Monday, August 31, 2009

Favorite Quotes Chipboard Book

I purchased a boat load of these little $1.00 (that's right!) chipboard books at Michaels in various shapes. Loved this little purse one. So I decided to do one of favorite quotes. This is by no means ALL my favorite quotes, but I used some special ones. I used SU DP Cottage Wall. I love the colors! Click on the various pictures to see each page up close. Maybe you'll find some sayings you like too! If you have any questions about the individual pages, drop me a line! Have a good one!

Mindscapes Halloween Inkadinakdoo

Just thought I'd throw a card together that contained several more of the Mindscape Halloween images by Inkadinkadoo. There is one other, a bat, which I haven't used. This time I stamped them in Tim Holtz Black Soot ink and framed them up on some halloween colors on a black background on which I stamped some spiders with Versamark Dazzle Frost. It gives a subtle watermarked image. Then I used silver, orange and purple stickles to highlight some areas on the image for a little bling! These stamps are terriffic!

Please click to make this picture larger so you can see all the detail. I was in my local JoAnn's over the weekend and they had gotten in some of the new Inkadinkadoo halloween stamps I had been waiting for. Check out the detail on this stamp! Amazing. This is from a set called Mindscapes Halloween. Each stamp has other images imbedded in the cool! The sentiment is from SU's Eat, Drink, and Be Scary. I used only orange card stock and a little old DP. There will be more of these coming.............

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bird House Mania!

Well, is this too much of a good thing? I don't know but when Barbara sent me these birdhouses cut out and ready to put together I went crazy. All I had to do was add the roof to each and embellish. I used different CB embossing folders on the roof and various punches and Stickles for embellishments. If you click to make the picture bigger, I think you can get all the details. Have a great weedend everyone!

Sweet Tweet Birdhouse!

My wonderful on line friend Barbara ( recently sent me a goodie package. What a wonderful surprise that was! One of the cool things was this birdhouse template, already cut and ready to decorate. The template itself is originally by Nicole Heady at Papertrey. I put the roof through the CB bubbles folder and added a Prima flower. She also sent several pre cut pop ups like the cake, a house, a castle, etc. I had no pop up dies so I am going to have fun learning how to do these. Be sure to check out Barbara's blog. She is a wonderful doll artist as well as a papercrafter. Thank you Barbara!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bernina Machine

I just wanted to let everyone know that my Bernina machine is sold and going to a very good new home. Thanks for your interest!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tri Shutter Parisian Breeze Card

I have been wanting to make this card for a long time. You know my all time favorite paper is Parisian Breeze and they discontinued it in the new catty. But I had ordered two packages and wanted to use it here. This card is CASED from dahlia91 on Splitcoaststampers. I did a few things different but must give her credit. It took quite awhile. It isn't a card you would decide to do 25 of! But I am very pleased with how it came out. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Marvy Punches

I am doing a clean out and reorganization of my stamping and paper "schtuff!" I have six Marvy punches which cut beautifully, guaranteed. I checked and the shapes and sizes are duplicated by the Nestabilities I have so it's pointless to have these. When I started buying these, Nesties weren't out yet. Square, circle and oval, two sizes of each, and they are scalloped. The large purple ones retail for around $22 at JoAnn's and the pink size is less. I am asking $5 plus the shipping if anyone is interested just email me. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bernina for Sale

Some of you might know that in addition to fooling around with paper and stamps, I also do a lot of sewing, mainly quilting and dollmaking. I have two wonderful Bernina machines and I have decided to sell one of them. This is the former top of the line Bernina 200 which has been upgraded to a 730. This means it has all the features of the top of the line 730 and is BSR capable. Everything that came with the machine originally is here plus a few extra goodies. Over 25 bobbins, the foot control, the 227 p. manual, the presser foot lifter (unique to Berninas), slide on table and seam guide, several cds, the multi thread holder, shown on the machine (a $90 retail value), a cover for the machine and an extra throat plate. Cosmetically it is in beautiful shape and has been a one owner lovingly maintained machine. It embroiders beautifully. You would have to purchase the embroidery module for it as I am keeping mine to use on my other machine. I am asking $1800 plus shipping. If anyone is interested or has questions, you know how to reach me. Thanks everyone and have a good day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Halloween Queen

Hi everyone! I hope it's cooler where you are because it's awful here. I have been soooo behind in posting any projects because I have been so busy.....aren't we all? Anywho, I have a queen for you today. She is the Queen of Halloween. This little darling is made from a stamp called Lottie by Pink Persimmon. She's quite large as paper dolls go and I had so much fun with her. I used Copics for coloring her head and arms. The crown is grungeboard painted with Peeled Paint Distress paint. The pattern for the dress is on PP's website and you can download that and the body pattern. The stamp comes with head, face shadow stamp, arms and legs. I used three of the new MS Halloween border punches for the trim on her dress as well as some braid and ribbon. Everything was sponged with Vintage Photo ink. The skeleton is also grungeboard and done with black marker, Black Diamond Stickles and a little glitter. I think I overdid it with all the jewels.......but after all she is the queen! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Halloween in August

You've all heard of Christmas in July.....well, this is Halloween in August I guess! I was just in the mood. This image is from Tableau of Terror from last year's SU fall catalog. I colored it with Copic markers and quite a few glitter pens, although I don't think you can see that on the image. It's mounted on Old Olive CS and last year's designer paper. The sentiment is from the same set and was cut with the Nesties long rectangles and scalloped long rectangles. Just a fun image to color!

Halloween Banner for Sale

I've decided to put my Halloween banner up for sale. It will be $40 plus shipping if anyone is interested. It folds flat, accordian style, to store and/or ship. I think I need to look into opening an Etsy store to sell some things but I thought I'd put it up here first. I used to sell a lot on Ebay but they are outrageous with their fees now. If anyone is interested you can contact me via email.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Halloween Pennant Banner

Started on this yesterday and worked all day today on it. Using the SU Pennant Die and lots of halloween papers I made this pennant banner. The picture of it hanging is not great but I hope the up close shots of each panel give you a better look at it. I tried to do a different theme or technique on each panel. I used so many things but I'll try and give you some tips. The first panel is a paper doll put together with brads. I used a template I bought years ago that had three sizes of templates on it and then a vintage image from Dover for the face and pumpkin. The next panel is a distressed tag with Tim Holtz new halloween stamps. Then I used various CB folders to emboss paper and cut leaves from CB dies and inked them. The third panel is just scalloped circles from the pennant die and the SU punch with stamps embossed in detail black as well as distress embossing powders. I used lots of jewels for eyes, etc on this one. Next is Boo cut from the Sizzix Roundabout alpha, a CB die cut and embossing folder and a paper flower. The fifth panel is an old vintage image. I cut out the moon man's face and popped it up on dimensionals for a little interest. Next is a Tim Holtz grungeboard skull painted with Peeled Paint distress paint (very fine crackling), added rhinestone eyes, and a little SU distressed embossed image below and finally, another vintage image done on a tag that my daughter gave me some years ago. I have several and decided to part with one to use on this special project. I also used lots of stickles on the scalloped edges of each pennant and elsewhere. This was sooooooo much fun to do! I hope you enjoy it and get some ideas and that you'll try one for yourself. This die is expensive but you can use it for any holiday or season.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

3 Dresses in Cream

After telling you how pretty the 3 dresses stamp from Serendipity would be in simple cream I had to try it. I stamped in Vintage Photo Ink on Very Vanilla and mounted it, after lightly inking the edge, on Very Vanilla on which I used the Swiss Dots CB folder. Topped it off with some pearl brads. Elegant!

Sweet, Sweet.......

This is the first stamp I have ever owned from Serendipity Stamps and I am in love. I love the little image and the sentiment. The old fahioned dresses are just the sweetest thing. I could see this stamped on cream on a textured cream background and no color. Just very elegant, just like old fashioned vintage dresses would be. It was stamped on watercolor paper and colored direct from the ink pads with blender pens. It's mounted on a piece of Cottage Wall DP and then on Whisper White. If the sentiment looks too close to the edge, it is. I was trying to punch a Martha Stewart eyelet lace border and found out that MS punches won't go through watercolor paper and it ruined the edge. I had just enough space to use the SU scalloped punch. Better than starting over right? Ribbon is white grosgrain. I used my white pen here and there to give the hint of buttons and lace. Please give Serendipity a look (they're not paying me to say this, I just think their stamps are wonderful). I'm sure you'll find something you just have to have. Hope you're having a nice relaxing Sunday!