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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New site banner

Slightly new look on this blog. I made a new banner today! Trial and error perseveres. Played with a free download of Paint.Net photo editing program. How does it look?

Now to spend just as much time on more card creations!

Thanks for viewing. Please let me know what you think... leave a comment.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

3rd grade class project - "Embossed Mom's Day Card

I was asked by my son's teacher to create and demo a card for the class to make and take home for their mommies for Mother's day. This is the card I came up with to teach the 3rd graders to make.

The die cut letters were run through the Big Shot prior to me coming to class. That's 3 letters x 20 cards! Four stations were set up for the kids:
  1. pressure emboss the 'Stylized Flower' card front
  2. die cut the celery oval tag
  3. punch the rose flower
  4. attach the M-O-M and ribbon to the tag
The class really enjoyed using the Big Shot. They were amazed at how the card stock came out "bumpy and flowered" just by cranking the handle! I always love making art projects with my kidos and their classmates. It makes me smile every time the kids see me they get excited and say, "Are you doing an art project today?!"

Thanks for viewing. Your feedback is encouraged, so please leave a comment!


DETAILS (Stampin' Up! products unless noted)
  • Stamps: none
  • Ink: none
  • Paper: Rose Red, Certainly Celery
  • Accessories: Bravo Burgundy organdy ribbon, Sizzix Big Shot and Sidekick machines, CuttleBug Stylized Flowers embossing folder, flower punch, Provo Thin Cuts Oval tag die
  • Credits & Kudos: my son for sharing me with the class and Ms Rast & her 3rd graders

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Changing blog layout today!

I found a blogger template on Pyzam Purple Zen Studio's blog layout is changing today. I'm still learning the ins & outs of keeping a blog... thanks for bearing with me.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lingerie Anniversary Card

<--- Card Front

Don't let your mind go
there! This card only looks naughty. I made this card on March 9th. It's my anniversary card for DH.

Inside of Card-->

I searched SCS using keyword 'bikini' and ran across a link for a template by StampOwl. I printed the template of a piece of card stock, cut it out, and traced it onto a skin tone colored CS. The lingerie pieces are retired (Palette Prints DSP sampler) I ran through the Big Shot using a Texturz plate.

DETAILS (SU! unless noted) :

  • Stamps: Hugs & Wishes
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Paper: retired Palette Prints DSP, Vellum paper, card stock from unknown source
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz- Texture Plates Kit#4, retired Love & Happiness rub-ons
  • Credits & Kudos: template by StampinOwl & inspiration by SCS galleries

Monday, March 30, 2009

'Great Friend' Harlequin card

This card was my swap submission for SDiegoGal's Occasions Mini catalog swap in March.

~~~DETAILS (SU! unless noted) ~~~
* Stamps: Great Friend, Stems and Silhouettes jumbo wheel
* Ink: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery
* Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Pink Piroquette
* Accessories: SU! Top Note Bigz die, Harlequin from SU! Backgrounds I Texturz plates, SU! Little Leaves sizzlit die, Crystal Effects, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Celery twill ribbon from SAB ribbon bundle

~~~ Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment! ~~~

Sunday, March 01, 2009

My journey on the road to Blogging... watermark for pics - CHECK!

One small step in my self guided journey. Wouldn't you know it... I've had Photo Shop elements in my laptop since 2003. I had NO idea! I went to my go to site on most all things ( SplitCoastStampers ) and search the forums for watermark how-tos. Found a post directing me to krabearkub's video tutorial on his blog.

Yipee... I'm crawling my way to a blog!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I have a blog... now what?!

So many things to figure out!

I guess first is first. I should start with the basics
WHAT- this blog is to share my paper craft creations
WHY- to chronical my creative journey, if you will
HOW- through trail-and-error? OJT? fumbling & stumbling through the web?

Things I want to learn to add to this blog:
-signature for my posts (must learn how to make one first)
-background that suits me and the blog title
-widgets and gadgets

Things I should re-learn:
web graphics- I have to dust off my copy of Paint Shop Pro7

I'm off to dive in and find free resources to pretty up this place. WISH ME LUCK.