A Suave Mini Album with Julie!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hi everyone! 

Julie with you here today with my very first 'official' post for Frosted Designs! I am super excited to be here and figured with my first post, I would share some things about me! :)

1) I have been scrapbooking since before dinosaurs roamed the Earth!  Well, not really, but it has been almost 18 years since I started, when my son Adam was born.  When I started, I was a single mom to my son, so I didn't have a great quality camera, so a lot of his younger year photos are dark, small, a lot of background with not a lot of Adam (no zoom) and overall not the best!

2) I love to buy paper collection packs!  Why? Because you get all the paper in a collection for a great price, and don't have to worry about 'missing' any of the papers in the collection.

3) I love to make mini albums! This also leads into #2! Having paper collection packs make making a mini album easier! You have enough papers to create an entire album and have extra papers to add dimension to your pages in your mini album! 

4) I love to UPCYCLE! That is one of my big things! I will upcycle/recycle anything into my art! For this mini album I am sharing today (and others I have made), I am using cardboard sleeves that I collected from a ton of my co-workers when my company gave us a paper pad portfolio, that was covered in the cardboard sleeve.  I cut them down to size for my mini albums and they are the perfect upcycle item! 

And now for my mini-album!  As I mentioned above, I have a lot of photos from my son Adam growing up -- they aren't the best photos, since I didn't have a great camera when he was growing up, but that doesn't mean that they don't deserve to be scrapped! :) 

I used Authentique's Suave collection for my mini album! 




A Moment in Time!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello everyone, my name is Athanasia and I am hosting the blog today! I'm so excited because it is my very first post here and before I start I would like to make a small introduction of myself... I live in Greece, I'm a music teacher in elementary school and I love any kind of handicrafts, including scrapbooking of course! My style is mixed media and I like to work with inks, sprays and gesso. 
So, today I want to share with you a layout I made: it is about 'a moment in time' and how it can change everything in life... I used a picture I found on Pinterest - I love using pictures I find on the internet, it is always an inspiration for me. 

For this page I used a sheet from the Studio Calico PRINTSHOP paper pad and I have to say that it was a hard selection to stand out a paper from this amazing collection, the patterns are so beautiful and can coordinate with all styles and media, the possibilities are endless! As you can see at the closeups below, I used quite a few stamps and masks with inks, mists, gelatos and gesso and I always do that, to create texture and give dimension to my pages. 

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you got some inspiration from my page!
Until next time, have a  wonderful weekend!

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Save on Lindy's & Heidi Swapp!

Friday, July 25, 2014

We have some new products in the store that you are going to want to play with! And to make it a little more fun, we decided to offer the entire Heidi Swapp lines of products and Lindy's Stamp Gang products at 25% OFF!!

Check out the Hello Today line in the store!

 This is just a sampling…. check out all the Heidi Swapp Products HERE!

And who doesn't love Lindy's Stamp Gang?! Well… here is your chance to stock up on all of your favorite products!

Don't wait too long to take advantage of these great prices! These price are only here until July 31st! 

And don't forget…. US orders over $50 ship for FREE!!! :) 


Believe with Tamiko!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hey hey GOOD PEOPLE!!  It's Tamiko!!


Is to have .. a faith.. almost a knowledge, with or without any real proof.. that something is true.  I believe in fairies.  (smile)  I believe in their magical essence.  I think they are around us all the time, specifically, when I create.  When I play, I think fairies sit with me and push me to practice, practice, practice!  Who cares if you use the minimal supplies, as long as you use them?  Nothing beats a failure but a try, can we agree?

Any who.. let's get to what I want to show you today!!  It's from page twenty-five of your book, if you are following along with us!  This page was a little bit more difficult to do.. Of course my picture does not look like the page, because I drew it.  I am not the artist of the book.  ::giggles::   I took a lot of the same characteristics and the steps and from the page.

Oh and  I totally enjoyed using the FUDE BALL pen by Ranger that comes in the kit.  Although thicker that many roller ball pens, not nearly as fragile as I thought it might be!  It practically glided over the Dylusion inks and then layers of acrylic paints I used from the Deco Art Mixed Media Fluid line.  Here's my page..  and a few additional close ups...

The word *Believe* I did with a paint pen then I outlined with my Fude Ball pen, something I picked up reading the The Art of Whimsical Lettering, by Joanne Sharpe.  You can find that at Frosted Designs!  This allowed me to branch out and believing not only in my own ability to learn to draw fairies, but also my own handwriting. (smile)  Also added some accent white gel pen markings with my favorite gel pen, the Unibal Signo.  Note:  This has to be used on a completely dry page or you could possibly ruin your pen.  If you accidentally use it on a damp page, wipe off the pen nib immediately!

Again.. if you have the kit/book.. I would love to see what you are doing with the fairy pages!  If you don't want to share publicly.. Feel free to private message me a sneaky peek on Facebook!

 Oh, and thank you if you have purchased the kit or plan to soon!!  Sandee Setliff and I (Tamiko McCurry) are both available to you for any questions you may have about the kit. (smile)

Thank you for stopping by!!