Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Playing with some techniques.
I really don't like how the birdcage one turned out. This one will probably make its way to the trash can.
Got another purse done before I started on the cards.
Playing with printing pictures. The papers in this Victorian card were stained wiht coffee, then the picture was printed. The pink and blue cardstock is the coordinates. Very neat stuff.
It probably needs more, but us horse lovers don't seem to care, slap a horse on there, and we are happy. I did end up taking some colored pencils and colored the grass and sky after this.
I had some cute pastel buttons, was going to add to this, but I can't find them anywhere.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
I got this one in an email from a friend of mine. I can sooo see it working!
CALMNESS IN OUR LIVES
I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, and a box of chocolates, and a half bottle of scotch.
You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now!
Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peace.
Yes, I've been making Christmas cards. I'm trying to get quite a few made to send and give, not sure I'll get enough done, but trying. Would love some honest critiques.
I found this card tutorial http://www.vickiscardmakingideas.com/2009/11/20/christmas-card-ideas-silver-christmas-tree/ and fell in love with the silver and the matting. I had one sheet of silver and gold and had the embossing powders. I just started stamping on stuff and embossing. The green tree I really wanted to something different with, but every idea I had, didn't have the item I wanted. So not sure if I like it or not. I think they turned out nice. I sat down with the idea of being whimsy and cute.........then these happened. LOL
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I have been playing with the cricut and paper crafts in general. My goal is to eventually offer some great gift cards that go with my table runners and quilts that I make. This way the customer has a super gift item and everything is done for them, just add a sentiment and sign their name.
A simple card I made. Not that great, but cute.
This is a gift card holder. It started as a toilet paper roll, then covered with card stock. I found several sites in the internet that had directions for these.
I love making these poinsetta flowers. I ran out of yellow pieces from old silk flowers, thats what I prefer to use for the center. So on these, its yellow paint. I got a zig 2 way glue pen and used that on the edges of some of the petals, then some silver cosmetic glitter, I think I like them better with the glitter.
I got the svg cutting file and the instructions on how to make them on Penny Duncan's blog.
With me being new, i don't have a lot of things yet. Both the red and white poinsettas, I sprayed with a homemade concoction I made. I used liquid hairspray, pearlescent white cosmetic grade mica and sprayed the petals before putting together. For the leaves, I added a touch of Tim Holtz distressed reinker to some hair spray with the mica. It has helped up great! The mica doesn't come off at all.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Just a few tags I've been trying on the cricut and using MTC software. I can honestly say, we are not getting along. The sizes aren't coming out right.
I tried a new trick using the new MTC software, version 3.0 and was able to do the rectangle on the brown card stock and it turned out better then some of my other tries. I learned this technique by doing a tutorial for an intense card from MTC tuts forum. I'm not doing with the tutorial.
I still haven't learned how to cut each layer seperately........so will keep working on it then maybe I can do some things I'm dying to try.
This is the gift quilt I'm still working on. I am out of fabric, so the strips are done. Hopefully I can find some fabric to do a nice big border to get a bit wider. I haven't sewn the strips together, that is the big challenge with this quilt as you want them to match up. We shall see.