Monday, September 29, 2008

Some Cards I've Been Working On

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile! I've been busy making tons of projects. I'm posting these two cards now and will post lots more soon, so keep checking back.

The above card uses the September Word Puzzle (not just for school) with one of my favorite new color combos - Outdoor Denim, Creme Brulee, Tulip and Sorbet. I'm loving these new colors CTMH put out in the new idea book. On the sentiment, I stamped in Outdoor Denim ink and quickly put clear detail embossing powder over the top before heat embossing it. It's more subtle than embossing with Versamark, but I like it. I finished it off with some Colonial White brads and now I have a nice, fresh and versatile card!

I made this 8x3.5 card for Halloween party invites. I used some background and texture paper from the Enchanted My Reflections paper packet, along with Pansy Purple, Barn Red, Garden Green and Autumn Terracotta. I used the new Spooky Smiles stamp set for the pumpkins. I also played around with the Placement Guide stamp set - this set allows you to stamp a guide with small dots arranged in places you want to hand stitch on your artwork. In this case, I stamped the two small corners, used the paper piercer to poke holes for the stitches and then used a needle and embroidery floss to create the hand stitched accents.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

October Scrap Club Layouts

These are my layouts for my October Scrap Club coming up on October 6th at 6:30pm. Check out my website for more details on the club.
There were made using the new Perfect Day papers, Cocoa, Juniper and Colonial White cardstocks, Whooo Loves You stamp set (super cute owls and mushrooms), Colonial White eyelets and Chocolate Waxy Flax.

I made this chart for my son to help him have some "motivation" for completing chores around the house. All supplies are CTMH:
Game On papers, Dutch Blue grosgrain ribbon, Star Struck, Homestead Alphabet, Charm Uppercase and Lowercase and All Star stamp sets. I used adhesive-backed velcro to attach the stars on for the chores each day.

I've got a blog!

I've finally done it! I've set up this blog. I'm hoping it will be a great resource for my customers, friends and family and a great place for me to post artwork, workshops, techniques, tutorials, ideas, photos and more! I hope to post at least weekly to start out with - we'll see where it takes me! Thanks for looking! :)