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Monday, January 28, 2008

A video for you to watch!

Well I have been very busy at school. Getting ready for new classes! I wanted to post something and I came across some great tutorials on you tube so I thought I would share! Thanks for looking Virginia

Monday, January 21, 2008

Scrapbooking Page

Last week I had fun with my scrap booking group in Tully. This is the page we made. We used two sets and three color inks.
Supplies
Paper Whisper white, Groovy Guava and Certainly Celery designer series paper
Ink Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Stamps Time well spent hostess set, Doodle This
Accessories Stamping dimensional, Groovy Guava Ribbon
Instructions
Start by cutting a 12 X 12 piece of Groovy Guava designer series paper at 3 inches and flip so you get two different patterns. Tape together both sheets using double sided tape in the front. Take a scrap piece of whisper white and stamp largest flower and butter fly using any of the 3 color inks. Color using Blender pens and inks, cut out and place on a horizontal sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 Whisper White card stock. Using placement as a reference, stamp other images images on card stock and also color in using the blender pen and inks. Adhere to the upper part of Groovy Guava paper. Cut a 2 inch strip of whisper white for journaling adhere to the bottom. Cut a 1 inch strip of Certainly celery Designer series paper and snip to mimic grass and adhere to page. last step is the bow. I have discovered a great way to save ribbon some one showed me this trick and I love it. Start by cutting a slightly larger piece of ribbon than the scarp book page. Also cut a smaller piece to create the tie. Start by taking the smaller piece and almost tying the bow before tightening, slip larger ribbon is the center and tie off to the spot you would like the tie to be. Adhere to the page. Thanks for looking! Virginia
Oops I almost forgot adhere flower and butterfly using stamping dimensionals to add some interest to page

Monday, January 14, 2008

A new way to look at a stamp set

I saw this card at convention and I am sorry to say I can't remember who I traded with but it was so cute I decided to create my own take on this card. I love the fact that it is from the pick a petal set which most would use it to make flowers! That is thinking out of the box!

Supplies
Paper - River Rock, Whisper White, Blue Bayou Designer Series Paper
Ink - River rock, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Blue Bayou
Stamps - Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations.
Accessories - Key punch

Instructions
  1. Stamp the the nose with one of the petals in River rock ink
  2. Stamp the small circle in soft Sky ink on either side of the nose
  3. Stamp the circles on top of the eyes in Basic Black ink.
  4. To make the eyeballs I used my crop-a-dille to punch a small rubber circle. I love that tool!
  5. Using that small circle adhere it to one of the sides of a block and stamp in basic black the eyes.
  6. To make the mouth take a scrap piece of paper and place below the nose so you can stamp just the top part of the mouth.
  7. Adhere a piece of designer series paper to a whisper white card stock attach the river rock and the face to the card stock.
  8. Stamp sentiment and Punch using key tag punch and adhere to card.

Thanks For looking, Virginia

Monday, January 07, 2008

Valentines Candy card

Want to make a little something for those special people in your life? this is a great little project! and so easy to do! We will be making this at this month's workshops!
Cut a piece of Purely pomegranate paper 2 1/2 X 9 5/8. Score at 2 7/8", 3 1/4", 6 3/8", and 6 3/4". Center scallop punch on longest side of card stock and punch scallop circle set aside for front. Stamp solid flower in pink passion from a beautiful thing and then stamp flower pattern using purely pomegranate ink on whisper white paper. Punch out cut a 2 1/2 square from designer series paper adhere to the front and stack flower and adhere. Take a strip of certainly celery fold it in half and run it trough a crimper diagonally. Open up and punch out leaf by centering vein down the middle. Cut in half and insert under scallop. Using a stamp from the little flowers set stamp in purely pomegranate ink on white. Punch out and adhere using stampin dimensional. Stamp sentiment on the inside using whisper white craft ink.
Adhere scallop hole to the top and insert Chocolate. Slip purely pomegranate ribbon and tie off lid Enjoy! Thanks for looking!Virginia

Saturday, January 05, 2008

A gift box
















I saw a box like this at Flaxy Chick's website and I loved it! I decided to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration Michelle. Here are the directions.
I purchased a paper mache box at Michael's and covered the bottom and lid with Stampin'up's ginger blossoms paper. I then cut two sets of 12 squares of ginger blossom paper. One set is 1 1/2" and the other is 1". To make the cone shaped petals you run mono adhesive to one side of the paper. Turn the square so it looks like a diamond and then fold the two middle sections together and flatten the bottom. Layer the larger cones on top of the lid so it looks like aflower. I used my trusty glue gun. I did the same for the second layer. I punched a scallop circle from real rust paper. I also punched a 1 3/8 circle from a section of groovy Guava Paper from the same designer series paper I used above. Then stamped with real rust ink onto river rock paper the flower from Carte postale set and punched that out. I also stamped the flower using same color ink on a piece of whisper white paper. Using my blender pen I created some drama on the flowers by blending out. I then punched the tiny middle flower out and using a build-a-brad placed it on the brad and covered it with the bubble. Lastly I stacked all four together and tacked it down using my glue gun. Thanks for looking and to Michelle for her inspiration! Virginia

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The new Year brings a new catalog!!










Wow the new catalog is great! I am going to break the bank on all the great new things. Some of my favorites are.

Page 11 has a wonderful vase with the cutest felt flowers wow who would have thought felt could be this cute!!

Page 21 Hostess set From The Garden. Wow this one is going to be great to paint! I am going to have to order enough to have my own party!!










Page 29 has the cutes set for st Paddy's day called Pinch Proof! I have to have it in honor of my hubby who is Irish!

Page 57 Always what a wonderful set! I especially love the bird!

Page 84 I already own this set called Embrace life. Wow is is so versatile. Two posts ago is a card with this set!

Page 90 Wow this set is incredible, probably one of the first sets I will own! it is called Pretty Peony. Here is a card from the catalog made with the set






Well that's enough for now tomorrow I will publish some of the rest of my favorite new stamps!!


Thanks for looking Virginia