Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Poppy Birthday

Hey everyone! This is my card for May birthdays at Splitcoast Stampers Wish RAK. The stamps I used were  for my design team work at Scrolls Work. Look here for the Poppy stamp it is #4543 and here for the sentiment.  The sentiment is #1601 and called Personal Holidays. I used a card sketch from the Tuesday challenge over at Christian Paper  Crafts to complete this project.This is a large 5 x 7 inch card so there is plenty of room the right a note on the inside.  I began by stamping the poppy image with Timber brown Stazon ink and masked the image.  Then I brayerd the yellow and orange background sky. The sentiment was brayered the same way. I colored the image with water based  Stampin' Up! markers and added a little Crystal effects to the center of the poppy and to the sentiment. Gold glitter was then added to the frame of the image. You know I have to get a bit of bling in there somewhere! I made green background paper with my Paisley Cuttle Bug folder and edged it with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch. The Fleur De Lis background paper was created with home made pink, green and gold glimmer mist.
If you have any questions or comments. I would be glad to hear them!
Have a great day!
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Friday, April 23, 2010

How to create Charms, Head Pins and Paper Clips for Mini Scrap Books

 I'll use several videos to show you how I make charms and paper clips for my paper crafts. This can give you a spring board in which to think out of the box and make your own decorations.
I apologize in advance for this video.  I had to cut a lot of little pieces out so that I could upload the video and my editing is not the best. I still need a lot of practice. Please let me know if you have questions about this video series.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Bottle Swap with DL

Today my post is about a bottle swap that I participated in over at Life on the Scrap Beach my swap partner is in Canada so it will take a few weeks for her to receive this bottle. I can tell you one thing. You get some strange looks at the post office when you mail the bottle off. We were to fill a 16 ounce bottle with scrap goodies that your partner might like. My partner likes green and blue a lot so I decided on a green and peach kind of theme after watching some of the video hauls she has made recently. I think this will match some of her paper that she bought. I just hope that she like it!
Why don't you come on over and join us in some of the swapping fun!


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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Victorian Lady Tag

I have been making tags the last couple of days so that I could have a stash ready to go when I mail out packages for crop swaps.  I have gotten involved in several swaps over the last few weeks and have not had anything in my stash on which to write a short note when I mail a swap. I think this fills the bill quite nicely! I picked up the Victorian lady image as a free piece of vintage clip art from a blog. I can't remember which blog but I do know that the blog owner participated in the gothic arch challenge. If you recognize this image and know where I picked it up, please contact me so that I may let everyone else know. I resized the image to fit my tag and printed the images onto copy paper. The stamps I used were 7105 background words, 3005 Pen and 3036 Historic Postage from Scrolls Work Stamps. I went through several processes to get this as an end result and it would take some time to write about it here. I have decided to make a video tutorial instead and explain the process so stay tuned for the tutorial.
Have a great day!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fern Pot Journal Cover


I created this journal cover a few weeks ago while I was experimenting with the new Scrolls Work Stamps I purchased. I made this to enter the March card sketch challenge over at Rubber Stamp Chat. I created the background using black Stazon, silver Encore and Posh Rainbow white pearl ink.  I placed a drop of each color of ink on my Tim Holtz alcohol ink blending tool and started pouncing away.  Then I added a few drops of denatured alcohol to my blending tool and pounced some more. Voila, instant background! Okay, maybe not instant because you do have to wait for the inks to dry and that takes a while.  It was cold and rainy when I did this and it took forever for it to dry. Give yourself at least 24 hours for the ink to dry well.
I cut the black card stock rectangles. Then I stamped them with white Stazon ink using the Ginko leaves stamp. It sounds pretty easy so far doesn't it?  Just wait, it gets even easier. Stamp the fern pot and journal  with black Stazon ink and make sure you stamp onto glossy white card stock. Now assemble the parts and add a bit of ribbon and a brad.  Just cut the arms off of the brad and glue it down with Crystal Effects or Glossy Accents.   Do the same thing with the corner brads and you are almost done!  I don't show it in this photo but I would place this on chip board which has been covered in black card stock or a black and white print.  Run this through the Bind It All and assemble the journal by adding paper and a back. This is just a quick, clean and easy project. Give it a try!
Scrolls Work Stamps used- 1408 Book Words, 4547 Ginko and 4512 Fern Pot.
Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lynne's Goodies

Hey everyone! This post is for my friend Lynne who lives overseas.  She has trouble getting some of the cropping goodies that we find so easily here in the states so I am sending her some goodies.  I'm posting a few pictures so that she can see what will soon be on its way to her. In the center are alphabet letters but they are a bit hard to see because they are pale grey. So many things were on sale or on clearance so I was able to find several good deals!
I stamped some white journal spots and left room so that she can stamp and sponge them.  The round spots are brown ink on vanilla card stock.  I used stazon ink so that she can glimmer mist all she likes. I hope these are large enough. Take a look at the flowers on the grunge pack. They are from the wedding section.  They can be sponged or alcohol inked to color them.
I think this chipboard might work well with her style and it is the perfect size for mini books.  I still have more things to die cut and I will let those be a surprise! 

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

Today is the big announcement!  I will be a design team member for Scrolls Work stamps beginning today! Isn't that cool! Scrolls Work is a new company in Idaho which opened its doors on January 2, 2010. You may already be familiar with these stamps if you know Inka Stamps.  Inka has retired and passed on the stamp company to her daughter-in-law, Jacque Heaton. If you are a Tim Holtz follower and like vintage, steampunk or Alice in Wonderland, you are going to want to check out this company. There is also a blog and Jacque is giving away stamps left and right.  Check out the blog and participate in a card sketch challenge and win free stamps.  Yes, you heard me. I said free stamps!  You might want to participate in the question game that is going on over there too. Why? Because you can win free stamps! Yes, I said it again, more free stamps! Another great thing about these stamps is....they are unmounted rubber. I love it! Rubber for durability and unmounted makes them very affordable.  Just pick up a bottle of Tack it Over and Over or some cling foam mount and you are good to go. One other thing that is so nice about this company is they ship internationally. All of my friends out there who like vintage and have a time finding stamps.... your problems are now solved. Now, mosey on over to www.scrollswork.com and start checking things out.  I'll see you around!  I have to go ink up my fingers and get another project ready to show you!

And the winner is.....one more time!

And the winner is......BETTY!  I 've never worked so hard to give away free stuff! I added some things to the kit so claim your prize by contacting me with your mailing address. Scroll down on the left side bar and click the come on talk to me link. Congratulations betty! I hope to hear from you soon!


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