Monday, September 13, 2010

Let’s Welcome Michele from The Scrap Shoppe!

I am so excited to have Michele here with me today. I hope you find the projects she shares with us today, completely inspiring.

Hello everyone! I'm Michele from The Scrap Shoppe.
A big thank you to Tammy for having me on Not Just Paper and Glue today! I love Tammy's creativity and her blog is one I love to come to when I feel the need for a little *sparkle*. I'm so excited she is letting me share some of my crafts with you!
First off, let me give you a brief background of myself. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 7 years, and we have an absolutely adorable 2 year old son (I'm not a bit biased about his cuteness!). I work full time as a biochemist at a large private university, but I'm a crafter at heart. I love to scrapbook, play with paper and fabric, garden, dabble in graphic design, and just let my creativity out whenever possible! I grew up with a mother that always had an "I can make that!" attitude. I find that I'm a bit of a mirror image of her in that sense today!
Okay, on with the craftiness!
It seems like I'm always making fabric roses for one project or another. I think they are addicting! My latest flower necklace is dedicated to my favorite college football team. (Go Vols!) I'm thinking I may need to make another to wear to our local NFL team's games!
I have developed an obsession with iron on transfers. I've dubbed this project my 3 Technique Tee because, well, I combine three techniques to change this plain Jane white tee into something a little more fun! Tutorial included!
I know Tammy has a lot of scrapbookers following her blog, so this one is for you guys! I really wanted to dress up my entryway with some artwork and decided I needed to get my scrapbook layouts out of the album and up on the walls! So came up with this fun frame idea. And the layouts are interchangeable!
I really love all things paper craft. Paper is just so versatile and fun to manipulate. Here I made some faux ceramic paper roses from plain cardstock and Mod Podge. I attached a pin to the back and love to use them to accessorize my clothing!
I used mixed media on my monogram embroidery hoop (I have a thing about monograms...) to make a piece of artwork for my wall. I love merging my scrapbook supplies with other materials!
I'm in love with mini scrapbook albums (it takes me too long to complete a large one!), and I made this one from scrap cardboard. Its full of the first pictures of my son after he was born and before we brought him home from the hospital.
I do love to play around with the drawing program on my computer and often make freebies for you to download. Here I've made some ledger journaling notes. I have a tab at the top of my blog where you can find all of my freebies.
I also love to offer tips when I come across something that helps me out with my crafting or even around the house. Did you know you can use distress ink to touch up marks on your wood furniture and stain small wood projects? Oh yeah!
And, last but not least, the reason I started this blog in the first place. Because of my love for scrapbooking I opened an online store several years ago to sell my scrapbook-themed graphic designs on t-shirt, buttons, mugs... you get the idea.
I shamelessly feature one design from my store every Tuesday in a segment I refer to as T-Shirt Tuesday.
I also have an Etsy store where I sell my graphic designs as digital downloads, as well as fabric flowers, and other scrapbook embellishments. So that is myself and my blog in a nutshell! I do hope you'll come by The Scrap Shoppe and look around. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know you saw me at Not Just Paper and Glue!
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