Thursday, June 26, 2008

Take Two: Sketch Challenge #182

There is a blog I often visit called Stampin' with Markie's Mom. She has a very distinct style that you recognize wherever you see it. She adds little dots, usually black or white, outlining the layers of her card. I thought I'd give it a try but keep it a bit more up to it slowly. So I just used the white ziggy pen to make the dots. If you look closely you can see them.....yes, very subtle. LOL.

I paper pieced the the image using My Mind's Eye designer paper. It is double sided which is an added bonus. The flower is stamped on one side of the dp and the bird on the other. Then I cut them out and just used the Tombo Liquid Glue to paste them down. Much easier than using a tape runner or glue stick.


Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Much Appreciated

Paper: Wild Asparagus line (my mind's eye), Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: White Ziggy pen, Blender Pen, Paper Snips, 3/16"Pewter Eyelet (ProvoCraft), Ribbon (Michael's), Tombo Liquid Glue, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch

4.75 x 4.75 card

Thanks for stopping by.

PS This might be my last post for a while. I can't guarantee regular posts. I need to scrapbook our New York trip before I forget all the little details.....or get unmotivated. I also need to make a jean picnic blanket. We forgot ours at a campsite last summer and we NEED another one.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sketch Challenge #182

Summer is finally here. The weather is warm, even hot some days, and school is almost out. Today was my last "free" morning without the boys so I don't know how much stamping and/or blogging time I will be able to get in. It might be rather spuratic until school starts again at the beginning of September. I did get to do the Sketch Challenge this morning. Knowing that this was my last morning off, I decided to only stamp. No errands, no cleaning and no laundry. I made two cards. Hurray.


Stamps: Artfully Asian
Paper: Unknown Designer Paper (from my scrap pile), Whisper White, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Pewter Eyelets, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Setter, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

4.75 x 4.75 card

Here is a closeup of the Crystal Effects. Gives it a nice shine.

By the way, Byron and I got back from New York last week where we had a wonderful six days. We saw so much and were exhausted by the end of the day. I love that city!! Now it is time to do stuff around home and with the boys.

I will post my second card tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Leafy Cracked Glass Branch

I have been very neglectful in my blogging lately. And I have only been able to stamp one card in the last week. Argh!! But it is all for a good reason. Byron and I are going to New York in three more days. So I have been preparing for our trip and getting things ready here at home for the boys. The countdown is on.....three more sleeps.

This is one of the cards that we made at the Stamp Class a couple of weeks ago.

I used the the Cracked Glass technique. Rather than me explain it all over it again, there is a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers HERE. A couple of things to make sure it turned out how I wanted: I pressed the image in VersaMark, poured Glassy Glazeover it and heated it three times & I put the glazed image in the freezer two to three times in 3 minute segments (to get the cracked look in all the places I wanted.


Stamps: Artfully Asian
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Old Olive
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, VersaMark
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Blender Pen, Glassy Glaze Enamel, 1 3/8" Square Punch (punched out the main image)

4.75 x 4.75 card

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tagged for Questioning

I was viewing my daily dose of blogs when I came across this "tag" on Ingenious Inkling. I usually don't do these things, but the first question caught my eye. So I decided to do the entire thing being that it was nice and short.

What were you doing 10 years ago?I was on my honeymoon on Vancouver Island. For part of the week we were at a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast in Parksville on the east side of the island. The other part we were camping near Tofino on the west side.

Five things on today's to do list: 1. Make two batches of meatballs for the freezer 2. Return a couple of phone calls 3. Prepare the craft activity for our church retreat on Saturday 4. Transfer money from one account to another for our trip to New York (to celebrate 10 years of marriage) 5. Book pedicures for my mom and me (have to get my toes ready for New York *wink*)

Snacks I enjoy: Any kind of "good" chocolate, especially dark

Things I would do if I was a millionaire: Travel; Redo my kitchen.....okay, the whole house

Places I have lived: Winnipeg, MB; Altona, MB; Kitchener, ON; Calgary, AB; Chilliwack, BC; Abbotsford, BC

I will try to post a card in the next little while. As I mentioned, we are going to New York next week. I have been busy trying to do the every day activities that need to be done, get ready for my parents, who will be looking after the boys, and organize things for the trip.

Thanks for stopping by.