Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valentine Sour Cream Container

Polka Dot BG
Pretty in Pink
Real Red
Scallop Punch
1 1/4 Circle Punch
Sticy Strip
Satin Heart

Today's verse

I could not sleep again. After tossing and turning for a while, I got up and opened my email. I received a comment on a card I submitted to SCS from Isaiah 40:31. Just a reminder for me last night at 4:00 a.m. to stay focused and not be distracted. Thanks Isaiah 40:31.

Isaiah 40:31 (Amplified Bible)
Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation
31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Today's SCS sketch challenge

Spring Solitude Stamp Set

Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Whisper White
Whisper White Craft Ink, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Groovy Gauva
Scallop Punch
Pretties Kit

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mini Valentine Box Tutorial

Cut cardstock to measure 4.25 inches x 4.75 inches. Score the cardstock at 4.5inches, 3.0 inches, 2.25 inches and .75 inches. Score the bottom of the box at .75 inches. On the opposite end (the top end) score only the narrow sections at 1.25 inches. Cut off the small 1/4 inch edge of the bottom section.

Cut off half of one of the larger sections of the bottom edge. This will allow you to gain better access to create an opening at the front of the box.

Use the 1 inch circle punch to create the opening.

on the opposite end use ribbon punch and punch holes in the two larger sections
Use sticky strip on the 1/4 inch edge of the box.
Also use sticky strip on the inside bottom edge under the circle opening.
Use adhesive to attach a small piece of acetate over the cirlce opening. Peel of the plastic off the sticky strip and assemble your box.Once your box is assembled, pinch the top of the box together. Fill box with candy and pull ribbon through the punched holes to tie the opening together.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine's Day

This year my daughter and I are making these cute little boxes filled with cinnamon hearts for her classmates. It's taken some time to come up with a simple prototype that we can mass produce. I think we are happy with this one. I will post instructions on how to make them this week.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Disneyworld Memories

I picked up this page at Michael's while we were in Florida. It was so easy to do, I just had to add the pictures. It really turned out quite nice for our first page of our Disneyworld scrapbook so I thought I'd share it.

I bought some shadow box frames in an after Christmas sale for $2.44 and thought I could alter them to display the seashells we found at Clearwater Beach. I covered the mat with a nice textured vanilla cardstock. Then I adhered some of the sand we brought back from the beach with versamark and heat & stick powder. The seashell was glued on with hot glue. I made three all together and displayed them in my kitchen.



Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kick Stand Card
Spring Solitude ( New Hostess Stamp Set 2008)
Every year I get picture Christmas cards of all my favorite babies. If you know me I love babies and they are all my favorites. Well, this year my fridge was overloaded, so I decided to crop them and scrap them. I think they may go back on my fridge. I've just got to figure out how to protect them. This is the first of many I'll be making in the near fututre.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Marble Technique

I learned this technique from Shirley who is in my upline and want to give credit to her.

Use 2-3 different colors of re-inkers. I used pretty in pink and regal rose. Place a few drops of each onto acetate or a plastic report cover. Place another piece of acetate on top.

Using a brayer roll over the acetate, blending the colors together.

Place a piece of glossy cardstock in between the two pieces of acetate (where the inks were blended.). Use the brayer and roll over the glossy cardstock. Remove the glossy cardstock and allow to dry.

Use stazon ink to stamp images onto the glossy cardstock. Be careful not to slide stamp on the glossy cardstock as it will smear.

Layer your finished artwork and adhere to card.