Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Got Stencils?

Hey, Blog Hoppers! 
Pat Huntoon from Technique Junkies has done it again!   

Pat and our talented design team have many inspirational projects to show you today on our fabulous blog hop from the BRAND NEW CD - Sensational Stencils.  It is chuck full with over 40 stencil techniques for your card and craft making projects.   

ORDER IT NOW for only $14.95 by clicking HERE.  Please note that you may have to use Chrome or Firefox to view.    Click here to see the CD table of contents.  
So....break out your stencils!!  Now for the blog hop fun........

You should have arrived here from Tricia's blog.  Her expertly colored images are always a pleasure to behold!  If you jumped into the middle of the hop, go back to the beginning, listed below, so you don't miss any of the projects!

Today I have two samples from the CD.  The first is called Gelato Wipe.  The images are from Stampin Up and are used to keep with my year's mantra of trying to use some stamps that have never seen ink!  There is just something about a black border that really makes your image pop!  It is hard to see in the photo but the words Thank you are popped up with foam tape.

The second technique is called Saturated Stencil.  This Dylusions stencil makes me think of Lotus seed pods.  That led me to think of Butterflies....not sure why but it did!  These are from a Tim Holtz set that also had never seen ink.

Both techniques were easy for any level of stamper!   So, now it is time for you to hop on to Beth's blog.

Below is the order of our blog hop.

Tricia O’Bin - http://thepassionatestamper.blogspot.com
Ann Clack - YOU ARE HERE
Beth Norman -
Hetty Sanders - http://craftchaos.blogspot.com
Holly Brown – http://www.glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com
Jane Bosi - http://janembosi.blogspot.com 
Jackie Kalchert   http://
Shelly Schmidt - http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/
Pat Huntoon - http://www.patstamps.blogspot.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Colored Silk

Hi, Bloggers!  Well.....I'm finally getting some time to blog and stamp.  It feels soooo good.  For the last three weeks we were working on our long driveway.  (story following, card info below if you want to skip) 
It was time to pressure wash it and reseal it.  Quite expensive to have it done so we decided to do it ourselves.  The drive is almost 10 years old and we had never sealed it before.  Once the power washing was done there were lots of pits where we had washed out the dirt and moss.....lots and lots of moss.  We are completely treed with oaks so not much sun gets to the drive.  We decided that we could only do 2/3 of it this year.  There is a total of over 10,000 sq feet of driveway!  Wow!  The day we finished my daughter, Leah, came over with her two children.  While we were working on her project, her son comes in the back door.  As he walked on the vinyl you could hear his shoes sticking!  STOP!  I yelled.  Did you walk over to the shop?  I asked.    NO!  he said.  You have tar on your shoes!  I replied.  I've got it on my hands too, he replied!   AUGH!!!!!!    While we were cleaning up the hands, shoes and floor, my husband went into the garage.  He came back into the house and said.  Well......he was right.....he didn't walk over to the shop......he rode his Big Wheel over there.  You have go to be kidding me.  We JUST finished over there.  I said to my grandson.....Didn't those containers blocking the way to the shop mean anything to you?  No....was his reply.  Well, I guess when you are 6 years old, life experience of items blocking the way for a large vehicle may not mean anything for a little ol' Hot Wheel.  Thought you'd like to see the picture of his escapade.  It took a whole bucket of sealer to redo the area.  BTW.....we ended up using 53 five gallon buckets of sealer to get the job done.  We staged the bike for the picture.
Here is a card that I designed for the August Technique Junkie Newsletter.  It uses a technique called Colored Silk.  This technique gives such a beautiful background!!  The image is from I Brake For Stamps in their Embossing Arts section.  I've had this stamp for years and it is just a classic.  Colored with copic markers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday's Class

I took a class at Main Street Stamp and Stationery today.  Helen from Paper Parachute taught the class.  It was SOOOOOO much fun.  I'm very pleased with my project.  I learned to not think and plan too much....very hard for me.  I also learned that I need a LOT more Distress Stain paints, rub-ons, and more washi tape if I want to do more of these.    I hope that you enjoy.

Faux Dorothy

Hi, Bloggers!  This week the technique of the week from Technique Junkies is Faux Embroidered Quilt.  It makes the background look soooo good!  I've used one of my newer favorite stamps from Technique Junkie Stamps (formerly Stamp Camp).  I thought this card could be good for those college students who are leaving home for the first time!  There indeed is no place like home!  The words were made using an alphabet stamp set from Hero Arts that I've had for at least 20 years!  Funny how just recently I've seen some stamp companies use this font for some of these stamps!  What goes around, comes around!  ;-)  Enjoy!