Sunday, 28 August 2011

My newest MDS layout

I'm still playing around with this program and trying to figure some things out. I still have so much to learn but had a lot of fun doing this layout of my boyfriends little girl. She's going to be turning 5 next weekend and is the cutest little thing. Back in June we were outside doing some yard work and she was over, and discovered that we had earth worms. It was too funny, cause for the next hour or so that I was outside she was digging for earth worms. She had lots of fun, and it kept her focused on something. I cased this one from Sherry Mackay, I loved her idea so much of the faded picture in the background that I wanted to try it as well.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Snow Much Fun

I got this set recently but haven't had a chance to play with it. I have also wanted to try to make a circle easel card which was actually a lot easier then it looks.

To make the circle easel card cut one full size scallop circle. For the other part your going to want to fold your cardstock in half. The side that has a fold on it will come just under the edge so that only 4 scallops are showing. Run it through the big shot. After you have completed this you are going to want to scor that piece through the middle of the 6th scallop from the fold line on either side. This piece that you just scored folds up and you adhere your full size scallop matching up the edges to this part. After this you can complete your card.

I used the Snow Much Fun stamp set on this card. Colors used were Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Black Staz on and Black Classic Ink. I used the Natural White Cardstock and the blender pens for coloring him in. I also added a bit of dazzling diamonds to the edges of the snowman and on the scarf as well as the snowballs. The snow at the base is done with the new Mica Flakes that are in the new Holiday Mini. I used Crystal Effects to adhere those.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Holiday mini pre-order

I got my pre-order and had some fun playing tonight. I'm not allowed to show you pictures of the items yet, but I am allowed to show you my creations. I got into the Christmas spirit and created this cute little card, with the cutest jingle bells. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Milk Carton Gift Box

I was fortunate enough to be able to make it to my first ever Convention this year. Being my 1st year as a demonstrator it was truly amazing. Not only was it my 1st time to Convention but it was also my first time travelling without my kids and my first time flying in over 15 years. Wow! I had a wonderful time and learnt so much. Including how to make these wondeful little gift boxes. On it I used real red cardstock, retired dsp from last years Holiday Mini, the red glitter paper and then the tags till Christmas stamp set. Oh I almost forgot the bakers twine, can't forget that as that is what I used to close the box at the top.

Sketchy Thursdays Sketch Challenge

I haven't done one of these challenges in awhile, so decided to to pull out my scrapping stuff and get atleast one page done. I knew right away when I saw this sketch that I was going to use my Medallion Stamp. I thought it would be a perfect use for it. I chose some nice bright colors for some fun pictures of the kids that were taken a few years back. I used one small piece of dsp on the page, can you find it? The rest is Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock. I used the daisy die on very vanilla cardstock and then sponged it with Rose Red. Added a button to the center with some bakers twince tied into a bow. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out. Here's a picture of the sketch as well as my take on it.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Corner Bookmarks

I've been meaning to post this for a couple of days now, but I gues it's better late then never. I had a few days off from work earlier this week, and what better way to spend it then down in my scrapbooking room. Over the weekend I found out that I would be renting a table for a craft sale in the fall. So it was time for me to get busy with figuring out what I would be selling at this craft sale. I will be posting them one at a time as I figure them out. Here's the first one, it's a corner bookmark. I've made 3 different variations of these so far, but have will only be posting the one for now. Please let me know what you think.
I almost forgot to add that if your interested in making a corner bookmark for yourself, they are really easy to make. The instructions can be found at Corner Bookmarks

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Happy Birthday Gift Set

I was going through some blogs earlier this morning when I came across this cute set that I cased from Gretchen Barron. I just had to give it a try. And I'm happy to say it turned out just as cute. The card is such a cute way to give a birthday card with a gift card enclosed. I'll definetely be  making some use of it in the future, and the gift bag is so darn cute with the embossed polk a dots.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Marker Layering Tutorial

This is something I have wanted to take the time to post for awhile now, I just haven't had the time. I've seen a couple of tutorials posted to date but am still posting my own.

In order to make this card you'll need:

-Shimmery White Cardstock 3"x4"
-Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
-Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" (cardbase)
-Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon 11"
-Pretty in Pink Ink Pad
-Sahara Sand Ink Pad
-Pink Pirouette Stampin Write Marker
-Pretty in Pink Stampin Write Marker
-Regal Rose Stampin Write Marker
-Rose Red Stampin Write Marker
-Pear Pizzazz Stampin Write Marker
-Lucky Limeade Stampin Write Marker
-Simply soft stamp set
-Black Staz on Ink Pad

The first thing your going to want to do is grab your shimmery white cardstock, stamp your images using black staz on. Do not use classic ink or the ink will bleed when your coloring it in. It should look like this.
The next step is to grab your pink pirouette stampin write marker, color in all the flowers with this color first. It should look like this when your done.

Next you'll want to grab your pretty in pink stampin write marker. Color in all the flowers but leave the tips showing in pink piroutette. It should look like this when your done.
Next you'll want to grab your regal rose stampin write marker and again leave the the pink pirouette and pretty in pink showing. It will just be a tiny bit at the bottom of each flower. It should look like this.
Next you'll want to grab your Rose Red stampin write marker and put just a small dot at the bottom of each flower. Once you've finished this step you should have 4 layers of markers in pink. It should look like this.
We still have to color in our stems and leaves. For this we're going to start off with pear pizzazz, color everything left in this color. When your finished it should look like this.
And in order to add a bit of depth (shadowing) we're also going to add a touch of lucky limeade. I added a bit here and there on the stems as well as on the leaves.
And last but not least I sponged on some pretty in pink, being careful not to go to dark and leaving it white around the flowers so that there is a big circle around each one. After your done sponging in pretty in pink grab your sahara sand ink pad and sponge overtop the pretty in pink, this will help soften it some as well as give it some depth.
Next your going to want to matt your completed stamped image onto the piece of whisper white cardstock. After you've attached it using snail or sticky strip you'll want to attach your ribbon and tie it as well. Set this aside. Grab your cardbase in sahara sand. Make sure it has been scored and folded in half. Then grab the petals of your choice to stamp a background on the sahara sand using sahara sand ink pad. Stamp all over. Once your done you can attach the stamped image and your done. Your card should look something like this.
I hope your were all able to follow along. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. This is my first full tutorial that I have posted on here with pics. Please let me know if there is anything I can improve on.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

August Promotion

During the month of August Stampin'Up is offering a great promotion. Everyone gets a free package of Designer Series Paper when they buy three. Take a look at the flyer  to see which dsp's you can choose from. What a great way to stock up on your favorites.