Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I hope to get my mojo back soon. I will be posting the tags we made at the 50 Christmas tag class...Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Cut cardstock (Pink Pirouette) at 7 1/4" X 9 1/2". Score at 2 1/2", 3", then at 6 3/4", 7 1/4".
For the band. Cut cardstock (Close to cocoa) at 2 1/2" X 10 3/4". Score same as above. I stamped the words Congrats from the Say it with Scallops stamp set in chocolate chip, punched out with the new scallop square punch and mounted it on a a square (chocolate chip) using my marvy mega square punch. I added a tiny rhinestone in the star.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I'm finally getting into the Halloween themes now. I know most of you have 'been there and done that' already, but I'm behind, you know, on Hawaiian time. Here's a closer view of the spider web. I wanted you to see that I put some pretty bling on the web, can you see it? After I embossed the web on the cardstock, I sponged black over it to add color. I added a deeper black color over the area that I placed the spider. I'm getting better in my coloring with copics, but still at the elementary level!
If you would like to play this week, create a card that will fit into a #10 envelope (4" X 9") and post a comment on Jen's blog, Pieces of Me, with your link to your card. She will post it and pick a winner next week!
Meanwhile, get inspired with this week's creations by
Supplies for this week's card:
Stamps: Booglie Eyes (spider), Tasty Sweet (sentiment)
Cardstock: Basic black, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
DSP: retired SU
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Encore silver,
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Spiderweb - new one!), silver mini brads, Halloween ribbon, crystal stickers (bling).
Have a great day everyone! Thank you for dropping by! Hopefully tomorrow, I will have a cute candy wrapper to show you and a mini tutorial just in case you don't know how to make one!
Monday, September 22, 2008
My GF Joy who recently started a blog called "A Place to be Me" is giving away her first blog candy!! Yippee! All you gotta do is sign her guest book (she loves making new friends!) and post a comment on what you look for when you visit a blog...easy! hop on over right now to Joy's blog HERE! She will pick a winner on Friday! Be on the watch for her post of what she's giving away too!! Good luck to all!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I had my first 50 Christmas tag class yesterday. The ladies all did super making 50 tags!! I think this was the first time I was proud of my self that I didn't cut those tiny strips and didn't have everyone cut out little images. The only one that the ladies thought was a little challenging was the tag with the bell. I will be posting all of the tags and the complete view of the bucket when the 2nd class is done on Saturday 9/27. Don't want to spoil it for the ladies who are coming, which are mostly my DL gals. I did want to share a pic of the cover of the bucket. This stamp set will be released on October 1st, but demonstrators were able to preorder - for those who know me, know that I have a soft spot for snowmen! When I saw Mr. Twigster (such a cute name!) I knew I had to buy this set!! My sizzix circle die arrived just in time for the class - cut that out in Riding Hood Red and stamped the border with the stamp from Mr. Twigster set in Very Vanilla craft ink. I love the way the border turned out! After stamping and coloring Mr. Twigster, I punched out the circle using the Marvy Giga circle punch and sponged the edge with old olive. This time, I remembered to take pics of the ladies in action, so here they are! You guys knew I would be posting this or did you?? We all had a fabulous time stamping and of course, eating! Pizza and salad was served as well as the brownies! A big Mahalo to the ladies who added a few dishes to my snack table! And BTW, here is the salad dressing recipe for those of you who asked...
1 cup mayonnaise (regular mayo only, fat free does not work!), 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of raspberry vinegar (I bought mine from Safeway). That's it! I used a whisk to blend it.
Judie and Sherry (welcome back Sherry!,so good to see you!)
Pearl and Lisa S. (welcome Lisa!, it's been years!)
Friday, September 19, 2008
I started on this tutorial right after I had my monthly class for the gals who purchased the kit from my class and I apologize from the bottom of my heart that it took me soooooo long to complete. (Lynnelle and Kacie). The tutorial was actually half way done, but I just needed to sit down and put it all together (edit photos, add arrows, type up instructions, upload.... you get the idea). So, finally...here it is, the tutorial for the 2008 version of the starbook with dangles.
I adapted the basic pattern from a kit made by Pinecone Press. The cardstock, design paper, stamping and the following instructions are my own take on creating this book and all supplies used are by SU.
Here's a list of what you will need:
10 Sheets of whisper white cardstock 7 1/2" X 10"
10 strips of cardstock cut into 1/2" X 7 1/2”
5 strips of cardstock 2” X 7 1/2" fold in half
5 strips of cardstock 1/2" X 2”) fold in half
10 pieces of designer paper 2 1/2" X 7 1/2"
EyeletsScallop circle punch (SU)
1 1/4" and 1 3/8” circle punches
Thread, scotch tape, paper piercer, coluzzle circle template, cutting foam and blade
Base pages of the book.
Step 1. Fold 5 sheets of white cardstock in half. Add a 1/2" X 7 1/4" strip on each to the two outside edges of the cardstock. Repeat for the other 4 sheets.
Step 2. Attach 2” X 7 1/4" strip to the center of each sheet (on the fold). Repeat for the remaining 4 pages.
Inside pages with circle.
Step 1. Make the following score lines on the remaining five sheets of white cardstock – 2 1/2", 5” and 7 1/2" (using the scor-pal makes it easier).
Step 2. Fold on the scored lines to form a valley, mountain and valley fold.
Step 3. Cut out a circle with the coluzzle circle cutter in the center of each piece (I used the companion circle template and followed the 3rd circle from the outside). Note: if you are using the class kit, I have already cut these circles out for you.
Step 4. Next, roller wheel each of these five pieces. (I used the jumbo wheel So Swirly for the sample). Attach designer paper to each side.
Step 5. Stamp five images and punch out using the 1 1/4” circle punch. Punch out five circles using the 1 3/8” circle punch and punch out five scallop circles. Assemble to create your dangles. Add an eyelet to each dangle. Using sewing thread (this is what I used) loop through the eyelet.
Step 6. To attach a dangle to the page, make a hole with paper piercer on the scored line right above the cut out circle. Insert the thread in the hole (you may want to use a needle threader) and secure the thread with tape.
Step 7. Attach the folded 1/2" X 2” piece to hide the thread and reinforce the area. Repeat this four more times to attach all of the dangles to each cut out page.
Step 8. Add adhesive to cut out page as shown
Step 9. To assemble, butt your cut out page up to the 1/2" cardstock strip on base page on the left side and then the right side. Repeat this step four more times to create five completed pages.Step 10. Putting it all together. Put adhesive on the back of each book section as shown. Remove tape and adhere the pieces together by placing the front of one to the back of another. Join all five pieces together like a book.
Step 11. Front and back covers. Place a length of ribbon on front and back of the book
Step 12. Attach front and back covers to the front and back of the book covering the ribbon. Decorate as desired.You can create a star shaped book by tying the book open.
What do you do with this you're thinking...add photos to it! Of course, I still have yet to add photos in my book! Hope this wasn't too complicated to understand. It looks more complicated than it really is. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions you may have on making this star book. I'd love to see what you come up with if you decide to give it a try! Post a comment and send me the link...I will post your project here!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Short post today...Thought I would post these raks that I got the other week, but had no time for much! My friend from California, Colleen, made a bunch of these cute little gifts to give to her co-workers on the her first day back from the summer vacation...isn't this cute? Inside is a container of tic tacs...Thank you Colleen, I love it! What a cute card from Jodi. This was a get well card she made for me. Thank you, I am feeling much better! Don't you love this stamp image? Really looked like me when I was blowing my nose :) Check out Jodi' awesome blog - this girl has some awesome projects going and I'm loving her tutorials! Hi Jodi! See you in a week!