You'll have to click on these to enlarge them to really see up close but I did these two today and really enjoyed it. I used glossy white cardstock, dribbled on several Tim Holtz inks (different color families on each one obviously) and the mixative. You get such random results and each time is different. Then after drying well, I stamped each with a large background stamp with black Stazon. The blue/purple one was matted then mounted on cardstock and the orange one was just mounted on Really Rust cardstock. These would make great gifts in a set of four or six in a little gifty box. Love all the Tim Holtz products.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I felt like working in patriotic colors last evening. I cased the idea for this little pocket with funky fold card from Maria Bell on one of her blogs. The "envelope" is a simple pocket made from 12 x 12 cardstock and then the funky fold card is from Stampington. You have to enlarge their template on your computer. Makes a really neat presentation. I think I want to do more of these. I used the scallop punch, circle punch and large star punch for the embellishments and a little Stickles on the front for bling! If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can clearly see the Stickles. Love that stuff! Have a great day everyone!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Hi everyone.....sorry I have been so busy that I haven't had time to post and my readership has been increasing all the time so I wanted to make it up to you by offering some blog candy! No special reason.....just thanks to my readers! I'm including three little SU border stamps, a packet of coordinated papers and embellishments I got in the mail from a publisher, and four of the neat little K&Co. boxes shown in an earlier post. I have so many I thought I would share. I will also add some die cuts and paper embellishments to the pot. Just leave a comment and let me know more of what you would like to see. I still consider myself a newbie at this blogging thing so I'm interested in what my readers enjoy the most. I will draw a winner on Sunday night, June 1. USA residents only at this time. Good luck!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I finished the rest of the little boxes from K&Co. These were so much fun to put together and I only had a problem with one style box (not pictured). These come in a pad called Paper Boxes. They were available at AC Moore and Michaels at one time. AC Moore still has them. You get two of each style and all you do is punch them out and decorate. They give you plenty of paper embellishments but I added a little ribbon, Stickles, buttons etc here and there. Give it a try.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I apologize for the picture quality. For some reason I could not get this clear! These are little boxes from K&Co. I had been eyeing up this pad of their boxes for a long time and finally took the plunge with a help of a 50% off coupon. 40 boxes for $7.50. Not bad! All you have to do is punch them out, a little tape or glue here and there and embellish with what they give you or add some of your own. Very sweet for small gifts for a special friend or someone! Hey, it's cheating, but once in awhile that's OK!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Between loads of laundry on this rainy saturday afternoon while I was watching thousands of pink petals from our dogwood trees blow to the ground, covering it with a pink blanket, I did some stamping and cardmaking. Here and below are the results.
This is the tote from Running with Scissors which I have made several times before. This time I used Perfect Plum and Lavender Lace SU cardstock and a scrap of non SU DP for the trim. The cards were purchased and decorated (see post below). This is such a fun project and the more you make the easier it gets.
Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all you moms out there. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your special day!
I cased this card from GetFuzzyFan on SCS. It uses the Level3 Hostess Set from SU called Time Well Spent. This is a wonderful set and there are so many things you can do with it. I colord it with several SU greens and added a little "bling" in the way of Stickles here and there. Several of the flowers and butterfly are on dimensionals. Not a card you'd want to make a dozen of but if you enjoy coloring, this was fun to do with the chalks and blender pens.
Friday, May 9, 2008
http://stampinat6213.blogspot.com/2008/05/celebrate-200000-hits-icandy.html Go visit Nancy Riley on her blog and check out the great blog candy you can win!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Took myself off to Staples and bought some notepads, had them cut in thirds, then used the directions from Chick n Scratch to make the fancy little note pads. I used the butterfly, stamped twice, from Pricelss and Night of Navy ink and paper. One pre-caution: Don't buy legal legth pads because even 12" paper is not long enough to do this. Ask me how I know that!
Would also like to thank Renee from Renee's Rubber Stampin Ramblings (see a link to her blog on my Blogs I View list) for her very kind complements on my yard and landscaping. I won a May basket from her and can't wait to get it. I won twice because of her remarks! Check out her blog. She has great paper creations there.
Friday, May 2, 2008
This is another view of the dogs, pond, and the yard beyond showing one of the three pink dogwoods we have and the corner of my much loved and used screened porch. As the pond grows up some, I'll post more photos. Thanks for looking and next time will be paper and stamp projects......I promise!
While I was absent from blogging, this is what I've been doing. Digging a new pond was backbreaking but now that it's done, I'm glad. We need the surrounding grasses to grow a little and we need to add more plants in the pond but everything turned out really well. Even Oliver, one of our Boston Terriers approves. I've never seen the dogs so curious over something!