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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Extremely Rock'N

I had to make another piece of framed artwork for the kids, since they all fought over the last one..... Again, I was inspired by Sandi McIver for this one.... The stamp is Extreme Guitar, the letters are stamped in Basic Black, I dont know where the stamps came from . The stars are from the SU punch. The papers are misc, from my scrapbook stash and the background behind the rocker is from extreme elements, stamped in Ballet Blue.
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Check out this awesome bracelet

Check out this awesome bracelet, made by one of my fellow demos Liz, she used our heart punch to make it and some jump rings, isnt it fabulous???

Black Cat SVG just in time for Halloween

Another Freebie from Free SVGs, dont forget to check out the other Halloween files for purchase!

Learn. How to Make a Pendant With Hodgepodge Hardware

Check out these great pieces of jewelery made by Christy!

Clipped from christynelson.net
Hodgepodge Hardware Pendant
Hodgepodge Hardware Pendant

2 pieces oval hodgepodge hardware in silver
2 brads from the hodgepodge hardware were also used to hold it together while it dried
small scrap of double sided designer paper
chipboard heart
classic ink (color rose red)
crystal effects
Hodgepodge Hardware Pendant (reverse side)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Metallic Pearl Inkpads

Check out these new ink pads from Marvy......

New Colors For FolkArt®
Marvy Uchida

Review by Maria Nerius

This is a new line of inkpads from Marvy Uchida. The inks have a metallic look with a touch of pearl shimmer. This is pigmented ink with a raised inkpad. The top of the inkpad indicates the color of ink. The ink is acid-free, archival and water based. Once dry the ink is water resistant. There are 8 colors in this line: gold, silver, black, blue, red, green, orange, and violet.

Testing Feedback

  • Great colors. The metallic pearl shimmer is very pretty.
  • Easy to clean up. Just soap and water for hands, stamp, and work area.
  • Inkpad is easy to hold in your hand to ink the stamp and also direct to paper techniques.
  • The top of the inkpad is easy to seal onto the inkpad, less change of your inkpad drying out.
  • You can never have enough metallic ink colors. Great for special cards like holiday and graduations.
  • Marvy Uchida inks compliment each other; it’s a brand you can depend on.

Fun Sandwiches

Check out these cute sandwiches, arent they great!
Check out more fun ideas from Funky Lunch. WOW!


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Hang*N Out!

Inspired by some cards from Sandi McIver, I have been thinking out some framed art for the boys' rooms for some time now. The stamp is Extreme Dirtbike and the background is composed of Extreme Elements. I used some scraps from the scrapbook room to frame the art and title it. I grabbed an old 5x7 frame from the closet...... The boys argued over whose room it would go in, so I suspect you will be seeing some more of these soon!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Photo Stamping Tutorial

This incredible tutorial was made for a competing stamp company, but it really is incredible and can be used with any stamps!

(Creating amazing art using not so perfect printed photos!)
by Marianne Perry; for FireCracker Designs


Commercially printed photos

Cloth rag

Scrap Paper or Mat to work on

Scrap of Clear Plastic/acetate/transparency

150 and 400 grit sandpapers


Acrylic paints (optional)

Stazon or Other Permanent Inkpads

Any black inkpad (optional)

Markers (Galaxy markers work really well with this technique)

Marianne says: I was inspired by an article in the Premiere Issue of ClothPaperScissors, Winter, 2004. Here’s my version of things:

Choose a commercially printed photo that you would normally throw away because it’s blurry, poorly composed or badly lit, etc. I chose this one because the foreground is blurry and uninteresting and the background contains a trashcan and a sign along with the bench.


Look through your stamp collection to find designs that might enhance your photo. To audition it on your photo, stamp it in any black ink on a scrap of plastic/transparency/acetate so you can position it over your photo. I chose the birdbath from Pam’s set, A Little Bird Told Me-4×5114. I wanted the birds to be in the sunny light green area of the scene and possibly use some of the stone walkway for the birdbath itself. If you want to keep the clear stamped image, stamp it in the permanent ink: otherwise, you can wipe the image off the plastic and reuse it another time.


Wet the photo under running water and shake off the excess. Working over a mat or scrap paper and using medium grade sandpaper like 150 grit, create a border around the photo by sanding off the photo emulsion. Wipe each edge off with a rag as you go while the photo is wet. Rewet the photo with a spray of water if it starts to dry while you are working. Otherwise, the photo starts to feel tacky and your rag will stick to it. Landscape photos turn a brownish color as you sand, get off as much as you can now and then redo the edges again later after you’ve made any adjustments to the size.


Now that you have the feel of sanding on the photo, go into the center and with a light touch, use the 150 sandpaper to remove the things you don’t want in the photo. (Remember you were going to throw this picture away anyway so there is nothing to lose, if you ‘mess it up’.) Set the photo aside until it is completely dry and doesn’t feel tacky at all. The 400 grit sandpaper can then be run over the whole photo to dull it down if desired. This will also allow water based paints and markers to stick to it better but you don’t need to do it for acrylics. (Just brush away the debris once the photo is all dry.)

Notice this sanded photo no longer has the bench, sign, or trashcan in it anymore? I’ve also roughed up the edges of the path, so my hand painted images will blend in nicely.


Now that you’ve gotten your background ready, place the sample image (the one you stamped earlier on the transparency/acetate) to make sure everything is the way you want it to look.


When you are sure you have the background cleaned up the way you want it, you can stamp your image with the Stazon inkpad, right on the photo. Start adding some background interest with inks, other images, or paints (like I’ve done here)photo-6

Since I can’t really paint or draw, I go for an impression of grass, leaves and flowers rather than an exact interpretation of a specific flower. Use any acrylic paints and a small paint brush to dab on a base of green for plants then add strokes, dots, and blobs for leaves and flowers.


Markers can be used to cover random sanded marks and for fine details like the birds and shadows on the birdbath.


While I was working on this, I decided the sky and several bare branches in the top left were distracting and led the eye out of the picture. I cut off the top, re-wet the edge with a damp cloth and then redid the sanded border above the branches and sky. I rewet and re-sanded the other borders to clean them up. I also added “A Little Bird Told Me…” from the same stamp set in the empty spot at the bottom right. Then I chose a matte and card base for the card.


Like any other art, this technique is limited only by our imaginations. You can add cutout images, 3D elements, sewing, etc. You can turn a boring photo into something pretty, hilarious or surreal, depending on what you add or take away. Experiment with whatever art supplies you have!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Check out these great file folder files

One of my favorite stampers and SU demos Patty Bennett, wrote instructions for these fantastic folder portfolios, pay her a visit to see how they are made, then come back and order your supplies, here!

Please check these out!

Be sure to check out these awesome sights, from my adopted stampin mama, Sherill Graff

http://rmhc.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/30-ways-in-30-days/spread-the-word- by-sharing-your-story/

Beautiful Floral File: Free SVG

Wanda from Wanda's cards and crafts made shares this great floral pattern, it really is gorgeous, isnt it?

Incredible Wedding SVG

Denise, from Denise's scrapbook room, always comes up with incredible files to cut with SCAL. Today, I have linked you up with her incredible Wedding files, be sure to stop by and tell her hey and how awesome she is!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Babies on the Brain

So, I forgot about a baby shower this week, I had to run home at lunch and create a baby shower card. I gave the young mommy the card with coupons for a free babysitter, a portrait session and a first year scrapbook....... And, of course, I forgot to photograph the card... So, I've had babies on the brain this week, been using my Teddy and Train set and Beary Best Friends

This first card is closest to the one I created for dear Christina (You know you are getting old when the kids at work start having kids) I used some old SAB paper, for some reason, it just screams baby boy to me, Teddy and Train is where the bear came from..... I cant get enough of him.
I used the oval die for this one, more SAB papers, I just cant get enough of these two together. The sentiment is from the congrats set. I kind of like the effect of the two ribbons on this one, the stitched grosgrain on the bottom and the striped ribbon on top.
This little guy, I decided to try something different and go green, I used Mellow Moss, its one of my favorite shades of green along with the top notes die. I trimmed the edge of the white top note die so I could outline it with more mellow moss. The background paper is from the Certainly Celery DSP while the ribbon is from The Ribbon originals, Elementary pack.
I have had this set since the beginning of the month, when I got my first shipment from the new minnie Catty (which comes out Sep 1). I love the razzleberry lemonade paper for the background and the sentiment is from on your birthday, isnt she cute?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Freebie from Free SVG cuts!!

clipped from svgcuts.com

One of the most delicious times of the year is almost here! Take your friends and family out to the orchard, pick your favorite apples and use them to make some tasty treats! This 3 layered halved apple will make a perfect addition to a card or scrapbook layout!  If you need help learning how to cut a multi-layered design element, check out our video tutorial by clicking here and you’ll be a pro in no time at all!

Halved Apple Ideas

  • Use it on Thanksgiving invitations!
  • Great for cooking and baking cards or layouts!
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    Want to find a demonstrator near you???

    No matter where you live, there is sure to be a Stampin Up demonstrator near you! Here is just a small list of some of my Stampin friends for you to peruse. Be sure to come back and tell me who your favorites are and if you see something you love, let me know so I can help you find the supplies you need to create one all your own!!!