December 7, 2009
MORE eZine Behind the Scenes
On this cold and blustery Monday morning (where I live anyway), I'd like to share some fun Winter projects that were submitted by Ella readers this month through our submissions page
! These were all top runners up for our January Scrapbook Ellaments
eZine (for the cover
and for the Editors' Corner
), and while I'd love nothing more than to feature every great project I see in the eZine, I figured the blog is the next best venue!
Journaling close-up: Supplies:
patterned paper (Collage Press, Scenic Route, October Afternoon,Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup, Luxe) + rub ons (Hambly) + chipboard (American Crafts) + letter stickers (American Crafts) + pen (American Crafts)A Note from Scrapbooker Sherry Steveson:
"My favorite part of the holidays is the excuse to bake. When I took these photos of all my favorite holiday treats, I decided to approach the page with a little bit of humor. Journaling about the requirements of the holidays allowed me to share a few of my favorite (and not so favorite) parts of the season."Supplies:
patterned paper (Basic Grey, Ki Memories, K & Company) + Plain white card (used plain and printed over with blue on Canon Inkjet) + Chipboard ( Cosmo Cricket) + Grungeboard (Tim Holtz) + Acrylic Paint (DecoArt) + Texture Paste (Dale Rowney) + Pearl Pigment (Ranger) + Acrylic Gems (Paperchase, Robins Nest) + Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug) + Punch (Martha Stewart) + Dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities) + Buttons (own stash) + Fonts (Trebuchet, Zapfino)A Note from Scrapbooker Paul Browning:
"The reason I made the layout was to have a record of my creative silliness during last year’s seasonal festivities. At a local crop, for the Christmas party, we were challenged with a competition to craft a Christmas hat. I wanted to make an impact and so designed and constructed the campest snowman ever to be adorned. It was all produced from recycling too, so he’s a 'green' snowman. He is replete with glittered hat, large Elton John-style glasses, Madonna’s conical brassiere, hot red lips, and a tinsel boa. It didn’t win but it certainly gave everyone a laugh and added to the general daftness of the day."
Note: Paul is from the U.K., and this explanation is all the more charming (especially the word "daftness") when read with an internal British accent.
cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper, ribbon, brads (Making Memories),
snowflake die cut (Cuttlebug), glitter (Great Impressions)Supplies:
cardstock, stamps, ribbon, ink (Stampin' Up!), adhesive (craft supply)
A Note from Card Creator Tara Liddicoat:
"I have been making my own cards for about 8 years now, after attending a Stampin' Up! workshop put on by a friend in 2001. Since then, my paper obsession has snowballed, with me making cards for my personal use, as well as for sale to colleagues, and my mother has me make all of her cards as well! I love to use 'non-traditional' colours for my Christmas cards, and the girls from my classes will tell you I have never met any Christmas bling that I didn't like. I think I quite possibly have every Christmas embellishment and paper Making Memories has ever made, and my Basic Grey, Stampin' Up! and Imaginisce collections are growing rapidly."
Fun, fun, fun!
Keep an eye out for our next round of page calls, which will go up sometime after Christmas.