Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stopping by to say Hello and super excited to join ScraPerfect Design Team

Hi.... so excited to be here as a ScraPerfect designer. Can't wait to share all the amazing products I will be working with.  I am sharing some of my past creations so you can see that I am an avid scrapbooker and also love to create many other projects involving glue and paper along with so many fun things that go with it. 
I was new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There were so many amazing sites that were my learning curve to this amazing world of scrapbooking. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping almost 7 years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I love scrapbooking along with fun things it entails with online friends, forums and FB. The learning process has been interesting and creative also. Other crafts I love also are needlepoint, sewing, knitting, crochet and taking lots of photos. Family and friends are the subjects of my scrapping along with nature, ancestry and vacation sites. I live in Kitchener  Ontario right now with my mom as we sold our home of 27 years and we are currently looking for our new home. We also spend some winter months in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time. 

Can't wait to get to know you all better and hope you will follow me here and my new adventures.

Colleen here and so excited to be one of the new ScraPerfect Design Team members

Hi this is Colleen from the beautiful state of Michigan. I just love to scrap and love to create cards, scrapbook pages and create altered items. My scrapping usually involves my 5 wonderful and of course beautiful grandchildren. I can't wait to get started using all the wonderful products from Scraperfect. For now I just wanted to share some of my past work. Thank you for taking the time to look and can't wait to get to know you ladies. This is a flower pot I made my mom using black and white photos of my grandkids, it sits proudly on her kitchen table.
This is a tablespoon that I altered for a swap.
This is an anniversary card that I made for my son and daughter-in-law.
A layout that I made for a challenge using lots of inks and mists to create the background.
I hope you can get some inspiration from some of my work. Thanks again for looking and can't wait to get started here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Simple Life with ScraPerfect

Pre-Made Scrapbook Layout The Simple Life with ScraPerfect

Good Morning crafters today I'll be showing you my new pre-made layout that I made for another gift album . First of all I just love the title "The Simple Life".  It reminds me of how I want to live everyday!

So this is what I started this layout with: A sticker pack I bought at "Dollar Tree", some bling dots, ribbon, a wedding invitation card, a tag by K & Co, some green cardstock, some 6 x 6 pattern paper, and a file folder tab, and my trusty bottle of Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect..  

I like to use the No Clog Writing Tip that is an add on to the Best Glue Ever made by ScraPerfect. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this tip! It saves me so much time, glue, and sticky mess.  I will NEVER go back to a glue stick,  or glue stickers again. I have been totally spoiled by this writing tip. 

So after gluing down the tag, I added the title sticker over the top of it, along with the little bling dot's on the butterfly's wings.

 Then I added the 6 x 6 pattern paper, one of which I cut down to a smaller size. Next I added the wedding invitation, the bling dots, and a few more of the stickers, along with the file tabs. .

To top it all off I added some ribbon bows. A lot of my pages will have this same sort of look, but with different embellishments.  It's not that I don't know how to make something different it's just that for these pre-made pages, I have to think of the person receiving it, and that the page needs to be simple enough to match their photo's, and they can place them with ease. Well till next time "Happy Scrapping" Love Penny 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Perfect Crafting Pouch and Die Cutting

Hi Wendy here happy Saturday I am here with a Crafty post for you
I wanted have a play with the perfect Crafting Pouch

But I wanted to try something a little different, wondered if the crafting pouch would work to
help when I am die cutting, you know whats its like getting the fiddly bits of paper out.

I used the Perfect crafting pouch to dust the paper and the die 

You can wipe the powder of after with your Perfect cleaning cloth

This die cut perfectly needed to use poky tool on a few bits but they all came out cleanly 
and perfect I will definatly be using my perfect crafting pouch when I cut from now on.

Please check out my video below of me having a play,

Also please tell your friends about the ScraPerfect blog and follow for updates of some fab give away's we are going to have and we also have some new DT members 
We cant wait to see what they create with the amazing ScraPerfect Products.

thanks for watching

How to Rescue Enamelware: Cheap and Easy!

Amy Here, sharing about a potentially adorable enamelware container I found at an estate sale. While the chips don't detract from the charm, the tan “yuck” all over the sides, bottom and on the lid was not charming, the old sticker ghost of old dried adhesive and the red “21” written in what appeared to be permanent marker was ugly.  Nothing washed off and I couldn't scratch it off with my fingernail. 

At first, I thought it was dried  tan packing tape residue which I knew could be removed with The Best Cleaner Ever™. This cleaner is safe for skin, has no fumes and is a solvent strong enough to remove the yuck, but contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals. It is amazingly magical.

I could have wasted a bunch of energy by scrubbing, but on extra tough stuff, it’s best to spray the Best Cleaner Ever on and walk away. 

After a few minutes (or longer), the gunk was dissolving. It turned out to be paint, not adhesive residue. I rubbed it and was pleased at how effectively it was working!

Checkout this 28 second video!

One handy little tissue was not nearly enough to wipe it all away, and some paint was extra stuck in the nooks and crannies of the chipped enamel areas.

A paper towel might have been okay, but Scraperfect’s Perfect Cleaning Cloth™ is incredibly effective at cleaning and will not scratch. 

(I actually use the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove mascara without chemicals or irritation, by dabbing a wet Perfect Cleaning Cloth onto my eyes--but let’s save that for another post!)

All that was left was to rinse it under water to remove the cleaner, and to let it dry. I’m so pleased with this “cutie-patootie” little container.  

I just haven’t decided what to put in it. Any ideas???

Friday, August 26, 2016

A Fairy Nice Tag by DT Member Kim Fuller

Good morning friends, Kim here today to share with you my next design team project for ScraPerfect!
I am very excited to share with you my "fairy nice" tag I have created using lots of ScraPerfect items. 

I started off with a large wooden tag which I painted with gesso and then used some sprays and stencils to give some texture to the background. I then used some pumpkin pie ink from Hero Arts and a script stamp from Joggles to finish off the background.

 Once the background was dry, I got out some rub-ons from Prima. These rub-ons have a adhesive on the top of them so they are a perfect fit for the ScraPerfect transfer foils! I added some of the Bronze Transfer Foil to the adhesive rub-ons all over the tag.
I also used some of the black transfer foils as well, featuring a butterfly and thistle design.
Once the transfer foils were complete, I got out some watercolour pastels and choose a coordinating colour to go around the outside of the tag to give some highlights to the edges.

Now it was time for the Best Glue Ever! I had this really pretty fairy image, that I downloaded from a free graphics site, and I needed to glue her down on the tag. The glue worked amazingly well for this. Sometimes when you glue down paper images, they tend to ripple, well not with this glue!! It went down so perfectly and not one single ripple either!

 Here is a close up of the fairy, so you can see for yourself, there is no rippling at all with the glue and the image is perfectly adhered to the tag.

Since The Best Glue Ever worked so well on the image, I decided to experiment and see what else it could do. So I used it to adhere some of the Prima Art Stones and also some of my vintage laces that I used at the bottom of the tag. The result? Perfection! The art stones and the laces held down great!

I added some flowers, metal embellishments, pearls and a butterfly to the base of the tag, to give it a shabby look. I used the Best Glue Ever for the flowers as well, and they also held down really well with the glue.

I also added a vintage applique, flowers and more vintage laces to the top of the tag. You can also see some of the art stones on the left, which add great texture.

Here are some close up photos for you to see the dimension and fun embellishments I used to create this tag.

I also went around the image of the fairy with a watercolour pencil and water brush, to make her stand out a little better on the tag.

I hope you have found some inspiration today with my project, and will give some of these techniques a try.

Please check out the ScraPerfect Store for more info on these products!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!