Monday, September 17, 2007

Mini Purse Calendar

This idea was shared by another consultant and I love it. Changed it a little to make it my own. If you make one of these you'll not want to part with it. If you move your mouse over the pictures you will see the whole frame for that part.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Alcohol Inks

This months Better Homes and Garden Scrapbooking magazine had a great thing about using alcohol inks with transparencies so I had to play with this.

For a first attempt I was pleased with what I came up with - simple and clean but effective.

Very easy to do. Just take transparency and cover one side with the inks. Then when dry flip it over and stamp with stazon ink the images. I can see being a great quick design for Christmas cards.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Imagine - Scrapbooking

Spend Saturday scrapping and finally got the chance to use my new copy of the Imagine book from CTMH. The book is full of some really cool layout ideas as is Cherish. This time though there are more layouts for multiple pictures and some great ones for smaller pictures.
Really like how this layout came out using the explore paper packet and some brads for emblishments - even added a few stickers for good measure (haven't been a big sticker user for a while but thought these went perfectly). The pictures are a little old - well June 2004 but I've never claimed to be up to date with my scrapbooking - nearly finished this vacation album now only about 2 layouts left to do. Can't wait to finish it.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Paint and re-inker

The new distressing kit from CTMH comes with paint. The real cool thing about that is you can add re-inker to it and make any color you want. Add a few drops of the re-inker to the paint and mix. Don't add too much or it prevents it from drying so dark colors won't work very well but its great for soft colors.
On this card I added pansy purple to the paint and colored the dimensional element flower frame. Great way to color chipboard and the like.
Also on the card I made the lines on the cardstock using my friskar trimmer and my dry embossing tool. Line your cardstock on the trimmer and run the tool down the groove on the trimmer. Then I flipped it over and sanded it with the new sanding tool that came in the distressing kit. You can make lots of cool designs on your cardstock this way.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Autumn Splendor - Rainbow Double

Well Fall is nearly here so I've started out on some fall cards and colors. This is a technique I will be teaching and it was so much fun to do. Its a combination of resist and embossing and is called rainbow double. I love how vibrant the colors are. Makes me ready for fall color now.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Enjoy Your Day

Totally stamp lifted this from Brenda Harmless but thought it was such a cute card that I had to make it. Changed the ribbon and color a little but I love the look. The Stamp sets used are Rustic Alphabet and the new September Stamp of the Month Doodle Alphabet. Colors are Olive, Taffy and Cocoa.
Have a great Labor Day!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ever worried about Acrylix Stamps

I know many worried about the Acrylix Stamps when they first came out and I did myself. I've now been using them for 2 years and they are holding up great. CTMH has released a video which you may like to watch about the testing of their stamps - remember no 2 companies stamps are the same. Click here to view the video

Photo Brag Card

Got asked to teach this at a Consultant workshop and I thought it came out cute. Its called a photo brag card and will be part of a class I teach in October for gifts for the holidays I think. Still working on my plans but I think this is a must. Its made using the new Caprice paper from CTMH and the September Stamp of the Month. It would make a great gift for Grandparents or other relatives you want to share pictures with cheaply. Best thing is its really easy to make so there is no excuse not to do it.