Monday, April 26, 2010
Well its beautiful here in Sunny San Diego ... and I am preparing to teach at Stamping Details this week along with the Scrapbook Expo . I have never made so made kits in my life . So as I was procrastinating today I went over to Michelle's blog and she had a really cute card on her blog that she made using some flowers . Well it inspired me and I went off on my own little voyage ..
Sometimes we get stuck only using stamps that are in the sets that we buy them with.
Well this card is using a variety of stamps paired together that you would not normally put together .
J-1148 Extra Large Daisy
J-1055 Large Trailing Butterflies
J-1048 Spirit of the Season
C-388 Just Because
Die Cuts Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels
Ink- Tim Holtz Pumice Stone
I forgot to add I did not use Copic Markers . I used colored pencils for the first time in two years.Sometimes its nice use other things.
So I challenge you to take a few different stamps and make a card out of them ...
I would love to see what you do email me pictures ....
Have a great day ... Dont forget to stamp today
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I colored the frame with Copic E43. For the grapes and leaves I used Prismacolor Pencils PC988 Marine Green and PC951 Dark Purple, which I blended with Gamsol. The ribbon is vintage.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We had a great afternoon yesterday. Two cakes, several dogs and a few family members all came to celebrate his birthday. Later we rode up to a local casino and enjoyed a beautiful room in their hotel overlooking a stunning garden and mini waterfalls. This morning he let me indulge myself and we had breakfast in bed. I let him know…that if he wasn't having any more birthdays…we could just stay twice as long on my birthday.
Being that I knew there would be several dogs at his little party…I thought this card would be perfect. Using the brand new set from The Rubber Café "Birthdays & Balloons", I made a fun gate fold card that reminded him…he was still among the living. Starting with a sheet of cream cardstock 6" x 10", I scored at 2 ½" & 7 ½", folded each gate in and decorated. The Nestabilities from Spellbinder are great for layered mats. Adding just a touch of brown brings out the blues and greens in this card.
The dogs in this set are toooo cute to pass up.The sentiments are very fun and funny. This is a great set for the dog lover, just the fun birthday or any other dog loving occasion.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I am a little late with my posting, sorry for that. Sometimes life is CRAZY! And when it is, nothing is better than to calm down with a hot cup of coffee or a nice cup of tea. I prefer coffee!
Simple design, with the Curled Mug stamp as main focus. Dosen’t it look like a hot yummy cup of coffee - with milk, always with milk, hence the light shade of the liquid! =P
Have a lovely new week!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The San Diego show is one of my favorite shows ... I get to see all my local friends ... most of you know I am never home .
So whats in store for National Scrapbook Day week-end ... Scrapbook Expo is putting on some cool crops each day and Night ....and tons of Workshops ... Have you ever wanted to take a class of nothing but Basic Grey , SEI , GCD studios ?This is your time to learn techniques from some of the leaders in the industry in scrapbooking, papercrafts and rubber stamping .
The Rubber Cafe has teamed up with Cosmo Cricket and we are teaching also ... there is still plenty of room .. This particular project was shown in my booth last year in San Diego and so many of you asked if I would teach this ... so here it is
The Rubber Cafe (1 Hour)
Difficulty Rating (Basic/Intermediate)
Taught by Melissa Forsyth
Do you ever sit and wonder.... What am I going to buy for her /him?? Birthdays are fast approaching and it looks like you are going to go with your old stand by GIFT CARD. What if you could give the gift card in a package that would make everyone say "How did she do that"? In this class you are going to learn how to make a 3-D gift card holder to knock everyone's socks off.... Even your own when you look at what you have created. When you leave this class you are going to be bubbling over with ideas.... of what you can use of your own craft supplies to re-create the project over and over again. We are going to use Cosmo Cricket paper, Petaloo Flowers, ribbon, adhesive, glitter and a whole lot more ..... Retail value of Kit $30.00. *There will be a prize drawing for class participants* Please bring hot glue gun & sticks, fabric tac, and scissors.
COSTS: $25.00 PRE-REGISTRATION, $27.00 AT THE DOOR
FRIDAY & SATURDAY - 3:30pm
We have coupons for $2.00 off admission .... all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will email you your coupons ... print as many as you like and pass them around ...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
When literature came in the mail about grad announcements, I opened it all and reviewed the information. With time running out, I almost went for the store bought versions...but I just couldn't see spending all that time and money and not getting what I want (cause...it's all about me...not him...right?). I finally decided I would put together something simple...I thought...and leave it at that. As it turns out...this wasn't that difficult. The school mascot is a soaring eagle. I went with this wonderful stamp from The Rubber Cafe. Using the Storybook cartridge, the Cricut was a great help for the numbers. The 0's had some little hook at the top and my son wouldn't go for that...so after the die cutting was finished we sat and trimmed off each hook. Since he was the one who didn't like it, I made him do most of the trimming.
I really enjoyed this process. I let my son pick the pictures and I didn't work to make it so complicated that it would be hard to finish in time. He's a handsome, well rounded kid and I couldn't be more proud to share him with you.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hi folks! Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and a lovely Easter Holliday for you who celebrate that. I’m back with another card with the most awesome butterfly – the Large Highwing Butterfly. I found this gorgeous quilt pattern challenge and simply HAD to give it a go. I used my Green at Heart paper pad and got to it.
Well, I don’t know about the pattern… Hehee, but the butterfly is magnificent in any surrounding. I tell ya, it’s even more fantastic in real life! This time, I clear embossed the butterfly on white cardstock, and simply inked it up with distress ink, and wiped it off with a baby wipe. Done.
Thanks for stopping by!