Here is how I know...
I decided to make a gift for a friend and co-worker's wedding.
Now I'll admit it, I should have started it sooner than a week before the wedding, but I started it at an all day crop on a Saturday and thought I could finish it that day. In fact, I even brought two other projects to work on, just in case I did. < insert GIANT LOL here!!!>
Well, the album incorporated many different techniques and products, and yes, of course GLIMMER was involved! I didn't finish it that Saturday, but I did have a great time scrapping with the "DOO CREW! "
I ended up staying up until 1 and 2nd AM on the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights to try to finish it so I could get it out by Fed-ex last Thursday, and YES, I even made it into work on time each morning!
Well, last Wednesday night at 2am, I had about an hour left to go and had to make a decision - stay up till 3am, and get up at 7am? Or go to bed, get that extra hours sleep, and bring my scrap stuff with me to work the next day, and finish it on my lunch hour???
What do you think I did?? ....................
Yup, I caved in and off to bed I went - AND YES I did bring a box of supplies with me to work the next day!
Well, at least they know of my addiction at work, and didn't seem too surprised.
(My boss even calls me "Scrappy!")
Most of what was left to do was ribbon tying around the rings, and I added the spiral flowers and was still able to finish it and get it out for Friday delivery!
I did hear from the groom on Monday, and he said he and his bride loved it! < Insert BIG SMILE here!>
I had lots of fun making it and will be incorporating the techniques into a class I want to teach at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo in the future. I have the papers all picked out. So far the plan is to use Heidi Swapp papers in all black and white and it will have a HOME theme - so watch for class sneak peaks and info.
In the meantime - please let me know how you think this album came out -- I'd LOVE to hear your comments!
I created this album out of a pattern that I made using a file folder as a template
and I cut it into the shape of a heart.
It measure @ 10" x 10"
Most of the papers used were from the Kaiser - Le Chateau Collection -as well as their rub ons.
I just love the blues, browns and black of this collection!
Also some 7 Gypsies paper too and some from my "stash" too!
There are Prima Flowers, and some spiral paper flowers that I made on the front cover.
The front "page" is made from paper covered chipboard, as well as the L and the H.
The paint on the "&" and the paint on the bottom is Ranger's Distress crackle paint in Antique Bronze.
A little Glimmer Glam on the flowers is a GOOD thing!
|I covered the back of the Grungeboard page with this cool paper that had the silver beading on it -inked the edges with the Chipped Sapphire and I liked the look of the rolling stamp so much - I added it here too!|
|Close up of the Canvas - and the card inside is from a box of PRIMA Journaling sheets, I added a rub on, swiped it through some GLIMMER MIST - and put cardstock inside that was also given a GLIMMER MIST Mask treatment for added photos and memories.|
|Distress Ink ( chipped sapphire) and some Electric Blue Glimmer Mist and a little water and scrunching gives a nice effect I think - don't you?! I made a pocket here too - with another tag for added memories.|
|Melissa Frances Vintage Keyholes -this was once white - but see what a little Glimmer Glam can do!|
Spring Rain Glimmer Mist on the mats - Chalkboard Mist on the heart with some Distress crackle Antique Bronze, along with a strip of PRIMA IOD Tape, all give this clear acrylic page some cool elements.
|The back of the Acrylic page - Always remember the rule for Acrylic scrapping - What goes on the front -needs to be duplicated on the back.|
|I love the little bird cages in this line - this one and the word LOVE are from the Rub-Ons that go with Kaiser papers.|
|More rub ons and a place for more photos - I love the stripe on this page!|
|A small clear acrylic page here was coated on one side with Tattered Angel's Espresso Glimmer Glam, and a TA's Card was added on the front, after a little painting.|
|Just spray your Glimmer Mist on your spray mat - dip your paint brush in it - and highlight wherever you see fit! YUMMY!|
|The back of the acrylic page has another place for a photo - that has been masked and sprayed too!|
|Here is the back - I added 2 rub-ons - and the ribbon again is only glued on the 2 edges -so they can slide photos or mementos under it too!|