Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm a schmuck

Did you guys know that? I didn't until yesterday. Apparently I was....well, we won't get into that.

Supplies:(Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise noted) Enchante Double Sided Designer Paper, Pale Plum CS, Perfect Plum ink, Versamark, UTEE, and a buncha ribbon that I got from TexasJodyLynn's ribbon share ( I dunno the names of all the colors....).

So I made this for my coworker because I am a schmuck. I took the little $1 notebook apart (just pried the binding apart and yoinked all the suff out), then covered in the Enchante paper and used my Crop A Dial to punch the holes. I lined the covers with Sage Shadow cardstock...and used Mod Podge to adhere it all. So once it was dry I put the whole thing back together and used the Cricut to cut out the initial in Pale Plum.

When I laid the initial on the book, it looked boring. So I sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink....and it still looked boring. I smooshed the letter in Versamark ink and then covered in UTEE and heated. Smooshed in Versamark again and dumped more UTEE and heated. Did that three times till it was smooth and glassy.'s really shiney and pretty.

Once I got the ribbons tied on, I realised it wasn't enough, so I made a little micro beaded pen to match. No stamping on either of these projects folks....I just realised that.

Oh....but I did show my friend how unmounted stamps worked last night. She had NO idea. And she was impressed.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I've always been a Tiger....

But my friend works at Pickerington North....which are the Panthers. (Central is the Tigers) so I made these cute little paw magnets in their school colors....

I think they're cute....I hope the teachers do too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Wedding Invites

Well here they are, the invitations that I busted my butt on for my friends wedding. I used Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, and Lavender Lace cardstock. The cakes are a $1 stamp from Michaels and embossed with sterling silver embossing powder.
I really liked that Mark and Heather wanted to keep it simple for their wedding invitations...and to keep the cost of mailing down. These cards (the pattern is from Nichole Heady's blog) fit in a standard A2 envelope. The response card is just a postcard!

I embossed the back of the response card to match the invitations. They came out so cute. I only had to make 60, so it wasn't so bad. Just alot of piecing together and almost production line stuff.

When I made the sample for this invitation, I used the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder, but they preferred the Divine Swirls embossing folder. I think it turned out beautifully. The original intention was to use a small magnet or removable double sided tape to keep the flap closed, but Mark ended up getting me a Basic Grey Notch and Die cutter to make the little notchy bit to keep the flap closed.
What do you all think?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Back from Pennsic

It was rainy, stormy and freaking hot! But so much fun, as usual.

I don't really have a picture that just conveys Pennsic as it is....but this will do. These are my people...the people of Eoforwic. What's Eoforwic? A really rocking group of Canadians that we camped with this year and last year and hopefully we will camp with next year.

Anyway. I got my ribbon share from Jody while I was gone and I am still trying to get it all organized. So my desk is COVERED in ribbon right now. I have finished the wedding invitations and will post a photo of them soon. Now I have a few 8x8 scrapbooks to do that people have ordered from me. And what am I doing? Blogging. *sigh*

Came up with some new classes to teach at Michael's so hopefully those will actually go over and my classes will pick up a bit. :)

I think that's it for now. More soon.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Away I go....

The 'pink' and olive tent on the left hand side is our humble abode for the next week and a half. Yay! Tommorrow we leave for Pennsic for the haul and for War Week....some folks know, others dont....its the biggest SCA event of the year and last year was my first year. I -loved- it.

So many good friends and parties and fun things to do. I'll be gone till the 13th. No blogging till then....not that I blog much anyway, lol!