Sunday, July 27, 2008

12 Hour Crop

We had a great 12 hour crop at Scrapping Away yesterday. It was one of those days that was relaxed but productive. I managed to catch up on some of Em's baby layouts that have been waiting to be finished for the last 3 years. Most of us managed to complete between 8-12 pages while having a good catch up. We had so much fun using the Accent Essentials cartridge on the Cricut. We cut 12 inch snow flakes and nested circles to use as backgrounds for our layouts and we also found the coolest alphabet on the Cuttin' Up cartridge - Wholly cow is awesome so check it out.

Our next event is a Scrap Night on Friday and hopefully I will manage to get a few more layouts caught up. I am planning to finish some birthday pages and also make a start on some new baby pages.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ranger Glossy Accents

I seem to be working my way through Ranger products lately. This month it is glossy accents. You are all no doubt familiar with similar products to Glossy Accents eg. Dimensional Magic. My main complaint with the similar products was their drying time. There is nothing worse than going to a workshop and creating a gorgeous layout that isn't dry for the trip home and then ends up getting damaged in the car. Glossy Accents has over come that issue as it has an exceptionally fast drying time.

When using the product I wanted to try something different from the usual - you know giving chipboard a glossy look or creating water drops on a pool layout. What I ended up doing was using the glossy accents to doodle on a plain piece of Bazzill. It really gave the layout a lift and added dimensions. I also used it to add glossy to a chipboard letter that had been inked.

Next month using glossy accents and Tim Holtz Fragments to create embellishments.