Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Girl and Her Dog


My one scrapbook page for the year of a little girl and her dog.  I created this page to sit alongside a previous page using the same papers and decided the SweetStamps flowers would look nicer than stickers and I like how it turned out.

Chameleon Pens were used for coloring: flower petals - fused OR4 with non fused YL2 over the top, centers -BR5, leaves and stems - OL3, clouds - BL3

Images: SweetStamps: Summer Daisy 3029 , Daisy from Side 3032 , Daisy Duo 3026

Paper: Basic Grey - distress look (base), Simple Stories designer papers, stickers and chipboard pieces, Beckett Expressions Radiance for flowers

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler, Perfect Square, Xacto craft knife, Impression Obsession - grass die, Memory Box - cloud die 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SweetStamps Memorial Sale and Clearance

http://shop.sweetstamps.com/MEMORIAL-WEEK-SALE_c949.htm

Wow, they have some really low prices, some items are only a $1.00, click the banner to get to the store.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Border Images

All three cards were created using the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps -  4 sided Background block 3 RB7008 and sentiments from Sentiments 1 UMS7018.
The image  Webbed and Spattered Background J2209 was stamped on the second card's white and blue panels and the third card's lavender panel.

 

This is solid image and the rubber was colored with Memento Markers and stamped, then inked up with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear powder. 

The grid design was then added using Ranger - Shaded Lilac distress ink and Memory Box stencil.

Spattering was created using Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Shaded Lilac.

The flowers were colored with Chameleon Pens, cut out, edges colored with a Memento - Tuxedo 
Black marker, dry embossed with a metal stylus and popped up on the card with foam squares.

The border was cut using an Xacto knife with  Perfect Layers mini, and  Perfect Cutting Mat.
The corner is punched with Making Memories corner chopper.


Scribbling were made with Chameleon Pens (BL3, BL6, BV4) then stamped with spatters image from the 4 Sided-Background Block using Memento - Summer Sky.  Then the panel was misted with alcohol and let dry.  Once dry it was spattered with Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Salty Ocean, Broken China, Faded Jeans then stamped with the images using StazOn - Jet Black.

1/16" holes were punched to add the brads at the corner of all the larger squares.

A Signo white gel pen was used to add dots around the sentiment.

The borders were cut using an Xacto knife with  Perfect Layers mini, and  Perfect Cutting Mat.



The watercolor rainbow was created using Color Burst and water on watercolor paper.  

The distressed grid was created using a Crafters Workshop stencil and Ranger Acrylic Paint - white.

Spattering was created using Ranger Distress Spray Stains - Picket Fence.

Enamel Dots are from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.

The borders were cut using an Xacto knife with  Perfect Layers mini, and  Perfect Cutting Mat. 

Christmas Trees

It's never too early to think about Christmas especially when you're making the items yourself so I have two Christmas trees to show you which were created with Globecraft and Piccolo supplies.

The following Globecraft and Piccolo products were used:
adhesive - Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
tree base -Plain Christmas Tree Piccolo Accent S109, Mossy Glen Enamel EP , trunk - Mermaid Tears Enamel EP
bow - Lil Flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows Accents A128, 24k Gold EP
birds - Lil Flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows Accents A128Deep Red 3D Enamel Gel
candy canes - Candycanes & Peppermints Piccolo Accents A171Micro White Enamel EP, spaces filled with Glastique and red micro beads poured on a let dry before continuing
stars - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Siam Silver Enamel EP
 
 The following Globecraft and Piccolo products were used:
adhesive - Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
tree base -Plain Christmas Tree Piccolo Accent S109, Mossy Glen Enamel EP , trunk - Brownstone Enamel EP
stars - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Deep Blue Sky Enamel EP
garland - Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, covered with Glastique and sprinkled with Pure Sparkle Glitter
hearts -Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes A144, Deep Red 3D Enamel Gel

For both trees the Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 1 oz. was used to stick the shapes to the embossed base then the entire base was covered with the same glaze which became an adhesive to hold it all together.

Tree one is an ornament that hangs and 2 is a refrigerator magnet.

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas in May!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sale at Just For Fun



Special Spring Offer
As a celebration of springs arrival we are kicking off our Spring Fling Special offer of 30% OFF all online retail orders.
The special will run from Saturday May 16 thru Memorial Day Monday May 25.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

JFF News


Special Spring Offer

As a celebration of springs arrival we are kicking off our Spring Fling Special offer of 30% OFF all online retail orders.
The special will run from Saturday May 16 thru Memorial Day Monday May 25.




Join us for
StampFest Summer20th Anniversary Year


Convention June 27-28
Classes June 26-27

All information including tickets, classses, directions and all show information is online at http://www.stampfest.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SFORLREG

Sign up for a class today!

Celebrating the 20th year this June
and happy to announce the NEW home for StampFest Summer.
The Lakeland Center (Sikes Hall)
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
The Lakeland Center is approximately 30 miles west of the old Orlando location right off I-4.
FREE PARKING!
(StampFest will be buying out the parking)
The Hyatt Place Hotel
(right next to The Lakeland Center)
StampFest rate of $99 including breakfast will be available a few days before and after the show dates for anyone who wants a few extra days.
For complete Hyatt info and reservation details click the link below.
Limited Rooms-Block Cut-off date 6-1-2015
(or until rooms are gone)
  

Whimsy Flower


The panels were ink distressed with Ranger Distress Ink and the lilac image was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.

The paper flower was colored with Chameleon Pens VO4, OR4, VO3, GR3, cut out and glued to the panel. Diamond Stickles was applied to image.

The bookboard corner accent was heat embossed with Micro White powder and colored with the same Chameleon Pens that were used for the paper flower, and then glued to the card with Aleene's tacky glue.

Images: SweetStamps - Full of Smiles 9119, Whimsy Flower Side 3066
Paper: Bazzill - Purple, Lilac, unknown white for border, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, My Minds Eye designer paper
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Ranger Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon, Shaded Lilac
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Mat, Xacto craft knife,  Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accessories: Micro White embossing powder, Vine Corner Accent bookboard, Offray ribbon, Eyelet Outlet and Brads - enamel dots, Aleene's tacky glue, Ranger Stickles - Diamond

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Introducing The Perfect Portfolio

I was given The Perfect Portfolio and asked to show ways in which I use it and my first use was as an easel.

I help the ladies at an assisted living home create greeting cards and this particular week we were using up kits that were left over from previous sessions which consisted of three styles.  The Perfect Portfolio worked great to display all three card styles so the ladies could get a quick glance at any time.

I first placed all the cards in suitable sized plastic bags, opened the portfolio, flipped up the top and arranged my bags under the clip/flap.

Closed the clip/flap which has magnets built into it and they held the bags in place.  


Placed the closed portfolio into my bag used to carry all the prepared kits and materials needed for the card session.

Once at the home it was so easy for me to flip open the portfolio and stand it as an easel to display all the card examples for the week. 

In the past we stood the card open on the table and it would often get knocked over and handled with sticky fingers (the home offers stick glue for assembly).

With the Perfect Portfolio I can keep the card clean in the plastic bags for the home's album and it's still in perfect view so the ladies can get a quick glance at any time and I no longer hear "where's the example".  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Filigree Frame

This frame was created with Globecraft Piccolo bookboard and enamels, the black frame measures 2.75" x 3.75".

The frame is constructed so the photo can be changed with the help of a stick pen.  Double layers of heavyweight cardstock strips were tacky glued (Aleene's brand) to the black frame's straight edges leaving the top completely open above the photo and using 5/8" pieces at each side on the outside top edge.  I didn't have black heavyweight cardstock so once finished I colored the edge with a Sharpie marker.

The flowers were embossed with the Micro White then colored with Chameleon Pens (any alcohol pen will work), once the color is on I hit it with heat again and let it flow to a more natural look.

I used the Glastique as an adhesive to glue the heavyweight cardstock to the white embossed piece and it also holds the floral and stems and butterfly on.

Supplies:
Bold Florals Accents LA131
Filigree Rectangle Frame with Backer F105
Butterly Accents A148
Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
Glastique
Starry Sky enamel
Deep Blue Sky enamel
Micro White enamel 
Chameleon Pens

Deer among Birch

  

My second creation using the Color Burst watercolor pigments which really makes watercolor easy.

The images were heat embossed with ultra fine black powder and for the deer I covered the stamp with VersaMark and black ink over the top to help avoid white spaces after embossing but I did get a few and used a Sharpie black marker to fill in. 

I placed a small amount of Color Burst in a plastic painter's pallet, picked it up with a wet brush and placed it on the already wet watercolor paper with no concern if it ventured onto the tree trunks however when needed the heat embossing helps stop the flow of water and color.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps -Webbed and Spattered Background J2209, Birch Trees G3810 , Right Facing Buck D3821,  Sentiments 1 UMS7018

Paper: Canson - watercolor,  DMD, Inc - mini groove white, The Paper Company - purple

Ink: VersaMark, Memento - Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly

Tools: Xacto craft knife, Spellbinder - oval dies, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Cutting Mat,  Perfect Layers mini

Accessories: Eylet Outlet and Brads - black enamel dots, SweetStamps - black embossing powder, black Sharpie marker