A Special Crafter Visits on a Terrific Tuesday
My name is Jean Knox. I am 28 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband for 9 years. We live in Huntsville, Alabama. I am a stay at home wife currently. I did work in the legal field as a paralegal for years, but I stopped working about 2 years ago. We don't have any children of our own, but I scrapbook for my 6 year old niece, Kaylee. I began scrapbooking when she was born, because I wanted to make scrapbooks for her to have when she was older. Since then, it has grown to my obsession with scrapbooking, card making and all paper crafts. I started my blog in January 2010 and I really enjoy it. I try to work on something crafty everyday and I would love to open a scrapbooking or crafting store one day. For now, I love scrapbooking for my family and friends and sharing my creations and ideas with all of my blogging friends as well.
You must check out Jeans's site . She is celebrating Halloween with 31 days of special treats and giveaways. She has amazing projects! The Skeleton Donut Men are so cool!
Project: Monster Mash Layout
-The mad scientist on this page was hand drawn, painted and cut out by my husband. I gave him an idea of what I was wanting to put on the layout and he designed him for me.
-I then added some green colored skittles and some green dots cut from the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge around the page to appear as bubbles from his beaker. I pop dotted the circles as well to give them some dimension.
-All of the cuts on the second page were made from the Mini Monsters cartridge as follows:
Spider and Web on page 74
Monsters from pages 29, 35, 42 and 40
-I used google eyes, a black marker and a white opaque pen to add details to the cuts and the web to add detail to them.
-The background paper for the picture spots is a paper called Spooky Dots made by The Paper Studio. I then cut a purple piece to put over the mat and added some small green rhinestones to the corners as well.
-Finally, I computer generated some of the song lyrics from the Monster Mash using the font called A Charming Font for the pages. I had to rephrase them just a little to fit my page with more than one monster. Page one says: "I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight, For my monsters from their slabs began to rise and suddenly to my surprise" Page Two says: "They did the mash! They did the Monster Mash!" I printed these onto the same green shade of cardstock that I used for the bubbles and cut around them before attaching them to the page to finish it off.
If you would like to be a guest crafter, please let me know. I would love to show off your work to others. Remember, in education we do not steal ideas...we share.
Georgiana : )