Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New batch of homemade buttons!!

Hi everyone! I had some play with clay time!! Check out my new buttons and tag!!!

They really do look better in real life... I need some picture taking lessons!!! BAD!! Anyone with tips, please feel free to comment!!! Thanks for looking! Have a great rest of the week!

My first Sketch Challenge!

What fun it is to use a sketch!! I guess everyone else has been on this bandwagon for a while now, but this is new to me and SUPER cool!! It's like sewing with a pattern, or taking a trip with a map!!! Anyhoo, I had a blast making this card for my sweetie! This is the first time for me to play with my new Copic markers, and my new Taylored Expressions stamp set so what better way to break them in than using Taylors new sketch TESC87!

I used her Wings of Joy stamp set, and colored the birds and cage with copics. I stitched this yummy razzle dazzle thread in gold around the edges. This thread is sooo thick it has to go in the bobbin, so I had to sew this together upside down:):):)

And the piece de resistance, is my very own homemade polymer clay button! I just love how it adds vintage bling:) Can't wait to make more of these babies, I know I'll be sticking them everywhere:) Thanks for looking;)
Please excuse my blurry pics, I haven't figured out what's up with my camera.......

If you haven't tried a sketch......just go for it:):)



Friday, October 16, 2009

My Stampin Up Garage Sale!

Hi everyone!! It's time for me to clean out my stamp room!! I'm out of space, it's time to purge! And so some of my SU!, mostly all current, has got to go and they are priced to move, move ,move!! These stamps have seen ink, so some wood staining does appear on a few of my sets. This in NO way effects the quality of the stamps!! And some sets are even new and unmounted!!!!I will accept payment via Paypal! Shipping is 4.50 priority mail for one set!Please email me and let me know if any of these sets would like to live at your house:) First come first served!!
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

Change is good!

Hi everyone! Good day to you:) I have been a SU demo for 10 months now an have had a blast:)
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

Halloween Tri Shutter Card and Twick or Tweet!!

Hi everyone! Good day to you:) To get into the Halloween spirit, I have to share with you this SUPER COOL tri-shutter card my mom made!! Yes, I said my mom!!! We went this past weekend on our very first Demonstrator retreat together! It was in Brenham Texas and we, along with 30 other Stampin Up demos worked side by side inspiring, creating and sharing with each other!! We learned so much, there is nothing better than like-minded women getting together!!! It's the main reason I became a demo:) This card was shared with us by my new friend and fellow demo Jennifer Burns! She whipped this card out of her case of samples and mom just had to make it! Mom changed it a bit and added her own twist!! I think it ROCKS!!! I will post the instructions soon! Recipe to follow!! If you haven't purchased any of this awesome designer paper, it's a MUST have!!! It's called Cast-A-Spell..check it out!


Stamp Sets: Twick or Tweet #116497, From the Crypt #115460, Eat, Drink & be Scary #111764

Paper: Cast-A-Spell #115677, 12x12 basic black cardstock #106532, pumpkin pie cardstock #105117

Ink: Stazon black, versamark,

Acessories: black embossing powder, silver fine glitter

Thanks for looking!!! Have a great day!

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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

Finally some Scrap TIME!!!! "A Perfect Day"

Holy Cow, two posts in one day! It's gonna rain no doubt:) Yep, this past weekend I had some major time to scrap! I went to a Demonstrator only retreat for a fun-filled weekend of stamping and friends!!! Sound good to you, well maybe next year you can join us:) All you have to do is join this crazy team of Inkspelled addicts:):) Just let me know, I'd love to have you on my team!!!
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!

I'm not sure what's up with my camera, but my pics used to be better...hmm gotta figure that out. I had a blast on this layout! The Medallion stamp set in the upper right hand corner just makes this lo, and I even used one of my very own handmade polymer clay buttons!!
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!!
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Make something pretty:)

Polymer Clay Play!

Hi everyone! I hope you all have had tons of creative play time!!!! Because I suuuureeee have:):) Sorry I have been a bad blogger, it's been "hair on fiire crazy" around here! Which is a good thing:):) I've been teaching private classes on my tile and mini album! And have another still this Sunday. Anyhoo, now on to today's project! If you have never played with poymer clay, it's pretty darn cool I must say! I made my own buttons and faux metal tag! All supplies used are Stampin Up except for the clay, (which was white in color)!

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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