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,