Monday, July 14, 2008
I was out checking out some fun blogs and came across a way to make your own dew drops with just Crystal effects and some reinkers. Check out Heathers blog to see her wonderful tutorial.
Have fun send me a picture of what you do i would love to see what you come up with.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Whisper white.
A little heat to clear emboss with some dazzling diamonds sprinkled in on the Enjoy part. If i haven't said so i love this Enjoy Every Moment stamp set.
What do you think of this guy? Probably my favorite of the three tonight... was way less work i can tell you!
Better head to bed hope everyone has happy stamping dreams. I know Lori was having night mares lately but with all her swaps gone she should be back to happy sleep also. :0)~
Well it has been a busy month i am done with my swaps for VC ROCKS and now working on a box for my roomie. It seems that one project goes on to another.
Kirsten spent last week with Granny and Papaw it was her first time away from home for more than a night. We were not sure how it would go but she stayed a full week and had a blast.
Mark and i went to see the Hulk movie.. very good and Ed Norton helps that alot!
Well i have another couple of pictures to post so let me know what you think.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This is a sneek peek of a new stamp set in the new catty. It is called Fresh Cuts.
I used purely pomagrante, whisper white, basic black. Dimensionals, my oval punchs, black ribbon. Very easy card.
Sorry i have been gone.. we have been hiking on the weekends, and busy at work. I know no excuse i will try to do better.
My club gals will be making this card on Friday night.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
So there is her favorite word: "Sweet"
Her favorite Color: pink
The ribbon she keeps stealing out of my ribbon box! ( a Wally world find) :0)~
With of course all that BLING!
So i started out with the SU stamp set - seriously sassy - that too is her!
put it with pale pink, chocolate chip and very vanilla paper
Used my ticket corner, distress tool ( love this thing!) i had a bunch of pink and white rhinestones from HL that i put all over it, and that rhinestone buckle.. i think it was a HL find also.
I outlined the entire thing with a sparkle gelly roller... never used it till last night.. i am telling you now...you need to go get one of these they are great for that little extra dazzle. I got mine a while back when shopping with Lori and she said she liked hers... i know i can hear her now.. "You just opened it?" I know, i know - it took me long enough but i can say i will be using it again- soon!
Enjoy and hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Here is my take on Beate's Weekend challenge . What do you think? Did i catch the sketch right?
I am trying to make some masculine cards with the sketchs so we will see how i do.. i really have to work hard at those. Definately not a easy card for me to do. I guess i just don't see a male liking a bunch of ribbon, embossing, bling, glitter, etc. I see them liking some thing simple, not a lot of fuss.
Well here is the info on the card
SU paper: Bayou Blue, pumpkin pie, always artichoke, very vanilla, apricot appeal
SU Inks: Always artichoke, basic black, bayou blue, pumpkin pie, and i put a little chocolate chip in his hair - i used mostly all markers for this card
Stamps: Wild about you, all in the family, and weathered
Other: paper piercer, dimensionals, pumpkin ribbon, crop a dile, and black jumbo eyelets
Just a note as i had forgot last week to let you know about the mothers day movie.. we went to see Iron Man.. Kirsten was so funny.. " We need to see the Number 1 movie in America!" as i am thinking "wow i think you watch way to much TV "... Funny the things they say. Anyway the movie was great lots of action. If all else you can always go to see Robert Downey Jr. I have always liked him.. goes way back to the Brat Pack days!
Anyways have a great week & stop back by i should be working on a weekday challenge and i have some new scrapbook pages to upload from my scrapbook kit class.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
What do you think? I am trying to come up with a masculine card for Father's day? I have a really hard time with male cards. I also wanted to do Mary Jo's sketch challenge
SU stamp sets: Enjoy every moment, Lovely as a tree, seeing spots
Ink: Close to cocoa, Always artichoke, hunter green
paper: very vanilla, close to cocoa, always artichoke, apricot appeal
other: distresser, artichoke eyelets, dimensionals, twill
I did not have the artichoke buttons so i colored a button with my handy artichoke marker and then dipped it in emboss powder to set the color.
I use the misting markers technique on the tree.
Misting Markers directions:
Color in your image with your markers. Use the lightest color first then work your way up to the darkest color. Once you have your image colored in use a spray bottle with water in it and hold your image about arms length way and spritz it 2 or 3 times... depends on how watercolory ( Is that even a word? I guess it is now! )you want you image to be. Press your stamp on your paper and voila you did it.
* If you press your image down again you will get a lighter image that is cool to use sometimes.
Very fun. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Hi all i went to this cool site and finally was able to get my signature on my posts. You have to check them out. There are so many ways to add write your signature i am sure you will find the one for you! So which one do you like best? I like the first one the best but it cuts off the top of the "D". You let me know! Have fun!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
What do you think? I love how it came out.
SU sets used: Heartfelt thanks, Define your life, and Itty bitty backgrounds
Ink: real red, night of navy, old olive
Paper: So saffron, night of navy, old olive
DP: So Saffron
Other: corner rounder, red grosgrain, silver Hodgepodge, Stickles in the buckle and on the flower
Sorry i have not been updating much i am on the VC Rocks yahoo group and they have been keeping me busy with emails and getting ready for RAKS ( Random Act of Kindness)and such. I will try to be better.
Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day ! I think Mark and Kirsten are planning for dinner and a movie tomorrow... i will let you know what we go see!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
You can refill your blender pens:
For 1 ounce bottle fill dropper bottle--1/4 teaspoon alcohol1/3 Glycerine of bottle (1oz botttle)fill the remainder with Distilled water
(distilled works best, but if you don't have it,oh well,-we should have it for our irons anyway)
You can actually refill your pens by pulling out the wick and drop it in, drip by drip. This takes time, but is worth the effort if you use them very much.
I purchased my glycerine at Walmart (ask the druggist) It is very inexpensive.
Ideas for cleaning/refilling blender pens:Instead of wiping the excess color off on scrap paper, or a baby wipe, when I am cleaning my blender pen or switching colors, I fold a paper towel in half and then in half again. I put a few drops of the a blender refill solution onto the paper towel, and when I want to clean off the color, I run my blender onto the area of the paper towel that has the refill solution on it. It not only cleans your blender, but it replenished it at the same time! Works like a charm!
Monday, May 5, 2008
So Much ...Trouble with this one, wow.... added brads, the ribbon just did not do the trick. What a pain in the butt! We received this set from regionals and i just can not seem to gather any inspiration from it! I have set it in my mind that i am going to use this set one way or another so don't be surprised when it shows back up! Maybe a scrapbook page will be better... we will see.
Directions for Chalkboard Technique
- Ink a solid image with white pigment ink and stamp on dark cardstock
- Dab a sponge or cotton ball in to the your chalk color that you want to use
- Dab it over your image
- Wipe off any excess chalk with a used dryer sheet or swiffer sheet
* work on one image at a time and not let your ink dry up.
Have a great day! ~Candy
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Stamp set: SU's So much
I used the chalkboard technique on this card and i will post the directions to that tomorrow night with another card.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This is another card that i took to Tulsa Regionals with me.. i found a bunch of extra cut up cardstock and went ahead and put it all together yesterday while we were all snowed in. We had 13 inches of snow fall and it created blizzards with the blowing snow. It was so pretty! And a snow day to boot! Gotta love that.
This is a spinner card and everyone loves them, they are pretty easy to put together and i have never found anyone who has received one that did not say WOW.
Stamps: SU pick a petal and Celebrate
ink: Groovy guava, sky blue, versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sky blue
other: Ticket corner punch, word window punch, dazzling diamonds, clear emboss powder.
More later i am working on a card challenge now and will post when i get it complete.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Stamps: Friendly Flowers, Weathered background
Inks: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, close to cocoa
Paper: close to cocoa, purely pomegranate, groovy guava, whisper white
Other: pomegranate double stitched ribbon, crimper, dimensionals, ticket corner
A Bazzill cocoa brad tops it off.
I used the masking technique on this card and stamped off the back two flowers to make them lighter.
Instructions to Masking:
Stamp your image on a sticky note then cut it out. Stamp your project and cover your image with your sticky note and stamp your image again or use another image- the sticky note will make sure you do not get ink on your original image and will make the image appear to be in the background. You may need to make a few "masks" if you are going to make a fuller image.. i made two for this card.
I love the colors .. what do you think?
A big thank you to Lori for walking me through getting the watermark seal on my cards... what a pain to set that up!
Have a great weekend and happy stampin'!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
But back to these colors.. they are going to be a nice addition to our current palette.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
This is the other recipe card that i did ... i am still not sure about it. The recipe is to die for though. Yummmmmm
Stamp set: Tart and Tangy- loving that set!
Paper: Real red, Wasabi, Whisper white
Ink: Wasabi, Real Red
Ribbon - red grosgrain
Other: Silver Hodgepodge slider- you can't see it in the picture but i filled it with glittered Stickles. HINT**You can also fill that in space with reinkers and cover with crystal effects.
Punches: Scallop , ticket corner, spiral
I colored the apple in with markers and then covered the apple in crystal effects and covered it with red beadies.