappers!  As a favor to a friend who's planning to make a Maya Road chipboard album, I'm posting an album I made a couple of years ago.  I made 6 of these albums.  I kept one album and gave 5 as gifts to close relatives as a unique way to send them pictures of our kids. 

My husband is a huge Red Sox fan and he's turned our kids into rabid fans as well.  As a California native, of course I'm an Angel fan.  It's been a rivalry made in heaven.  So we went to Sears Portrait Studios for a photo session, and the layout and story evolved from the pictures. 

I hope you enjoyed loooking! 

Many happy scrappenings,