Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here are a variety of cards with the same basic ingredients.
I used my petals a plenty embossing folder but only embossed the on the outside of the oval. How did I do that you wonder? Find out at my big shot class this Saturday, December 4th at 1pm. Cost is $5. Email me if you are interested.
Okay this first card is made using the Wish for Peace set, Early Espresso ink, ribbon and cs. Quick, easy and looks very nice IRL.
This card uses To You and Yours stamp set, Early Espresso ink, ribbon and cs, and dazzling diamonds.
Again, quick, easy and very nice.
For this card I used To You and Yours stamp set again (wish it wasn't retired, I can't part with it), Rich Razzleberry ink and cs, grey ribbon.
I took a closer pic so you could kinda see the glitter. Love these colors together.
Not totally happy with this last card. It was fine until I colored the berries. Now I need to decide if I should color the rest, ah, we'll see. Soft Suede cs, ink and ribbon and Christmas Cardinal stamp set.
I almost forgot to mention, I used the smooch peralized top coat on the embossed petals. Very shimmery touch to the cards, just can't really see it in the photos.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This card is also one of my favorites but was labour intensive. (sorry girls lol)
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
On Oct. 30th I'll change that class to a kids class. We'll make 30 cards (single layer, 2.5" x 3.5") and one regular size card. This way they have enough for every kid in class and their teacher. Cost is $20 and will still start at 9am. Mom's don't have to stay, but it would go faster with a little mom help. I think it would take about 2 hours. Signup deadline is Oct. 20th.
I still have a few spots left for the Nov. 6th class if anyone is interested. Call or email me!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I made this journal for my sister in law. She is having surgery tomorrow (they found cancer on her kidney so it's being removed). This journal is for people to sign when they visit her, they can write words of encouragment, she can write down what people have brought her or done for her. My sister in law is off all duties for 3 months (lucky duck) so it's up to her 4 kids and hubby to make meals, clean and do laundry. Plus take care of her every need (teehee). Thank goodness her kids are VERY responsible and already do their part in keeping the house running.
But I'm sure many of us will still help where we can.
I made the cover of the journal with chipboard. I used Elegant Soriee pp and used modge podge to glue it to the chipboard. I didn't take and inside cover shot, it just has Soft Suede cardstock.
I inked the pp directly with the Crumb Cake ink pad in an up/down sweeping motion, then sponged Soft Suede in few places. I used Frech Script background stamp with Soft Suede ink. The damask stamp from Friends 24/7 set in Basic Grey ink. The dots from Extreme Elements in Baja Breeze ink. The flowers are from one of my tutorials using the scallop circle punch. I used Baja Breeze cardstock and blue rhinestone brads. Once assembled I spritzed them with Champagne mist shimmer paint mixed with alcohol. The leaves I cut freehand, crinkled then inked using Old Olive cs and ink. Added a few strips of tuelle that I ran my Soft Suede ink pad over. The tag is made with the big shot matchbox die and I stamped the word grateful on it. It's on dimensionals to add a little....dimension. The black bling swirl is not SU!. Oh, and I punched the holes and added the owire with my bind-it-all.
There are 14 inside pages for people to sign or for her to keep notes. I added a little decorative edge and a stamped image to each page, and little Crumb Cake ink with a sponge.
I also added 3 window sheets cut into top note shapes and decorated. The first one I used a tag cut with the matchbox die and stamped the saying "Life is a matter of moments." The flowers are dyed with Baja Breeze reinker. The crochet flower was from a friend of mine.
This second one has a tag also cut with the matchbox die and the saying is "You're a friend who makes good times great."
This last one says "You're in my thoughts, you're in my heart"
On the back cover I kinda did the same as the front. But I used the Tres Chic background stamp, the blotch from Extreme Elements, and the damask from Friends 24/7. I also lightly misted the entire thing with champagne mist shimmer paint with alcohol.
So? What do you think? Pretty awesome hey?!!
**Don't forget about my Christmas Card Classes, signup deadline is the 15th.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Mother/Daughter class (repeat of my last M/D class)
-Saturday Oct. 9th 9am
Christmas Card Class -- (3 time choices)
-Saturday Oct. 30 9am
-Saturday Nov. 6th 9am
-Saturday Nov. 6th 2pm
-12 cards with envelopes
-sign up deadline for all classes Oct. 15th
If these classes fill up and more are needed I add another class on Nov. 13th.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I do have a card to share. Another one I did for a swap with Liz. I can't remember the colors I used though, it's been too long. hmmm, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango perhaps, with a splash of Old Olive. I used the rock and roll technique on the hearts. Easy to do and looks fabulous.
Alright, back to work on the classes....
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I made 2 signs for him which he thought were pretty cool. I cut out 4 x 4 squares (mini construction signs) and the black letters with my bigshot. Quick and easy. I glued the "sign's" on the packing paper I get in my orders. Carter thought this was awesome.
Here is his company sign. lol
Then of course the cake. It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but oh well, the best that we get for a 10pm cake. The 5 holes are from the candles. (see, almost forgot a pic of the cake lol) Carter did love his cake though so it was all good.
Last but definately not least, goodie bags. I was hoping to find some orange cones/pilons at the dollar store but no luck. (although I've seen them there before) So we settled for lunch bags decorated. Pretty awesome party all around. Ahhh, and now I'm partied out. lol
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I also made Ashley a birthday banner. Gotta have one of those. I thought it turned out pretty awesome. There is a bit of non-SU! stuff on there but that's okay. (just the glitter cs and ribbons)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
For this card I tried another new-ish technique. I've done reflection cards before but used wax paper. For this one I used the smooth side of my stamp-a-ma-jig to create the reflection. I sponged the water and then used a marker to make the ripples.
This is a simple card, pretty self explanitory.
I love this new embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper. There are a few other new things on this card too, including the vintage brad, cardstock and the stamp set.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
can. The challenge was to use Navy, Teal and Orange. I didn't like the way this card turned out but recieved a few compliments on it. I don't know, maybe it's the way I used the colors.
This next card was my attempt at something 'vintage' looking. Seems to be all the craze right now and it's not totally my thing but I do like it. So anyway, here it is. I distressed and tore and inked and crinkled. It's okay but not great either. Yikes, maybe I shouldn't be sharing at all these 'failed' attempts. Oh well, I guess not even I can keep you fooled that I'm not perfect. hehe
I love this bird punch, way too cool. Gotta find a reason to use it more.
I am totally getting into this build-a-bear thing. Okay, with the big shot dies anyway. I made this card for my neighbour who turned 2 on Saturday. He was more impressed with the bowling set I got him than with this card....lol
I'm working on making a build-a-bear canvas. My niece wants to make one with all her friends for her birthday party. She'll be my trial run. If things go well, I'll be offering it as a birthday party class.
Until next time...
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
On this first card I tried Tangerine Tango on my flowers. I think I distressed the flowers a little much. (but I was experimenting :) ) I ran the WW top note through the big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Very quick, very easy.
This other card I used Rich Razzleberry ink and cardstock.
The difference on this card is I used the lattice EF instead of the Vintage Wallpaper, the scallop oval and then added leaves to the flowers. Which I think looks much better.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
So here I am, updating. Summer so far has been crazy busy but I still managed to have my mother/daughter class. Turned out great and I have enough people to do it again. Betcha wanna see what we made right?
First of all, I made these treats ahead of time to give to every mother/daughter team. The daughters sure liked them. I made them with the Big Shot using the pillow box die, then punched out the scallop oval window. I made the flowers with the floral fusion die (with the big shot) and some old brads I had kicking around. The ribbon is old retired ribbon from SU!.
Early Espresso(yummo), Regal Rose and Whisper White cs
Regal Rose, Early Espresso ink
Extreme Elements stamp set
Bella Toille stamp
chocolate chip ribbon
4 x 4 card
Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White cs
Regal Rose, Basic Black craft ink
Bella Toille, Friends 24-7 stamp set
clear embossing powder
Heart to Heart punch
This card was a huge hit. It's called a spinner card.
Crumb Cake, Black, Baja Breeze cs
Urban Garden pp (retired)
window, star and scallop trim punches
A Little Somethin' stamp set (retired)
Baja Breeze, versamark ink
II embossing powder
Here is kinda an action shot with the star spinning.
3 x 3 card
Lovely Lilac, Pale Plum and Very Vanilla cs
Old Olive ink
Elements of Style stamp set
felt flower, old olive
3 x 3 card
Rose Red, Whisper White cs