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, November 28, 2010

Just chillin' and creatin' today:)

Well, although I had a WONDERFUL time this last week playing along with some AWESOME challenges, I decided that I needed a break today, lol...

I really LOVE the inspiration that challenge sites give me, but sometimes Ijust want to "set my creativity free" and create for the sake of creatin'.

I spoiled myself and bought a few NEW sheets of patterned paper yesterday (hey, don't tell anyone, ya here?) it turns out, when I looked at the details on the sheets of paper so I could give kudos to the paper companies, I found that a few of the sheets I bought aren't that new after all...BUT they are STILL new to me!

Still workin' on my vintag-y style, lol...I did buy some patterned paper that I thought felt vintag-Y to me...I thought maybe they would help bring out the "inner vintage" in me:)

Now, ya know I just LOVE a lucious piece of G45 paper...and the "Once Upon a Time" line is just to die for!!!!!...well not really, but in those "Once Upon a Time" stories, the PRINCESS always survives, right?

So then I added a piece from Foof-a-la (I have to be honest and say I've never heard of this paper, but since I do like the paper I bought, I'll have to look them up).

Then I added some things from my stash, like the gold pearls, a REALLY OLD sizzix diecut, and a scrap that quickly became a rolled flower (instructions that I found can be viewed here on Irene Tan's blog).

And what about this close-up of this Christmas tree?  This TOTALLY reminds me of the cut-out sugar cookies I used to make.  Since I glued the paper over corregated cardboard before diecutting the shape, I got some really good dimension on this tree.  Adding a bit of distress ink helped make it look even better.  When I added the finishing touch of the beading, it really reminded me of those little confection balls we used to add to our of the things I remember most is that they always rolled all around and more ended up OFF of the cookies than stayed ON, lol.


Lori M, FSE:)


Teresa Jaye said...

WOW, Lori, I love this! It's vintage-y and grungy and beautiful! You've been creating and posting up a storm lately, and that makes me very happy for you!

Dalis said...

I specially love those old sizzix tree die cuts.

-- dalis