DT Work

4th of July Mixed Media Canvas (Design Team Scrap-Art-Zine)

For the Scrap-Art-Zine Design Team I was asked to create something for their blog for Wednesday Inspirations. My date happened to be on the 4th of July. :) Since I've never had any decoration where the holiday is concerned as I've lived in Germany basically my entire life, I thought I would create something to decorate my home. And since I'm dabbling a bit in mixed media (by no means expert), I thought I would make...yes....yet "another" canvas. LOL 

I had a LOT of fun with this one, using my cricut and free clipart to depict a few symbolisms of Independence Day. For instance, the .svg file for the Statue of Liberty I found here and the bell and flag I found under free clipart on the internet and printed on cardstock. The stars I cut from Prima patterned paper with my cricut expression using the basic cartridge that came with the machine. First I painted the top part light blue and the bottom sea blue with acrylic paint. After I cut out the Statue of Liberty, I inked all the edges and assembled and adhered her onto the canvas. The chipboard clouds were painted white, inked and a thin layer of modge podge was put on top to give them some shine. On the flag I also put rock candy distress stickles and on the bell I used rock candy crackle paint (both Ranger). The metal accents are from Tim Holtz's Ideology metal collection and I found some old Making Memories threads to adhere the star with. Slapped on a few letter stickers and doodled here and there. The 4th of July may be over, but it will definitely be sitting on my sideboard for awhile. ;-)

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For more close-ups, please visit the Scrap-Art-Zine Blog here - http://scrap-art-zine.blogspot.de/ and check out all of the other inspirational creations from the Design Team.

Have a super weekend! (Yes... I do realize it's not Friday yet. ) LOL

Jackie

 


Altered Matchbox - Scrapbooking Stuttgart Design Team

This is SO way overdue!! What should have been taken care of in May has now scooched into June. I was on vacation in Vienna and after that I was in Finland on business, so please forgive my long gaps in posting!

Mother's Day was a while back, but I still wanted to show you what I made from the kit I was sent from Yvonne @ Scrapbooking Stuttgart. Making cards over and over gets a bit boring after a while, so this matchbox idea came in handy for me. 

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"I adore you MOM" - Mom loved this idea and she now keeps it in her car/purse to place her kleenex, so it is always with her. Bless her heart....I was very moved. <3

 

Supplies used...

Paper: 

http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=117023%2F0188

http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=117006%2F1157

Embellies:

 http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=107000%2F1117

 http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=53453102

 http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=006418%2F0023

Matchbox

http://simon.online-reseller.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&s_supplier_aid=8147000 

 

 


Out for a little while....back soon!

Dear Scrapper friends!

I apologize for not posting for some time now. One week ago yesterday I had surgery on my right shoulder, so I am still recooperating. I hope you understand! I'm really missing my scrapbooking and TaeBo horribly! I haven't been able to do sports for a few months now. Yikes....and my pants are getting mighty tight! But I'm hopeful to start doing a little bit of something soon. :-)

There is a project I am working on for Scrapbooking Stuttgart's design team. (It was supposed to be for January....but I had to delay due to the OP.) I recently watched a few videos at www.mycraftchannel.com (very cool btw!) and checked out a few of Teresa Collin's videos and one of them inspired me to make a book about me (A-Z). What an amazing lady, really. Love her style, her products, her personality. :-) Since Yvonne from Scrapbooking Stuttgart sent me these lovely Echo Park papers, I thought I would use them all in this book. I will be posting as I go along, since A-Z is a lotta pages and I don't want to jot something meaningless down under each letter. It will take some time and thought about who I am, what I do, what I like etc. I was able to get a cover started before the OP, so here is a little sneak peak of that one. Fun, fun papers for sure!

 

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Lots of my stash is being used as I really need to "use" it up. Sometimes I'll look at something and think "That's so pretty that I will have to use it for something really special." ...Now that is just silly of me. That just means I will never use it. I should consider all the things I make special, right!? Then I will be "forced" to actually use it up. :-) 

In other news...

My hubby just recently had an operation a week prior to mine as he had a ruptured hernia. Yikes! He's pretty much okay now, but still has to be very careful. While he was in the hospital, my daughter Jenna had to have one of her baby teeth pulled as it had decayed and infected her gums. :-( She was very brave though....but then again, she had a wonderful dentist specializing in children's dental care. Not like the witch on duty during Christmas vacation. That was a definite disaster.

Next week it is back to work with a hopefully good shoulder! Some days are better than others. Today... not so good. Maybe it's the snow, I dunno. ;-) I'll tell you one thing.... I cannot WAIT for Spring to arrive! Seriously now! -14°C is not funny, with or without the sun.

Thoughts....

Thinking about my parents every day. And I worry and worry. I know I shouldn't, but with Dad and his massive heart problems, one kidney and cancer...well, I just can't help myself obviously. My mom has constant back pain and exhaustion, especially making sure Dad is always okay, driving him to the hospital for all of the doctor's appointments. And believe me, there are many. The guilt of not being able to be there to help is not easy to deal with. I try to call at least daily...I'm just afraid. Something that all people go through at some stage in their life.

Okay... nuffa that emotional stuff!! Gotta rest the arm now. Just wanted to pop by and let everyone know I'm still around. 

Have a super crafty day!

Jackiesign

 

 

 


Design Team Work - Scrapbooking Stuttgart November/December 2011

November/December 2011's Design Team project for Scrapbooking Stuttgart was to make 2-3 Christmas cards from the materials that was sent to each of us. So this is what I made...simple, but cute:


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The supply list included the following:

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Assorted ribbon Rayher Christmas
  • Brads Rayher
  • Cart-us Christmas Collection
  • Cart-us Paper Pad Christmas Collection
  • Die Cuts with a View - The Christmas Box of Cards
  • Kars wooden ornaments
  • Various fabric decor

All materials can be purchased at www.scrapbookingstuttgart.de

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Jackiesign

 


Altered Projects & Cards

Goodness! I just looked to see when I last blogged and it was SEPTEMBER!!! I'm SO bad! Sorry guys, don't know what happened there. I guess I got so wrapped up in my custom orders that I've neglected my blog. Never to fear, I'm not gone, no way. ;-)

Aside from my custom orders, I did a few other things along the way.... 

13bday

A birthday card from my nephew.....

Alteredletters

Some altered letters for www.scrapbookingstuttgart.de

Marathoncard

A marathon congrats card for my hubby....

Card60thbday

A 60th birthday card....

Sympathybaby

A sympathy card...

Slovenianxmas

custom order of Slovenian Christmas cards

SoSorryCard

A so sorry card for friend who's birthday I totally forgot (shame on me)..

Halloween2011

Last, but not least.... a Halloween Card.... :)

I would have more to show you if I was authorized by some of my customers, but they prefer not to have me display their customs orders....such a shame... ;-)

 

If you are needing me to design any Christmas cards or gifts for anyone, place our order now, because Christmas is not too far away! 

Jackiesign


 


August Kit from Scrapbooking Stuttgart - Altered Cardboard Crown

I just fell in love with the new August Kit from Scrapbooking Stuttgart, as I've always wanted to do something like this for Jenna, either in the form of a mini-album or as decoration for her room. So, this was perfect for me and I could hardly wait to do something with it. I had to work with it right away!

Jenna is a real "girly girl", so the paper that came with it was perfect for her room and she was excited when I showed it to her. Danny thought it was super cute too.  LOL Something like this belongs in every little girl's room!

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Jenna_Crown1

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Supplies from the kit (buy it for 12€ in the shop at Scrapbooking Stuttgart) :

  • Rayher Papermachè crown
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock 12x12"
  • DCWV Mariposa Paperpack
  • Metal trinkets
  • E line paper flowers
  • Gem brad
  • Gems
  • Crochet lace
  • Ribbons, red & cream (not used in this example)

Other supplies:

  • white acrylic paint
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Modgepodge
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • 1-1/2" Paper Shapers circle punch
  • Packaging string (from the Juli Kit)

Then I also made this card from leftovers from the kit: 

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I hope I was able to give you a bit of inspiration...

Have a wonderful start into the new week and to all the schwabian folk, have a good summer vacation time!

Jackiesign 

 


Scrapbooking Stuttgart DT Work - School Layout

Yayyy! I'm blogging! I'm so sorry it took this long, it's just been crazy like it always is after vacation and nearing school end with all the parties to prepare for and attend, plus I've been filling custom orders (which is not really a bad thing). 

Anyway, I was asked to work with a little kit provided to me by Scrapbooking Stuttgart and this is what I came up with. I realized that I never really scrapped Jenna's 1st day of school (shame on me!!). So, these papers from Sassafrass were the perfect thing for that! So here goes nothing:

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Jenna1stday3

Jenna1stday5

Jenna1stday2

Jenna1stday4

 

Products used from the kit:

Sassafrass Paper pad Amplify

Bazzill Basics Kraft Cardstock

Wooden Ornaments

Rayher Brads "Nail"

Rayher Brads "Screws"

Prima Marketing Craftable flowers white, 3 sizes

Other products used:

Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, Marmalade

Perfect Pearls powder Rust

 

All of these can also be found at the Scrapbooking Stuttgart Shop and the little kit is also for sale there for 10 Euros plus shipping!