Sunday, 28 September 2008

Brackets..you gotta love em

Ok so I know this is a little late but hey it wasnt my fault! lol it's ok i just wanted to post this card anyway. It is for the challenge at 2 sketches 4 you (http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/) They already anounced the winners and everything but oh well. I just love this rustic looking key. So cute
And the polka-dot ribbon is pretty sweet too!
Supply List:
  • ink- black, white pigment ink
  • stamps- canvas background (SU), bracket pack, french script, a little hello (SU)
  • paper- basic grey, clear card sheet, black
  • Other- key charm, clear ep, ribbon, flower, paperclip, sewing machine

I'm back.. I hope

well i managed to find a tiny signal... hopefully we will have our internet back this week. I have been dying without it and its only been a few days! hehe well I sure love my blog. I will post something shortly if I can. I also have to catch up on all the blogs I usually read daily.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

whoops

sorry no post today :( I cant upload any picture because the internet is soooo slow... I think it may be something to do with these people and thier stocks... well I hope it is working again soon. ttfn bloggers

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

First airplane ride

Uh oh! I am having trouble with blogger because it wont let me upload pictures anymore! This is a post I had saved the other day. I really hope I can get it to work because I live for my blog lol. Are any of you having this problem? When i click the thing to upload my pictures it tries to load and then it says that it cannot connect. Any advice? Well any way... this is a two page layout of my very first plane ride back in April but I just got around to scrappin it the other day (I was more motivated after I found this awesome making memories paper)
Here is the first page...
And the second page...
Close up!
Supply list:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, real red
  • paper- making memories pasport, real red, old olive, bashful blue
  • stamps- scriblle letter stamps, bracket
  • other- airplane Jolee's by you dimentional embelishment, paperclips, old olive ribbon, scallop scissors, edge distresser, spiral punch

Monday, 22 September 2008

a little hello- fall

No, you are not seeing double. This is the exact same layout as yesterday's card but it is the fall version. hehe I just love this little tree I created. I wish i had a punch or die for it.
The orange velum was just normal white stuff but then I inked it to make it coordinate better.
Gotta love the orange bling :) so cute
Same as yesterday- I crimped the velum both ways

Supply List:
  • ink- pumpkin pie, tea dye distress ink
  • paper- soft sky, pumpkin pie, velum, making memories ledger esquire, kraft, pumpkin pie pattern
  • stamps- a little hello (SU)
  • other-bling, spiral punch, sewing machine

Sunday, 21 September 2008

a little hello- spring

Rainy Sunday afternoon here and i was hoping to get some scrappin done but I am sooo tired. oh well.. here is a springy card I made the other day when it was sunny.
I drew this tree on scrap paper then cut it out in cardstock. Then I added the ripped leaves and bling.
Love this cute polka-dot paper on the leaves. Don't know where i got it though :( so sad
I ran the green velum through my crimper once lengthwise and once the other way.

Supply List:
  • ink- wild wasabi, tea dye distress ink
  • stamps- a little hello (SU)
  • paper- soft sky, wild wasabi, kraft, making memories ledger esquire, polka-dot, green velum
  • other- flower bling, spiral punch, sewing machine



Saturday, 20 September 2008

newsprint flower card

This card i created using the newsprint flower i made yesterday! check out my tutorial to find out how. I really like this layout. I think i got the idea from an old Julia Stainton layout at Belle Papier {pretty paper}
I used the red paperclip to accent the flower.
some stamps from my collage press office policy set.
cute little loop of ribbon. see the dimention on that flower!?



Supply list:
  • ink- ruby red, choc. chip (both SU) tea dye distress ink
  • Stamps- collage press office policy
  • paper- choc chip, making memories ledger esquire, bashful blue
  • other- newsprint flower, red paperclip, button, ribbon, spiral punch, edge distresser, sewing machine

Friday, 19 September 2008

newsprint flowers- a tutorial

Want to create your own positionable flowers? Its easy and they look really cool! All you need is

  • a coffee filter
  • some white glue
  • a glue stick
  • 26 gauge wire
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ink
  • a piece of newpaper

First gather all of your supplies. The newsprint I used has some kind of grass or bark stuff in the background which makes it more brownish and rustic looking. you could also use any pattern paper or scraps you have to alter this.
These flowers are positionable! You can bend them, curl the petals and give them shape. They are a great embelishment to any project.

The ink i used was tea dye distress ink, stampin up chocolate chip and bronze pigment ink.
Next draw your flower on the coffee filter. I like to do mine freehand but you could use a template or try a punch. I later discovered it is best to have an even number of petals but it doesnt matter to much.
After you cut the flower out use the glue stick to paste it onto the back of your newsprint or pattern paper.
Sorry about the sideways pic, i forgot to rotate it. anyway... next give the flower a medium coat of white glue. cut a lenth of 26 gauge wire that is long enough to go across the diameter of 2 petals across from each other. squish it into the glue. Do this until you have wire on each petal. This is why an even number is better... if you do have an odd number just cut a shorter piece for the last petal.
Cut a random piece of coffee filter big enough to cover your flower. Cover one whole side with glue using the glue stick and lay it on top. Press evenly to make it smooth.

Next cut around the outline of your flower through both newspaper and coffee filter. try bending the petals. Look at that great shape you can get!
This is what the back should look like. It doesnt matter that you can see the wire.
Ink the edges if you would like to give it a rustic, distressed look.
See the finished product? great look hey! I will post an example project using this flower tomorrow. If you liked this tutorial let me know by leaving a comment. I would love your input :)





Thursday, 18 September 2008

beauty

Sorry for the later post today, I usually like to post in the morning but I had to finish the page first hehe. Here is a scrapbook page for the CHF sketch challenge! Yay I really like this layout and I would definately use it again. Go to http://forums.cornishheritagefarms.com/viewtopic.php?t=1989 to join the challenge! Awesome grungeboard letters that I just love so much!
My nice inspirational journaling hehe
See that neeto chain thing? I got it at the dollar store! ooooh ahhhhh oh and i used a TON of brads on this page. I love brads :) Supply list:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, choc chip, green pigment ink
  • paper- creative memories blue, glorious green, chocolate chip, collage press journaling card
  • stamps- artfully asian, french script, canvas backgrounder
  • other- twill ribbon, brads, metal chain, grungeboard, clear ep, glorious green eyelets

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

My Friend

Happy wednesday bloggers! Im hoping to buy a cuttlebug sometime this week! So excited and I love all the neeto dies and embossing folders you can get!

I made this card for the weekly challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/. All you have to do is follow a layout sketch. I like how the brown and orange look together. I just had to add all the metal :)
Key charm, safety pin, hodgepodge hardware, staples! love em! hehe
Super close up! my friend stamp is stampin up (part of this writing square below)
Supply List:

  • ink- choc chip, really rust, tea dye distress ink
  • stamps- "my friend" square stamp (SU), with gratitude (SU)
  • paper- choc chip, creamy caramel, very vanila, really rust (all SU)
  • other- ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, safety pin, key charm, staples, edge distresser

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Life Grows On

I find it hard to take a good picture of a 12x12 page so if you have any tips let me know. Well atleast you can see the layout and stuff. It is also better is you click it to see the bigger picture. I had these pictures of our crab apple tree sitting around. I printed them because they are just so great! I love how the tree changes so fast from little pink blooms to white blossoms to crab apples. Sadly i forgot to take some pictures of the crab apples but they arent as pretty as the flowers anyway. You cant really see it but i stiched a border around the utside edge in white thread. I am really loving the cute little prima flowers in the island pastel pack. the big white flower is from a scrapbook store and it was just in like the "bulk" tins so i dont really know what it is but its pretty.
That transparent flower with the green inking i made just by cutting it out of some scrap plastic. of course I had to add a couple paperclips too :)
The big white flower was to plain so i decided to stamp on it. I really like the look of it and how it matches the other stamping. On other projects I plan to dye the white flowers with re-inkers to make them coordinate.This is a little velum circle that i stamped and wrote the date on. I hate when glue shows through velum so i just attached it with a brad.

This is in the top left corner. I like the stamping and I thought this was an appropriate title because the pictures kind of show the cycle of the tree.



Supply list:

  • ink- green pigment ink, cameo coral, wild wasabi
  • stamps- SU artfully asian
  • paper- whisper white, cameo coral, wild wasabi, pink pirouette (all SU), velum
  • other- prima flowers, brads, bling brads, white letter rub-ons, paperclips, ribbon, buttons, sewing machine, scrap plastic

Monday, 15 September 2008

By the Sea Shore

This is a kind of a water/ocean/sea themed card. I love this little fishy stamp from stampin up... so cute. The neat ripped, distressed look kinda remainds me of a beach house. I stitched the waves with my sewing machine.
Supply list:
  • ink- not quite navy, creamy caramel (both SU)
  • paper- soft sky, not quite navy, whisper white, kraft (all SU), water ripple pattern paper
  • stamps- canvas, all wraped up, artfully asian (all SU)
  • other- wood button, hodgepodge hardware, eyelet, clear ep, edge distresser, sewing machine, ribbon


Sunday, 14 September 2008

Rustic Tag

Happy Sunday bloggers! Today I'm going to town so I am hoping to get a few new things to get the creativeness going. I love to get new scrapbook stuff even if its just one 12x12 pattern paper sheet or new stickers because it inspires me to do more and i just cant wait to use it.

Today I have a random, complex tag I just felt like creating. It took me a long time to make because i kept changing the layout and adding new stuff. hehe I like how it turned out though. I'll probably use it as a bookmark or something. This tag has a similar layout to one i found at http://kattoys.blogspot.com/ (one of my favourite blogs) The faux metal tag that says "live life" is a neeto thingy I made. You just coat a small piece of paper in 2 or 3 layers of ep and stamp into it while it's still hot. Dont worry if you mess up the first time because you can always re-heat it.
The crumpled "parchment paper" is this paper that was light brown with a kind of texture in it. I crumpled it up and then smoothed it out again. I added ink to the high parts and then misted it with water to blend the colour. For the main backgroung piece i used very vanila and distressed it with my tea dye ink from Ranger.
I like all the metal detail. I especially love the little metal key. They are so cute and I got them at the dollar store! wow hey! Same with those great safety pins i am constantly using.

Supply list:

  • ink- choc chip, tea dye distress ink
  • stamps- collage press office policy
  • paper- very vanila, choc. chip, parchment paper creation, making memories ledger esquire
  • other- ribbon, metal mini key, safety pins, hodgepodge hardware, staples, brads, jewlers rings, sewing machine, edge distresser, flower, brads, letter rub-ons, transparent plastic

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Birdie Approved

This birdie card i made for a challenge at LilyBean's Paperie. All you have to do is make a card with a bird on it. Simple but what a cool challenge! The main background piece with the pocket watch and little birds is a paintables watercolour paper by Prima. The awesome image is part of this great paper. I added ink and some chalking to give it the colour.
I have no idea what i would use this card for but i like the rustic look and that awesome image.
Little blue bird close up.

Supply list:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink, bronze pigment ink, bordering blue (SU)
  • Paper- Prima paintables, soft sky (SU), black
  • Stamps- collage press office policy
  • other- flower, chalk, emboss writer pen, metal corners, metal key, safety pin, edge distresser, sewing machine, ribbon, brad