Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So I am running a bit behind schedule with my post, but it is still Wednesday, so technically I am still on schedule. Anyway, I am still working on my dapper little bird mini wall hanging and trying to get some flowers made for the lower right hand corner. This one is made from wired organdy ribbon and it still looks a bit ugly in its current state. I am waiting for the glue to dry. I keep telling myself to purchase a hot glue gun but once I get to the shop and see how many different kinds and temps, I just get overwhelmed. I am playing around with making the paper rosettes as well and if I can find a color I like those may find their way to the wall hanging as well. Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
With school starting soon, I always think of when I was young and packing my backpack with all my new supplies, so I chose to make a mini backpack for my project. I had gotten this pattern quite some time ago from SplitCoastStampers. Enjoy!
Supplies (all CTMH)
- Paper: School Zone, Cranberry Cardstock
- Embellishments: Outdoor Denim Eyelets and Button, Outdoor Denim Twill Ribbon, Embroidery Floss Blue & Purple Assortment
- Other: Velcro attachment, Sticky Strip to hold it together really well.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground.
the trees are whistling for the dogs.
the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
hot water comes from both taps.
you can make sun tea instantly. you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
the temperature drops below 95 F (35 C) and you feel a little chilly. you discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
you discover that you can get sunburned through your car window. you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
you break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 A.M.
your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death"?
you realize that asphalt has a liquid stage. the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
the cows are giving evaporated milk. farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
Monday, August 9, 2010
It's time to get sketchy! This week's challenge involves making a design based on the sketch below. I had every intention of doing something with the circles, but it really just turned into something quite different. Enjoy!
- Paper: Splendor, Grace (document paper), Chocolate textured Cardstock
- Other: Die cut flowers are from Serendipity (retired), flower punch
- Stamps: Say It In Style (sentiment)
- Inks: Chocolate
- Embellishments: Colonial White Mini Medley (tag), Chocolate Waxy Flax, brad made with Splendor paper
- Tools: Waterbrush, scissors
- Technique: brush water along edges of flowers and distress gently with scissors while still wet for an extra tattered look then crumple the paper up several times then flatten out.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It has been a rather busy week, and it is only half way through. To begin, I had a nice chat with my Team Leader, Mary, discussing some things I can do with my overwhelming amount of paper. So, after I made my H2H card first thing Monday morning, I set straight to work. I cleared all of my paper packs off the shelves and picked out my most favorite. Well, that didn't work out so well, so I tried to get it down to my top 10 favorites. That ended up being more like 30. In the end, I decided to keep what I know for sure I will use for layouts and the rest I divided in half, that way I am reducing what I have, but not really parting with it.
With all my cardstock scraps, I stayed up late last night cutting them into manageable sizes, ranging from 6x6 to 3x3 and standard photo mat sizes. This will be my go to cardstock for stamping, embossing, shimming or steadying a wobbly table.
I feel much better having faced my paper hoarding problem and now I have a few empty shelves for new things.
Monday, August 2, 2010
- Clear Cards
- Paper: Caboodle Level 2
- Stamps: Tender Tags and Girly Girl
- Inks: Sweet Leaf and StazOn Opaque
- Embellishments: Sorbet Designer Ribbon, Sweet Leaf Brad