Today, I've got a monster post for you with a lot of stuff to share!
1. Good News
I submitted a layout to a last minute call by Scrapbook News & Review. It was my first time submitting to this ezine and they picked up a recent layout for their August issue. Yay!
2. Craft Critique
I've said it before and I'll say it again, you *must* check out Craft Critique for their CHA photos and news. It's so great to have it all in one place! The thing that interested me most was this post. They're moving CHA-Summer to Florida and adding two days of consumer shopping! Well, it might not be shopping, but two days that regular people (as opposed to retailers and designers) can walk the show floor. Whoa! That's a big change and I'm very curious to see how it all pans out.
3. Crop at K&P
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you should come and hang out at My Kits & Pieces. We're having an online crop and there are a bajillion fabulous games, challenges (some of them are already up), and chats. I'll be hosting a digi/hybrid chat on Saturday evening at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern, so be sure to stop by! I'm also offering a FREE online class, so check the message board for that!
4. July Projects for Just Let Me Scrapbook
Just Let Me Scrapbook always had the greatest prices around! Especially because she's always running an *amazing* sale! She just got in a bunch of new Prima stuff and the Making Memories Noteworthy line, so I'm itching to let my fingers do some shopping! In the meantime, here are my July projects for the store:
I made this layout at a crop I went to on Friday night with the Manhattan Scrapbookers. One of the gals there gave me some lovely acrylic paints, so I had to try them out! The paper is K&Co., the rubber buttons are from KI Memories, and those fabulous letters are from Doodlebug. Lately, I am in love with all of Doodlebug's alpha stickers. They're just fabulous! The scan is kind of blown out, but the gist of it is that these photos were taken about 72 hours apart. The top is my Mom (in CA with her sister) with her tongue out. The bottom is me (with my Mom in MA) with my tongue out. Like mother like daughter.
After seeing the sneak peeks of Tinkering Ink's new Beadles, I had to make some of my own! I've made lots of paper beads before, but I always coated them with Mod Podge or Diamond Glaze or something like that. I tried using resin once, but it got messy and smelly. So, when I read that Tinkering Ink was coating theirs with UTEE, I decided I'd try UTEE too! Well, it's hard to see from the photo, but the finish is glossy and glass like and very, very hard. I'm extremely pleased with the results. I used K&Co. paper sprayed with a bit of Glimmer Mist for the bead base.
This one was inspired by the One Little Word Challenge. This week's word is "if." My page centers around an absolutely fabulous poem (one of my faves) by Rudyard Kipling entitled "If." It's definitely worth a read!
5. July Projects for Amanda Dykan
Amanda has a fabulous mini kit for sale at her new site: AmandaDykan.com. It's called Come What May. Here's the preview...
And here are my layouts:
And she made some additions to her fabulous Pemberly Kit. Here's the preview:
I put a series of brushes at 28% opacity over the yellow paper (same as the top layout) to give it a very different look!
I think that's all for now! (I know, it's a lot!) Check back on Friday when I'll have a tutorial up for putting text on a photo using Microsoft Word! Thanks for stopping by!