Saturday, October 31, 2009

Enjoy the Journey

This LO is based on a sketch from Suepup. I used primarily 7G papers from the Swirlydoos October add-on kit. I just love their stuff. The flowers are made with Studio 490 stamps (Wendy Vecchi) and the butterfly is made from grungeboard and Idea-ology trinkets. The photograph is my sis and me ready to board the cruise ship. Thanks for looking and a happy Halloween to everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bird Plaques

Here is another attempt of mine to do someting other than scrapbook pages. I admit, I totally copied it. I was telling in an earlier post that I am exploring new techniques and I found this metal bird plaque in the Trends & Trinkets booklet of Design Originals. The booklet contains a lot inspiring ideas. Sooo cool!!! So much fun to make something totally different with stuff I had already in my stash. I didn't have to buy anything for it!!!! I even had the metal tape. Can't remember how I got it; it must have been in a kit, or something. But.... I had only enough to make one plaque. Therefore I adjusted the design to a paper project so I could make another one.

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Treasure Box

This is a box I made during the cruise. To keep up busy during our day off (that means: no workshops that day LOL) we received a naked card board box that we could decorate. I covered it with 7G papers and gaffer tape and glued some torn old book and music papers on it and used some TH stamps. Then I covered the top with Rock Candy distress crackle paint. The chipboard alpha's are from Maya Road and painted with black paint dabber and covered with copper distress stickles. The knob is from 7G and the metal hanging embelishment is another project we did in one of Tim's classes.
Thanks for looking, Bonnie

Monday, October 26, 2009

A New World!!!

This shadow box we made during one of Tim's workshops during the Mexico artful voyage sparked my interest for mixed media projects. Ever since I'm back from the cruise I'm browsing the internet to learn more of these exciting techniques, tools and materials. It opens up a whole new world for me!!! Up to now, I only did 2-D scrapbooking, but now I discover that there are so much more possibilities to CREATE and to use all of the scrappy stuff I have hoarded over time!! For those of you who have already travelled this road it is probably nothing new, but I'm really excited about the transition from 2-D to 3-D projects. Of course this doesn't mean that I won't do scrapbook pages anymore. I love to do that too. But every now and then I will try something else. In my next post I'll show you my first steps into this (for me) new discovery.

Thanks for stopping by, Bonnie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Back home!

Back home!!!! But what an awesome voyage this was!!! Everything, the ship, the food, the ports of call, but most of all the workshops of TIM and WENDY were just amazing, incredible, fun, inspiring, creative, and so well organized.! Everything was taken care off. We didn't have to bring any tools or supplies of our own. And you won't believe the amount of goodies we got. Tim already warned us to bring an extra suitcase and we sure needed that LOL! Separate from the two classrooms there was a studio just for us where we could scrap 24/7, and Mario's market place, were we could satisfy all of our scrappy shopping needs. The projects we made ware so much fun to do. I did not yet complete them all, but below is Tim's grungeboard mini album full of 7Gypsies and Idea-ology goodies. Still have to include my pictures, but want to share it now anyway.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Artful Voyage

Wohoo, I'm so excited!! Next week I'll be going on on a week long scrapbook cuise, the Mexico Artful Voyage with Tim Holtz and Wendi Vecchi!!!! How fun is THAT!!! I'm so looking forward to their workshops! I'll be travelling with my sister. It is the first time that we will be going on a vacation together, just the two of us. Today she is flying from the Netherlands to Houston, and she'll be arriving late tonight. Then tomorrow we'll have a quite day, so she can adjust to the time difference and with only some minor preparations to do, like going to the hair dresser, checking if we packed the right clothes and of course the our scrappy stuff. LOL  On saturday we'll be flying to LA where we booked a pre-night stay in a hotel, where we will probably meet already a lot of the other artful voyagers. Then on sunday we can finally board "our" ship and the adventure can begin!!!

Some of our fellow voyagers organized an ATC swap. That sounds really fun, but there are 160 of us, so it is a huge undertaking! And I have never done ATC's before. And then some of the ladies posted some sneak peeks of their ATC's and that was so overwhelming, that it discouraged me to even try. But later I read that there were a lot of other ladies like me that never done ATC's, and I thought "why not make something simple", so I can at least participate in all the fun. So that is what I did. I made some really simple monogram cards which I painted, stamped and embellished. One of the cards I embellished a bit more and made it into a name tage with a necklace that I can wear during our trip. Below are some pictures of the front and back of the card with the necklace.

Thanks for taking a peek!! CU when I get back! xoxo Bonnie

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


My second LO with the beautiful Swirlydoos Autumn Splendor kit. I don't really have fall pictures, so I have to go with pictures that match the papers. This is one of me, my sis and brother in law in San Antonio. TFL

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Beauty

This weekend finally the new Swirlydoos kit "Autumn Splendor" arrived at my door step!!! I had to wait for it, because some stuff was held in customs, but, WOW, it was worth the wait. This LO is made with the new main kit, except for the music paper and the bling. They are from my stash. The alpha's are from the september kit and are colored with Smooch.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

White with 1 October Challenge

The new challenge at White with 1 is up!!!
This month's criteria are:
Duck Egg Blue
Come along and play with us!!! It's really fun!

This is what I came up with as my first entry as a CT member:

I created my own background paper again.

1) You can use a store bought mist, or make your own mist as follows. Take an empty Mini Mister, dip the tip of a craft stick into the Perfect Pearls (I used Pewter), drop the PP into the Mini Mister and add a drop full of distress ink re-inker (I used Weathered Wood) and fill up with water to approx, 1/2 inch from the top. Shake to mix.

2) Arrange your selection of Glimmer Screens and/or masks on the white cardstock and mist. Heat set to dry.

3) Using the same color ink as for the mist, stamp random images to dress up your paper.

4) Distress and ink the edges

5) Then for the LO cut 3 mats for the photo: duck egg blue shimmer 4.5" x 6.5", white 6" x 8", duck egg blue 6.5" x 8.5".

6) Distress the edges. Run the piece of white cardstock thru an embossing folder.

7) Cut a piece of white cardstock 2" x 12". Punch and ink the borders. Stamp in the middle, if desired.

8) Arrange the paper pieces and photo as shown, or create your own LO and dress up with embellies.

Thanks for taking a peek!
xoxo Bonnie

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