September 27, 2009

I guess this week was present making week! A few weeks ago when our apples were ready to be picked, I made LOTS of apple sauce with them! My son simply LOVES homemade apple sauce. Since we have had a few new babies at church lately, I thought it would be a good idea to make a few jars just for those babies, with no sugar at all, and so I did. Then when I saw this image at the C.C.Designs site I couldn't help it but to think how nice this image would be to use with my apple sauce jars! This are digital images, and I LOVE THEM! You see, the great thing about Digital Images is that you can resize them, any size you want! They can fill a whole page or a little tag like this one without loosing quality at all. With your regular stamps, once size MUST fit all! :(

They are so easy to use! Just open them with your MS Word program, place them wherever you want them, make it any size you want to, print them on your favourite paper and colour them to your heart content! AWESOME! Also, no S/H charges, no waiting for the mailman! Find them, paid for them, download them and use them! As easy as that, wonderful don't you think? I am glad more and more of this companies are coming up now with some really awesome images, great for any project!

I coloured my images with my lovely Copics of course! Right away I also made this chart so I wouldn't forget which colours I had used, which happens all the time! Now I just have to file this image and next time I will know exactly which colours to use! For this project I also made my own Tag template so it would fit the size of the jar. Use some pretty paper from Graphics 45 which I LOVE!, my nesties and my other favourite Rangers distressing Ink.

STAMPS: C.C. Designs Sugarplums Apple Emma DIGI DOWNLOAD, SU Sentiment.
PAPER: Graphic 45 Vintage Cherries, SU Whisper White, Kraft and Red Riding Hood.
INK: Copic Sketch Markers, Colorbox Chestnut Roan and Rangers Tea Dye distressing Ink.
OTHER: Pretty fabric, sisal cord, Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals, SU Circle Punch, SU Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool, Inkssentials Glossy Accents.

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Money Card Holder and More!

September 17, 2009

Today I got busy making a Money Card Holder! My daughter was invited to a Birthday party today, and since we didn't have time to go to the city and pick something up, we though it was best just to give money, kids always like that, don't they? I had been wanted to use this Penny Black Image I got in one of our Splitcoaststamper Image swaps for a while, so I thought this was the perfect time to do so, due to the size and shape of the image, which is quite wide rather than square! I found instruction on how to make one of this, but had to change the size to fit Canadian bills, which seem to be wider than the American bills.

So mine measured 71/2" x 8". I placed my paper on my Scor-Pal at the 1" mark and then score at the first little inverted triangle (3.666" mark) and then at 6 1/2" mark and voila, perfect!

STAMPS: P.B. Labor of Love, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
PAPER: SU Melon Mambo, SU Whisper White and K&Company Berry Sweet
INK: Copic Markers, Memento Black and SU Regal Rose
OTHER: SU Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, SU Small Oval and SU Scallop Oval, Dew Drops and SU Crystal Effects, Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps

For the second card, and I am telling you, I can't believe I actually manged to make 3 cards this week! I wanted a Birthday card for a Young lady in our congregation who loves horses! I wanted something settle but at the same time girl like, so I made sure to add ribon and tiny little pearls and some flourishes as well. I think it turned out pretty good, hopefully she will like it! ;)

STAMPS: SU Bareback, SU Script Background
PAPER: SU Kraft, Staples A2 Scored Cards, SU Naturals White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Brown, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distressing Ink
OTHER: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8, Provo Craft Flourish Die, EK Success Fleur de Lis Punch, Ribbon, Michaels' Tiny Pearls.

My last card was also a birthday card. I received my beautiful Verve stamps last week, and was dying to ink them up, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do that! Such an inspirational stamps, I LOVE THEM!

Lately I can't seem to get enough of the beautiful SU in colour, Soft Suede and the DP paper Througly Modern, love it! So that's what I used for this card. Also used my new Scor-Pal, which makes making this type of card (Gate Fold Card) a breeze!

STAMPS: Verve Philippians 4:4
PAPER: SU Soft Suede, Staples Chocolate Brown Cars Stock, SU Kraft CS, SU Throughly Modern DP
INK: ColorBox Chestnut Roan, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distressing Ink
Martha Stewart Punch Arch Lattice Edge Puch, Quick Kutz Flourish, Dew Drops

Clean and Simple!

I was feeling like trying to make a "Clean and Simple" Card this weekend, especially since I needed a card for 70 year old man, member of our church. Since he has been a farmer all his life I decided I MUST pick something farmish and nothing more perfect that the new SU Farm Life Set, don't you think?

Last week I got my Spellbinders Labels Eight and was dying to use them, so this was a perfect excuse, love them! Since this card was for a man, I didn't want any ribbon or staff like that, so I went with hardware and brads. I love this brads that look like little screws. I used SU Kraft CS for the base card, SU Chocolate Chip and Naturals White for the image, which I stamped with Memento Brown and the message I stamped with Color Box Chestnut Roan. I used the same ink with my blender pen to colour the image and on the cards background. Sponging was done with Chocolate Chip Ink and Chestnut Roan. To make the image "pop" I used SU dimensionals.

OK. that's all for this weekend! Enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment, I love to hear what you think of my work!

More New Toys! More Challenges!

September 2, 2009

Well . . . after much thought and stragle, I finally decided to replace my Cuttlebug Machine, for the Spellbinders Wizard Machine! Why the change? well, let's just I say I got tired of trying to remember how a sandwich went every time I wanted to use my Cuttlebug, and after watching a few videos on this machine over at youtube, I decided this would be much easier, and you know what? It is! It really is! same two mats for cutting, same two mats for embossing! You only have to replace your spacer mat, which is this case is an awesome magnetic mat to keep to Nesties from moving! and for embossing your regular embossing mat, and you are set! I have been experimenting with diffent dies, and found that the regular sandwich they advice for Provo Craft dies, doesn't really work, the rollers just don't engage! For now and until I get the charm embossing kit that is also needed to be able to use your Cuttlebug Embossing folders, I used the Cutting plate that come with the machine and that is suppose to be used with Sissix dies plus my C plate from the Cuttlebug and that did the trick, but I suspect one I have that other blue plate from the kit that will work just fine! So yeah at the end I just find this machine much easier to use! The embossing is awesome too!

So as an excuse to use the new toys, I decided to make my daughter a new door hanger, since the one she had was quite pitifull already, plus I wanted to really use this image that remainds me so much of her and her new horse Savanah. She wanted something Purple so that is what I used! Not easy, but I somehow managed! I wanted soemthing to reflect tag so I used a few brads ans hardware on a brass like colour. I also used my new Martha Stewart Punch Arch Lattice Edge Puch, love it! She does have some really pretty punches! The Image I used is one I got at one of the Splitcoaststampers image swaps, is the "Giddyupabella" from Stamping Bella. The DP paper is just generic paper from Michael's.

On the second card I used some pretty DP paper from My Mind's Eye, Grow and Bloom collection, which match perfectly with SU new In Colors, Bermuda Bay and Dusty Durango. The base card is SU Naturals White. In both cards I also used my Nestabilities Labels Two. The Image on this one is also from a SCS swap and it is "Lazy Days" from Penny Black. "Happy Birthday" message is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and cut with SU small and Large Oval Punches. Everything was coloured with Copic Sketch Markers, including the Dew Drops!

That's it! Enjoy!