Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts
April 25, 2008
I used a little bit of the Afternoon Tea DSP with a corner rounder punch, and closed the pocket by tying Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon around the card. The Solitude Roller Wheel was inked with Groovy Guava by rolling the wheel directly on the stamp pad, rather than using an ink cartridge. I find this works very well if I'm doing a small amount of wheeling. If I want to make an entire card front background with a wheel, or if I'm inking wrapping paper, then I would definitely want to use a cartridge. The tree limb was colored with Close to Cocoa and Garden Green markers, and the little bird was stamped with Soft Sky on Soft Sky cardstock, and then cut out with an x-acto blade and popped up on a dimensional. This card was actually pretty easy and quick to complete. Why don't you try it and see for yourself?!
April 23, 2008
My friend, Ann, ordered some "Dew Drops", and shared some with me. I just love how dimensional they are, as you can see in the close up above, and how they instantly scream for your attention wherever you place them. Just a small glue dot will hold each one in place. Awesome little invention... don't you think? Ann is THE BEST friend to create with. She's always full of fantastic ideas, and loves to encourage me to attempt bigger and better things when it comes to making cards and scrapbooking. We have begun a scrapbook page "Challenge". We have only completed one page, but we have the guidelines set up for the second and we're ready to start any day now. Maybe we need to set a deadline to motivate ourselves. What do you think, Ann?
Well, now, that wasn't really that difficult. :-D Maybe I'll just start posting some of the projects I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. See you next time!
April 5, 2008
Vacation? Who needs it when you live in Paradise? We just added a new garden at the back of our lanai, filled with tropical plants to soften the edge of the house. It's beautiful. Things look a bit droopy in these pictures, because everything had just been planted and not thoroughly watered yet. But we've had just a touch of rain the past two days, enough to get everybody all perked up and standing proud.