Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Twilight tags - book 1

well i joined a site called minialbumscraps.ning.com.. this site is hosted by lisa black its a great site with lots of swaps.. all with similar friends and things to thescrapbeach.ning.com. anyways lisa is hosting a twilight tag swap of all the movies until the last movie comes out.. so excited.. i've been reading the last book just to catch up... lol but this is my tag for the movie 1 or book 1.. we were supoose to choose our favorite scene or quote either from the movie or the book. make 6 tags front and back and keep one.. my favorite scene is when edward tells bella how her scent appeals to him.. and the  back side is a few items that remind me of the movie..
materials
a stick pin, I am ROSES mini roses and flowers. lace, dcwv immortal love stack. pearls, fabric flowers,
on the back side recollection leaves, recollection mini roses, a picture of a lion and a lamb, twilight picture of the first book. a tag, and a picture of edward and bella flying thru the trees..
well i hope u enjoy thanks for visiting.
ellen



Monday, June 6, 2011

im officially published!!!


hey guys well finally its here.. the article for my edward and bella twilight mini page.. jess did a great job on the article.. please check out the magazine its really awesome.. they have great ideas and even monthly challenges that u can enter to get published!! i had to replace the original picture of edward and bella (above) with a picture of my boyfriend and I. probably for copy right issues but all in all i think that the mini page came out great i really love it..

there is a list of items used on the article page.. the background is handpainted with aryclic paint and laid with lace. the edges are burnt with a lighter to give it it an aged look. im most proud of this mini page.. i tried to use a lot of techniques! i love twilight!!
 heres the link to the twilight article
http://scrapstreet.com/11gss/6june/crafty.htm

thanks for visiting...
ellen

Thursday, April 28, 2011

twilight mini page swap

hey guys thanks for visiting.. we just recently finished the twilight mini page swap on thescrapbeach.ning.com. the pages came out great...

as u may or may not know i did get published for my edward and bella page that i did for this swap.  so i only showed my alice page in the video..
everyone was required to do a mini page with either one character or a couple from the movie.. the pages came out great..

heres the videos

Monday, April 18, 2011

Curtain Call Mini Album for Lyla Complete!!

hey guys.. well i finally finished (almost) my curtain call mini for Lyla at the scrapbeach.. well it took awhile but its done.. just got to distress some tags and thats it.. this album is 95% graphic 45 curtain call paper plus some of my minds eye "lost and found" paper.. i got a lot of things at hobby lobby and micheals. micheals has some new embellishments in the jewerly section that a great vintage items.. ie the bow and bicycle on my mini album.. definitely check that out.. also at hobby lobby is where i got most of my fibers, ribbion and lace. especially the fibers on the binding.

there are also some of my grunge roses that i make on the mini.. large and small.. those are still available for purchase.. please check out my etsy shop called ScrapHeadz at etsy.com. i still trying to get that site going...

some good news..
i recently enter a Twilight submission for The Ginger Scraps Street Magazine.. this is an online magazine dedicated to scrapbooking... my twilight page of edward and bella is going to be in the April issue... so once i get that article i will post it.. i was really excited about it. the first time i've been published.. so that is exciting. also i had to alter the page and put a picture of my boyfriend and myself.. probably for copy right issues... but none the less.. its still awesome..
if you want to check out the magazine.. here is the link... http://scrapstreet.com/11gss/4aps/contents.htm

also Jess who is the author of the article here is her blog..
http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/

thanks for visiting

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Breaking Dawn Tag

Hey guys! thanks for visiting.. i have been really busy and haven't got a chance to update my blog in a couple of weeks.. but i finished some more projects... finally!

first in a tag i did for Bona's twilight tag swap "Breaking dawn" the last in the series of the twilight saga. this was for team jacob.
One side is jacob in human form when he finally imprints on Reneesme.. in the book it talks about how

" Everything inside me came undone as i stared at the tiny porcelain face of the half-vampire, half-human baby. all the lines that held me to my life were sliced apart in swift cuts, like clipping the strings to a bunch of balloons. everything that made me who i was - my love for the dead girl upstairs, my love for my father, my loyalty to my new pack, the love for myother brothers, my hatred for my enemies, my home, my name, my self - disconnected from me in that second - snip, snip, snip - and floated up into space. i was not left drifting. a new string held me where i was.... the gravity of the earth no longer tied me to the place where i stood. it was the baby girl in the blond vampire's arms that held me here now. Reneesme..

i love that quote.. and i think it really represented the book from jacob's perspective. the other side was jacob in wolf form.. in the beginning of the book before jacob came back to Forks. he spent most of his time in wolf form. so there is a moonlight scene. also the element of surpise was fabric. but i actually used rabbit fur.  i wish i could have found some brown fur to blend in more with the pictures.

thanks again for visiting. Please check back for more projects from me!
ellen


Sunday, April 3, 2011

flower sprays with prima!!

here are a few sprays i did for some people as thank you gifts.. check them out! i love prima flowers.. especially with spring!
thanks for visiting!!
ellen




Sneak Peek! Current Curtain Call mini album im working on!

im doing a personal swap with lyla from thescrapbeach. we using the curtain call paper by graphic 45. i also am using a lot of prima and I am roses flowers. there are a lot of different techniques that i wanted to use with this mini. i've been working alot of youtube videos and this was my chance to actually use them. i haven't done a whole mini in a long time. mostly swap like stick pins, charms and mini pages. but i am very excited about this mini. i love this paper collection so i didn't want to cover up the paper too much. it has a great vintage feel to it.. as do most of the graphic 45 paper lines do. there are going to be tons of tags that i haven't yet complete. i also need to do the cover/back with binding. i made all the pages separate so that i can measure them out to do the binding according to the size it will be. its getting pretty thick so far.. so i'm sure lyla will like it. But here is a video for you guys. and a few pics! check it out and let me know what u think.. psst... don't tell lyla i don't want her to see it until its done! thanks for visiting.. stop back again to see the finished project!

ellen






Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recent Swaps and projects

hey guys! well here are a few projects that i've been working on ive signed up for a lot of swaps on the scrapbeach and i've also have been tryin to start an etsy account. i was so excited the other day i got my first sell and i only had the items posted for 2 days! yay! but anyways. i really have been emersed in my scrapbook and creating different things. as you all my know i love vintage anything but im thinking that i might just focus on my creations and doing items for my etsy account.. Please check it out
etsy.com shop called ScrapHeadz.. its not all glammed up but it works! if anyone would be able to help me with a logo that would be great!

so with that said i might be taking a break from swap for a little while, i'm still in nursing school and really need to focus on that for right now. only 5 more weeks to go, and then i have to take my the NCLEX-RN which is a nationwide test to become licensed as a registered nurse.. but after i pass! (positive thinking) i'm going all out for my scrapbooking until i find a job.. but enough of the personal info! lets get started

my first projects are the grunge roses i did for a trade on the scrapbeach. i made over 30 grunge roses.. i think that they came out pretty good... i really want to try different paper effects or paper patterns to get so specific looks that might match some of the popular paper lines out there. but i was super happy with the way that these came out.

Second was a March pin swap that i did on the scrapbeach. the theme was springtime. so this is what i came up with.. i had to posted on my etsy account. but they already sold! yay! when i think of springtime  i think of my mom's garden, which is massive! i hate it.. over like 300 flowers and plants between the front of the house and back.. she has like 3 separate gardens and tons of flower boxes! but it looks amazing when it all done. and especially makes the backyard. we have no trees back there so it really makes the open space nice.


Third project - was a charm swap in entered at the scrapbeach. this theme was pink, brown, and a touch of lace.  then you had to make a tag for it.. i really love tags.. they are simple and don't take a lot of time.. also you get to see how different people that the theme and run with it.. the theme really made me think of monkeys for some reason. lol i don't know so i based my tag and charm off of these monkey charms i got from meijer for like $0.99. they also are a great place to buy some beads.. they are about the same price as some of the bead you might get from michaels or joanns.. but they do have sales sometimes.. most of the beads are by Blue Moon.. but they aren't bad if you lookin for simple cheap beads. also Wal-Mart has a great selection of cheap beads. i found recently the dollar bin there as well and its great. also they have tons of beads that are only 2.00 and 4.00 dollars and you get over 50 bead usually.
but here is my "Bananas for Bananas" charma and tag.




the last project was my etsy! i wanted to do a Stick Pin kit. for beginner or even more advanced people. this was from my personal collection of beads and charms.. i really have found some great deals.. so i went crazy just buying up beads.. so this is a way to get over my buyers remorse! lol and share some of my supplies. there are 3 kits available at $20 plus shipping. you do get over 80 pins in 14 different styles. you also get over 200 beads and 6 different spacers. you also get some flowers and a handmade grunge rose by Me. to use as you wish as an embellishment. And you can make a stick pin for it! yay!


thank you all for visiting!
please check out my etsy shop at
thanks!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

altered notebooks

a few altered notebooks that i got from michaels for just a buck.. they are great thank you gifts for anyone.. if you like me i look to make notes and to do list all the time.. they these are really great fun simple projects.. i thinking of doin a tutorial so stay tuned for that!

thanks for visiting!
hugs
ellen

trades and paper roses from ebay

hey guys!! well i found a gold mine! Thai2u on ebay has these great paper mulberry roses and flowers for sale.. at a great price.. please check her out.. theses roses are beautiful!! they look just like any of the commerical roses you could purchase  like recollections or prima roses.. they are so great.. i was so excited to receive them..

also a few trades i did for my stick pins and grunge roses..thank  you nishi and anna for trading!! if you interested in any of my products or grunge roses please let me know.. i considering selling them on ebay or etsy.. but would like some advice on how to get started! but if you have any please oh please leave a comment.. i would really appericate it!!!

thanks for watching and visiting!!
have a great day
hugs
ellen


grunge roses traded to Nishi

Altered Matchbox and TH charm Swap

hey! well this was a matchbox that i received from my partner yolanda on myscraproom.ning.com.. she did a great job on her box and sent me so many goodies and charms.. i really appericate it.. i didnt' show everything.. but i did just want to give a shout out..this was related to my pinkrose matchbox box that i also have pictures posted..

 i also did a Tim holtz swivl clasp charm swap.. i received my charm yesterday. thank you to leonie (hostess) and midnite scrapper and heather.. you charms were beautiful!!! i really appericate them.. this is related to the spring rain tags and charms i did..

thanks so much for watching and visiting
hugs
ellen




Hong Kong Haul!

Hey guys! well i just recently got back from Hong Kong. i was there for about 10 days to visit my family.. my grandmother on my mom's side recently got diagnosised with GI cancer and i went to visit her.. i had a great trip except for the 16 hour flight there and back..lol but overall it was great to see all of my family that i haven't seen in about 10 years. but i went to a few shops and craft stores and these are the supplies that i got. it great to go abroad and find different things that you can't find in the states.. but i just wanted to share some of the cool things i brought back. thank you to those all we had us in their thoughts and prayers.. i really appericate it..especially people at thescrapbeach.ning.com they have been truly great.. and im am so happy that i have met some of these ladies.. you guys have been great friends...

hugs ellen

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cabbage flowers and Current projects

hey guys! well this is a sneak peak at my current project, im hosting a mini page swap on thescrapbeach.ning.com its a twilight themed mini page swap. using characters - an individual and then a couple. i'm doing alice and edward/bella. i can't wait to see everyone's work.. anyways i'm also show casing my take on Marion's mixed media notebook at a pieceofcraftdotcom.. she's a great artist and has some awesome ideas.. check her out at http://www.youtube.com/user/APieceofC... i turned a 2.00 notebook into a altered address book for all my addresses and emails and websites. hand-painted with acrylic paints with some handmade grunge roses.  i'm also working on learning how to make these great cabbage flowers.  by using tim holtz tattered floral die by sizzix.. layering them to create a unique look.. look for the tutorial by http://www.youtube.com/user/jannaviles.. check her out she has some great ideas for making Prima like flowers...................thanks for watching..







altered match box and More Stick pins

these are just videos of my altered match for myscraproom.ning.com swap and my chocolate cover cherries themed stick pin swap for thescrapbeach.

"Once Upon a Spingtime"

Graphic 45 has a great spring time collection called "once upon a springtime". I did a swap at the scrapbeach.ning.com host by elisa. a 4x4 mini page swap using this paper collection. i also started a 6x6 mini page for a mini album i'm going to make... check them out... i think they turned out pretty great!. thanks for watching.

                                                               4x4 mini page "fairy folk"

video

                                                           6x6 mini page "Woodland fantasy"

Monday, February 14, 2011

Charms and Stick Pins








Charms and Stick pins are great ideas to add a little bit extra to any project.. you can make them match any of your flowers. you can get some great deals online at ebay or any bead store. Sticks pins also come in packs. i love Maya Road crystal stick pins they come in a pack of 30 pins with a crystal at the top of the pin. they are great with clear or crystal bead and can match almost anything.  Charms are great they can be hook on anything from scrapbook minis, purses, backpacks, or even just as a keychain. great gifts that people love to receive just because its handmade.

altered projects




hey guys.. well i just finished a couple swaps. and both are some altered projects.,. "altered" means taking everyday items and turning them into great works of art.. lol well first one was a box that i got from michaels arts and craft store and the second was a matchbox of normal kicthen matchs.. you can do a lot of things with just a little bit of glue, paper, and some distressing ink.. i love making new things out of old things..

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vintage Heaven!



I absolutely love vintage themed anything! especially when I scrapbook. this is a vintage tag I made a friend on the scrapbeach. Also I just started doing a lot of swaps. which I will show my projects on my blog. this was a Graphic 45 mini page swap hosted by Elisa on the scrapbeach. this is the first page of that mini page. which was a 4x4 using the fairy folk paper by Graphic  45 "once upon a springtime" collection.

The new love in my life.............Paper Flowers!






Hello everyone! well i have just discovered how to make some great paper flowers. I used the tattered floral die from Tim Holtz Alternations collection and the #6 sizzix flower die. they are great in all different paper crafting. i recently used them to decorate a great altered journal I did, using Apieceofcraftdotcom - Marion's technique she used with arcylic paint and lace. altering everyday items has been the new hot technique. Also i have joined 5 swaps on thescrapbeach.ning.com. its a great site to meet new people and get some great ideas and learn techniques. the ladies are really great! You can also find me on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/blackenese36?feature=mhumAlso if you are a member of the {scrap}beach.ning.com http://thescrapbeach.ning.com/profile/Ellenakaoompa please check me out! thanks for visiting

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brand New Day

Hello everyone! Well my name is Ellen and I started this blog to show some of my crafts. There has been such an increase in the use of Internet blogging and social networks. I just recently became a member of some scrapbooking sites, and I love them. Everyone seems to have a blog now a days.. but just to share some of my ideas and techniques that i have used in the past and present. i love scrapbooking and art in general. I've always been fascinated with arts and crafts since I was a little girl. I love to being creative and these will be just a few pieces of my heart. So stay tuned...