Saturday, January 26, 2008
We (hubby and I) spent the last week in Mexico and man did we have a blast! We met new friends down there and kinda became a family for a week. Really great time. We got to see lots of the country side, whales old town Puerto Vallarta and even Iguanas. I will try to share more in between doing some stamping for you. ;)
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
If you have Vista, you will know this...Vista has a "sidebar" and on this sidebar, you can install gadgets. My favourite gadget by far is the "RSS feeds" I get the updates from all my favourite blogs instantly and can access them from my desktop.
OK, boring..... but not for me... this is my excitement for the day as it allowed me to get my inspiration for this card from Paula.
My card base is using "River Rock" one of this year's "In Colors collection" and Mellow Moss. The printed paper is my from my new package of "Ginger Blossoms" and the stamp is from the new Level 3 set "Time Well Spent". I coloured the little flower using "Pretty in Pink" marker and the heart is coloured with "Ruby Red" marker. The center of the flower is a clear round rhinestone brad from the "Pretties collection". Thanks for looking!
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
As you can see, I used the scalloped pieces along each side of the paper and it gives it a great off set from the main part of the card. I stamped using "Tempting Turquoise" as I did not yet get the In Colors "Soft Sky" ink yet. I think it goes well don't you? Thanks for looking!
I have learned these techniques from other sources over the last little while, how to do these using some of the punches I already had and don't take credit for any of them whatsoever.
So, here goes, my first tutorial and 3 methods of getting scalloped edges all compiled into one.
You will need:
- corner rounder punch
Holding the punch upside down so you can view where you are punching, line up the edge of your Cardstock with the "v" in the bottom edge of the punch. Punch the first "scallop". You will then line up the next scallop by lining up the "v" again and making sure your edge of the scallp is touching the last one. That is it!
You can also do this on a circular or oval shape but a little more measuring and matching will be required.
This photo shows how to get the inside of a circular or other shape to have a scalloped edge. This would work well to create a "window" in the front of a card or on a scrap book page.
You will need:
- circle cutter or straight edge
- slit punch
From the inside, you will carefully punch using the "slit punch" matching up the edges with the outermost part of your Cardstock and the previous punch. This will give you a circular shape with scallops on the outside. You can also use this method on the inside of a circular edge but you do not need to cut the inner cirlce out, just pencil mark it so you have something to guide you.
Believe it or not, you can also use this method to go around any shape! By using the technique below, you can adjust the shape of the circle into any shape you want. Just give it a try!
This method I am giving credit to Mary Jo for, I read it on her blog and adapted it abit to make it easier. I will show both methods in case you don't have the 1 3/8" circle punch.
You will need:
- Scalloped Punch (Stampin' Up!)
- 1 3/8" circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
- paper snips (scissors)
(Just a quick Note, the reason you do this by cutting the circle first, it is difficult to get the circle in the center of the scallop if you cut the scallop first.)Next, use your snips, cut between 2 scallops to open up your punched out peices. Now slit carefully from the straight edge up to each valley section making sure not to cut all the way through. This is similar if you are a seamstress, to "easing" a sleave or curved area to fit a straight.
This will make your scallop able to move into any shape you choose. (you can do the same with the #2 method in order to make perfect scallops as referred to above)
The last photo I am showing here is how to cut the scallop off if you don't have the circle punch. The edges may appear messier, but really, it will never show once you have your other layers on it. My next post will use the samples I have created here. Thanks for reading!
I won!!! do you know what blog candy is? oh my goodness... I will have to do something like this. Ok, here goes... i was surfing the net and linking from blog to blog to get inspiration for my classes this month....Yes, now you all know my secret. I came across a great blog that had such a romantic story on it. You can see Mary Jo's blog here.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
The Valentine's Day Bundle includes:
- 111089 Happy Heart Day stamp set $26.95 now $25.06
- 109052 Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon $10.50 now $9.76
- 102757 Medium cellophane bags $ 5.75 now $5.34
- 109056 Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon $10.50 now $9.76
- 111903 Valentine's Day Bundle (20% off!) $42.95 NOW $39.94
Please note: I have corrected the prices here on my blog and if you have a catalog from me, you will have the corrected price list as well. Click here if you don't have it yet...