Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweets for the Sweets

Hi and welcome to the Viva Las VegaStamps! Blast from the Past blog Hop! The stamp I got was this stamp below called Daisy Label

and this is the card I made with that stamp along with a couple others from VLVS!

I used a white card base and Cut two scraps of scrapbook paper from The Create Collection by Recollection. I used the Tim Holtz Distress tool to distress the edges. The flowers I used Black Soot Distress ink pad and the gray and black paper I used Picked Raspberry Distress ink pad. I stamped the Daisy Label on to white cardstock with Black Memento ink pad and colored it with Sharpie markers. The Blue frame I used blue Crayola marker. I added some glossy accents to the centers of the daisy and of the ribbons. I edged the paper with Salted Ocean distress ink pad. Attacked all the papers to each other to the card base with Miracle Tape. I then stamped on some scrap pieces of white cardstock the Sweets for my Sweets in black Memento ink pad. and used Picked Raspberry around the edges after I cut the word out. Used foam tape to attach it to the card. It needed something else So I stamped the striped Valentine Chocolate Box and colored it with markers and used glossy accents on the bow. Attached with Miracle Tape.

Stamps used

Items used
White card base
Scrapbook paper
White cardstock
Distress tool
Black Memento ink pad
Glossy accents
Picked Raspberry Sated Ocean, and Black Soot Distress ink pads

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January Artful reading club

Well it's the 25th of January and time for my review and art..

This month I read Killer Cruise by Laura Levine

Its Number 8 in the Jaine Austen mystery series. Came out in 2010.

Jaine Austen is a jingle writer in California  In  Killer Cruise she took a job at a Cruise to teach a class about writing. While on the cruise a murder takes place, one of the workers of the cruise ships is murdered and they think the murder victim's girlfriend did it. Jaine became friend with the girl before the murder and decides to help her out by finding out who did it. While teaching a class, flirting with a man she met on board, and editing a manuscript. Oh and sneaking salmon and shrimp to her cat that's she's hiding on board. I forgot to mention that her cat, Prozac(yes that's the cat's name) snuck out of her apartment and into the trunk of the car while Jaine went back as she forgot something. Once and a while we see e-mail from Jaine's parents and her neighbor as a b storyline.

The book just like all the other ones in the series is a good fast read. When I first sat down to read it I read 20 chapters. Then on Sunday Jan. 7 I finished it. It has lots of humor that I like in a book. The character are great. I can't wait to get the next one in the series (hopefully in kindel

I did a journal page when I wasn't really done with the book. But I got the jest of the story from the 20 chapters I read before doing the journal page.

I glued some tropical napkins to the page. Then I used some aqua and green craft paints. I swirled them together on the page. In the mail the day I was doing this page I happened to get the Cruise Traveler magazine. I ripped out the cruise ship and the couple on the page. I added some punchenilla with white craft paint. Then lastly I used some Mudd Puddles in Key Largo on the bottom of the page, to look like sand. I still have to put a title on the page, and maybe something about the book, Don't know yet.

The next book I'm going to be reading is Big Hair and Flowing Cows by Dolores J. Wilson

Saturday, January 19, 2013

another altered mouse trap

Back in November there was an altered mouse trap swap over at the VLVS! swap group on Facebook. The swap was inspired by my mouse traps I did for the Halloween blog hop. I was truly honored that my work was the inspiration for this swap. I didn't do the swap, because I knew I wouldn't be able to get another package of traps in time. I later talked with DeeDee and told her I will be doing one and sending it to the store. I had 1 trap left from the last package I got back in September.

The theme of the swap was powerful women. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but after going one way I went another way. lol I started out with a base coat of black craft paint. Then I did a layer with crackle medium. after that dried I did 2 coats of magenta craft paint. Two coats because it was water down. After that dried this is where I made a right turn. lol

I wanted to use my Lady Silhouette so I thought hmmm it needs some sparkle. I had this heat and stick stuff that I got years ago, from a local rubber stamp store that is no longer in business  This is just like the Heat and Stick that is now out from Ranger. I had never tried it so I thought why not try it now. So I did. I used the clear embossing pad on the back of the trap and the sprinkled some of the heat and stick on it. heat set it and it was sticky. then used a white glitter from Art Institute  and it stuck nicely to the back of the trap. I then did the other side, but with a hot pink glitter.

I stamped the lady on the Kromecote and colored her with watercolor from Artist Loft. Cut her out and glued her on the trap with hot glue. I added a flower from Jolie's next to her. The quote is from the same plate as the lady. I stamped that quote on the matte side of the Kromecote. I trimmed it and edge it with the picked raspberry distress ink pad. I lightly did the inside with the same pad too what was left on the sponge. I attached that on the metal parts of the trap with glossy accents.

stamps used
Lady Silhouette
"if I'd observed all the rules, I'd never got anywhere"

Items used
Mouse trap
black craft paint
crackle medium
magenta craft paint
Clear embossing pod
Heat and stick embossing pwder
Art institute glitters
Glossy accents
hot glue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bugaboo challenge day 4

Tuesday's challenge was a tic-tac toe challenge. Pick 3 things on their board to use to make a card. I chose Bugaboo image, bling and Pink (DUH!).

The Bugaboo image i used was their freebie they had for that day. Colored it with my Neo 2's and Pearlesent watercolors.

Papers I used was from MME Lost and Found Madison Ave. I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Distress tool. Inked the edges in black. Attacked the papers and images to the Black card base with Miracle Tape. and Added 3 pink bling by Wild Orchid Crafts. Another cute card!

Bugaboo challenge day 3

Yesterday's challenge was black and white with a splash of color.

I used a white card base and piece of black paper from the Doodle Duex by Prima. Layred it with a  piece of MME Life of the Party. The sentiment I typed on the computer. cut words out. Edge them with black color box cat's eye. Glued down with crackle accents and popped the Bugaboo image with foam tape. Oh and 3 WOC pearls. I really liked how this turned out.

Bugaboo Challenge day 2

Sunday's challenge was a card sketch challenge. Paper is Basic Gray Out of print and AC pearl cardstock

Bugaboo birthday challenge day 1

This week Bugaboo digital stamps is celebrating their 3 birthday with a week long celebration with challenges. Once again i am doing the challenges, that started on Saturday.

Saturday's challenge was to make a birthday card. I used Prima Doodle Duex and AC pearl card stock and of course a Bugaboo digi

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dylusional thanks!

Yesterday afternoon I got in the mail a set of Dylusions stamps set called "Doodle parts" from my friend Eileen. With a post it note that say "Enjoy! Now make me a card!" So I did.

White card base that was already folded. I found it while looking for some black and white scraps. I also found a piece of lightweight chip board and some tissue paper. I mod podge the tissue paper to the chipboard, heat set it to dry. I then cut off the extra tissue paper, and trimmed the chipboard to size. I then edged the edges with black craft paint. I deiced to put some of the black craft paint on the the tissue paper to take off the shine the mod podge made it. I love the texture that the crinkled tissue made. 

Next i took a piece of white cardstock and then on the shiny side of my cutting mat I sprayed neon green and sky blue S.E.I. Tumble dyes and the Bubble Gum Pink Dylusions spray. I sprayed some water then dragged each half of the cardstock through it. Heat set to dry. I then stamped the arrows and the Mushrooms in Tuxedo Black Menento ink pad. Cut them out and with Crackle accents glued the  arrows on the black piece. I used foam squares to attached the mushrooms to the black. With Miracle Tape I attached the black piece to the white card base.

With a scrap of the now colored card stock I stamped the Thank you by Inkadinkado on the white side with same ink pad. Cut and glued to the card. I added 3 pears by Wild Orchid crafts. I then added some glossy accents to the circles on the mushrooms.

Entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Black and white with a splash of color.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

altered domino book

I was inspired making this altered domino book after I saw it on the Artfully Musing blog. It is very easy to make. Even for me the measuring challenge. And it was fun to make too.

I took 2 domino and alcohol inked them up. Colors I used were sail boat blue, denim  and the silver mixative. There was a little bit o raisin alcohol ink in there too. I stamped the small Banner stamp on Kromecote, I used a blue Crayola maker. Because the crayola marker is water base, it is easy to clean the stamp. I cut out the banner and used glossy accents to glue it to the domino. I then covered both Dominoes with glossy accents. I noticed that the alcohol ink was coming off the domino after a while and this will prevent that to happen. I did 2 coats of Glossy Accents on the front. While that was drying I stamped the jump roping girl on white cardstock and colored her with Bic Mark-it markers. I cut her out and used pop dots and a little bit of glossy accents to attach her to the front domino. The bottom of the dominoes I added 2 hitch posts on both dominoes.

I then glued some trim from May Arts. I took the piece of the black trim folded it half so I know where to cut. I took each half and glued them to a domino. This is how the book closes, you tie both ends of the trim together.

The book part itself is 1 piece of 1 7/8 by 9 piece of cardstock and I scored it at about 7/8 increments. The back of the book I took a scrap of scrapbook paper and trimmed it down to the sizes of the book and then used Miracle tape to attach them tot he back cardstock.

The front of the pages I took  a strip of the Kromecote that I cut to about the same size of the black card stock. I took the 4 colors of alcohol ink that I used on the domino and used it on the kromoecote. A drop of alcohol ink and a spritz of can air. I then took the bigger banner and a couple of the sentiments from plate 918 and stamped on the Kromecote. After that I cut the Kromecote to size and attached them to the black cardstock with Miracle tape. I stamped the little boy on cardstock and colored him with Prismas color pencils. Cut him out and attached him on the the Kromoecote. I used Miracle tape and Glossy accents(to make sure the paper stays put to the Domino) to attach each side of the book to a domino.

Stamps used
Be Adorable
Chevron Banner
triangle banner
Pure Imagination
Boy in Cape
Dream Big
jump rope girl

Items used
Miracle tape
glossy accents
Black Memento ink pad
Bic Markers
crayola marker
white card stock
black cardstock
Tim Holtz hitch posts
prisma color pencils
Alcohol inks
can of air
score board

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 planner

New Years eve there was a stream-a-thon from All over the world. Starting in Australia and going to Europe, and Canada and ending in the USA. There were a lot of project and giveaways ( I won one of the giveaways) and most of all FUN!

This is on of the project done in the stream-a-thon. This was one by Jen, Ozegran. its simple planner. On her blog she has has a pdf of the the calender that you can print in color or black and white. I did black and white. Here is the link to the stream-a-thon section of he blog where you can get the pdf, but also all the videos of the streams and all kinds of good stuff.

The covers I used 1 sheet of 8x8 paper from Colorful Life by DCWV. I printed the calender pages at 80%. I used 90lb watercolor paper from Artist loft and edge the WC papers in Distress ink pads. Used Miracle tape to attache the calender papers to the WC papers and the pages to each other. To make the cover I just use Aileens tacky to glue the paper to the chipboard. I used a piece of ribbon in my stash with Gel Medium. Edged the covers with black craft paint. Insides the pages I used some quotes that Julia sent me Also on the cover.

Front of planner

Back of planner

Side view of planner

Pile of Miracle Tape backing