Well I haven't been blogging as much as I had intended to but I am going to try and fix that! I have a lot of projects that I wanted to share with everyone, some layouts, some cards and a few altered projects so I thought I would share these awesome altered pockets I have been making they are for a swap over at scrapbook.com. I started in one group so I had to make 2 pockets but they are so much fun to make that I decided to join a second group. The really cool thing is that each of my partners have way different tastes so I got to make all different styles of pockets!
The first one I'll share is a steampunk pocket! I've had this paper for quite a while and had not had a chance to play with it so when my partner requested a steampunk well I was just so happy to finally have a chance to play with these!!
A little tip while fussy cutting, a little inking all along the edge of the cut piece really helps to hide any flaws in the cutting.
Then I got to do a girly pocket, my partner wanted purple which is one of my favorite colors. Here is what I came up with
Then I got my second group and the biggest challenge for me I was asked to create a country style pocket. Man I didn't have any clue how I was going to do this one. It took me 2 days looking through my stash going I don't own anything country well I was lying in bed talking to my boyfriend about how I had no clue what country was and how I was going to do it and then it dawned on me. I think country; I think bright colors bold designs... Here is my take on country and I didn't even have to go out and buy anything new. I had it all in my stash.
The last one I wanted to share is the vintage pocket that I made. This one was really fun to create too. I wanted some lace for this one, unfortunately in this small town there is no fabric store, heck there is no Micheal's... there is a local craft shop but her scrapbooking department consists of on shelf unit and honestly I already bought one of everything she had when I started this obsession (hobby), I found a little bit of lace at Walmart but it was white and not quite right for vintage so I sprayed some Spun Sugar Smooch to the lace to give it the right look and started layering all sorts of embellies and here it is
Well that is enough for me tonight. Good night and sweet dreams!