Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Mini-Accordion Album

I had a lot of fun creating this cute little 6x6 accordion album using a Close to My Heart paper pack called Mistletoe.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scratch and Sniff

Did that title get your attention? This is a technique we learned at our last consultant's meeting--how to make your cards or scrapbook pages scratch and sniff. The cherries on this card smell delicious!

1. Stamp your image in whatever color ink you want.

2. Clean your stamp, ink whatever part you want to smell with versamark ink, then stamp over top of colored one. Close to My Heart's acrylix stamps make this step super easy, since they are clear and you can see how to line up your image.

3. Sprinkle with a mixture of equal parts clear embossing powder and unsweetened jello in your preferred "flavor."

4. Use heat gun to set embossing mixture.

5. Wait for mixture to cool, then scratch and sniff!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?

The holidays are fast approaching and we all have those people on our lists that are impossible to buy for. They don't need more "stuff," but they would love something with a personal touch from you. Classes are coming up that will help you design and handcraft the perfect gift for those special people on your list.

Here is a preview:

Ornaments-personalized with Christmas images and/or photos, these make great teacher gifts, personalized tags for gift bags and boxes, and gifts for grandparents and special aunts and uncles. You might just want a few for your own tree!

Event Calendars-These make perfect gifts for grandparents! Never forget a birthday or anniversary again. These perpetual calendars can be displayed and used year after year, they never go out of date.

2011 Calendars-These calendars are multifunctional-a calendar and a scrapbook in one! Fill with photos for family and friends to enjoy, or let them add their own photos. Because this calendar is 12x12, at the end of the year you simply cut off the binding and place the pages in your scrapbook album. Include a faux leather album for grandparents and they will have a scrapbook to enjoy for years to come.

Christmas Cards-Nothing says, "You're special to me" like a handcrafted card made with love. Treat your special ones with a beautiful card especially made for them. From stamped and layered to photo frames, there is a Christmas card workshop to fit your need.

Check my website for class details, or leave a comment to find out how to get one of these fabulous kits shipped directly to you.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Here I Am!

I have decided to move my blog over to blogspot so I can make it cuter! I started out on wordpress because that was what people I knew were using, but I couldn't get the layout to do what I wanted it to. I'm positive it was just due to user error, LOL. I am quite technically challenged, although I do try. I find that I can do most anything once someone SHOWS me how to do it, but I'm not very good at figuring out website design and such on my own.

So this blog will be anything scrapbook or papercraft related, just as my other one was. I hope to be a much more consistent blogger now. I enjoy sharing tips and techniques, as well as hearing what other people are doing in their crafting. So be sure to leave me your comments!

Here is a card that we did at the last team meeting I attended. It uses the August stamp of the month from Close to My Heart which you can get at a discount or even FREE. This one was made by Tina Sutton, my upline, but we all made ones just like it!
This is a bleach tecnique. The piece with the flower started out as colonial white cardstock. We then brayered it with sunflower (yellow) ink over the entire piece. We stamped the flower and sentiment with versamark ink and then embossed it with CTMH chocolate embossing powder. Here's the fun part-take a paint brush, dip it in bleach, and paint it on the petals. The ink color will disappear, but the background color will not because our cardstock is printed, not dyed. Cool, huh?