Friday, September 19, 2008

My Version of Frankie

Everyone seems to be making this card or something with this pattern like bags, boxes, notebooks you name it they are making it. Such cute idea's out there. I will be doing more with him to just need to get the time. Frankie, is so easy to make and with limited supplies you can make him too. Halloween is not that far away so I will be doing some Halloween projects and sharing them as time permits.
I have been taking care of my Mom who had a stroke as many of you know. My time in stamping and creating has been very limited. What little time I have had I have been trying to spend with my family instead of stamping. Today I got a chance to create Frankie so wanted to share him with you.
Supplies needed:
Certainly Celery Card stock
Basic Black, Whisper White Card stock
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Tab Punch
1 inch, 1/2 inch circle punch
Pop dots

Basic card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Certainly Celery.
With Certainly Celery and 1 inch punch you need one circle, cut in half for eyelids.
With 1 inch punch cut out 2 white circles. Eyes
With 1/2 inch punch cut out 2 black circles. Eyes
With Certainly Celery punch out a nose piece. This will be cut in half.
Sponge around eyelids and nose.
Add pot dots to back of eyelids.
Add nose to card stock kind of centering. Add the white eyes above and then the black circles. Then add little comma's with a white gel pen. Pull tab off of pop dots on back of eyelids and attach as shown in the sample.
Cut hair as you desire, adhere to top of card.
With black marker make scars in places you like. Then add the mouth, can be any kind of mouth. Add stitching to scars and mouth and he is complete.
Option: Some have added a arrow or make a card stock screw for his neck. I omitted that.
He is so easy to make and is such a cute card. I am thinking of making him into a coaster also.
Get started on your Halloween cards and have them ready.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Chrissy is having blog candy celebrating 40,000 hits on her blog. You won't want to miss out on this candy as it is a set that Chrissy created herself! You can also buy her stamp set at Sweet and Sassy. Go check it out and follow her rules for her blog candy to enter. This is Chirssy's second set she has done. Congrats Chirssy on the awesome set. I have her first set already.
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Oliver Owl CBC34

Chrissy over at Creating with Chrissy is having another Belli Challenge. Be Square, and this is what I came up with. I also did some punching with my SU punches for the owl. Hope you enjoy. He scanned a little crocked as my scanner was having an attitude problem and it took me 3 hours to get him scanned. So this is as good as it gets until I can figure out what is wrong with my scanner.
Oliver was so much fun to make. I will be making more of him. In the mean time here is the supplies needed and directions:
Choc. Chip card stock cut at 4 1/2 x 9 fold in half to get a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch card base.
Choc. Chip card stock cut at 2 x 2, you will need 4 of these
Creamy Caramel cut at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Designer Paper cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 layer on top of the 2 x 2 choc chip pieces. Layer these on top of the Creamy Caramel and then on to you choc chip basic card. Those are my square pieces for the challenge.
For Oliver you will need:
Scallop Circle Punch for his wings done in Choc. Chip
1/2 inch Circle Punch for his eyes done in Creamy Caramel
1 3/8 inch Circle Punch done with Creamy Caramel
Tab punch, punched out of Choc. Chip
Spring Flower Punch done with Pumpkin Pie
2 Rhinestone brads
Mono adhesive
Once all your pieces are cut out for this just follow Oliver Owl for placement. On the Scalloped Circle I cut in half and then kind of rounded out the wings for the inner part of his wings. His feet punch out one flower in the Pumpkin Pie and cut flower into 1/3rds for his feet, see card for how this was done and then cut a piece off for his beak. Adhere him all together and use pop dots to attach him to the center of the card.
Check out the other Challenges here:
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Faux Seaglass

Pretty soon I will be back to stamping and creating myself again. Mom is slowly getting better from the stroke and mini strokes she had about 3 weeks ago. Today I took her for a hearing test and next week she will get a hearing aide. That should be a big improvement for her on hearing again. She has a lot of nerve damage in her ears and one ear they can not help her hear out of anymore from all the nerve damage in it. So hopefully with the hearing aide on her better ear she will be able to hear clear enough soon.
I was blog hopping and seen these Faux Seaglass bracelets and thought what an awesome idea! So I asked Patty if I could share them with you and she said yes. She does however no longer offer the kit or anything, but has some fantastic directions for making them. I just love this idea as finding faux glass in my area is next to impossible without the Internet. Well to me nothing beats homemade so check out Patty's Stamping Spot for step by step tutorial on making your own Faux Glass. And thank you Patty for letting me share this with my readers.
I love how she tells us how to use a stamp to get them textured and designed also. How cool is that? I will definitely be making some of these soon. Now where did I put that Shrink Plastic? She colored them by using our ink refills and our Crystal Effects. Talk about beautiful. Anyone would be happy to have this on their wrist.
Hope you enjoy today's idea and make sure and check out Patty's blog for the tutorial and what else she has done. She does have some wonderful talent.
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Punched Angels

These have got to be the cutest angels I have seen. Jen over at Crazy Stamper Girl did these with the SU punches, she has a tutorial on her blog, check it out and make some for your own. She has many other wonderful artwork on her blog also, browse around while there. I am going to be making some of these soon when things settle down around here. I just love them and am a collector of angels so these really stood out to me when I seen them.
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Sizzix Big Shot Video Tutorial

You have to check this out if you own or planning on getting the Sizzix Big Shot. This video tutorial will tell you everything you need to know about this wonderful product now available through Stampin' Up! Not only does this wonderful die cut machine cut Stampin' Up! exclusive dies it also fits all others on the market and more, like the clear cuts, embossing folders ect.....
Hope you enjoy this tutorial on the Scrap Time Blog.
Also Gracie and Fred's Grandma, the card with the Rose on it for the Anniversary card I did. The stamp is called Stipple Rose and it is an old SU stamp, retired some time ago. You can however look it up on Ebay and purchase one I have seen them sold there. Otherwise email me.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Coffin Gift Boxes

I have been so busy with my Mom being in the hospital from a Stroke and now home. I have been doing her medications and helping get things done. Tomorrow I will go over and clean the house and my cousin is going to be putting in some hand rails along the wall for her to hang on to on the way to the bathroom. So needless to say I have not been posting as I haven't had time to stamp or create. But I did find this neat site for making Coffin Gift Boxes I wanted to share. I am going to try one of these as soon as time permits. Check out the site and make a few for Halloween Treats and share with me what you do by making a comment to your link or on SCS. On SCS site put in the keyword as Coffin Gift Boxes.
The PDF templates on on this link above plus PDF directions. Have fun.
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