Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sister Mini Album using MOSD Products

I made this fun mini album with a sister theme for my monthly project over at MOSD. The base of the book was made using their chipboard book shapes. Feel free to visit their Blog for other awesome projects:)I was also very happy to put a "frugal" spin on this project as I completed this book using my stash:) Some of these patterned papers have been in my stash for YEARS, lol...I was hooked on the pink/green colors because of Survivor Crop. We went "green" this year at that event, so most of the displays were pink and green. I knew I had some great papers that I could mix and match and am very happy with the outcome.

Thanks for visiting today:)
Have a MOST WONDERFUL Tuesday!
Lori M.
Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Creating again...Frugal Scrapper Style:)

Whew....finally, I've had some time to create today:) I feel like it's been "forever" since I've had some time to just relax and create...whoo hoo!

Now, since my time is precious, I've had to create "with a little help from my friends" friends being my Paper Craft magazine and the twopeasinabucket webiste...

If you subscribe to Paper Craft magazine (or have the current copy), you may recognize my "a perfect ending to a perfect day" card...I did use my own techniques on this card, but the appearance is similar to one in the magazine. For this card, I used alcohol inks with glossy card stock. I used a few stamps (with my favorite staz on ink, of course), added some ribbon and buttons, and voila, a perfectly awesome fall card.

I also make one card with some leaves from my local dollar store...I used some stamps, stickles and some embossing powder to create a great "Thinking of You" card.

I made the card at top right and bottom left using one of the 2 Peas techniques from their fall stamping tutorials...of course, I was happy to use my distress inks and even a page from an old AAA travel book, whoo hoo for frugal scrappin'!

The tag at middle top was made using various techniques including the use of products such as distress inks, glimmer mist, staz on ink, a few stamps, some ribbon, flowers and buttons. There is alot of layering in this tag and is one of my favorite items for my upcoming Frugal Scrappin' class at Ever After Scrapbooks. This tag will make use of alot of my frugal scrappin' techniques and will allow for alot of creativity from my students.

Wow, it's good to be creating again...


Lori McCausland, Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaaack, just for a quick minute:)

Hello all.....whoo, what a time I've had adjusting to a full school schedule, teaching classes, and serving on the Survivor Crop committee for Ever After Scrapbooks!

As you can tell, no I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, lol...just took an "unscheduled" vacation from my blog.

Fortunately, people are still searching for frugal projects to do, and Terri who's blog is here sent me a really nice message a few days ago that made me realize I need to get back to my blog. Thank you, Terri!

Of course, I LOVE all of you out there who, like me, just love to scrapbook "frugally". It's awesome to share our love of scrapbooking AND our ideas on how to do it "without taking a second mortgage out on the house" (as I like to say)...

Survivor Crop is this weekend and I will be teaching an awesome class using Melissa Frances products. I am donating my time and the store is commiting $10 from each student's fee to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in San Diego.

Well, fellow scrappers, I'm off to assist with the set up of the most awesome event of the year......SURVIVOR CROP!!!!! Visit the Survivor Crop blog here.


Scrappingly yours,

Lori, your Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)