Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hello-ween cards

Well, I've been busy making halloween cards and goodies for my children for school. This year I decided to try and make chocolate suckers using halloween molds. Never done it before but thought it looked easy. The recipe calls for pretzel rods!! Where on this planet can one find pretzel rods!! I've looked everywhere. So, now I must improvise and use just plain old sucker sticks. They should still look fabulous and I'll post a picture of them when I make them closer to the date. In the meantime, I've made two cards...a mummy and a Frankette. I must give thanks to those who have shared their creations of each of these as it enabled me to create these ones. Not much more you can do with the mummy (looks pretty much the same as a card I saw) but I did improvise with Frankette. Hope you like them. Pretty cute eh?? I like them.

Have fun preparing for the scary eve. Time flies when you're having fun....


Sunday, September 21, 2008

I've been tagged!!!

Well, I've been tagged. My first time. I'm so excited. I'm very grateful that Barb found my blog. Barb tagged me from Made for Keeps
I'm to follow these rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here goes....

1. I don't like touching my food.
2. I sing in a broadway choir-only broadway hits-watch out here I come!!
3. Some of my best friends are bacteria and viruses.
4. I'm sure I was an editor/proofreader in a past life.
5. I am so proud of my children.
6. This will be our 10th anniversary-OMG has it been that long!!
7. My mom makes me laugh. She is the coolest. She's 78.
I would like to send this out to:

1. Alison Solven-
Alison has been my resource person from the start. She is a leader and a fun-l0ving person.
2. Dawn Griffith- Dawn is amazing. Her tutorials are top-notch and ideas/inspiration is a 10.
3. Kim Teasdale - amazing blog with beautiful ideas
4. Diana Gibbs- Diana makes me laugh. She is a great story teller and she also makes fabulous projects.
5. Brandi Higgins-Cote - Brandi uses such vibrant colour combinations. Her projects and cards are very appealing and you'll want to make all of them.
6. Nichole Heady-Nichole is such a classy lady. Her suggestions/ideas are so practical and inspirational.
7. Lydia- Again such an inspirational blog. So many ideas and such beautiful work.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Home Decor cubed.....

I thought it would be nice to make some pictures suitable for framing. We are just finishing off renovating our living space and I want to "splash" colour on the walls. I used Inspired by Nature and Upsy Daisy to create such colour. The greeting was stamped first then the grass/echinacaea was inked in versamark and then embossed with clear EP. I then brayered over the entire piece with more mustard, pacific point and kiwi kiss. The black frames really make the colour "pop". This was one of our projects for my stamp club. It was a great hit. The other two projects were faux wood (see previous post) and we also made a halloween bag in a box. I will post this soon.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Faux wood technique

I sure liked how much this resembles the real thing. Wow, and it was so easy to create. I know this technique will be a hit at my club meeting this month. It's nice to learn some "masculine" techniques sometimes. The tutorial I followed is from Dawn's Stampin' Spot. Her tutorial is fabulous and very straightforward. I really do appreciate all the time and effect everyone takes when making a tutorial video. What a lot of work it must take.

Happy stamping and thanks for looking.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bracelets for everyone....

I've just finished making my first bracelet following Nichole Heady's tutorial from Capture the Moment website and boy am I ever excited. I never knew I could make jewelry and have it come out so pretty. I know I will have to give a class on this one. Thanks for the inspiration and great instructions. I know what I will be making everyone for Christmas. And luckily I still had some tin containers left over from last year so this will be the packaging. I'm really happy with the result. I hope you like it to. So, it just goes to show you. Stamping can lead to many creative projects. Not just for cards!! Coolio...

Thanks for looking.