Thursday, February 28, 2008

Away for the Weekend!

It is going to be a FUN weekend. It is the first SouthWest Ohio Angel Gathering. There will be 18 of us there. I am hosting along with help from my downline and Brenda Weller and Becky Johns. They are my two adopted downline since their downline is in Japan right now. Anyway we have a weekend full of projects and fun. I will probably be dead Sunday afternoon but will get on next week and share some pictures of our wonderful time. Have a great weekend yourself and I hope you get to do something for stamp or scrapbook...LOL

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thursday's TECH

It is Thursday again ALREADY!!! There is a lot to be said for the saying "Time flies when you get old." LOL Time has flown by this week. I did manage to get a card done for the techniques. This one is called "Thumping" This is such a fun technique. It works really well if you were a drummer...LOL

Here are the directions:

“Thumping” Marker Style
Matte or Glossy cardstock
Solid (Bold) stamps of your choice
Stamp pad of your choice
1-3 marker colors of your choice (I prefer Tombow markers)
Ink stamp really well with your ink pad. Starting with the lightest color of marker first; thump onto the inked stamp. Repeat with other colors of marker if you want multiple colors. You “thump” on the stamp with quick gentle pats, much like tapping a pencil on the table. After you have “thumped” your markers onto the inked image, huff on the image to moisten and stamp onto your cardstock. Gives a great tye dyed look to small stamps.

You can see that I "thumped" dark blue marker onto the red stamped image. It makes a great look. I hope you all get a chance to try it. Please share with me if you do.

Have a great day!!!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sharing more No Layer Cards

Here are a few more cards I had made with No Layers. I wanted to share them with you. I just think it is a fun thing to try. It is definitely out of my element. I hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday's TECH

Here is an easy thing to do and was kind of fun. I am such a layering kind of person that this was a challenge for me. It is called No Layers.
All you do is fold a piece of cardstock in half and make your card. I did use a punch and punced a scalloped circle from the front of the card. I doodled around the scallop to make it look layered. These cards are so fast you won't have any problem in doing them. I will share some others I have done soon! Have Fun!!!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Better Late than Never!

I have been cutting paper forever and took a break to make a technique card. The technique I decided to do today is Crinkled Paper. It has been a long time since I did this so it was fun to do. It is so simple so it only took a few minutes to do. Of course I had to use one of my favorite color combos which is Green, Purple and Orange.

Here are the directions for the technique:

Crinkled Paper Stamping

Matte cardstock
Scrap piece of cardstock any color
Stamp pad colors of your choice (dye based)
Bold type Stamps of your choice
Crinkle (or wad) up the scrap piece of cardstock. You will want to crinkle, then smooth, crinkle again and smooth out. Do not smooth out real flat. You will want some texture to the crinkles. Ink your stamp and lightly stamp off on the crinkled paper. Stamp onto your cardstock without re-inking. You will see the crinkled lines in your stamped image. Repeat as necessary for the look you want.

The part of my image that I used the Crinkled Paper on is the dark part of the flowers. It gives a nice distressed look. I hope you get a chance to try this. It is fast, fun and easy.
Have a great day everyone.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm sorry about Thursday TECH's

I came here late Wednesday night and wrote a message about not being able to have a technique ready for Thursday and I couldn't get it to post. I forgot all about it yesterday. It has been one busy week and I am also getting ready for the SouthWest Ohio Angel Gathering that I am hosting the end of this month. Please be patient. I am going to try to get one up this weekend and then be on schedule Thursday. I need more hours to STAMP!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thursday TECH'S

I'm here once again to share a technique with you. I sure hope you are enjoying them. I love to play with techniques although I don't use them all the time. It is just fun to learn. The one I am going to do this week is Faux Shaving Cream. It is a lot less messier than using shaving cream. It's great for stamping either a background or a focal piece.

Here are the directions:

Faux Shaving Cream

Light colored cardstock
Bold type stamps of your choice
Open image stamps with lots of detail
2-3 Dye based or Palette inks of your choice

Ink bold image with one of the dye based colors. Set aside. Ink open image stamp with another one of the inks. Stamp onto the ink bold stamping giving it a twist. Clean open image stamp and repeat with another color in ink if desired. Stamp the bold image onto cardstock. Your image with have the shaving cream effect to it. Embellish or use as a background.
I hope you enjoy it and get to find some time to try it. It is very easy to do.
Have a great day!!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Not that the Super Bowl really means a lot to me but I know a lot of people have parties and get togethers. I am going to take adavantage of spending the evening in my craft room and playing. I have classes to work on and the Southwest Ohio Angel Gathering that I am hosting the end of this month. If you are an angel and would love to join us please let me know. I still have room.

Here is a scrapbook I have been working on but haven't taken the time to put all the pictures in. The idea came from a dear angel friend, Diane Maldanado. Here is the link to her tutorial for the book. It is such an awesome idea. I loved it. Thanks so much Diana for sharing it with us at Paper Wings. I am sharing the pages that I have gotten done. This book 18 pages plus the front and back covers. It is just awesome!!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

YEAH!!! The Weekend is Here

Dont' get me wrong...I love my grandkids dearly but tomorrow morning I get to sleep in a bit and not have to worry about babies. I should spend my time wisely but probably won't. I thought I would get on here and share my class from a couple weeks ago. We made a recipe book using the Bind it All. What fun! If you don't have one of may want to get one. It is so easy to make your own little books and projects. For this book I had all of the people who had signed up to send me a recipe and I typed them out in Word on the computer to fit the pages. We then made the book in class and added the pages. These would make great little gifts for family, friends, brides to be and co-workers.

The front and back of the book is chipboard covered with TAC Mulberry Meadows papers. The alphabet used is Alpha Grunge for the letter "R" on printed paper and cut out. The rest of the letters are the Lola Bet Lowers. I stamped the flower with Curls and Swirls.

All pages in the book are cardstocks cut and glued back to back to make the pages. This really does make them stiff enough to have sturdy pages. Hope you enjoy looking at the pages. They are done very simple as we had a lot to do to get done in class. My main focus was putting the book together and binding it.