Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Had to do just one more today. I've really been wanting to do a pink ornament though I have a limited amount of pink pattern paper.
I love love love this die by Memory Box. It is actually two dies, the top and the bottom. The top was really hard to cut until I got a tip to use bubble wrap between the paper and the die, and now it works perfect. The background on both dies are actually glitter paper, and the flourish front is a shiny cardstock.I finally figured out how to make tiny bows too, by using a fork (the tines) to wrap the ribbon around, and then sewing the center together. It makes the perfect little size and they are always uniform in size. I just have to make sure that I sew it exactly in the center or it will be lopsided.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The only kid of mouse that will be allowed in my house!
I colored four of these little drummer boys for cards today and I almost thew this one away. I dropped a pen on it and got a green blotch on it. I have never had much luck with using the colorless blender to remove colors but I thought I would give it a try. I just hate wasting all the work that goes in to coloring a stamp.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I thought I had to settle down to something serious here. I've had so many ideas in my head, that I've been flipping from one project to another. My craft room is a disaster. So thought I get serious about Christmas cards. These are some of what was ordered by a friend. She hasn't seen them yet, sure hope she likes them. They were a lot of fun to make.
Joy is a Sizzix die, the flourish and the greenery are a Tim Holtz die.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I haven't posted for over a month, but this is some tuff that I've been working on. The first one I did tonight. I've been wanting to try this technique and it was the tutorial from Split Coast Stampers this month. It was fun to do with my Spellbinders die cuts.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Wow, I didn't post anything the whole month of June! Of course I was somewhat incapacitated for a couple weeks recovering from acromioplasty (rotator cuff surgery). The first week I was totally wiped out on meds, then it was regaining use of my left arm. But God is great! and I am near 80% back after less than a month.
A friend at church is getting married today and I put this little mini album togethr for her. I used the "one the edge" die from Tim Holtz and it was a little difficult to match up since it wasn't full size, but I worked through that.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my creation and hope it inspires you.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Another Ad inspired card from Impress Rubber Stamp store. This was their sample for a class they are teaching. I don't know what the class was, but this is my rendition of it. I first stamped the script background, and then stamped the flower with versamark shimmer (which I really don't think makes much of a difference over regular versamark) and heat embossed with Distress embosing powder. I tried block stamping over it with the back of the acrylic block. It didn't give the all-over color that I wanted, so I started over again and just used a mask to do the left edge so that it would appear blocked, and inked it with a sponge and garden green ink.Then I colored in the flower with copic. It looks really good IRL, as the flower looks kind of transparent. The fabric flower is one I made a while ago with various size organdy circles that were heated to curl and sewn together. The pink border stamp is EK Success. I am happy with the results. I may have to do some variations with this one.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This is a combo with a couple stamps and the rest zentangled. The butterfly had no pattern in it, so the zentagle was added to the wings. There is also a flourish stamp in here but it is kind of hard to see.. which is ok actually. It goes from the base up to about 3/4 of the way up. There is a mistake in the pattern and to me it stands out like a sore thumb. But how much of a mistake can there be in a doodle???
I wanted to compare a black and white to a color, and I'm still not sure which I like best. There are 42 different copic colors on this one.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The last pages of the wedding album. I apologize for the pctures not showing a whole lotof detail, but I didn't want to take them in and out all the time.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I still have a few more pages to go, but this is the album I am making for a friend. I have to tell them though, that if they get the urge to have a cup of coffee while they are putting their pictures in it, it is because I used coffee to die the ribbons and lace.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Ok, so guys cards just aren't as much fun as pretty flowery feminine cards. But I made it through. The last of my Commonwealth cards are done.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
My home office has ordered 25 cards for the managers. Since there are usually couples I figured that the guys wouldn't like to have a card wth little girls or flowers and ribbons, so I have had to dig a little bit, but it has been kind of fun. I actually kid out four of these tonight, in between fixing dinner and watching a movie with hubby.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I am trying to get more masculine stamps, and I really like this one. The stamps are Tim Holtz as is the lamp post. The fence is a Memory Box die. I just discovered Memory Box and I absolutely love them! Besides the fact that they cost much less than Spellbinders.
I'm going to play with this design because I'm not real happy with it. It looks ok, but I really want the shirt to have arms. The mini brads worked real well for buttons.
Friday, March 9, 2012
This is a Spellbinders die that I picked up last week at J's for 40% off. The flowers were a stemmed silk flower that I took apart. Stamps are Hero Arts. Leaf is Spellbinders, Flourish Tim Holtz. Ribbon I got on sale at J's for .50. Button from stash.