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:)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Card Kits for Sale at Ever After:)

So, a few months back, I made a few card kits to sell at Ever After scrapbooks using some of my favorite Graphic 45 paper...Curiosity Shoppe.  I wanted the cards to be easy to put together, and they sold like "hotcakes"...yay:)
Well, I'm back with a few more card kits for sale, and I just changed it up a bit and created kits that make a 5 x 5 don't despair, because each card comes with it's own envelope:)  I know that envelopes for 5 x 5 cards can be hard to come by, so I wanted to make sure I had the envelopes included:)  The card kits are very reasonably priced at $4.49 each.  You can barely even touch a card of this quality without spending at least $5 - $8.  What a bargain!
Ever After Scrapbooks is located at:
1954 Hacienda Blvd.
Vista, CA 92081
Each card package also comes with a photo of what the card should look like when it is completed.  So...what are the many uses of these cards, you might ask?
Well here's the list:)
  1. The kits are PERFECT for when you need a card, but don't have time to create one from scratch.  Since you've still put it together, it's an original homemade card by you:)
  2. The kits are made using colors that are very popular these days...remember the 70's?  That's the last time I saw these colors and boy do they bring back fond memories...
  3. What a great "sketch"...and MUCH easier to measure each piece (before you put the card together, of course:).  Feel free to use your own scraps to recreate the same card.  This gives you the ability to use any color palette you heart desires.
  4. A few of them are gender neutral.  The color palette can be used for male or female recipients.
  5. You can mix and match between cards since all paper is from the same paper line.
  6. The cards are blank inside and are perfect for adding your own personal message.
  7. Since the cards are square, you can easily incorporate the "sketch" into a scrapbook page.

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Stop on by Ever After today and pick up a few:)  You'll be glad you did!

Monday, December 24, 2012

HOME is where our STORY begins...

I can't believe that tomorrow is Christmas day already!  
 I hope you all have a most WONDERFUL Christmas Day tomorrow!
Since most of my family is back east, I've had some "quiet" time to work on some new art these last few days.  I've been getting my hands dirty again and have created a great FUN piece that I hope to be teaching a my local Scrapbooking store.
I am always inspired to create ART from WORDS.  I get a phrase, quote, poem, music lyric (or some other thought I can't shake) and from it, I create ART...beautiful, thought provoking ART...well, at least that's how I see it, lol...
So a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to create a piece that focused on the home...and I just thought, and thought, and thought about all of the things HOME means to me...from the memories created there, to traditions, and everything in between...when my next ARTFUL quote suddenly came to me... where our STORY begins...
Now, I'm not saying that I haven't seen this quote somewhere...but I don't recall, if I did...what I CAN SAY, it "speaks" to me...for what are we without the stories from our HOMES?
This is what I "SEE" when I think of this quote:
First of all, I just love this Graphic 45 paper line...Curiosity I have ALWAYS been filled with curiosity...and have many "STORIES" to tell about my curiosity as a child.  The font on the title is also from the same paper line and I just LOVE the medieval feel. Kind of like a castle...and isn't the home like a CASTLE to those who live in it?
I used multiple acrylic paints in this project along with some of my favorite inks, stamps, rub-ons and such.  I also used mod podge, light modeling paste, and a few masks.
My canvases have become quite popular over at Ever After Scrapbooks and I had a blast teaching my first canvas class a few weeks back.  I look forward to teaching this one as well.
Let me know what you think:)  I just love to hear your comments!
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the 1st day of Christmas...and SURPRISE!

Frosted Designs blog told me...
Use 1 bird on your project, link and share... 

I am so excited to be the 1st artist to share my project on the Frosted Designs Blog during our 12 days of Christmas challenge.  At the bottom of this post, I also have an exciting SURPRISE for all of you that live in SO CAL and want to learn how to create your own Mixed Media canvas!
In true 12 days of Christmas fashion, for the 1st day of Christmas, please use 1 bird on your project. This can be a layout, a card, or an off the paper project.  It will be FUN to have it be a winter/holiday themed project, but any project is welcome.
I can't wait to see what you all create:)
On to my project:
I have been obsessed recently with mixed media and had so much fun making this canvas:)
Are you ready for the awesome surprise?????
I will be teaching a workshop at Ever After Scrapbooks where you can make this mixed media canvas!  How cool is that?????
Class Location: Ever After Scrapbooks, 1954 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA
Date:  December 15, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost:  $45
Supply list:
  • HEAT GUN - it is VERY important that each student has their own
  • Red Permanent archival ink pad (like Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Embossing ink pad
  • Black fine point Sharpie
  • Red fine point Sharpie
  • Black ultra fine point Sharpie
  • Glue dots or strong, quick drying liquid adhesive
  • Pop does or foam adhesive (little squares or circles)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
  • Roll of Paper Towels