Thursday, November 30, 2006

Fan Boys!!!

OMG! I know this has nothing to do with craftiness, but I saw this trailer when I rented Clerks II the other day....and I about DIED laughing.

I know...I am a die-hard Star Wars Geek.

I need Star Wars stamps. O.O

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day Stamping

I kinda had to use acrylic blocks to keep this one standing and closed so that it could be seen properly! That makes the photo quality a little crummy...but I plan on getting one of those cute little stands tommorrow at Michaels so that I won't have this problem anymore!

This card measures 4.25"x4.25" and is folded about half inch short of being even. I punched half of a 1" circle in the top edge of the card, stamped the love stamp from Riveting on Whisper White CS and punched it before lining it up with th punched circle and adhering it to the card.

The background is stamped with Pink Passion and Versamark inks using stamps from the Simply Said stamp set. Then I stamped the flowers from Simply Said and water colored them using Pink Passion, Perfect Plum, Green Galore and Ruby Red inks. Layered this onto Perfect Plum and adhered both to the card. Added some touches on the flowers with Sakura Clear Stardust pen. Viola. Done. Cute.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Is that....mojo...?

Is that my mojo that I see coming back? I don't know...I don't want to jinx it with getting all excited. So...this made with my new Peaceful Wishes stamp set and French Script BG. (My DBF and I joked that I broke in three virgin stamps this weekend!)

I stamped French Script BG with Cranberry Crisp ink on Cranberry Crisp paper and then inked the edges with Chocolate Chip. Stamped Linen BG with True Thyme ink on True Tyme paper and inked the edges with Chocolate Chip. Stamped the sprig with True Thyme on Whisper White CS and inked the edges with....wait for it....Chocolate Chip AND Creamy Caramel. The corners are punched with SU's ticket corner punch (innit just rockin'?) and stuck together with the miracle in a little green and white bottle...Mono Multi.

After all the layers were put still needed something so I busted out some Versamark and Classy Copper EP then stamped and embossed the Peaceful Wishes sentiment.

Whoot! It's the inspiration fairy hitting again!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Stuff I did today....

I got a little uppity today and did some stuff....went to Michaels and got some glass ornaments, then went to Home Depot and bought a glass block and a diamond drill bit...

Dad used his drill press and the new diamond drill bit to drill a half inch hole in the back. I washed it and let it dry. While that was going on, I sat down and used the large flower from Paint Prints with Ruby Red ink. I stamped the flower once, turned it 1/4 turn and stamped again before re-inking to make the poinsettas. Then I used the small dots from Paint Prints with Summer Sun ink to make the centers. I also stamped the Seasons Greetings stamp from Sincere Salutations in Ruby Red. I took a sponge and inked the edges and some of the stark white spots on the CS with Creamy Caramel.

I spread Mod Podge all over the back of the CS and attached it to the front of the block, then smoothed more MP over the top to seal it on and press the air bubbles out. I stuffed a string of 20 Christmas lights into the hole in the back, then wrapped the block in wide ribbon and hot glued the (jerry rigged) bow down to the top. Viola! It's so pretty when lit, but the picture turned out crap!

Aren't these the darndest things?! I stamped the stocking, snowman, and Christmas Tree from Little Somethings onto plain white CS and colored them. Then I punched them with a half inch circle punch and used Judikins Diamond Glaze to adhere them to the backs of flat glass marbles. Then I put a small round magnet on that and adhered it with the DG again. I stuck them in this Altoid tin as a set and will get around to covering it soon to make it a cute matchy matchy set!

Re-inker onaments. Well...they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. I did get the hang of it with the last few . I put a few drops of re-inker in the ball and a few drops of water before swirling it around inside. I dumped out the excess water and ink then poured a fine clear glitter into the ball and swished it around to coat evenly. Some of them are kinda stripey, some clumpy....I need some advice on these! I want to make some before the craft show in a couple weeks! I used Crandberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue, and True Thyme on these ones.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

An oldie but goodie

Well, sorry for the lack of updates recently, but life has been pretty crummy the past few days. It'll get better, it has to....soon. It will. Ah. The power of positive thinking. :D

So I made this card a while back. I like it though. The stems are inked with a geen marker and the petals with a purple marker. I think the only stampin' Up! thing that I used on this card was this flower from the Art of Life set.
So I inked up the flower and stamped it a few times and thought, "hey, you should distress that a bit." So I busted out my handy Making Memories distressing kit and went to town. The 'primas' are also by Making Memories, and they were white. I smudged them against a violet ink pad and then attempted to dry them with my heat gun.
After melting a hole through my embellishment case...I realised that I charred the flowers. Go me!!! Burnt primas on the menu for tonight! I put em on there anyway...they didn't look too bad after all.
Added some hardware and a bit of leftover bridal ribbon and ping. Done. Burning flowers aside, I think the whole card took me 20 took much longer to get the burnt flower smell out of my apartment. ;)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Hey everyone! I thought that I would leave the folding tutorial near the top a while so that everyone could check it out. I got some nice comments and one person asking if we could chat about my stamping slump! So....I a link to send me an email message up on my profile for anyone who just wants to chat...or send a note....or to fling some encouragement my way!

Thanks everyone! post in the next couple of days...I think I might do a contest. Still thinking on that though!