Saturday, September 19, 2015

More Goodies for the Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace!

Two more Memory Frames completed today.

 Trick or Treat!
Merry Christmas

Friday, September 18, 2015

Getting ready for Brookhavem Vintage Markletplace

It's been ages since I've updated this blog, but I've been creating like crazy for the Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace.  An interesting mix of antiques, artist goods, and seasonal home decor, October 13-18, at the Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Schools Ferry Rd., Beaverton.  This is my first year as a vendor.   
I've made Halloween banners.

Thanksgiving banners

Christmas banners


And my favorites, the Memory Frames!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hanging Album

After seeing a hanging album on the Big Picture Classes blog I knew I had to make one.  I already had some of Tim Holtz binder clips, an old frame, a new pad of  Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes collection, and more embellishments than I'll ever use, so I got started.  Cutting the pages with my CTMH Artbooking cartridge was a snap, especially since this paper isn't double sided, so two cuts of each page were needed.  (Remember to flip the second page.)  After cutting 12 pages, I embellished with anything and everything.  Bling, flowers, ribbons, chipboard, die-cuts, tags, paperclips, acrylic gems, post cards, washi name it, I used it!  I located the perfect frame in our garage, and gave it a glow with FolkArt Metallic acrylic paint in Champagne.  Cloud print paper was attached to the backing, holes drilled, and the binder clip was attached with nuts and bolts for strength.  More embellishment was added to the backing and the frame, and it's ready to hang.  I love it so much I'm making another one using Heidi Swapp's Believe collection for Christmas. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Big Idea Festival @ Big Picture Classes

Big Picture Classes 2013 Big Idea Festival started today and I can't believe I've already posted a page.  This one went together rather quickly, but I think it gets the message across.  Stacy provided lists to download, and shopping for school shoes really brought back memories.  We would drive all the way to Hillsboro (like 20 miles) to visit my Uncle Eric's shoe store for a new pair of Buster Browns.  We were always treated like royalty, and given balloons!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Birthday View-Master!

 That fabulous 3-D photo viewer known as the View-Master turned 75 today.  I've been collecting these little gems for about two years.  Even thought I only have obtained 5 viewers, a projector, and about 40 picture reels, that was enough for OPB Radio Talk show 'Think Out Loud' to call me a collector.  (Knowing their executive producer helped, too.) I was invited to be a guest collector on their show today, along with the inventor's daughter.  I really had a blast.  Half the people in the studio came into the Green Room to see a vintage Oregon Caves reel on my viewer.  I was interviewed briefly on the air, loaned my collection to the media staff for pictures, and was photographed with my viewer.  I feel like such a celebrity!

To commemorate this event I created this Happy 75 Picture Reel using a Tim Holtz die, glitter paper, crepe paper, tulle, ribbons, a brad covered with a Sassafras Lass picture reel sticker, a Glitz 'HAPPY' giant rhinestone, a vintage BINGO piece(O75), and an assortment of images from a trip to Oaks Park. 
Isn't it adorable?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Best Intentions

I started this blog last year with the best intentions.  I was going to complete monthly entries for two different contests every month, and needed a blog to do it.  Halfway through the year life just got busy, and it was all I could do to keep up with Design Team projects for Stacy,  my Project Life book, and life in general.  So many projects were completed that were never photographed for display, but that is going to change right now, starting with this double page layout I completed this afternoon.  This project was made with a Close to my Heart Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit, and features pics from my all-time favorite crops.

Because as of last week I am officially a Close to my Heart consultant.  This is something I have been thinking about for over a year, but couldn't decide what to sell.  Close to my Heart really seemed like the best fit for me because of their emphasis on scrapbooking, awesome, exclusive Cricut cartridges, (especially the new Artbooking cartridge), and affiliation with Big Picture Classes.

I'm creating a new Facebook page and website for lori anderson {art}, and I hope you'll follow me.   I also hope you'll find time to join me in my home studio for crops and classes.  
So let the fun begin, starting tomorrow night at 6pm with an online Pajama Party with Stacy Julian at Big Picture Classes.  I'll provide the popcorn!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - July

As much as I struggled with this tag, I really love the final result.

I tried the canned air technique on the alcohol ink, but couldn't get it to look like anything besides blood splatter.

So I ended up taking a different approach and printed a patriotic clip art eagle on a piece of fireworks label printed cardstock.  I love the effect.  

Materials include:

Kraft tag dabbed with Snow Cap
Recollections colored core paper (it just happened to be red on one side and blue on the other)
Rusty Pickle Fireworks Label printed paper
Vintage seam binding inked with Fired Brick and Broken China Distress Inks
Red and blue crepe paper streamers
Baker's Twine
Making Memories ribbon label - COURAGE
My Mind's Eye Bits & Pieces star
Safety pin
Basic Grey chipboard '4' inked with silver Dabber