Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I've never attempted to upload a video to my blog without Chadrick's help, so I hope this attempt works. If so, you'll be able to see the Penny Spinner Card in action. This card was created with the Big Pieces and Little Pieces stamp sets and that awesome new Berry Bliss designer paper! Assorted punches and Stampin' Dimensionals were also used to create this project.
Monday, January 21, 2008
1) It's best to NOT pour the glitter onto your project (unless it's a huge project) because when you go to pour the leftover glitter back into the container, you end up losing (wasting) some of it because of its static tendency. I like to use a Q-tip (for lack of a better solution, yet undiscovered) to just drop a small amount of glitter where I want it and then just "sweep" it around onto the adhesive. Always remember: a little bit of glitter goes a looooonnnnnggggg way!
2) Which adhesive to use? Well, I've used mini glue dots for small glittered circles, and you want to be sure you don't handle the dot too much or it will lose its tackiness. SU's new Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive works wonderfully! You can also sprinkle glitter onto Crystal Effects (you might can even stir it into the CE and brush it wherever you want it), and 2-Way Glue is always good. Sticky Strip is yet another option. Speaking of Sticky Strip, I will show you two projects I did using SU's brand new "Sticky Cut Letters." If you can imagine two 12x12 sheets of Sticky Strip that have been die cut with letters, numbers, and a couple of shapes, then you can imagine what the Sticky Cut Letters product is all about. They're awesome because all you do is choose the one you want, apply it to your project, peel off the red liner, and glitter, glitter, glitter!
3) Glittered projects are HARD to photograph, but that sparkly stuff REALLY takes a project to a new, exciting level!
In the photo above, I used the "Nursery Necessities" stamp set, and glittered the edge of the moon with Light Blue glitter from the "Fine Cosmo" stack. The punched star was also glittered, but I used Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue for that. BTW, the moon was adhered to the project with Stampin' Dimensionals, and the sailboat was outlined with a Going Gray marker.The heart on this card came from the "Sticky Cut Letters," and I decided to try something different by using two colors (Orchid and Celery) from the "Fine Cosmo Glitter" stack. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! The sentiment is from the level 1 hostess set, "For a Friend" and the heart in the center of the flower was glittered with Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive. This card also features Rhinestone Brads (Ice, square) and "From the Garden" (level 1 hostess set). I used a brayer to ink that huge floral background image and then placed the portions of the card that I wanted stamped directly onto the stamp.
The "b" on this card is another one of the "Sticky Cut Letters" that I glittered. I used the Turquoise glitter from the "Fine Cosmo" stack, and it is a BEAUTIFUL blue!!!! I can't say that I love this card, but I do love the "b".
So . . . if you learned anything from this post, it's that you can add glitter to your stampin' supplies, and you have choices of how to use it! As I make other discoveries or hear of other uses, I will be sure to pass them along. BTW, the ribbons used on this card are Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain and Kraft Taffeta, but the Kraft color is an almost exact match to Sahara Sand.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Azure: Very Vanilla, Brilliant Blue
Bali Breeze: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red, Taken with Teal
Berry Bliss: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
East Coast Prep: Real Red, Whisper White, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ginger Blossom: Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Jersey Shore: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Le Jardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Notebook: Soft Sky, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Olive Press: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Spring Break: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Spring Fling: Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Spring Silhouettes: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Western Sky: Ruby Red, Soft Sky, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
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