Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tax Time

It's almost tax time and I am getting tax stuff in the mail so I thought it would be a great time to post this card.  The flowers were made using the income tax act, its a card for an a crafty accountant so I think she will appreciate the flower.

Supplies used:
  • MME Portebello Road
  • Spellbinders Scallop Circles
  • Spellbinders Label14
  • Tax Act
  • Distress Ink
  • MM Flourish 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sliding Card Pocket

I have been recently organizing my craft space and one of the things I realized is that I have too much paper. I also know how much my daughter loves getting cards from me so what I have been doing is making her some simple cards.  I have been taking some scraps and papers that I have lots of and making her cards for her lunch.  She loves getting them and I get the satisfaction of using some paper.  I have a long way to go but its part of my plan to make a dent in the stash.

I also made an iGram if you are interested in seeing how I made it.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Faux Chipboard Tutorial with Cameo

When I saw the the theme was Ice I thought of iridescent paper and bling, two of my favorite things.  I have always love the look of chipboard but the only drawback of the Cameo is that it can't cut chipboard, plus it's hit and miss on the acid free content. I decided to layer four of the same die cut to achieve the dimension of chipboard and this way I know the end result is acid free.

Step 1:  Modify and size your shape as necessary and then cut four times, in my case I merged the design twice and then copied it four times.  The more layers you add the more dimension you will get but if your design is very intricate and detailed it gets harder to match each layer.

Step 2: Carefully remove the design from the mat and line up how you will use them, if your paper has a good and bad side make sure you have the right side up

Step 3: Apply a re-positionable spray adhesive, use a spray for a light even coverage and re-positionable will give you some flexibility when matching the layers before setting permanently.  Note because spray adhesive tends to splatter do this outside or in an empty box.


Step 4: Carefully match the layers up and press down, repeat for all layers.  Note the more intricate and delicate the design the more difficult this will be.  I sometimes use 5 layers but this design was intricate and it was getting difficult to keep everything together so I used four.


Step 5:  Embellish as desired and attach to your project  (I added some bling with the I-roc)

Products Used

  • Evergreen Borough Distress Ink
  • Snake Tape
  • Cameo
  • Winterland Collection pack by Fancy Pants
  • I-Roc
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Iridescent paper

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am being Gossiped about :)

Normally that is not a good thing but my Quad Easel Card is being featured on the Stamping Craft Gossip site.  They were doing a review of Instructagram and decided to use my Quad Easel Card.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Baby it's Cold Outside

I made this card for the latest Crop Chocolate challenge, its based on the January theme of ice.  We had to use mittens in some form and some bling. I cut these out of the Cameo and used some twine and added the snowflakes and bling.  I just got this stamp set for Christmas and I am so excited to use it.  My daughter always complains that I never make her cards so this one is going in her lunch with a special note from Mom.  She loves to get little notes from me and I know she is going to love this one, I just love how it turned out.

Supplies used
  • Portebello Road 6x6
  • Spellbinders Create a Flake
  • Unity Stamps Snow Flake Kisses
  • Cameo
  • Distress Ink
  • Twine

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks for all the great comments, I was reading them this weekend.  My daughter loved the comments about her scrapbooking, and I appreciate all the nice things you said it truely meant a lot to me.  Without further ado here is the winner of my blog candy :

Julie Odil

Congrats send me a PM and I will get your goodies in the mail.

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year, New Team Blog Hop

I am so excited that for the new year but one of the things I am most excited for is the new term of the Crop Chocolate Design Team.  To announce the new team we are doing a blog hop.  For our DT application we had to make two projects, one that was something out of the box and another that was more our style.  I always struggle with altered things so I tried this candle holder for my out of the box technique

And this Quad Easel Card was my "Me" project

Here is my headshot

And now for 5 fun things about me:

1.  I have the greatest family in the world and they really pick me up when I need it
2.  I love to use bling on my projects
3.  I love to get jewelry as gifts
4.  I only wear jewelry on special occasions
5.  I have always been a crafter and now my 6 yr old daughter considers herself a scrapbooker

Please go to the next stop on the hop to Karen's blog
Blog Hop Order

Jenni -
Kathy -
 Jasmine -
Mary -
Nina -
Polly -
DeeDee -
Miwa -
Chris -
Corrie - (you are here)
Karen -
Julie -
Becky -
Laura -
Michele -

As an added bonus leave a comment on here and become a followerer and I will draw for some blog candy.  Please make sure you are a followerer as I will be checking.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Die Cut Easel Card

I love making easel cards and I thought my new spellbinders postage stamp dies would make a great die cut easel card.  I made the flower from the income tax act, I am an accountant and it's year end (which means I am crazy busy with work) but crafting is my stress buster and this seemed fitting for year end.

Closeup of the flower

Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders Postage Stamps
  • Spellbinders Scallops Circles
  • Spellbinders Rose Creations
  • MME Portebello Road 6x6
  • Distress Ink