Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bouncing Baby Lil

When Lillian first got her bouncer we had to put pillows under it so she could bounce. No pillows needed now, she can bounce and bounce and bounce even with bare feet!
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Pink Lily Card

Here's a simple way to use my new Lily Stamp Set. Here's what you will need:

Cardstock in white and pink
The Speciall Lily stamp set from MSRS
Glacier White embossing powder
Versamark Inkpad or similar pigment inkpad
Paper Soft paint in Rose and a foam brush applicator  from Viva-Decor (a dye inkpad in a similar color and a stipple brush will work well as a substitute).
Paper cutter
Heat tool
Craft knife and cutting mat
double sided tape or glue
foam mounting tape or pop dots

Cut the white cardstock to make a 5"x7" folded card, cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece and a 3 1/4" x 5" piece.
Cut the pink cardstock into a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece and a 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" piece
Layer the pink 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" and the white 5" x 3 1/4" cardstock on the front of the folded card as frames.
Stamp the background stamp onto the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white cardstock using the Versamark pad. Emboss using the Glacier White embossing powder. Cut out around the outer frame of the stamped image.
Stamp the large Lily onto the pink 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock using the Versamark inkpad. Emboss with Glacier White embossing powder.
Color the Lily before you cut it out. Open the Paper Soft and tap the foam brush gently on the foam insert inside the jar. Color the Lily by applying the loaded foam brush flat against the paper surface and in a round and round hand motion work the color from the center outward.Cut the Lily out with scissors. Use a craft knife and cutting mat to cut away the inside areas as shown in the finished card.
Color the background the same way as the Lily making the background panel dark pink at one end and light pink at the other.
Attached the colored background to the front of the card inside the frame pieces. Attach the cut out Lily using foam tape or pop dots for a 3D effect.

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Pink Lily Steps

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Monday, January 30, 2012

More vintage Blog Candy!

Here's a lucky seven set of manly rubber stamps from my discontinued wood mounted collection. Just make a comment on this blog entry for a chance to win them all. A winner will be chosen at random one week from today on February 6. Good luck!
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

I had a blast yesterday teaching for the first time at Gee Gee's Stamps & Stuff in Carlsbad. Why has it taken me so long to get up there? Great store, great students great classroom with really good light (important!) and fresh air through the open back door. Only thing that surprised me was the Amtrak whistle when the train passes by. Everybody says I will get used it. Thanks Ken & Gayle, looking forward to a great year with you!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine's Day Card

Here's a card from my Hearts & Flowers class yesterday. The colorful background was made from one of Carla's blouses. I (got her permission) laid the blouse on the flatbed scanner and scanned the image into my computer, saved it and printed it out on photo cardstock. If you would like to make something similar just print out the background yourself. You can use a free program like Picasa from Google, to size the image from 3 1/2" x 5" up to a full page. Go raid your closet and have fun!
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cranes Contact Sheet

As promised to some of my students in the "Flight of the Cranes" class at Memories Live On here's a contact sheet for making one of the projects from this weekend. Enjoy!
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