Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We have a fun class coming up next month creating a Flip Book Album, so I've been working on a prototype for it over the last few days. I didn't want to get bogged down with a lot of stamping, but I still wanted it to look fun and worth the time people would put into making it. So I turned to my computer and designed some graphic lines on my computer for the journaling. I also created several themed announcement pages, as we want to offer various themes for the books, like Birthday, Travels, Friends, etc. I then created words in various fonts, colors, and sizes that would fit within our punches. This took a bit of time, but now it's done and we can use these graphic templates over and over.
We're using punched flowers and corners...my husband came up with the cutest idea to use for the corners on this book. He took the 5-petal flower punch and punched 2 of the petals at a right angle. The petals make a fun photo corner.
I hope you enjoy a couple of pictures I took of the Flip Book. Using some of the retired DS paper we've had for awhile helped us use up most of our old In-Colors CS - Blue Bayou and Baja Breeze. The only stamping done on this album is the center of the Belly Band. Thanks again for looking :-)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Medallion Butterfly Card by Andrea from Supercraftygirl:
I'll be sharing some of my own creations with you soon! Have a great day! =)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We've not been able to post as much as we'd like over the last few weeks...but we're still here and still stamping and creating. Sometimes I wish I had 3 extra days in a week. I've been busy getting my son enrolled in the community college for this semester. What started out as going in and simply taking a placement test for one class, turned into a full 2-year scholarship and enrollment. It's a surprise and a great blessing at the same time! So, between that and life and our stamping classes, it's not left much extra time. Stay tuned because we've got more fun stuff coming! Hope you all have a great day :-)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
- CS 1 - 6x12", score at 2-1/2, 3, 9, 9-1/2, fold on score lines. This creates the Base. NOTE: THIS PICTURE SHOWS THE LEFT BLUE PANEL AS CS 1, BUT IT'S REALLY CS 2...sorry!
2. CS 2 - Cut 2, 5-1/2x11", score each piece at 5-1/2", fold on score line, attach folded pieces to the album base flaps, this creates the front and back covers and front and back inside pages. NOTE: THESE PICTURES ARE OUT OF ORDER..Picture 1 goes with Step 3 and Picture 2 goes with Steps 1 and 2...also in picture 2 the left blue panel should be labeled CS 2 not CS 1...I would change all of this, but blogger won't let me move my pictures...frustrating! Sorry!
3. CS 3 - Cut 3, 4-1/4x11", score each piece at 2-3/4, 8-1/4, and fold at score lines. Attach these 3 pieces of cardstock together end to end. This creates the Inside of album
4. Attach the Inside CS 3 to the center panel of your CS 1 Base.
5. You've finished the basic album and you can now decorate the pages.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Well, today definitely looks different than I would've thought it would look like.
My 8-year-old daughter woke me up at 3:40am this morning letting me know she had thrown up. What a way to wake up... after asking her a few questions, I found out she had thrown up in her bed. Yuck! Okay, I needed to get up and change the bedding. Then she told me she was sorry, but she had missed the toilet. What?! I tackled the bedding first... red colored vomit is not a pretty sight, let me tell you. Threw the soiled linens in the washer and started it. Took a peek at the bathroom. OH MY GOODNESS!!! It was all over the toilet seat, and was sprayed on the shower curtain, the floor and the wall. I guess we were dealing with projectile vomit! I wanted to cry. I didn't even know where to start cleaning it up! I left the bathroom to compose myself and process the mess... I also needed to spray the carpet by Kayla's bed, because, yes, the mess was on the carpet, too. Where wasn't it? =P My husband woke up around that time and helped me out with the mess. Cleaning up vomit is not on his top favorites (is it on anyone's?), so this was very nice of him. =) Well, got the mess cleaned up, but the poor thing threw up a couple more times during the early morning and I think she must have the flu. Anyway, I know you wanted to know all of this, so that's why I'm sharing! =D
Really, this is just what's going on... for real! I'm sure you feel like eating that yummy lunch or dinner you were planning on making right after you were done on the computer. Sorry! =P
Have a nice weekend! If you go out, wash your hands! I guess there's something going around. =)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I didn't follow her instructions completely, as I did not overlap any of the paper. I wanted to get as much as I could out of the paper I cut. What I ended up doing was cutting 4 different patterns the size of the card stock backing I intended to use. I made little marks on my card stock backing where I wanted the paper "beams" to go and I then put my DSP squares over the card stock backing and made pencil marks in the same places. I then used a ruler and a hobby blade to cut at each mark. I ended up with 4 "beams" out of each DSP square. I then arranged these on card stock backing, making sure I got my paper beams as close together as possible so there were no gaps. I thought this turned out great and I didn't end up wasting any paper and actually ended up with 4 cards instead of 1!! =D Anyway, had to share because I love them!! =D
These cards and a couple other items from our Etsy shop were featured on DutchTouchBeads blog today! A big thanks to Jenni!! You can find the feature about us on her blog HERE! Go visit them and get a peek at their jewelry! =)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- 116313 - Playground Designer Buttons - $7.95
- 116312 - Sherber Designer Buttons - $7.95
- 114333 - Button Latte Designer Buttons - $7.95
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I finished this fun "For the Cook" gift set for an upcoming class and wanted to share it here on our blog. It includes a Flip Recipe Album with 6 tabbed food category dividers, 6 magnetic cookbook bookmarks, and a "For the Cook" card punched and embellished in the shape of an apron. This will make a really fun class. Can't wait!