Thursday, March 7, 2013

Goodie for Chelsey

Yesterday was the last day I will see my baby girl (not so much a baby anymore) for 18 months while she serves a mission for our church in Atlanta, Georgia.  I already miss her and I'm sure she will miss us.  (layout to come)

So today, I'm putting together a little goodie box with some of her favorite treats and a little photo album. Of course, I had to embellish it!  This design was inspired by Bren Yule. 


I'm off to Walgreens to pick up the photos I ordered for it and chocolate. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Later Sk8r Card #3


Design: Originals "Sweet and Simple" p. 108 (one of my favorite "go to" designs)

Supplies Needed:
The technique I used to get different colors on the truck is known as "paper piecing".  It's where you stamp the truck out in each color you want. Then, you cut out the various part and piece them together.  I left the Pear inked image as the base and layered the Slate wheels and Outdoor Denim truck onto it.  The other detail I used was to shade the various pieces of the truck with a coordinating colored pencil.

For the "play hard" sentiment, I actually cut the stamp in half.  Since the words are so close together, you'll have to stretch the acrylic and be ever so careful with your microtip scissors (only do this with microtip. Any other scissors won't be precise and ruin your image for good). I don't mind cutting images apart, because you can always mount them on the block together as it they were never cut.  Love the options of our clear acrylic stamps....try doing that with rubber.  Not going to happen!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Later Sk8r Card #1

Today,  I would like to share a cards I made for the swap I was in.  This is the first of three. The design is Pattern 19 on page 42 of Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.

 Supplies needed:
My tip is for the star circles.  You can do these several ways but the way I did them is the good old fashioned way of stamping and cutting with scissors.  Since I wanted the edge to have a very clean look, I ran the coordinating ink pad along the edge of the circle so that any mistakes I would have made with cutting are hidden and it looks like my cut is perfect.  It's not.

Remember to "like" me on Facebook.  This week, I'm getting ready to vendor my first crop and will be sharing sneak peeks of some of the projects I will be making. You won't want to miss it!  I have BIG plans. :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

MORE on Facebook!

For both of you out there following my blog (hahaha)...I just wanted to let you know that you're sure to find more of my creations that I don't necessarily post here on my Facebook page.  I also like to post ideas that I find from other people that inspire me as well as time sensitive announcements and contests.  You don't have to "friend" me.  Just "like" my page. See you on Facebook!