Sunday, January 30, 2011

Glitter Puzzle

This is for my grandson, who turned 4 today!
Happy Birthday Sullivan!!

I attended a Glitter Puzzle workshop at the beginning of January presented by Caroline Spicer, a local and very talented scrapbooker!!
So, I finally got to play on my own and this is my first attempt.  My Stampin' Up! glitter is on order and I can't wait to try out the colors.  The ones used here are Martha Stewart and they are more on the pastel side.  In real life this is wonderfully sparkly.  This is a very messy technique - glitter everywhere!!

Thanks Caroline - I already have my quilt patterns printed off to give it a try one day!!

Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake, Party Hearty (for the hat)
Paper:  Green Galore, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight (for the hat), Basic Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart glitter, owl punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Cricut & Celebrations (for the #4)



Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tea for Two

I think this is such a sweet Valentine!

My daughter Stephanie made this card.  Her inspiration came from a Christmas card by Linda Callahan.  I think it turned out great.

I finished off the inside for her.

Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Love Impressions DSP, Basic Grey
Stamp Sets:  Teacup, Valentine Defined
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories: clear embossing powder, real red grosgrain ribbon, hearts border punch, 3 hearts punch and heart from owl punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ribbon Class Cont'd.....Fork Bow and Fringed Ribbon

I saved these techniques for my last post!!  Once again, I let them choose the ribbon color of their choice and they made one sample of each technique.
This one card shows two ribbon techniques.

.  The satin ribbon bow was made with a medium sized salad serving type fork.  I first saw this technique done on France Martin's blog and was amazed at how simple it was!  As simple as it is to do, it's not so simple to explain clearly in words!!  Best to learn this visually. 

The fringed ribbon below the fork bow is a super simple technique I saw on the blog of Mary Fish.  Just cut off the end of the ribbon lengthwise and pull the frays away a few at a time, until it is the length you want.  Works great with any grosgrain ribbon.   How simple is that??!!!

My card uses the Eat Chocolate Stamp set, done in Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso.  Love this set!



Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ribbon Class Cont'd....Scrunchy Ribbon

A simple little technique that didn't go over so well LOL!!

Another technique I got from Mary Fish's Minute to Wow video.  I thought it portrayed the scrunchy ribbon beautifully.   The idea is to separate the end of your ribbon and grab a fibre or two and pull, scrunching the ribbon along.  Which is great, if it happens quickly and easily.   Enough said.

My card is a CASE from the Occasions mini, except that I added the scrunchy ribbon, which I also saw someone else do!!  I still might add a sentiment and button on there somewhere.

Short and sweet today!!   See you soon with the final post of cards I made for my ribbon class.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ribbon Class Cont'd....Scrapbook Layout Sample/Tag

This heritage page was designed to showcase the Shabby Ribbon Flower.  The page was done by my daughter Stephanie.  This is an original photo postcard taken in 1910 in Cobalt, Ontario of my grandmother.  Title will go near the top, with some more details at the very bottom.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except the large piece of lace borderThe tag and background are spritzed with Shimmer Paint (and rubbing alcohol), which does not show in this photo.

Just a close up of the flower.  Participants made a tag with the same paper (or they could choose the reverse which had music notes on it) and a black flower.

Thanks for stopping by...



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ribbon Class Cont'd...Shabby Ribbon Flower

The second flower we did in our class was this Shabby Ribbon Flower.  Our Vintage Brads are perfect for this flower.  I made one from every color of 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon that I had.  This is my demo assortment.   I found a video tutorial for this flower back in April on Jenni Ingerich's blog Stamp With Jenni.  They are perfect for any vintagey style of card or scrapbook page.

My display card below was made using the Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain and the Vintage Vogue stamp set.  The corduroy buttons are retired, but were on the Clearance Rack at time of this post.  I used the wax paper embossing folder technique to make my patterned paper.

We made a black striped ribbon flower and tag as a make and take.  These little flowers only take 6" of ribbon to make.   I'll have those to show on my next post.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Simple Ribbon Flower cont'd....Scrapbook Layout and Samples

This layout shows a page using one of the flowers that appeared in my previous post.
Photo and page created by my daughter Stephanie; featuring two of my grandchildren, Andie and Sullivan.  It just awaits journalling!

She often gets her layouts from page maps (June 2009 shown here)

Designer Series Paper is retired Holiday Treasures
Her title is from the stamp set Welcome Christmas.  There is a little border of rub ons just below the photo.

In Andie's hair is a sweet flower I made from the 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon glued to a barrette with a real red corduroy brad for the centre.  I used 15" of ribbon for this flower; 7 1/2" for the 5/8" satin and grosgrain flowers.

A sampling of  1 1/4" striped grosgrain flowers.

This is the one used in Andie's hair!!  Just hot glue a barrette and you're done!

This brown one shows layering with another flower done in the crochet trim, embellished with a vintage brad.  I've also seen them embellished with the Designer Big Buttons - really cute.  I used corduroy buttons (some of which can still be found on the Clearance Rack) so that I could change them out once I decide what I would like to use them for.

Thanks and happy creating!!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Scrap Happenin' 2011 - Ribbon Flowers

Phew!  Our 2nd Scrap Happenin' here in Red Lake is over; I taught some stuff and learned some stuff!
My class was on ribbon flowers with a couple of ribbon techniques.
I'll post all my sample projects over the the next few weeks.

I had made flowers in every color of satin and grosgrain 5/8" that I had.  I had this frame already waiting to be used for something, so it became my display frame.  Flowers are attached to the top of the glass with mini glue dots.   Each flower has some bling (either ice circles, glimmer brads, rhinestones, or pearls.
Each participant made one flower of their ribbon color choice.

See you soon with a scrapbook sample using one of these flowers!



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bold and Beautiful Build a Blossom

Bold and Beautiful!  I really had fun making this flower and plan to make them in all different colors.  Today is the launch of the new Occasions Mini Catalogue from Stampin Up!.  This card features the stamp set Build a Blossom that co-ordinates with the Blossom Petals Punch.
Everything on here is current, except the polka dot grosgrain ribbon.  Also new is the Fabric Designer Brads in the centre of the flower.  Love them!!  I embossed the petal leaves with Iridescent Ice for a little sparkle.  White piece is embossed with polka dots.

Have fun designing your own flowers!

See you soon with yet another creation from the Occasion Mini!!