Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I don't know how to get rid of the space so i guess i will live with it. Of course i don't know how i got the space either.
Hope you enjoy the tutorial anyway!
- Use a 12x12 piece of double side paper. You could use a one-sided paper that has no writing on the back or you could stamp it! Then fold it in 1/2. See that was simple.
- Open it up. Fold the right hand side into the middle.
- Open it again and fold the right hand side to the fold you just made.
- Repeat on the left side.
- Make a paper hem on both sides that is approximately 1/4 inch. Just fold it over and press.
- Now here is the tricky part. Open the paper with the hem facing up. Now, fold the corner into the second fold line. Fold all 4 corners this way.
- Now fold the doors closed. You will have a rectangle.
- Flip it over. Bend the top back so it is even with the top of the parts you folded down.
Is that clear as mud?
- Now fold up from the bottom and slip the ends into the corners you have created at the top. This picture only shows it pushed in 1/2 way. You need to slide it in all the way to the top. Like the next picture beside it.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
The set we got from next years catty is so cute. But i think my Fave stamp in the set is the paisley!! Love it. This is a project we made at regionals. It is a 6x6 scrap page. the cute edge is made with the 3/4 inch circle punch. Also note the ribbon it is celery or mellow moss. Yahoo, new ribbon we only need to wait til July! Now, that is not fair. Shelli is a tease.
I love the fact everything was pre cut, but the stamping time seemed to short. I still have 3 projects to finish here at home.
This card is so cute too! I love this new set. I want to play with it! I guess i will need too to finish the projects. We did a 12x12 page too! I am going to load it with pics of Laura and upload it tomorrow.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
This is a card i made for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The Fairy image was a rak from my Secret Pixie. It was exciting because i don't have this set.
I coloured the image with prisma colour pencils then blended it with gamsol and blending stumps. I love this technique. Then for fun I took my spritzer tool and spritzed it with Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence.
Every Fairy deserves Primas, especially ones that glitter so i added stickles to the centers.
Inside the card it say's............. Isn't Life Sweet!?
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Anyway I love how this turned out. I started with a true thyme card. (41/4 by51/2) then used noel stripe paper by wild asparagus. The backing of this paper is a solid khaki colour. On the fold I covered the khaki colour with the noel paisley paper. I had scraps left after my cricut had been at it!
I matted this on a piece of cranberry crisp paper.
I took a clear button and by using crystal effects adhered a circle of khaki to it. Then tied it with cute ribbon.
I punched squares of the reverse paper and stamped the sentiment on natural ivory.
To finish it off, I topped it with a Prima natural Daisy. I love these flowers and I am starting to run low on them. Guess I will be doing some prima shopping. :)
This is my card for this week's colour Challenge. (83) I have my first stampfession. I bought this set Dream come True out of a mini, and never even cut it. It sat and sat on my shelf.....I was going to sell it when, all of sudden it is in the new idea book. So again it sat and sat, until today when i decided these colours said love to me!
So today the smell of fresh cut rubbah, drifts through my stamping room. I really like this set, but it never seemed to get my creativity going. I'm not saying it did today but it's a start.
I used my Karen Foster snap stamps, that my enabler/pusher friends said i needed to have. :) I guess the giant prima is a fact of life. I love all the different colours they come in......I even use them sometimes. But you really need to be prima worthy! I feel that way about pretty ribbon too!
I found ribbon in my stash that is perfect for Certainly Celery, which I used. On the same card was some beautiful Cool Caribbean coloured ribbon. Which will return to the stash until future use.
I am pretty happy with this card. But I feel it demands more play time!
Monday, October 09, 2006
This is a gift for my friend Beth. Beth is famous for her "Look a Chicken" line. When i saw this fabric i knew i had to make her something. I saw this idea in an Australian Scrap booking Magazine.
The instructions were a little sketchy on how to get the fabric to look really nice....but I think for a first attempt it is not to shabby. Plus it's a gift she has to love it!
Plus there was no pattern for the finishing pieces so i had to wing it. The charm is made from a piece of the fabric in between 2 glass slides and it one of the new slide frames. It was then covered in crystal effects and clear micro beads.
The inside is envelopes glued back to back to make pockets for pictures, quotes, tags or what ever you like. I will make more of them , and improve upon each one. I wish i had the Best of Cluck set. Will need to put it on my wish list.
To a thread so nice and fun she decided to remain.
Many friends all tried and true flocked to chat with her
Because she was the coolest redhead in our universe.
And then she found her passion, in flowers paper and silk
They came in tins and boxes, and bottles shaped for milk.
Primas flew into her basket at the online stores
And every time that Lisa bought some, she only wanted more!
A Prima filled coffin to lay her head when time's toll must be met
Is what our Lisa often asks, but she ain't gonna get it yet!
For though her kids drive her to the brink, sometimes each day it seems
We aren't giving her up quite yet, cause Lisa is our Prima Queen!
This was written by my friend Jen! It brought a smile to my heart and a tear to my eye. So I wanted to have it forever, kind of like the prima's I hoard. So Thanks jen this was awful sweet and now it is forever on my blog!
This is our home. It sits on 4 acres, with the Annapolis River to the front and the North Mountain to the back.
Since I love Fall so much we painted the house orange. The neighbours weren't sure at first but they love it now. The main house is painted a colour called Pumpkin Pie, it is trimmed with Gingerbread and Autumn Ridge. The light colour is Belgium Waffle so our house is pretty and tasty too!
I have always dreamed of living in a grand old home. Here I am. We converted the old carriage house into my craft room. So it has everything I need.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
On SCS we have a little thing we like to call VSN. I am a VSN junkie! I love it, we are given challenges and then have 45 minutes to create the card or project. They get uploaded then the hostess picks winners.
Sounds easy it, isn't! I have been a hostess before and i am a Hostess this time around. Which is November 10 th and 11th. We can't tell anybody what our challenge is until it's time to create. The theme this time is "Home for the Holidays" and the hostesses are Pixie Princesses. I always wanted to be a pixie or a princess and now i can be both!
We also have Secret Pixie's, I made this card for mine but I can't post it to the gallery until the reveal. But i love it!
I used my cricut to cut the little pocket and window. I love what my cricut can do and am so lucky that my DH understands my obsession with gadgets and gizmos. I really should use what i have more than I do. But who has the time???? I wish i did , but I have taken too much stamping time this week.
But really it's almost Halloween, so who cares if my dust bunnies are the size of small dogs and may be alive . Cobwebs can wait til November, they add a certain Holiday air to the house. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
I spend some time at a little place on the web called Splitcoast stampers, or SCS as we refer lovingly to it!
Every week there are challenges posted on Monday we were to make a black and white card. I love making Black and white cards, i just never seem to do it. This one popped into my head and I was really happy with it. As the week progressed so did the challenges, on Wed the challenge was a layout. I reworked this card and used the same(mostly)elements. I like the new card too!
I got the paisley flower from ATRS. It is by All Night Media. I fell in love with it and had to have it. I am sure I will play with it more.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I know it's not even Halloween yet. But I just couldn't resist making this Christmas card.
The layout came from the new Card Maker Magazine. I just changed the images and colors. A very easy card to make. It has 2 folds so it looks very elegant. At least I think so. I can see visions of cards dancing in my head with this layout.
The scan does not do it justice. I am really pleased how it turned out. Hope you like it too!
Cut a piece of card stock 51/2 by 91/2. Score at 1 3/8ths from the left, score 4 inches from the right. Decorate. :) That's the fun step.
Attach sentiment or picture with foam tape so the ribbon slides through to tie the card shut!
Monday, October 02, 2006
I am so pleased with how this card turned out! I love working with the alcohol inks. They are such a forgiving medium. If you make a mistake you can just keep working it, until you have something you like.
I like to work with a sheet of glossy cardstock cut to 51/2 by 41/4. Then you have a good sized piece to work with.
This is how i use the inks.
1: Spread some of the blending solution on your glossy paper.
2: Attach the felt to the dauber. I drop the inks directly onto the felt. Add a few drops of blending solution and pounce all over your paper. When you are happy with the coverage, add a few drops of pearl, gold, copper or silver to your felt. Add a few more drops of blending solution and add to your paper.
3: Save the felt and dry it! It can be used again just by adding some blending solution to it. It will be lighter in color but just as pretty.
I really enjoy making the alcohol ink backgrounds. I spent an entire afternoon making several. My kids wanted to play too, and they made some stunning background papers. We had fun and I am happy that my kids like to stamp with me. I just wish they would tidy up! Although they are geting better at cleaning the stamps they use.
I wil soon need to make more back grounds. Yippee!