Thursday, December 28, 2006

I wish my photography skills were better.......... but I am going to show you this anyway! This is another name frame that I have done. I literally used the scraps from my scrappin' kit to make this. It is a gift going with the journal as well.
I picked up these really cool Bazzill, chipboard tags at my lss. I used so saffron craft ink and clear ep to set it. I used my cricut to cut out the letters. I also got a little bag of primas.......I know " Like I need more." But I found these perfect little flowers in there. :)

I used my Flourishes stamps by Rhonna Farrer, (love them!) and the whole thing just came together. I love doing these frames. I actually stained 3 at once. So they'd be ready to go when I am.
These are a gift for a special person and I hope she loves them!

I spent all day yesterday, playing around and making these little books. It was not as easy as you would think. Written directions and i don't always mix. LOL I flubbed the first one, it will be used for showing the kit. I will finish the inside first. :)

I then made one from copy paper to hone my technique. I t made me feel better that even DH couldn't make out the directions. I fiddled with it until I could make sense of it and voila, I achieved a cute little book.

This is the inside of the book. It looks pretty on the inside too! I used stickers from the kit and Rhonna Farrer, Flourishes stamps by Autumn Leaves. The big squares are for journaling or pictures. Once you have it, these are fun and easy!

This one is just pretty on the outside. LOL But once i have time to complete it, it will shine too!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

When I ordered this set, I didn't think I would love it. It reminded me too much of paint prints from last year. But I guess i fancy that little swirl flourish , cause this is so much fun to play with.
I used my fave colours which are rose red and regal rose. I was lucky and had a scrap of vanilla paper. (I need more) I think this card used all of my favorite things, colours, brads, pretty ribbon, and paisley!

I love the layout too. Thanks to Rox who posts these challenges every week! Well, I am off to play some more!
Well, I thought I would have a go at the Colour Challenge for today. The colours were cool Caribbean, vintage violet and rose red. I was not to sure about the colours together but I think they go nicely!
I used my new Sell-a-bration set. I cut out the flowers and using my aqua painter coloured it in in rose red ink. I used a Prima and rhinestone for the centers.
I curled the flower around my paper piercer and then popped it up on pop dots.
I can't wait to play some more tomorrow. :)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I moved my ribbon to my stamping room so it would be safe from the kids. But I guess Ellwood had other plans. I guess sleeping on pretty ribbon would be nice, but I think Primas would be better!

So here are the last of them. I finished last night at 1 am. I did enjoy doing them, but i think I finally got it by the last one.

I love the old anything that can go wrong. LOL Both my Xyron machines ran out of adhesive. I used every piece of sticky strip I could find.

My kids decided my pop up glue dots would look better on the floor. Grrrrrr, a whole brand new package. But I still managed to get the job done.

I think I like this one the best. I used some of my SU papers that have been hanging around for awhile. I am learning to master my Cricut. :) I love the softness of the flourishes on the stripe. (it gave me chills) Sorry , but I guess it was getting late.

I bought that beautiful chocolate brown ribbon at my LSS. It is so pretty. Normally i would never use it, but after all it's Christmas.
This is the last one....for awhile. Again I love my Cricut!!!!! These papers are just so fun and bright. They are Basic gray "Gypsy". I glued the jewels on with glue I got at Walmart........BIG Mistake. The glue is terrible and when I picked up the journal all the crystals popped off.
I should have used crystal effects. Then I would not have had a problem.
I hope you enjoyed my journey into journals. I did have fun making them.....but come New Years, "I will not procrastinate." Yah, right, but I can dream can't I!

Friday, December 22, 2006

So it's the days before Christmas and i am working like a stamper possesssed. I needed to make 6 journals by Sunday. Do I mind doing it? No!! I loved doing it, cause I get to do my favorite thing. I need to stop procrastinating......(somebody slap me)

Any way, I have been using my beautiful Wild Asparagus papers. (sniffle, sniffle) Have I mentioned I am a hoarder? LOL (also an understatement, ask Mike)
This paper looks blue but it actually matched perfectly to vintage violet. It's great when stuff matches. I used my Rhonna Farrer flourish stamps too. I use them a lot.

I ran all the twill through my little xyron sticker maker. It adheres the binding so well. Of course I used primas. (everybody is Prima worthy at Christmas) I also used my little crystal brads. So cute.
I was also playing with my new.......Curvey Cutter by EK success. So easy and fun, I have the circle and square too. (rolls eyes)
It is also the new sellabration set, I love those verses!

Here is number 2. Again using Wild Asparagus paper. (yummy) Primas, crystal brads and my new oval cutter. I used my cricut for the letters. I need a couple of new font's. (Santa take the hint)

Another Wild Asparagus paper.......did i say i love this paper? The same but different. If I had had more time........I would have stamped more but I wanted them simple but pretty. I bought a stack of composition books and shadow frames yesterday. Got to love the dollar store.

Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon. I have ribbon in the house. Thanks Jody for the awesome ribbon share. Now I have more to hoard.
I just adore my pretty, pretty ribbon. Now i just need to use it!!!! But maybe it's too pretty to use.
Plus you'd need to be ribbon worthy! LOL

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I was in at my LSS. I didn't intend to buy anything but.....I was only a few dollars away from filling my 25.00$ card so I bought this cute tin. Then i bought a couple more things because i had free money. LOL

The tin is by Maya Road and it is a Tea Time tin. I love it cause it is a bit taller and Narrow and fits cards that are 41/4x51/2 perfectly.

This one was part of a gift exchange and was given with the name frame in the post below.

I love the new Primas. They are so bright and beautiful. I really enjoy making the tins. I just wish i had more time to craft.
This is the gift together. She loved it! Which made me very happy!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Well, I haven't had much luck with stamping lately. Too many other things to do. (Unfortunately) But lucky for me, i needed a gift exchange present. Since i don't know this lady very well and I wanted something cheap......I mean wonderful! :) I was checking out the Dollar store and found these shadow boxes. I only bought 3, I am going back next week.

I used my cricut to cut out the letter's, one in a chatterbox paper the other cranberry crisp. My fave color of the moment. I used the other side of the double sided paper and stamped print pattern on it in Olive. I used my Autumn Leaves flourishes in cranberry ep by Ranger.

I faux stitched around each little diamond. Of course i had to use a Prima. Which had some Crystal Effects applies and then dazzling diamonds dumped on top. The center is a crystal brad.

At the end I desided to dress up the frame too! So I used versa mark and the flourishes with the cranberry ep. Then outlined the flourishes with a white gel pen. To make them stand out!

Pretty good for a dollar store frame.

Friday, December 08, 2006

What is this? Is it a Pink Pac Man? Noooooooooo, it is my new best friend! (Sorry Jen)
I was in at my LSS and the owner made me buy one. Well... you all know my arm doesn't need a whole lot of twisting. Besides it was only 1.99 so highly affordable.

It is of course an edge distresser.....well that's what's written on it! It is so cool, i have always used my sissors but this is so much easier and does a far better job. Hopefully my sissors will last longer too.
This really is a cool tool and one no one should be without! In my opinion! So what are you waiting for.......... go get one.
Well I said i would make something with these stamps, so I did! I just thought that silver ep would be so pretty on the snowflakes. That was discovered after the white craft ink smeared and made such a mess. LOL

I also have been thinking alot on how to alter be on the look out for altered primas.

Here I dipped it in versa mark then covered it with silver ep and heat set it! It made a beautiful center to the large snowflake.

This is the sketch challenge layout 101. I love this layout ...there is a pocket on the inside of the card for a note, gift card or even cash!
I just think snowflakes are so perfect for right now. It's coming down like crazy here.

This is another version, I can't stop making these. They are so cute! If i could change this I would have embossed the sentiment in silver instead of craft white!

I love the silver and blue together.

This is the last one in this color........:) I used stippling and DTP I also distressed the paper edges. I like this card alot as well. I really wish i could stamp more. It seems i have been so busy with so many things lately. But I need to exercise this creativity , so i think everything else can wait....for now!