Saturday, January 17, 2009

A layout, 2 minis, a puppy and another RAK

More with the Clear N Chips... this set is called Ace-A-Roo, and has larger truck shapes along with arrows, sign shapes and the words "all boy", cut in both chipboard and acrylic. The chip arrows have the centers cut out, while the acrylic arrows are whole. Makes for some interesting effects - would be neat to put the arrows together the same way I did when I made the sunglasses.

Here is my latest layout.. Uses a large shape and several smaller ones from one of the new Clear N Chips line - and the coolest part? you can staple through the acrylic! Check this out! These photos are of my nephew, who loves to play with matchbox cars and trucks. As soon as I saw the Ace-A-Roo set, I thought of these photos. Papers are from Basic Grey, chipboard letters are from Making Memories Noteworthy line, ink is StazOn {red} and Making Memories {black}, mileage chart is from an ephemera pack I got from SpaceDog Studios {she has a fabulous store on etsy}, letter stamps from PSX, and the white pen is from Signo. The canvas sticker {with boy on it} was made for My Mind's Eye by We3 Designs {it's something I have had for a long time - the copyright date on it is 2004!}. The staples are just regular staples from the grocery store.
This closeup shows the acrylic boy letters - I just stapled them over the "boy" on the canvas sticker - I wanted to create a layered effect. I didn't think about inking them until after the were stapled, so they are plain {LOL}. This photo also shows one of the acrylic arrows.
The other acrylic arrow
This mini album was made using the rest of the set - the chipboard truck pieces were painted. Once they were dry, I inked the edges using a black inkpad. I love how textured it looks, though it is difficult to see in these photos. The letter stickers are Thickers - all vinal, all the same font {except the red one}. The "colors" letters are on the painted chipboard, the rest are all on the acrylic pieces.

I'll showcase most of this album in another post {because otherwise this one will be horribly long}. I used the Abbie's Love Clear N Chip set for this one. I only used the page pieces {I saved back the accent pieces for a layout}. I have a lot of fun making this little album, using a lot of smaller pictures of my daughter that I hadn't been able to use elsewhere {as they were too small for a regular layout}. This photo is slightly unfinished - I did put ribbons on the album before I gave it to Jackie and Janet for CHA.

Side view - this album turned out pretty thick - I had to change the size of the rings I had put the pages on. I also went through 2 entire packages of the Martha Stewart mini gems - each of which has 60 gems!
Took a bit of a break this weekend - too cold to scrap, and Mom needed me to take her to Oklahoma. So we drove down there on Friday, spent the night in Siloam Springs, AR, and drove to Westville, OK on Saturday morning. The reason? Ford's Maggie Rose, an English Shepherd, working collie. {See her parents HERE, on Burl's litter page linked from the English Shepherd website} She is so beautiful. She traveled very well - 11 hours in the car, and not one accident, no throwing up, no whining, and she stayed very nicely on the back seat with my daughter for most of the trip. And she is so smart - after being here for just one day, she has learned to go up and down the stairs, not to potty in her kennel, and which toys are hers. She has "met" the other dogs {except Ali, who I haven't picked up from work yet}, the cats, the turkeys, and the rams. It will be interesting to see how quickly she learns to work around the other animals. Another interesting thing about her is that she is the niece to my mom's previous English Shepherd, Holly {who is the subject of my original acrylic album}. Maggie's dad Buddy was on of Holly's littermates. We expect great things from this little girl.


And another RAK - Post a comment here, to be entered into the random drawing for a new release Clear Scraps acrylic album.

24 comments:

Shawnsgirl315 said...

What a cute dog. The new chip and clear sets are just the best. Woohoo! I am the first to comment, lol.
Michelle

PattiM said...

Love your LO and albums. I actually like the word boy plain. Cool how you used the truck album for colors. And the last album is adorable. But the puppy steals the show. What a cutie.....

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Gorgeous work Julie! I love what you created! And what a cute puppy!!

Pamela said...

Great work! Love those albums!

Born2scrap said...

LOVE the color truck album! Can't wait to find some of those!

Thanks for all the sneaks! And your artwork is awesome as always!

Cute puppy!!

angie worthington said...

love the layout and the albums!...fabulous!!!...

and, the puppy is too cute!!!...

Aleks said...

I love seeing your albums!! You totally rock the clear albums! The truck one is just the cutest ever!

Anonymous said...

Love your LO, the truck album is cute in all the different colors.

And the puppy is just so adorable.

grettasgranddaugter

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Julie! Love all your projects! The distressing on the boy LO is great, the colors book is fabulous, and the Happy girl mini is adorable! I wanna see more! Total awesomeness! TFS!

stamprgrl said...

OMG... I love the mini book w/ the color trucks... cute!!!!

-- dalis


PS... the puppy is about as cute as they get!

Scrapiopath said...

Cute kids, LO and mini albums! And that puppy is adorable too. Thanks for the contest and inspiration.

Daisymeh said...

Gorgeous work and what a cute puppy!

Jesilu said...

your puppy is so cute, looks like a very good snuggler with all that fluff! hehe
I really like the clear acrylic with out ink on it actually!
Very nice LO, I want to see inside the girl album too, very cute!

Jingle said...

These are such cute projects! I love these new shapes!

CraftyRia said...

I love what you have done with those albums. The colors one is too cute.

Oh, and that puppy! Oh yeah! Adorable.

Thanks for the wonderful RAK offering, too!

StaceyM said...

Wow girl, you have been rocking and rolling. I love all your little albums.

I so need to make one of those color albums for my son. So cute and simple to create but I think he would really learn from that. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the LO and the albums!!! That truck album is so cool!!! The puppy is just adorabale!!! :)

~JenW~ aka ScrappyJen

Marcia said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing!

Marcia aka cmriker1

Lindasueanne said...

Wow gorgeous projects again!!

{Angel} said...

Beautiful work!

Renee said...

What a cute puppy!!!!

mystyle said...

OMG! Love Love your Boy LO! Is your puppy a Collie? So adorable! Amazing work on your mini!

Kelly C said...

that pup is absolutely adorable!!
love your work, as always!

MyLittleTeapot said...

great albums and cute puppy