Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cute Little Die Cut Holder

okay, I know it's been a while since I have posted, but between work and purchasing our first home, October, November and December have been completely consumed. Well I am on Winter break from work, so I am trying to get as much done as possible. I was planning to send a good friend of mine in PA, a few die cuts, and to make it more festive and creative, I decided to make her a little folder type item to keep them in, rather than just a regular envelope. Let me know if you like it...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just checking in...

I know, it's been neary two month since my last post..I am so sorry I have neglected you, but with work, I have been totally swamped....Teaching 7th grade Science is so great, but can be challenging some days, making sure my plans are rigorous and fun for my students.

I am working on a few projects now, to included a few more videos and my goal is to have them up within the next week...

As always if there is something in particular you are looking for, please do let me know....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Magnolia Card & Card Making Tutorial

Today I sat down and made my August Mingle partner's card. Since a few ladies from the Magnolia group were asking about card tutorials, I decided to make one. Mind you, this is one of my more simple styled cards, but you could spruce it up with a few more embellishments, or layers of paper and cardstock.

For this card I used the following supplies:

Stamps: Tilda with Bee by Magnolia Sweden, Perfect Punches by Stampin' Up! and Just Buzzin' By by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: carrot, gold, mustard, all by Creative Memories, 2 shades of green from unknown and a yellow shade from Bazzill

Paper: honeycomb by Creative Memories

Card Base: kraft by Gartner Studios size 6.5 in x 5 in

Embellishments: Fancy Pants Prima flowers Beach Hut yellow and orange, champagne half back faux pearls by Kaiser Scrapbook, glitter glue by Studio G, polka dot ribbon by unknown

Ink: Copics colors listed in tutorial, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up!

If you click on each picture, it does become larger.

Step 1: Adhere glitter glue and half back pearls to Prima flowers, so that the glue can dry while I am making the rest of the card.

Step 2: Color The Image You Are Planning To Use. I use copics.

I almost always start with the skin first. For This Tilda, I used E11, E00, E000 and E0000 for her skin.I also used R20 for her cheeks.

I then colored the bee using Y35, 100 (black), and G14 for a leaf under the bee.

I then colored her clothing. I used B21 and B24 for her jeans. YR12, YR14, and YR00 for her socks, and shirt.

I then colored her hair, using E11, E13, and E15.

Lastly, I shadowed around my image using E30 and O (the colorless blender) and I added glitter glue to the wings of the bee.

Step 3: Create the card. First I took my ribbon, cut about 7 1/2 inches, for the piece to go around the card, and about 5 inches for the tie. I tied the smaller piece to the longer piece and then I adhered the ribbon behind the mustard layer and wrapped it around.The mustard layer is measured at 3 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in.

I layered onto my kraft colored card, a piece of carrot cardstock measured at 4 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. Then on top of that a layer of honeycomb paper measured at 4 1/4 in. x 6 in.

I then placed the mustard colored layer with the ribbon attached on top of the honeycomb layer.

I then ran my colored image thru my Big Shot and using the Banner Layered Oval Scallop by Sizzix, I cute the image out with the smallest scalloped oval and then the middle sized oval in gold. I attached the ovals to the card.

I then used the "curly label" punch by Stampin' Up! to cut out the sentiment that was stamped in chocolate chip.I sponged the edges in creamy caramel ink and atatched it to the card using a dimensional (similar to a pop dot).

I then used the Martha Stewart punch "branch" and cut out several branches for leaves behind my flowers. I adhered the branches down first, arranging them randomly, with 2 way glue, and then placed my glittered prima flowers on top using more dimensionals, that I cut down to be small enough to be hidden under the flowers.

Just a few close-ups of the flowers and sentiment.

For the inside, I kept it simple. I layered the mustard on top of a piece of carrot cardstock, the randomly stamped a sentiment all over, using the full ink and stamped off ink technique in chocolate chip.You can make these any size mats on the inside.You also could embellish the inside more as well.

I hope my tutorial is helpful, if you have any questions, please do leave me a comment or email me. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another New Card

Hello, okay again this evening I got a chance to make another card before dinner...

I used:

Stamps: Pretty Amazing by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock and Paper: Raspberry by Creative Memories, Pink by Bazzill, other all unknown

Embellishments: Half Back Pearls by MultiCraft, Liquid Glitter by G Studio

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Green Galore by Stampin' Up!, copics for pink flowers and coloring in of hummingbird

New Tilda Card

Hello all, I got a chance to create a new card this it is

I used:

Cardstock: Butter by Creative Memories, Raspberry by Creative Memories
Paper: Hopscotch by Creative Memories
Embellishments: Polka Dot Ribbon by Michaels, Half Back Pearls by MultiCraft Imports
Flowers by Kaiser Scrapbook (colored with Copic Markers)
Stamps: Longing Tilda by Magnolia Sweden, Sentiment by Stampin' Up!
Punches: Scallop Circle, Circle

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Card For StampArtic Challenge Blog

Hello, I entered another challenge today, this one uses the following sketch over at the StampArtic Challenge Blog:

I used the following products for my 5 ¼ x 5 1/4 card:

Stamp: Tilda With Piglet by Magnolia Sweden

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip By Stampin' Up!, shades of green by S.E.I., others are unknown

Patterned Paper: Floral by K & Company

Embellishments: Satin Purely Pomagranate by Stampin' Up!, Champagne Half Back Pearls by Kaiser Scrapbook

Punch: Circle and Scallop Circle by EK Success

Ink: Various Copic Markers, Inkssentials Opaque White Gel Pen

Here is my card, let me know what you think

New Card For Whiff A Joy Challenge

Hello, I entered another challenge today, this one uses the following sketch over at the Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog:

I used the following products for my gate fold card:

Stamp: Pregnant Willow by Whiff Of Joy

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip By Stampin' Up!, shades of green by S.E.I., others are unknown

Patterned Paper: Floral by K & Company

Embellishments: Satin Purely Pomagranate by Stampin' Up!, Champagne Half Back Pearls by Kaiser Scrapbook, Pink Flowers from Essentials Flight Of Fancy by Prima

Punch: Eyelet Border Punch by Stampin' Up!

Ink:Various Copic Markers

Here is my card, let me know what you think...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Card For A Challenge

Hello, all here is a card for the new CPS challenge...

Card Positioning Systems Requirement-Please use the following sketch to make your card

I used the following items for my card:

Stamp Sets: Lion from Fox & Friends by Stampin' Up! and Congratulations Sentiment from Well Scripted by Stampin' Up!

Embellishments: Orange & Yellow Fancy Pants Prima Flowers, Chocolate Delight Half Back Pearls By Queen & Company, Orange & White Ribbon By Lil' Davis Designs

Punches: 3" inch, 2" inch, and 1 1/2" inch scallop punches by EK Success

Ink: Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Designer Series Paper both by Stampin' Up!, Die Cuts With A View and unknown source cardstock and paper.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another New Card

Here is my first attempt at an All That Scraps Challenge...

Requirements:monochrome and a stamp that ATS carries

Stamp used: Whiff Of Joy Pregnant Willow

Embellishments: Chocolate Delight Half Back Pearls by Queen & Company, Beige Fancy Pants Prima Flowers (I sponged with ink)

Ink: Image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with copics from the neutral collection, Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up! for Prima flowers and Scalloped oval edges

Ribbon:Brown Grosgrain by Celebrate It Basic Basic (purchased at Michael's)

Glitter: Mounted on red sticky strip, Sugar Coating by Doodlebug Designs

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, Image stamped on 90lb. water color paper by Canson and other unknown paper

Though I did not post a picture of the inside it is double mounted, with accent holes pierced at one corner edge.Let me know what you think!

New Card For Two Challenges

Hello all, today, I created another easel card for two great challenges. The first challenge is for Scrap Girl, and the second is for Card Positioning Systems.

Scrap Girl-colors needed red, and brown, easel card, and Christmas card is a plus
Card Positioning Systems-needed to use the following sketch

Stamps: Midsummer Tilda by Magnolia Sweden, Christmas Punch By Stampin' Up!

Embellishments: Dark Red Beach Hut Fancy Pants Prima Flowers , Chocolate Delight Half Back Pearls By Queen & Company

Ribbon: Red Jersey Ribbon Originals By Stampin' Up!, Brown By RibonFX

Ink: Tilda Image in Memento Tuxedo Black, Sentiment in Chocolate Chip By Stampin' Up!, and various Copics for coloring of Tilda

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip & Real Red both by Stampin' Up, other papers and cardstock unknown, just from my stash

Nestabilities: Labels Two

Let me know what you think...if you would like to participate in the Scrap Girl challenge, please click the blog candy picture on the side bar of my page. The challenge does not end until August 16, 2010. So you have plenty of time to add your card!

Friday, July 16, 2010

*Updated* How I Store My Copic Markers

Hello, a lot of times I am asked, how do I store my copic markers. I used to use a cube unit when I first started purchasing copics. Then I ran out of room, and they would slowly slide out of the cube.

I started using a Pampered Chef Kitchen Utensil Turnabout a few months back. They are only $18.00. I am a Pampered Chef consultant so I do receive a discount. If you are interested in finding out more about the turnabout or would like to order one, please do contact me.

Here is a picture of mine, with all of my copics...currently I have 93. You could probably fit approx. 125 total in one turnabout, maybe a few more. I have mine sorted by color families in the compartments.

Several New Cards

Hello...I used a few of the card kits I received from the May ( I think) kit swap. I also made another sneek peek card from some of the materials I am sending for the current kit swap...
The above card inside and out was made from the kit received from Barbara Gates.

This card above inside and out was from the kit sent by Robin.

This card above was from the kit sent by Myra Webb .

The Christmas one below is from what I am sending.

The card with only flowers, is just another card I made, using Stampin' Up! sets Fifth Avenue Floral and Taking Care Of Business.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July Kit Swap Demo Card

Hello..for those of you that would like a sneak peek...I have created a sample card with some of the items I included in one of my kits for the July Kit Swap on the Magnolia Yahoo Group. I did not use all of the items I am sending, and I did use a sentiment and glitter, which are not in the kit, sorry...

What I did use is...

Yellow shimmery cardstock-Bazzill

Green polka dot paper-Making Memories

Hibiscus paper-K and Company (I think)

Stamped Image-Magnolia Surf Tilda

I used Ribbon on this one. A few of you are getting the orange ribbon, and some of you are getting beige twill from Stampin' Up!

You will notice, I did the spotlight technique..let me know what you think...

and of course I colored with copics...