Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SOTM Blog Hop - April 2010

Hello again! We are Blog Hopping again for the stamp of the month. This month the stamp set is Flower Pot - you can get if free with an order!

If you are hopping you should have come from Misty's blog. If not, just keep hopping and you will come full circle.

I started this card and then relized that I forgot one of my best friend's birthday - by one day! What a stinker I am! So I decided to do this as a birthday card for one of my best friends Patti!

Sorry if the pictures are dark. I stamped the flower pots and window in Chocolate Ink on Colonial Cream cardstock. I used Moon Doggie paper with the wood beams to make it look like the side of a house. I stamped the window on the wood beam B&T and on the back side of the wood beam B&T (it's red on the back and I cut out the shutters) and cut out all the different parts. I cut out the window all the way thru the front of the card and put a piece of clear acetate for the glass.

I was playing with my blending brush - it gave a texture (that was by accident - over use of the brush) and it blended the shadow on the pots. Maybe next time I'll use Stazon Ink for the image so that the edges don't get lost.

The inside - and yes, that's my daughter's signature! She's 4!

I used a piece of left over material from another project (soon to be posted) for the window shade, can you see the shine of the "glass" from the window??!! No way could I cut out really close around those flowers! I used Sunflower Marker, Citrus Leaf Marker and Bamboo Marker for coloring in all the images.

The material was fringed already - it looks like a shade (in my mind) :)
Ok, now hop on over to Shannon's blog to see more great work using this stamp set!
Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

CTMH Product Highlight Blog Hop - March

You should have hopped over from Kimberly's site. If not, keep hopping and you will do a complete circle!

This month we are featuring Liquid Glass! You can use it like glue or the way I did - to add a shine to everything it touches!

I did the rain drops in Heavenly Blue ink and then went back over them with Liquid Glass so that they were shiny and they stand up off the page. The umbrells comes with prints or just the outline. I stamped the outline onto our Daydream Paper and cut out the top of the umbrella. I stamped the handle right onto the white cardstock.

I love this stamp set a lot because it has the umbrella and the BOOTS - so for the inside on the left I stamped a boot in black, colored it in with Sunny Yellow Marker and then coated it with Liquid Glass.

I cut it out and glued it on the card. I then put another chicky on the botton right and I'll be using this like a note card to send to a friend. This stamp set is called Springtime D1415.

Hope you like it!

Now jump over to Carol's site to see what she created with the Liquid Glass!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Child's Playroom Quote

My friend Kayla FINALLY (hee hee) got me a photo of the vinyl I cut out for her little girl's playroom! She's been busy so I figured worst case I'd bring my camera over to her house next Oak Creek Club Meeting and take it myself.

I love the saying: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation (Plato). I used the Brady Bunch fonts and cut it using my Cricut! (I think I need to name my machine. When I do classes I refer to it as She.) So 2 months ago at our last Oak Creek Club I actually got to put it on the wall for her!
You can click on the photo to see it larger - in case you can't read it.

Thanks for looking - I'll have more vinyl shortly - next a beer logo!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Window Cling & Vinyl!

I recently had a friend's daughter call me regarding window clings for a University. Since I only have been playing with vinyl for cars, I was intrigued by the idea of working with window cling material. I emailed my distributor and long story/short - I received a roll of window cling last week and have been playing with it!

Side Note: My hubby likes to buy and sell cars so I can't put vinyl on my car to advertise because as soon as I put it on, it'll have to come off - so window cling just opened a flood gate for me - my head is spinning with ideas!

Here is the first attempt at it with vinyl: I teach Cricut Classes at 4 Hobby Lobby Stores in Southeastern Wisconsin (just added the Racine store!) I created these for the glass entrance doors - peel and stick without the mess. I layered the vinyl - you can stick it to the front of the door, or to the back with the vinyl touching the glass - works both sides.
I cut the cling while it is still on the white paper backing. By leaving it on the backing it transports easily and stays stiff. The area that looks white around the black is actually clear - the white is the backing showing thru the clear cling. This cling is 4 x 6. My distributor was afraid the vinyl would be too heavy and prevent the cling from sticking, but as we were talking about it, we realized that the cling material was 2 to 3 times thicker than the vinyl - I stuck one on my front door for 2 days and it still hasn't moved! I made six of these and so far all the stores I showed them to loved them! (P.S. the white circles are from my camera flash. I even turned off the flash and it is just too shiny!)


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