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Friday, March 30, 2012

He Is Risen

Boy, I almost named this post "He is Risen, and so have I", but I don't want to liken myself at all to Jesus! although I do try to live up to his standards;)...
So as I rise from the world of 'not blogging' I share with you and the crew over at SUO this card.
Thought: It came to mind that the reverse side of my Adorning Accents edgelit die resembled the three hills always depicted for Jesus' Crucifixion. I stamped a cross from the stamp set Crosses of Hope in Elegant Eggplant ink on whisper white cs. I colored in the flowers and vines with markers in pear pizzaz and wisteria. I then trimmed out the image.
I used whisper white cs as my card, and added a 'reverse edge' in wisteria. I hand drew 2 crosses in wisteria with that marker. I punched some 'clouds' with the cupcake punch in wisteria and adhered and using dimensionals popped some too!  I popped the cross as well on the front hill.
For my He is Risen,I cut the oval from our ovals die and embossed it with our designer frames embossing folder. I stamped(in versamark) my saying on my window sheets, and embossed with our white embossing powder and heat tool.  Everyone has asked me...doesn't the heat tool melt the window sheet?...

   The answer: NO!!!
Well, not saying that it wouldn't eventually melt it,but if you just watch it carefully and do not overdo it, you will be fine :) I then adhered my window sheet to the cross. Hint* I used a partial glue dot in several places, making sure it is behind the letters so you cannot see any glue ;)
I hope you like:)))and hopefully my next post won't take me, say like, 40 days??

Until Next Thought,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grateful and making your own SU! bakers twine?!!

so many thoughts,so little time!

This card is one of many that I have made in the last month...hopefully, I will get several of them posted for you!
This is a basic layout, using very vanilla as my card base.
I added a strip of marina mist CS.  Layered over that is a piece of Beau Chateau DSP.  I ran this DSP through my Bigshot with the Wallpaper embossing Folder. Pretty enough but I wanted a little more dimension.  I used my blue distressing ink from our distressing kit(LOVE!) and direct to paper technique on both the CS and DSP. 
 can you see??
I also distressed the edges with the files that our in our kit as well. I watercolored the image from the Apothecary Art stamp set and cut out with the co-ordinating Labels Collection framelits die.  I added a vintage brad from our vintage brads and some of our Chantilly Trim,and lastly my own SU!! Old Olive colored bakers twine. Directions on how to make this on this post...


Until Next Thought,


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Making your own Stampin' Up! Bakers Twine


I had decided that there were so many more colors I wanted to have in my Bakers Twine Collection, so I began to play :))
 I figured that I have died our ribbon before so why not our bakers twine too??  
I used our White Bakers Twine.  I wrapped my twine around a piece of scrap cardboard.
I put a strip of double sided tape to hold the twine in place.  I tightly wrapped the twine all around the cardboard strip.

Now I figured I could color a couple different ways.  
The first experiment, I used my re-inker.  This one is done in concord crush.  I let ink drop out and created stripes down the twine,then flipped the cardboard and did the other side.
 The second experiment, was with our SU! markers.
I allowed the ink to soak a little with the markers.
If your ink seems to be running or spreading too much,you can dry with your heat embossing tool. *Note- you could also make a combination of ink and rubbing alcohol for a quicker drying ink.
Next unravel your twine:
 Now to store:
This is one of my favorite things to make...
Punch out our round tab punch and punch a hole in the top.
Wrap your twine around the tab for storage,
I like to hang mine from these ringed clips(Staples):
Hope you enjoyed and have fun making your own twine colors!!

Until Next Thought,



Friday, March 2, 2012

My Mutley Crew


Happy Birthday challenge over at SUO challenges

I was hanging with my stampin' GFs(xoxoxo to Karen and Billie!) over the last weekend and they had the stamp set Not So Seriously.  Now this is one that I do not own! (I know hard to believe,right?lol)So of course, I had to play with it!!
I started with my card base of blushing bride.
I added three panels form out Just Add Cake DSP. Its so fun and bright and I just love that poppy parade color!! So, I used that as my next layer for my stamped images.  I stamped and colored in my mutley crew ;)
They are soooo cute and it just so happens that there are 5 of us in my mutley crew :)
I addd the saying and three poppy cupcakes form the itty bitty stamp set. Quick and easy card!! Very Versatile set and now I want to own my very own!! (Add to that long wish list;))
oh, and my DH birthday is actually tomorrow!!Perfect!


Until Next Thought,