Monday, December 27, 2010

Video Tutorial for Making Flowers

Easy peasy!

Thanks to Lorraine at "Card Creations by Lorraine" for this great, easy to follow video.

Have a great day everyone!

Funky Fold Card

Dec. 27/10

Here is a "funky fold" zigzag card.
I cut the card out of periwinkle card stock, then layered a darker shade of periwinkle on top of that. I then added the white & silver designer paper. I made the flowers by punching out several scalloped circles from the same periwinkle c/s.  I inked the edges of the circles before putting them together, then added a few drops of glitter glue to the petals.  The leaves are cut out of green c/s, inked and folded down the centre. I used tiny glue dots to add the pearls.
The sentiment is one that I found online, not sure where, you could check out Gingers house (link on right) where I have found most of my sentiments.
Here's a video tutorial at Sweeet Designs by Cheryl.
It acts up sometimes & doesn't always start to play right away, but just click on it a few times and it will eventually play for you.  
I found a video tutorial on youtube for making the flowers, so I'll
add it to my next post.

Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mini Album Info.....

Dec.26, 2010

Hi Everyone,
As you can see I have posted a slideshow below of my finished mini album. This is the first one I have ever made, it isn't perfect, I made a few mistakes, but it was fun to do and it has been a learning experience for me....I'm sure I'll do another one in the near future.
The pages, which measure approx. 4.5" x 5.5" were made from file folders that I already had.  The cover is  a little larger and made from a fairly stiff cardboard.
 Some of the pictures I used are very old & faded (great for a vintage album though)  I scanned them and tweaked them on the computer to make them as clear as possible, then I saved them in an antique colour, similar to sepia.  I also used some vintage digital images that I found online. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink, in "Vintage Photo" to ink the edges of pages, papers and pictures.  I managed to find a few pieces of jewellery that I never wear, and a few other bits & pieces. I purchased some charms - on sale at Michaels, as well as some vintage papers that were a great price. 

Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

My Vintage Mini Album

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big, beautiful moon!

Dec. 22, 2010.

I wanted to share this with you. 
My hubby took this picture on his way to work early in the morning on Dec. 20th, 2010.  The sun was coming up casting a warm glow on the trees and the roof of the house.

Around 3:30 this afternoon, 2 buck deer, 2 females and 2 young ones (twins) came through our yard.  They jumped the fence  into the farmers field and then the bucks started a pushing match....quite something to see.

Thanks for visiting!    

A peek at what I'm working on...

Dec. 22, 2010

 I haven't posted anything for a couple of weeks because I've been busy working on my first vintage mini album, and you know how time flies when you're having fun! This is the front cover of it. 

My scrapping buddies and I had another scrapping day a little over a week ago, and Kim brought the mini album she was working on, of course, that got us all excited about making one too. I haven't done anything vintage before, so I had to go searching for anything I had that looked "old".  I did find a few things, and I also purchased some that were on sale at Michaels.  

My Tim Holtz distress inks have been working should see my stained fingers!  I finally decided to wear one of those thin plastic gloves that come with hair colouring when I'm inking, and it definitely helps.   

My album isn't finished yet, but I thought I should post something before you all give up on me and stop visiting. ;o(  
I'll post the pictures of each page when it's done.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Heartwarming Video

December 6, 2010

I watched a show on t.v. last night about this group of young at heart men & women from New England.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  
This video is from the "Today Show".  If you have an opportunity to see their show "Young at Heart" don't miss it.

Bye for now, have a lovely day!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Home Sweet Home Step Card

Saturday, Dec.4, 2010

Step cards are my favourite type of cards to make because you can do so many different things with them.
All the elements, except the doily and the white rug (which is just a scallop circle I punched out)  are free digital images from "Coloring Planet".  I coloured them with my Copic markers and used dimensionals to pop some of them up.

Following are some pictures before I coloured and put it all together.  First, I lay everything out and decide on the arrangement as well as the colours I want to use.

Thanks for coming by for a visit,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cupcake Insert Card

Friday, December 3, 2010

I have always liked the plant pot cards, so I wanted to see if that same idea would work with a cupcake.  I'm sure someone, somewhere has already done this, but I haven't seen one yet.

Here's the 2 pieces...

This next one shows the sparkles more....
the little marks you can see on the white part are also sparkles that   still need to be brushed off.

Thanks so much for looking, bye for now....
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