Friday, July 31, 2009

More than one way








Here I am showing more than one way to use an embossing plate or you can also use an embossing folder these ways. For both of these cards I used the Sizzix embossing plates from the Christmas collection or known as Kit #13. The card above I used the printing press technique, where I used CTMH Juniper in and a brayer to apply the ink to the plate then put it through my Cuttle Bug putting the paper on the top instead of on the bottom so it does not emboss. I finished this card with sponging on chocolate ink and using the CTMH stamp set Make It Count. The clock was stamped on plastic from the box of a child toy using StazOn Timber Brown. For the saying I cut it out with Spellbinders Nestibilities and an EK Sucess boarder punch. For the other card I embossed it on chocolate paper then sanded it showing CTMH white core. The stamp set is this months stamp of the month You've Got Flair (only available through today). I added Prisma glitter and cut out additional flowers and raised them with foam squares for added dimension. Fiskars boarder punch was also used.

More More to Adore






I used CTMH More to Adore paper for these the both cards I used Butterfly Wings which was a past stamp of the month which currently it is not available for sale. I also used Intrinsic Background stamp on the top card. For the bottom card I also used May's stamp of the month Be Yourself, I added Prisma Glitter to the wings and the dress. To color the wings I used blush in with a watercolor brush. The border punch was from Fiskers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Scraproom






















This is my scrapbook area, if you can not tell it is located in the unfinished part of our basement. I share the room with my children's craft area which I made behind the bookshelves and also the rest of the area is for storage. I did not set out at first to do the area in purple and green it just kind of evolved over the past couple of years. Lately I have found a lot of purple and green storage containers, or I have made my own. The most obvious one is the picture above this is the CTMH stamp pad Exclusive Inks Organizer which only comes in black. I used Rustoliums spray plastic primer then sprayed on the purple. The primer helps keep the paint on so it does not flake off. The little green cabinets which set on my counter space these where from the hardware section at Menards and I did the same as the ink organizer just used green instead. I also sprayed the peg board. On the peg board I have plastic jars which hold my flowers, these also came from Menards, they have special tops which hook into the board and I sprayed them purple.



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I am still here

I must apologize for not posting in awhile, I have just been busy with summer stuff. Here is the pages I finished awhile ago which I promised. They are from various company papers.







The layout below was done with CTMH Sonata paper.





For this layout I used K & Co. Blue Awning, this one took me way back. It is difficult to believe it was twenty years ago when I was an exchange student in the Netherlands. I am slowly starting to redo my scrapbook which I did in 1989 and I know my paper nor my adhesive was acid free, since the pages are already changing colors. I did take pictures of the scrapbook before I started to tare it apart, it was my first scrapbook I ever made.


For this layout I used Brenda Walton paper from K & Co., I have to admit I love her papers and have most of them, thankfully God blessed us with a daughter or I do not know what I would do with all of the paper since I had bought quiet a bit before Emily was born.






Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flip Flaps Tutorial

I am sorry I have not posted in awhile but I have been finishing a lot of layouts, which were in my almost done stack which I post them within a few days. But for the time being, here is a great video done by Tresa Black.

video