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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays - Here's my new Xmas Decos Album, enjoy!

Here's some pics of an album I made,

Super busy, but pushing through! So excited that it is Christmas, Wow it came fast!!!!








Merry Christmas Everyone!
Looking forward to what 2011 will bring!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So...

Tis the Season

Dood...

I've been busy busy busy

Been sick, getting better, finally.

Been working, hard.

Been cleaning my "scrap" room, its a never ending process, seriously.

Also been still loving copic markers and paper piecing, tried my hand at making some cards, its fun, i can see why people love it so much, so i took the Sizzix Frames a break and made these cards, i like making these small projects because i've been focusing on PHOTO organization.  i want to start making 12x12 layouts so that is why i've been organizing photos and getting the scraproom in order, in between i like making tiny things here and there, the cleaning gets...monotonous.

i like buying 6x6 paper pads for paper piecing they are super cheap and the proportion of the design fits well with the size of the greeting farm stamps, i get my 6x6 paper pads at yourscrapbooksupply.com they are always on sale and for as low as 3 dollars and some change, i love this place, its my go-to for great priced scrappy supplies, also love the free shipping when you pay $50 dollars deal, so awesome. 

Been really loving sizzix dies...enough said there, use them all the time, my cutting plates are a HOT MESS

so here are my projects, one is my Greeting Farm one using Geisha Anya and the paper from the 6x6 Websters Pages Wonderfall/Hollywood Vogue pack, The other one is using a Sarah Kay stamp with paper using the same stack, it is such a sweet image, highlighted it with diamond stickles, oh so fabulous, the diamond stickles reflects the color its on top of.  i forever love my copic markers, this image was so easy to color, so FUN, also used some midori ribbon i've been HOARDING, its FABULOUS, also broke out the nesties, another addicting love

enough rambling here are my projects, if anyone knows some good idea blogs for cards leave a comment. 




Ciao!
Rina

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shabby Chic Layout - "Lifes a Stitch"

Felt like digging into the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper stack, also really wanted to break into some very cute Crafty Secrets stamps - "Sew Special" and "Material Girl"

Had an awesome time creating custom flowers using iamroses 1.5 inch flowers and Tim Holtz Distress ink in Stormy Sky and Antique Linen

Enjoy!
R




Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet & Toxic - Greeting Farm Frames

I cant stop making these!  Carlene (pinkscrapper99) on YouTube gave me this adorable kit that included the Whoo-ligans paper by BoBunny.  Thrilled to recieve this because I didnt purchase any Halloween stuff this year.  (LOL I purchased other stuff....Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology).  Had to find something to do that was relaxing and brainless so I paper peiced and big shotted, pretty fun, I am also doing a new thing to jazz up my paper peicing...adding Glossy Accents!! Here's what I made using the Sweet & Toxic set by The Greeting Farm!




Have a great Monday peeps, back to the GAAAAA-rind!

R

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hello Ian!

This is a card I made for a fellow youtubey buddy!!!

Been very swamped at work lately but I still try to make something everyday, thought I would use one of the paper piecings I made on a prior post to make this card.

Some of the supplies are from my favorite YT buds, the fiber is from Liann who is creatingwithaloha on youtube and the curly label punch and scallop edge punch is from my girl Kathy who is canadianscrappergirl, thanks ladies again, YOUR THE BEST!

Supply List:
Paper - Pink Paislee Old School
Stamps - The Greeting Farm "Hello Ian", sentiment from "Roll Call"
Punches - Stampin Up
Recollections Mini Rose
Nestabilities

...Almost Friday!



Take Care Peeps,
<3 Rina

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vampy Greeting Farm Fun...

i heart vampires
turned some of my Greeting Farm stamps into vampy vampires
i have been using this sizzix die like mad, this was a random clearance die that turned into one of my faves!
i also heart iron man, i added a little red jelly heart to edward's chest, inspired by iron man and the ARC reactor, yup i'm still watching iron man every night LOL


Sunday, October 24, 2010

G45 Steampunk Debutante Altered Wooden Spool



Been totally inspired by the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante goodness that Arlene (butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com) has been creating.  I totally wanted to make her this...  I've been itching to "alter" something, so when i saw these raw wooden spools I knew exactly what I was gonna do...loved loved loved making this, it came together so nicely, see my vid here on YouTube for the play by play




Paper - Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante
Tim Holtz - Ideaology Foliage, Clock Face, Black Soot Distress Ink
Melting Pot, UTEE, Mod Podge
iamroses
Prima Bling
Lace from Paperdrama
Wooden Spool

Super fun to do hope you give it a try
R

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Paper Piecing with The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Stamps!

Still obsessed with paper piecing I really love the look of it!
and its super fun to do while watching tv...or a movie....or...like let's say while your watching Iron Man!

I specifically bought some 6x6 paper pads for this purpose, they are the perfect size for paper piecing and there is very little waste. No guilt cutting up a 12x12!

For this grouping I used:

Paper: Pink Paislee Sweetness
Nestibilities: Small Oval, Small Scalloped Oval
Baby Roses: iamroses
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Dressy & Miss Anya Love

I heart making these!, Sorry for the dark pics, these were taken late at night with my phone LOL!
The one above is my favorite one, I love the colors, she is definitely ready for the Kentucky Derby with her cute cute hat.


Thanks for stoppin' by,
rina

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Piecing: Teresa Collins Freestyle and The Greeting Farm

Quickee post,
Here is my layout using "Freestyle" by Teresa Collins and The Greeting Farm stamps!
Also, busted out with some new Maya Road trim!

Paper Piecing is one of my new loves!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Little? Black Dress

i {heart} black, its probably my favorite "color"

this is the kraftin kimmie cinderella stamp

this image was... "challenging"



have a fabulous weekend peeps!
rina

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Smile, Cupcake!

2nd post of the day!!!!

Lunch break...had some yummy Pho (Vietnamese Soup) with lots of chili sauce and stopped by a cute lil bakery and got these little mini cupcakes...Red Velvet was DELICIOUS!



later!
rina

Color Inspiration: Iron Man

I am completely obsessed with Iron Man...

I don't watch a lot of movies or TV (EXCEPT for Gray's Anatomy & Project Runway).
One night hubby was was watching Iron Man...I watched and HELLO I'm hooked, totally hooked...

I got this CUTE little action figure, the helmet flips up to reveal the face of Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.).

Its...adorable. 


I used the Gold/Red combo as color inspiration for this Greeting Farm stamp: Cheeky Rockabilly
I didn't have the black hair copic markers when I first got this stamp, but now that I do, it was super fun to see what I could do with the hair - Black Hair is my fave hair color!
Copic Markers: C9, C7, C5, C3



Thats all I got for now, hee hee, NOW back to watching Iron Man...

later dudes!
rina

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Meatballs, IKEA, & Digital Brushes

RANDOM...

So went to IKEA and found this amazing frame (Click Here), didn't end up buying it because it was EXTRA LARGE, awesome but way too big!

I was on the HUNT for some storage solutions, but no luck this time :(

Had the Swedish Meatballs for the first time, they were only $3.99 a plate and they were so super yummy, it came with meatballs, gravy, mashies, and lingonberry jam on the side. Sooooo worth it, here's a pic, also experimented with my House of 3 digital brushes and some Ali Edwards digital brushes, kinda fun.  This was a quick test run, hope to do MORE digital brush projects...


later dudes,
rina

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vid Feature on http://blog.icopic.com/

Yo!

Just a quickee, Jo (paperdrama) gave me the heads up one of my YouTube vids was featured on the icopic blog, pretty cool!

http://blog.icopic.com/2010/09/weve-never-offered-savings-like-this_24.html

later dudes,
rina

Art Imitates Life?

In addition to talking (see Rina's Youtube Channel): ...I do also LOVE to write...its time for the BLOG-iness to happen. HEE!

LATEST OBSESSION: Copics and Greeting Farm

Here's a little secret from a Copic Newbie...coloring black hair whether you use the cool (C9, C7, C5, C3)or warm (W9, W7, W5, W3) grays is FAR MUCH EASIER to do than any other colored hair..WHY? because those ARE the colors you use (well those are the ones I use) - with the other colored hair there are so many color combos. what to chose? what to chose?  Brown Hair is my nemesis...have not mastered it yet... Anyhoo, this image was slightly DRAMA, I'll list the colors that I used but DISCLAIMER, these aren't the colors that you necessarily should use, but more the colors I have in my stash, and most of the time I cover up boo-boos with other colors so there you go, here is the list of the "madness"

Face - E50, E51
Eyelids, Shoes - E31, E34
Hair (Drama Part) - E31, E35, YR21, YR24, Y21
Pants - B12, B14
Shirt - W1, W00
Bandana, Patch on Pants - R02, R05
Belt - E25, E31

OH and back to the Art Imitates Life part...I wasn't going for the "tired" look on "Hugh" from the Greeting Farm, it just came out that way :(




More supplies...
Paper - My Minds Eye "La Paperie"
Stamps - Teresa Collins Celebrate Clear Stamps, The Greeting Farm "Hugh"
Sizzix Die - Ornate Tri Fold
Bling - Studio 18
Pinking Shears
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Neenah Paper

later dudes,
rina

Tuesday, September 28, 2010