Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sweet Summer

I'm on a roll!!  Well, at least I hope so. I actually got a layout done this morning.  Just in time for me to add some of our summer pictures to it.  I used a sketch from one of Amy Elkins layout blueprint books.  I love her sketches.  Of course, I had to add some Diamond Glaze to it. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Card

I made this sympathy card last night.  It came together pretty quickly.  I used Walk in my garden cartridge for the flower and leaf.  The stamp is from a set from the Angel Co. that I've had for quite awhile.  I'm hoping I'll have some time this weekend to create.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

Cherry on Top Award

We've been on vacation and look at what I came home to!!  I'm so excited my very first blog award.  Thank you Christina, I'm so very flattered that you would choose my blog.  Please check out her blog here.

I'm supposed to list three things I like about myself - Oh boy, this is hard!!
1. I'm a caring person
2. That I enjoy creating
3. I love my family and friends

The fourth thing we're do to is post our favorite picture.  This picture was taken a few years ago and I just love it.  It's of my Dad cuddling my daughter.  One of the very few I have of them being so close.

The best part, I now get to pass this award on to 5 other blogs.  Please check them out:

The rules in accepting this award are:

1. you must thank the person who passed it on to you:  Done.

2. copy award to your blog.  Done.

3. list three (3) things you love about yourself, Done

4. post a picture that you love on your blog,  Done

5. pass award on to five (5) others  Done

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I won

Take a look at what I received in the mail.  I won some blog candy last week from 2kraftygirls and I received my prize yesterday.   I can hardly wait to start playing with these stamps.  If you haven't checked out Connie and Susan's blog, I suggest you hop on over to their site.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My favorite new technique

As many of you know, I'm taking Claudine Hellmuth's class over at BPS.  I've been a little behind on our homework for the last couple of weeks, but I finally had a chance to catch up this weekend.  I wanted to share what I've been working on, plus what has become my favorite of all of the new techniques that we've done.

It's an image transfer onto the back of Sticky back canvas.  What I used was a piece of double sided scrapbook paper and it was so easy and I love how it turned out.  When you are wanting to turn a piece of scrapbook paper into a "fabric" look this is the technique to turn to!! 
The next technique was Extra time photo tinting.  It's where you take a black and white photo and tint it with acrylic paint and extra time.  I had to do this one a couple of times to try and get the hang off it.  It just doesn't turn out good if you try and go over it twice.

One of our assignments for this past week was an embossing technique using the backside of the Sticky back canvas.  I have to say that I am loving using this canvas!  This technique was to create a faux leather look.  I used a Tim Holtz mask and then some red embossing powder, then after removing the mask everything was set using my heat gun.  Then I dusted the white part with Perfect Pearls, I of course had to play around with a couple of different colors!

I'll share one last technique with you and that was a Faux Batik.  We used the Multi Medium and a foam stamp.  Then when it was dry we used watered down acrylic paint to go over it.  I really want to play with this technique again as I like the look's of it and this would really make a neat background paper for a layout. 
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of these techniques.