Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm back!

edited to add: this will be my early posting of Scrapping Saturday... not sure I'll get another layout done this week. ;)

Hi all,
It been a while... but I'm back! :) Here's a layout I just finished for Jennifer McGuire's final Holiday Thinking Inking class and Hero Arts November Technique Challenge.

The main techniques I used: 1. Glossy Accents on my title 2. Inked and stamped on holly leaves before spraying with Perfect Pearls/ water 3. Stamped tree on Sticky Back Canvas and added embossing powder for snow.

Get Merry
Antique Flower Background
Old Letter Writing
Grenadine and Eggshell Layering Papers
Red Metallic Decor

HA shapes for the Silhouette:

Merry Christmas -
Holly -

Thanks for looking! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Money Tree" Card & "Do Not Open" Gift Card with Nichol Magouirk

Please come visit me here today: 2 peas in a bucket. I was asked to play along with Nichol Magouirk in making gift card holders or money cards. So much fun and such an honour! If you scroll down to the guest projects mine is the one with the Christmas Tree Card and Owl Card. All the details are over there. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Faux Chipboard

I made this layout this week for Nichol Magouirk's Making the Most of your Die Cut Machine class over at 2peas. The challenge was to cut multiple copies of the same image and adhere them together to make faux chipboard. Such a fun technique! I used it for the scissors, comb, and 'C' and love the dimension it created.

 Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Playing with Canvas

I made this card for Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking week 6 (stamping on different surfaces) and Hero Arts ink technique challenge. I did a take on the letterpress idea Jennifer shared a few weeks ago. I inked up the male side of the Tim Holtz snowflake embossing folder with Hero Arts chalk ink and ran it through my die cut machine with sticky back canvas. I then stamped on the sticky back canvas with the flourish stamp and also the friend definition stamp - which is hard to make out here.

HA: Holiday Sayings
Friend Definition
Flourish Background
Magical Background
Felt Snowflakes

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Back with a layout!

Back with another layout! This is one of my 2nd son (and his older brother) 4 years ago. Yikes! I have some catching up to do! :( Anyways, I love these pictures of them playing in the leaves and just how expressive and full of joy they are. :)

On an unrelated note, I just have to share some pics of what my oldest son likes to do for fun these days... using our "teddy bear counters" and "pattern blocks." He made the rink himself too. Detroit fan like his Dad.

                     The yellow bear is the ref and is about to drop the puck. :) So creative!

                               Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Who doesn't love twine?

Look at this GREAT giveaway of some wonderful twine from The Twinery I came across on the Ink Spot Workshop blog! Yum, yum, yum! The winner gets to choose 4 spools of this fabulous twine! Hoping this prize finds it's way home to me.... or maybe even you. ;)

Go check it out!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tag time!

As soon as I saw this cute little 'Do Not Open' stamp I knew I had to give it a home and use it for my Christmas tags this year. LOVE it!

I'm entering it in Hero Arts 'gift tags & homemade gifts' challenge.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Holiday Thinking Inking: Alcohol Inks

Sorry for my absence... I've been making some cards I can't show you yet. ;) I did however make this card yesterday for Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking class focusing on alcohol inks. I bought a set of three inks for Jennifer's first Thinking Inking course and really haven't used them much since. I really should be pulling them out more. This card was fun to make... especially with the sticky back canvas. :)

Thanks for looking! :)