Saturday, May 24, 2008

Chocolate Makes EVERYTHING Better!

On Friday I posted my latest sketch on Splitcoast. I post a new one every week and you can always visit my blog and find them in the sidebar on the right.

I was inspired to scrap it with these fun pictures of my oldest frosting cupcakes. I had hoped to have it finished and post them together on SCS, but I only just got the layout taped down!

Gloria has always been an enthusiastic helper in the kitchen, so finding these pictures was a real treat! This was the night before her 5th birthday party, and she was so cute with frosting around her mouth acting so serious about getting them done!

I've been trying to use things I've been hoarding, and this chocolate paper was perfect for this layout. I also got creative with my punches again. and added the handmade cupcake embellishment. I really like doing punch art, this one was really simple. I just ran a scrap through the paper crimper and layered it with an oval I punched out. It's mounted on a few dimensionals to make it pop. Too fun!

If you are curious about the materials used for this, the supply list is detailed in my SCS gallery posting. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Starting TODAY I'm hosting a monthly technique class! I decided it was time to have something regular again. I have a new group on and the member list is growing. There is something to be said for having a set routine, and I look forward my monthly fix of craftiness. It's at 7:oo PM and I AM READY!

Each class I will focus on a specific technique. Tonight is shaving cream; so I did the background of this Artist Trading Card with shaving cream and ink refills. I used three colors. Close to Cocoa/Groovy Guava/Pixie Pink. Then I did a little stamping with A to Z Accents on pink card stock, did a little punching and layered them together. Isn't it fun?

I might just whip up a few more tomorrow. Sydney (my 6 year-old) is dying to make her ATC with shaving cream too, but she is planning a different color scheme.

Then for the class I made this Father's Day Card (with my dad in mind) using just a couple of stamps from the "In the Stars" stamp set. And I love, love love using chipboard!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Sketch O'clock

Well if you remember, my laptop has been having some issues. So we bought an external hard drive, and I copied ALMOST everything over then my wonderful man Gabe re-installed OSX and the Adobe Creative Suite. Everything was working great for about a week, and then *POOF* it won't boot up. I am so sad, but we are going to have it repaired.
Soooooo, I just posted another sketch that I literally whipped up in about 10 minutes using Microsoft Word. It is actually pretty easy to do them in Word if you are going for a simple layout. Just print and scan if you need to convert it to a .jpg file. That's why it's a little crooked. *oops*

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Cut Above

Happy Day, it tis the month of May! Man this year is flying by quick!!!
I'm posting to show off the wonderously wonderful ~ One Sheet Wonder

I'm having this little workshop tomorrow at 2:00 and I am really excited about the can you go wrong with the Berry Bliss DSP and these YUMMY colors!?

If you are not familiar with the One Sheet Wonder, let me explain. You take a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper and cut off a 3 1/2" strip. You will be left with a sheet that is 12 x 8.5" this is important because the remaining sheet can then be inserted in your printer and you can print cut lines right on it. Otherwise you would have to cut in 4 sections and then cut down from there using specific measurements to achieve the card layouts I've designed. This is not difficult, but using the printer makes things WAY easier!

The pieces are paired up with card stock, stamps, inks, ribbon and such to create something FANTABULOUS you can keep for yourself or give away. It is a little time consuming to make 10 unique cards with the WAY cute tote to match, but it's is so worth every second!!!

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