Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stamped Layouts

Can't fight the winter may as well scrapbook them eh?

White on White

My own little challenge to myself...white paper, white ink, clear powder...a little bamboo to edge stuff....but white only!

I kinda like how it turned out!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What about this one?

I used accents from the 2peas sprague digital free kit...I would print it like a regular size photo & put inside a card.

Possible valentine card pix

I borrowed the letters from a friend...I think I kinda like how it turned out!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

What do you think?

About these 2 two page layouts for a workshop? The colors are a bit off from the scan, and they are really 12x12 layouts...bit skewed on stitch!

The bug...has bit me too!

I think I "need" one of those cuttle bugs. But, had I kept my sizzix I wouldn't "need" another machine! I used rolling pin to create the texture with the embossing folder & REALLY like how it turned out!

Flower card/purse

These little fun goodies were for my unit meeting today. I made up a purse design & let each lady make their own with their twist on colors/stamps. And the card is for my swap with them. I chalked the image on the looks better IRL...the vineyard berry on left really pops with the flower colors. And the purse...well, I will have to take some pix of later...with my daughters to share better idea of how it turned out.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How to watermark???

Do you need a copywright or just your name? What it does is protect your art from being stolen or claimed by another. So just my name or a slogan/logo should be fine eh?

I guess from what I make a watermark. save it as a black/white image. When you drag it onto your image to mark...that is where you change it to an emobssed & light do the trick. Why can't you have it transparent before?

I see it on all sorts of artwork images....and think I need one now. But, how do you make it? I found a tutorial & made one. But it appears you copy & paste it onto your image....and then lighten it...right? Why can't it just be lightened before? Or does it have to do with it being transparent once on the image? Who knows. Here is a pix of a plate I painted and a few watermarks I "made".

Friday, January 19, 2007

New Color Challenge

am This weekend is cocoa, blush, dutch blue & garden green. And I am doing Holiday pix...almost caught up again!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Thursday February 8th 6-8pm
Friday February 9th 6-9pm
I will have TWO workshops running at the same time. Different tables & supplies for each group.

Just in time for classroom valentines! Each child can make their own, unique cards for their class, teachers, friends & family. I will have precut card bases (3x3, not folded) for them to decorate with stamps, inks, papers, glitter, etc.
12 cards $5
24 cards $8
I will have Emma help lead this & it will be a very easy to do workshop. No really guidelines...they will make any style, design they like! I will preprint the TO/FROM and a little greeting on the back of cards.
For $5 more your child can have their own stamp set & block to use & KEEP from the workshop! Requires 2 week advance payment/reservation!

The other workshop is just for YOU! Make special cards for the valentine holiday or any time of the year. I will have a card template & design for you to follow. can go crazy and make your own with the same supplies..add your imagination! Accents & embellishments will be provided or you can bring your favorite to use with the papers/stamps I have on hand.
10 Cards + Envelopes $15
20 Cards + Envelopes $25
***You really CANNOT buy cards for that price at the retail stores...and these will be handmade & personally embellished by you!!***
For $25 you can buy the January stamp of the month to use at this workshop, perfect for valentines cards/notes. Requires 2 week advance payment/reservation! Buy the stamp set & get $5 off the card worskhop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stamp set link:

Call or email me to reserve your spot now! Limited space available!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Some fun cards

Here are a few cards I managed to make the past few days. The redish background paper was made by using versamark to stamp the large flower on glossy cardstock & they I used a brayer to apply Vineyard Berry ink...and stamped ontop with a the thin flower & vineyard berry ink.

Friday, January 05, 2007

1st 2007 Color Challenge!!

Here is my 4 colors: vineyard berry, twilight, golden ember & textured white daisy.

Really like the new backgrounds stamps & February stamp of the month (the alphabet) which I am surprised I's just the right size!

These pix are a flashback to 1999!

And a quick card with same colors:

Thursday, January 04, 2007

January Hostess Items

I fibbed a bit & didn't do a page this month. Instead a little pillow box & mini card to go with. Might be for a loved one, a teacher, child...special friend. The stamp of the month for January is all about hearts & little I had to use it. That's why next month I'll not have the ladies stamp LOVE on the page...unless they really want to ;)!

I ended up adding glitter to the pillow box to dress it up a bit...

Feb Hostess Layout

I really should work on the january one...but didn't feel like it. I used the new Sonata papers here, died flowers. I will have my hostess club use the Feb stamp of the month instead of the boutique...makes more sense!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Some calendar pages....

I made my little sister a calendar for her bday...just finished it....hope she likes it. Here are two pages of it for her...and B, if you see this....don't look....wait till I send it so you can be surprised!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was my color challenge for the end of 2006....and I just now got to "do" it on the first of 2007! Three colors (White, Breeze & Crystal Blue)

And here is my Four Color (crystal blue, white, cranberry & honey)...looks MUCH better IRL, the glitter is all sprakly & fun!