Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Daughter is Silly

When you have a freshman that has been running non-stop all over creation with various activities, this is what happens on her first night home.

Yep, that's my silly girl.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tiny Tile Album

Every once in a while I get these moments of inspiration.

I was staring at my old Sissix die cutting machine and just felt like doing something with it.

I grabbed my funky square embossing folder and glanced around at my crafting space.

And then I said to myself, "You really need to clean this joint."

And there it was.

An Aluminum TagIt.

I shoved it into the embossing folder and squished that baby into the Sissix. Out popped the coolest-looking thing!

I had to make another one.


Book covers.

Thought you might like the little "how to" vid.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Flyin' with Hot Chicks

Wow. That's an interesting title. Hope you aren't too shocked to see that my blog is about handmade cards!

Our theme for Club Scrap's annual retreat was "Hot Chicks", and boy, did we have fun with that. This sheet of unmounted rubber stamps was the inspiration for my speedy-quick demo that I did during warehouse shopping.

I invited attendees to pick a card, any card, from the Assembly Line Cardmaking Idea Deck. (I'm still so in love.)

So, card ideas and Club Scrap paper plus Hot Chicks Unmounted stamps equals these fun cards. . . 

The journaling lines make a cute background on this one.
I'm in love with that "peep peep" border!

The two blue panels are the same; I stamped texture on the darker one.

This is one of my favorite quotes.
Aren't those three chicks adorable?
White pigment ink on Fuchsia Paper. . . yum.
Does it get any more simple than that?
Three chicks stamped twice make a cute border!

OK. . . now go fly with your hot chicks!
A little mist adds to that barnyard feel.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tilescapes Watercolor Rainbow Technique

I was working on the November Tilescapes Greetings to Go card set. After finishing this particular card I thought, "Hey--that's nifty!"

You like?

Then, Rita came into my office and asked me how I did it.

And who could resist a technique like that when you have that wonderful quote? I mean, it's perfect! It's from the Tilescapes Unmounted Borders & Backgrounds.

Oooh. . . that reminds me. . . check out that fun brayered background. There's a full article on that in the November Scrap Rap magazine. Go there. But not yet. Cuz you have to see this. . . 

Didjya see that yummy desk blotter? Didjya? You have to have one. Or three. They work good as placemats in your dining room, too.

OK. Now go make some rainbows.