Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
This is a big card. My piggy turned out big and wouldn't fit on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card so I made a larger one. I got a good deal at the dollar store awhile ago on some blank Greeting Card with Matching Envelopes in a package. They sure come in handy today for this card. What it is, is a 8 1/2 x 11 card stock folded in half. But they are hard to find envelopes for so if you run into something like this at your dollar store pick it up cause you just never know when your going to need it. This is a sketch challenge from Julee over at Poetic Artistry's blog. Love this sketch for this card.This card will be going to my 87 yr. old Aunty that is having back surgery soon. Her and her late husband used to be pig farmers. And get this one of the Presidents of the good ole US of A used to come to the farm. How cool is that? Anyway, I thought she would love a pick me up after surgery so this is for her.
Full Sheet of card stock folded in half for basic card.Designer Paper cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/4. Use punch to punch the corners.Whisper White to stamp image and to stamp Better Get Better.
Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue card stock.
White Gel Pen & Black Ribbon
Gamsol and Colored Pencils
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Coluzzle Oval one
Stamp image with black stazon. Color in with colored pencils and gamsol. Cut around with the Coluzzle. Stamp on a small piece of Whisper White the verse, cut out. Take a piece of Black card stock and use your colluzle to cut out the outer trim for the pig. I just went one size larger for the trim. Mount your stamped, colored image on the black as best you can in the center. With White Gel Pen make dots and squiggly lines around the edges. Set aside. Cut a piece of Bashful Blue at 1 1/2 x 8 1/4. I stamped small dots on this with versamark. Cut Pretty in Pink at 1 3/4 x 8 1/4. Then the black cut at 2 1/4 x 8 1/4. Mount from blue down to the black. With White Gel Pen do the same as you did on the Oval for the pig. Add black ribbon to the center of this. Leaving the bow on the right side. Your little Get Well wording 2 1/8 by 2 is also mounted to black and cut at 2 1/4 x 2 3/8. You make this piece a little thicker so you can have it pushed under the upper layer ( see card for placement) Mount your designer paper to the main card. Add middle strip with the saying just under. Next add pop dots to the back of your image piece. I used one on the top and bottom and one on each side, then cut a strip to go in the center. Add to the left side of the card. Your card is now finished and ready to have someone enjoy. You can see my sample card here for placement on how to layer and add to the card. Hope you enjoyed today's project and hope to see you stop by again.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I have no projects for today, I have been busy doing laundry and working on some images. Just didn't get time to get anything else done. I stamped a bunch of images and figured it was a good time to color them in so I have some images ready for making cards.
I need to get done some cards this week so stay tune for tomorrow, I will share one of them.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Martha Stewart website has the full directions for you. I love the dimensions for all the sizes of the boxes without having to figure that out myself.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Hope you enjoy my last minute finds for your Easter projects.
And this one is for the bunny ontop of the little box.
Now these are created by Chicnscratch blog. I am not sure of her name but check out her blog she does really neat things and has a bunch of tutorials.
Hope you enjoy these little projects for your Easter fun.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Here is what it is and where to get it if you want some. http://www.dickblick.com/zz004/56j/
It is odorless but still need some kind of ventilation or you can get a little loopy on it. Gave me a small headache without the room being vented. I love using this as it blends the colors so well for coloring in our images. You can see how it is used in these tutorials. She explains and shows you at the same time how to use it.
http://www.heartprints.net/gallery/videos/ Excellent tutorial on Gamsol.
I hope this answers any questions you all had. If not feel free to let me know and I will see if I can find more info on it. This video that Susie has though is what got me to using it. And I just love it.
I hope this works out it's been a while since I posted a tutorial.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
We will stick to one website but I am sure you will enjoy the projects and get ideas from them.
Martha Stewart Table Setting, this is really cute one is a chicken for little treats and one is a big fat hen for a floral arrangement. Hope you enjoy.
Egg Shell Votive, now this is just the cutest idea, but be very careful cause they will of course break easy cause of them being made out of egg shells.
Just hatched by hand, these are so cute, now on page two is the directions for these cute little items.
Pompom Bunnies, these are just adorable. I have to make some of these real soon.
Pompom animals, now this one will show you how to make chicks for the bunnies to hold and also the cutest lady bugs.
Chicky for baskets, these are so cute.
Ok this is it for now. Hopefully you find something you like. Stay tune for another Easter card tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping bye.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Click here to go to the contest.
Win a FULL LINE of Xyron tools in their bright new colors plus $100.00. Contest ends March 31, 2008.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
1: I love to craft, stamping, scrapping, tole painting, quilting, paper piecing to name a few. I think I have dabbled in most all of the crafts out there but these are my favorites and what I stuck with.
2: I enjoy camping with my family. We still have a tent but someday I hope to own a camper so it isn't so hard on the body. It's rough getting old!
3: I live within blocks from my parents so I can visit them whenever I want and not have to travel far. I need to do this more often.
4: I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, all live within 10 miles of me. My brother is the furthest one and one sister lives a block from my parents and one within a mile.
5: I love the holidays, I grew up in a fantasy world, the house was always decorated for the holidays. Mom really got into them and did several rooms for each one.
6: Like Holly my hubby thinks my major 3 food groups is Chocolate, Chocolate and Chocolate. The richer it is the better I like it. And yes I could live on Chocolate!
7: I love Alan Jackson, all his songs are the best. Of course his good looks and nice body helps a lot too! "wink" "wink"
Now for the rules and who I am tagging.The rules: Link to your tagger and post these 3 rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are the girls I will be tagging:
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Blogger 403 Forbidden
Apparently last night some Blogger / Blogspot blogs returned "403 Forbidden" errors instead of the publisher's content. It's Blogger's issue, not ours, but if you were affected by this go to the Newsletter Center for your blog, switch to manual distribution and then send the posts you want via our on demand feature. Then change back to automated distribution (and let's hope that whatever ailed Blogger last night is now working again).
Supplies needed for this project: