Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Since Halloween is one of my favorite holiday's, I wanted to be festive tonight. I have been spending all night getting ready for tomorrow. Instead of candy, this year I am passing out clementines (They had some extra small ones at the grocery tonight.... so cute.. I had to buy them!) and some spooky toys. I bought this stamp set from My Favorite Things in the summer. I love the cute little trick or treaters!!! The tab holding the card closed is chipboard covered in crystal effects and glitter. the ribbon is from Joann's that I bought last year at the after Halloween sales. The designer paper is made by Reminisce. I have really enjoyed using this paper. Those of you who know me, know that I love Halloween... well i just love any thing festive and loud and fun!! I have another project I will show you tomorrow using some more of Reminisce's Halloween line.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I made this card for the Technique Lovers Challenge over at SCS. This is for TLC140: Cracked Glass. I love this technique. It really gives a professional/finished appearance. For this image i stamped the image from Sidekick Sayings Hostess Stamp set in Basic Gray Ink. (I love this sentiment... it may be one of my favorites.) I then colored in the image with Stampin' Write markers in Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, and Garden Green. I then distressed the image with river rock ink. The "cracked glass" is layers of clear embossing powder layered and heated with a heat gun until a thick "glass" is made over the image. The image is then placed in the freezer for a few minutes and the bent repeatedly to make the cracks. I then rubbed basic gray ink over the image with a makeup sponge to highlight the cracks. I pierced the image and mounted on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. The background is Cameo Coral cardstock that is distressed with River Rock ink. Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think!!
Anna: I'm sick, I don't think I can sew tonight.
Me: That's OK, we'll just cancel.
Anna: Oh, but everyone was looking foward to it. I think you could teach. We are making aprons.
Me: Are you sure I can teach?
Anna: Oh, you'll be fine.
Me: But I have only made one thing.... ever
Anna: But they will be so disappointed, I hate to cancel.
Me: Okay, I'll let everyone know.
So... I agreed to it.... I was actually impressed that our night went as well as it did. We only had a few major tangles and luckily Mary Jo came to help after Rachel (one of my friends) summoned her. The main problem that we had is written in the title of this post. Why is it so hard to remember to put the foot down on the sewing machine?!
Jenny celebrating a successful seam.
Dana, Dana, Rachel and Lindsay all lined up.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Well... it's not looking like Christmas yet, but it sure is time to get those Christmas cards ready!! I am so behind... if I think about it too much I get all anxious and itchy. This card is part of the Sketch Challenge from last week over at SCS (SC146). If you haven't tried the challenges over at Splitcoast, you really should check it out. The challenges provide so much inspiration and starting points for cards, scrapbook pages, etc. This card uses one of Stampin' Up's level one hostess sets. I wasn't able to get a very good picture of this card.. but I wanted to share anyways. I used the Dashing DP for the background that is matted with real red and very vanilla. The image is from Sidekick Sayings which is a hostess set. (If you live in the Nashville, TN area, feel free to contact me to set up a party so that you can earn a hostess set.) The image is stamped in basic gray ink. The tree is colored in with old olive and the brads are the fire rhinestone brads from Stampin' Up. It is hard to tell from the picture, but i used a mixture of the red and yellow rhinestone brads. The star at the top of the tree is covered in glitter and the main image is popped up on dimensionals. I also used a mini library clip from the Holiday Mini in silver. The ribbon is non-SU red organdy ribbon. Thanks for looking. Have a great week.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Hi everyone... I am so glad to be posting finally. Here is a card that I created tonight. I used Stampin' Up's Stem Silhouettes from the Holiday Mini Collection.... It was my first time to use this set.. so pretty, lots of options... Anyways, another thing I love is that the rubber is die cut for all of the sets from the mini. So, no cutting!!! Yeah!!
- Paper: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Kraft, Fall Flowers DP
- Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red
- Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercing tool, mini brads in gold, I also used a white gel pen to highlight the berries on the stem.