This is the January page. It has snowflakes from the set "Snow Swirled" in Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, and Melon Mambo, with rhinestone centers. More pages tomorrow! Thanks for Stopping by!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Wow, what a busy past two weeks. We had a band concert, a science fair, a pinewood derby car to make and race, soccer and a couple birthdays! But, now I'm back. I'm using the spotlight technique again, with another one of the "Packed for everything" stamps. This stamp is "Packed for Birthdays". I decided to use some of the soon to be retired 2010-2012 In-Colors on this card. I am using Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, and a standard color Daffodil Delight. The spotlight technique is where you highlight just a small area of your image, and make that stand out somehow. In this case I punched out a circle of the image and colored just that area, then backed my punched circle with a slightly larger circle in Poppy Parade. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the hostess set "Happiest Birthday Wishes". I used a little bit of Pear Pizzazz patterned paper and ribbon as accents. I hope you liked todays project. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I colored my images in with some ink from the lids of my ink pads and a blender pen. The colors I have used here are Pacific Point and Old Olive. There is also a bit of Basic Grey, Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red in the colored images. That little corduroy button is from the Clearance Rack over at Stampin' Up! The Clearance Rack is a great place to find ribbon and buttons to add cute details to your projects, and at a great price. The "Happy Birthday" and "Dad" stamps are also from the new Occasions Mini Catalog, from a set called "Loved Ones". I know that set will get a lot of use in both card making and scrapbooking!
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Another wrapped candy bar! It's so fun to make little animals and things with paper punches. This time I made a Bee. This little bee is made from the ornament punch, the oval punch, and a 1" circle punch. I punched out two ornament punches, one in Daffodil Delight and another in Basic Black. I cut the black one into a few strips and added them to the yellow punch out. I made sure to make one of the strips line up with the point on the bottom of the ornament punch to highlight the stinger.
I added a little bit of texture to the bee's wings by running it through an embossing folder that has little hearts on it. This is a brand new embossing folder, featured in the new Occasions mini catalog. It's called a "Textured Impressions Embossing Folder" and I am sure to be using them a lot in the coming months. It is sold in a set of three for $8.95, and they are meant to add texture to the edges of your cards, or smaller things like my wings! I also added a bit of glitter because, well just because. Since I had my "Big Shot" out, I decided to cut out my letters too. These letters are from a die called "Billboard".
This die has upper and lower case letters, all on one die, for $21.95. I use it a lot in my scrapbooking.
Here is a close up of the bee.
I hope you like today's project!
Friday, January 6, 2012
click here for my Christmas candy bars This is my first attempt. I made the Lion with the owl builder punch. I cut off the owl's feet, and added a nose and eyes and mane. The lion's mane is made with two scallop circle punches. Fold across the circles, creating creases in between the scallops, all the way around both circles. Snip along one of the creases to the center of the circle, then accordion fold all the way around. Next, nest the two circles together with some glue to make one circle. To attach my lion head to the accordion fold circles, I used 'dimensionals' (Stampin' Up! foam adhesive spots). I stacked them two high so that the mane could still have some up and down dimension and not be squished flat by the lion's head. I also used two stacked 'dimensionals' to attach the finished lion to the wrapped candy bar.
I completed the project with a tag that reads "wild about you, Valentine!". I think the kids in my son's preschool will like it! I used both sizes of the tag punch to make the tag, and some red ribbon.
The punches I used for the lion are the large scallop circle, the owl builder punch, and the small heart punch.
Thanks for stopping by! Check back in the next day or two for my "bee mine" bee, and more candy ideas for Valentine's Day!
Monday, January 2, 2012
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