Monday, July 14, 2014

July's Guest Designer,Bonnie Friesen!


  Hi! My name is Bonnie Friesen , aka Cinnabon, and I am from Manitoba Canada.! I am married to my husband of 28 years, and we have 2 wonderful adult children, one married, and getting married in August. So we are "empty nesters".  I was a hairstylist for 25 yrs and retired a couple of years ago. I am currently a stay at home wife, which suits me just fine for now.  I discovered scrapbooking in the fall of 2008 and have not looked back since.   
 
 
I'm a total gadget junkie and "need" to try almost anything scrappy related.  I love being educated in new things and love trying new techniques, new products, and occasionally making my own flowers. Pink is my "go to" color of choice and feminine and shabby layouts are as natural to me as breathing.  I LOVE adding mixed media components to my layouts getting my hands all messy. I've just started expanding into making cards as well.  I tend to use a lot of chipboard and flowers for embellishments.  I am trying to get out of my comfort zone more often by doing more masculine layouts.  

Most of my subjects are great nieces and nephews with a bit of my own kids and other family. Scrapbooking for me, is more of an expression of art than preserving memories....which could totally change once my first grandchild arrives Jan/15!  It is my desire that you will find inspiration of some kind from my work and that you will enjoy this craft as much as I do.  I have designed for  Stuck on U SKetches, My Creative Sketches and C'est Magnifique Kits. I am currently designing for Scraps of Elegance. I am thrilled to be guest designing for Something Tattered Stamps and hope you enjoy my project!
 

Hi! today I  wanted to share with you what I made with the Something Tattered  beautiful stamps! The stamps are so delicate and elegant and perfect for a wedding project, so I decided to make a Wedding Card Box! This is actually something very practical for me to make, as my son is getting married this coming August!  I bought a large round paper mache box from Michaels and  sprayed it white with Gesso in a spray can, as I didn't want the brown showing through. I then took a few sheets of white tissue paper and using black Archival ink and the Den WallpaperStamp  and stamped the image onto the tissue paper.  I wanted a softer image, so I used the palm of my hand instead of an acrylic block, to hold the stamp. I was really pleased with the result. 
 
 
I then carefully glued the tissue paper to the box with Modge Podge.  I then continued decorating the card box with sheer wired ribbon, white lace, various flowers that I had inked with purple inks and dry brushed with gesso, wooden hearts with chipboard words and a bit of bling!  Voila! There you have a beautiful Wedding Card Box any Bride would be proud to have on her Guest Book table! At least our Bride is!
 
 
 Thank you to Something Tattered for having me and I hope you have been inspired to make your own card box, but most of all, to try out the beautiful stamps of Something Tattered!
 

Be Blessed!
Bonnie

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June's Guest Designer,Patter Cross!!

Hi! I am Patter Cross. I have been married to the love of my life, Michael, since 1989.  I was first introduced to scrapbooking in 1997, three years after our identical triplet girls were born. Paper crafting is my passion, my outlet for relaxation, and my joy. I love to create layouts, altered items, cards/tags, play in mixed media, and organize!
 

I currently design for Blue Fern Studios. In the past, I have designed for these manufacturers and stores: Memory Box Co., Unity Stamp Co., Layers of Color, Our Daily Bread Designs, Creative Memories, Create My Keepsake (owner of Pink Paislee), Inspire Me Card Kits, and I was a contributing author for Scrapbook.com for many years. I also have been a guest designer for: Jillibean Soup, Shimmerz Paints, Pink Persimmon, Ellen Hutson, and Cut Card Stock. I have been published many times in print magazines and countless online articles. I previously taught at Stamp Salado in Salado, TX, but with my recent move to North Carolina, I am no longer teaching. 
My wonderful husband, Michael, knows that paper crafting and art is what keeps his wife happy so he is always there to make sure I get my crafting time. Yes, I am blessed. Our triplets are now in college so I am now trying to see where the Lord is leading me in this new season of my life. I am also currently in leadership in Bible Study Fellowship—something I have been doing since 1997. I love to teach and help others. Thank you for this opportunity to design for Something Tattered!

Today I am guest designing for Something Tattered, and I wanted to share what I made with their gorgeous stamps! My sweet friend is one of the pastor’s at our church. She is of course super busy, and I thought a small little ‘to-do’ book might be just what she needs. I used a thin journal and decorated the front. I did not add any dimensional elements because I want her to be able to stack this on her desk without lumpy embellishments getting stuck on something. So, the Something Tattered stamps were perfect for adding a bit of design fun to this book.

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I first painted white gesso on the book. Then I used some matte lime acrylic paint along with the Something Tattered Den Wallpaper Background stamp to randomly add a bit of stamped color to the background. I then layered some Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams patterned paper and added the stamped Swirls Stamp set for the title. I fussy cut the image after stamping it. And lastly I used the Brooch Bling stamp set to add a few more design elements.



Journal: Moleskine Cahier Squared 
Papers: Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams Ginger's Dream and Shannon's Dream 
Something Tattered Stamps: Den Wallpaper Background Stamp, Swirls Stamp Set, Brooch Bling Stamp Set 
Stamp Ink: Archival sepia, Adirondack willow 
Paints: Ayeeda Paint matte lime and matte apricot, Liquitex white gesso 
Embellishments: My Little Shoebox brownie alpha stickers, misc. hymnal paper, sewing machine

Thanks so much to Something Tattered for allowing me to guest design for them. Their stamps are truly unique and beautiful. Click here to see all of their yummy goodies! Thanks for stopping by!

Patter Cross • -:¦:- • Triple the Scraps Blog (my blog)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wedding theme crossover with Clearsnap Day 3!

Welcome to day 3 of the Clearsnap and Something Tattered cross-promotion! 



From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 

Here's a little about Clearsnap®:




Finding new ways to help our customers add color to craft projects is our passion. From our beginnings in a garage workshop more than 20 years ago, we've grown into a leading US manufacturer in the paper crafts industry.
In 1986, Clearsnap®developed the Rollagraph® roller stamp system, beginning a legacy of innovation. Rollagraph® introduced the world to the self-inking rolling rubber stamp with interchangeable ink cartridges and stamp wheels.
With the ColorBox® line of inkpads, Clearsnap® introduced many features common on today's inkpads, such as the raised inking surface which allows the use of any size inkpad with any size stamp. Cat's Eye® inkpads brought high quality inks to the market at an affordable price. Petal Point® and Paintbox® inkpads offer removable plates or petals in a multi-color palette.
Clearsnap® uses only the finest quality materials in our products. When we develop a new inkpad, applicator or embellishment, we put it through its paces. We invite some of the best, most experienced and demanding artists to test it for us. Products that survive and shine through this process make it into our catalog and onto our web site.
And here's a little about Something Tattered:
Something Tattered Design Team
  When Beth began hunting wallpaper for the bandboxes she was creating in 1990 it started a life of antiquing adventures and a passion for old paper. In 1993 Beth’s wallpaper covered boxes we featured in Victoria magazine and Beth’s sister Marilyn Krehbiel joined her in the pursuit. Marilyn’s business Hannah’s Treasures evolved into purveying historic wallpapers for movie sets. Beth peddled her boxes to the coast of California and settled in the west. In 1997 Beth married Peter Neumann, son of a letterpress printer, who shared Beth’s appreciation for the old paper arts. In 2011 Peter and Beth began Something Tattered in response to Beth’s newest pursuit, Wedding Paper designs from her vast collection of antique paper. In 2013 Something Tattered launched the current line of craft stamps and in 2014 the new antique wallpaper stamps were added bringing the adventure full circle. We hope you will share the passion.
From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 
We are so glad you took the time to visit as our Designers have some beautiful and inspiring projects to share with you today. We were challenged  to create Wedding themed projects without using patterned paper. The designs you see were created exclusively with Clearsnap inks and Something Tattered stamps! Click on the designers name to see the details of their project on their blogs.

Come take a look!





I made a little Book for your Guest. So you can tell the Mr. and Mrs. some lovely words for their time together. They will enjoy this little book years after their wedding  

Products used:
Stamps:Mr. and Mrs. stamps and the Vintage Sterling Monogram Set




 I decided to create the "Thank You" present for the guests. You can fill in the box with sweets and add a tag with the picture of the happy couple, their names and the date - the possibilities are endless.

Products used: Something Tattered Vintage Sterling Monogram Set, Something Tattered Swirls Stamp Set, Something Tattered J Initial Monogram Stamp Set
ColorBox Pigment/ Archival Silver Ink Pad, ColorBox Pigment/Archival Gold Ink Pad.

To see what the Clearsnap DT created with our Something Tattered products click here

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June Wedding Blog Hop with Clearsnap Day 2!

Welcome to day 2 of the Clearsnap and Something Tattered cross-promotion! 



From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 

Here's a little about Clearsnap®:




Finding new ways to help our customers add color to craft projects is our passion. From our beginnings in a garage workshop more than 20 years ago, we've grown into a leading US manufacturer in the paper crafts industry.
In 1986, Clearsnap®developed the Rollagraph® roller stamp system, beginning a legacy of innovation. Rollagraph® introduced the world to the self-inking rolling rubber stamp with interchangeable ink cartridges and stamp wheels.
With the ColorBox® line of inkpads, Clearsnap® introduced many features common on today's inkpads, such as the raised inking surface which allows the use of any size inkpad with any size stamp. Cat's Eye® inkpads brought high quality inks to the market at an affordable price. Petal Point® and Paintbox® inkpads offer removable plates or petals in a multi-color palette.
Clearsnap® uses only the finest quality materials in our products. When we develop a new inkpad, applicator or embellishment, we put it through its paces. We invite some of the best, most experienced and demanding artists to test it for us. Products that survive and shine through this process make it into our catalog and onto our web site.
And here's a little about Something Tattered:
Something Tattered Design Team
  When Beth began hunting wallpaper for the bandboxes she was creating in 1990 it started a life of antiquing adventures and a passion for old paper. In 1993 Beth’s wallpaper covered boxes we featured in Victoria magazine and Beth’s sister Marilyn Krehbiel joined her in the pursuit. Marilyn’s business Hannah’s Treasures evolved into purveying historic wallpapers for movie sets. Beth peddled her boxes to the coast of California and settled in the west. In 1997 Beth married Peter Neumann, son of a letterpress printer, who shared Beth’s appreciation for the old paper arts. In 2011 Peter and Beth began Something Tattered in response to Beth’s newest pursuit, Wedding Paper designs from her vast collection of antique paper. In 2013 Something Tattered launched the current line of craft stamps and in 2014 the new antique wallpaper stamps were added bringing the adventure full circle. We hope you will share the passion.
From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 
We are so glad you took the time to visit as our Designers have some beautiful and inspiring projects to share with you today. We were challenged  to create Wedding themed projects without using patterned paper. The designs you see were created exclusively with Clearsnap inks and Something Tattered stamps! Click on the designers name to see the details of their project on their blogs.

Karen





For anyone planning a wedding, or helping someone special in your life to plan theirs, the new "Will You" Stamp Set from Something Tattered is absolutely PERFECT!  How special would your Bridesmaids or Maid of Honor feel receiving a beautifully hand-made card asking them to share in your special day?  Well, Something Tattered has all the perfect stamps to help make your wedding day, and planning for it, VERY special.  The "Will You" Stamp Set is just one of the lovely stamp sets we offer to help create all kinds of gorgeous wedding day delights.  These cards combine Something Tattered Stamps with ClearSnap/Color Box gorgeous gold Pigment Ink.  As you can see, they make for a great pair and show you how easy it is to create some truly beautiful wedding cards.  For further details and more photos, please stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to take a peek.  We hope you will enjoy all that Something Tattered and Clear Snap/Color Box have to offer.  Thanks for stopping by!

Misty


Hello Friends! I wanted to share a little mini wedding receipt organizer/scrapbook I made using Something Tattered Stamps and Color Box ink pads.
My Grandma had kept the receipts for everything from my Mom and Dad's wedding and it was so fun looking through them.
Sooooo, I came up with an idea for this little keepsake album. It's made out of library pockets, so there is plenty of room for all of your receipts, some pictures and journaling.
I have a video I made a while ago that shows the technique I used to bind the pockets together, you can see it here.(I used a little different library pocket, but you'll get the idea) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7wnYFbneRM
I used 5 pockets that where tea stained with walnut ink. (It comes in a powder and you mix in water and spray or dab on)

The "Hinges" that hold the album together are from a digital collage sheet from my shop, as is the rose picture. I inked everything up with Color Box Pigment Ink in Copper. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but it really adds some glimmery shine.

All the Stamps used in this little mini are from Something tattered. LOVE these stamps. So pretty and romantic.

I used the Pigment copper to stamp the image. 



Pretty Pink seam binding holds the album closed.


I've stamped and added pretty journal cards in each of the pockets.

The rest of the images were made with Color Box Crafter's Ink Pad in Bark.
I added some flowers and bling,


These stamps are so detailed and the Crafter's Ink gives great crisp lines. By the way, it can be used on paper, fabric, wood and more. I was impatient waiting for it to dry, so I used my heat gun to set it.


This mini is small, but full of room for pictures and journalling.


It's hard to see, but I cut tiny pearls from Prima bling and added them to the scroll work.

You could add even more pockets by just gluing the mats on 3 sides. I didn't do that on this one, but it is an option. 


This project was pretty quick and would make a beautiful gift for the Bride to be.
Thanks so much for peeking!










 Here is a little something special for your wedding Maid of Honor - a handmade gift box to hold a pretty piece of jewelry for her to wear on the big day. I created the background using 2 brand new Clearsnap chalk ink colors, then stamped with gesso and pigment ink on top.

ClearSnap products used: ClearSnap ColorBox Chalk Inks in Concord and Splash, ColorBox Pigment ink in Silver.

Something Tattered products used: Powder Antique Wallpaper and Vintage Sterling Monogram



To see what the Clearsnap DT created with our Something Tattered products click here


Friday, June 20, 2014

June Weddings with Something Tattered and Clearsnap!

Welcome to day 1 of the Clearsnap and Something Tattered cross-promotion! 



From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 

Here's a little about Clearsnap®:




Finding new ways to help our customers add color to craft projects is our passion. From our beginnings in a garage workshop more than 20 years ago, we've grown into a leading US manufacturer in the paper crafts industry.
In 1986, Clearsnap®developed the Rollagraph® roller stamp system, beginning a legacy of innovation. Rollagraph® introduced the world to the self-inking rolling rubber stamp with interchangeable ink cartridges and stamp wheels.
With the ColorBox® line of inkpads, Clearsnap® introduced many features common on today's inkpads, such as the raised inking surface which allows the use of any size inkpad with any size stamp. Cat's Eye® inkpads brought high quality inks to the market at an affordable price. Petal Point® and Paintbox® inkpads offer removable plates or petals in a multi-color palette.
Clearsnap® uses only the finest quality materials in our products. When we develop a new inkpad, applicator or embellishment, we put it through its paces. We invite some of the best, most experienced and demanding artists to test it for us. Products that survive and shine through this process make it into our catalog and onto our web site.
And here's a little about Something Tattered:
Something Tattered Design Team
  When Beth began hunting wallpaper for the bandboxes she was creating in 1990 it started a life of antiquing adventures and a passion for old paper. In 1993 Beth’s wallpaper covered boxes we featured in Victoria magazine and Beth’s sister Marilyn Krehbiel joined her in the pursuit. Marilyn’s business Hannah’s Treasures evolved into purveying historic wallpapers for movie sets. Beth peddled her boxes to the coast of California and settled in the west. In 1997 Beth married Peter Neumann, son of a letterpress printer, who shared Beth’s appreciation for the old paper arts. In 2011 Peter and Beth began Something Tattered in response to Beth’s newest pursuit, Wedding Paper designs from her vast collection of antique paper. In 2013 Something Tattered launched the current line of craft stamps and in 2014 the new antique wallpaper stamps were added bringing the adventure full circle. We hope you will share the passion.
From June 20 to the 22nd, we are showcasing projects created by both of our Design Teams. 
We are so glad you took the time to visit as our Designers have some beautiful and inspiring projects to share with you today. We were challenged  to create Wedding themed projects without using patterned paper. The designs you see were created exclusively with Clearsnap inks and Something Tattered stamps! Click on the designers name to see the details of their project on their blogs.

Come take a look!




  Some sweet hand stamped wrapping paper, ribbon, and coordinating card perfect for wedding or anniversary gift-giving.

Products used:  ClearSnap ColorBox Chalk Inks in Concord and Splash, ColorBox Pigment ink in Gold
Something Tattered Sets:  AMOUR, Mr. & Mrs., June/Juin, Parlour Vintage Wallpaper Background, Vintage Sterling Monogram Set





 Wedding Invitations - a few patterns. Hand stamped paper and ribbons.

Products used: ColorBox Pigment/ Archival Silver, ColorBox Pigment/Archival Gold, ColorBox Chalk/Archival Splash, ColorBox Crafter's For Fabric, Wood & More Night, Something Tattered- Vintage Sterling Monogram Set

To see what the Clearsnap DT created with our Something Tattered products click here

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wedding card

Hello, friends of Something Tattered!  
It's Thursday, and time for me to share project I've made -  using of the fabulous stamps 
 I used the gorgeous May Mai Stamp Set.
Thank you for stopping.
Have a nice day!
Irena/Rudlis
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