Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Secondly, did everybody see this beauty by Trudee?? I loved it, and decided to make my own version. First I cut a 3" square, then daubed mustard and white chalk into the square. Next, I stamped the leaves, leaving the mask on. I coloured them in really rust reinker. I decided to do this on kraft paper because I thought the chalk reverse mask would show up better. I don't, thankfully, need a sympathy card, but I thought this design worked well for the theme, and then the next time I need one, I don't need to concentrate on making one.
Thirdly, my PaperTrey stamps arrived! Unfortunately, for the first time EVER in my ordering crafty stuff from the U.S., I got customs charges. I feel that if I am ordering a product that is made in the USA, that CANNOT be bought anywhere in Canada, I should not have to pay Canadian taxes on that product. Of course, I also think that with them recently raising the 48-hour limit spending amount, they should have also adjusted the postal allowances. Okay, rant over :D New stamps!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I do NOT have this product in hand, like I said I am waiting on my sampler. However, is this something anybody would be interested in? I want all the colours of that lovely 5/8 ribbon, but I really don't need 100 yards of each. I would happily take 10 yards though, especially if it's only going to cost me 37 cents a yard versus 90 cents a yard.
I'm not looking into doing shares a lot. There are a few other items I am eyeing for potential shares (like the coffee pound bags a la PaperTrey Ink), I'm just trying to save a little money, and pass the savings onto a few others!
Start with a piece of paper 5.5x11.75. Score across at 1.5 inches. Now, score at these intervals: .75, 1.5, 2.25, 6.25, 7, and 7.75. Cut off the first rectangle (the 1.5x.75 piece). If you decide to do handles, I found that marking a 2-inch line in the top center of the 4x4 panels gave a good guide. I used the elastic cord from the upcoming Holiday Mini. That stuff is amazing, it keeps it's shape! Assemble box-style! I attached magnets to the top to serve as a closure.
This set is a Lizzie Anne Designs set, Au Naturale, that I got from Jacksonbelle-Embellishments
I coloured the images with markers, reinkers, and an aquabrush. I outlined the butterfly and leaves with a 10% cool grey prismacolor marker. I will eventually make 3x3 note cards that match the main design to include in the bag.
Monday, August 27, 2007
This card started last night actually. I really wanted to play with this awesome ornament set by gel-a-tins. I love the images, I just haven't done much with it yet. I wanted colours that were mildly reminiscent of the holidays, but cheery, so out came green galore, tempting turquoise, and real red. I did the main image part yesterday. I had added little bits of stickles on everything, so I just let it dry overnight- then nothing gets ruined! I finally came back to it tonight. This card was going to be 6x3.5, but then the main image was too overpowering. So I decided on 6x4.5 Well, that didn't work so well either. You know what happens to a 6 inch piece of paper when you crimp it? It loses a 1/4"! So the card became 4.5x5.75. Well, by that point it might has well have been a standard size! I wanted to use 5/8" red grosgrain in place of the crimped paper, but I do not have any.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This other card was for the Featured Stamper challenge. Today's stamper is Jen70. I really wanted to do the challenge today because Jen was the one that started this challenge. I based my card off of this one . It was so pretty that I didn't want to change much. I changed the main set and the colours, that was about it! This one is for my Dad. It's his birthday tomorrow! I know it's not a super masculine card, but it is fairly neutral.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Here's a card I made this morning. I felt like doing some watercolouring. I stamped several flwoers from Oh, So Lovely, then went about colouring them in. After they were dry, I carefully outlined them with a grey marker. I used the 10% Cool Gray by Prismacolor. I decorated the card front using textured Soft Sky, as well as some of the Rose Red argyle from the Palette of Prints. It's a close match to Pomegranate. I finished it off with some twill. I was going to knot the twill, but it makes such a thick knot, and then I couldn't center the main image as I wanted to.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Did you know that it's almost my 1-year stamping blog anniversary? I can't believe it's been that long!
I've also been messing around with my template. When I switched over a while back, a bunch of custom HTML and other links disappeared. So I was just adding those all back in. I also finally got my picture to be a non-distorted size on my page (yay!)