Friday, December 26, 2008

Altered Weekly Planner

I altered these weekly planners for the Kaitlyn and Austin's teacher for Christmas. The stamp is Teachabella from Stamping Bella. I colored the image with Copics. I'm getting ready to order some more Copics because I've heard they are raising their prices next month as much at $.50 to $1.00 each! Not sure if this is accurate or not but it saddens me because I have just started my Copic collection and have soooooo many more colors to go.

Christmas Tree Album

I made this Christmas tree shaped album for a class that I taught. I really like how it turned out and everyone seemed to enjoy it even though it took longer than expected to finish.

I ended up giving this album to my sister for Christmas.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Page Maps Challenge

Here is a card I did for the Page Maps Card Challenge.
As I soon as I saw the sketch and it had a butterfly on it I immediately thought of the Ambrosia line from Basic Grey. I have the paper with butterflies but decided not to use that one. I embossed the butterfly, sentiment and bottom in black embossing powder. This was the first time I used all three of these stamped. The Thank You stamp is from CTMH. The butterfly is from Autumn Leaves and so is the bottom stamp. It's called "On The Edge". I colored the butterfly with Copics. I had fun blending the colors in the wings. This is also the first time I have used embroidered lace and I really like how it looks.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Altered Canisters

I have several of these American Crafts canisters from their flowers. Which were all bought at Big Lots for a really good deal. : ) I kept all the empty ones knowing I wanted to do something with them and here is what I did. It was VERY easy and fast. I had a circle punch that fit the top of the lid perfectly. Then I used my scallop punch (SU) on top of that with some flowers. Pop dots make it stand up a bit more. Added the paper around the outside. Added a ribbon and then put a little stone hanging from the knot. I got the stones and the heart from my little basket of old and broken jewerly. I knew they would come in handy some time. I gave the 3 matching ones to my neices (ages 18 - 25) and the other one to their mom (my sister). I did my sisters to match the rolodex that I gave her earlier.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My New Year's Resolution - hehe

When I saw this stamp at Hobby Lobby, on sale of course, I just had to get it. It's pretty close to the truth sad to say.

What's different about this stamped image is that I paper pieced it. This is the first time I have ever done one. I probably should have picked an image that didn't have such intricate detail but I didn't do such a bad job if I don't say so myself. I paper pieced, the flower, chair, pillow, cat, her hair, shoes and dress. I even included a BIG close up so you can see all my mistakes but hopefully I covered them well.

I made this a challenge on a CafeMom scrap group that I am part of the admin. Here are some links that show how this technique is done.

Gina K Designs - Tutorial
Stamping with Di - Tutorial
Jeanne Streiff dresses Bella
Jeanne Streiff dresses the headless woman

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hot Wheels

This is one of the everyday pages that I really don't scrap often enough. Austin is really into Hot Wheels Trick Tracks right now. This time I actually thought about getting the camera and taking pictures while he played. Kaitlyn was in there and of course had to get in on the action too. I love the saying on the sticker, it goes perfectly with this. "Serious: def. Deeply interested or involved."

Monday, December 1, 2008

Black Friday Challenge from Stamp Something

I orginally heard about this challenge from Stamp Something over at Paper Craft Planet. This was a very easy card to put together but I think with the use of Stickles it makes it better. But of course Stickles ALWAYS makes things better! : )