Sunday, January 30, 2011

Coloring Fun

Well for Christmas (actually after) I treated myself to a few Copic Markers. They are so much fun. The circle picture of the house I colored without a clue as to what I was doing. I had some trouble with bleeding (especially with the blender pen). Then I turned to the trusty internet and watched a few tutorials - and I was off and coloring.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Festive Friday

Thank you for coming back for week two of our Festive Friday Blog Hop. I loved viewing all the creativity last time. Got some great ideas and encouragement to make more Christmas cards. You probably got to this sight from Katie's blog. Her cards are over the top beautiful. Thank you for continuing on and visiting again.

A few months ago I discovered crepe paper. It is so much fun to work with and very inexpensive. The tree was made with a paper cone. I gathered about 3 yards of crepe paper (on the sewing machine) and glued it to the cone with a hot glue gun. Next time - more rows. The card is embossed (may not show up in the first photo). The rosette is two strips (about 12") of crepe paper gathered on a needle and edged with glitter. The center is a snowflake, bow, and finished off with a pearl.

Here is a close up.

This is the last stop on the Festive Friday Blog Hop. If you did not start at the beginning you can go to Terri's blog and see all the great cards you missed. Thank you again for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fun Fun Class

On Sunday I took the most fun class with Terri Brush at the Urban Barn in Escondido, CA. I had taken two other soldering classes but none were as educational or encouraging as Terri's classs. The crown is a good beginners project because you get a lot of practice taping and soldering.  Plus - when you are finished you have a fun piece to take home. Everyone took home a beautiful crown.

The soldered piece on the  bottle I had done long ago.

Anxious to do more....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Festive Friday Create custom animated gifs at!

Thank you for visiting after viewing Katie's bog.

I'm excited about participating in a blog hop and creating Christmas cards. Usually I'm glad the stress of Christmas is over and ready to go on to other thing. This year was different. Things got crazy and the usual stuff just didn't happen.
I'm relatively new to stamping (about 2 years) and my stamp collection is limited. The flower below is a modified poinsettia using what I had.

Can't wait to see what everyone else had created. I have visited all the blogs and was very impressed at the creativity and talent. A special thanks to Terri Sproul for ALL her computer help. This is the last stop on our little hop, we hope you enjoyed yourself and come back in two weeks for our next one...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year - New Post

 I rescued (from the trash) a LARGE box of envelopes from my husband"s office. I knew there must be something to do with them.  I found this idea in a magazine. It's a great little portfolio for ATC's, gift cards, credit cards, frequent buyer cards, or whatever else is about the size of a credit card.

The biggest challenge was creating a closure that would keep whatever is in the pockets from falling out. What I came up with looks OK but surely won't last.