Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Subway Art....my version

For Family Night a few weeks ago (actually it's more like a few months ago, who am I kidding?!)...anyway we all sat down a made a list for each one of the kids and came up with words that described that person. I took the lists and made my own version of "Subway Art" for the kids to hang in their rooms. I thought it would be a fun way for me to be creative and play with my vinyl and also a great keepsake for the kids. They will have a fun reminder of all the great things we thought of them in 2010!
I love how Kailee's turned out. I bought 16x20 canvas and painted it black. I used teal and white vinyl. I am a little bit picky so I spent a ton of time ( I won't even admit to how many hours) getting the image just right. I wanted the fonts to also express Kailee...which I think it does! She loves it and I love it! I have started on Austin's...we'll see how long it takes me to get it done....1 down, 3 to go!
**I also learned that vinyl doesn't stick so well to canvas. So after I got it all on there I painted a layer of modge podge over the whole thing!! {{Also I am pretty impressed with myself...I made the books on there all by myself from scratch!!!}}

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mothers Day and Graduation

These are some cards I am offering in a Mother's Day Card Class I am doing next week! I totally cased all these cards! I just didn't have enough time to muster up the brain power to come up with my own ideas!! ;)Alright this one comes from the fabulous Nancy Riley at IStamp! She always has the best cards! Love her work!! I think I found all of these through her blog actually! Thanks for making my life so easy Nancy!! She always posts her IPicks on Sunday night and she finds the cutest ideas out there in bloggerland!!!
what's in it?...
stamps...Well Scripted
ink...tempting turquoise, rose red
paper...so saffron, tempting turquoise, rose red, old olive, whisper white, Island Oasis DSP
accessories...turquoise button, rose red ribbon, pumpkin flower die cut, silver brads
other...big shot, dies, bird punch, sponge, dimensionals, white gel pen
This one I found through Nancy's IPicks but the one who I cased is Silke Ledlow. I loved the 2 cards she made...so I used both as inspiration for this! Isn't it so pretty and girlie! I love the colors on this one!
what's in it?...
stamps...Well Scripted, Embrace Life
ink...rich razzleberry, melon mambo, bermuda bay, black staz-on
paper...whisper white, old olive, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
accessories...razzleberry ribbon, colored rhinestone brads
other...dimensionals, big shot, leaf die, blender pens, paper piercer and mat pack
I love this rose stamp! I like the layered look of the flower. The card I cased can be found here from Stampin' Garden. I haven't used my rose in forever and a Mother's Day card seemed like to perfect time to dust off this set.
what's in it?...
stamps...Fifth Avenue Floral, Well Scripted

ink...perfect plum, pretty in pink

paper...pretty in pink, perfect plum, whisper white, old olive, versamark

accessories...olive ribbon, clear embossing powder

other...big shot, top note die, leaf die, dimensionals, heat tool, spongeThis card I made using my high school colors...purple and white with some yellow accents! It's been a few years but I do still remember my graduation! ;) Go Lake Washington Kangs!! (kangaroos) Also...I thought this one up all by myself!!
what's in it?...
stamps...Go, Graduate

ink...black, elegant eggplant

paper...elegant eggplant, crushed curry, whisper white

accessories, curry ribbon, large white brad

other...dimensionals, blender pens, Stampin" Write Markers

Totally cased this one too! I love this little owl in this set, which is why I bought it! This cute card idea came from Krystal's Cards. I just decided to go blue with this card...i dunno why? I guess it will make a good boy grad card.
what's in it?...
stamps...Go, Graduate, Extreme Elements
ink...black, night of navy, brocade blue, versamark

paper...night of navy, brocade blue, so saffron, whisper white

accessories...saffron brads, saffron ribbon, clear ep

other...dimensionals, Cuttlebug, embossing folder, sponge, circle punches, heat tool
***Chat at ya later!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pencils....lots of Pencils!

That's a basket of flowers huh?! :)
There are about 80 different pencil flowers in that basket! Doesn't it look so cool when they are all together! We did a little handout for the ladies in my church and we gave them these pencils and a little notebook. This basket was just to transport them, when we got to the church we had made some cute little vases and put pencils in each one on the tables and those were the centerpieces! I wish I would have remembered my camera to take a picture of those, but it was a crazy night! I used up lots of scrap paper which was great! Even though I spent a ton of nights making these while catching up on some T.V....it was worth it...they turned out sooo cute!
These are the kind of flowers that I can take care of!
Have a wonderful day!
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
paper...any DSP I had laying around
accessories...large silver brads, assorted ribbons
other...pencils, sticky strip

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kailee's vinyl project

So not a stamp craft today...but another vinyl craft! I really do tell the truth when I tell you that the vinyl machine has made my life complete!! :) This is one of the projects Kailee did in her room. I wish I had taken a before pic but I didn't. This was an ugly old sign with a boat on it with an arrow, in ugly colors! Kailee painted it teal, sanded it and antiqued it with a Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze. (I love that stuff) We sat down and did the vinyl together! The flowers on the wall are from Target. This wall isn't quite finished yet, we have a few more ideas up our sleeves! Didn't it turn out so stinkin' cute! Fits her too!!! :) Have a crafty & fantastic day!
chat at ya later