Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Not quite navy is stamped then embossed on Bella blue DSP the edges sponged with close to cocoa. My little square chipboard pieces are also covered with Bella blue and inked with chocolate chip and embossed with clearEP, the result is very dimensional.
I dyed white ribbon with not quite navy ink, and heat set with my heat gun, this is a great way to have custom ribbon colors. This beautiful clip was a gift and came in a set, of several different colors lucky for me it was a perfect match for my card.
Tomorrow is another fun filled day with the Hen house girls check back to see what I come up with.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The embossed areas will resist the sponged inks. This color combo is also a stretch for me,Im not usualy a groovy guava fan but it works so well with chocolate chip and so saffron. I totaly love this sale-a-bration stamp set from stampin'up! polka dot punches, and layerd my flowers for a raised look.Dimensionals are truly one of my most used products. I colored my flowers with guava ink using my blender pen.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Cut a small disposable coffee cup to 2 1/4" with low temp glue attach a foam ball,I used a 3" ball here. Cut a 12 x2 1/4" stip of paper and run through crimper, with sticky strip attach to cup, this will be your cupcake liner. Punch several 3/4" circles out of desired designer series paper. For mine I chose 3 different papers.
Begin attaching your circles with hot glue from the bottom working your way to the top, overlapping slightly.Push brads into paper and foam to create "sprinkles" and attach trim around edge. Paint on glue with paintbrush and sprinkle dazzling diamonds shaking off excess.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Kiwi kiss and baja breeze were used for my stars then sponged with chocolate chip ink using a sponge dauber. I had a few close to cocoa buttons hanging around from another project and placed them on with a glue dot . A little linnen thread, and a few dimensionals, are just the right accessories.
This is a standard size envelope, sealed closed then cut the top off. Run it through the crimper and make a card that will slide inside. The insert is a 4" card with wish stamped in choc. from define your life. I also stamped versa mark with the dots from big bold birthday around the edges.
Monday, February 16, 2009
This double page layout is an example of using what you have on hand! I placed pieces of fabric scraps behind 2 of the photos to add texture and interest. My color combo of basic black and soft sky textured cardstock is complimented by reds, and greens. I had many of these items in my sticker and embelishment stash and just looked for items that would work with the theme. I did search hi &low for embelishments that had to do with braces, in the end I found 2 sticker pages at Michaels. It came out great and Im sure she will be happy (someday) to look back at those metal mouth days, I figured if I spend 7,000 on something Im scrapin' it darnit!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I Made this set of 2" blocks for my Husband David, This Valentines will be our 21st Anniversary.And it gets harder every year to find a gift for him. This year I chose to make something from the heart.
Each side has a different look, all unified by the chocolate chip,close to cocoa, and very vanilla color scheme. a little splash of riding hood red for some spice! These colors match my house so they will be right at home, and displayed all year.
Trust me when I tell you there a lot of four letter words...not all of them are "romantic" so if you make this project , be creative if you run out of "good" words!
I used matte modge podge to apply the designer paper & the chipboard letters. Gold embossing powder gives these blocks a shimmery touch. Just right for a little bit of bling.
The cakeplate was an antique market find, Im not sure how "antique" it is but it took a while to clean the delicate lace edge. I printed the word LOVE onto white cardstock and punched out with my scallop circle punch, layered it on a 2" black circle got out my handy dandy cropadile (best tool ever) and inserted these pink textile gromments leftover from a sewing project, ran some ribbon through the lace and threaded the letters under the stand. It came out so pretty, and greeted my friends with a message as they walked into the room.
Yes Those are real bottle tops!
Dont be timid about recycling interesting objects to give them a new life, punch out some cardstock circles, add some hardware and presto twisto youve got yourself a cool new element for any project!
I really like the look of a multi media project, so many textures and colors, it begs to not only be looked at but to be touched as well. I think you could make a many blocks as you can find words for, just grad your dictionary...remember that big heavy book filled with definitions, you had to open it and search for a word,no keyboard attached! Those were the good old days.
I hope these four squares have inspired you to take another look at blocks, these are all grown up but ready to play. Visit me again soon, Easter time is coming and this bunny is gonna' get hopping!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Im hosting this thursdays meeting of the Hen House Crafters, and I have to tell you Valentines Day is my 2nd favorite holiday. I love all the glitter, and chocolate, the hearts and chocolate, and did I mention chocolate?
Well my guests will be in for a suprise when they see all the Valentines day treats I have planned for them. This sweet take out box is filled with...you guessed it chocolate. These boxes got a major makeover, and are a snap with the sizzix heart die, and a dry embossing folder. The best way to emboss the hearts is to cut them first and then put them in the folder. Use some dimensionals to pop them up
and layer them slightly to the side so they hang off the box a little. I stamped the love twice, once in going gray, then in real red I punched out the "o" and stuck it on with a glue dot. The handle is the real star of the show, its 2 of the largest heart sandwiched together to make the sweetest handle.I cant wait for the girls to see them! do you think they will be so grateful one of them might share her chocolate with me?
These really were easy once I decided on a design, I put them together assembly line style, but even doing one is a snap!
Try one...but be warned in 30 minutes you will be hungry to make another, its always that way with "take out"
Thursday, February 5, 2009
It is one of the splitcoast layout challenges, I couldnt wait to get my pack of good morning sunshine DSP, It is so pretty in person, so happy! Im eagerly awaiting my so tweet chipboard, and will be scheduling a class using it. If you are in the central Fl. area and want to attend a class email me.Frougirl3@gmail.com
Have a Happy Day!! Keep on stampin'
This is my second project for this week, a great card that fits in the Stampin'Up! small open ended envelope.It is cut with rectangle scallop nestabilities. The colors from our retro fresh style are so fun and happy, these are summer sun, and kiwi kiss, and the spring flower die is from good morning sunshine DSP. I used the sentiment from best wishes and more to create a stem.
stampin write marker, and stamp next to the "stem", clean stamp thoroughly. with marker ink up the without you portion and carefully line up the curve to create a leaf shape! Repeat if needed.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
As adorable as the container is, the lid is just a teaser for what lies inside, I think little Brooke will be very pleased with her gift.
Love Ya! 1999 used here along with a rhinestone brad. I did hand cut out all those hearts, but it was so worth it dont you think?