Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trick or Treat

Stamps: Holiday Best Paper: ivory, soft suede, more mustard Ink: soft suede, versamagic pumpkin spice Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, foam blending tool, twine

It's been too long since I have posted!  Hopefully I will be able to get into more of a routine so I am able to post more cards while I am working.  This week's featured stamper is bensarmom and I chose this card to case.  I made the following changes: I used an embossing folder as the focal image, I changed the orientation, and instead of coloring my image I distressed it. 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Featured Stamper Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Inspired by Nature  Paper: First Edition Specialty Paper, Not Quite Navy, Black  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: Black fine detail black embossing powder, black sheer ribbon
This week on SCS the featured stamper is Lisa Lynn Wright.  I chose to case this card.  I made the following changes: I stamped onto designer paper, I left off of the sentiment, and I changed the colors.   I really like how the flowers look embossed on the designer paper.  This was a fun card to make.

I survived our first day of school!  We'll see how the kiddos do tomorrow, I better get to bed so I am ready for them! :)

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Monday, September 5, 2011

A CAS Challenge turned into a Bookmark...

Supplies: Stamps: Studio G dollar stamps Paper: black, white, and crumb cake cardstock, Marjolaine Basic Grey, red glitter paper Ink: Memento tuxedo black, crumb cake Accessories: scallop oval punch, oval punch, scallop circle punch, 1 1/2 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punch, font: Garamond, copic markers, sponge dauber, glitter glue, rhinestones, Tim Holtz gingerbread die cut (I used the bow for the shoes) and glossy accents
So the CAS challenge this week was to use shoes.  I thought it would be fun to make some bookmarks, can you do this for a challenge?  Not sure, but I did anyway.  I like how they turned out.  They are so cute with their little feet sticking out when they are in a book.  I think I'll give one to my niece, she loves to read.

Back to work for me tomorrow, wish me luck!  5:00 A.M. is going to come so fast I'm afraid..

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Featured Stamper Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous, Flourishes  Paper: ivory Ink: Versamark Accessories: gold embossing powder, rhinestone
Today the featured stamper on SCS is ChrissyI chose to case this card in her gallery.  I liked the simple design and the gold accents.  I picked up this stamp at a rummage this summer, I thought it was really cute.  And perfect for this challenge.  I didn't color my image, I changed the card base to ivory, and I left off the star accent since there was on my stamped image. 
I really liked the gold accents on Chrissy's card, and wanted to include them on mine.  I went looking in my cardstock for some in gold metallic, but I didn't have any.  Then I traced a border using a gold pen, but the gold pen and my embossing powder didn't match.  Finally, I remembered that Gina K. had a video tutorial where she used the embossing powder to create a metallic edge.  So Gina K. saved the day on this card.  Thanks Gina!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Let the School Year Begin...

Supplies: Accessories: Computer generated calendar, quickutz crayon die cut, computer generated lines for the crayon box, cardstock, font for calendar CK journaling, calendar case
It's time to get back to work for me, and start the countdown 'til next summer!  To get back into the school frame of mind I made my September calendar into a crayon box.  I used Microsoft word to create the triangle and lines of the crayon box and printed it onto my cardstock with my calendar.  I have recieved some inquiries about how I make my calendars so I am going to post a quick little tutorial here.  First I computer generate the calendar in a text box (size 2.13x3.5) on Microsoft Word, and print it out onto computer paper.

Then I take double sided removable tape and put it on top of the printed calendar.

I cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 and put it on top of the removable tape.

Then before I print the calendar I go edit my text box to remove the border.  I do this so if I don't line up my cardstock correctly the lines of the text box are not printed on my final project.

Here is what is looks like printed:

And peeled off of the removable tape.

From here you can decorate the calendar. 
I have been trying to find a way to share the calendar that I created online, but haven't been successful.  If you know of a way for me to do this I would love for you to share.  Until then send me an email and I can email you any of the calendars I have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful long Labor Day weekend!