Wednesday, 21 September 2016

First Birthday

Saturday was a first birthday for one of my grandsons.  I was fortunate to be in this part of the country during his birthday celebration.  This is the first time that I have been able to help with any decorations.


My daughter chose a fishing theme and started with the fun streamers and white bubbles (balloons.)

I was assigned the banner and this is what I came up with.   The small letters and paper pieces are all glued on with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.   It uses only a tiny amount and the fine tip applicator is perfect for tiny pieces of paper.   With the help of my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio software, I designed a fish shape and some banners.

Of course we had to have some crawdads hanging out with the bottom feeders.   The crab, hook and work are from the Silhouette Design Store.  

... and this is the celebratory birthday highchair.

I have a request from my 2 year old granddaughter for a princess party banner for her 3rd birthday November.  I better get working on it.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sugar 'n Spice Foil

The pink and silver foils don't show up well in photographs but I certainly had fun making this little frame for my nieces little baby.  Brielle makes me a great aunt.
My original design was for a portrait orientation as per the design in the Silhouette Design Store.  When I went to Michaels and found this cute frame, I decided that I needed to adjust the design to fit a landscape orientation.

The frame is from a new collection at Michaels. 

I used both pink and silver  Heidi Swapp foils and the Minc machine.  I have found a Brother pinter that evenly and perfectly prints the laser ink to provide a very smooth surface for foiling with no pinholes.  

This was my original layout. 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Baby Tic Tac Toe

My second washi card is for my niece who just had a baby girl.  I have two versions of this card - the first is hand made and the second one is designed with the Silhouette Studio software.

I think this is the first washi tape that I ever bought, I believe it was from Smash.

This is a different version that I designed for print and cut with the Silhouette Studio software instead of using rubber stamps.   

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Washi Banner Card

Lately it seems as though I have accumulated a rather large number of washi tapes and feeling like I can't possibly use them all in this life time.  I have decided to create some cards to see if I can put a dent in my washi collection.

This is the first of my cards.

I have just folded the washi tape in half over baker's twine and trimmed to create a mini banner.  Super simple.  The tapes are mostly from the newer Recollections collections and the kraft card is also Recollections.

The stamp is from Hero Arts.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Bright & Breezy Card

Card base - Half sheet 110 lb white card stock
Ink Pad - Close to my Heart dye pad - Glacier
Stamps - Assorted splatter stamps
Patterned card stock - Anthology Bright & Breezy
Sentiment - Anthology Bright & Breezy
Adhesive - Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever

The hexagons were left over from a scrapbook page that I am working on for my granddaughter, so I decided to turn the into a quickie card.  

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bokeh Card

This is my version of a Bokeh style card.

Cold pressed watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads
- Peeled Paint
- Evergreen
- Brushed Corduroy
- Broken China
Water spritzer
White pigment pad
Make-up sponge
Circle stencils in assorted sizes
Rubber stamp
Stayzon ink pad

The background was done with Distress Ink Pads pressed on a  teflon mat and spritzed with water.

I tried using a white pigment pad for the circles but my pad was too dry so I substituted gesso and a stencil brush to get my Bokeh effect.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Happy Spring

For the first time that I can ever remember, March has come in like a lion and it has gone out like a lion.  Spring is here and I'm looking forward to warmer weather, hopefully it is coming soon.  I made this little card to hopefully speed up the spring process.

Patterned card stocks and bakers twine and sentiment are from Anthology by Lisa Bearnson.  The black eyes are actually Pearler Beads that I melt in the oven to create my own enamel dots.  I like to attach them with Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Thank you cards

I recently lost a son, so many people have just been so wonderful and we are very grateful for all of your support.  These are the thank you cards that I made to send out, very appreciative of the outpouring of love that we have felt.

Purple paper - Recollections open stock
Sentiment is print and cut on a Silhouette Cameo
Paper Flower - Recollections
Bee - Jolees stickers
Glue for embellishments - Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Family Reunion Chalkboard Paper Banner

Cameo is the greatest tool in cutting out shapes for banners.   I just cut them out then used a Marvy Bistro Chalkboard Marker to do the lettering and added a bit of twine.  My lettering isn't the greatest but this made for a pretty instant banner for our reunion in Lehi, Utah.