Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whoops - wrong link

Just fixed the link below to the correct site for the blog candy! Sorry for any confusion! That's what I get for having 6 different tabs open at the same time! LOL

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cool blog candy on a hot summer day...

Check out this blog for an amazing blog candy offer! These are some really cute stamps you can win - subscribe to her blog, post a link to her blog candy post and you can enter to win. Check it out!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Watermelon Hello

To me, watermelons = summer. Just love them - love eating them, love stamping them! My kitchen has lots of different watermelon decorations, too. In fact, when I need new kitchen towels, etc. I always look for green or red.

This is a fun long and skinny card (8 x 3-1/4") with a cheery hello at the bottom. The watermelons are all stamped on white and cut out to be layered on the colored panels. The middle watermelon has black gingham ribbon tied around it and is popped up on foam squares.

And, you can't see it in this photo, but I used Liquid Glass on the black seeds.

(All designs and supplies are Close To My Heart, except the ribbon.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Life's a Jungle

Here's a really fun card that was inspired by the work of several other fellow how these little animals stack together! The stamp set is Life's a Jungle and was last month's stamp of the month. I colored in the images with my CTMH markers.

(All supplies and designs are Close To My Heart.)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Another Clippy Board

Here's another little Clippy Board that I made over the weekend with a larger binder clip. Really looks a little better than the small clip. I also inked the edges of the coaster after the papers were glued on and trimmed. And!!! I learned a really great trick for trimming those edges - rather than use a pair of scissors - use a sanding block. It shapes the corners really well, and takes off any excess paper. Very cool!
Papers are from the Good Times paper packet and the stamps are from the Star Struck set. The ric rac collection is a lot of fun for a "different than ribbon" look.

(All supplies and designs are Close To My Heart, except coaster and binder clip.)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cool Coluzzle projects and a paper bead bracelet

These projects were made using the coluzzle cutting system! No kidding!! Lots of fun!

And my bracelet is made with paper beads!! Yes, paper beads - they are rolled strips of B&T paper with clear embossing layered several times. I strung them with some really pretty silver filigree beads and a toggle style clasp. I wore it all day yesterday! Got lots of ooohs and aaaahhhs when I showed it to friends!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Clippy Board

This cute little "clip board" is made with a 4" square coaster. I covered both sides with a different pattern of paper from the Good Times paper packet. Then I stamped and cut out the star images (from the summer booking set). The circle star and green star are layered and attached with a foam square over the brown ricrac. The green star has liquid glass on it. The small binder clip is covered (even though you can't really tell in the pic) with a strip of another patter of B&T from the same paper pack. Then I tied a small piece of green ric rac and foam mounted a brown square onto the side of the clip. A thin stack of post-it notes are attached with the clip. I attached the brown ric rac with small dots of the liquid glass.

I would really recommend getting larger binder clips, but other than that I really love this little project! Hope you do, too!

(All products and designs are Close To My Heart, except the binder clip!)