Thursday, 23 May 2013

Vintage ViewMaster Card

You're not old, you're VINTAGE.   

Paper - K & Company, Best of K 

hampton art 7 gypsies rubber stamp "you're not old you're VINTAGE"

Silhouette Studio 2pc viewmaster Design ID #24373 

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye with the Tim Holtz blending tool.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Spiderman Birthday Card

My oldest son, who is a game development animator, is celebrating a birthday tomorrow.  I spent time today working on a Spiderman birthday card for him.  When he was two, Spiderman was his favorite comic character.  I made him a pair of jammies with Spiderman fabric painted on the front with Deka Fabric Paint. 

This time I have used Copic Markers, which gives me more options for shading.

R20, R22, R24, R29, R39
B00, B02, B05, B24, B29
T-0, T-2

The brick wall is Silhouette Studio Brick Wall Backgrounds Design #9346


Monday, 20 May 2013

Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)

This adhesive gun from Scotch (Advanced Tape Glider)  comes in two widths 1/2" (purple gun) and 1/4" (pink gun)

I have been using both sizes but have a preference for the 1/4" acid free adhesive.  It took a bit of getting use to the trigger but I am running it like a pro now.  I find that the adhesive holds much better than the cheaper tape runners that I was using before.  It is a bit cumbersome for toting around to workshops and classes but the large capacity tape roll will keep you running a scrapbooking marathon without running out.

I highly recommend this must have for your papercrafting and scrapbooking projects, well worth the investment.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Warm Wishes Flip Flop Card

Flip Flops - Funfoam & Celebrate it ribbon.   Silhouette Echo Park Flip Flops Design ID #41487   I only used the base of the flip flops and added holes to put the ribbon through then used Glue Dots to attach them at the back.

Sand - Cork scrapbook paper or I find that if I am making a lot of cards it is cheaper to use cork wallpaper.

Waves - Silhouette Echo Park Wave Border - Design ID #28688 

Warm Wishes  Stamp - Hero Arts Warm Wishes - I believe this stamp is retired, I have had it for about 20 years.

Adhesive - Scotch ATG and Scraperfect Best Glue Ever

Friday, 17 May 2013

StampinUp Snowmen

I recently purchased my first set of Stampin' Up rubber stamps - "Snow Much Fun."  Being a purest I have opted for the wood mounted stamps.  These adorable snowmen are being being retired in the near future.

  • BG10, B00, BG45
  • T-0, T-2
  • R20, 22, 24, 27
  • C-2, C-5, C7, 100
  • W-1, 
  • YR00, YR07
  • C-05, B93
  • Spica Clear Glitter Pen

Recollections:  Watercolor Blue Ditsy

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Labeling Copic Markers

I always drag my Copic markers around every where I go.  I wanted to be able to see at a glance which markers are mine.   I tried washi tape but found that I needed to put scotch tape over it to keep it from peeling off.  I ended up using K&Company Smash Clear Tape Whale Dispenser to label my markers - problem solved.  The tape stays on and the colour coordinates with my craft studio and other tools.

My next dragon to slay is ordering another 72 slot wallet to house my ever growing collection of Copics.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Little Levi

Levi Connor        

May 31, 1995 - November 15, 1996

This month we celebrate Levi's 18th birthday, not a day goes by that I don't think of him.  

Levi at 15 months

Penny Black Hedgehog

Happy Birthday Hedgehog

Penny Black  ... your birthday No. 3974K

Copic Markers

  • W-1, 3, 5
  • R22, R81, 83, 85
  • YG11, 61, 63
  • C-2, B34
  • Y11, YR15

I used terry cloth and Colorless Blender for the texture on the hedgehog

Cute as a Button

I just love this card that my sister Kaylana made for a card swap group in Utah.  She was looking at paint chips at Lowes and decided that she could make cards with them.  This is what she came up with, absolutely adorable.

Paint Chips - Lowes
Buttons -  Clearance buttons from  Pebbles in my Pocket
"cute as a button" was just printed on with an ink jet printer

Embossing Folder Inventory

Storage and organization are always the largest issues with scrapbooking and papercrafting tools and supplies.  I find with embossing folders, I have a tendency to forget which designs I have without pulling them all out each time I work on a project.  One day while staring at huge selections of paint chips that they have at home improvement stores I decided that I could use my left over swatches to create a swatch book for my embossing folders.

I use the Behr paint chips from Home Depot because they seem to have a little more surface area and a convenient hole to link them together.  Once I emboss them I lightly sand the painted surface so that the design shows through easily. 

I keep this swatch book in my craft tool box so that I always have them in arms reach when I am working on a project and can easily see which design will best suit my project.

Since my collection is relatively small compared to most of you out there, I am able to keep my embossing folders in a small basket.  

Paint Note:   I like the Behr paint colours and have fallen in love with the CIL Smart Paint, it has silicone in it and goes on creamy smooth and is incredibly tough. (former Benjamin Moore painter)  Home Depot can colour match the Behr colours for the CIL Smart Paint.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Snowman Christmas Card 2013

Here is the design for my 2013 Christmas Cards.  I found an opportunity with this stamp to use my dear old trusted friend Liquid Applique.  Great for adding dimension to your stamped images.

Stamp -  Hero Arts  K5522 Happy Holidays Snowman
Copics W-1, 3, YR02, 07, R27, BG10, 15
Hat - Marvy Liquid Applique (puff paint that needs to be heated)
Snowflakes - Aqua Stickles
Backgrond paper is pearlized

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sir Mr Toad

A wonderful little stamp from Stampendous Sir Mr Toad

  • Memento Black Tuxedo stamp pad
  • Recollection Garden Florals paper pad
  • Sir Mr Toad is coloured with Copic Markers YG61, 63, 67
    • Hat B93
    • Umbrella YG11, G94
    • Shadow W-1, W-3
  • Thinking of You - Hero Arts
  • Ribbon - Celebrations 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Thank You Card - Copic

Digi Stamp by Whimsical World of Cheryl Seslar Designs Spring is in the Air

Paper - Recollections 

Copic Markers
  • BG10, BG45
  • B00
  • E50, E00
  • R20, R22, R24
  • T0, T2
  • C2, C5, C7
  • 100
  • YG61, YG63, YG67
  • G28

Blonde version

Monday, 6 May 2013

Best Wishes Card

ME Home Mini Card

I have been a long time fan of Mary Engbreit's artwork.  I purchased my first ME book over 22 years ago. Absolutely delighted that Michaels carries a selection of ME items.

Stamp - ME
Papers - Mary & Co. Studio18 6" x 6" Paper Pack
Copic Markers - R 22, 24, 27, B32, 34, 93, YR23, 24, 27, YG61, 63,
Card - Studio G Mini card pack