Friday, November 28, 2008
Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have loved this set since the catalog came out. I am always pleased with the results. And, again you see the use of the Big Shot!
I hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving and don't eat too much turkey!!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, I found out that I am going to be an Aunt for the first time. My brother and his wife are due with their first child in June. They are not going to find out if it is a boy or a girl.
So, I tried to make a card that was neutral. I have a terrible time with this! Give me pink or blue and let me go....I can handle it. But, when it comes to neutal I struggle a bit.
Here is the simple card that I came up with for them. I will work on the shower card and hopefully come up with something a whole lot more creative. But, this is what I have for now!
And, now if June would only get here!! We would have a baby and beautiful weather! This snow and cold is getting old all ready! I better hang tight and learn to be patient!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Enjoy the evening!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here we have a bright birthday card! I love to do birthday cards for kids because they can be so bright and cheery. I have found that I tend to grab my more muted colors unless, I am doing a kid card!
I am spending the day relaxing today as I had a very busy Friday and Saturday...hopefully, you get a chance to relax too!
Friday, November 21, 2008
When it first came out I had to have the 5 Petal Punch from SU! Actually what do they come out with that I don't need? Well, I found that it just sat on my punch rack and didn't get used that often.
As I was looking at blogs one day, I found a technique on Dannie Graves website that had a beautiful use for the punch. She also shows exactly how to make this 3-D flower on her site. You can click on the link at the left to see her site.
My card is not nearly as beautiful as hers is, but for the first attempt, I didn't think that it turned out too badly. The middle row of petals should have been distressed just a little more! But, alas, there you have it!
Good luck staying warm today!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
For this card I used some retired DSP and my water color crayons to add a little color!
Have a good one!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here is a Christmas Ornament that I have recently made. A good friend (you can check her blog out Krafty Kerilou...by clicking on the link to the left) sent me a link:
Well, considering that my monthly workshop is this Friday I had to get the third card prepared. This is what we are going to do. Many of my ladies love the blue/brown combination. So, this should fit the bill. And, this card will also get their hands on the Big Shot!
I was actually able to get upstairs and work in the stamping room! Which around here and with my schedule is no small feat! So, be prepared for some fun posting over the next couple of days!!
Thanks for checking in!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Today, I have to get some new stamping done, so that I can show you some current work. It has been a crazy weekend, and I haven't gotten to the stamping room lately! But, today will be a different story!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Good morning! Here is an idea that I recently found on SCS. I have loved this set since it was introduced, and this made me love it even more. I knew that it was a good card when I gave a similar one to my Brother in Law for his birthday, and even he loved it!
If anyone is ever experiencing "stampers block" SCS is the place to be! I am always amazed at the ideas and creativity that appears over there! There is a link over on my sidebar for those of you who haven't been to SCS. But, be prepared to be extremely inspired when you click on the link!
Have a great day!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
You will notice that I have used the Big Shot to cut some leaves for the layout. This machine is really growing on me and I am sure that you will be seeing more of it soon!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Isn't every season a "Season of Friendship?" Here is a frame that I made up with this new set! I love the simplicity of it. The fall colors are so easy to incorporate! And, I need to hold onto Fall as long as I can, because I know exactly what follows closely behind it!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Can you tell that Christmas is in the air? I have been working on Christmas cards and ornaments. And, to top it off I am headed out to do some Christmas shopping today! I certainly hope, you all enjoy your holidays! I promise that tomorrow I will take a step back and leave the Christmas stuff alone for a while!
Do something creative today!
Monday, November 10, 2008
First, gather your supplies...rubbing alcohol, a clear glass bulb, dazzling diamonds glitter, powder pal, re-inker (here I used Baja Breeze) and ribbon to decorate. You may also choose to use latex gloves to keep the ink off of your fingers.
Step 1: Add about 2 teaspoons of alcohol to your bulb. Cover the hole with your thumb and swirl the bulb around. It is difficult to know when you have covered the entire inside of the bulb, so the more swirling, the better.
Step 2: Add about 15 drops of re-inker to the bulb. Again, swirl until the entire bulb is stained with the ink.
Let the ornament drain for about 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, I gently blow into the ornament to dry it just a little more. This also help to eliminate streaks of ink in the ornament. If your ornament has streaks it needs to drain some more. The streaks will cause the glitter to clump and creates an unattractive design.
Then using the powder pal, I add about 2 teaspoons of dazzling diamonds glitter. Again, cover the hole with your finger and swirl the glitter around. The glitter will adhere to the sides of the bulb. You may need to add a little more glitter to get an even coat. Tap out the extra glitter onto the powder pal. This glitter can be used for another bulb or you can use tinted dazzling diamonds on your next project!
Now, you have a beautiful, dazzling bulb that is ready to be embellished! Simply put the top back into the bulb and decorate.
Wa-La! A beautiful ornament ready for the tree or gift giving! Good luck making your ornaments and don't forget to let me know how they turn out!!!
Have a great day!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
For the frosting, I used crystal effects and some chunky glitter. It looks really cool in real life!
Enjoy your Sunday!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Well, good Saturday morning! After a week of lovely Fall weather we are experiencing a rainy day. Just in time for the weekend. Isn't that the way it goes. I have a long list of outside chores to accomplish and the day that I can do it, it rains!
Anyway, here are a couple of frames that I made after being inspired by the one in the current SU! catalog. They are so fun to make! And, really not difficult at all!
Enjoy your day!