I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Flower Lili card

I have stumbled upon some great stamps and I wanted to share them with you. The name of the store is Inky Impressions and they make the cutest stamps ever! They are red rubber stamps but the detail in them is phenominal and the quality of the image you get is unbelievable. I swore off of rubber stamps when I found CTMH but between these ones and The Greeting Farm, I'm heading back into that world of stamping again :)



Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria

Stamps: Flower Lili (Inky Impressions), Enjoy the Journey (CTMH)

Prima Flowers, , Copics, Bic Mark-its, Dimensional Pearls, and oyster baubles (Stampingbella)

Tip of the Day

I have fallen in love with using Flower soft. The depth it adds to an image is unbelievable so today's tips will focas on that. First thing before going into any detail is that I use the glue that is made for this as it is a thicker glue and helps adhere the flowersoft.

1. Use a coffee filter as a mat, just make sure you change filters when you change colors in order not to mix.

2. When you open the pot, do it over the coffee filter and loosen up the flakes so that it's easier to work with.

3. Don't squeeze the flakes together or it will clump. I found that if I roll the flakes between my forefinger and thumb as I sprinkle over the glue (you will get a more even application).

5. Apply your darker colors first, this will had depth to your "image" by layering in shades.

Another great thing I've read but haven't tried yet is adding glitter to the flower soft. The glitter is a heavier "material" and will settle in between the flower soft flakes and will give that added sparkle that you are looking for.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Tip of the Day

Need to spread liquid adhesive quickly over a large surface area?

Instead of dumping those phony plastic credit cards you receive in the mail, save them! You can simply use the wasted plastic cards as glue-spreaders! Use the plastic card to swipe and spread the liquid glue into a thin, even layer of glue over a big surface area. What's more? You can just wipe the card clean and reuse them again and again.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Awesome blog candy give away!

Elisabeth Bell is giving away some awesome blog candy from three different stamp companies. Want a chance to win them, go to her blog and leave a comment!

Pumpkin Basket

I was on Splitcoaststampers the other day and saw the tutorial for this basket and knew I had to make one. The whole time I was working on it, all I could do is think about all the other possibilities....frankenstein, ghost, mummy, bat, black cat, santa, the list goes on.


Supplies (CTMH unless otherwise noted)
Orange Cardstock
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Orange Ink
Orange brads
Black and Orange ribbon (Michaels/Joann's)

Tip of the Day

To minimize ink staining, first ink your stamp with a neutral color such as Bamboo, then ink in your intended color. The pre-stamping in Bamboo helps reduce permanent staining.

Remember that even though they are stained, this will not affect any future stamping, and stained stamps are just a sign of a well loved stamp :)

Welcome to Blogtoberfest!!

During the month of October I will be posting ideas, tips and techniques and tutorials for you to use. But the best thing is, other consultants will be doing the same thing to.

I am going to list the participants that has joined in so far and will be adding to it daily. .

Just click on a their link on the sidebar under the blogtoberfest list and check back daily as they will be adding stuff for you to learn.
I will be making another post later with my very first tip/technique!
Please feel free to leave comments and/or suggestions!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Peeps box cover

I had some time today to work on something while Abby was taking a nap so I thought I'd try making one these. I got the instructions in a email a few weeks ago.

Supplies (everything but the punches were bought from CWC)

Boo Crew papers (BoBunny)

Boo Crew cardstock stickers (BoBunny)

Spiderweb border punch (Martha Stewart)

Bat border punch (EK Success)

Black Stickles

Orange ribbon