Saturday, July 5, 2008

Chipboard challenge day 1

First off, My boys are all home! I missed them while they were are Scout camp. I am SO glad they are all home safe. Jared did have a little bike accident on his 50 mile ride (!), but he is fine. Just a bit sore. We spent the day just relaxing and then had our official family 4th of July celebration tonight. We barbequed and then set of fireworks with the neighbors. I love the 4th of July!

There are SO many ways to use chipboard! During this week I will show you several different ways I like to use it. These are in no special order of importance or level of difficulty.
Although I love to stamp and make cards, I would have to say scrapbooking is my all time favorite craft right now. After years of making cards and asking my husband "what do you think?" He told me that when I started scrapbooking he finally saw the 'point' in all the crafting. He didn't mean that in a bad way, and I didn't take it in a bad way. It did make me realize that scrapbooking was more important to me as well. It is the perfect craft! Not only do I get to be artistic and craft, I also get to record my life as well as my family's history. What could be better or more worthwhile?
So, my first chipboard project is a scrapbook page. The chipboard is the scallop frame behind the pictures of my adorable children. This particular chipboard frame is from the Stampin' Up! Ginormous Pieces collection. There are SO many pieces in this set! To get this frame to the color I wanted it, I used the Pumpkin Pie Craft pad (SU) and inked directly onto the chipboard. I heated the ink with my heat tool to make it dry quicker and more uniformly. When you do this, you may experience a slight burning smell but, that is normal. Just don't start it on fire! I mounted the pictures onto a piece of Vanilla cardstock and adhered that to the front of the frame. The background paper is from the Tres Jolie collection at My Mind's Eye. The ribbons are from a clearance packet at WalMart. I punched a hole through the frame on the lower right side with my cropadile so I could feed one ribbon through and around to the front. This way, I could get a knot tied that would lay nice. I sprinkled some orange buttons and brads across the page and added a rub on, also from Stampin' Up!, over some white craft paint. The whole page is mounted onto some really rust cardstock.
YOUR Challenge is to use chipboard on a scrap page. As little or as much as you want. Dig out that chipboard you have been hoarding and use a bit of it on a scrap page. Leave me a comment with a link to your blog or an email with a picture of your project and let me see what you did. If you play with all the challenges this week, You will be entered into a drawing for some free chipboard from me! Have a great weekend, see you tomorrow for another fun chipboard project!


Karen said...

I just LOVE this page, Beckie - what a fantastic excuse to scrapbook. Game on! ha!

Allison said...

This is terrific and I love the Tres Jolie paper here! I am such a chipboard novice...I will have to see if I up to your challenge!

Karen said...

Ok, I finally finished this page and now I'm a day behind, ha! Here's my project for ya -

Gina Wrona said...

definately looks like fun!

Awesome page!