Sunday, December 13, 2009
I used papers from the Reese collection, I just love those papers for Christmas!! I like the red I used for the top card, but ran out and used a different one for the others. But oh well, what the heck.
Oh yeah, my lessons learned - when making a lot of cards don't use a design with all the edges distressed. It is a big pain in the "you know what"
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I will have to make some more now.
Just thought I would share some with you guys :)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here is a side view.
This was my first time using the Gerbera Daisy stamp. I think it turned out pretty good. I stamped it on watercolor paper and used my watercolor pencils. This is still new to me so I stamped an extra to mess around on and test color combinations.
I created my own template for it from a card I received from someone, so it would be easier the next time I make one. I am posting it here for you. Hopefully when you click on it, it will be large enough for you to read. The paper size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, I always forget to put that in my diagram. I'll remember that one of these days.
Score your paper in half at the 4 1/4 line first. Next make your markings as noted in blue down and across your paper however you prefer. It is easiest if you make your cut along the red line next so you can use it as a stopping point for your other score lines. Fold the left side first and then all the folds on the right accordian style.
Oh yeah, the size of the paper on the right side sticking up is 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and the paper on the left side with the flower is 1 3/4 x 4 ( I made mine just a bit wider so I didn't have to trim the flower too much).
Hope you enjoy. If you make one please post a link in the comments. I would love to see it.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I usually keep them open displayed on a shelf. This is what it looks like from the top:
Oh, yeah I almost forgot the pics of my first and favorite flagbook:
See ya nextime!!!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Inside front cover:
Inside back cover (sorry kinda blurry on this one)
I'm savin the rest until I get the inside done!!! I will also post pics of my first flag book for you next time. I thought it was on an old post, but I just checked and it wasn't there.
Ya'll come back now ya here!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sorry I've been gone so long, but sometimes life happens and it gets too busy. Here's a few things I've been working on.
This page below is absolutely the last page that is going into my 2008 album. I was all the way done, but there was a challenge in one of my CM groups that you had to use pictures of your home. So I thought I would do one more. I finally get to start on my 2009 pics. Already have a bunch printed up and ready to go.
I think I have a smudge on my camera lens...time to clean it :)
Here is a quick little project I did for my daughter to hand out to her class for Halloween. This was so simple and quite fast to do. I probably would have picked something a little different for the stamping, but I gave my daughter the creative rights!!! I wanted to keep it real basic, since all but the pencils will probably be in the trash before the end of the day. I have one other project I am working on for Halloween yet. That is Elisha's handout for class. They are designed but not made yet. Guess I better get on that.
Here is a special set of stamps we have available right now...perfect for some little christmas bags of "reindeer poop". It's available for $6.95 with a $30 purchase. Look on the right at "More Monthly Specials" for some more great sets we have available.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I made some changes to the directions before doing my second one, I wanted it to have more support on the tops instead of just the angled sides.
Here are the two I did together, can't wait to get more done. Then I can put up this little shelf I have and line them all up. The first one I made was a little challenging, but the second one took me no time at all.
I also sat down at work (shhh, don't tell) and made directions for them including the changes I made. Hopefully this is large enough for you to read.
You want to cut a 12 x 12 sheet down to 8 1/2 x 12 inches, save the cut of section, you will use some of it later. The blue lines below are all score lines. The read lines you can just draw in with a pencil right now and also small pencil marks at the arrows along the top.
You want to score the green lines below. It is easier to do it before you cut the small red lines and the corners.
After you finish the above step, your paper should look like the one below. Then cut the rest of the lines marked in red. I folded along all of my score lines at this point. The side facing you is the inside of the project.
Place adhesive on the tabs marked in yellow(side facing you) , fold over and adhere. This provides extra support on your top and back of holder. FYI - I used the red super sticky bologna tape. This held the project together much better. I also placed all my adhesive on the project first and then just peeled off the red strips as I went along.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
After my four days of work (starting tonight) I am going to make a point to work on it. Then pretty soon the kiddos go back to school, this will be the first time in 18 years that I have no little ones at home during the day. My oldest is starting her senior year in high school and my youngest starts Kindergarten. I am hoping that will leave me some time to actually do something during the day.
See ya next time!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here is couple of pages I finished this week, I am getting so close to finishing my 2008 pictures. So excited because I have some great 2009 pics I want to scrap.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Then you line up your paper at the marks on your paper trimmer and cut. You will end up with two papers like this. Now you need to score the fold lines. It is easiest starting from the longer side (opposite of the way the pic above is - should have flipped it). So, starting at the long edge score at 4 1/4 inches and again at 8 inches. Then fold so it folds like the picture below.
Then decorate as your heart desires. Here is another one I made.
Well, I forgot to flip this picture before posting it, so just turn your screens so you can see them right. Although it is much easier to turn your head.
I am off to the beach tomorrow!!! Everyone have a great weekend :)