Thursday, October 27, 2011

A New Twist with Alcohol Inks

It's Trina  with the Scrap Happy design team here. I have been MIA the last few weeks. Life sometimes gets in the way of creative time! So I did this project with the MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) group a couple of weeks ago. 


Glass jar ( baby food size to pickle jar size)
Alcohol inks - terra cotta, rust and caramel
Black Diamond stickles or glass paint
Yarn, ribbons or twine
Tea light

What you need to do is to make sure you remove all labels from the jar. Then put drops of one color of the alcohol inside the sides of the jar and roll around. When that is dry go to the next color and so on. Then you make a Jack-O-Lantern face on the front of the jar with your stickles and let dry. Use your ribbon, yarn, etc. to decorate the top rim of the jar. Insert a tealight and presto a Jack-o-lantern without the mess!

I love the stained glass effect of the alcohol inks. Hope you like and give it a try!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas tree made from Paper Rosettes Die

I've had this silly empty yarn cone sitting around for some time I finally figured out what I was going to do with it.  I pulled out my Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes die, along with glitter paper, black cardstock, and several prints from the Simple Stories: 25 Days of Christmas Colletion.  I layered the black under each strip of the rosette cut then wrapped it around the cone.  As I got closer to the top I used the smaller cuts.  I used glue lines and zip lines to hold it all on the cone.  Merry Christmas!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

November 2011 KOTMC Sneak Peek

Hello Everybody, Ashley Rock here, as you may remember from a couple of blog posts ago, I am designing the Kit Of The Month Club for Scrap Happy. I thought it would be fun to have a "sneak peek" post for each kit. The sneak peek will feature 1 of the pages I create using the product from the kit. It will also help to give those of you who are in "shipping distance" and thinking about joining an idea of what my layout style is. For more information on the KOTMC click here.

Now, on to the very first sneak peek!! Below is a page using the November Kit Of The Month Club featuring My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2. This kit will be available in the store by November 1st but if you are interested call now to reserve your kit to insure you get one. (Many kits are spoken for, only a few left for November!)

**Check back in a couple of weeks for the November Mid Month Kit Sneak Peek**

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paper Flower Corsage

Hey!  Erin here for design team Tuesday.  Ive been a MIA that last few weeks, ugh and sorry.  It's nothing major, just life getting in the way of crafting/blogging again.   I have a quick post for you today.  I used a Spellbinders perfect petals die set and some purple cardstock, some Stickles, glue dots, elastic, lavendar organza ribbon, and lime green tulle, wire spirals, pearl embellishments and flower shaped "crystal" embellishment.  I made this for my son's date to Homecoming, and am happy to say that she appreciated it and thought it was "cool" :)  Thanks for stopping by.

I have 2 pictures, one taken with a flash, so you can see the stickles and one without the flash that shows more true colors.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

*NEW* Kit Of The Month Club

 Hello Everybody!

This is Ashley Rock here and I am oober excited to announce that Scrap Happy is starting up a brand new Kit Of The Month Club, "KOTMC" for short ;) I will be the one designing the kits each month and the very first kit will be starting this November. How exciting!!

 KOTMC details:
*I will design 4 pages with each kit (this could vary, but is not likely)
*Step by step instructions and photos will be included
*Features a new line on the market each month
*Comes with full sheets of paper so if you want to change up your layouts you can easily do so
*Embellishments will be split so we can incorporate more of a variety

As mentioned, the KOTMC’s first kit will be the November kit. Each month the kit will be in stock and displayed at Scrap Happy by the 1st, for example the November kit will be there by November 1st.

You can get your kit 1 of 2 ways: Commit for 6 months or pick and choose each month (please thoroughly read the difference between the 2 choices)
*If you want to do the 6 month commitment, this commitment guarantees you a kit every month and you will be able to purchase the kit at the commitment price of $20 a month.
*If you want to pick and choose, unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that there will be any kits left as we are placing orders with our vendors according to the amount of people we have committed. And then there’s the non-discounted kit price of $25 for each kit.

If you know that you are interested, I urge you to call into Scrap Happy as soon as possible to insure you receive a kit and so we can plan accordingly for the upcoming months.

**For those of you who are interested but don't live in the area, Scrap Happy will  ship the kits to you for a flat rate of $6 each month

Below are pictures of the companies we are using for the first 3 kits. 
*November: Lost and Found 2
*November (Mid Month Release): Echo Park-For The Record  (This will be the only mid month release, we are doing this one because we have a very limited amount of kits available at this time)
*December: Simple Stories- 25 Days of Christmas

And here is a brief background on me, Ashley Rock!

*I worked at Pizazz It! Scrapbooks in Pickerington, Ohio for almost 8 years, from before it's doors were opened until the day it's doors closed. (I bet those of you who were thinking "that name sounds familiar.... but why" are having a "AH-HA" moment hehe)

*I have recently (and by recently I mean about 2 days ago) been featured on Making Memories blog as their Guest Designer

*And I just started my very own scrapbook blog about 4 months ago

To gather more information about me and to get an idea on of my "style" please feel free to check out my blog (click here) and browse around. =)