Saturday, April 30, 2011

a new arrival

hello crafters!
today i have a little bit of a throwback post. i'm going to do a photo tutorial, i was going to film myself making the card but i didn't have time to edit, so i decided to take some pics.
i purchased this inkadinkadoo stamp set at michael's. they were having an amazing clearance sale on stamp sets, and i couldn't pass this up at that great price!
the stamp set was the motivation for the theme of the card.
for the cardbase, i used kraft cardstock cut to a standard sized card, and i ran the white cardstock through my big shot with an embossing folder. 

i started by stamping the image on white cardstock, and cosmo cricket's garden variety designer paper, using colorbox chalk ink in black.

next i cut out the baby blanket from the designer paper.
then i paper pieced the blanket to the bunny rabbit, and colored the rabbit in with a pale yellow copic marker. and cut our the rabbit, leaving a thin white boarder, so that the stamped image would stand out from the print background.
i used my coluzzle circle cutter to cut out the circle piece that i wanted to use behind my stamped image.
next i punched a scalloped border strip from the same cosmo cricket paper pack, using martha stewarts border punch. i'm sorry i don't remember the name of this punch, if anyone knows please leave it in the comments, i would really appreciate it :)
then i began assembling my pieces on the card, i adhered the embossed white cardstock, scalloped border, circle piece, and wide yellow ribbon that i tied in a bow.
then i added some swirling pearl accents
lastly i stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, and cut it down to a small rectangle, and adhered right unter the bow, then added yellow queen and company rhinestones.
here's a close up shot of the card.

thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
blog ya later!
shawnte, the avgscrapgirl

Monday, April 25, 2011

cardstock and creative problem solving

hello crafters!
i hope that you all had a blessed Easter weekend. i had a wonderful time with my family, and today i decided to get back to crafting.
for this card i challenged myself to use only cardstock (no designer paper).
the card base is recollections black cardstock cut and folded to a standard sized card. i layered white cardstock, and used a scalloped martha stewart punch (sorry i don't know the name of the punch).
the ribbon is just regular ribbon that i purchased from wal-mart.
i started to stamp a hero arts "thank you sentiment, stacked multiple times, but it came crooked and uneven, and looked horrible.
i had a big problem that i needed to fix. . .
so i took more cardstock and covered the bad stamping,then added another scalloped border strip across the top, and stamped the thank you sentiment using a technique tuesday stamp, which actually looked a lot better than on this card than the orignal stamp i'd planned to use. the font is fancier and better suited for this card.
i finished the card by adding a recollections flower and faux stiching with a white gel pen.
what i learned from my mistake?
sometimes fixing a mistake can lead to a better design that what you originally had in mind.

don't forget that i my current giveaway ends this Saturday! for more info check out this blog post!

happy scrapping!
blog ya later,
shawnte, the avgscrapgirl!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

stamped image mini notebook

hello crafters!
a stamped image mini notebook is a fun and easy way to share some of your favorite stamped images with your friends!

crafty tip: becuase this is a small project, it's a great way to use up your scraps! so dig into your stash when decorating the cover. :)

supplies used:
lily bee vintage poppy designer paper
recollections white cardstock
recollections kraft cardstock
hero arts stamp
basic grey brads
k&co die cut

thanks for watching
vlog ya later!
shawnte, the avgscrapgirl!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

two peas in a bucket gift card giveaway

hello crafters!
i'm moving my youtube and twitter accounts, because i wanted the names to be in sync with my blog which will make it easier for people to find me.
i really appreciate all of you who follow me, and i'm hoping you will join me at my new youtube and twitter pages.
as a little incentive, i'm having a giveaway

the prize
$30 giftcard to

how to win
subscribe to my new you tube page avgscrapgirl and/or my new twitter page @avgscrapgirl

contest ends
April 30th!
good luck to all :)

altered picture frame

i'm still pretty new to altered projects, and it's so different from standard scrapbook pages and cards-and i'm really loving it.

you may remember this picture frame below from my michael's haul video, and it's amazing what a little paint and a few embellishments can do.
check out the video below, and don't forget to check out my new youtube chanel avgscrapgirl! and if you've been following me at m1y4l3o please switch over :)

vlog ya later,
shawnte the avgscrapgirl

Saturday, April 16, 2011

thank you card

it's been so long since i've been at my craft desk, and when i sat down to make this card, i just wanted to do something simple to get myself back in the card-making-groove.

i used k&co's ancestry paper pack, cricut george & basic shapes cartridge for the flower, a sandy lion fabric brad, a creative memories heart shaped punch, ranger glossy accents, recollections butterfly, and fiskars scalloped sentiment punch.

i really like the way it came out, thanks for looking
blog ya later,
shawnte the avgscrapgirl

new-tube, new-tweet

i'm in the process of changing my youtube and twitter page, so that they'll match my blog better. when i started using youtube it wasn't for crafting, so my channel name had nothing to do with my love of scrapbooking or cardmaking.
i gotta be honest with you i agonized over the decision to make the change or not. would my followers actually re-subscribe to me? -i really hope so.

soooo, if you're one of my youtube or twitter followers please check me out and follow me at my new youtube channel avgscrapgirl, and my new twitter @avgscrapgirl!

blog ya later,
shawnte, the avgscrapgirl :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

so out of the loop

it's been a long time since i've posted anything on my poor neglected blog. my only excuse. . . life happens. but now that i'm trying to get back into the swing of things, i'm feeling like so much has happened since i've been away.

like the fact that i just checked jen mcguires blog and i'm all: when did she update it?!-it looks amazing! and believe it or not i haven't watched vicky's weekend video for the last month-crazyness! i don't know what collections are hot, what embellishments are trending, or what new product has the craft world buzzing-all the things i would have been able to tell you in an instant two months ago. crazy how a two month hiatus has me so out of the loop.

so, i'll be hitting my craft table this weekend, and hopefully i'll find my way back into the loop.