Monday, October 26, 2009

"D" Circle Box

Love this box I made using the Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot. This one I made the other week when I spent the day with Jamie. She showed me how to make it so that when mine came in I would be able to do it! I love it! This is so cute and easy and makes a good "gift" box for any occasion. I put a "D" on top of mine as I plan on giving it to my sister Dena. I do think this may be an upcoming stamp camp. I can't wait!!!

PAPERS:Parisian Breeze DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Circle Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die, Big Shot, Double-sided Tac Sheet, Glitter, Chipboard

Monday, October 19, 2009

Paper Piecing Technique

Here was a simple technique we did using the new Build a Bear stamps. We did the paper piecing technique where we stamped the bears on white and then stamped them on colored card stock to cut their clothes out and piece them on. Other than having to cut alot this is a super easy technique to do. I think the girls had more fun getting to stamp with the Build a Bears stamps than anything with this one!

STAMPS: Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
INKS: Basic Black
PAPERS: White, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Yo Yo Yellow
ACCESSORIES: Watercolor Pencils, blue ribbon(non-SU), sissors

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shaving Cream Technique

One of my favorite techniques I learned to do years ago is this one. I've done it a few times over the years for Therapy Card Nite, but guess I never realized how many new girls have come along. Only a few remember doing this technique, but for the new ones it was another "wow" to them!!! Once again it is a technique that uses our ink refills so the girls learned a couple of ways to use them. I think that in itself "wowed" them. It's fun when you can find more than one use for something so simple that it gets overlooked most of the time. To add a little something more to the card, we put some shaker eyes on and glittered the wings up. Once again, this technique allows each card to come out differently. I love all the different patterns that come out of this technique and the way the colors start to blend together after laying a few down in the shaving cream.

STAMPS: Bugs & Kisses
INKS: Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom (ink refills)
PAPERS: White, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, Shaving Cream, Small Shaky Eyes,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Watercolor Crayon Technique

OK, honestly, after having these crayons for over a year just so that I could try this technique myself, it took me having a technique nite for Therapy Card Nite to finally do it! And boy do I love it!!! It took a few trial & error plays, but I finally got it figured out! I am definitly going to need more solid stamps just so I can do this some more!!! The girls were just as "wowed" with this technique as I was when I first saw it years ago!!! I am just sorry it took me so long to finally have the gumption to do it! What took me so long???

I love this technique so much that I want to do a Watercolor Crayon Swap. Anyone interested?

STAMPS: Inspired by Nature
INKS: Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Bold Bright Watercolor Crayons, Mist bottle

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby Wipe Technique

Did some new techniques with the girls for Therapy Card Nite. Not only new to them, but me as well. There's been a few techniques that I've wanted to try and what better way to try them than to have a Technique Nite with the girls to get myself to finally try them.

So this one is my Baby Wipe Technique card. The girls really got a kick out of this. Not only as a technique, but to learn another use for our ink refills! I really like how this set did with this technique. So did the girls. It was fun to see the different looks of everyones cards. No two the same with this technique!

STAMPS: Pick a Petal, Wonderful Words (retired)
INKS: Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue (all refills)
PAPERS: Brilliant Blue, White, Yo Yo Yellow
ACCESSORIES: Tag Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Baby Wipes,