Friday, February 29, 2008
Suz is the ultimate crafter! Go check out her crafts at http://www.craftsbysooze.blogspot.com/. She and her husband are Waiting for Caroline to come from China. She uses her talents as a crafter to feed their adoption fund. Check out http://www.waitingforcaroline.blogspot.com/ for more of her cute crafts!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I started with the flower image. I stamped it using Basic Black on Whisper White Cardstock. I then stamped the same image on a Post-it Note. I cut the image on the Post-it out and covered the image on my Whisper White. I then used the swirl image and went right over the flower image to get the swirls as close to the flower as possible. Neat huh?! This technique is called masking - because you create a mask with the Post-it.
To color the image I used my Aqua Painter and my Rich Regals Watercolor Wonder Crayons. These Crayons are so awesome. I highly recommend them! I started with the Rose Red on the large petals. After I had painted the color on the petals, I went back with the Crayon and colored in the center of the petals and the center of the flower. I then used my Handsome Hunter Crayon on the swirls.
More bling was in order here. I used my 2-way glue pen in the center of the flower, and sparingly on the black part of the flower. Then sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on.
If you have Watercolor Wonder Crayons sitting on your shelf - go get them. You won't be disappointed!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Even if you have no interest in being an active demo, this deal is too good to pass up!
Join between now and March 15 and get the starter kit and so much more for only $159!
During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins can choose ANY stamp set--a value of up to $47.95--from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection!
This kit is a fabulous purchase for anyone interested in adding to their stamp supplies!
You will receive 30% off your first order over $150.
And 20% off all future purchases!
Monthly magazines full of great project ideas.
The first look at all new catalogs and stamps.
Bulk buy options.
Access to demo only resources included great ideas and templates.
And of course...
Me! To help you with whatever you decide to do with your kit!
Whether you just want a bunch of supplies to use, or you want to grow your own business,
I will be here to support you!
Still not sure? Contact me today for more information!
Monday, February 25, 2008
The bunny was created using my 1-3/8" circle punch, my 1/4" circle punch, and my large oval punch. The pink was added to his ears and cheeks using some Stampin' pastels. I drew the mouth and whiskers using my Basic Black Journaling Marker. A couple google eyes finish his face.
What a cutie huh? I used my scallop circle punch for his hair, my 1-3/8" circle punch and 1/4" circle punch for his face and nose. His hat was created using my round tab punch, and my small tag punch. I trimed the end of the tag down so it wasn't quite so tall. I added a little strip of black cardstock and with a Stampin' Pastel yellow buckle. His cheeks were created by dipping the tip of a pencil eraser into my Stampin' Pastels.
So the faces aren't the best. Wouldn't it be great if Stampin' Up! created a set of faces that could be used with our punches?!
What can you create with your punches?
Monday, February 18, 2008
Using a digital photo studio you need to change your picture to black and white. Adhere plain white tissue paper (the kind you stuff gift bags with) and secure it to a piece of regular printer paper using tape. Then print it! Simple enough.
Separate the tissue paper from the printer paper. Trim your tissue photo to fit the way you want onto your 4x4 unglazed tumbled tile. Then brush a light coat of Mod Podge directly onto the tile. Place the tissue photo onto the tile, starting with the middle. Remember - you are using thin tissue so be gentle as it will tear easily. Smooth the tissue to lay as flat as possible.
Then brush another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the tissue photo and allow to dry. Again - remember to be gentle!
The Mod Podge will give it a little protection, but if you plan on heavy use of these tiles, I recommend sealing it once more with a coat or two of polyacrilic clear spray.
From start to finish - about 30 minutes!
Let me know if you give these awesome gifts a try!
You can purchase this strawberry in the Tart & Tangy set that will be available on March 1.
First, I stamped the image in Real Red Craft Ink, on Whisper White cardstock. Then to make it scratch n' sniff, I mixed unsweetened strawberry kool-aid and clear embossing powder. The mix ratio was about 1:1. I then stamped the strawberry using Versamark onto Glorious Green cardstock, and trimmed the top off. I adhered it on the red part using Snail adhesive. I then cut out the whole strawberry, and attached it to a Whisper White scallop using 2 Dimensional dots.
Using my 1/16" handheld punch I went around the outside of the scallop. Then used Snail adhesive to attach the White scallop to a Real Red scallop. The back is identical to the front, minus the strawberry.
I didn't have any Real Red ribbon - so I made it! Using Whisper White ribbon and a Real Red marker! Too fun!
We will be making one of these yummy treats at our Hostess club on March 10th!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
You can find these Jumbo clips in the office supply section of your store.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
I saw a few of these beautiful flowers on SCS, and thought I would give them a try. They are actually quite easy!
Would you believe that it only takes 8 circles to create this beautiful flower? Just 8!
I'd try to explain the directions, but am afraid I would lose you! So check out the directions here - there's even a diagram to follow! http://www.cardsandcrafts.freeservers.com/dahlia.html If you still need help, let me know!
- 1-3/8" Circle punch
- Build A Brad with 1/4" punch
- Designer Prints paper in Rose Red
- Black & White Gingham ribbon
- Whisper White cardstock
- Black cardstock
- Rose Red Cardstock (Base)
- Snail Adhesive
Friday, February 1, 2008
It's here! February 1 starts off a great Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin' Up! For every $50 you order between today and March 17 you will earn an exclusive set from the brochure posted above!
Contact me to place your order and receive your FREE stamps!
This set was on my list too - but I'd rather wait for the corrected version than have a set that isn't as perfect as it should be!