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:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Father and Son...ahhhh...and a Little TH...

So far this has been an AMAZINGLY creative weekend for ME:)  And boy does it FEEL GOOD!!  When I visited one of my favorite inspirational sites, I found an AMAZING scrapbook page created for week 9 of Thinking Inking with Jennifer McGuire, link here.  Jennifer is just AMAZING...she does such a WONDERFUL job with VIDEO TUTORIALS.  Jennifer, you ROCK!

So anyway, as the FRUGAL Scrapper Extraordinaire:), I decided to use a minimum of products to sort of replicate Jennifer's project so I could teach it Frugal Scrappin' style:)  I had ALMOST everything I initially wanted to in TRUE Frugal Scrappin' mode, I did have to make a few "2nd choices" so I could truly consider this a Frugal Scrappin' project.

Once I finished, I decided to affectionately call this project "Frugal Scrappin' on Steroids"...there is so much goin' on here that I'm not sure I"ll be able to fit this into a mere 2 hr class...with that in mind, I plan to do it as a 3 hr "Frugal Scrappin +" class, lol...

I'm just SOOOOOOO happy with the outcome!  With each separate "block" of space, a different technique is done...all using a few of my FAVORITE T!m products.  I've used:
  • Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and just a little Tea Dye
  • Adirondack Pain Dabbers in Sunset Orange and Sailboat Blue
  • Just a little Stickles in icicles
I made these like the common scrapbook page, but will mount them on a 12 x 12 canvas so they can just be hung on the wall.  This one turned out JUST GORGEOUS!  My frugal techniques were:
  • Using some old chipboard alpha letters, pulling off the top layer (the color layer) and painting with the paint dabbers.
  • Using a page out of an old AAA travel book (adhered to a think piece of cardstock for strength)
  • Using a strip of material I've had FOREVER, I painted it over with a paint dabber, pulled a strip of white paper through my Xyron X, and adhered the material (in a "pleated" style) to add texture.  I also frayed the edges to grunge it up a bit.

Now off to see if EA has any class slots availble to teach this "bad boy, lol".

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Link to the TC Travel Ledger Album

Hey bloggers, here's the link to the Teresa Collins Travel Ledger 6 x 12 Album.  (See post below for more details).

Teresa Collins Travel Ledger Album


Ahhhhhhhhhh, I scrapped all day:)

WOW!!!!  What a GREAT feeling!  I working on a SCRAPBOOK project for ME!!!!...well, for me to give as a gift to my AWESOME stepmom as part of her 70th birthday gift/Mother's Day gift....I just hope she's o.k. with waiting until the end of June to get it:)

I've actually used this gift giving opportunity to work with some of Teresa Collins' new Travel line called TRAVEL LEDGER...I just LOVE this line...her famous combination of rich reds and black are mixed with beige and white (with a bit of blue and grey thrown in, to).  I just LOVE Teresa's knack for creating AWE-SO-ME scrapbook lines.

This line was just in time for me to make a TRAVEL album for a trip I just took with My stepmom and my sister, Kym.  We all met in Arizona (from PA, NC and CA) so we could do a mini GIRLS ONLY road trip!  We started in Phoenix, made a few stops, and ended at the Grand Canyon.  Since I'd never been there before, it was AWESOME!

For those of you who know me, I'm a bit of a "risk taker" when it comes to taking PHOTOS, so I got my sister to sit on the edge of one of the cliffs.  Then we made it look like we were trying to push each other off while my stepmom caught a GREAT photo!  Thanks, are THE BEST!

We actually got alot of great photos, some of which are in this album.  I'll share a few pages with you now, and will also create a link to the album when I get it into photobucket.

I'm pleased to say I used a couple of my frugal ideas as I made this 6 x 12 acrylic based album.  Teresa does a great job of making it so we can use the strips on the end of her papers as additional decorations, so I did exactly that:)

Check out a few of the pics below:


I will be teaching this class at EVERAFTER SCRAPBOOKS in Vista, CA on Sunday, June 27th from 1-4.  The cost will be $45, which is an AWESOMELY frugal price for a 6 x 12 album with 16 pages!  Whoo hoo!

In addition to Teresa's Travel Ledger line, we will use my most favorite T!m Holtz products, include distress inks and alcohol inks.

Thanks for visiting and have an AWESOMELY INSPIRATIONAL DAY!

Lori McCausland, Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May Frugal Scrappin' Class & Updates

Wow!  Hello fellow bloggers, Happy Mother's Day:)

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted to my blog!  For those of you who don't know, I've just gone back to work in banking on a full time basis in the last month, so I'm still working on my time management skills so I can still fit in my blogging, teaching, bookkeeping, blogging, and going to school ALL while I now work a full time job!

I have to say that after two years of absence from banking, I'm LOVING my banking job!  Yes, it DOES take time FROM MY OTHER LOVE...paperCRAFTING, but duty called and it was time for me to get back to my banking career.

Soooo, now for my May Frugal Scrappin' Class projects...this month we're celebrating the Dads and Grads in our lives.  The class projects are shown below, EnJOY!

The class will be held Sunday, May 30th from 1-3.  The class is still VERY frugally priced at only $15!...and as many of you know, it sells out almost EVERY month, so sign up soon!  The class is held at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, Ca, so give them a call at 760-630-CROP (2767) and sign up:)  We have a BLAST!\\

We will play with alcohol inks, distress inks, StazOn inks, cuttlebug folders, acrylic, glass slides, and more!

Hope to se eyou all there!

Happy Mother's Day, all!

Your friendly Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)