Monday, September 29, 2014

Flamed F100 Pickup Scrapbook Page

This is one of my favorite pages I made for my 
Photo Of The Week scrapbook album !
Not too many more photos to scrap
(there were just over 40 total!) and I'll be done!

It is a photo of my husbands 1956 F100 Ford pickup truck he has owned
for nearly 40 years. He painted it and rebuilt it several times over those years,
but always keeping the "old school" flames on the paint job.

Hand drawn, hand cut, hand painted flamed paper !

I drew and cut the flames on bright yellow 12 x 12 card stock.
I used two shades of orange and a bright yellow acrylic craft paints
to brush onto the card stock flames.

Once dry, they were glued to red card stock.

2013 is cut with a Cricut Create machine and the Library Fonts cartridge.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Steampunked Scrapbook Pages

My first projects as a new member of the design team for Anything But A Card !

I admit that when I found out it was a Steampunk challenge, I was a bit worried, wondering what I had gotten myself into,  as I have nothing in my crafty stash that would work for that style. Then it came to me: look for digital scrapbooking components, surely there are some out there on the internet !

After a little bit of searching, I found an awesome kit that was perfect.
It is called Steampunk and is designed by Karry Dempsey at

I used the components in the My Memories Suite 5 digital design software to make my two projects.

I find it is easiest to use "outside" components, that means general digital kits by designers other than those at (or Stampin' Up! if you are using My Digital Studio software) , by keeping them in a separate folder on my computer desktop. I only keep the folder/kit I am working with on the desktop at the time, making less items to search through.  It can be tricky at times doing it this way, such as if you want to use a paper as a background layer it will need to be inserted into a photo box or shape that covers the entire background since components that are not installed directly into the software won't pop up on the search in the software.

Take a moment to check out the other fantastic creations, not only by design team members, but fans that have submitted links to their creations at

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, September 26, 2014

1969 428 Mach 1 Mustang Scrapbook Page

Yet another photo I took and submitted to our local newspaper
to be considered as photo of the week.

This photo was taken at a local car show and 
just so happens to have our 
1969 428 Mach 1 Mustang in the shot !
Too bad it had to be such a cloudy day.

The Ford logo paper was made by myself and
printed at home. 

The waving checkered flag paper strips are actually made from the
final piece left from two other pages I made with
the one 12 x 12 Disney's Cars themed scrapbook paper I bought
this past summer.
You can see the other two pages here

I used the Library Fonts Cricut cartridge with my Cricut Create machine
to cut the letters out of lightweight metallic silver paper. 
I probably should have cut out smaller letters and numbers then 
1969 rather than the 428 would have fit on the page. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Snowy View/Icicle Lights Scrapbook Pages

This photo was submitted to our local newspaper
to be considered as a Photo Of The Week.
I scrapped it, along with just over 40 others that I am
currently working on, to be a part of my 
Photo Of The Week scrapbook album.

The photo printed out darker than it should have like
so many of my prints do.

Snowflakes die and Snow wheel were from Stampin' Up!

Clear embossing powder, heat set


shimmery lightweight white and silver papers, unknown

Icicle Lights photo also submitted

 I used a clear dimensional "glue" to create icicles on the above page.

BONUS page, one of the photos I submitted that was printed!

Boring , simple page ( I really need to do something else with this....)

Snowflake border punch on the piece for journaling, unknown - there are no markings on it

Lightly sprayed background paper with shimmer spray (doesn't show)

Thanks for looking =)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Collage of Fall Items Scrapbook Page

Happy Fall !!!!!

I collected and arranged several fall leaves,
acorns and walnuts for a photo last year.
The photo was submitted to our local newspaper
for consideration as Photo Of The Week,
This is the photo scrapped for my 
Photo Of The Week scrapbook I've been working on. 

Background paper from an old Die Cuts With A View stack

Skeleton leaves were bought at Walmart years ago.

Buttons and dies are from Stampin' Up!

Gray Mulberry paper

Twines from my stash

Very Vanilla card stock die cut and pierced

Thanks for looking =)