- Paonia, CO, United States
- I have discovered that life is a roller coaster and I'm learning to enjoy the ride! I am a married mom of 4. I work part-time outside of the home and, of course, more that full time as a wife and mother! I do classes from my craft room in the basement...which is why we call it the "Craft Cave."
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Look at how EASY this is!! I used the Kraft cardstock as the cardbase. The bottom had been cut off for another project. So what can you do with a cut off edge? Well, add some decorative paper, of course! I wish we had a whole page of this design from the Winchester collection instead of just a bit of a strip but, hey, at least there's that much! The rust ribbon from the Winchester ribbon package really brings out the rust colors in the tag and the decorative strip, unfortunately, it didn't photo very well! "Love" is from the Love Doodles set and stamped in Concord Grape. I also used the Concord Grape to dust some color around the edges of the Kraft cardstock. The "you" on the tag is cut from the same page as the lovely decorative strip of paper. The Instant setter was used to curve the ends and the concord grape was used to edge the piece before mounting it on the tag. To give it a big of dimension, the tag has mounting tape behind it. The knot in the ribbon was tied before putting it through the tag and adhering to the card to cover the paper seam.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Another easy Masculine Valentine card. I used the Winchester cardstock, ribbon, and paper. The eyelets came from the Hemingway hardware. "Love" from the Love Doodles set is stamped on a tag with Burnt Umber Palette pad and embossed with the Transcendance Powder. You gotta love that stuff! Embossing in any color ink and fabulous detail!
That "love" stamp fit very nicely on the tag, don't you think? That is layered onto another tag with pop dots and then added to the cardstock with the purple ribbon. The circled hearts are stamped down the side with a Wheat Versamagic pad. The Y*O*U from Mini-bet is added using Burnt Umber also. A very simple, plain jane kind of card.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Here is how I do mine:
I actually use my swatches a lot to match cardstocks, inks, ribbon, hardware. It makes it easier to do more mix & match with our fabulous new paper collections.
Here are a couple photos of the basic cardstock ring:
and here is the Glitter Texture Sheet:
So, I must apologize for the bad photos. I don't have great lighting in my basement nor an adequate place or set up to do fantastic photos. I am learning and hopefully this blogging with photos thing will get better with time! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I can hardly wait to get to my cave and start getting some samples made to post!! My daughter tells me she can help with doing tutorial videos also. Won't that be cool!?!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I will be posting hand stamped samples here and publicizing classes.
Wishing everyone the best!