Monday, October 29, 2012

Scor-Pal & DCWV Blog Week Autumn Splendor

Hi everyone...this is my DT project for the Scor-Pal & DCWV Blog Week. Today I'll be sharing some Fall themed projects I made using the new Autumn Splendor Stack from DCWV and the super handy Scor-Pal board. 

When I first saw the Autumn Splendor stack I knew right away what I wanted to make, some Gratitude boxes for my family. 

I made a box for each of us, starting from the left is Steve's, mine, Kaley's and Tre's. Starting the first of November, my family and I will write down one thing we are grateful for each day and put our slip of paper in our boxes. At the end of the month we will all share what we wrote.

First I chose which papers I wanted to use from the Autumn Splendor Stack and Cardstock stack. For the base of the boxes, I cut the paper 11" square, then I scored each sheet (in this case it was 4 since I made 4 boxes) at 4" on all sides.

Once I made all of my score marks, I cut the score lines on the opposing sides up to the first vertical score line.

Here you can see where I made the cuts. The next step is to measure 1" tabs on two sides. 

It's not necessary to cut angles for your tabs but it does make a nicer fold on the inside when you're putting your box together. I've done it both ways and having the angles is easier I think. 

Once I made all of my cuts I used some 1/4" Scor-Tape on my edges. I do want to note that I inked all of my edges before putting my boxes together. I didn't want the white core of the CS to show once the boxes were assembled. 

Here you can see the difference the inking makes, on the left the white core is really noticeable and I didn't want that for this project. 

I used my Scor-Tool from my Scor-Pal to burnish the Scor-Tape to the CS...this is especially important on the CS that has texture & raised glittered images as the one in the picture above. 

For my box lids, I cut some coordinating CS 5" square and then scored it at 7/8" on all sides.

Instead of cutting angled tabs..this time I just made cuts up to the first score mark.

I again inked the edges of my lids before putting the box together. 

Scor-Tape can be used for more than just construction you'll see that I used it for my embellshing of the boxes as well....

I used the 1/8" tape to secure my twine to the base of the lid for Steve's box. I also used Scor-Tape for adhering all of my other ribbons, embelishments and sentiments. No need to use anything else...Scor-Tape is the best : )

Here are some close up photos of each of the boxes....

I fussy cut some of the images from the Autumn Splendor Stack to decorate the boxes. 

Making these boxes was super easy when you have a Scor-Pal to use along with some FAB paper like the Autumn Splendor stack from DCWV and of course Scor-Tape to put it all together. 

 I have "Be Grateful Everyday" written on the family calendar that's posted on our fridge as I think it is really important to be grateful for what we all have in our lives & what a great way to not only encourage my teenagers to write something down each day but it's also a fun way to decorate for the Fall season. 

I hope you enjoyed my project and that I've inspired you to create your own Fall themed decorations for your home using the Scor-Pal & DCWV products. 

Happy Crafting : )

Products used:
Scor-Tape-all widths
DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack and coordinating CS Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Tattered Leaves Die
Mon Ami Gabby-Green trim
3 Girl Jam-Burlap
Twine & other trims-scrappy stash
May Arts-wide Gold Ribbon


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coastal Crop Getaway 2012

Hey everyone..I'm really excited to share my recent crafting trip with all of you. I will have some projects that I made during this trip to share with you but that will be another post. Some I can't share quite yet since their DT projects...shhh Top Secret ; )

This was my second year to attend the Coastal Crop Getaway in Gold Beach Oregon. This event is held roughly about 5 hours from where I live so I drive to Medford, which is 3 1/2-4 hours from Lebanon and I stay with my Cindy my crafting bestie (who I happened to nurse for as well & she may or may still think she's my boss..haha) and we drive up with the rest of our group the next day. It's always a ton of laughs and fun with our crazy bunch.

Tahoe is packed and ready to hit the road : )

I didn't really take a ton of photos once I arrived in Medford as Cindy and I were dinking around town and hitting a few craft stores. Here's a photo of Cheryl's van full of our stuff for the keep in mind there were 4 of us riding up..although I could have easily brought this much on my own..haha

Last pic before we hit the road..that's me in the purple jeans, Cindy and then Mary Beth. Cheryl was taking the photo.

Our room...Cindy & I stayed together. Sorry for the dark photo.
View from our balcony..we were on the 3rd floor this time around.

Mary Beth is such a crack up..she brought her MargaritaVille maker for the trip..haha.
Cindy (on the left) was majorly excited to get her Leer Jet seat again from Terry..haha.

The next few photos are of the crop itself and all the ladies who came.....

The next set are of my work area..they give you an entire table to craft's so can really spread out & get some stuff done!!

Up next are my girls...
Cindy..I think she had a margarita in her cup or what we call our "special water" haha.
Miss Mary Beth who has to be one of the kind-hearted people I have ever met in my life.
And last but certainly not girl Cheryl..she is a total hoot and graciously drove us all to the crop. I have really become close to these ladies and even though I only get to see them a few times a year...I know we are true friends and I miss them terribly when I have to head home : (

They had a name tag contest..super fun...
Not everyone wanted to participate so there weren't many to vote for. Obviously the purple one is mine..haha. The Halloween badge in the first photo won and rightfully so..her tag was amazing!!

Cheryl & Mary Beth voting..I think they were laughing at Cindy putting Sue on her name badge..the ladies in charge coudn't figure out who Sue was..haha.

Next up are photos of our walk on the beach........

It was pretty cold & windy this time but I still love the beach : )

We were happy that we found some people on the beach to take a group photo of us..

And one last photo of the trip and then I have a really funny story to share with you : )

This is part of the scrappin crew that I meet up with when I go to Medford. From the left..Karen, me, Cindy, Cheryl, Mary Beth & Terry. This was right before we all headed home. These events always go by so fast...makes me sad!! here is an honest to goodness true story. We go to this coffee shop/book store in Gold Beach in the mornings. We're all upstairs looking around and this guy walks up to me. He asks me where I'm from, I say Lebanon. He asks what I'm doing here..vacation etc. I tell him it's for a scrapbooking crop. He then asks when I'm going home..I say the next day. He then asks if I'm flying..I say no I'm driving back. He gets a perplexed look on his face and says "You're driving back to Beirut?" LOL he thought I was from Lebanon, Beirut and I said no, I'm from Lebanon, Oregon. He looked at me real serious and said oh as he was going to welcome me to America. I laughed and said no, I'm an American and he sort of wandered off. I just find this hilarious as I look nothing like a Lebanese person and wouldn't you think I would have an accent or something? Seems like everytime I go somewhere outside of my county people think I'm from somewhere else other than America. Normally I get asked if I'm from Puerto Rico or Jamaica..haha.

Anyway..thanks for stopping by and letting me share my recent crafty weekend getaway. I'll be sharing some of the projects I made while I was gone be sure to check back for that.

Also..don't forget that Scor-Pal (I'm on their DT) and DCWV are having a Blog Week this week. There are some FAB prizes up for grabs so be sure to check out the Scor-Pal and DCWV blogs for all the details and to see some amazing projects from both DT's. I'm up on Friday : )

Happy Scrappin!!