Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WOYWW 87, some redos and don'ts

I'm shuffling some things on my desk and took some pictures as I went :D. The first don't, don't use Chalkboard Paint on nonstick work space... it sticks and is the dickens to get off. 

I adore the itop snap series, but the snap daddies are difficult to find and shipping costs push them into true luxury items. On a hunch I scouted these out at my local Joann's and (although you can only see the top of it, they fit. So if I buy them on sale or with a coupon I have options for snappy happiness for less money :D. 

Under the snap package is one of my little experiments with photographs. The punch that did not want to work at all with the cardstock last week, worked wonderfully with photopaper. It was also good for stamping and using my small collection of copic markers. I've never used the Glossy Paper, so I have no basis for comparing photograph paper to it.


My favorite Marshmallow Glimmermist clogged in the middle of a project with a deadline, what's a crafter to do? Mini mister to the rescue (it really needs a little super-hero cape). I just poured some of the glimmer mist into the mini mister and spritzed away.

In general I was really happy with the snowman I made from homemade boxes, except the top lid was creeping over his eyes, so I cut it shorter with a pair of scissors. I also hotglued some sticks for arms which will have mittens on them. I'm thinking I'll also add a little stickles to the scarf and the snowflakes.

My second redo is a scrapbook layout I just wasn't happy with, so it had a major facelift. I added stamping to the background (a compass rose from a stamp set I had close to hand, I will try to look up the brand later).  I added a pocket for extra journaling. I just used those tags to illustrate the pocket. I think I'm going to use a larger tag with a close up of different aspects of the photograph, like the sister on the right looking like she's plotting to breakout, the sister on the left holding her hat for dear life and me (in the middle) looking like popeye. I made the layout for a challenge and it had to have butterflies on it.  There are four sisters in our family but the youngest wasn't born yet so I put the little butterfly without any holes as a representation of her.

The butterflies didn't cut out completely, but I decided to use that as part of the design taking out some of the cutouts.

I've been sooooooooooo good about not buying paper, but I caved when I saw this stack and it was 50% off. Some of the images are "iced".




Thanks for having a gander! If you'd like to see more work desks or better yet join in the fun hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground.

22 comments:

S said...

I like the touches you did on your layout. And that paper is gorguss - I would have caved too!

Wipso said...

Some lovely crafting going on on your desk today.
A x

Audrey Frelx said...

Some good helpful hints!!!

I love the added touches/redo to your layout!!! However, I hadn't really noticed anything wrong on your box snowman the first time around! Well, now it's perfect! LOL!

Hayley said...

Lush stuff on your desk - thanks for sharing
Hayley
x

Sarpreet said...

chalkboard paint? gorgeous page and papers, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing, #9

Andria said...

lovely layout, like the little extra touch and story behind the butterflies too. Happy woyww and thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Twiglet said...

I love that snowman - great fun!

Pam said...

Thanks for the hints, and no wonder you caved on that paper - pretty!
#44

sandra de said...

Beautiful botanical papers in your pics. Don't you just love glimmermist but soooo annoying when it clogs.

Shazsilverwolf said...

That botanical paper is to die for!!!!!Trouble is, I'd spend all day looking at it, and not have the heart to cut it!, lol. TfS, Shaz, #108

Susan Allan said...

Such an interesting read. I love the paper pad. I really like DCWV products and must get that asap.
Now I can't remember what I was going to say.
I will be back, if I think what it was.
Have a lovely day, being busy.

Sue xx

Katie_Bolinger said...

Mr Mister to the rescue. Have you tried taking the squirty part out of the tatterred angels bottle and putting it under warm running water. Works for me.

Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks for popping by, all well with me here - it is folk up north, it was small towns that copped the brunt and were wiped out and some of those were evacuated. If it had hit a major town it would have been a more major headache so God was merciful and amazing tales of changing minds and using different locations and the first one being wiped put. Many many mercies and seven babies born, no life lost.. seeing prayer at work is a blessing..where babies arrived unexpectedly in evacuation centres there just happened to be doctors and midwives :D
Love your pickie of your sisters soo cute plus layout and totally adore the paper I am turning green over it in fact, thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

okienurse said...

Love the LO. The paper stack is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #80

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the snowperson boxes are fab - what a great way to keep tidy in the winter! I love the LO - the picture is fab anyway,the colours and butterflies are really super.

Marjo said...

Great layouts. Thanks for the peak and sharing, hugs Marjo #1

Starla said...

OH! Lots of creativity going on here! Thanks for the peek! Star 125

Nicky said...

Love th snowman boxes and your layout looks stunning ~ Nicky no.12

Scrapcollectr said...

Nice way to remember a past time with sisters... enjoy that lovely paper!
*smile*

Ciara said...

Cool snowman and he won't melt either!

Terry Blais said...

Great tips - thanks. Love the scrap layout too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

Terry #16

JoZart said...

Interesting post with lots of tips. Huge TA, ever so TA!
JoZarty x