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, September 26, 2010

Update to post below:)

As part of the Crop Stop Fall Frolic, one of the challenges was to emboss something OTHER than paper.  Now, when I posted this below, I DID use embossed grungeboard, BUT I didn't actually emboss it...SOOOOO, I decided to add a little more interest to my "soda can border" and EMBOSSED it!  Whoo hoo!  I think the embossing gave it a more SPOOKY appearance, so I juse HAD to POST again:)

They have some awesome challenges over at the Crop Stop Fall Frolic and you have until Sept 30th to upload your work...jump on over....and have fun!

Thanks for visiting:)

Studio L3 and CCC #15

Can I just start by saying....WHOO HOO!  I just LOVED the challenge this week over at Studio L3.  We turned to page 53 in T!m's Compendium of Curiosities book and WOW, there are some AWESOME projects submitted FULL of all kinds of CRE8IVE GOODNESS!

I had a BLAST makin' my "MONSTER MASH" ATC card...of course, I used some of my "frugal scrappin'" tips while I completed the challenge...see that METALLIC strip across the bottom?  Well 1 soda can got RECYCLED, frugal scrappin' STYLE:)

Used on my Martha Stewart border punches and covered it with EGGPLANT ALCOHOL INK...then I took my handy dandy TH TONIC SCRATCHER and my TH SANDING BLOCK to it...LOVE the way it turned out!

Now, while I can't tell you exactly what the challenge was, I can tell you I used SUNSET, CITRUS, AND EGGPLANT Alcohol Inks on the background...and maybe...just maybe involved a silver paint dabber...but that's all I'm SAYIN'....turn to page 53 in T!m's COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES book for more info:)


P.S.  I have an EXCITING announcement to make...stay tuned:)

Lori, FSE:)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Studio L3 Weekly Challenge

Happy Day for me:)

I have my scrapbooking "studio" all to myself today, so a VERY happy Frugal Scrapper is gonna create ALL DAY!  Whoo Hoo!

Here is my entry for the Studio L3 "Compendium of Curiousities" weekly challenge.  I haven't had time to participate recently, so I'm SO glad to have this opportunity this week!

If you have Tim's Compendium of Curiosities book, turn to page 58 and play along:)

enJOY a wonderfully ARTful day!

Lori McCausland, FSE:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crop Stop Fall Frolic

Hello all...well as usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short as they say, lol...I am determined to do ALL of the challenges during the Fall Frolic over at Crop Stop.  Here is a link to the 9/1 challenge.  You do need to register at Crop Stop to participate, but once you log on, you should be able to use the links above.

It's a GREAT site, and I look forward to seeing you participate in the Fall Frolic Online Crop.

Here is the sketch they used:

and here is my "take" on it.

As you can see, I gave it my own frugal scrappin' "TWIST"...I started with a piece of yellow cardstock, altered it with some glimmer mist, paint dabbers (using a piece of rubber shelf liner to add texture to match my granddaughters sweater), then I distressed the cardstock a bit using my TH Tonic edge distresser then added a bit of vintage photo distress ink.

Then I altered a piece of laser cut card stock with some glimmer mist AND perfect pearls homemade mist.  I added some SEI rub-ons, my FRUGAL FOTOS, a few pearls...and whalaa (how do you spell that, anyway) version of the sketch is complete.


Lori McCausland, FSE:)

Monday, September 6, 2010

First pic of the HAPPY couple:)

Well, the day has come and past...what an AWESOME event!  I've gone through about 1/2 of my pictures, and boy do I need some practice, lol...either that or I need to NOT critique my own photos so much:)

Anyway, here is the first of what I hope are LOTS of pics we will all cherish for a VERY long time!  Introducing...Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCausland (my son and my beautiful new daughter-in-law).

Whoo hoo!  Congrats, Daniel and Stephanie!


From a VERY PROUD mama:)