October 1, 2010

"Homemade" Autumn Scrapbook Paper! A Mini-Tutorial

I've used stamps to add interest to plain cardstock for scrapbooking but yesterday learned a great technique to make my own fall-themed paper from my great Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Maryanne. Will definitely use seashell stamps and ink to make tropical paper. It's easy and allows you to personalize the paper with your own colors, stamps.

Supplies: reinkers, baby wipes, plastic tray, French Foliage stamps.
Inks we used are Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Mostly Mustard

How to: Use 2 baby wipes in plastic tray and add a little bit of each of the reinker colors individually in a section of the wipe (colors will run a bit but that's okay). Use stamps on a clear block; press down onto the baby wipe but don't "squish" it or rub from side to side.. and stamp, voila! Also used a gray ink for the "postcard" text but you could highlight with "stampin spots" as well.

Picture doesn't do this justice because it's stamped on an ivory paper but in person = wow!

September 28, 2010

Game Day Dozen #1 + a Field Goal!

Okay, so last week the Game Day Dozen cards involved gluing little piece of paper to a bigger piece of paper which was one of my favorite things to do in kindergarten, I think. Coloring with my Copics reminds me of the wonderful invention known as 64 Crayola crayons, a staple in my former play diet. Now I've regressed into childhood to another of my favorite things way back then = paper dolls! No dolls in this week's game day dozen (+ a field goalfor 15!) but I did cut out 18 animals from some divine Anna Griffin paper to glue onto bigger paper (again) for "miss you" and "birthday" cards for OWH = little kids love "little kid" cards, I think, and I don't see a whole lot of those in Dixie's boxes.

If the Panthers keep playing as bad as they are, and they don't put my Steelers (Go, Steelers, 3-0!!!) on TV down here in NC I will be cuttin' and pastin' up a storm because the hometown team is just kinda painful to watch.. Need to get back into the OWH card sketch challenges.. the birthday month stuff they had looked like fun but way too much work to keep up with everyday!