Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ustream Class Coming Soon

Brandy ( Scraplovly08 on youtube) will be hosting a class on Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm Pacific time, featuring the Dressform for all Seasons Kit. Check out her video and then hop over to Mini Album Scraps to purchase your kit. You need to be a member of Mini Album Scraps to access the store page, but membership is free and you will find the site to be an inspiring, friendly place, so join up!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Laser Cuts on Zibbet

I've started listing a few of my laser cut items at Zibbet. It is a lot like Etsy, newer and a bit easier to use. Check out my shop, Gina's Designs, for special pricing on some of the laser cuts as I get started there.
I now have my charms available here on my blog, on the Charms for sale page. Check them out. If you are looking for something in particular and don't see it there, send me a message and I will see what I can do for you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Haunted House Mini Album

I'm having a great opportunity to work with some very talented artists over at Mini Album Scraps. One of those is Deann McNulty, a lady who amazes me each time I see a new piece of her work. Most recently she has turned out an amazing mini made from my Haunted House and Spooky Shapes sets, which are available at Mini Album Scraps in the store section.
Here are the items in their original form.
If you would like to purchase the Album and shape set here on my blog, as a package, there is a $2.00 discount- so instead of $12.00 for the album and $4.00 for the shapes, you can get both for $14.00 plus $2.48 Shipping. For sizing information, the ruler along the bottom of the photos is marked in inches.

Here is the album she created from them. I love seeing the details she adds, her work is truly amazing.

If you would like to see more images of the album, or find out how she made the great stand for it, pop on over to her blog CraftDee1 and check it out. Thanks Deann, for allowing me to share the album!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Junk Journal For Brandy

Here are some pics of the junk journal I made for Brandy. We both signed up for the swap at MAS but couldn't wait to get started, so we decided to do a personal swap. I used the Graphic 45 "Curtian Call" papers as I know they are a favorite of hers.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pocket Watch Mini by Deann McNulty

I've been working at getting an assortment of chipboard albums and shapes created and laser cut for sale at Mini Album Scraps. I've been enjoying the challenge of creating something special for use by the talented ladies who are member there, and have been anxious to see the finished product. The first one is in the gallery there and all I can say is WOW! This mini album was created by Deann McNulty using the Pocket Watch Mini Album along with the dressforms, gears, and clock hands sets, all available exclusively at MAS. You can see more photos of this stunning album in the gallery at MAS. Deann, I can't say enough about how great you made this album look!

Monday, August 1, 2011

No Scrapping but lots of Cutting

I haven't scrapped anything for the last few days because I have been busy running the laser.
Here are some products that will be appearing at Mini Album Scraps in the near future.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Dress Forms

I've made some fun new friends over at Mini Album Scraps (Hi Bev, Dawn Itza and all! Thanks for inspiring me!) and they got me motivated to get the laser running again. It's been quite a while since I created anything new to cut, so when I got a request for some dress forms, I was excited to open CorelDraw and get some vector files made. Here are the results. I am planning some hats and high button shoes to go along with them. Any other suggestions?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stick Pin Swap

I finished my stick pin sets for the swap over at Mini Album Scraps. Sending them off in the mail tomorrow with my charms.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Charm Dangles and Display Tags

I jumped right in over at Mini Album Scraps and I joined a swap. I joined the charm swap and the theme is Vacation at the beach. This is my first time to make a charm dangle, but I was pretty pleased with the results. Now that these are finished, I'm going to get them ready to go in the mail, then have a look around and join another swap.

If you are interested in paper scrapping, be sure to pop over and check out all the fun swaps at Mini Album Scraps.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Paper Scrapping has my Heart

I've done so many things with scrapbooking, and it has been an adventure. But I always come back to paper scrapping, and to the hybrid part of digital scrapping, so at this point, it is time to decide, yes, paper is my passion! I have an unbelievable amount of stash (yes, truly, I think my DH is shocked to see it all) and it's time to settle back into the paper grove and use it.

With the kids all moved out and living lives of their own, I had been scrapping much less and playing more. I've done cards, built boxes, and made my own shadowboxes. I've trolled the internet and watched uncountable videos on youtube.

This morning I found a site where they swap. They swap everything from raw supplies to charms and tags to mini albums and altered frames. They create a REASON to scrap for the sake of the art, to do it because you love it, and know that what you create will go to a loving home. But you just never know with these sites. There are an incredible number of them out there, some neglected, some just trying to sell you their product, some there for no reason I can figure except as a place to park advertising. This site looked different. However, I could only see their home page. To get deeper into the site, read their forums and see their swaps, you have to join. Well, it's free, so I took a chance and created a profile, then trolled around some more waiting to be approved. First let me say, they were quick. Not an hour passed before I got an email from them and was able to access the site. And what a find!

The name of the site is Mini Album Scraps, but that only touches the surface. They run several types of swaps at all times, I found several that looked very interesting to me. As I was reading I realized that logging into the site had logged me into their chat as well. Not one to pass up a chance to meet new people, I dropped into the room and said hello. I received several replies, lots of offers of help with any area of the site, and was quickly pulled into the conversation. Now, I have been a member at scrapbooking sites before, but I can honestly say this is the first time I ever felt so at home and wanted on my very first visit.

After a bit of conversation and some encouragement from several people to jump in and join a swap, I am thinking it is the thing to do. I've decided to revive my poor abandoned blog (got to have a place to post photos and talk about things), pull out my stash and play along.

If anyone is interested, you can check out Mini Album Scraps and who knows, you might just find it as friendly and comfortable a place as I did.