Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Stamp Of The Month

Well, here is the August Stamp of the Month. You can still get it, one more week anyway. 
Here are some things I did with it
First, I made a 2-page layout for my Grandson's birthday party. Who says this stamp set has to be for Halloween? ~Smile~ I even used the colors from the Scaredy Cat paper pack because they sorta went with the colors in the photos. 
                           Left side............
Right side..........Background paper was random stamped with one of the stamp designs. I stuck the letters too close together, his name is spelled Brauner.

6 x6 card set with some paper piecing and coloring with the ShinHan markers.

Another card using an overlay from the Artbooking. I shrunk it down to fit using the Real Dial size.

Sorry, I really like paper piecing. Another card. 

Fun Things to Make and Do

Got together with the girls in Ohio again. I am hoping they will post photos of their finished projects. We worked on these Pennant Frames. Once again, each unique individual creative self came out in each one.
This is the one I made. I used a retired paper pack, cut the pennant frame from the Artbooking at 1/2" on real dial size, the frames are from the Artbooking and cut on real dial size at 6 1/2". Just choose a square frame.The two borders are cut from the Artbooking on real dial size. One is cut at 1" and the other is cut at 3/4"

Here is a little something I did for organising. Decorated a notebook into a camping book. For some reason, I forget from one year to the next what to take for the grandkids and what we need for inside the camper. LOL!

I really had fun with this, I colored the little campers with our new ShinHan markers. I used some stickers that go with the Retired paper pack I used. The Note paper die cut was cut from the Artbooking I think, then stamped. 

Some cute little Thank you cards. This one is 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. I random stamped the background with the flowers and leaves and stamped the chicken wire on top of everything. I used retired eyelets. 

This one is the same size and the bottom plaid is stamped. Again, I used retired paper and brads.

This one is 3x3". Again I used a retired paper pack called Free To Be Me. Stamped the flower on B&T paper, trimmed every other petal off the top one, stacked it on top of a whole one on the bottom. 

I used a pop dot in between the layers of flowers to give it that 3 dimensional look. 

It looks kind of flat and blah, right?

Tah Dah! Get out the quilling tool-Z1795. This handy little tool has a slit in both ends so you can thread the piece of paper in and roll. Very, very cool and super handy to make those rolled flowers from the Art Phylosophy and Artiste Cricut Cartridges. I used it to add some dimension to these flat and boring flowers.

Curl.......and when your done....
add an Aqua Dot-Z1853 to the center. 

What a cool tool! What a happy ending!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Garage Sale~ Day 2

Here is some more stamp sets for you. Remember, if there is any you want, let me know by email, Facebook message or call me. Order by the number, please.

                                                            Stampin Up Wooden Stamp Set
                                   D size My Acrylix Stamp Set by Close To My Heart

                                                          B size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                       D size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                  D size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                    D size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                        B size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                    D size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                    D size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                        B size My Acrylix Stamp Set

                                                    C size My Arylix Stamp Set

                                      Mixed bag all but 1 are retired Close To My Heart.

                                  Stampin Up Set

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Garage Sale!

So, I am slowly putting thoughts into action! I am cleaning out my stash~finally! I will be posting things here, on Facebook and in my Pinterest site under Garage Sale items a little at a time. If you see anything you like, let me know by email, Facebook message or comment on here. 

I will start with this cute little number. Remember this flower set?

(Purchase this set for $5)

I couldn't resist doing a little playing with it. Yeah, I had to color them with our brand new alcohol markers. Love our ShinHanart alcohol markers!

First, stamp solid stamp with a neutral color. I used Bamboo. Then, you color over the stamped design with markers, colored pencils, chalks etc. 

You can do this cool technique with any kind of solid stamp set. 

                                                         (Purchase this set for $8)

                                                          (Purchase this set for $8)

                                                     (Purchase this set for $8)

                                                           (Purchase this set for $8)

                                                    (Purchase this set for $5)

                                                               (Purchase this set for $8)

Of course, we have to add some shipping to this. I will have to get back to you on this. Depends on how many we can get into a box.

Stay tuned.......there will be more later.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sassy Stamper's Club

Had a great time with the girls in Ohio a couple weeks ago making these cute little gift holders and cards.

I wish I had taken a close up of their gift holders and cards. Blond moment. We did a fun technique using our Pearl Paint and re inkers.  Here is the samples:

A card and a gift holder makes a special gift combination. What would you put in the tube above for that special recipient?

Looking forward to the next Club in July. Here is what were making.

Using the very same sketch from our wonderful book called Imagine on both layouts. It's fun to see the different ways you can tweek this to make it your own.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fun Weekend

I can't believe I didn't take my camera this weekend. Spent a wonderful time with a bunch of great ladies paper crafting at the North Manchester University. Spent the time scrapping, getting re-acquainted, laughing and catching up with everyone. This is the easiest retreat to get in and out of. There are a few of the students that come and help us pack our stuff in and out and even put it in our cars. Even though we are up on the second floor, there is an elevator to make getting us all up there very easy indeed. We each have our own huge table and super comfy office chairs to sit on. The majority of the ladies slept in a dorm and a few of us went home and slept in our own beds. 

There is a very talented chef in the kitchen fixing our meals so we don't go hungry. There is plenty of water, pop and coffee in our scrap room if we like. They fix us popcorn to eat during movie time (Frozen) on Saturday night while we were scrapping.We are very spoiled let me tell you!

I offered a class making a very simple 2 page layout with our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. Here is what we made:

This cartridge is really fun to use. I just put the size on 11" and all I had to do was change the design buttons for each design element and it cuts everything to fit a 12 x 12" page. This is just one great design element. Just like our other 2 cartridges, this one will cut 700 designs total. The lacy circles are cut with the Art Phylosophy Cricut Cartridge and the cardstock is all retired colors except the black of course.

I made a couple cards and a 2 page layout with the June Stamp of the Month. It was a really fun  stamp set to play with.

                                   June Stamp of the Month.

2-page layout

 I used Pacifica, Honey, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry for the colors. The patterned paper and the embossed cardstock is from the Free To Be Me paper pack. 

The overlay is cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I put the machine on Real Dial Size and shrunk it down to fit. I can cut overlays for cards when I do this also. 

   Two cards round it off real nice. I used our beautiful White Daisy cardstock for the card bases and stamped designs. 

I also offered 4 different paper designs in kits to whoever wanted to participate in a contest where they make a 2 page layout using the same diagram I put in there kit. It's always fun and interesting to see how each person's creativity comes out and the pages were all different. Again, I wish now I had taken my camera and taken pictures of each set. Everyone did a super good job. I made my own samples that I will post later with a little technique added that I learned from a video on You Tube and tried with our own products and loved how it turned out. If I can figure out how, I might even try doing my own video. Stay tuned. 

I had 4 participate in the contest and 3 winners and gave 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. prizes! I asked the rest of the ladies to vote so it was "people's choice!"

Late nights and early mornings to make it to breakfast at 7am on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday. I didn't know Sunday was 8 so I got up as usual and got in there by 7. Oh well, I was able to get some more done that way. Most of us packed up and left by noon and 1pm. 

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