Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This card is for the radio announcer of the radio station that I listen to at work. Each morning at 6AM they have Jump Start Trivia. The radio announcers ask bizarre questions and we, the listeners, call in to answer the question. The question might be something like: 45% of woman do this each day. What is it? (this is a made up question so don't try to answer that!) The first person to answer correctly gets a small prize.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
So enough about me and my project and back to the blog hop. Peggy is giving away 8 stamps this blog hop (2 of each design). If you want to jump in and get your hands on the goodies here is what you have to do:
Woo Hoo! It's that time again when we all get to see some new awesome stamps from Paperworks Co. and Rachel Ann Miller!! Today I have the honor of showing off "A New Adventure". Since I have been doing the Free for All Thursdays and have been in the mode of doing 3D projects I decided to keep going down that avenue. I had an extra tin that I bought eons ago and never used. I felt that the tin and the stamp just went together. I colored the image and sponged in the sky and the grass. I then took the backside of the double sided pattern paper and used the corner rounder to make the scallops. A few extra embellishments and butta-bing, butta-boom! Here it is!
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Happy Thursday, Stampers!! I wanted to try something new this week so I perused through SCS’s resources and I saw the wallet tutorial and decided that is what I wanted to do. I thought it was going to be a complicated project and was pleasantly surprised when it was rather easy. The solid paper is embossed. I forgot how much fun it is to emboss paper. I have all of the tools to do it but I just don’t think to pull it out. It really gives the paper a leathery look in this instance.
For the inside of the wallet I wanted a wild look so I went with the Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper again. At this point I knew I was giving this to my niece for her 16th birthday and I would put the lipgloss I bought for her inside. Since she’s young she can pull off the wild look. I had some velcro circles in the house and used those as a fastener. The only problem is that the velcro is stronger than the paper and pulled away from the paper and ripped it!! OH NO! I tried different ways of hiding it but eventually just adhered it back in place as best as I could.
Here’s the side view of the wallet. The main image is from the Freckle stamps love collection, “Standing beneath a tree”. The wallet isn’t big enough for the whole image so I just used the girl. I was about 2 minutes away from finishing the project and adhering the girl and circle to the wallet when I placed it face down in adhesive! OH NO, AGAIN! Have no fear I salvaged the image by just reinking her face, coloring it, cutting it out and putting it on top of the ruined face. TA DA! From that comes my tip for today. Do what ever you can to use part of your mistake or cover up your mistake to avoid remaking your project.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project.
Stamps: “Standing beneath a tree”
Paper: Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey
Copics:R 24, 27; E 000, 00 11 37, 99; RV11, 13, 14; YR 21
Accessories: cuttlebug, folders and nesties, ribbon.
SCS Tutorial: Faux Leather Wallet
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Happy Thursday, Stampers! I decided to stretch myself outside of my comfort zone and try a 3D project since I am on a Free For All day. I looked through SCS and saw a tutorial on 3×3 card boxes. I decided to give it a try. I wanted to use the Freckle face kids but found that the stamped images was too large for the project so I colored and cut out the boy and girl and put them together in the middle of the box. I then made 5 cards and only used one image per card. I was able to make the box and the cards with one piece of 12 x 12 CS and 1 piece of 8 x11.5 colored coordinating card stock.
I learned that I shouldn’t have used the decorative edging that I used around the box as it is too delicate for repeated use. I then made little envelopes for the cards. I found a you-tube video to see how to make that.
Stamps: Standing beneath a tree
Paper: Lime Rickey
Copics: R 24, 27; E 000,00,11, 33,99: yr21; G19; B29
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nesties, ribbon, flower gem embellishment
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Yikes! I just got my package from PWCO on Monday and it shows that I am up for a posting today. I quickly starting thinking of what I wanted to do. Meanwhile, I opened a thank you card from a neighbor for lending them our booster car seat for their grandson. What a serendipitous moment when I opened that card! I knew at that moment that this card was meant to be! The card I received was in the shape of a coffee cup with the little cup sleeve on it. I traced the cup and quickly got to work. I bought the toucan because I have thing for birds (we own three) and just thought Tiki was so cute. I drew in the branch by myself because I wanted Tiki to be perched on something. I used the computer for the sentiment and glossy accent on the beak and feet. Finally I added the red rhinestones for a little bling. My tip today is to look for inspiration in places you might not expect. Who knew I would get a fantastic idea from a simple card.
Stamps: Tiki the Toucan
Copics:YR04, R29, YG11, 13, 17, Y08,C3
Paper: Basic grey and coredination
accessories: cuttlebug and folder, rhinestones, glossy accent