Saturday, December 19, 2009
Its both a card and a bookmark
the card as it stands alone.
And the tag. the tag proved to take longer than I expected. Its a tag with some chipboard glued to it. in the above case an S and a star. I did the letter for each person in the swap. then I took some gold metal paper and covered the top. then burnished it so the letters popped out. then I took alchol ink and smeared it on there. In this case eggplant.
This is where my problems began. this gold well it wore off in spots making it silvery looking. I let it dry overnight and looked at it again. well I guess I like it enough and I kept it that way. but then the back showed the manila tag. I didn't like this so I cut more of the purple and glued it on there but it looked tacky. so I found in my stash (lord knows I have enough of it) some gold foil tape. I did the edges in that and then did a tassel with this really expensive embroidery floss. Oh well use it up it isn't doing any good just sitting there right?? I really like how they turned out. I have to finish doing the tassels on the rest of the swap cards then in the mail they go on Monday.
close up of the tag.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I didn't have a sunflower stamp (shocking I know) and I goobered a bit by the smile but I liked the idea of putting the buttons in the middle of the flower to make them look more like sunflowers.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
check out the blog contest toooo cool and they are giving a desk away to charity.
I should have some posts coming up soon been busy fusing glass and making christmas cards. time time we always need more of it.
edited to add picture and the following blog list so you too can enter:
Saturday, December 5, 2009
so I am going to think about a stamping/art project for next year. Any ideas for me??
Monday, November 30, 2009
but did want to pass this on:
check out their cool giveaway and quality t-shirts.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Did this for a forest green swap. I love the lovely as a tree set by stampin up. probably my favorite one. added some green micro beads that I found "somewhere" and they just happen to show up in my craft room when digging for something else. haha.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Another card done at my stampin up demo's house. love this. it uses an embossing folder. to make it not make an impression in the middle you take about 8 layers of some really stiff card stock, put them together then cut out what you don't want to make an impressions. seems like it should be other other way around but it works.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
did this for two swaps a one on one and a breast cancer swap. Not that happy with my copic colors or coloring but still learning that. stamps are by my favorite stamps. there is some gel glitter pen on the ribbons but it can't be seen in this post. as well as the pink background is cuttle bugged.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
OMG she is posting again. I know shocking. Been super busy, gone and generally over the top with commitments so had to let down on a few things and unfortunately blogs were one thing that was sacrificed. the future is looking better so hope to post more.
I went to a stampin up class and made these adorable ikea jars. the top can be interchanged for different holidays. thanks sharon for the best classes ever. check out her blog for some cool ideas http://www.sharonburkert.com/
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Check out this video that Johanna shot of Kristen and I in Kristen's studio. The project we created was based on one of many amazing collaborations from A Charming Exchange written by myself and Kelly Snelling. Stay tuned for more information on the wonderful auction which will take place in October benefiting breast cancer.
necklace created by myself and Kristen (seen in the above video) will
be a special give away; to enter the give away post about the Charming
Exchange Breast Cancer Auction on your blog making sure to add a link
that takes readers to www.acharmingexchange.com. Leave your link in the comment section on A Charming Exchange and good luck. The drawing will take place on October 30th.
check it out
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
was playing around with some scraps and came up with this. the stamps are all ctmh. Stamped the numbers the added some strip paper. words and pop dotted the clock. Then added the little hinge thingy. Thinking of doing a swap with it but not sure will have to look at it a bit more to decide.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Did this for a lime green color swap. Stamps are by Penguin Pants rubber stamps. Stamped the background with the lime. Stamped the glass and added liquid glass to make it look like liquid and then added some micro beads to the top of the glass for salt. See below for a close up
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Did this for a scotty dog swap. the background is done with a the cuttlebug. A trick I learned from my stampin up demo was to ink up one side of the embossing folder then put down paper and run through big shot or cuttlebug. gives the dimension some color. the scotty dog is a quickkuts die cut. and stamped a paw I think PSX and the words are Penguin Pants Rubber stamps. Not sure where to get the little bone paperclip it was a gift from hubby.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
the background is cuttlebug. then on acetate I stamped with stayzon a ctmh butterfly. added glue with a glue pen and glitter then mounted with brads.
I wish the stray glitter I could get rid of I tried all kinds of things and still some remains. DRIVES me batty.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Did this for a swap. A manly swap something to give a guy that's very hard for me.
First brayed white in a light blue. then added the mask and brayed in a darker blue. stamped in black the ship then let dry. crumpled up the paper and distressed the edges. pop dotted on to white and called it good.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
first we ran some distressed ink over the tag (forgot what color) then we added some masking (light sections on tag) and then we used one of those mini misters with a bit of alcohol ink and water in it misted the whole thing lightly. added some stamped images and some ribbon and embellishments and then done.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Totally loved this idea to put a gift card in. Painted the outside card holder which basically has the image and then a little band that goes around a slightly larger gift card holder piece (below) used glitter pens, copics and dimensional magic.
This is the inside of the card. I used punches to create the cuts on the fold.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thanks to Kate at Absolutely Everything in Massachusetts we made this totally awesome tag. We used the Adirondack bright alcohol reinkers dropped them onto glossy card stock then used a can of air (like you use on your computers) and blew it around. then stamped on top. added some baubles that were also painted with alcohol inks. Add a flower that was painted with alcohol inks and a bit of stickles glitter glue. Put the whole thing on a tag and added some ribbon