Thursday, October 23, 2008


Here is the clear (I don't like to spell the acrylic word, cause sometimes I miss spell it!) album that I started when I was at "camp crop" up in Sonora a few weeks ago. As you can see, I have not inked the edges of the pages in these pics. I have since inked all pages, all the way around using my Tim Holtz, Ranger Alcohol Inks. Inking these clear pages really completes the album. I will post some inked pages later so you can see the difference. I have also since then added more embellishments. These clear albums are fun, but, for me, I have to really "think", as you need to figure out what will work best since you can see everything from the back side as well. To the right, I used Kaiser Kraft Rub-ons. They work great because you get the same design and color on the reverse side of the page. There's a key that says "heart", that's another great little goodie by Tim Holtz. The black chipboard piece is by Cosmo Cricket, called Flueriste. In this package, you get all kinds of cool designs, even frames with cut out designs all around. I need to remember to use some of the frames on the my next few pages.
That red flower on the upper right side is by Creative Imaginations, it's really cool, it has a brad in the middle and around it are silverish metal beads. But I changed it, it has a bigger redish flower there now. If you look closely, I used some clear vinyl ribbon with black flourishes by Maya Road. I love her clear vinyls, and the ones I have for Fall are just my colors, the rusts, oranges and browns. Can't wait to use them. I might use some with my "Home Album". See that ivory colored ribbon above? I'm not liking that so much so that's coming off!

On the left side page, I used some red, flourishes "Say it in Crystals, yep, you guessed it! By Prima Marketing. Can you tell that I love this company? You can also see another rub-on in black by "Luxe Designs". Some more Prima on the right page, brownish-redish lace. Remember...........this album is still in the "Making"! It's really "bare" right now, when I'm done, you probably won't see much of the clear album!

Ok, on the page below - my hubby is being "crazy" with that cigar and that face! He really is good looking (well I think so!) when those blue eyes of his aren't bugging out! If you notice the black and red, some yellow here, I used some 7 Gypsies 4x6 ATC Transparencies, they work great, again, you get the same edging /color effect on the reverse side. These come in all kinds of designs, you can use them for anything!

Below - In the upper right side, next to the flowers, it says "my love". I used some Vinyl Apliques, EXPOSED Elements, by Scrap Works. The texture is great, it is vinyl, very fun to work with, goes on so smoothly. This company that makes Acyrlic Albums as well.

Underneath this Prima yellow flower (above) can you see the black felt? That's my favorite too! It's called "Viola" Die Cut Art Strips by Prima Markeing. They come in 15 different designs- just in case you were wondering! They are awesome to work with, you can use the entire felt piece, or cut them and make your own designs. The clear sticker: "ETERNAL" is by Heidi Swapp. They work well adhering them directly on your photos too (you can't tell it's a sticker on the photo). I ordered a bunch of these -they come in alot of different definitions -I purchased them from QVC - what a good deal that was! It came with a ton of clear stickers in a really cute pink long box where the lid flips up, but, I am not much for Pink in my scrappy room, so I took the goodies out of the box and threw the box up in the closet (I hide alot of stuff up there!).

On the left of this page, I used my favorite of all times ~ Lace, by Prima Marketing. I love all their ribbons and lace, so so many designs and colors to choose from. The texture is wonderful. I guess you can call me a "Prima Lover". I was talking to a vendor at the Sacramento Expo about her Prima Products. Her "Rep" for Prima is 25yr. old, he's single, and has been promoted to Senior Rep. and travels International now! Wow! What a life, to be young again, have an awesome job and selling an awesome product, but I bet he doesn't love Prima more than I do! And I'm guessing he has Prima Goodies coming out of his, well, you know what I mean. Ok, out of his ears. And I know he gets it all for FREE! Maybe we can go on a "Road Trip" and find this boy! Thank you for letting me share my scrappy goodness with you, I hope you enjoyed my un-finished projects!

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