Supplies: white cardstock, Heidi Grace Paper (Take Flight 12 x 12 Foil Pad, Colorbok), ribbon, black pen, house embellishment (Love Elsie, KI Memories), chalk ink (Colorbox), Threading Water Border Punch, sentiment stamps (A Welcome Hug, Cornish Heritage Farms).
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I liked sketch #17 so much from Everything But The Kitchen Sink that I decided to use it again. The card I made is a bit smaller than standard size, it measures approximately 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”. For the cupcake, I stamped on three different pieces of patterned paper, cut them out, and pieced them backed together. I love the boldness of the colors against the kraft (my favorite!). I used a bright pink chalk ink to stamp the dots on the kraft but it doesn’t seem to show up very well in the picture. Also, I mounted everything on black to give it a little bit of pop. Hope you like it!
Supplies: kraft cardstock, black cardstock, patterned papers from my scrap drawer, Hero Arts Stamps (Cupcakes and Raindrop Background), black pen, black ink, chalk ink (Colorbox), circle cutter, Scallop Sentiment Border Punch.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I do love the classics, To Kill A Mockingbird is my absolute favorite with East of Eden and Frankenstein tying for second. However, I find that now a days I choose books that are a little lighter. This summer I got some new books to read and wanted to share my list with you.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I decided to create a video tour of my scrapbook room to share. I hope you enjoy it! My original blog entry and photo tour can be found here: scrapbook room. There are lots of pictures and detailed descriptions about how things are organized.
The book I used to get ideas to organize everything is called The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker by Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey. The copy I have is hard back and spiral bound (and hard to find). However it looks like a paper back version is coming out (yeah!) and is available for pre-order. I highly recommend this book. You can find it here: The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by. :-)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I used CPS sketch #171 to create this card. I was more than happy to use up some of my scraps. :-)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I took the latest sketch from Everything But The Kitchen Sink and turned it into a tag. love the results! No wonder the green patterned paper is some of my favorite, it just about matches my walls. :-)
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The smudgy black was a happy accident. I was finishing up and my fingers had ink on them and well… it got on the card. I decided to just go with it and add some more. Since it’s for an 8 year old boy, I think it works! And those dinosaur stickers? I have had them forever and can’t believe they finally got used. I honestly don’t know why I purchased them in the first place, lol!
My youngest has surgery this morning for his sinuses so I made these cards for him. The dino card will be from his brother and sister. I think he’ll like them! I’ve got all kinds of consolation gifts planned for him. He’s had terrible sinus problems for so long and the recover time will probably be around two weeks so I might have gone a little overboard with the extras. I hate the idea that he’s going to be in pain but it’s all for a good cause… him feeling better all the time! Anyway, I’m thinking today is going to be a long day. I might be just as nervous as he is. Wish us luck!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
My youngest was thrilled when we opened the main box and saw what was inside. He’s my crafty boy!
The directions are simple enough… just squirt the paint in the suncatcher and spread it around with the tip and use a toothpick for tight places. The box lists the age as 8 plus, my son is 8 and it was really (really!) easy for him. It was a quick, fun project that wasn’t very messy at all. Each suncatcher comes with a little paint guide that goes right behind the actual suncatcher. My son had no desire to follow along with the given colors but it’s nice that it’s there if your child does want to know what colors to paint.
My son had fun making the suncatchers and he liked the fact that he could do it on his own. He also thought it was pretty cool that you could mix colors to make new colors (the directions come with what colors to mix to make new ones).
I was a little worried that he would think some of the suncatchers would be to girly but he didn’t care at all. I think there’s a pretty good balance in the kit (12 designs in all). If you’ve got a boy, you could always suggest that the more girly ones be given gifts once completed to a sister, Grandma, Aunt, etc. My son gave the heart and rainbow to his sister for her to paint (by the way 16 year old girls like to paint them too! lol!).
A few other things: there will be a few air bubbles. Not to bad at all but if you’re a perfectionist they’re annoying to see, my son didn’t care at all (which, to me, is the most important thing). I don’t think the tubes are meant to be shaken. This makes the air bubbles worse which we learned the hard way with one of the colors. The orange seemed like it needed to be mixed more (hence the shaking). I tried rolling the tubes a bit in my palms and that seemed to help.
All in all a pretty nifty, self explanatory craft that needs little adult help (if any). After I went over the basic directions with small fry, he really didn’t need me anymore.
By the way, Colorbök did not ask me to write this review. I just did it because I liked the product. :-)
Thanks Colorbök… I give the suncatcher kit 4 out of 5 stars!
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I’ve looked several places online to give proper credit for wordless Wednesday but can’t seem to find anything specific. I was very much inspired by Lisa (aka gluestickgirl) and decided to join in… love the idea.