Friday, March 12, 2010

Mountain bluebirds

I had great fun with these birds. I punched the bird out od bashful blue cardstock and then sponged the pieces with brilliant blue ink. I free hand cut the tree trunck and branch, and the leaves are made with certainly celery and always artichoke cardstock.
I am loving this punch, but then I collect anything with birds.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This is my lastest new toy. The Extra- Large Two step Bird punch from the Occasions mini catalogue. I used thwe smallest heat from our triple heart punch for the cardinals topknot. I didn't want the thickness of layers so I sponged the red border in. I freehanded the music notes. I love making images with the punches.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another DSP ornament

This curly DSP wreath ornament is so cute. To make it I used the circle sissors to cut my wreath out of cardstock to look like a doughnut. I then cut 2 more doughnuts out of sticky sheet and put them on both sides of the cardstock. I then cut many strips of DSP 1/4 by 3 inches long and curled it. The next one I make I will cut the stripes 6 inches long and curl from each end into the middle. Working on one side at a time apply your curls to the sticky sheet until it is covered and then do the other side. When Both sides were covered I then went around the outside edge with sticky stripe and the cover that with curls. Attach your elastic cord to hang your ornament and tie on a ribbon.

Christmas ornaments

I finally got a chance to upload the Christmas ornaments that I was making. I made 36 of these little balls for Christmas presents.
I got the idea and directions from msspider333 on Splitcoast Stampers. She has the directions in a comment here

Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Back

We have had an extremely busy summer and fall, that didn't leave time for stamping. The last coulpe weeks I've had a bit of time to stamp, but haven't scanned or taken pictures of any of it yet. I have to work the next couple of days and then I plan to upload some ornaments I've been making. Check back by the weekend.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Shaving Cream

For my last stamp club I revisited a technique that I had shown a couple years ago. My club has changed so much it is time to bring back some of the old techniques. This is the shaving cream technique. I t gives a beautiful background and is so easy to do.

Put a layer of the foam shaving cream in a pie plate about 1/2 in thick. Drop in a few drops of re-inker and swirl it with a knife. Lay your cardstock face down in the shaving cream making sure it is well covered. Pull it up scrap the shaving cream off with a spatula and the wipe gentlly with a paper towel. Let dry for a bit and then you can stamp directly over the shaving cream design or us as a background.

This was a big hit with my girls.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wagon Full of Fun

Yesterday I got my Spring Occasions pre-order. Tonight I got to play with my new toys. I love the new stamp set "Wagon Full of Fun". It can be used for so many occasions and I can also picture it on scrapbook pages. Just haven't had a chance to try it scrapbooking yet. The new DSP paper is beautiful too. I used the white chunky glitter for the frosting on the cupcake, It looks almost eatable.