Sunday, September 30, 2007

5-in-1 Template Box

Here's the link to the instructions for the 5-in-1 template box:
Template Box

Alcohol Inks Tutorial

Supplies: Jim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator, Jim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution,
Adirondack Alchohol Inks , Non-porus Item (i.e Glossy card stock, metal, plastic). Here I used a plastic trash container.

Step 1: The Alcohol Ink applicator comes with a strip of felt that you need to put on the bottom of the applicator. Once you've placed the felt on the applicator, take your inks of choice and blot them onto the felt-make sure the colors dont run together.

Step 2. Take the applicator and start "stamping" the color onto your item (remember to "stamp" down in a different direction each time).
Once you cover your item you can either leave it like it is:

you can take the blending solution and add it to your applicator. With the blending solution on the applicator stamp it around your item, like you did with the ink. This gives it more of a marbled look.

Step 3. Let it dry and you're done!

And The WINNER IS...

Brenda said...
Wow, such sweet candy! Thanks for this chance to win! I'd love to see a tutorial on how you made your "cider 5 in 1 box"...too cute! Keep up the great work!~Brenda

Please email me your address so I can mail out your goodies! I'll post your tutorial later on tonight.

Thanks to all that played!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Address Book

I'm getting a head start on my stocking stuffers! I made this address book for my MIL who's favorite color is of course BLUE! All I did to make this was take a plain sheet of chipboard and cut it into two 3.5x5.5 rectangles. I covered both sides with coordinating paper from SU's double sided DSP-porcelain print. I know some people use modgpodge to cover their chipboard, but I found that using my tombo mono-multi works just as good and is a lot less messy! For the front I punched the large photo corner from blue bayou card stock, and then I punched the scalloped circle from the procelain prints paper. The main image is a 13/8 cicle punch of whisper white cs. I stamped the letter "v" from my whimsical alpha lower in blue bayou and then sponged river rock and certainly celery around it. The ribbon on the front and around the coils are SU! blue bayou double stitched and certainly celery narrow organdy. Well now I have to make my hr drive to biological chemistry (what fun!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

~* Blog Candy *~

I finally reached the 1500 mark!! As a thank you to all of you wonderful people who have made this happen, I'm going to treat you to my first blog candy!! I hope you all like it (remember I'm on a students budget lol)!! If you're interested in winning just post a comment about a technique you would like me to post, I'll draw a name on Sunday, September 30, at 7pm cst.

Season of Joy

For some reason all the pictures I take of my cards always turn out too dark. I've tried everything I can think of, if you have any good suggestions please let me know! Now, for this card I used a 41/2 x 9 sheet of bravo burgundy to make the card base. The second layer is a 4x4 square of vintage ornaments from basic grey. I used my cuddlebug d'vine swirls folder for the basic grey pine strip, which measures 31/2 x 1. The main image is 3 x 2, the stamps are from the season of joy set. For the christmas tree I used old olive and summer sun for the star. The background "snowflakes" are stamped in soft sky. For the sky and ground I just used my sponge daubers and SU! chalk.

Supplies Stamps: season of joy Paper: su-bravo burgundy, white, basic grey-fruit cake Ink: old olive, summer sun, soft sky Accessories: stickles, photo corner punch, d'vine swirls embossing folder, silver brads.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Christmas Book

I made this with my new bind it all. On each tab I'm going to write a family memembers name. On the index cards I'll write their christmas list, this way when I go shopping I'll have everyone's wish list on hand! All the designer paper is basic grey fruitcake, the ribbon is kraft taffeta, burgundy grosgrain, and target dollar spot green grosgrain. The coils for the bind it all are zutter chocolate 3/4" (please ignore the fact that I binded it wrong!).

Thursday, September 20, 2007


This is my submission for CC132 over at SCS. For the main image I stamped the pumpkin and two leaves from Fall Whimsy with Stazon onto watercolor paper. To color them in I used markers and a blender pen. For the grass and sky I used my sponge daubers and chalk.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: fall whimsy, fundamental phrases, tres chic Paper: chocolate chip, really rust, river rock dsp Ink: river rock, stazon black Markers: really rust, pumpkin pie Chalk: gable green, green galore, garden green, brillant blue, bashful blue Accessories: sponge daubers, oval punches, marvy giga scalloped circle, marvy mega circle.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Brocade Box

Can you tell I've been playing with my new toy?! The paper I used for this coaster box is kraft and brocade background. The ribbon is SU! chocolate chip taffeta. I purchased my chipboard from Emily Giovanni, she sells them for a very fair price, and since I live in the same city I get to save on shipping :)
**ETA: The font I used for this project is called "Susie's hand"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bind It All

YIPPY, my bind it all came today ( I SO love my UPS man!). As soon as he dropped it off I opened it up, watched the DVD and got to work! I made this for my mom, to write all her BSF ask's in. It matches the journal I made her. All the paper and ribbon is SU!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Haunting Acetate

I'm so excited about this card, I REALLY like the way it turned out. The card is 5x5 and I used my sanded background stamp for the base. For all the other stamping I used my brand spankin new haunting halloween set. The main image is a 2.5 square layerd on a basic black 3x3 square. The pumpkin pie strip is 1x5.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: haunting halloween, sanded Paper: acetate, not quite navy, pumpkin pie, basic black, white Markers: old olive, basic black, pumpkin pie, night of navy, really rust, banana. Accessories: blender pen, 1 3/8 circle punch, scalloped circle punch.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Baby

YIPPY, I'm so happy that I FINALLY got a chance to stamp this week! Between School, Kylie and Kyle's doctor appointment I have had no time for anything! Anywho-I made this card for my sister, who just found out she is 8 weeks prego. She already has a little girl and since I want a nephew I made her a little boy congrats card :)
SUPPLIES Stamps: bundle of joy, sanded, absolutely fabulous, fundamental phrases Paper: bashful blue, almost amethyst, real red Ink: so saffron, real read, bashful blue, almost amethyst Accessories: 1 3/4, 1 1/4 circle punch, large and small oval, scalloped circle.

Friday, September 14, 2007


Look what I get to look forward to!

Bind it All

So, I finally talked my husband into letting me buy a bind it all, now I just need to know where's the best place to buy the coils! If you know of some great places please post a comment!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Yes Another B.S.F Journal

My mom and grandmother start their 4th year of BSF today. As a little thank you for watching kylie while I go to school, I made my granny a journal to keep all her notes. The chipboard letters are from Bazzill and everything else is SU!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


I demo'd this for a workshop today. I really thought it wouldn't work BUT it REALLY DOES!! The card is a 4.25 square of blue bayou stamped with the "sanded" background stamp. For the scratch-n-sniff I used berry blue kool-aid.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Bree's Thank You..

I made this for my new downline (YIPPY!) I'm moving on up the Stampin' Up! ladder! The card is a 4.25 square of soft sky. I'm so happy I finally got to use my new photo corner punch! The layout is from Beate's WSC.
Supplies: Stamps: noteworthy, like it a latte, linen Paper: soft sky, lovely lilac dsp, rose red dsp Ink: soft sky, lovely lilac and rose red Accessories: marvy giga scalloped circle, oval punches, photo corner punch.

Monday, September 3, 2007

For My Hubby...

This weekend Kylie and I went camping with my folks. Kyle was orginally going to go with us, but he was asked to do some video work on sunday, so sadly he had to stay behind. I didn't want him to feel left out so I made him a little love note :)

SUPPLIES: Stamps: sweet on you Paper: cutie pie, purley pomegranate love note Ink: bashful blue, wild wasabi.