Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blog Change

As of this week BlueMoon is now combining the Design Team inspiration into the store blog.

Link here for the Store Blog 
and see all the exciting creations and videos by our fabulous Deisgn Team Girls!

Friday, August 27, 2010

*always remember...you make me smile* :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today...and WOW! IT is the last Friday in August!! How is that POSSIBLE!?!?!?!?! Time is FLYING soooooooo fast this year!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I wanted to share two lo's I have made using a lot of Melissa Frances goodies! :):):):):):):):):):) I just loveeeeeeeeeee Melissa Frances and the soft colors and vintage feel! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I added some Prima flowers and Websters ribbon to this one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my next LO...I did a lot of cutout work! :):):):):):):) And misting too!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee how versatile Melissa Frances products are! :):):):):):):) Thanks for stopping by...we appreciate the support....and have a FAB-O weekend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Things I love About You….Love About You

Do you hear an ECHO in here?

Echo Park…maybe??

I played with some Echo Park this week….I got it HERE!!

I used the LIFE IS GOOD line!!  It was so much fun that I really what to create more!!

Here’s what I made!

Things I love LO

I used the papers…the stickers…the lettering!!  FUN FUN FUN!!! 

Here are some close-ups of this LO!!!

Things I love LO closeup1

Things I love LO closeup2

Things I love LO closeup3

Don’t you just love this ECHO PARK…ECHO PARK???

I do!!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How I professed my love to Tim Holtz

By watching him demo for over 3 hours without getting up. lol
He is such an amazing instructor! And a very funny, witty guy!  I had such a blast in Cincinnati last weekend! 
And I learned so much on inking and stamping techniques! You will be seeing alot of my "new skills" with next month's projects! YIPPEE

That is my friend, Sharon, that I went with. She surprised me, too, with 'A Compendium of Curiosities' and had him sign it that night. 
I will tell you this! This book is not just for looks, it REALLY does show you how to do ALOT of his techniques!! A lot of what I learned from him in Cincinnati are in this book.And that is helpful because I learned so much, I had to go back in the book to remember some of the steps. Plus, Tim hates when books will not lay flat nor sit up. This book does both. 

So, today, I want to show you some 'other' Tim Holtz products.
I love the Lost & Found paper pack by Tim Holtz!! It includes: 12x12 designs, 6x6 designs, 2x2 snippets, ATC and borders!! And it's only $14.99! YOW! 

The 'Z' is some old license plates (I am pretty sure) that someone cut up. They were selling them cheap at the Convention last weekend, so I picked up a few packs. 
This layout is for Michelle. This is her son, Zane. 

I used my 1" circle punch to cut that clock from one of the 6x6 page designs in the pack. I then used a mix of barn door and rusty hinge (which are both on sale!) distress inks to color it. I also backed it with a 1" circle grungepaper to give it some strength and thickness. Added a little spinner and it's good to go! 

The strips above are some of the borders found in the paper pack.
I also had some grungeboard stars, so I covered them with another design also found in the pack, distressed the edges with sandpaper and put them throughout the layout.
The staples above were used by my Tim Holtz tiny attacher

I also want to point out that the main background paper on this layout is alot more vivid. I used a water-downed gesso technique that I learned from Dani a while back to tone it down.

yes, that is my nephew, Rhett, with birthday cake all over his face. and yes, that is a glass of wine in the corner and yes, I have so many distress inks that it is tacky.....moving on.. (lol)

Dip your paint brush into water, then into gesso and paint over your paper. WORK IN SMALL SECTIONS. Then, take an old washcloth/rag and wipe away in circular motions. You are actually working it into the paper while wiping away the excess. Then, repeat until the page is covered. You can do more layers for more washed out effect. 
Also, it is wise to back your paper with a 12x12 (or respective size) cardboard or another thick paper. This is due to the water and paint will make your paper buckle. Mine still did somewhat, as you can see in the first photo, but I like how it turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed my stalker..er, I mean, my TRIBUTE TO TIM post! lol


Monday, August 23, 2010

DeLovely Summer Topiaries

Hello! Happy Summer to you all!

It's been awhile but I am back to show you a all new summer version of my topiaries, featuring the DeLovely line by Cosmo Cricket. I just love the bright, cheerful patterns and bold colors from this line, and its really perfect for your end-of-summer last minute projects! For directions on how to make these topiaries, please see my previous post: http://bluemoondesignteam.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-03-22T03%3A00%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=7

This is a mini-topiary. It's perfect for a house warming or hostess gift!
I like to mix up the colors of ribbon and buttons to match the season.
Add buttons, punched paper circles and paper flowers in-between the large flowers for a nice effect.
DeLovely has such great patterns!
Close up of the base. I use ribbon, pins, tulle, and paper for the bottom of each topiary.
Each topiary has its own color scheme.
 Make sure you grab some Cosmo Cricket goodies from bluemoonscrapbooking.com today. I'll be back in the fall to share some more ideas, so until then, happy creating!

~ Kristin

Friday, August 20, 2010

*mini me* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Happy Friday!!! Its me...Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today and I wanted to share two lo's I made with the EVER SO YUMMY Melissa Frances line!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this line, it can be used for ANYTHING!! Vintage, girls....family....JUST LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):)

My first lo I made with this line for today is titled, "Mini-Me"!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):) And hehehehehe....this is a LITTLE Julie (Upper right hand corner....hehehehe...like you couldn't tell!) and my DD Brookie!!! I am told all the time HOW MUCH she looks like me!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the next LO I want to share is titled. "Happiness is....her ruffled skirt"! :):):):):):):):):):):):) I just LOVEEEEEEEEEEE my DD's skirt!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I added some Maya Road flowers to compliment the Melissa Frances line! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And some K&Company fabric buttons! :):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by....we truly appreciate the support here on the DT BLOG! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How does your Garden Grow?

Good morning all!! This is Susan here, once again to share with you a very special project I’ve been working on all week!

And…let me tell you….I’m not normally a mini album type of scrapper but when I received this Melissa Frances album with my BlueMoon box I knew I HAD to create something with it!!

I choose the pictures I wanted to use and started creating. And….believe me….I used SOOOOO many products in this album and the entire list will be at the end of this post.

I covered each of the envelopes with a mix of papers and inked all the edges. I don’t have anything on the tags yet, but I still have many photos that I can add there later.

The photos used in this album were all taken at the end of the summer last year. Each year for the past 3 years, dh has taken care of a vegetable garden in the back yard! These photos show the ‘vegetables’ of his labour! All of his hard work paid off and you will see all the delicious crop we got to eat!

(This years garden is even BETTER, though!! lol)

So…..this post is picture heavy but I hope you like what you see!

Garden Grow album 1

Garden Grow album 2

Garden Grow album 3

Garden Grow album 5

And some closeups!!

Garden Grow album closeup2

Garden Grow album closeup3

Garden Grow album closeup4

Supplies used in the making of this album!  (please note….the links will take you to where you can purchase these items in the BlueMoon store..)

~ 7 Gypsies

~ Pink Paislee

~ Jenni Bowlin

~ October Afternoon

~ Tim Holtz Ink

~ Basic Grey

~ Bo Bunny

~ Graphic 45

~ Melissa Frances

~ Tattered Angels

And if you see a product that is not listed here…please forgive me….I used so many great things that something may have gotten missed in the list!

Thanks for looking!!