Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I have been trying to decide on a gift I could make a roommate and over the past few months I've been collecting these Frapp bottles. I really like how it came out and it looks even better when it is filled. I put peanuts in these as I figured it would make a great snack. I was real surprised how quick and easy these go together and they are super cute!!
I found it best to wash the jars in the dishwasher and then to scrub the sticker residue off under warm soapy water after having pulled the sticker off. Do you think my roommate will like it?
Recipe: One of a Kind stamp set, cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, accessories: mini glue dots, crimper, deminsionals, striped real red ribbon, and black brads.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I designed this scrapbook page first but it just wasn't the look that I wanted so I kept playing around with the set up until I came up with this next one.
This is the page that I will be using to swap with one of my groups. I made 3 different pages and each group will get one of the styles as a Thank You for joining my swap. I hope they will like it.
Recipes: Cardstock -Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Garden Green and Whisper White Ink - Garden Green and Versamark Accessories - Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals and Black Embossing Powder.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Take one half sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)
Score along width wise at 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 6, and 7.
Turn length wise and score at 1/2 on both sides.
Using the large oval punch on the end with the shortest score line.
It should look like this.
Trim on the opposite end on the score line up to the second score line.
Cut slits into card where score lines meet on the end where you punched.
Put tape on both sides between score mark 6 and 7. Do this on the front side of your project. I would recommend the sticky tape rather than the snail I am using in the picture.
Fold ends over section where you taped.
I cut the extra flap that was on the large center piece to match the front flap side. (hopefully that makes sense) Then use that piece to tape on the inside to hold top ends together.
Add a piece of velcro to top flap and bottom cover. Add your travel size kleenex package.
Here is my finished project. So what do you think ... will you swap for this at convention?
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sorry if the picture isn't the best but it will have to do.
This is everything I have done:
35 Wow Full Cards
108 Card Fronts in 2 styles
14 Altoid Tins in 2 styles
22 Kleenex Holders
22 Magnetic Post Its Frames
12 Quick & Simple Card Fronts
36 Easy 6x6 Scrapbook Pages in 3 styles
I will be showing the individual projects in the coming weeks.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Riding Hood Red card stock
Pink Pirouette card stock
Baja Breeze card stock
Kiwi Kiss card stock
Pacific Point card stock
Here are the new in colors for 2008-2009. They are very vibrant and I am excited to have a new batch of colors. Although I will greatly miss the current in colors especially Wild Wasabi, but I stocked up so I will have plenty in my personal stash. Riding Hood Red is going to be a great color for Christmas cards. Remember that these colors will become available on August 11th, 2008. I will do a color comparison so you can see the difference in shades in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
First take a piece of card stock that is cut slightly bigger than your image. I like to use my paper crimper rather than trying to break down the paper fibers by hand or rubbing the paper against a surface.
Run the paper through the crimper several times going forward, sideways, and diagonal. Do this until the paper is rather flexible.
Flatten out the paper .
From one edge of the paper pull apart to split in middle.
On the inside of one half of the paper stamp your image.
Cut out the shapes with stamp images lines.
After all pieces are cut start placing images in corresponding space.
Your finished piece after all pieces are in place.
Did you find this tutorial useful? Let me know what you liked or didn't like.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This set is called Sock Monkey of course and have I told you how much I like this guy? I was instantly drawn to him!! I made this card using some of my new toys. I did the scallops using our new border scallop punch, no more using the slot punch unless I want bigger scallops that is. I'm not sure if you can get the details in the picture but I paper pierced the monkey and did the basic grey paper parts using the faux flannel technique. I will spotlight this technique on Technique Tuesdays. For those of you who will be getting my WOW swap at convention my card spotlights this technique.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Sorry the picture is a bit blurry.
Tomorrow I will be posting a card I designed using the new Sock Monkey set. He is quite adorable. Unfortunately unless you are a demo he will not be available for purchase until August 11.