Friday, August 28, 2009
As promised....here it is....I must tell you I did cheat a bit. I placed the stamped suede on a card I'd made previously....it's just laying there. I will make a card or use this on a scrapbook page later. Now for my friends that know about butterflies in my projects....yup....there are two little reasons to use the butterflies! so now you know....stamping on suede....works and it's beautiful!
I played a bit more with the suede paper and tried to heat emboss on it. It was not successful. I could make the embossing powder stick on the pigment ink, however, it also stuck on the suede and didn't make a very clean image. Dry embossing using the Cuttlebug folders, and the Sizzix plates works very well. I've not tried any other machine, I would imagine dry embossing will work on most all machines. Enough playing, have a wonderful Saturday.
To close.....I didn't do a new project but for Carolyn and Karen.....I did learn you can rubber stamp on suede paper.....and to make Karen and Carolyn happy.....I'll post it tomorrow!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The inside was a challenge. I wanted to cut the shape of a hexagon and mount to another that was a 1/4 inch larger hexagon. After several attempts and much grumbling....I decided to do what you see....and I liked it!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Here is what I made. I think Fall must be one of my favorite times of the year. I love the colors, I love the changes in landscape and I even love the thought of winter arriving, after all, who could feel guilty about crafting when it's raining or snowing?
I'm not fond of my handwriting, so when I make the inside to my cards, I always attach the sentiment area with re-positionable tape. That way, I can remove the area from the card and do my sentiment using my computer. I know...scrapbook folk like hand written, and I agree (sometimes).
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I'm liking this.....So, not wanting to quit playing....I wanted to see what would happen if I placed my "Quilt" piece on different colored backgrounds....First on Orange......
The orange squares really popped! Then on Yellow......
Wow....that's different! Then I thought I was putting my "quilt" onto brown, but the photos made the background look blue.....so here's another version.....
Now what? I guess I will have to make something.....
One of my very favorite Blogs is created by Holly's Hobbies on the blog page Today's Creations. I found this pattern on her page and fell in love. Above is the card I created using the pattern on Holly's blog page.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
As I was leaving, I thought maybe I should purchase another kit and work on it at home. This kit was different than the first two. This kit consisted of papers and embellishments. I had to create whatever layout I wanted. I decided to make a card. Actually, this kit turned out to be pretty cost effective. I think I can get a minimum of 5 cards out of the papers. So... for $6.99 that's a great deal!
I got up early this morning (the dogs find it necessary to get up at 5:00 AM to bark at whatever is going bump in the dark...usually a raccoon. I decided to get started on a card. I used Mojo Monday's Week 94 Sketch. There I go, not thinking again....I'm beginning to like this! I used the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles for the background on the brown paper. I also used the Cuttlebug Maple Leaf. The papers and embellishments all came from a kit Karen put together. Notice, there is no sentiment! Sometimes it's nice to have a card you can use for what ever you'd like. This is one of those cards. I can always add a sentiment later...or just write a quick note inside.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I should be cleaning my craft room, but I wanted to share a card I made yesterday, during an inspirational moment, while cleaning house!
Friday, August 7, 2009
My daughter took these photos of the Capitol in Madison WI. The dome of the capitol is lit with blue lights to help make people aware of child abuse. The dome is also lit in pink for breast cancer awarness and red for healthy heart awareness. I'm a proud mom, but as an independent thinker....I believe she truly is a great photographer. If you want to see more of her work, check out: http://www.amylynnschereck.com/
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I'm off to craft with friends. I do hope I accomplish a finished project....I do know I will have a great time with great people.