Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Holiday Hoopla 5x7 cards

I found this pattern on the Close To My Heart consultant bulletin board... so many talented crafters to be inspired from! This pattern was a lot of fun to play with

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

3x3 Daydream card from Triple, Triple "Originals" pattern

That's Amore

These adorable cards were made with from the same basic pattern called Triple, Triple from the "Originals" book. I will continue to post Three-from-One frequently to show you how versatile the patterns are in the wonderful how-to books from Close To My Heart. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

joy card

Shadow boxes

I made each of the girls a shadowbox to document some of my favorite things about them. On those days when they drive me goofy, I go to their rooms and read them as a reminder!

A very fun winter bookmark

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

cluster stamping background paper.

Here's a fun way to make your own custom paper for stamping and scrapping projects. Let me show you how!

For this project, I used Vanilla Cream cardstock and the following inks: creme brulee, bamboo, and chocolate

Start by opening creme brulee, or your lightest color.

Now start making large swirling motions with light to medium pressure across the paper until desired intensity is achieved

Now just repeat the process with bamboo, or your next darkest ink. This ends up looking like parchment or leather.

To make the cluster, simply place images on block, starting with the largest and working it around until it makes you happy!

Time for the darkest color now to stamp the image...

Begin stamping in the corner. Rotate the paper and the stamp until the whole paper is filled

The entire paper is done... remember to stamp off the edge so the pattern apprears to go on forever, like my love for my own pirate, Dane!

Here's the finished product with my paper... love it!

Welcome to my blog

Hello friends and fellow stamping scrappers and welcome to my blog. I wanted a forum to show you how to create your stamping and scrapping creations faster, simpler and easier. Be patient while I learn how to use this thing, though!

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