Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christmas Silhouette 2010



So I know I titled this Christmas, but let me just say that this would make a great Valentine or Birthday card too.  I kept this card simple yet still elegant so that it could be mass produced for Christmas.  The stamps are from Scrolls Work Stamps. I used 2557 Lady Flourish Silhouette #1, 7104 Sheet Music and 25 18 Letter Seals. I used gold detail embossing powder since the music sheet is so fine and the Musical Shape Paper Clip was purchased at Staples. 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pumpkin Set 2010

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great day. Before I tell you about this card, I would like to thank the gals that showed up at my ustream class last night and put in a plug for the next class which will be held October 5th at 8PM Eastern Standard Time on laughingstamper channel. Okay, now that the shameless plug is over, I can give you some details about this project.
I used the same stamps as I did for the ATC (Artist Trading Card) in the previous post along with the pumpkin set and Happy Fall Phrase.  I just brayered the background a little different and at a different angle. If you are looking for any of these stamps, you may find them here at Scrolls Work. The fence was the waste material from a fence that I cut out on my cricut using the Paper Dolls cartridge.  I love to use the scraps! If you have any question, go ahead and leave me a comment and I will get back to you!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ustream

Join me Tuesday evening at 8PM Eastern Standard time as I teach how I created this Artist Trading Card via a ustream class.  You can find me here. I will show you how I created this background using a brayer. All of the stamps used in this project are from Scrolls Work so you can check that out if you like any of these. The victorian haunted house and the bats are a reminder of my own house before the restoration began!  Yikes! I hope to see you Tuesday night!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Birthday 2010

Here is an old technique that I had forgotten about until I saw You Tuber Hungry Heffy do a vid about it.  I am behind and needed some quick cards which were still very pretty and thought this would fit the bill quite nicely. I embossed the images with white pearl embossing powder and sponged the card stock. The flower and leaves were from my I Am Roses haul.  I used my home made glimmer mist to color the flower so that it color coordinated with the card stock. I hope this sparks some creativity for you!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Old House News

Lately I have been getting questions about where I have been and how the house restoration is going. Today I kill two birds with one stone as I answer those questions.  My arthritic hand has been wrapped around a paintbrush which has been priming over 4000 cedar shakes. Ugh! We are in the middle of trying to get the carriage house weathered in before winter hits the mountains.  Back in the 1940's, our carriage house was built and over the years it has been just that as well as two apartments.  The first floor will house two of our vehicles and the second floor will remain an apartment space without a renter.  I'll have a new creative space with a kitchen, bed and bath. When my scrappy friend from South Carolina saw it, she said....."great, I won't have far to go to bed when I visit!" LOL! She's just too funny!
The garage doors were framed out and installed along with new windows. Cedar lap siding now covers the alley side first floor as well as the side with the electrical panels. Everyone is working on this project including my husband and daughter. I even got in on the act of siding the building as you will see in the next photo.

This is the side with the electricity and the pic was snapped last Sunday a week ago. We have begun to paint so maybe I'll show you a completed side, in the near future. Okay so it probably won't be totally complete this season because the soffit needs repaired and I doubt we will have time to do that along with getting the floor heat installed on the first floor of the main house this season. Whew!  Anyway, I have been pulled in many directions lately and some days I don't know which end is up. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather and don't forget to get some scrappy time in too!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Old Crow

Can you believe that I only used two stamps to create this card? Talk about economical cropping! This was more design team work for Scrolls Work this month. I used scarecrow 7503, old bird 1037. Then I put my brayer, sponge and die cut machine to work. I think it turned out great!  I nearly forgot to mention that Michelle Zindorf was the inspiration for this piece. Let me know what are you creating as the air begins to chill and days shorten? It's your turn.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vintage Magazine Holder

I finally finished this magazine holder that has been sitting on my desk for three weeks. I took a simple cardboard holder and turned it into this.  I was going for an antique book sort of thing using Scrolls Work Stamps. Here is a video with a bit of information about the project and the specific stamps that I used and techniques involved in making this project. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stamping on Beads

I finally took a few minutes and stamped on some beads. You may find these stamps at Scrolls Works. I used a silver and gold paint pen to add a bit of pizazz to the edge of the flat beads.  Here are a few pics and a short video. Let me know what you think.



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