Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/30

I am so excited about this week's sketch!!!! You can see the sketch and see what the other Sketch Challenge Team Members created here. I loved it when I saw it and knew immediately what I was going to do with it (for once LOL!) So without further ado, here it is:


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes

Cardstock: Kraft, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Going Grey

Ink: Chocolate Chip Marker, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa Classic inks and Garden Green Craft

Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, 1/4" hole punch

Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Diva Sketch Challenge 5/23

FINALLY!!!! Here it is! You can see the sketch and what the other team members did over at the UDI blog

This is a wonderful techinque called "Wet Stencils" I learned from Technique Junkies (for more info on Technique Junkies check out I will be teaching this technique at my Technique Class on June 5th.

Stamps: Refuge and Strength
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Acetate
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Tulipe die, Brayer, spritzer, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

Have a great weekend!

Saturday Sketch Challenge

My sketch challenge for today is still under Construction. Please check back after 2 pm CST for my project. THANKS!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/16

I had so much fun with this card! Here's a picture of the outside:

And I made the inside a gift card holder ('cept I put cash in it).

You can't tell very well from the picture but the hat pops up. I used the top layer of the cake die for it. I learned that if you put a piece of cardstock larger than the circle, you can't put the piece of designer paper around the bottom unless you cut slots in the side for the top to slide into.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your day. We will be travelling to Oklahoma City to attend my nephew's Graduation. It will be really good to spend the day with Ralph's sisters and their families.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/9

Is it Saturday again? Another rainy saturday here and I don't have to go anywhere. My sister bought Benjamin Button so hopefully we will watch that today. Can't wait! I haven't seen it yet.

Here's my sketch for the week:
Thanks to Andrea Walford, I am in love with Urban Oasis and Kraft!!!!! Here's the supplies for this card:
Set: Oval All
Cardstock: Urban Oasis, Basic Gray, Kraft
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Oval Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Specials

Woo hoo! National Scrapbooking Month is here! Friday was the actual day and we had Technique class and had a blast. Look for an email from me soon about my Scrapbooking Class this month! In the meantime, feast your eyes on these specials!
A recap:
1. Designer Papers and 12x12 Textured Cardstock - Buy three get one FREE!
2. Become a Demonstrator with a special Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $75!!!!
3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalog at 20% off!!!!!
Contact me for more info or visit my SU Website!
Talk to you soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lining Stamped Images up with Matchbox Die

I've read a post over at Stampin' Addicts trying to figure out the best way to get stamped images lined up on the labels cut from the Matchbox Die. I was reading this again tonight and inspiration hit. I took the cardboard that came with the die and cut it to 2 1/4" x 7", placed it over the labels section and ran it through the Big Shot . Next I stamped the image, cut the cardstock down and taped it to the cardboard template centering it in the cutout , then I ran it through and voila, not perfect because I didn't tape all four sides but you get the idea. Here's some pics:

Hope this helps you!

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/2

It's a rainy day here in North Texas. I was supposed to do a craft show today but it has been postponed due to the Swine Flu outbreak. They are being very cautious about this. BUT, since the craft show was postponed I'm off to our first rehearsal of our Church Summer Musical, Music Man. We are very lucky to have a Tony Award Winning Producer, Mike Skipper as a member of our congregation and he has agreed to direct it. I know it will be great. I am playing Eulalie (the Mayor's wife of Grecian Urn fame).

Oh, I bet you want to see my creation for the challenge, huh? Well, here it is! You can see the sketch (which I altered a little) and what everyone else has done here on the UDI Blog.

Okay, it keeps loading it sideways and it's not saved like that, but you get the idea. This is actually an altered CD! I thought it was fun how the exposed CD is bright and Shiny for the "clean" side.

Here's the supplies:

Sizzix Naturally Serif die, CD, Bella Rose Paper, Crimper, Sticky Strip, Pretties kit, Clear buttons, Hemp, Scallop edge punch

I learned how to make the scallop trim from someon's blog (can't remember who, but thank you!). It's very easy, just cut a 1" strip of DSP and punch along the edge with the Scallop Edge Punch. Run this strip through your crimper. I then trimmed it to about 1/2". The crimping of it allows it to be flexible and it will tape down beautifully!

Have a great weekend!!!!