Thursday, February 23, 2012

More quick cards ...

Here's a couple more quick cards ... I decided to combine pattern paper and a matching piece of cardstock.

This one was done while preparing the care package for Tiffany ... sorry for the bad lighting.  Since I had the embossing folders and die out, I figure I'd make a card with the stuff since it was out.  Nothing fancy ... best part is I got to use 2 of the gazillion flowers I have! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Care package ...

Cool ... just read that Tiffany got the package, so I can post this now.  It arrived quicker than the post office said!

Decided to put together a craft care package for Tiffany.  No clue what she has, so I figured I'd take a guess and send her some things she may not have ... however, if she has something like it already, one can always do with more, right? :)

She's asked about embossing, so I thought it would be a good idea to send her some embossed cardstock.  She'd be able to see what embossing folders are out there and make a card with them :)  Most embossing folders will cover a 4.25"x5.5" piece of cardstock.  However, there are a few larger ones out there, which cover 5.75"x6.5" piece of cardstock.  As you can see, there's quite a few designs out there ... ok, I guess that means I have quite a few designs ;)

Here's a few individual shots of some of them ... hopefully, you'll be able to see the design.  I did two of each ... nope ... it's not all the embossing folders I have .  I put a limit on the number I was doing, so I wouldn't be sending only embossed cardstock :)

In line with that thought, I sent her some die cuts to give her an idea of what she could do with a machine that embosses and die cuts.

I die cut a bunch of labels using Papertrey Ink's Jar Labels 2 die and heat embossed some sentiments on them ... this way Tiffany could see what heat embossing is all about.  Of course, I had to do a few with the Photo Finish Strips die as well.  I stopped there ... I didn't want to get carried away ;)  I sent her some blank ones as well, so she could put her own sentiment by writing it, using stickers or rub-ons.

And you can't go without a little sparkle on your cards, so sent her some glitter and Stickles.  She'll be able to add that little touch of shine to her cards!  I just love Stickles ... oh, and I just love finding glitter on hubbie ... unfortunately, he doesn't feel the same way ;)

I put some Stickles in the middle of the flowers and a bit on the butterfly to demonstrate a little goes a long way.  BTW, Tiffany you don't need to cut the nozzle.  If nothing comes out when you squeeze, just use a needle to clear the nozzle. 

You don't need a lot of glitter ... I usually just put my finger on the glitter and a bit sticks to my finger ... then I just sprinkle it on.  This little bit is enough to just add a little sparkle to the card.  I usually don't put more than that.  WARNING:  You may (ok, most likely) end up with glitter on yourself.

Here's a better picture of the card.  The flower stamp and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink, and the butterfly is from Hero Arts.  I stamped the sentiment on leftover paper from making Mei Mei's wedding invitations. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just a quick share ...

When I made hubbie's Valentine's Day bookmark, I had initially thought of embossing with white embossing powder.  So, I tried it out to see what it would look like.  However, I found it was too much.  Since I don't like to waste, I used the piece on a card ...

Here's a close up of it ... not bad on white cardstock.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day ...

Here's the "card" I made for hubbie for Valentine's Day ... actually, it's a bookmark.  I was looking to do something different.  I got the idea since hubbie's been reading a book he borrowed from a friend ... instead of on his Kindle.  I used the circles border from Papertrey Ink and shorten it, so it would fit in a book.

I stamped with Warm Red Chalk Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and repeated this on each circle with the different image/sentiment.

In the last circle, I stamped "forever", "&" and then "always" each separately, so it's not perfect.

I decided to do the same thing with the other side but on red cardstock for a more subtle look.  The first circle is a stamp with the word love in a shape of a heart, the next 4 circles are stamped with a script ... it's a love letter, and the last circle is stamped with a heart.  BTW, the cardstock for this bookmark are leftover from Mei Mei's wedding invitations :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hubbie's homework ...

This was way too cute not to share.  Hubbie is taking a 5-week photography course, and he has homework.  In week 1, his homework was to take pictures of a bowl of fruit or something.  He took out his California Raisins and set up the stage ... litterally.  I found a set of raisins on a higher platform facing some other raisins ... apparently, there was a concert ... LOL.

In week 2, he needed to take pictures of a person.  In support, I posed for pictures ... so nothing interesting except I got to make faces at hubbie in between shots :)

This week (week 3), this is what I found when I came out ... hubbie had set up for his homework.  I like how he gave the little guy in the back a booster seat :)  In the end, he didn't use the white bear since you could not see his eyes ... glad hubbie did not decide to give him a hair cut!  He did use a clip to hold up the arm of his remaining subject ... yup, he wanted him to be waving :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Getting a bit more organized ...

Don't you just love organizing!?  I do it ... I usually feel great afterwards ... sort of like a cleansing of some kind ...I know I'm strange :)  In The Paper Room, this also means more space, which means more room for more stuff ;)

Hubbie came into The Paper Room on Sunday and commented "There's a lot of stuff in this room."  Yeah, but it's somewhat organized ... at least, I think so.  I added a couple of containers to the room, so I have some more storage now.  Here's one on the desk ...

And here's the other one ... yup, it's under the table ... wha!?  One should never waste space :)  Don't worry, it's easily accessible as it has wheels like the other containers in my room .. I can just roll it out!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Some quick cards ...

Made a few quick cards with some pattern paper.  What I really wanted to do is use the Photo Finish Strips Die Collection from Papertrey Ink.  It coordinates with the Holiday Photo Finishers Stamp Set, which I have of course :)  However, I wanted to use it for other types of cards.

I didn't do anything fancy ... just picked some pattern paper from my stash ...

then die cut a couple of the dies on Neenah solar white paper, stamped a sentiment in the middle, and added a touch of Stickles to give it a bit of a shine.  I was going for something really simple.  However, I did add a butterfly on one of the cards ... it looked like something was missing.

Here's a close up of the dies ... I just love these dies!