Monday, October 31, 2011

November Stamp of the Month Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighting this month's stamp set, "Cherish the Day".  This stamp set allows for some great versatility so hop with us and see what creativity we have to share with you!

If you have arrived here from Tonya's Blog you are on the right track! So... let's get started!

I hope to have a creation up soon. My mom fell and dislocated her shoulder and it is broken in two places as well and I wasn't able to make my creation since I waited until the last minute. Sorry.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by... 

Now hop on over to Kim's Blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas

Sorry I have not gotten these on Monday's yet.  I should have a few posts programmed this weekend to help with that. 

Today we are showcasing a star album. These are so fun to make.  You can make these with 9 sheets of cardstock and 2 b&t papers.  These are called star albums because once you put them together you can open them up and they make a star. These can be tied into the star shape to show off your pictures. 

Sorry I cannot seem to get this thing to rotate.

I have all of these made and you can also make them with school colors and put the school initials on the front. Such as: CHS, CMS, BMS, etc. Or you can put the last name of the family or the grade the teacher is teaching.   You can also go red and green and use christmas on the front.  The possibilities are endless.  All of these are for sale at $5.  If you do not live in this area it will be $5 plus shipping.  Contact me today to purchase one of these or make you one. These are great christmas gifts for family, friends, or teachers. 

On the fourth week of the 12 weeks before Christmas I created this....
a star album for my friends,
an event calendar for the year,
a picture frame using the my acrylix block,
and a layout for my family photos.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas

Ok. This should get me caught up with the 12 weeks of Christmas.  I was only a couple behind. That wasn't as many as I was thinking. 

On the third week of the 12 weeks before Christmas I created this....
an event calendar for the year,
a picture frame using the my acrylix block,
and a layout for my family photos.

P.S. You can either make them yourself or order them already made from me.

12 Weeks of Christmas

O.k. So where are we?  I completely missed the second posting of the 12 weeks of Christmas. My bad.  The Fall Festival last night was a lot of fun. My girls enjoyed it emensly. I got my hair spray glittered and they had theirs colored.  Well, the color is still in their scalp even we shampooed this morning. I guess we will try again tonight.  It isn't as noticable in the brunette's hair but the blonde well, let's just say it has a pink strip down the middle this morning :).

On to the fun....

On the second week of the 12 weeks before Christmas I created this....
a picture frame using the my acrylix block
and a layout for my family photos. 

Keep checking as I will get caught up this week on the 12 weeks of Christmas and we will be ready to go. 

Happy Creating!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Masking with Milepost Shapes and Re-Inker

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the Masking Using Milepost shapes and reinker” Technique as shown on page 15 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link Shirley's Blog. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Shirley's Blog Blog, you are on the right track! 

I used the create a paint pearl shade, sky re-inker and cut a 2 inch snowflake out from the cricuit to change up this technique. The book uses the re-inker with milepost shapes.

Details of technique and your variation:

I cut a 2 inch snowflake from the new art philosophy cricuit cartridge and placed it in the space I wanted on my colonial white cardstock. I then used a small jar and mixed create a shade pearl paint with sky re-inker to my desired shade. Then I used a sponge dauber to dip in the color mixture.  I placed the snowflake on the colonial white cardstock and then painted over the entire piece of colonial white. I then picked up the snowflake and tada!

Supply List: 
Chocolate cardstock #X5643
Colonial White cardstock #1388
Art Philosophy Cricuit cartridge #Z1686
Creat a shade Pearl Paint # Z1039
Sky re-inker # Z2294
Sky ink # Z2194
Chocolate striped ribbon #Z1617
Countdown stamp set #B1390

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Bethany's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Monday, October 3, 2011

12 weeks of Christmas

I know, I know, but yes it is 12 weeks until Christmas.  Dont' worry you don't have to feel stressed yet.  In fact, I will be giving you tips and ideas for the next twelve weeks so check back each Monday for the next fun tip, idea, or gift. 

Today you can begin by checking out the October stamp of the month mini blog hop I posted on the 30th of September.  I made this layout and as you can see it does not have pictures. That is because this layout is made for our new family Christmas pictures that we will take for this year. 

On the first week of the 12 weeks before Christmas I created this...
a layout for my family photos.