Saturday, April 30, 2011

Raffia Again

Here is a scrapbook page that I made earlier this week and am just now getting posted.  I haven't been feeling well this week so I am a little behind.
I showed you my raffia flowers the other day so I thought now I would show you a project using one.
I got the sketch for this page from The Scrappiest.  It is last Monday's sketch.
These pictures are of my great-niece taken last year.  I am scrapping them for my niece's in-laws who live out of state.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What do you get.....

What do you get when you mix a capful of rubbing alcohol, 2 drops of melon mambo classic reinker, a drop or so of frost white shimmer paint, and raffia?

You get shimmery hot pink flowers that don't look near as good in the picture as they do in real life. In real life they are bright and shimmery and deliciously pink. How is that for a description?!
What will I do with these flowers you say. Well I can put them on cards, a scrapbook page or a 3D item. The options are endless. So come back tomorrow or the next day and I'll show you what you can do with these flowers.

Oh, and if you want to know how to make some of these for yourself go here to watch a video by SaCrafter. She has an excellent tutorial

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cool Dude

The layout below shows my now 12 year old son when he was around 1 1/2 to 2 years of age.   Even at that young age he was already making us laugh.  Not only does he have on sunglasses, but he has them on upside down!
I used to challenges to complete this layout.  The first challenge was from How Much Is Too Much.  You had to use items in threes.  Like the three pattern papers and the three circles. Oh, and the picture had to be a humorous one.
The sketch for this layout came from Creative Scrappers, sketch 152.  They have some really great sketches you should try out.
Also, to create this kit I used the supplies in my kit for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  Each month on the 5th you are given a kit as an example. You copy this kit to create your own from you own stash.  This month the kit to counterfeit is A Little Birdie Told Me by Front Porch Kits.
I created my kit this month, but I have been a little slow about scrapping with it.  So be watching for several projects in the next few days made from my kit.

Thanks for stopping by,
Patty Mickle

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Welcome to my new blog!!  I love scrapbooking and thought this would be the perfect place to share my creations.
Below is a scrapbook page that I made recently of my 12 year old son.  Well, he is 12 right now.  In the pictures, he looks to be around 2 years of age.  Obviously, I don't scrap chronologically.  When he was two I was teaching 1st grade and had no time or energy left over for scrapbooking.  Now that I no longer teach I am making up for lost scrapbooking time.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up!
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