Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanks Bug Man and a collage card

Gotta say thank you to the bug man. He found no pests and wasn't heafty in his charges at all.

Random collage card I created. I don't really make many collage items but this was fun.

Birthday card fit for the race track!

A birthday card I made for Hunter... 6 years old already!! You pull the ribbon and the car will move from the right to the left side. I love making these.

Bethany with the birthday boy...

And Beth outside taking a break from the bouncy house with Tanner, (Hunter's younger brother). Their sister, Kassidy was snoozing in the living room.

Upcoming demo perhaps

Had some fun creating all of these in one night... I could not stop myself -- they are easy, fun, fast, and did I mention easy??

I have offered to do another demo whenever needed (perhaps in May) on how to do, yet another, easy fun background technique.

Masked butterfly

This was another demo that was shown on Saturday by Dawn. Lve this and can see making more of these with other stencils. Thank you to Terry for letting me have that butterfly image that she made as a die cut from her Silhouette electronic die cutting machine... You can see more about it HERE.

Lis showed us the Cricut and all it has to offer as well. It was a nice day of stamping, laughing, creating new memories, having some lunch and tasty dessert and shopping.

demo on Saturday

This past Saturday, I met up with some from my stamping group for our every other month get together.

I did a demo using Shimmer Mists and how to create some beautiful backgrounds on watercolor paper. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. There were many techniques to this card> Shimmer Mists, heat gun to speed up the drying time between layers, using dye inks for the backgrounds as well, embossing with white EP, which I don't do very often, stamping (love Archival Ink in Black), layering, odd way to fold the finished card... you get the idea. The shimmer on these are amazing, so much better then any photos I try to take of them.