Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tri Shutter Cards Seem to be the Rage

Tri shutter cards seem to be the rage using the Scor Pal. I decided to try them and loved it. In fact we did this card in class last week. I didn't do a lot of embellishing on it because I was actually teaching how to do the card. We did three other cards in class that night also so we didn't have time to really get into the embellishing. With that said...I will say that I like the simplicity of the card. Here is the link to the tutorial for the card. It is a fun card so don't let it intimidate you. I hope you take the time to give it a try. It's not a card you would make all the time but it sure is a good one for something special.

Friday, May 29, 2009

My HOMEMADE Colored Pencil Lazy Susan

I made this lazy susan for my colored pencils probably two years ago but was asked to share it. I figured everyone knew the cheap way to display your pencils so they were easily accessible. I hold classes in my house and we color a lot with colored pencils because it is fast and easy.

Anyway I took NINE empty soup cans and ONE empty large fruit can and covered them with printed papers. I typed up the names of the pencil color categories for the cans; printed them and attached them to the cans. I bought a cheap lazy susan at WalMart for like $2.44 (in the housewares dept.) and added the soup cans to the outer edges of the lazy susan and put the big fruit can in the center. The fruit can holds the big Skin Tone pencils, Gamasol, blenders, sanding pad and marker for shading. It works great to sit on the table for classes or general use for yourself. It is much cheaper than a lot of the pencil holders out there. I have the biggest pencil set plus a 48 pencil set in mine...not to mention some I have bought singly and added to it. Needles to say your won't run out of room. You could even categorize them so you had an empty can for just your watercolor pencils and so forth.

I hope you enjoy it and can maybe use the idea for yourself.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stamping for the Church Card Ministry

Not long after I started attending church again I started a handmade card ministry there. It has been a lot of fun. We strictly use these cards for members of our church. I have other ladies that help me put the cards together sometimes and they love it. It is great fellowship. Anyway we make all kinds of cards to send to members. We do birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, get well, sympathy, welcome visitors and anything in between. If there is a need we try to send a card. I was running low on masculine birthday so I whipped out a dozen of them today. I thought I would share the card. Two of the three stamps I used are either already discontinued or is on the newly discontinued list. Both are favorites of mine. The giraffe from African Giraffe is on the new discontinued list and can be ordered at 25% off right now. The crackle background was gone from last catalog but I love it for masculine cards. The saying is from the set Be Still which is still current. I love that stamp set for the ministry cards because I like putting a verse on them. I hope you enjoy the card too. It was so simple but yet great for a guy.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I know I'm not the best at keeping it up but I want to keep trying...LOL See ya Soon (I hope).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm finally posting something to Share

I have been so busy with church stuff but that is pretty well over now. We had the ladies banquet and it went very well.

Now for posting something to share. I know a lot of people have seen the Toilet Paper Tube Mini Albums but I thought I would post mine here. I am doing it in a class tonight but we are also making a card to match along with a gift bag to put it in. I followed some of the directions from my great friend Char Wilson. You can see her tutorial for the album here. Thanks Char for putting that together.
I did use a couple of sets that are on our discontinued list but it is sets that I love to use. You can order them at 25% off. Here is my website if you would like to order them.
I hope you enjoy my little ensemble that we will be doing tonight. These little books turn out cuter in person than what they look like on here.