Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I have to admit that the punch is from Martha Stewart, but I purchased it because it closely resembles the Jumbo Snowflake Punch in the SU collection, which unfortunately, was way too big for this project. I simply punched a few snowflakes out of computer paper and used a bit of glue from the Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere them. Then I glopped on the etching cream. I've etched glass before and always followed the directions with various results. This time around my little glass projects came out much better and more evenly.....I left the etching cream on for about 30-40 minutes. Then I washed off the etching cream and glued on paper. The only issue was that the rim around the top wasn't as even as I had hoped, but the Ziggy Gold Paint Pen (retired) did the trick! Add in a sparkly red votive from the Christmas Tree Shoppe and the project was done.
Below are all the gifts together and how they looked when placed inside the gable box. The little tin was wrapped with some retired DSP and I added in some home-made toffee. Check out this post for more info on this gift.
With a bit of creativity, some time, and just a few dollars, I think the gifts came out pretty well....and I'm pretty certain my ladies liked them!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Stamps: All the Best, For All You Do
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
CS: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Baja Breeze
Misc: Large Oval Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, So Saffron Mini Brads, Apricot Appeal Narrow Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Butterfly Die, Big Shot, Walk in the Park DSP
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from SU!, some items have retired.
So, there you have it....which one do YOU like best? (My vote is for the second one....the one with the tree!) Thanks for stopping by today! You can check out MaryJo's original sketch and see who has participated this week, by clicking here.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
This is a really simple version of MJs sketch.....I think that I was really supposed to use a punched image where my main image is and smaller punched images or embellishments below. But, I just couldn't seem to work them into the sketch without it looking overdone. So, as I said before, I simplified it....but take note that I did add a punch where the saying is! Doesn't that count?!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
This is really an altered black wood framed mirror from Ikea that retails for $3.99. They are nice enough in a plain sort of way, but what do you think of it now? Isn't this fun?!! That's a rub on on the mirror and beneath the bow from our Halloween rub-on collection, Spooky Treats. The only stamping on this whole project is that cute little skeleton in the upper corner of the mirror from Scary Skeleton.....he's embossed in Winter White and then cut out. The purple bottom is none other than Lovely Lilac CS. The background paper is not SU....you see I needed all 7 frames to match! (These ladies just love to create and have a Mom's night out.) Then the final touch is that fabulous striped grosgrain ribbon, which is stapled on the back. Oh, and take a look at all the faux stitching....really sets everything off!
Stamps: Scary Skeleton
Inks: Winter White Craft
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
It just so happens that this card was made last week at a recent workshop I gave....featuring (among other things)....Designer Series Paper! Or, as we so fondly like to call it....DSP. This was definitely inspired by this lovely card created by the amazing Mary Brown, one of my many stamping heroes.....I have never seen a card posted by Mary that I didn't absolutely adore! So, here it is, finally.....the card was ready, but I needed to find time to post.
This card also showcases the Rock-n-Roll Technique, which is why that lovely flourish has a 2-toned effect. Easy to do. I also reminded the ladies how to color their stamps in 2 colors (see the greeting) by coloring over with a darker marker.....it's always good to go back to basics!
This card uses a lot of accessories....punches, brads, ribbons, markers, and paper. See the following for details:
Stamps: Friends 24-7
Inks: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
CS: Whisper White, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Chocolate Chip Marker, Ticket Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercer (for brad), Crystal Brad (Round-Pumpkin), 1" Dbl Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from Stampin'Up! and are currently available in the catalog.
Thanks for stopping by today and making your visit a part of your day! Want to learn how to do this technique?....contact me today for your class or workshop!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
When I arrived home from my trip to New Orleans this week, my package from SU was waiting for me and My Digital Studio was in it.....and I just couldn't wait to play!! If you have never scrapbooked....or even if you are an avid fan....I promise you will absolutely LOVE this!
I've completed a few pages, but this is my first one. As you can see, there are images added in using our stamp sets....and the size can be adjusted to suit your needs!! Check out the photo corners, brads, and the Hodgepodge Hardware! The background was added in....and, yes, it matches our DSP line!......and the stitching was also added.
With this program you can make cards, scrapbooks of various sizes, videos and so much more. For this first project, I'm putting together an 8"x8" album and starting from scratch....or, in other words.....I'm not using templates.
There is still a lot I need to learn about this program, but I'm pretty happy with my first attempt......what do YOU think?