Here are a couple of birthday cards I did. This one was pretty simple. I stamped then cut the 3 inchie squares layered them on black card stock, stamped Happy Birthday then layered the card. Stamps used Another Stamp Company.
This card took a little more work. First on a blank atc card I stamped the back ground with a small Happy Birthday with clear embossing ink then I used clear embossing powder and embossed, I sprayed Color Wash (Butterscotch & Red Pepper) on the card then I ironed it after that I stamped in black the swirly backgrounds then I used a piece blank film strip, shrunk the picture, stamped the Happy Birthday then stapled it on an ATC size card, used a Tim Holtz Agate Ticket and stamped dance & laugh then distressed it. Used a ribbon and button layer it onto a gray card stock that I tore the edge off, layered that on to a black card stock then used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and stapled it onto a stamped back ground. All stamps used were from Another Stamp Company.
It's been a while since I posted on my blog. Here are a couple of thing that I had worked on. This is a card I made for my husband. His birthday is on Halloween. All stamps are from Another Stamp Company. I used markers to color and sponged the background.
This is a Halloween postcard I sent. I masked the New Jersey Devil then colored everything with markers. The background was all sponged. All stamps are Another Stamp Company.
I just had to show you this picture. I was on my way home from the Ft. Wayne Convention and when I do conventions I tow a trailer with all my stuff. When you tow in some rest stops they don't let you park your car with the other cars so you have to part with the big trucks. When I was coming back from getting coffee I saw my car in between these 2 trucks, it looked so tiny I had to take a picture.
A while back I went with some friends to the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY. We had lunch at Equus restaurant located in the Castle. Very nice place and the food was delicious. Well, one of the friends treated for lunch so I have been working on a thank you for her.
This is a little letter box holder I had a template for and I did the wrinkle free technique on it using the Distress Ink Pads. I made 2 of these and gave one to my neighbor. She liked it so much she asked me to make her some to buy and give as gifts. The Letter Script is from Another Stamp Company. The florish and flower is a mask. The letters are not from my line of stamps but I like to use them for the note cards on the bottom picture. The first picture is the front and the second picture is the back of the box with the note cards.
I finally got all my stuff together from Ranger U. I learned so many things and I also remembered many of the things I had forgotten. Tim Holtz did most of the teaching and a great teacher he was. He explained how all the inks worked together, how they were different from each other and how to use everything. We worked with Distress Ink Pads, Distress Reinkers, Distress Crackle, Distress Stickles, the Adirondack Ink Pads, Perfect Pearls, Mini Misters, Dimensional Pearls, Dabbers and Grunge Paper. You can find these products at Another Stamp Company. If you ever get a chance to take his classes you should. What was nice of it all is that we have a tag with directions of the technique we did which will help when I want to either teach or show the technique to someone. Here is the picture of all the technique tags we did.
We also did some projects with Suze Weinberg and Claudine Hellmuth. In Suze's project we worked with Bees Wax, UTEE, Mold & Pour and Perfect Pearls. There is so many techniques on this frame. I had never been interested in the Bees Wax but after using it I really liked it. Mixing it with Perfect Pearls gave in some wonderful colors. Making molds was fun also. The 2 crowns were made with the Mold & Pour and UTEE. It was so nice to have a finished project.
In Claudine Hellmuth class we did the techniques on the tags then we decorated a box with the techniques. We worked on the Sticky Back Canvas and her paints. Did lots of transfers on the canvas. It was a messy class but fun!
Tim Holtz also had a project. We made roses using the Grunge Paper. Fun project!
Ranger U was 3 days from 9am to 6pm. On the last day we got our diplomas and lots of new product to use. So now I am an official Certified Ranger Educator.
One thing I forgot on my last post was the one class I really enjoy the most. It was the Zentangle class. It was such an easy class and anybody can do it. Here are a few pictures of things I've done:
It's been a while that I haven't posted anything on here, my bad, anyway it's not like I haven't done anything. Here is a list of things that I have done since my last post.
For Christmas 2009, I made 78 Christmas cards to send out. The little snowman in the center is a magnet. The first picture is all the magnets and the second is the finished card.
After making 78 of these I didn't feel like stamping much but I still had to make my Christmas postcard for a swap I joined. When I finished it I thought it turned out pretty good.
I didn't do any stamping for a while but I did buy some yarn and crochet a bit. I know it has nothing to do with stamping or Another Stamp Company but sometimes I need a change. The purplish scarf is for me, my husband liked it so much he asked me to make one for him so the brownish one is his and my friend Carole said her favorite color is blue so that one was hers.
January 22nd to the 26th I was at CHA. I took nine classes which of all of them I was only disappointed in one. Here are a few pictures of the class projects.
Creating Handmade Books From Recycled Material we made three books, one was out of a manila folder, next was cereal boxes then flash cards:
I made a Steampunk Birdie something a little different.
A Paris Vintage Mini Book.
A technique book from Claudine Hellmuth.
Plus I also did some Make & Takes.
CHA was wonderful, learned lots of techniques and great ideas. After CHA my friend Carole and I drove to Las Vegas for three nights stay, we had a great time. Unfortunately we did not win anything.
We came home on Saturday, rested on Sunday then I started to get ready for the convention in Georgia which I had to leave on Thursday. It was a long drive, 16 hours. We were exhausted when we got there. The convention was all right and it was nice to see everybody.
So now it is March and I am going to Ranger U tomorrow. Three days of classes. I can hardly wait. I will let you know how it goes.
At winter CHA 2009 I took a class using alcohol inks on different surfaces and one of them was on fabric.
My husband John is a surfer and we decided to go to surf movie night at a local surf shop the Beach House where they had some sponsors giving out prizes, one of the sponsors was Hyperflex Wetsuits. They were throwing these t-shirts to everybody that was around, John got one of the t-shirts and when I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. Here is a picture of the t-shirt:
Here is a picture of the t-shirt after I colored all the squares:
I washed the t-shirt and some of the red ink had ran just a little onto the rest of the t-shirt, and it was just as bright as it was when I first put the ink on (I forgot to take of picture of it), anyway I decided to add a little bit of bleach to clean it up a bit. This picture is after I washed it with a little bleach. It did fade a little and the Cranberry did change color but where ever the color had run the bleach took it off.
The t-shirt I did here belongs to the son of the owner of the Beach House. He liked my husbands shirt so much and asked if I would do the same to his. This is a picture of the t-shirt I did for John:
It is a lot lighter because John put it in the whites and I washed it with lots of bleach and it also has been washed many times but it still looks good.
Hope you all try this sometime.