Monday, September 5, 2011

Altered Ancestors Halloween Ball Page Swap

Over at All Things Tim Yahoo Group, Sandy is hosting a Altered Ancestors Halloween Ball.  Being that I really like vintage photos I had to join this swap.  So here is what I came up with for this swap.

Here is a pic of my "Ancestors" unaltered, Minerva, Frederick, Nigel, Creative Scrapping Guy.

Here is the gang getting ready to head to the Halloween Ball at Meriweather Manor.

Back of the page.

Be sure to stop by The Creative Scrapping Guy Mercantile

Get Creative & Inky

The Creative Scrapping Guy

Labor day weekend--Creative Madness-13 Tags of Halloween

Having a 3 day weekend, I decided to take advantage of the time and create and complete the two swaps that I have signed up for over at All Things Tim- Yahoo Group.

The 13 Tags of Halloween hosted by Stephen, is the project I started out with and here is what I came up with:
Front of Tag

Back of Tag

Please stop by my online scrapbook store, The Creative Scrapping Guy Mercantile,  the link is at the top of the page.

Time to get back to work on the second swap Altered Haunted Ancestors.
Get Creative and Inky Today!

The Creative Scrapping Guy

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Creative Scrapping Guy Mercantile -- Now Open!

After moving to Aberdeen, SD and not having a Local Scrapbooking Store.  I decided to take on the task to open an online store.  I am proud to present the opening of:

It's time to get your ink on and get inky!

Creative Scrapping Guy

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grungy Monday 20 -- Distress Stickles

This week I am a Guest Designer for Grungy Monday 20, host by Linda on her blog Studio L3.  This weeks Product to be used is Distress Stickles.  Let me tell you there are so many techniques that you can do with this little bottle of amazement.

Please be sure to check out Gillian's Blog The other guest designer for this week's technique.

Two other sites to check out: 
1.  The man responsible for giving us Distress & Grunge Tim Holtz
2.  The best Yahoo discussion group founded by the best list mom ever Gloria, All Things Tim

Note:  Please do not feel you need to run out and buy all kinds of supplies for this technique.  Use the colors of Distress Stickles that you have on hand.

And now on to my project for this challenge:

And here are the steps to create this project:
Step 1)  Cover your tag completely with a glue stick.  Cover glue with sheet music or dictionary page.  Heat tag with heat gun.  Let cool.  Pull off page.  Portions of the page will remain.  A tattered torn page is the look you want.

Step 2)  Ink tag with your choice of Distress Ink.  I used Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, & Vintage Photo.
Step 3)  Draw a “W” on the tag with Distress Stickles.  I used Tea Dye.
Step 4)  With your finger spread out the “W” of Distress Stickles.  This will remove some of the Distress ink as the glue will act as a resist.  Set tag aside and let dry.  If you are impatient you may use a heat gun to speed up the drying, or on these hot days you may use a personal fan to speed up the drying of the Distress Stickles.
Step 5)  Ink Grunge and spread Distress Stickles.  I used Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and Tea Dye Distress Stickles.  Let dry.
Step 6)  Once grunge is dry blend on a darker shade of Distress Ink (yes you can ink over the Distress Stickles).  Spritz with water as Distress Ink reacts with water.  I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Have fun and get a little inky!

Creative Scrapping Guy

For the flowers I did a Sticky Back Canvas Transfer using Multi Medium, and used Rock Candy Distress stickles.

For those of you that do want to purchase supplies, there are many great places to purchase from I encourage you to take a look at my new online scrapbook supply store:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Digi Creations

I wanted to share with you all some digi creations I made-- I call this collection the Fly-Guys

The Creative Scrapping Guy

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Creative Sunday Morning

I woke up this morning and I had the creative urge. . .So I created two tags.

Design Style

Enjoy the Journey

Happy Stamping!
Creative Scrapping Guy

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Digi pages

I wanted to share with you some recent pages I created using Digital Scrapbook Artist 2. 
The Voices In His Head

This Woman's Work

They Didn't See It Coming

Inside Man

Bingo Time

Many Faces of Love

The Day We Celebrate

The Creative Scrapping Guy


Greeting Blog Followers!

I am back, i believe that i was in a creative funk! Slowly but surely i have come out of it.  My craft room is coming along nicely, picture to be coming very soon.

In a business trip this past week i was able to stop at Michael's in Sioux Falls, SD.  I was happy to see that they had Tim Holtz's stamps not being able to decide on just one I bought all three. Next to these set was Tim's stamping blocks, so of course  i had to get those as well. . .
During my drive to Fairmont,MN and then back to Aberdeen, SD, i was able to mentally create projects using these stamps.  Here is the first idea that came to fruition. . .
It is so nice to be able to get my fingers inked up again. . .

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

journey swap

a swap about where I come from

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Oz Page Swap

Greetings blog followers, sorry to have been away for so long. . . I am getting back in to the crafting spirit, my new craft room is coming along.  Pics of the room coming soon.  This post I wanted to share with you a page I did for a Wizard of Oz Swap. The character I picked was the Scarecrow.  Using Tim Holtz inks and texture fade and Artistic Outposts Stamps.  I created the following page.  Also included with the page is a tag with historical facts regarding Baum his time in Aberdeen, SD where I am from, and what inspired him to write the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Font of Page

Back of Page

Front of Tag

Back of Tag

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CCC 35

I can not believe that this is the last challenge that Linda at Studio L3 is hosting.  I had the best intentions of completing every weekly challenge--however life took over and I moved back to my home State of South Dakota.  I did in spirit keep up with the challenges, previewing Linda's site weekly.  When I saw this was the last challenge, I knew that I had to participate.  Plus the prize package is a great one.  The stamp set is one that I have always wanted.  I think it would be great to win this challenge.  So with that being said. . .here is my submission.   

Sunday, February 27, 2011

altered ancestors

WOW!  what a month.  Not only has there been a lot of snow my computer crashed.  Not to worry I was told that the hard drive is fine, and that it is an issue with the power supply.  Thank goodness for that, I was worried that I would have lost all of my clip art and projects.  Well I ended up getting a new lap top which is great I can hook it up to my TV and watch shows that are not available up here in South Dakota that I had in Texas.

My craft room is coming along the walls are painted. and the cabinets have been built.  Time to organize.  But before I start that I had to finish up a Swap:  Altered Ancestors, hosted by Gloria at All Things Tim, Yahoo Group. 

I wanted to share a couple of pics one is of the front.  The alteration of this pic, which is my favorite pic that I have in my collection, putting glasses made out of electrical wire sent to me by my great friend Liz.  I have come to call this young man Nigel Pinkston. 

The concept of this swap was to take a photo of prior to 1950 an "ancestor" an alter to pic.

The back of the page was not to be left blank , so Thank you to another good friend, Inge from Belgium, took this picture of Nigel Pinkston and created a rubber stamp for me.  I love it and thank you Inge.

Stamping the image, I then created a mask and stamped the fabric stamp over the page, adding the pointing finger and a stamped image of a Kirby Ink ad.

It feels so good to be connected back to the world wide web and my blog and back to my crafting.

Please let me know what you think of this project.  (Sorry that the pics are sideways, still learning this computer)


Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Blog Award

I got a Blogger Award

I want to thank Stephen for giving me this award:

The rules for this award are to tell you 8 things about myself and then pass it on to 8 people.

So here it goes:

8 Things about me:

1. I have a dog a mini wiener named Alexander
2. I have finished painting my craft room the color is Kimono Red.

3. I have three brothers!

4. I use to live in San Antonio, TX

5. I am my own worst critic

6. I have a wonderful partner of 16 years.

7. I am a Human Resources Director by day and the creative scrapping guy by night

8. I know live back in my hometown of Aberdeen, SD

8 bloggers: (I am passing this award on to)
I will get this posted very shortly.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Check out this blog giveaway

Check out this great blog give a way at Victorian Vignettes


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vintage Sunday Give-a-Ways & Challenge

Today, I decided to give a way some items that are family heirlooms so to speak.  1st is a picture of my Grandma Bertha Peterson, 2nd is my grandma's autograph book from when she was in school and 3rd is a piece from a stationery set from 1800's Berlin, that is from my great great--not sure grandparents.

Grandma Bertha Peterson

Grandma's School Autograph Book

From 1800's Berlin Stationery

My Finished Project using these items

Now it is your turn have fun with these images and send me your completed projects.  I would love to see what you come up with and who knows there may be a giveaway, to a lucky participant.

Happy Scrapping!