Friday, November 30, 2012
An Advent calendar that I made with my Silhouette Cameo. I used the round box, print and cut tickets, holly leaves and the little bow shapes. It is made from Joann's cardstock and SEI Christmas paper. The glitter paper is made by Stampin Up and it cuts the best on the Cameo. I have had some trouble cutting with the thicker versions from the big box craft stores. We are going to put mini candy canes and candy kisses in the boxes for the kids at school in the library homeroom to have one day at a time. The kids seemed to be excited with the countdown idea and many of them have enjoyed the entire bulletin board. The wreath sets on one of the double doors with the slogan "Open the door to knowledge, Read" Luckily there are 15 students in the homeroom and 15 days of school some things just work....Happy Holidays to all!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Well it seems the only time I post here these days is when I have a tag to share. This month's tag was fun! I really enjoyed the metal tape technique with the alcohol inks to color them up a bit to distress. I did not have the typewriter die and was too lazy to try and cut on on my Cameo so I dug up myGrungeboard shapes and decided to make a Halloween theme instead. I used white paint on the skull and crossbones and then used the rock candy crackle paint with a little distress ink over the top. A piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and colored clear rhinestones with my alcohol ink pens that I filled with the alcohol inks. They really work great to color the rhinestones. I dug out my little bottles for the potion and filled it with some funky "POTION" really cool glitter. The paper is from my last year's Stampin up stash. I used the gears to funk it up a bit and called it done. I frequently start the tags and it takes me a while to actually finish them. I do like this one the most so far, but we'll see how the rest goes. Thanks for taking a peek and leave a comment if you dare!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
The July Tim Holtz tag was a real challenge for me this month. I had a hard time getting the alcohol ink and spray air coordinated properly to get the result I wanted and in the end I think I threw in the towel.... After many attempts at that piece of this tag I hope you enjoy my efforts as I am not happy with that part of the tag. It sat on my crop table for about 10 days half finished because I couldn't get that one part done to my liking so here it is.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thank you Jessica Sprague for having a birthday and sharing with us a free class. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating with all the wonderful free goodies and tutorials. Your site is the best for instruction on Photoshop Elements for scrapbookers. I made this blog topper from one of your classes and totally love it. Although I will continue to be a paper and glue gun scrapper, your techniques have taught me to use some really cool photo effects to alter my photographs. I do love your Echo Park digital papers and will use them with my Cameo to fill shapes to print and cut with my machine. I look forward to taking another of your classes soon!