Friday, April 30, 2010

ATC cards & contest info...

Today I bring you a couple ATC cards that I made... This is my first time making ATC cards and let me tell ya these things are so super fun to make... They are basically just little pieces of art... I so love ART... hehe
Products used:
Clear Scraps ATC Acrylic cards
Vintage book paper
Inkadinkado rose stamp
Viva Decor glass effects gel in carmine, teal and crystal clear
7gypsies rub-ons
Staz-on black ink
Helmar vellum adhesive spray

Here is a closer look at the rose...

Instructions...
Take clear backing off of one side of acrylic and spray it with vellum spray.
Once the spray goes from a milky color to clear place paper on acrylic.
Trim off extra paper
Turn over and remove clear backing off the other side of acrylic
Using staz-on ink up your stamp and stamp your image
Once dry start applying your Viva gel (I used a paint brush)
Once dry embellish your ATC card more if you like.

I just love how vivid the colors are and the way it looks like stained glass once it's dry.

Ok so now that you want to make some little ATC cards of your own.... Clear Scraps is having a super easy contest and you can win some Acrylic... All you have to do is sign up to be a follow of their blog or facebook... If you follow them on both you have 2 chances to win... How awesome is that. Ok so go to the Clear Scraps blog and click to follow....

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Card and DT call...

If your a card maker then you need to check out the DT call at The little shabby box... The site is still a newer site but it's moving along nicely. The Spring Fling kit is simply amazing. Here is my latest card using the Spring Fling kit and this weeks sketch from 2 sketches 4 you...

First here is the sketch.. I love the simplicity of it.. hehe

Here is my take on the sketch...Products used:
  • The little shabby box "spring fling" kit (cardstock, pattern paper & pattern chipboard)
  • Inkadinkado Rose stamp
  • Papertrey Ink button
  • Colorbox ink
  • ribbon (michaels)
  • twine
I'll be back tomorrow with another project and a super easy contest going on...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad...

Today is my dad's b-day... This photo was taken a couple years ago but I just love it. I love how Noah at only 14 was already taller then my dad. lol I love his white hair, his love for life, his laugh and how he acts all tough but when it comes down to it he's a big ole softy... I'm a daddy's girl and I'm proud of it... Here's to you dad...


This is a quick digi layout... I don't play with digital stuff all that often but I have projects on my desk and the kitchen table is also being used as I have been designing cards for my card class at Scrapville... Stay tuned for some peeks of them later this week...

Thanks for looking.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easy Peasy Recipe pockets & cards

I had some older cards that I picked up in the $1 bin at Michaels and they have sat and sat in a bin just waiting for me to do something with. They were totally cute and I couldn't help but to buy them and so glad that I did because they totally made this project...

I used my handy dandy Purple Cows Laminator and placed a card in one of the 6x6 lamination sheets with the top of the card all the way to the edge so when it is laminated it would still open and create a pocket. Once laminated I embellished each pocket and have them ready for a recipe card when I attend a pot luck or share a recipe. I also laminated my recipe cards after I wrote down the recipe so they are easy to wipe off if I splash something on them. I am thinking about punching a small hole in the top left corner and putting them on an O ring and hang them from a t'cup hook on the side of my cabinet.

So I like to give things away so if you leave a comment by this Saturday the 24th I will add your name to my handy dandy hat and pull out a winner on Sunday morning. That winner will receive a set of these cards (un-laminated unless you want them laminated then let me know) with some matching ribbons and recipe cards. If you sign up to follow me (on the right sidebar) I will add your name to the hat twice.

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with some cards...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I heart Clear Scraps Deco Shape...

I have been creating a lot with Clear Scraps lately. Getting lots of assignments done and some extra's to send in for submissions on a few magazine calls. Here is one of my latest layouts using one of my favorite Clear Scraps XL shapes.

I created the background using Staz-On teal and brown inks and Tim Holtz Blending sponge tool.(click photo for a closer look)

Dab your sponge tool into your ink and dab on your acrylic several times getting different shades of your ink. Once you reached the look you like switch to brown ink and dab just the ends of your acrylic. It's super simple to do. Let it dry for a few minutes then start your layout.

Products used:
Clear Scraps XL Deco shape
Staz-On Teal and Brown inks
My Mind Eye pattern paper, die cuts, tag and overlay

Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with another project...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesdays Cards...

Here are a few cards I made using some left over odds and ends I had in a drawer in my desk.

Products used:
Couture Cardstock
October Afternoon die cuts
American Crafts rub-on (thanks)
ColorBox ink

Products used:
Couture Cardstock
October Afternoon die cuts
American Crafts rub-on (thanks)
Ribbon (Michaels)
twine
Paper Trey Ink button

Thanks for looking.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Lola is 2...

Wow I can't believe it's been 2 years since we rescued little Lola... Here she is with her brother Rocky and Joshua a few days after we found them. They were covered in fleas and Lola fit in the palm of my hand. We spent an entire day picking fleas off of them and bathing them and making sure they were eating well.



Here is Lola a week ago. She is still little but thinks she is super sized. lol She has one heck of a personality and well ya gotta have one with her ears. hehe
I'll show a layout later this week of Rocky... Tomorrow I have cards lined up to show you... Now to eat some dinner and do a couple loads of laundry.

Till tomorrow...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Simply Handmade...

Someone at my hubby's work brought in a copy of April/May Simply Handmade magazine to see if he knew the person with his last name. LOL Our last name is not very common and is hard to learn to say and spell. So when someone knows the name they always wonder. lol So hubby told him that it was his wife and all about my addiction to paper and fabric and everything in between. So of course the man told his wife whom was excited to find out that someone with the same addictions lived near by, or in this case an hour away. lol I have been busy and then not feeling well so I hadn't had time to post this until now... I just adore Simply Handmade magazine and all the different mediums you get out of one magazine and I am simply honored that they find a few of my things worthy enough to print in their magazine. Here are my Ipod/cell phone cases in the April/May issue.


You can click on the photos to make them bigger and read the directions on how you can make these. I use my Purple Cows 2 in 1 trimmer to cut my felt and fabric. It cuts it like butter.

Here are a few closeups of them.


Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with some cards...

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