Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
This is the corner detail, just to show you what we did for some texture. :) I used every other hole on my piercing template with my piercing tool in my CRAFTER'S TOOL KIT - which came in in the Top 10 Creative Keepsakes Tool Kits this year! - and I just love the little bit of texture and detail it added.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It's also not the best photo, so I'm sorry about that. The colors are Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla, with Brushed Gold. Here's the 6x6; I like it MUCH better!
Of course, this is a SCAN. :) If I get too many complaints about how bad the photos are this time - I'm lazy this morning - I'll reshoot. But this layout? It's not gonna improve much with a different photo. :D
SO. What are YOU working on these days???? I'd love to know! So, take the time to STAMP something - then share it! :)
Have a WONDERFUL day!!!!!!!!! OH, Patty, if you can email me at email@example.com, I can answer your questions about my gel pen! :D
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
The inside is stamped with the polka dot stamp from POLKA DOTS & PAISLEY, and the words are "good times" and "friendship" from CELEBRATE EVERYTHING. We used LOTS of Sticky Strip for this project - the last page is adhered to the inside of the tin, but you could leave it undone, if you wanted to be able to take the whole think out. There's a ribbon loop on the front page - which is decorated on both sides - so you can pull the accordian open easily. This will sit up on a desk or other flat surface, or can be folded up to fit into a drawer or purse, etc.
We had a LOT of fun; one of the ladies did hers and wanted green instead of the blue, so I gave her Green Galore - it was REALLY pretty, and very springy looking. :)
If you try this one, please let me know how it goes!! It's pretty, and a lot of fun - great for gifts, too! :) And for goodness' sakes, TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
To enter, you MUST post a comment to this blog entry, telling me SOMETHING you enjoy about visiting my blog. :)
Make me laugh, make me cry - just let me know you appreciate me. ;D
I can't wait to start reading!!!! Invite all your friends - this blog candy is going to be AWESOME, I promise.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
How ARE you???? What are you stamping these days???? This is what I stamped with the MOPS group on Monday. It was their Valentine's party, so we did Valentine's stuff. :)
The milk carton is a pattern that Stampin' Up! demonstrators can get from SU!, on their demo-only side of the website. We stamped it with the level 3 hostess stamp set, TIME WELL SPENT, and did the tag with TAGGER'S DOZEN. Inside, we put homemade baby-powder-scented bath salts.
The M&M bag was really easy. Used the So Swirly jumbo wheel and ticket corner punch.
The Valentine's card? The designer paper is from the Berry Bliss collection; the "love" is from WONDERFUL WORDS. The "love" parts are made using the corner rounder.
Simple, fun, gave us lots of time for talking and laughing, and I think everyone had a good time. :)
Now, then. As of this writing, we're only 10 hits away from 10,000!!!! HURRAY! That will mean another blog candy announcement on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be on the lookout!
Now, I know it's Valentine's Day - but go stamp a card for your loved one, or someone who might not receive a card! Take the time to stamp something!! :) Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
NOTE: This is another version of the box I show in the tutorial; have fun with either one!
Easy, easy!!! This box is used a LOT by many demonstrators; we use it a lot at my house! :) I thought I'd give you a tutorial on it, since it's so simple. Shot fresh this morning, I hope you enjoy it! Be sure and send me pics - or even the real thing! - of what YOU do with this one.
What you will need: Card stock, 5.5"x8.5"; scissors or paper snips; bone folder, or cutter kit scoring blade; ruler; stamps to decorate the outside of your box (I'm using So Swirly Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel); Sticky Strip; ribbon for closing, if desired. Grid paper highly recommended!
1. Decorate card stock as desired; turn over, and line up in corner of your grid paper - so you can score without having to measure first!
2. Start scoring at 2". Do so at 4", 6", and 8", also.
I drew pencil lines, so you could see the score lines easier!
3. Now, line your ruler up so it goes across your card stock, and score all the way across at 1 inch.
4. Take your scissors, and start cutting up to that 1" score line from the bottom; these are going to make your bottom flaps for your box.
5. Cut the small tab off on the corner; it should look like this when you're done!
6. Now, angle the ends of the small tab; this scan shows you what it should look like when you're done cutting!
7. Fold on all your score lines, toward the inside.
8. Grab your Sticky Strip! Put alongside the DECORATED SIDE of the small tab, and on two flaps - either numbers 1&3, as in the photo, or the 2&4. (That would be the ones NOT done in the photo!) This will make more sense later. :D Use your bone folder to burnish the Sticky Strip down, so the protective red plastic will come up easier.
9. Fold the side attached to the small tab in, as in the photo. This will make assembly SO much easier!
10. Fold the opposite side in to meet; once joined, flatten and smooth to adhere.
Tada! You have a rectangle! :D
11. Turn upside down; fold in flaps WITHOUT Sticky Strip. Now, peel the red backing off one side at a time, and stick down on top of the un-sticky flaps.
Tada! You've got a bottom on your box! Now, flip it over!
Take your bone folder and press against the bottom, to make sure your adhesive sticks really well.
TRADITIONAL CLOSURE: You can keep your box open, like the baby one above, OR you can form a closure for it.
12. Pinch sides together, so the back and the front meet at the top.
13. Using scissors, notch sides while holding the back and front together - this is so the notches line up when you close it again!
Now, fill the box with whatever you wish.
14. Using ribbon or hemp, wrap around your box top twice, and tie. You may add a tag, or whatever additional decoration you wish!
Now, let's see what YOU do with this simple, versatile box! :)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I couldn't post ANYTHING!!!!!!
This card is Amy's project. Isn't it CUTE?? Love the color combination, and the fun feel of the card.
The gift card holder, at the top of the page, is going to take its place in a gift card holder class. It's too cute for words!!! Not hard at all; Melissa did all the cutting, so all we had to do was assemble!
I think I'm going to stop now, because the power is surging. It scares me!!!! We had a great time yesterday, and too bad you couldn't be here. :D Let's just say FOOD figured into the day, big-time, and we laughed and talked a LOT.
Friends. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO grateful for EVERY SINGLE ONE I HAVE!!!!!!!!
Now. Go take the time to STAMP something - I am! :D
Sunday, February 3, 2008
and it's to use metal on a card. Cathy, can you tell me what TYPE of metal you're talking about? Real metal, metallic stuff, you tell me! :D Just need a little clarification!
I've already got an idea for you, ALL my own design, copied from something I found IRL. My mom laughed when I told her what I was going to do with this "something"; she said, "You're always thinking about what you can do with stuff, aren't you?" I told her the day I stop finding fun, innovative things to do, my business dies - and I LOVE what I do too much to let that happen! :D
Monday is going to be a FUN day with Melissa and Amy, so I won't have time to do anything tomorrow - hopefully, I can shoot the tutorial on Tuesday, but I am NOT promising anything! :D
For now, be content with this example of faux silk. It was a card from the Advanced Techniques class last month; I really love this simple, easy technique - and, if I'd had the chance to go into the back yard, I would have used a twig or two under the saying to add to the feel of this. All my class guests loved the color combinations. :)
OK, I'm off. I've got to get up and be READY in the morning! :D I'll report back on how much fun we had. Just so you can be jealous! :D
Have a WONDERFUL day!!! Be sure to take the time to STAMP something - I sure am! :D
Saturday, February 2, 2008
So, put on your thinking caps, and let me know what you'd like to see. As long as it's not something that Technique Junkies has shown, I'll try my best. :) I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Friday, February 1, 2008
paper cutter, one sheet of card stock, 8.5"x11", coordinating designer paper, paper snips or scissors, adhesive, 1/16" hole punch, brads, bone folder, ruler.
6. Score in at 1-1/4" from all four sides. Use your bone folder and ruler - or, use your bone folder in the channel on your paper trimmer.
7. I've made dashes and lines in white gel pen, so you can see what I'm doing. :) Using your paper snips or scissors, cut up to the fold line on two OPPOSING sides. Now, on Kimberley's original, she cut the side tabs, too. When we've done these at a class, we DON'T do that; it's completely up to you. The advantage of doing so: it looks more finished on the inside. The disadvantage is that the brads on the handle don't come in contact with the sides, so the only thing holding it together is adhesive.