Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I found this scrumptious recipe at Hershey's. Perfect goodies to put in this box. It is similar to the 2-4-6-8 easter boxes I made, but this box is taller so it could hold a small cupcake, a few truffles or other little goodies. This design reminds me of a wedding favor. I love the simple elegance. The bird is colored with a clear glitter marker over the white. A subtle detail, but beautiful when it catches the light and sparkles. :)
Well, we have ear drops, ear ointment, 2 types of pills and some new 'allergy' food to try. I need a spreadsheet just to keep the medications straight. The good news is it should clear him up. He has a horrid yeast infection everywhere. :( He goes back in 2 weeks for a follow up and he was given a shot today to help stop some of the itching. He is only 6 yrs old so he should be with us for a good long time. :)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Make A Wish Window Box
Sheer 5 Ring Tab Book
Tip: Acrylic and transparencies are not porous. That means ink will not absord into it. So if you are NOT using, staz-on, alcohol ink or painting on it, it will probably need to be heat set or it will rub off or smear.
These are some cards that I have been working on.
Monday, March 24, 2008
The winner for the coffee cozy (drawn by Miss Marissa) is comment #1: Michelle!! I have a few cozies for you to choose from or you can give me a request.
Stamp your image onto Whisper White cardstock using a Classic inkpad (I used Chocolate Chip).Open the brush end of your marker (Barely Banana & So Saffron) and make a spot of color for each shade on the plastic sheet cover. TIP: Using the plastic sheet cover with white paper is an easy way to see the colors you have selected and it just wipes clean when you are done and can reuse it. Use your Blender Pen and pick up a bit of color with the tip of the pen. Start with your lightest color first. Fill in the image you are coloring with your lightest color. Remember, these are waterbased markers and blender pen, so be careful 'blending' too much. Over'blending' may cause your paper to oversaturate and begin to breakdown. You will know because your paper will start pulling up fibers and not looking smooth. You can tell I did this on this first layer. OOPS! ;)Next, use your darker shade and blend from the bottom up in a feathering stroke. When shading, try and think about how light hits an object and be consistent. A beak would cast a small shadow under it. The bottom side of a wing may be darker than the top. Play with it and have fun with different looks. There are really NO Rules! :) Also, when you first start blending where you first place your color it will be the darkest. Continue this process until your image is completely colored. I used my Going Gray marker and blender pen to add abit of shading around the entire image to make it look more dimensional.To clean your blending pen between color changes just rub it on a scrap piece of paper until no more color comes off. You can do this very gently, no need to scrub. Keeping the tip of the pen on its side will keep you from crushing the fine tip. Even thought the tip may be stained from dark colors it will not transfer that color. I used this pen and you can tell it did not transfer any dark colors even when I used the lightest yellow color. :) Very cool!I hope you enjoyed the tip today. Here are a few photos from yesterday. Our egg masterpieces, the little chef and the second round of dominoes of the day (Doug, Carol, Cody & Robert).
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Happy Easter to everyone! I will announce yesterday's winner in a bit. I have a few eggs to hide before the kiddos get up. Tomorrow, I will be back on my regular schedule.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday - Trends & Styles: What's in, What's back 'in', What is it? and other cool stuff.
Wednesday - Cards & Tags: Sending your messages in style!
Thursday - Yummies!: Now that you know how to make (or have a stash of) all these great boxes and bags what do you put in them? Candy, cookies, mixes and other delightful goodies.
Sunday - Shoppin' & Surfin': What cool finds have you found? Favorite places to spend your $$. Share any good deals and neat stuff you want right here. :)
I hope you think these are good changes. I think it will be fun trying to come up with posts and see what your comments are. Off to do more Easter shopping. Gotta hop to it! ;)
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
SU! Kicks off their NEW promotions today! Check them out at these links.
Wild for Wasabi
EXTRA, EXTRA Hostess
Sunday, March 16, 2008
you will discover what a treasure she is. She has an amazing on-line store One Hundred Wishes. I am a customer of her store and I love every yummy item I have recieved. :) And, the best part is it comes packaged so nicely. She really puts a lot of effort and thought into making sure you feel special and appreciated when recieving items from her store.
This weeks challenge is really just a great way to share some info about yourself. I am sitting here typing and sipping my homemade mocha in a paper cup I stamped with my new SU! stamps and inks. Each cup has a Pun Fun image in one of the In-Color inks. My cup this morning is the cat (purrrfect!) in river rock ink. :) Anyway, I was wondering what your favorite hot beverage is? Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite hot beverage and this coming saturday, March 22nd, I will draw a name to win a handmade, felt coffee cozy made by me. :) Here is the pic of the cozies I am making. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I will be selling these as soon as I have a bigger inventory to select from. :)
Thanks for visiting me. Have a great day!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
This is my project from yesterday's color combo. I found the template for the box here: http://sonjascene.blogspot.com/ Sonja has a lot of really great templates and ideas to share. :)
Recipe: Cardstock: Soft Sky, Basic Back & River Rock; Pattern Paper: Close To My Heart; Ink: Soft Sky; Rub-on: Love & Happiness (Sale-A-Bration reward book); Ribbon: Soft Sky; Brads: Close To My Heart; Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; Glitter: Martha Stewart & Stickles; Flowers: Michaels (bridal aisle); Stamps: Technique Tuesday; Misc. Supplies: transparency sheet, circle punch, pop-dots, Xyron 150 sticker maker & Hershey Nuggets.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Looking outside today inspired this color combination. These are the colors I am looking at from my seat at the laptop on the kitchen island. I love the elegant look of these colors together. They could inspire a wedding project or winter scrapbook page. I am off to play with the combo and will post my project soon.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I am demonstrating the Xyron 150 Sticker Maker with the permanent adhesive cartridge. The butterfly punch and glitter are from the Martha Stewart line at Michael's. The fun flock is from Stampendous. I punched the butterfly from thin, white core chipboard. Gently push your shape into the X150 until your feel it stop. Making sure the side you want to attach the glitter to is face down. Turn the X150 to the other side and gently pull the adhesive strip out of the machine. Stopping after your shape is past the cutting teeth. Pull the adhesive strip up againt the cutting teeth and tear the strip off. Rub the shape while it is still in protective paper. Peel away the clear top paper and then remove the white paper, this is the sticky side. Sprinkle with glitter. Shake off any excess glitter. Your done. If you want to make this a sticker you can now run it back through the X150, glitter side up this time.
I hope this makes sense. If you still have questions please leave me a comment or an email. :)
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If you are looking for some inspiration for design or color look no further. This blogger posts the newest and hottest trends from around the world. :) I love visiting this blog at least once a month to see what hot, new ideas are being shared. She also shares many a place to shop if you really like what you see. ;)
Friday, March 7, 2008
This little peek-a-boo box is just the perfect size for a nest of m&m's, jellybeans or other small treat for Easter. As you can see I used some buttons. I haven't shopped for Easter candy yet, I would be snacking on it if it was around. ;) This box can be used as a favor box for any event. Just mix up the paper and lid topper. The tutorial for making this box is here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7329573 (just scroll down a bit on the page to print the template as a word document.) I used American Crafts Paper from their spring line and a transparency sheet for the 'window'.