June 15, 2008
WOW! All of the DT members at Friday Sketchers keep pumpin' out awesome sketches. I can't believe how quickly this card came together yesterday afternoon, a true sign of a fabulous sketch, smile! Thanks, Jacqueline, it was great fun to work with your sketch!!!
I decided I would use this little Tingla stamp as I haven't made a card with her yet and I thought I would use up the scraps of Fancy Pants paper that I used to make a mini-album with last weekend (love,love,love this paper)! As I was getting my "mise en place" before getting inky, smile. I had another one of those light bulb moments and went back to my stamp binder to grab my Magnolia cloud stamp. I stamped Tingla on the blue cloud-like side of the FP Confetti pp and (I made a mask but my dh pointed out later that I probably didn't have to, oh well.) then I stamped the cloud upside-down for her to lie on. I stamped two more clouds off the edge of the pp to look as if they were floating by in the background. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with my circle Nestibilites die and added some crystal Stickles. I stamped Tingla again on Georgia Pacific White Cardstock with Archival Brilliance Graphite black ink and coloured it with my Copic markers, added crystal Stickles to her wings and let it dry before I cut it out. Then I adhered it with some pop-dots on to the stamped image on the blue pp.
The card base is 6x6 and is cut from a piece of Bazzill Basics Orange Bling Cardstock. I inked all the edges of the pp and adhered them to the card. I used the small scalloped circle Nestibilites to cut a mat for the main image out of the "wheat" coloured side of the Jubilate pp. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Kelly Panacci Baby clear stamp set with brown Staz-On ink on a tag from the FP die-cut sheet, inked the edges, added a MM gemstone brad and some pink American Craft ribbon before attaching the main image of Tingla to the card.
So, I have some exciting news to share, grin!!! Do ya wanna know what it is??? Well, I am absolutely on cloud 9, smile!!! Cuz I have been chosen to be on the DT for my LSS, The Scrapbook Academy, YAY!!! When I went to the store yesterday, Jackie, gave me my first DT kit....oh, sooooo exciting!!! I can't wait to make my very first DT assignment...eeekkk!
Thanks for stopping by, having a look and for sharing in my excitement! I hope you have a heavenly day!!!
June 14, 2008
So, have ya noticed I love my music and love adding songs to my blog that "co-ordinate" with the theme of the card or the theme of my post. I love to rock out when I am in my scrapbooking room and I also, really like using the lyrics from my favourite songs as the sentiment on a card or for the title of a scrapbooking page...music is such great inspiration for me! Well, for this card I used part of a line from the song "She Will be Loved" by Maroon 5 (one of my favourite bands and I just love Adam Levine. He is such a hottie,lol!!) Whenever I hear this song I am really struck by this line "It's not always rainbows and butterflies...it's compromise that moves us along". whoa, isn't that the truth!
Another one of my favourite things is collecting fonts. One font that caught my eye recently is called "Dear Joe Four". You may have seen it yourself at your LSS, It is used on some of the new Prima packaging. I searched for it on the many free font sites available on the net and found it (or one that is pretty darn close to it) on dafont.com. I think this font is also very close to the font used in the MFT set By the Sea Shore. The only down side is the free version available on dafont doesn't come with punctuation.
So, for this card I used a piece of the Core'Dinations Cardstock for the 6X6 base and distressed the edges. The pp is from the Prima Marketing 5X7 paper stack, Sasha Collection. I stamped the main image of Tilda Med Maskros (one of my very first Magnolia stamps and one of my all time favourites too) on Georgia Pacific White Cardstock with Archival Brilliance Graphite Black ink and coloured it with Copic markers. Then I matted it on a peice of orange Core'Dinations cardstock that I distressed the edges of with the Tim Holts Tonic Distressing tool. I added a few of my new Prima flowers that I picked up at Micheals and blinged them up with some crystal Stickles and MM gemstone brads. I added the crystal Stickles to Tilda's wings and used a yellow Sakura stardust Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to the dandelion. I printed the the lyric from the song on a strip of velum and adhered it to the card with some transparent double-sided squares.
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.
June 08, 2008
Here is an example of how I cut up my rub-ons and use them to suit my needs. The black Mellisa Frances rub-on originally said happy holidays and I cut the "holi" part out and cut of the "s" and layered the reaming "happy day" over the word happy on the die cut.
So, When I feel a little better...later this afternoon, (let's keep our fingers crossed)! I will run up to Wal-Mart and print the pics from last night, to add to the album. Thanks for stopping by and having a look, leave a comment too. I love reading them and then I will pop on over to your blog and have a look-see, smile!
June 01, 2008
So, When I was at the Scrapbook Academy yesterday I picked up the new MFT sets, Friends Furever and Gone to the Dogs. I decided to use the Friends Furever set for Sketch #4 at Friday Sketchers. I stamped it with Archival Brilliance Black Graphite ink on Georgia Pacific paper and coloured it with Copic markers and inked the edges. The card base is 6X6 and cut from Bazzill Basics card stock, watermelon. The pp is from a 5X7 Prima pad from the Breathe collection that I picked up at Micheals. I really like the patterns and the colours, it is just too bad, they didn't have it in square, 6X6 or 8X8 pads, though. I used Technique Tuesday Postage stamp FUNdementals as a guide to make the border and inked all the edges of the pp. The sentiment is stamped on two QK ribbon slider 2X2 die cut from the pp and I added some American Craft ribbon. I also, cut four photo corners with a QK 2x2 die and added them to the stamped image. Then, I stamped the inside sentiment on the dog bone tag stamp, cut it out, added a heart brad and pop-dotted it.
Well, I gotta take a quick trip to the grocery store and pick up some things to make lunches with for tomorrow. I guess all this fun had to come to end sometime, lol! Thanks for stopping by! have a great Sunday afternoon!
Oh, I wanted to give a shout out to Bella. She was one of the 10 fabulous ladies in my class yesterday and she posted her acrylic album on her blog. Go have a look...it is gorgeous!!!