Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Traveling abroad to trade shows like Paperworld in Frankfurt, Germany and CHA in America gave her an even broader insight into paper and its many uses. This prompted a keen interest in stamping, especially in the craft industry where scrapbooking seems to be her favourite. She gained a lot of knowledge of the industry and was fortunate enough to spend time with the owners of Ranger Industries at their premises making the journey even more significant.
She has since gone on to be editor of two scrapbooking and craft magazines as well as being a contributing editor to several other craft magazines. She has realized her dream of working in publishing while sharing her passion and knowledge of stamping, card making and scrapbooking. Her work has been published extensively in local magazines and on the internet as well as in international publications such as Somerset Studios, Take Ten magazine, and Catch Up Issues. Her love for publishing and sharing ideas, tips and techniques shifted her onto another career path and saw the publication of her first book in 2008. She is currently working on a second book due for release in late 2010 with many more in the planning stage.
Scrapbooking has been a natural extension of her love for card making and stamping that also accommodates her love and passion for photography. She currently teaches regular classes and hosts workshops around the country that mainly focuses on different techniques and stamping, and how to incorporate them into your scrapbooking and card making. She also keeps herself occupied by writing online articles for Scrapcouture. Her motto seems to be really simple – Don’t sweat the small stuff when it comes to crafting. It has to be quick, easy and fun!
I am married to a farmer and have 3 daughters (16, 14, 8). I work half days and use the afternoon to drive them all over. When it's time for them to go to bed, it's my time to go to "MY table". I'm also a enthusiastic photographer. I love to "take" and "make" the photos.
I've been making cards for a long time, but only started scrapbooking about a year ago when a friend asked me to scrap her wedding album. Since then, I've become totally addicted.
I have worked in the Italian scrap world since 2004 when I became a teacher and designer ; I've also created a CD interactive tutorial in the Italian language (the first one!!) named "Corso base di scrapbooking", I have designed a complete line of paper and I have published some booklets and articles on Italian magazines.
I've been one of the teachers for the three editions of "Scrapbooking italian cruise".
I teach scrapbooking classes around Italy and you can see my classes catalog on my website http://www.scrapandbooking.it/
Beside scrapbooking, I have 2 daughters of 16 and 13 and a husband, I work in the Marketing Office of an Information Technology Company and my passions are photography and travels.
My pages tell about my family and my travels... I love paper and cardstock and my best embellishments are stamps and chipboards.
After spending twenty years working outside of the home, as an administrator I am ecstatic to now be a stay at home mother. designing from home. I have been blessed with a husband that fully supports my creative endeavors, Scott, who offers constant love and support. I have also been blessed with two amazing children, my 15-year-old daughter- Aspen and my 16-month-old son- Gabriel. My life has been a roller-coaster ride to get to this point, with one shining theme of hope weaved throughout. God and family are my driving forces and they are my endless source of inspiration.
I am very excited to be a part of the Scrap & Stamp team and look forward to creating with you!
I'm a Wife and Mother to 4 Beautiful children.
I had my first camera as a teenager and has loved photography since.
I enjoy scrapbooking especially documenting captured moments.
I'm a full time SAHM. Sometimes I teach at my LSS where I'm a Resident Designer and also at private events.
I enjoy scrapbook shopping (who doesn't?) and often find myself at the stamps section.
They're just so nice!!!
It's great to be part of the Team and hope you'll join us all in the upcoming challenges :)
This week we have a fabulous tutorial on Debossing by Pamela Young. So be sure to go to the previous post to learn all about it!
Now the challenge this week is to use Debossing with at least one stamp! I had never done it before but it was really fun and not that hard at all!
This week we have GCD Studios as our sponsor. I love GCD papers! Be sure to head to their blog and see what all is going on.
Start with a piece of paper a little bigger then whatever stamp you want to use. I chose to use a die cut that I cut with my Slice. Other supplies you need:
Versamark pad, or some kind of embossing or craft pad
1. Ink your die cut/piece of paper with your embossing pad.
2. Make sure you have a scratch piece of paper behind your die cut, then pour embossing powder over the whole thing. You want to make sure the whole area is covered, so don't be afraid to pour a lot, you will not lose any--you can just pour it back in the container.
3. Lift your piece of paper up. It may be helpful to use a tool to slide under it. Then lightly tap excess powder off and set aside. If it doesn't look perfect, don't worry you won't be able to tell after adding several layers.
4. Pour your excess powder back into your container.
5. Using your heat gun, heat emboss your piece. I usually hold the heat gun about 2-3 inches away from what I am embossing. Smaller pieces of paper are harder to work with. I recommend when embossing it with your heat gun that you hold the gun directly above the cardstock, and not at an angle...this will keep it from moving all over the place while you are trying to heat it. You can also use a tool to hold it in place, but remember to not use your fingers, it gets very hot.
6. Let it cool for a minute and then start again. Using your embossing pad, cover your piece again.
7. Poor on your embossing powder.
9. Repeat this process several more times. If you use Ultra Thick embossing powder, then it may not need as many layers. I just used regular embossing powder and I embossed 5 times. I usually emboss 5-6 times when doing this technique.
10. Immediately after your last emboss, while enamel is still hot, stamp your image in it.
There you have it! If it didn't turn out how you wanted...no worries, just add another layer of embossing powder and melt it all together and try again. :)
Here's the layout I created:
Can't wait to see how you use this technique on your layouts!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The winner of the sports challenge is anne g-i with this fabulous layout! Congrats! You can see more of Anne's work HERE. Please email me with your addy and I will pass your info on to Lacey at Stamp and Create.
Thank you for joining us for another Scrap and Stamp challenge! You all did a fabulous job last week with the sketch!
This week we have a fabulous sponsor, Gauche Alchemy! Know if you haven't seen there kits you really need to go check them out. They put together fun kits with all sorts of goodies in them, from little toys to book pages and anything else you can probably think of. So head over to the Gauche Alchemy store. They also post some cool tutorials and such on their blog.
We hope you will take us up on this weeks challenge! I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Please link your new layout here by Friday, April 23rd at 11pm EST.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Regina will be back later with the winner from last week's challenge. But she is headed for a night of fishing, so she asked me to do the post this week.
You still have a few days to enter to be on the design team! Be sure to check all the detail HERE, but hurry the deadline is in 2 days!
Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique...
Their store is filled with fun Digital and Rubber stamps!! Make sure to check them out.!
They have provided a great prize for this week's winner, 5 digis of the winners choice.!
We have a fun sketch for you this week!!
The sponsor provided the DT with digital stamps to play with (personally, I had a hard time choosing my stamp...they were all so adorable)!!
Check out what the design team came up with using both the sketch and the sponsor's stamps...
Friday, April 9, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I am always adding new items to the store so check it out at http://www.stampandcreate.com/
The challenge this week is for you to do a layout about a sport or outdoor activity with at least one stamp!