A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scrappin' Via Skype

Hey guys! Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon! Mom and I scrapped via webcams using Skype yesterday!!! It was so great to be back to scrappin'! We scrapped almost 12 hours I think! It was such fun!!! First, I had to cut some boardbooks. I cut a 'family' board book that will be in a beach theme for Mom. Then I cut out 2 Valentine's boardbooks. One of them is for me and the other for Mom. So I will have it decorated asap and share with ya! I'm very excited about it! So after cutting out board books, I got down to some other to do's. I had to cut out a few of my SVG files for Mom and for another friend. I cut out some kick line images for Mom. She is doing a 'dance line' boardbook for a young lady. I can't wait to see it!

So after all that, I got down to creating!!! I first made a card for my DT project at The Cuttlebug Spot. Since it is for The Cuttlebug Spot website, I can't debut it until tomorrow when the challenge debut's....but how about a teaser.....

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full project and info on how you can join us for the challenge!!! :)

After creating the card, I had another project that I needed to finish up. As some of you know, I am a veteran designer for a wonderful blog called 'Unscripted Sketches.' The ladies over there are so nice and very talented. Well the owner, Jenny, wrote to me and asked me for a favor. She asked me to create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for her. She is going to hang these cards from all of her scrappy friends on a bulletin board in her scrappy space! How cool is that idea??!!! It's like scrappin' on the walls. She asked us to create a card in our style with a picture on it. So here is what I came up with. These are definitely some of my favorite colors. Of course, what is a project without bling, ribbon, and trim!!! My faves! Here is the front of my ATC:

Love me some Thickers as well as ribbon/staples! I had to included those!

Then for the back I added a die cut card with a quote on it. It is not my favorite quote or anything, but I do like it. I also wrote a tad about myself as requested.

I hope Jenny will like this!!!

Next, as a favor for another online gal pal, Bobbi, I designed these NC State SVG's. I had posted them on my SVG blog and offered to cut one of each for her so she could add them to a scrappy project. Of course, it's not a gift from Aymee without Stickles glitter glue on it! LOL! Yall know how I am with my Stickles!

Last, I have a project that I've been wanting to share with yall for months. I participated in the Purple Cows contest. I did not make the semi-finals, so I thought I would share my project with you. It is a little box full of 24 drawers (which are matchboxes) that you pull out to count down the days until Christmas. Inside each box a little sweet treat is hidden. I used the Purple Cows laminator for this entire project. I love the laminating because it really helps the drawers to slide in/out easy. I found the instructions for this project on the SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) forum. I then cut out 24 matchboxes, laminated each piece, cut them out, folded, and adhered them together. Then I followed the instructions on how to put the box together and embellished. Here is a link to the instructions if you are interested:
Here is my finished project:

The top:

I pulled out a few of the drawers so you could see:

Inside the drawers Santa is peeking out at ya....

Even though I didn't win, I am still very proud of this project. I worked for almost a week on it and I know it will be a treasure in our home for years to come. I can't wait to have some kiddo's to pull open the drawers! :)

Oh, and be sure to check out what Mom accomplished yesterday! She was on a roll!

That's all for me today! Me and Mom are off to scrap via webcams again. I am going to work on some layouts! I hope all of you have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Thanks for droppin' in and Happy Scrappin'!
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Diana Fisher said...

Wow, these are all amazing!! I love them all for different reasons, but love them all b/c they are just so darn awesome! Great stuff here!!

mustangkayla said...

Wow! Fabulous projects! How fun to have a scrap day like that with your mom! Did you make that advent box? It looks so cool! I just love it!

Dayna said...

I love your ATC card! What a great idea to hang them up in her scrappy room. Where do you get all your beautiful ribbon??

And your Christmas Countdown Cube is awesome! Such a fun way to countdown the days to Christmas.
Love it!!

Southernbelle said...

Thanks guys!

Kayla...yep, I made the advent box myself. I found the instructions online on the SCAL forum I believe. I cut the 'matchboxes' out using my Cricut and SCAL software. I then laminated them, cut them out, folded, and adhered them to one another. That part took me forever. Then I just embellished. It was not a hard project to do, just took a while to finish. :)

Dayna-I get ribbon from a bunch of places. I love Hobby Lobby and Joann the best I believe. I also have bought it at Michaels, local scrappy shops, etc. I also have gotten some in scrapbooking kits and in swaps. My Mom and I swap ribbon a lot too. I love me some ribbon! I wish I could have a whole room full of ribbon and trim! LOL

jeannine said...

Glad to see you are back to scrapping! Love the peek of your easel card and the atc card is just perfect! Love the scal cuts with the stickles and your countdown cube is great, that must have been alot of work, but well worth it...I am sure little hands will be ripping open the drwers and smudging chocolate all over it...good thing it is laminated, easy to wipe clean!!! Beautiful work and have fun scrapping!

southernscrapper-tnscrapper said...

Hey Aymee

WOW, what awesome projects. You are soooo talented!!! I bet you had a blast scrapping all day via skype!!!

Marilyn C.

Kray said...

Aymee...I am shocked literally that you did not make the semifinals w/ Purple Cows. That project is simply amazing.

Can't wait to see your card reveal. I also love the tag you made.

Pinky said...

OHHH wow girl this is simply stunning for real it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

Sandy said...

Amazing projects...I love the ATC card...and what a great idea to hang them in a scappy place and remember all the fun creative friends she has!

Brenda said...

WOW this is sooo beyond amazing I love this...beautiful job!!You are so blessed with you talents...still praying for another blessing!!!