Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tinsel Glitter!

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to show you this card!  A few months ago I won some glitter tinsel from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Glitter tinsel is longer piece of glitter.  I used some of the glitter tinsel in my Fourth of July cards but I have been afraid to use it since.  Why?  I don't know.

So my fear ends today!  :)  So here's my card.  It's for the sketch challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle-SNSSC10.  I am also submitting it to the Unique Crafters Challenge #6-Sparkle and Shine.  There's still a little time to place both so check them out!

Scroll on down, and I'll show you some details!

Here's the sketch.  I rotated it.

Here is the close up.  The pink background is from Core'dination.  I embossed it with my Cuttlebug and the pink plate pictured below.

The notes on the white cardstock are embossed with silver embossing powder.

Does anyone still have their Fiskars texture plates?  I ran it through the Cuttlebug and it wasn't as embossed as if I had an actual embossing folder (or by hand) but enough that I used a sandpaper block to try to get some of the embossed images to appear.  It's one of those things that look better in person.  Plus you might think that it's the way the paper is made, which is cool.

I thought I was going to use the honeycomb plate too, but you know how creativity changes things.

I used 1/2 inch red line tape and lined the edges of my card.

Then I applied my silver glitter tinsel.  So fun!  It has different colors when the light hits it.  Then I adhered my pink paper in the middle of the glitter frame.

Here's a close-up of the glitter tinsel.  Until next time my friends-make it sparkle! :)

Here's a list of supplies:

Pink Coredinations Paper
White Cardstock
Pink Cat's Eye (That's how I made the sentiment with pop dots)
Pop Dots
Silver Leaf Glitter Tinsel (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Stamp Set 175 Music (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Black Ink
Silver Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Making Memories Rhinestones

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-Pearl Paint

Hello Everybody,

I'm sorry that I am writing this so late!  I was going to do it yesterday but I got a stomach bug and it won-LOL.  I am on the mend hopefully!

I just wanted to share with you a product that I came across a few weeks ago.  I bought Re-Inkers for the challenge at Technique Tuesday from Close to My Heart.  I also bought this pearl paint because you can turn the ink into paint.  Cool!

Here is a dallop of paint.  You can see it's shiny. :)

Look how pretty this is!  You can make it darker or lighter.  I painted it on a piece of cardstock but I have made anything out of it yet.  I will-don't you worry!  But I wanted to share that with you.  I always like a way to stretch out supplies!

The challenge is still going on so you have time to get your project in!  You can go here to check it out!

Until next time my friends...make sure you take lots of vitamin C! :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Trick or Treat Tuesday Tidbit

Hello Everybody!

Over at Let's Scrap there is a card challenge that runs through tomorrow evening.  Now if you haven't been over there-you have to go!  Everyone is super friendly and there is a new weekly sketch along with other challenges.  Always something fun!

The sketch is for a card but some of the DT's made pages and that inspired me to make a page.  First let me show you the sketch:

Do you see what I see?  Hexagons!  This is so cool because they are totally trending in scrapbooking (and other places to I'm sure).  So without further ado, here is my page:

I stamped these hexagons with different Halloween stamps and used white embossing powder on them.  Here is a little story about these hexagons.  I bought them from Ebay like a million years ago!  I think someone on there used to make die cuts with a Sizzix machine or something and I didn't have one so it was easier for me to buy what they cut out.  I have some tags too.  So it's a good thing to save stuff!  LOL!

So here is a list of things I used:

paper: $1 rack Target from last year
spider web: Martha Stewart Punch
Stamps: My Mind's Eye
             Stampin' Up (2001 LOL)
             Making Memories
Stickers: O'Scrap
              Pebbles Inc.

So my tidbit today is that you can use card sketches for scrapbook sketches-depending on the sketch.  Or was my tidbit about using hexagons?  Or better yet that you can dust off those dusty old 11 year old stamps and still make cute things with them?  Well no matter what thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Until next time my tricks--only treats here ;)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Autumn in Paris

Hello Everybody!

Wouldn't that be so nice?  I haven't been to Paris ever so I am imagining that autumn would be nice there.  If you've been at that time let me know!  :)  And why do I have Paris on my mind?

At Moxie Fab World it's Tuesday Trigger time!  And here is the picture for this week's Trigger.  There's plenty of time to play so go check it out and be inspired!

Here is the picture, and I think she's well dressed and French.  Plus I can use my Hero Arts Eiffel Tower stamp-and that's awesome!

So using the colors in her shirt and jacket, and pretending she's French, I was inspired to make this card.

I am also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp and Show-Favorite Technique.  Right now I am loving Gesso!  That's how the embossed layer was made.  Scroll on down and I show you some highlights!

In the picture here, the left side is an embossed piece of cardstock.  The right side is an embossed piece of cardstock with gesso on it.  It makes the embossing a little thicker.  Then I used Distress Inks which seem to be a bit brighter on the gesso.  This is a blog I found that has different ways to use gesso so I am still figuring my way through.  You can go here to see it.

The first layer of the card is this piece of DCWV scrap cardstock.  Ha! I trimmed it to size and used this-I love it when I can use up a scrap!  :)  Then I put a piece of black card stock on top and then my distressed gesso layer.  I used a gold paint pen to do the border on the Eiffel Tower square.  The Eiffel Tower is from Hero Arts.  The stickers are from Dazzles.

I used the Bonjour from Hero Arts, also.  Until next time my friends...where do you want to go in the fall?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Mojo has Returned!

Hello Everybody!

Finally!  I have made a card!  It feels like forever.  Hopefully the creativity will start to flow like a river!

I had help from these 2 challenges-there's still time to play so go check them out!  The colors are from Make My Monday and the sketch is from Unscripted Sketches.  Thank you for the help! :)

Here is my card.  What's funny is I was trying to make an anniversary card.  Once I had my paper and flowers I realized that this was way to girly for an anniversary card!  You gotta go where creativity takes you! ;)

Paper is probably some old DCWV (they were scraps I had).  The pink polka dots however are My Mind's Eye.  The flowers are flowers from way back when they used to sell them in those little jars.  The centers are light green from Kaiser.  The sentiment is from TPC Studio stamps with white embossing powder.

Here's a closeup of my butterfly. I used a Martha Stewart punch on yellow cardstock and red line sheet (which I am very happy that that actually worked!)  I used Evening Glow glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle and Tim Holtz Stickles Pink for the center.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a glittery day! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-Halloween Paper

Hello Everybody!

I know I've been quiet lately.  I got caught up in the Olympics and when I sat down at my craft table I was a little empty on ideas.  So my mojo will be back from vacation hopefully tonight and I will have a few things to share with ya'll in the next few days.

One thing I bought recently was this pad of Halloween paper from My Mind's Eye.  They have a nice selection at Michael's with Christmas paper and I don't know what else.  I had to grab the Halloween pad and just keep walking.  I love that they all match!  Which is one of the benefits to buying a pad or stack but still it's a nice reminder when you buy one.

I know I kind of wince when I realize that I am buying Halloween stuff in August.  But I know that time will fly by and if I don't get started now...I will be cramming in the end to get all of my cards done!  So until next time my's time to get an early start!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Coming Soon--A New Challenge Blog

Hey Everybody!

I just found out that there is a new Challenge Blog coming soon!  It's called Cut It Up.  They are looking for DT members so if you like to use die cuts on your projects-head on over there!  Also, they are giving away a cool prize, and you can check it out here.

Yay!  So fun!  I can't wait!  See you there! :)

Until next time my friends...get those die cut machines warmed up!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tidbit Tuesday-Exciting News!

Hello Everybody!

I have some exciting news to share with you all today!  I am now on the Design Team for Technique Tuesday!

If you aren't familiar with Technique Tuesday-let me tell you about it!  The first Tuesday of each month a new technique is posted by Mynnette the owner.  You make a card using that technique and post it to the blog.  There are badges and sometimes even prizes!  How fun is that!

So let me show you my first card.  The technique for this card is to use re-inkers with stamps.  You can go here for the instructions.  For best results with the card-the instructions says to use stamps that have flat parts.  Keep scrolling, and I will show you the stamps I used :)

Here are the re-inkers that I used.  They are from Close to My Heart.  I bought them specifically for this challenge and also a white paint that I can blend them into to make paint (but that's a another post for another day).  

I used these foam stamps.  I have a box of them and haven't used them in forever!  The stamps for this card are from Making Memories.  You may remember that they used to sell their paint with them.  This technique works great with flat surfaces of stamps.  The majority of my rubber stamp collection is outlines so that's when I thought-ah ha!  What about these?  And they work perfectly!

Here are a couple of flowers I made before I cut them out for my card.  I love how different they are using the same technique.  And of course now I want more colors! :)

Here's another angle of my card.  The brown paper is embossed with a Tim Holtz woodgrain texture fade and then I used a gold paint on the raised embossed parts.  The centers of the flowers are from Robin's Eggs.

The paper I just kind of swiped through the baby wipe with the re-inker ink so that it would match my dragonflies and flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope to see your card at Technique Tuesday!  Until next time my friends...get out those re-inkers! :)