Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Now, on to Mom's card! She is a fabulous quilter, and has sewn all of her life. So this wonderful Crafty Cuppie stamp set was a no brainer! Isn't this just too cute? The basket of thread and the pin cushion with the needle and thread in it, oh I just LOVE it:):)
I used TESC94 for this layout, along with Taylor's new card kits! It's so nice to have everything cut for you:):) Love that for a change! I used one of my new Frameabellies to "frame" my cute seamstress cuppie:) Copics to color and a Kaiser pearl as the perfect cherry.
Check out my new handmade polymer clay heart button! That was a fun one to make:) Hearts just make me happy:)
I also added stitching, (cause it's a card for my MOM and I HAD too;):):) and last but not least, I used a snap to accent my "happy birthday" banner! A fun change instead of an eyelet!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I have some exciting plans for the Button Boutique coming in the new year and will share them as soon as I can! Happy Holidays everyone! May you not be too stressed, and get lots of creative time:):)
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I also made the "smile" button to go with this awesome new paper, (from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit!) I used my copics to color the Rainer cherries, which by the way are my favorite type of cherries:):) My husband said they look like peaches:):), oh well......
And last but not least, I added some stitches to the panels.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Inkspelled Frameabellie circle in Fossil Wood
Inkspelled polymer clay button
Stamps: TE Berries & Cherries
Paper: Taylored Expression Key Ingredients November kit
Ink: SU choc chip, memento tuxedo black
French wired ribbon, (from my stash)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I LOVE, LOVE all thing s vintage, and have a hard time doing anything else! So I just embraced it. This sentiment is special to me, we have to believe in ourselves and our abilites, and just go with it! These background stamps are from Ellen Hutson, I just got them and can't for the life of me remember their names...one is vintage text, I think, and the other is art nouveau, I don't know.....That's the only bad thing about unmounted stamps that don't come with a labeled index card. Anyhoo, back to the deets:) The main sentiment is a old rub-on from my stash, that I enhanced with my copics, the flower and leaves are Prima, the bottom panel uses part of a masked stencil image. (I did all that work, and you can't even tell:) The stencil is from Tim Holtz, and I created the masking with Shimmer Spritz. I even used Shimmerz paint "Angel Wings" to go over the rub-on to give it some glitz, (darn, it doesn't show up in the pic). The ruffled ribbon is from my stash, and it's sewn down with one of my favorite stitches. The pearl was bright white, (a little too bright), so I used my copic marker, and blender pen to tone it down and antique it! Thank you so much for stopping by:)
And to all my fellow Edward fans...... 2 MORE DAYS!!! WAHOOOOOOOO:):)
My daughter and I have tickets for the 12:25 showing on THURSDAY!!! Yippeee:):):)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
on Lake Conroe! Everyone, but me was quilting away, I made BUTTONS:):):)
It's been years since I've been able to go, and so good to catch up with everyone:) These ladies are so uber talented!!! To just be surrounded by such talent is a huge dose of inspiration!!! I designed this button set from a swatch of fabric from my friend Mary's stash!!!! And will post some soon that were inspired from a painting that was in our lunch restaurant!
Have you noticed my new bog look? What do you think? Leave me some feedback in the comments or in the new chat box! Mom and I have decided to try our hand at an Etsy store. She will create handmade, handsewn embellishments, and I'll create buttons!! If you havn't ever shopped Etsy, check it out! We love the idea of supporting other artisans! Oh, I'll be posting some blog candy soon, so stay tuned!!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Most of these items are BARELY used:):):)...here we go!!!!
And if you don't see what you are looking for here, my friend Jodi
is having a sale of her own!!!
Favorite Things (1/2 unmounted) 18.00
Great Friend 6.00 SOLD
Tree Trimmings (New) 10.00 SOLD
Holiday Best (new) 8.00 SOLD
Patterned Pines (new) 8.00 Sold
On a Pedestal (new) 20.00
Cute & Curly 6.00
Bird on a branch 13.00 SOLD
Hello Again (new) 7.00
Sparkly & Bright 11.00 SOLD
Spotlight on Christmas 16.00
Oval All 11.00
Sweet Centers 20.00 (sweet treat cups free with purchase)
Circle Circus 20.00 Sold
Just Jawing 20.00
Petal Pizzazz 25.00
Falling Leaves 15.00 SOLD
Park Avenue Patterns 13.00 SOLD
Things I Love 8.00 SOLD
Eastern Blooms 15.00 Sold
Love You Much 18.00 SOLD
Yuletide Christmas 15.00 SOLD
Just Beclause 10.00
Baroque Motifs 20.00 SOLD
A Happy Heart 10.00
Of The Earth 8.00 SOLD
Bella Toile background stamp 10.00 SOLD
French Script background stamp 10.00
Sanded background stamp 10.00 SOLD
Delightful Decorations 13.00 SOLD
Ornament Punch 12.00 SOLD
Boho Blossoms Punch (new in package) 13.00 SOLD
Small Handle $2.00
Jumbo Handle $3.00
Small wheels: Baroque Border 3.00 (I have 2 of these for sale) SOLD ONE
Retro Remix 3.00
Large Wheels: Bright Blessings 5.00 SOLD
Christmas Chatter 5.00
Little Boo single stamp 3.00 SOLD
Elegant Thank You single stamp 3.00
Dies: (barely used!)
O Christmas Tree extended bigz die brand new in package 35.00
Petal Card Bigz die 14.00
Clear Bigz flower die 14.00
Clear Bigz circle die 14.00
Bigz Lattice die 14.00
Little Leaves Sizzlet die 4.00 SOLD
Joyful Sizzlet die 4.00
Embosslet die simple flower 7.00 SOLD
Embosslit Merry 7.00
Bone Folders (I have three for sale) 4.00 each
Stampin Pastels 10.00
Vintage Ornaments 1 Stencils 8.00
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Happy Shopping!!! Hope you see a little somethin' you've just got to "have":):):)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Met some wonderful ladies and played with an awesome product!! But changes are necessary for me right now! My little one is 2 yrs old and my DD is almost 16!! Both are very active and time is flying by......(Can you relate?) My DH is working lots of hours and that leaves little time left!
SOOO after much soul searching, I have decided to step away from SU as a demo and get back to creating for me. I want to thank you my friends, who have been coming to camps and to Scrapper's Night Out! Sharing my love for paper crafting has been awesome, but honestly I just need to slow down and enjoy my kiddos while they are home:) I LOVE blogging and will still post, and actually, I'm looking forward to maybe playing with some of the awesome sketches online!!! Thanks again everyone:):)
p.s. I will be having a going out of business sale, and posting the items soon! (All are in the current catalog!)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Ok, I couldn't resist posting this one!! I just LOVE this stamp!! Here is a simple card using the Cast-A Spell paper and the Twick or Tweet stamp set!!! The oogly eyes on the tri-fold just crack me up!!! I guess I'll have to put some on this card now too..... Ya'll have a super day:):)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Anyhoo, back to the layouts!!! I was dying to use the new designer paper Autum Meadows!! Last years trip to the pumpkin patch pics were just crying for this fab paper!!! This first lo is of my beautiful dd and dh! I used my favorite scrapping tool, my sewing machine!!! Here are some close-ups!
Tips: Scrap to your favorite music:):) and just let go, trust yourself! You cannot make a mistake!! There are no rules.....just have fun!!!!
Supplies used: Medallion background stamp #115223, Autumn Meadows Designer series paper # 116796, Favorite Things stamp set # 115436, Holiday Best hostess set, Falling Leaves stamp set, (on the twill tape) #115368, Twill Tape #105245, Linen Thread # 104199, Modern Label Punch (this punch is a must have!!) #116630, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon #109065, gold embossing pwder #109129, versamark ink #102283, vintage brads #109109. I think that's most of it!!! Let me know what you think! I always appreciate feedback!!
The Great Pumpkin layout, is of my son and I looking for the perfect Pumpkin! (One that he could carry:) Again I used the Autumn Meadows designer paper, twill tape, and Falling Leaves Stamp set!! Thanks for looking, feel free to leave a comment!!
Here are my very first buttons!Pretty cool eh? Here are the steps:
- Roll out white clay with a roller, or a pasta machine to an even thickness on parchment paper
- I used a spool of thread to cut out the buttons, (guittermann thread to be exact:) in cookie cutter fashion
- Use your embossing buddy to pat the back of your stamp with powder, this keeps the clay from sticking to your stamp!! (It makes your stamp have white powder on the back, but don't worry, it washes right off!!)
- Stamp your buttons, I used the En Francis background stamp #109521 pg. 134. Practice on a extra piece to determine the right amount of pressure. If you press too hard, you'll flatten your button too much, not hard enough, and you won't get the image.
- Bake in oven per directions on your clay package, I used premo by sculpy. Hardens in oven at 275 degrees for 30 min per 1/4 inch thickness. (So I baked my for 15 min, on a piece of parchment paper in an oven safe pan.)
- Once buttons cool, then I rubbed them down with chocolate chip ink, old olive ink, and ruby red ink. I used my fingers and tried really hard to get most of the ink into the stamped impression. Going for that awesome vintage look!!
- Now I wanted them shiny!!! So, I simply dropped the button facedown on the versamark ink pad to coat the topside, and then dropped it into clear embossing powder!!! Used my heat tool and Voila!!!!! My very own shiny buttons!!!! I know Stampin Up carries lovely buttons, but we don't have them in every color and with this technique, you can coordinate your handmade embellishements with the stamped images on your card, or scrapped page!!!! LOOVVe it!!!
Now for the piece de resistance! My favorite deisgner label hardware tag!!!! I created this in the same fashion as the buttons, I just used the hardward as a cooking cutter and then stamped it with the "for you" sentiment from the Great Friend stamp set! #113792 pg. 107, and then painted it with our AWESOME new Platinum Shimmer Paint in the holiday mini!! #116807 pg. 27! If you haven't tried this paint, you must, it simply rocks!!! It's very opaque and looks like metal!!!! I just baked this shape and painted it, no need to emboss it!!! What do you guys think about this pfoject? Let me know under the comments underneath this post! Would you like a how-to video???? Have a great day my friends! I've got tons of projects to upload!!! See you soon!
Hugs and Ink
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Monday, September 7, 2009
I loved getting to play with some of my new goodies! I used the new paint found in the holiday mini, played with a new technique using the clear window sheets with our texture plate. That was fun, it came out really cool I think. After I ran the clear window sheet through the big shot with the top note bigz die, I ran it through again with the perfect details texture plate. I then rubbed some black stazon ink over the embossing to make it stand out! I will definitely be doing this again!!! Thanks for looking!
Finial Press embossing folder #115964
Top Note bigz die #113463
Perfect details texture plate #115962
Hodgepodge hardware #112454
clear window sheets # 114323
Stamps: Charming #116519
En Francis #109521
Great friend #113792
Ink: black stazon, bordering blue
Paper: whisper white, kraft
The class supply fee is only $25.00/person. You will get to play with our awesome new flocked paper, and play with the pretties kit and make your own custom hat pin!
Wahooo what fun:):):)
Thanks for visiting:)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This card was CASED from one of my favorite designers, Kimberly Van Diepen, but changed a bit to make it my own! There is soo much texture going on, and is so very elegant! The colors are Kraft and Bashful blue! The background stamp is Bella Toile, (love that one!) And the embossing in done using the finial press embossing folder. The sentiment "thanks" is using our embosslit! (Isn't this so darn pretty?)
On this yummy card! I used 2 of the fabulous new in-colors, Bermuda Bay, and Soft Suede! The stamps set is Circle Circus!!! And the cute polka dot ribbon is our Bermuda Bay!! I just love how everything coordinates so well!!! Thanks for looking, ya"ll have a super duper day:)
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
accessories: big shot tags, crushed curry dotted ribbon, chocolate cosmo glitter, (it's hard to see in this pic, but the dots are all glitter) 2-way glue pen,
crystal effects, (it's on top of the merci stamp and the bird) I wanted to add dimension. This card looks much better in person....
Now for the spooky card:):):) I love Halloween!!! It one of my favorite holidays! This card uses this fabulous skull "From the Crypt" stamp set!
and this awesome background stamp "All Hallows Eve" Now I'm getting in the holiday spirit!!! I can't wait to share my Christmas ideas:):):):) Ok the recipe:
cardstock: razzleberry, basic black, and whisper white, ink: razzleberry, stazon black, accessories: 1/4" basic black gg ribbon, cosmo fine glitter in silver, modern label punch, and 2-way blue pen. Oh, I almost forgot, the sentiment is from teeny tiny wished stamp set!!! We may be making this card at a future camp.....
This card again features my favorite stamp, the medallion! (It's going to be seeing lots of ink:) And again the Chic Boutique set! But check out that embossed card base!!!! That's our new final press embossing folder!!!! LOVE it!!!! It works beautifully, and adds wonderful texture!!! Here again, I used crystal effects on the tower, and the merci! Pulled out the sewing machine and stitched down that fab new chocolate chip striped ribbon!!! And last but not least used another one of the big shot sizzlets tags. The gratitude stamp is from the define your life set!!!!!! Thanks everyone for looking, can't wait to see you all at the next stampcamp in August!!! Have a great week!
Create something pretty:)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ya"ll have a great rest of the week!