Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
|Here's one of the cards we made at the Christmas Card stamp-a-stack.|
Friday, September 17, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
I used the stamp set from the mini catalog that has 4 sayings...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines Day!
To get a sampling of Holiday crafts come to my class on Wednesday at 6:30. We will cover all 4 of those holidays. Cost is $15 and you must pre registers.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
|Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant|
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Spiderweb embossing folder, White craft ink
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
|Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant|
Sweet Centers stamp set
- Cut Tangerine Tango Cardstock using Big Shot and milk carton die. Then fold all score lines.
- Apply adhesive to the tab and attach to the inside of box. Apply adhesive to Old Olive satin ribbon and wrap around the box.
- Apply adhesive to the bottom flaps of the box and fold in. Fill box with candy of your choice. Close the top of the milk carton with a staple or brad. Be careful to only close one end so the other can open to pour out the goodies.
- Using markers apply ink directly to the rubber stamp. After all colors have been applied gently huff on the stamp and stamp onto Whisper White card stock.
- Punch the stamped image out using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch, punch tangerine tango cardstock using 1 3/8 inch circle punch, punch elegant eggplant cardstock using the scalloped circle punch. Adhere these together and attach to the milk carton using dimensional adhesive.
- Give to someone you love!
Monday, September 6, 2010
- Cut the watercolor paper in half. Using watercolor crayons lightly color the entire piece of paper starting with the darkest color first.
- Use aqua painter or paint brush to paint water on to the paper. Work the water into the crayon until it is the desired lightness.
- Set the paper aside to dry while you work on the other parts of your card. You can also use your heat gun to dry the paper.
- When paper is completely dry stamp line image on top of the water colored paper using a dark ink such chocolate chip or early espresso (as used here).
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This was one of my favorite cards made this summer. I love the ice cream...it just feels so summer. It's not too late to order the the stamp set...get it today before it's retired!
We will also be making this card tonight at the Stamp-a-stack.
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is a card we will be making at the Stamp-a-Stack Tuesday. There's still time to register.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I was recently going through some old pictures. As I was looking at them I realized that what I enjoyed looking at was more than the people in the photo, it was also the background.
This picture of me sitting on my dad's lap is a perfect example. When I saw it I immediately was drawn to the kitchen I grew up in. I scanned the shelves in the cabinet noticing the Tupperware tumblers that we drank out of, the beautiful blue glass jars lining the counter (that I wasn't allowed to play with). And of course the Wonder Woman place mat...all great memories.
So what's my point? Simple. If this were a picture of my daughter sitting on my husbands lap that I was getting ready to scrapbook, I would crop out everything but the people. I would pay no attention to what at that moment is simply a messy background. But to those viewing the photo 30 years later, the messy background is just a fun to look at and brings back just as many memories as the people in the photo.
My answer to the scrapbooker's question of to crop or not to crop is....NOT to crop. At least don't crop them all! One day your child will look at your scrapbook and say something as silly as "I loved that place mat." And isn't that the purpose of scrapbooks...documenting our life to spark the great memories later?
Monday, August 23, 2010
|ok, so you've seen this one before.|
|Isn't she cute with her bright orange dress and her handmade valentine...I love her. I also love that this card uses the square scallop die that is in the Holiday Mini (it might be my new favorite)|
|off to school...how sweet, do you think he's carrying her books? I love this pattern of the prints designer paper. I think it gives a great old fashion feel that really works with this stamp set.|
|Love this...these images fit perfectly into this square and it really makes the focal image pop. As I was coloring the image I thought...I want purple tights :)|
You have until August 31st to order this great kit...contact me today!!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
To Celebrate what is left of summer I'm having a Summer Stamp-a-Stack!
We will make 12 cards using products from the Summer mini, this will be the last chance to order the products from the Summer Mini catalog...so don't miss it!
August 31st at 6:30
Cost is $15 if you prepay...$18 the night of the event.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
And last but not least the square scalloped die for the big shot...I'm in love!
Monday, August 16, 2010
called greeting card kids. I love it. I used the aqua pen and the ink pads to water color it...I still need practice doing that. The pumpkin polka dot paper is from the brights prints stack of paper and the button is from the brights button collection. I was never a big fan of the brights collection before the color renovation, but now it's one of my favorites!!!
Oh and the sentiment is a sneak peak from the Holiday mini....check tomorrow for another sneak peak.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
- You can see what you are stamping and where you are stamping.
- They are so much easier to store
- They are CHEAPER!!!
- Stampin' UP! is now selling a very cool case to hold your acrylic blocks.
But I knew most of that before, what sold me was when I used them at a fellow demonstrator's house. I was wowed by how easy they were. Now I'm still not sure how I'm going to work some of my stamp-a-stacks. I"m worried I won't have enough blocks but I'll figure that out soon enough.
The moral of this story is if you are thinking about whether you want something or not, or if you'd like it...play with someone else's before you make your decision.