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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mini Album Fun

 I'm off to the hospital tomorrow to get my ne knee, so I kept myself busy today creating a quick mini album.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stamp Your Art Out Class

I had such fun with the ladies in this group last Friday!

 
The problem cutting the angle was that you must cut the paper down to 5" FIRST, then place the upper right hand corner at the top of the cutter, 2 1/4 inch at the bottom.

8 ½  x 11” cardstock: cut 10 7/8” x 5” score at 3 5/8” x 7 ¼” then cut from corner to 2 ¼”
12” x 12” cardstock: Cut 12” x 5” score at 4” and 8” then cut from corner to 2 ½”
Design by French Martin


Project Details
Stamps
Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Crumb Cake cardstock and scraps of various designer series paper
Ink
Early Espresso
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, and Decorative Label



Project Details
Stamps
En Francais, Lovely As A Tree
Card Stock & Papers
Chocolate Chip: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
                           2 ¾ x 2 ¾ 
Very Vanilla:     3 ¼ x 4 ¼
                           2 ½ x 2 ½
Soft Suede: 4 x 5 ¼
Color Collection DSP  Neutrals 4 ¼ x 1
Modern Medley DSP 2” x 2”
Ink
Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories
7/16” Trim” (burlap type ribbon)
Tools
Woodgrain Embossing Folder,sponge, sponge dauber,

Project Details
Stamps
Petite Petals
Card Stock & Papers
Island Indigo: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼
Watercolor Wonder DSP: 3 ¼ x 2 ¼                                        
Gumball Green: 3 ½ x 2 ½
Marina Mist: punched flower
Ink
Island Indigo
Accessories
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold or Silver Baker’s Twine & button or Dahlias
Tools
Banners Framelits, Petite Petals Punch
 





Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mini Album

Besides shoveling out from under massive quantities of pollen, I've been working on a mini album. Staying inside is a good idea for me this time of year because of allergies, but it's soooo gorgeous with everything bursting into bloom.
You know, I really wish I would follow one design or set of directions when making these things, but I absolutely can not resist experimenting and thinking, "oh but this would be better, or I should add this." So I can't point you to a specific tutorial, but I can tell you about a book one of my sister in laws gave me fo Christmas. Its called Interactive Mini Scrapbooks by Kathy Orta. I used several ideas from that book to create the one below.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Apothecary Art and Peaceful Petals

The first card has a faux patina background. I've done this before, but this time I really wanted to try to get the lighter look that Michelle Reynolds did on a recent card. I got a little carried away with the sponging, next time I'll leave more white. Look at Michelle's here.


Project Details
Stamps
Apothecary Art
Card Stock & Papers
Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Ink
Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Ultimate Metallic Gold
Accessories
Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
Labels Framelits, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Copic Alcohol ink markersMarkers


Project Details
Stamps
Hardwood, Peaceful Petals
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Smoky Slate
Ink
Primrose Petals, Smoky Slate
Accessories
Stampin Dimensionals
Tools
Banners Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Copic markers

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Watercolor and Pleasant Poppies

I just LOVE flowers! Don't you? I love this part of the country, because it feels like flower central to me, especially this time of year. I can not get enough of these two stamp sets. they are so versatile.







Project Details
Stamps
Pleasant Poppies
Card Stock & Papers
Real Red
Basic Black
Whisper White
Ink
Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Accessories
Black Chevron Ribbon
Tools
Blender Pen, Circle Framelit, Window Framelit



Project Details
Stamps
Happy Watercolor, From My Heart
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Crushed Curry
Ink
Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry
Accessories
Basic Black Chevron Ribbon
Tools
Chalk Talk Framelits, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder


Happy Watercolor By The Tide

Sounds like I've been painting at the beach huh? Although that does sound heavenly, I've been here at home this week creating away, catching up on housework and grousing about the high pollen count and how it wreaks havoc with my respiratory system. It's the price you pay for living in this area, paradise though it is:)
Oh, good news on the rodent front. Well, good news for me, not for the mouse. He no longer resides in my pretty little SUV. RIP Mickey.

Project Details
Stamps
By The Tide, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock & Papers
Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink
Old Olive, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Marina Mist
Accessories
Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, ¾” Circle Punch,  Sponge Daubers
 
Colored With Copic Markers

Project Details
Stamps
 Happy Watercolor
Card Stock & Papers
 Whisper White
Ink
  Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
 Glimmer Brad
Tools
 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Colored With Copic Markers

Project Details
Stamps
 Happy Watercolor, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock & Papers
 Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink
 Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
 Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon
Tools
 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Who Needs Stienbeck?

Of Mice and Men Woman

Dear Universe,
Please tell all the mice that live on our property that my car is not the place they should be. It is a pristinely clean car. There is no food in there for them, not even crumbs. They couldn't even use dust, because it is vacuumed so often dust never has a chance to light. There is nothing for them to tear up for a nest. The only things in this car are an umbrella and a CD case. Food? There is a whole 20 acres for them to forage on, with plenty of corn in the woods that I'm sure the deer and raccoons wouldn't mind sharing. There's plenty of bird seed in the bird area in front of the house. Indoor space? Yep, we've got that too. There is perfectly nice shed which boasts a warm cozy interior with a couple bags of bird seed and corn inside. If they prefer more upscale living, I'd suggest the shop. It is spacious, with high ceilings, climate control, food and paper towel for nesting. It's a virtual paradise for mice.

My car, dear mice, is not a safe place for you. Two of your brethren have met their demise in my car. You see, call me prejudice, but I simply do not want your kind in my car. Therefore it is up to Mr. Wonderful to dispose of any of you who make their way into my vehicle.  Mr. Wonderful is extremely adept at setting mice traps, and not the humane ones either. These are neck breakers. He doesn't fool around when something upsets his wife. He has one in there now jaws wide open, with mouth-watering peanut butter inside. It's just waiting for some poor unsuspecting mouse to try and steal a bite.

Seriously, why would they want to abide in a mobile home which is a known death trap, when they could lively happily in a shop?