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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here's that layout you were looking for Connie!
For today, I want to encourage everyone to try making their own ribbon flower! 
To make this big red gingham blossom, I used MR red gingham ribbon,
started along the outer edge of  a cardstock circle cut with my nesties,
and just gathered and sprialed into the centre where I attached
a pink paislee brad. 
Easy peasy!
My adhesive of choice for this is a hot glue gun, but fabritak works really well too!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Using funky NEON Cardstock!

It doesn't have to be crazy wild when you use Neon and otherwise, not 'pleasing colours'.  Not that I have anything against neon green, wickedly BRIGHT orange, and Sunshine yellow, or that really bright horrendous purple colour, but It's something I use very sparingly. lol

I found a pack of neon cardstock in my stash, and decided I had to make something with it,...and I really wanted to like it. lol  So, rather than work on kids cards, I challenged myself to make something really classy with them....with NEON?  YES!!

Here's my result!
To use up some crazy colours of Cardstock, or wild print Pattern Papers you have (I did some of those too, but they're not pictured here), you just have to think a little outside the box to make them sing! :0)
I stamped in versamark, since I couldn't find my Ranger Distress emboss...any clear ink will work, then emboss with clear powder.  Go over the whole mess with a Ranger Paint dauber, or distress inks, to get the look you're after!   Clockwise from the lavendar one, here is what I used.
White pigment SU! ink (on a bright purple)
Red Pepper Ranger dauber (on neon green)
Bottle Ranger Dauber (on neon green)
Making Memories brown paint, (finger painted on bright neon pink)
For all of these cards I used a Stampin' Up set.  5th Avenue Floral (I think that's what it's called! lol)
Check back as I am now hoping to post at least one new idea or mini tutorial weekly! :0)
Happy Scrapping!
If you give this a shot, post a comment here with a link to your blog to show off your creations!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pink Paislee CUPID

I've been playing with PP Cupid line for my DT kit this month at The Scrapping Nook right here
I love this line because it's not totally 100% streamlined to Valentines only. It would be fabulous for baby, or spring/summer pages as well as little girl, and sibling pages too!

Here are a few things I've been busy with!

The little house mouse stamp is in the store now as well, and Love it with these papers and nesties for making a few little lunch notes for my little men for school!  The My Dear card uses a MS flower border punch, as well as PP papers, I actually cut up a book {GASP} for the flower and I also used a die cut tag from the collection for this card.    The "My Dear" is an SEI rubon from my SEI Juliette kit! :0)
You can see from these I think that this is a very versatile line! 

Aren't these jeans ADORABLE??  They were a hand me down pair from my niece Heather, and I 'altered them' for Sarah.  They're size 4, so they're a little big yet, but this way they can hang out in the store a while if Janice wants them. :0)  I'm still hoping to do a few ribbon flowers to work into this...just haven't had time with sick kiddies at home lateley.  I love that Pink Paislee makes fabric swatches too.  They can add so much texture to a paper project, or be so totally versatile to even work on textiles with!   Now, I do wish I'd had some fusabable webbing before starting out on these...but I've had a house full of sick kids, and couldn't get out to a fabric store (they're really aren't many around here. :o(  ) to pick some up in time to start this.  Check out that lace!  It's on a few of my layouts as well as being used as a little tie belt on the jeans.   I LOVE this stuff, it's by Websters Pages, and it's only $1.59/yard.   You'd pay way more than that at a fabric shop for it methinks!! 

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