Saturday, December 21, 2013

NYE Streamathon Project - A Year of Memories

Happy Holidays, fellow campers! Johnna and I (Darcie) are participating in the New Year's Eve Streamathon again this year on Ustream, put together by our own Ozegran Jen. There will be people from around the world making crafts, starting in Australia, across to Europe and then Canada and the US. All along the way, we will be ringing in the new year. Scrappy Camper Sisters will be broadcasting at 12:30 PM (afternoon) EST on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Johnna, our mom and I are making this cute trinket box/mini album from a reclaimed video case. The paper line in the sample above is Recollections "My Favorite Things".  For our broadcast, I will be using Webster's Pages "New Year New You" by Adrienne Looman - it is adorable and perfect for NYE! The schedule and signup page for some fantastic prizes are on Jen's blog here.  Visit the NYE Streamathon Facebook Page, and join the group so that you can be kept up to date on all the news as the event approaches. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thanks Everyone for stopping by our Ustream show!

It was a great day because I got to spend it with my favorite people YOU! And Ustream and my internet behaved yay! Here is a link to our channel if you want to see how it is made.

We had several winners during our stream:

Dainty Diva won the FancyPants 6x6 Merry Little Christmas Paper pad

Mitz26 won the Family Traditions Mini from Darcieglam (my sis)

Sharon012 won the It's A Retro Florida Christmas House Kit

Rejoyce won the Tim Holtz Holly Berry Stencil

Congratulations to all the Winners and thanks for playing along!

Here are some more photos of the mini album and house using the Pink Paislee Paper line and Becky Higgins Project Life pages

I will post the Worksheet tomorrow. Thanks again campers for making it a great show!!

J and D

Ustream Class This Morning,It's A Retro Florida Christmas Mini Album at 11 A.M. EST

Hey Campers! We are streaming live the completion of the "It's a Retro Florida Christmas" Mini Album. I hope you can join Darcie and I as we finish up on the project and hold a drawing for the house kit. You can find our Ustream here.  Hope to see you there, 11 a.m. EST today Saturday December 14th!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tim Holtz December Tag

I needed to make a couple of cards to send to my nephews for Christmas because I bought them gift cards.  I just bought the Alterations Window die and have been wanting to use it. When I saw Tim Holtz's tag for December it all clicked. Go to his blog HERE and see the technique using the frosted film and Clearly for Art.

I already had the frosted film, the Alterations poinsettia die and the movers and shakers slot die.

I cut 2 windows and began to distress them with White Picket fence paint and then a coat of White Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint. When that dried I daubed some Walnut Stain Distress Ink over it rubbing it in the cracks. Looks like wood huh?

Pop dotted the box piece up and glued some leaves from the Festive Greenery die. I adhered some Frosted film behind the window and stuck it down to a tag I cut from Tim Holtz seasonal paper that I had run through a T.H.Christmas embossing folder,after I had applied some Iridescent Medium over the new Holly Bough Tim Holtz Collection for Stamper's Anonymous stencil.

Don't forget to put the notches in before you stick the window down if you want to use it as a card holder.

I did not have a splatter brush so I used some Studio Calico Mr. Hughey's Spray in Chalk White. I just held my hand about 3 feet over the tag when I sprayed to get the droplets.

Add some paper to the back of a dangle bit w/ some Glossy Accents and add a jump ring to a Christmas token and hang from the ribbons at the top of the tag.

I stamped a sentiment, inked with Antique linen, sprayed it with some Lindsy's spray and also some of the Mr. Hughey's. Applied some glue and adhered it to the bottom of the tag.

These are already to go out, thanks for joining me on Ustream last night to see me put them together! 


Friday, December 6, 2013

Retro Florida Christmas Template

Hello, holiday campers! Johnna is teaching the Retro Florida Christmas House today on Ustream at 11:30 EST. You can download the template soon we will have a digital download. The other measurements and cutting instructions will be given during the broadcast. Make sure you visit us!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Supply List for the It's a Retro Florida Christmas Ustream Project

Supply List for 

It's A Retro Florida Christmas

House roof Chip board 12 x 4            
Carport Roof 3 ½ x 6 ¼ Chipboard (white) 1 pc of white card stock
Front door 2 ½ x 1 ½ (2) from white card stock and 1 from chipboard
Front of house Chipboard, Card stock, patterned paper (1) 4 x 3 (2) 4 x 4
Sides of house (2) chipboard (2) card stock (2) patterned paper 5 x 4 ¾
Porch Card stock 5 x 2 ½
Porch walls Chipboard, Card stock, patterned paper (2) 4 x 1 ½
Patterned Paper for floor 11 x 5 (After assembling walls and porch and before adhering flaps on bottom and adhering to the base you will want to trace the inside of the house out on the floor paper)
You will need reinforcement strips both in the outside color and white out of card stock, cut to fit all corners inside and outside of house. 1” x 12” scored @ the ½ inch and apply Scor-tape to both sides of score line on one side of strip.
White Roof card stock (4) 12 x 4
Archways White Card stock and White chip board (2) 4 x 3, (3) 4 x 4
You will need to cut 4 posts out of white card stock. 4 x 1 ¼ “.  Score length wise every ¼ inch. And place 1/8” Scor tape on one long side fold on all score lines and then adhere flap inside post.
Base to hold house Chip board 2 pcs. Chipboard, 2 pcs. 12 x 12  patterned paper
4 Project Life Letter design I pages or
12 brads
Tim Holtz decorative strip die
Memory Box Small window die (or just cut your own windows)
Miniature festive decorations for outside house are optional
4 sheets of Patterned paper for mini album, (1) for hinge 12 x 12 piece of white Card stock
Various embellishments of choice for the mini album pages

Tools (Score board, bone folder, craft knife, crop-o-dile or hole punch, Tiny attacher (stapler), paper trimmer) 

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's A Retro Florida Christmas! Sneak Peek of Upcoming December 7th Ustream Show

I have been planning this project for over 10 months and finally December is here so now I can reveal it. First, I would like to share a few family memories.

When we were growing up, our Grandparents lived in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Our parents would take us to visit them during the holidays and summers. This was their house.

I remember one year I believe I was 6 or 7 there was a bazaar going on at my grandparents church, Grandpa gave me money to play the carnival games and win prizes and I won everything I played. Little did I know but at the time they were just being sweet to a little kid making me believe I won every game! My little brother and I had such fun and when they handed me my tiny toy or candy my heart would leap for joy. Here is a picture of my little brother Chris and I with our grandparents in Clearwater (circa 1971) :

I remember in 1972 we as a family rented a motor home and drove all the way from CT to our grandparent's house and along the way we camped and saw the local sights. We even got to go to Disney World!

According to our mom, Grandma and Grandpa drove up to Waverly in 1961 and brought my brother and sisters this dollhouse that my Grandpa, who was a master carpenter and furniture maker, had made to resemble Grandma's dream house. It had removable legs and a roof that came off that had working lights attached, so when you put the roof on, the house would be lit up on the inside. It was aqua and white and had the traditional carport for a Florida home of that era. Bottle brush shrubs in the planters and sandpaper driveway, all the rooms inside were wallpapered and the little bathroom even had pink and burgundy tiny tiled walls and floor.
Melody and Darcie play with the house as George goes after the car. How cute is that holster he is wearing! And look at the sissies in matching plaid skirts and white shirts, sweet.
This is the original doll house

Over the years it was handed down to me and now I have the job of restoring it one day.

So in honor of my Grandpa and our childhood memories of our visits to Florida I made this mini version of the dollhouse he made for us.

It will even light up! Of course the vintage camper found a nice little home in the carport and I have it all decorated for the Christmas season. The decorations are temporary so after Christmas just take the decorations down then you can leave it up all year long. There is an album inside the house which is removable for your enjoyment.

This will make a great Christmas gift for your family or friends and I hope it may have sparked some fond memories of years gone by.

Wednesday, I will be posting the supply list and the template and worksheet will be ready shortly. We hope you will join us for some more scrap camping on our Ustream channel : on Saturday December 7th at 11 a.m. EST.

Hope to see you there,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Our Trip to Italy - Ustream Haulie

Ciao Tutti! This is Darcie. I suppose at some point, we will post pictures of our "avventuras" in Tuscany with Tim Holtz and crew. But for now, we did a Ustream show  HERE last Saturday where I showed my haul and Johnna and I told stories of our trip. Oh and we talked a little about Tim's classes lol.  We had a blast as you can imagine! Check it out if you haven't yet.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ustream Show Nov. 9 at 11 EST - Family Traditions Napkin Holder

Hi, everyone - looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! As promised, the worksheet for our Family Traditions project is here and the pattern is here. The pattern is exactly 11" long, so do not use margins if possible or print on legal size paper if you can. Hope you can make it!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vintage Button and Trim Haul from Montecatini Terme

USTREAM Show on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Hi all of you scrappy campers and armchair travelers to Italy! This is Darcie, and we will be broadcasting on Ustream this Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 am EST.  We will tell some of our stories of Italy, show a haulie and will then make this lovely "Family Traditions" Napkin Holder. You can use it on your Thanksgiving table and capture memories with it too!

Here is the supply list. The line we are using is "Family Traditions" by Webster's Pages.

              Napkin Holder
1 pc  8 1/2 x 11" medium weight chipboard
1 pc  3 x 6 1/2" corrugated cardboard
4 small knobs, buttons, spools - to form feet
1 yd of 1/4" trim
1/2 yd of fringe or beaded trim for the bottom
2 pcs 12 x 12" patterned paper
1 pc of coordinating cardstock
Embellishments of your choice

              Photo Display
 1 pc of lightweight chipboard
2-3 pcs of 12 x 12 patterned paper
4 x 6" photo sleeves (optional)
Items for decoration and tabs

The pattern and worksheet will be posted here before Saturday. See you then!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NY NY on the way to Tuscany

Just playing catch up with my trip to Tuscany. It all started at 4:30 a.m. to catch the flight to JFK. Met up with my sista Darcie and took a cab ride to the Sheraton Times Square. It is one of my favorite hotels to stay in in NY, only because it is in such a great location if you are into walking.

Here are some pics of the day on our walk to find Tinsel Trading Company's new store location.

 I just thought this was the cutest window display and how about those flower lamps? Love 'em!

The Lovely Linda as she said Tim Holtz has named her, really was lovely and we got so many cool vintage items, she said the old location was really a sight to be seen, but this shop was filled to the brim with so much glitter goodness! She gave me a little love note to pass on to Tim when we saw him in Italy ; )
 Then we were off to have a delicious dinner at a greek restaurant right down the street from Tinsel Trading on Lexington Ave. Delish!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tales from Tuscany - Day 8

Hello, campers! This is the last day of our trip but we are ending with a big day in the gorgeous city of Florence. We have been here before so we are not going on the tour and will be spending the day shopping in our favorite haunts. Shhh, that's a seekret .... Our "letter" for today is a compendium of all the bits and bobs we have accumulated during the week:

Ephemera Roll - video is here

1.         Cut a piece of 6 x 12” patterned paper or cardstock.
2.         Take all the little bits of ticket stubs, small pieces of paper and scraps and collage on the base paper.
3.         Add some journaling in spots, stamp and decorate.
4.         Add some ribbon and attach with a brad on one end.
5.         Fold over and glue a 1 1/2” strip of paper, folded at 1/2”,  on the edge to cover the brad ends.
6.         Roll the paper up so that the brad is on the outside of the roll and tie with the ribbon.  

This is the end of our trip, and we have a beautiful handcrafted item to store our memories in from our wonderful adventure. We hope you have enjoyed traveling with us and we will see you soon in all the usual places! Arriverderci!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tales from Tuscany - Day 7

Today, is our final class with Tim Holtz. Then, we travel to the Chianti region to visit a castle and winery, where we will have a five-course lunch. There is so much to see and do in Italy, but eating is definitely one of the best ways to spend your time here! Our "letter" today will allow us to capture all of the photos from this beautiful region:

Brochure Paper Folded Mini - video is here

1.         Take 2 8 ½” x 11” pieces of paper and fold in quarters.
2.         Glue the bottom right quadrant of one piece behind the top left quadrant of the other; glue on three sides only to make a pocket. Punch a half-circle in the top of the pocket.
3.         On the flap to the right of your new pocket, cut up two inches from the bottom and cut across. Bend to the back of the square above it to make a pocket.
4.         Turn paper over and fold flap down – glue into a pocket. Cut a half-circle.
5.         On the top left quadrant of the top piece of paper, cut across on the horizontal score line to the first vertical fold. Bend back and glue top and bottom to form a side pocket. Cut a half-circle.
6.         Cut two inches off of the bottom center piece of paper, fold up and make a pocket, so that you have two pockets on that page.
7.         Fold as follows:  fold the far-right piece into the center, fold the top-most piece behind in back, fold the left-center piece in front to make the cover.
8.         Tie with a piece of lace and a small flower.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tales From Tuscany Download 3

This is a download of things I had from my last trip to Italy.

Some Italian postage stamps, a gift bag from Venice and a menu from a ristorante in Florence.

I hope you enjoying this Tales from Tuscany series, we can not wait to share more!

Just RIGHT click on the photo and save to use in your project.

Tales from Tuscany - Day 6

Hi lovely campers! Today is a very busy day - we are touring several beautiful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre and will go past the Carrara marble quarries where Michaelangelo obtained marble for his spectacular statues. Oh, the photos! Today, we are making a great project to display those lovely photos and memories:

Postcard Flip Book - video is here

1.         Take 5 postcards or postcard-size papers. I used two pieces of paper to form the front and back of the postcards.
2.         Cut a 2” x 4” piece of cardstock for an optional pocket.
3.         Line up as pictured, leaving 1/8” in between the cards.
4.         Attach with washi tape on the front and back.
5.         Fold in the way that each piece folds flat.
6.         Attach a charm to a paper clip and use to hold postcards together.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tales from Tuscany - Day 4

Hi scrappy travelers - Darcie here.  Today, we tour the historic town of Siena, one of my favorite places in the whole world. I had the BEST risotto the last time I was here and plan to have it again.  Oh, and they are famous for their pistachio gelato.  It should be a yummy day! Our project for today is: 

Triple Page Flip Mini - video is here

1.         Take one piece of 8 ½ x 11” cardstock.
2.         Score on long sides at 2” and 6 ½”.
3.         Score on top short side at 2 1/4” and 2 ½”
4.         Cut out squares on the end formed by the intersecting score lines, fold triangles into center to form a flap.
5.         Fold on other score lines.
6.         Take two pieces of 4 x 12 patterned paper or cardstock, fold in thirds.
7.         Overlap the pages so that you have one page and one foldout on each side.
8.         Punch small holes in the folded sections of the cover and in the pages and tie with twine so the knot is on the inside of the journal, trim the ends.
9.         Make two photo mats and place in the pockets formed by the two folded pieces inside the cover.
10.       Fold up and decorate.

Tales from Tuscany - Day 5

Last night, we had our second master class with Tim Holtz. It is so much fun to travel and art at the same time! Today, we are having a cooking class and a tour of a local winery.  Our "letter" today is the perfect place to store those recipes:

Envelope  “Junk” Journal - video is here

1.         Cut a piece of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock or patterned paper to 6 x 11.
2.         Score at 1” on the left short side, 2” from the end on the right side. Fold in.
3.         Fold folded paper in half.
4.         Add a piece of paper to make a pocket to the right side.
5.         Cut up some book paper and make a “junk journal” on the left side.
6.         Attach book papers to the inside of the 1” flap.  Staple or attach with twine.
7.         Make a cardstock circle and attach on the flap with an eyelet.
8.         Wrap with twine and place a bead on the end.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Download 2 for Tales From Tuscany

Hey everyone! If you are following Darcie and my Tales from Tuscany you might be interested in a few photo downloads for your projects.  Turn them into postcards or tear and collage. The picture of the little boy I took in St Mark's Square in Venice, Italy in 2004. Isn't he cute with the little pigeon on his shoulder. He would look cute photo tinted.

Well stay tuned for 3 more downloads.

Just right click on the photo to save and print for yourself.

Tales from Tuscany - Day 3

Hello Campers! We hope you are enjoying our trip so far and are making some of the projects. They are fun and easy! Today, we visit the beautiful hillside town of San Gimignano. We saw it from afar the last time we were in Italy but now we get to actually go there. Our "letter" today is:

Card and Envelope Mini - video is here

1.         Take two cards and two envelopes. Ours are approx. 4 1/4" x 5 3/4"
2.         Glue one envelope flap inside the other envelope.
3.         Mat the two cards with patterned paper.
4.         Place one card in each envelope, leaving one side of the card outside the envelope and with the two card folds in the center.
5.         You can either leave the cards loose so that they come out, or glue inside so that it forms a simple book.
6.         Fold the two envelopes together.
7.         Glue the outside flap to the outside of the envelope.
8.         Decorate with sealing wax.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tales from Tuscany - Day 2

Today is our first Master Class with Tim Holtz. We are so excited! After that, we will have a lovely lunch and go see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Our "letter" for today is:

Matchbook Squash Book - the video is here

1.         Cut a piece of cardstock 4 x 9”.
2.         Score at the 1” and 5” mark.
3.         Cut 1” edge into flap.
4.         Cut a piece of paper 5 ½” x 11”.
5.         Fold as follows:

                                    Fold in half on the long sides
                                    Fold in half on the short sides
                                    Fold each of the 4 corners diagonally to the middle fold

6.         Attach the paper from the middle back section to the cardstock base, next to the flap. You may glue on three sides to make a pocket if you wish.
7.         Attach a chipboard piece on the cover so that you can tuck the flap into it like a matchbook cover.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Download for Tales from Tuscany

Money, Money, Money--- MONEY

JJ sent me potty money LOL so I just had to share. (I was telling people that when we were in Florence they make you put coins in a slot to use the public restrooms and so JJ decided to contribute to my cause especially since there is no potty on the bus) I also had the paper Euro left over from a trip and I thought it would look great in a collage.

So HERE is your download for the day! Just rick click on the picture and save.


Tales from Tuscany - Day 1

Ciao campers! We are in the lovely town of Montecatini Terme. For the first day, we are doing a walking tour of the town and meeting our fellow travelers, so lots of photo ops! As a lot of you know, we streamed a couple Saturdays ago and made a beautiful Florentine letter holder, which we are adding daily "letters" to, journaling our trip.

 We invite you to go on this journey with us. Our first daily project this week is:

Pocket Portfolio Mini - video is here

1.         Use 1 piece 12 x 12” cardstock and cut it to 8 x 12”.
2.         Score from the long side at 2”, 6” and 6 1/8”.
3.         Score at 3” and 9” on the short side.
4.         Fold on all the score lines, toward the center of the paper.
5.         Cut slight angle on each side of the 3” and 6” score lines, up to the 2” score line.
6.         Cut up to the 3” score lines on both sides; cut off that piece.
7.         Cut slight angle to make a flap and fold, leaving 1/8” gusset.
8.         Take 4 x 12” piece that was left, and fold into four sections, like an accordion.
9.         Mat all the sections with patterned paper.
10.       Tuck the accordion into the main pocket.
11.       Close the portfolio and attach a piece of  4 x 6" cardstock matted with patterned paper        to the LEFT Side of the portfolio only. Decorate with ephemera. The portfolio should be able to open.
12.       Tie with twine and attach a small tag to hold portfolio together.