Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Just Gloria!

Hello everyone! For those of you who have followed this blog for a while, you already know me. But for the newbies...I'll do a little into! I'm Gloria and I have a bit of a paper craft addiction... And I am THRILLED to be asked to remain on the MOD Squad for another term!

I live in southern California with my dh of almost 22 years and our three kids. Nathan (17.5yo and ready for college in the fall), Laura (13.5 and a rising 9th grader), and Jonah (almost 9 and ready for 4th grade). I homeschool the kids - well Nathan is graduated now, but the other two - and that keeps me very busy! I am also on a few other design teams, so that eats up some more of my time, plus we are very active in our church, and I read like there is no tomorrow. If I did not need sleep, I'd be much better off!

I've been a paper crafter I'd say all of my life, but I found rubber stamping in 1990 and scrapbooking (the modern way) in 1996. I love to create and try new things and buy stuff! I love to think outside the box, but I also love tried and true techniques and "old school" things. I am a huge fan of vintage items and collage art.

I started on the MOD Squad in January of 2008, so have been on the DT for 18 months. I have loved every second of it. Honest! Ok, there was that one day.... hee hee. I thought I'd show you a few of my all time favorite MOSD projects. Now keep in mind, I've made a ton of MOSD projects in the past year and a half, and I had a hard time just picking a few! But here are some of my favs!

This first project is a 6x6 mini album with clear covers and shaped inside pages. I did a love theme, and there are STILL no photos in it! See, I love to create stuff, but don't care much for fussing with photos. I am not sure I can say I am a scrapbooker...

This next project is one of the Long Haul albums (great size, BTW) and was one of my early projects. But I still LOVE it. And it was pub'd in the e-zine.

This next one I am very proud of. This is just the covers from the Show Off Album (I think) and I made it to hold my PageMaps cards. Becky Fleck even pub'd it in her newsletter!

Here is a WordBook. This is one of the stacked ones. I used all Basic Grey papers. I really adore this one!

Here is a 12x12 clear page. Ali sent us some clear sheets for something...and I decided to try a clear page. I think it worked out ok!

Here is a clear 6x6 page. I was supposed to use them as mini album covers, but sometimes...I just didn't. I made this as a home decor item for Valentine's Day this year. I actually made two, but this was my fav.

The next mini is my all time favorite project. I made this as a gratitude journal of sorts. If you want to see the "guts" you can do a search for it on the blog. I used lots of varied page sizes, plus tags, and clear items. It's stuffed full of goodness!

Here is the top view.
And the back.

And lastly, this is a banner I made for the winter CHA - out of the shaped pages. I have some great close-ups here on this blog. This was tons of fun to make!

Ok, that's it. Hope you come back to visit often! The new DT is an amazingly creative group of ladies and I know they'll blow your socks off!


Erica said...

Gloria, I love what you've done with all the clear albums/pages. What did you use to edge them in gold? It's a great touch! I can't wait to see what you do next!

Gloria Stengel said...

I've mostly used paint on the edges. Sometimes I mix glitter with acrylic paint, or I use Stickles. You can probably use a Krylon pen to get the gold, but I am sure I just used Making Memories paint.

Tina said...

Holy Moly!!!! What fabulous albums! Truly inspirational!

kellyjean said...

These are all so fun, Gloria! Your talented goodness is such a blessing!

AmesOx said...

Gloria!! Your albums are B-E-A-utiful! Just fabulous! Love all the layering and how you show off the MOSD clear pages to the fullest! So inspirational!

Marisa said...

Gloria very inspiring lineup! I look forward to working with you! :)

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Awesome projects, Gloria:) I just LOVE looking at your work!

Dolores said...

wow Gloria beautiful projects so much eye candy

Valerie Chmielak said...

AWESOME work!!

I look forward to working with you!