Thursday, April 16, 2009

LNS-Yahoo Groups Challenge #15

I joined a yahoo group and they have some wonderful challenges and people there! They are getting ready to a blog tour of the stamp sets in the new mini catalog so keep coming pack for the chance to go on tour around the world without ever leaving the comfort of your chair. It is somewhere near the 20th of April so please keep checking back and I may have some blog candy available around that time as well!!!

The challenge was to create a project with 3-D flowers and I enjoyed breaking out a couple of my older stamp sets for this one.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Last but not least!

I have seen this little guy on several blogs so I don't know who to give the credit to but it is a loveley little fellow. I enjoyed making this card yesterday with my mother and I hope you all enjoy the punched owl as much as I do.

Envelope Technique

At the meeting this month another of the new family showed us how to make this lovely envelop card. I need to take another picture of it unassembled so you get a better idea of exactly what it is, but in short I will describe it to you. You seal the envelope. Then cut 1 1/4" off one end. Stamp the front and back of the larger piece (or both top and bottom). Then put your larger piece through the paper crimper. Take your 1" circle punch and punch a half circle in the middle of the larger portion at the top. Then you cut a piece to fit inside the envelope and decorate and make your front. Maybe I will update later with the new picture.
Have a wonderful day!

My Cased Money Holder and Easter Basket

I am uploading several projects that I have done the last few weeks. I started working a new job and haven't had as much time that I would like. So, I made the time to make things and work with my products and try to find things that I could make at workshops.

I found a wonderful blog that she not only posts wonderful projects but she makes a video showing how to make them. I love her blog Dawns Stamping Thoughts. I cased her money holder and put a few more stars on and added coloring in the words Rock Star on the front. I think it made it pop out. I only had white ribbon so I dragged the white across the color of ink I used and tried making it look more coordinated.

I also cased the Easter Basket made from a 6x6 piece of DSP and made a pen to match it.

Hope you enjoy!

Shaving Cream Technique

I went to my first meeting as a demonstrator at my uplines house the same day I had my workshop introducing that I was now signed up. Well, I really loved the techniques that were shown and the neat stuff I seen. Then my upline, Carol, sent out a request for technique volunteers. My new eagerness stepped up and said that I would. I surfed the net and looked for something that would be fun. I found the shaving cream technique and thought about Easter being right around the corner and how those swirls would look really nice on some dyed eggs. We decided on the 3x3 for the night of our meeting.