Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
You can read all about it HERE.
I really encourage you to click on the picture for enlargement, The tiny blogger photos do not so it justice. Even then the picture does not to justice to it and the GREAT papers that Nichole Designed.
I will try and walk you through what I did to achieve the stained glass technique, but don't shoot me if I don't explain it well....LOL and I warn you it will be a long read. I started by finding the pattern online and printing it off. If you google "free stained glass patterns" you will have a bunch pop up to select from. Some of the images were really incredible.
Because these papers are in the form of the small blocks, I started by cutting all the blocks away from the white borders and stacked the like papers together. I cut the center out of Very Vanilla. Then when I started the next round I put a tiny bit of tape runner glue on my grid paper. I took the pattern paper that I wanted to use and stuck it down. Then I layered the pattern over top and started cutting with my craft knife (a tiny bit easier then it sounds) Once I had the first point pieces cut out I just used them as a template holding it over the next piece of paper I just trimmed around them and glued them all down. I also made a couple of the triangles to use as a guide for the layers. See the picture.
This is what it looked like after a few layers around. I also finished the posts as a guide. I was finding that even sometimes I would cut them out perfectly and they were still too big so I would glue it down and then using my craft knife I would trim a tad more off to fit.
Here we are almost done. I still some rounds and filler to do. I wanted to also say...if you try this project know this. My lines are NOT perfect. That is the beauty of stained glass, some of the inconsistencies really make it a beautiful piece of art work. I urge you to do a google image search of stained glass and you will see what I mean. The overall beauty of the art...whose looking at the lines?
This is the completed circle, cut out from the 12 x 12 chocolate chip base that I started on. Now it is time to make it into something even more beautiful.
I wanted to do a Tribute to My Dad, truly my Best Friend. I was always a Daddy's Girl and I am so thankful for all the years of love, friendship, fun and overall GREAT memories that I have with him. Even while he is not here I will always have those. I miss my Buddy, so Dad, this is for you!
This is a close up of my ribbon award. So cute! All I did was stitch through the edge of the ribbon with thread and then pulled it tight to gather it. Then I stamped the award from the “June” month Hero Arts Clear Stamps Set and then cut it out. I attached the ribbon to the center stamped piece and then to the paper with a dimensional sticker. Also in this picture you can see the mini brads that accent each tip of the star.
These are the corner close ups. The sentiments I stamped are from the Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages Set. I appreciated my Dad he was my Father, but so much more. We were “Friends to the end” and I miss him. On a crafty note: Look how well the Making Memories brads match the Summer Sunrise part of color in the paper.
This poem was found by My Muse, Sarah…she was helping me surf through all the great poems out there but this one I really liked. So sweet. My Dad was all of these things.
***Note: I did not write this poem but it suits my Dad perfectly***
"For My Dad"
You've always been the kind of Dad,
Who had a quiet way,
And yet I knew exactly where you stood
I knew that you'd be there for me,
From one day to the next,
And also, that you'd help me if you could
I knew that you'd be honest,
If I asked for some advice,
And offer praise when it was truly due
And if, per chance, it happened,
That I messed things up a bit,.
I also knew that I would hear from you.
Yet I knew you'd be forgiving,
As I stumbled on through life,
And that you'd help me see the good from bad,
And I'm grateful beyond measure for the person that you are,.
And proud as I can be to call you "Dad."
So that is my Blog Hop and tribute to my Dad. I am overjoyed with the outcome 9.5 Hours later..lol Thanks so much to Nichole from Papertrey ink for hosting yet another wonderful challenge. Thank you also for such wonderful paper. The masculinity of it makes it so easy to create beautiful art with a manly feel to it.
Thank you all for reading, Now it’s my turn to get blog hopping!!! See you in the forums.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Again, I started on Stamper's Select (if you haven't tried this stuff what are you waiting for?) then I layered choclate chip and SU prints inked at the edges. Next I added some green sheer ribbon tied into simple knots.
Then I stamped and watercolored my image with various Stampin' up colors (black, basic brown, going grey, lilac, brilliant blue, creamy caramel, ,ellow moss) I inked the edges to match ad mounted it on choc. chip and added it to my base with dimensionals. Then I did my sentiment from my PTI Faux Ribbon set. Last I added the baubles I found and stamped Happy Mother's Day on the inside.
I am recently addicted to square cards, my only problem is/was that when I sell my cards I perfer to have them in a protective cello wrap but did not have square ones. Well, my friends! I found some, and at wholesale prices. In fact this company has SO many goods that I purchase on a regular basis at fractions of the price. Wholesalers rock! So once those come in there will be no stopping me! Oh and they have the BEST square envies too!
See ya tomorrow! Don't Forget to come see me, I have a Tribute To My Dad for the PTI Blog Hop!!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The one thing I like about this card is the way the ribbon is weaved through. I first used the slot punch and then used the small hole on my cropadile and put in an eyelet. Then I weaved my ribbon through both sides, secured it and stamped on the ribbon. Still need to pick up some stiffy and try it out. I was lucky enough for no bleeding on this card.
The little flowers on this cards I found at Michael's in the bridal section. They are Bridal confetti but you get a cute little pail with TONS of these flowers in it. Did you know that you can also color these flowers? I have not tried it but you can see it on THIS card. Isn't that fabulous? Lauren's cards never fail to blow my mind. So creative.
Monday, April 21, 2008
1. My truck doesn't drive well in this stuff. It is a half ton 2 wheel drive. Who buys a 2 wheel drive truck in Southern Alberta? My husband does!
2. Gas. I filled my truck last week and it cost me $91.00 to fill it from 1/4 tank. I NEED a car, so I am trying to get Curtis to look into getting me my VW Jetta that I have wanted for so long. Cross your fingers for me. In fact the gas price disgusts me so much that I have barely left my house in the last 2 weeks. I normally go somewhere almost everyday to rid myself of stress.
The something Nice? I have been walking. I have a friend that lives a few blocks away, my Mom lives another 7 or 8? blocks away, so I have been getting out, visiting and getting in some walking! I have already lost some pounds even! Hooray! Did I mention it is still snowing? Yuck!
Edited to Add: I had one comment on where I am. Sorry I could not reply to you because it was left anonymously but yes I am a fellow Albertan. I am in Medicine Hat!! I too hope this crummy weather does go away!!
The rest of this post is brought to you by a card that represents spring. If we can't have it for real then at least we can long for it...lol
I started on PTI Stamper's Select cardstock, folded at the top. Then I took Bashful Blue & Always Artichoke and embossed them with my Cuttlebug. I cut them into strips and adhered them to the front of my card.
Next, I got out my Nestabilities and cut the bashful blue scalloped squares. Man am I glad I have these nesties, they rock! Then I stamped the image from the "May" set form Hero Arts Clear Stamps in basic black. After coloring the images, I outlined the image with a hint of grey for the shaded look. I love how it turned out! I have been wavering on whether to buy copics or not and have so far decided that I can still achieve satisfactory results with out another expensive collection. (but I do really, really, really like them!)
I used the slot punch at the bottom right and tied the Martha Ribbon into a bow and finished off this peice with the baubles I found! Not the real deal dew drops, but I am not to picky. I love them and they were cheap too...Char some of these are coming your way (when I get my **** together...LOL) Last I used a small sentiment from SU to stamp at the bottom and stamped "Thanks so much Mom" on the inside.
Have a great Day! And don't forget I have a SEA of posts for you this week. :)
Cardstock: PTI stampers select, SU bashful blue, always artichoke
Ink: bashful blue, always artichoke, basic brown, going grey, basic black, pretty in pink
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear, Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: Martha Stewart Binding
Other: Baubles ??, Cuttlebug, swiss dots & textile emboss folders, dimensionals, square scallop nestabilities
Friday, April 18, 2008
This week I was awarded the Arte y Pico Award by fellow Blogger's Challenger, Lynn Mercurio. Lynn is on the Design team for Papertrey Ink and does incredible work. She inspires many of us and enjoy visiting her blog on a regular basis. The idea of the award is to pass it on to 5 other bloggers whom you think are creative and contribute a lot to the blogging community and I am so thrilled and honored to get this award from Lynn. Thanks a Bunch Lynn *hugz*
That being said I know would like to past this wonderful award to 5 of my fellow bloggers. Be ure to check out these great and inspiring blogs.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I started this card with the standard size Stamper's Select Cardstock from PTI and added the 3 x 4 piece of floral pattern paper, which I inked around the edges with Spring Moss Exclusive Palette ink.
Then I cut a piece of c/s 4 x 2.25 and inked the entire thing with the moss ink, my solution for not having bought the spring moss paper. I will be fixing that with my April order.
Next I took my medium solid dot stamp from Polka Dot Basics and added spring moss to the centers of the circles on the pattern paper and adhered it to my card. After that I added a 1 inch strip of the dot paper.
Then I grabbed a 12 inch strip of the spring moss saddle stitch ribbon and pulled the white stitching to give my ribbon the ruffle. I fell in LOVE this look when I saw THIS card at the PTI Blog Hop. To stop it from straightening out I tied to 2 strands of white together and finishing arranging the ruffles. Then I attached it over the strip with tape runner.
For the "Scalloped Flower" I punched a Marvy Giga scalloped circle and a scalloped circle using my SU pinch. On the large scallop, I stamped the 2 different circle patterns from the Borders & Corners Circle set. I also stamped the "thinking of you" circle from that set in the spring moss and punched it out with the 1 1/4 punch. Then I layered the three pieces on the card. (after cutting off the bottom 3/4 inch of the large scallop) I used glue at the bottom of the scallops and then for some depth I added a dimensional to the tops and lightly bent in the scallops!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
For this card I started by cutting a peice of Stamper's Select cardstock 4.25 (w) x 11 scoring it at 5.5. Then I cut off the bottom of one of the sides approximately 2.5 inches. Then cut 1 inch off the length of that piece. Next score that piece .5 of an inch from top to bottom of the 2.5 side. I then covered the square area of that peice with lots of delicious layers of the pink patterns paper. I added some machine stitching in brown, added the bow and attached it to the flap.
Next, I cut the inside card liner - 4 x 5.25 and glued it in. Adding the flap over the top with the .5 inch score to the right hand side. I also cut a strip of paper to cover the .5 inch piece.
On the other flap I cut a peice of thin paper (standard computer printer paper) to 2.25 (w) x 3.5 (L). I took small scraps (yes scraps...I wouldn't dare throw them away!!!) and attached them randomly trimming any excess. Once I was done I zig zagged all the seams with my sewing machine, again in the brown.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I took a tangerine colored paper (from a Costco pack) and cut it at the borderde with my Martha Stewart border punch. then I wrapped the Spring Moss ribbon around in a simple knot. The I used the negative effect embossing with the Cuttlebug.
After I attached the embossed peices I made the little tag at the bottom. I used the Papertrey Ink Borders & Corners Circles & the text from Mixed Messages.
All in all, I think this is a style of card I may need to try again in different layouts and colors.
Have a Great Day!!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Supplies: PTI Stampers select white, SU soft sky, chocolate chip, STAMPS: PTI Borders & Corners Mono. Ed. & Mixed Messages, American Craft ribbons, palette burnt umber ink, SU soft sky ink, CB swiss dots E/F, clip & safety pin from MM.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
For this card I used the 2 new colors (Feb release) to stamp the flower thingies?? Not sure what they are...lol But they look purdy! Then I stamped the flower pot with my Burnt Umber cube (yeah I will be needed a full size and refill of that little baby) Look how smooth and clean it stamps. No blotchies! Then I cut two slits on either side of the flower pot and wrapped satin Aqua mist ribbon through and knotted it.
After I used my swiss dots CB embossing folder, which I was finally able to find locally thank goodness, I matted it on vanilla and added another stripe of satin ribbon. Then I stamped the thank you from the thank you berry much sentiment of green thumb (cubes are great for that) and I set it in a peice of my very first ever hodgepodge. Crap, now I think I need the other kinds too...LOL!
So that's it, pretty basic but still pretty! Any of you in love with the new hodgepodge???
Thanks for visiting....
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...
Wow...awesome blog candy! I loved your blog hop card...super creative!
April 1, 2008 9:45 PM
Email Me your snail mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Also I will need you to sed me which email address to send your PTI Gift Certificate to!
I also wanted to take the time to make a few responces to everyones comments on the blog candy thread. Y'all had me giggling!! Before I start, Thank you to each and every one of you that takes the time out of your blog surfing to pay me a visit. If you leave me a comment leave your link I would love to check out your blog as well.
SO! The frst commenter:
Mary: Yes PTI Addict I am indeed. My March Buy it all package has gone astray thanks to me having shipped within the states to my FIL and leaving it in the hands of a male....so I feel like my world has ended...LMBO!!!
Em said this: "YAY 10,000. Random fact... I'm afraid of needles... can't look at them in a book, screen, or in real life. hahaha Big chicken..." all I have to sa is DITTO! Yet I have a tattoo and want more?!? Go figure. Wanted to mention also that I love the PTI cards you posted yesterday LOVE the last one!!
Allison said Clowns are creepy...Makes me think of Stephen King's "It" eeeeekkk!!!
Kerry Morgan just bought 2 sets and I say this....It only takes one to become addicted!!! HAHA Enjoy them PTI has the best stamps ever.
Allison from Stampin When I Can: You dont have the out on a limb yet?!? what are ya waiting for? Thats one of my favs for sure!! Here is a link for ya just in case.....Out on a Limb *winks* Oh and I love the new layout on your blog.
Jen & I are related to Gene Simmons as we can both touch our tongues to are nose!! LMBO Jus Kidding!! Oh I just noticed that Cheryl KVD can too... Welcome to the Fam Cheryl. :)
Then of course, Charlene came by thinking I was trying to trick her into picking ONLY one fave PTI set...lol OK usted. But I totally agree there is no way to pick only one!!
Kelsey helped design the Papertrey Ink set Everyday Blessings (of which February's Design paper was named also) Which is a breath taking, inspiring set that I still need to buy. Anway, Kelsey, One county? ever? WOW I can hardly imagine, but it must be a GREAT place to live!!
Amy posted this as a random fact and I nearly cried I was laughing so hard......."Random fact:The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C" Thanks for the chuckle Amy!!
Sara from The Desperate Stamper is afraid of spiders. Can I get an "Amen"to that
Little Shout out to Regan. Hey Girl!!!
Catt871 is allergic to Carrots and Celey......well! The things that make you go hmmmmmm? Thats a first for me. Very Interesting!
Alright, So thanks again for all who entered and perhaps next time!! See you soon.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Anyway, Have a great day!
In this picture of the goodies you will receive are:
the size that useto be on the site, These are small but oh so cute)