Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pyramid with My Halloween Treasures

I made this 3 dimensional pyramid to store a few of my treasures in for this Halloween season.

On each side of the pyramid I attached small 3" x 6" cards to the sides. I used Basic Grey's "Color Me Silly" Collection. Just thought it is a perfect name for my project. My triangle measures 7" in diameter and is 6 1/2" tall. When you make your triangles just make sure you keep them connected and on the one end make a 1" flap so when you fold it you will be able to glue the flap to the inside of the last triangle.

I used several different Paper Studio Stickabilities stickers gemstones and closures, I also used a few Little Yellow Bicycle Rub Ons. On this one I wrapped some black twine around the front cover and tied it down on the front with a bow.

My cute ghost sticker I attached to some white card stock and attached it to the top of the pyramid to give it some more dimension. On the back side of the ghost I added a sticker bat so the dimension would be on all sides.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hapy Halloween Cards and Making Memories

My tutorial today is how to make this banner without a stamp. Not a problem. Just take some 1" squares of different colors of your paper scraps. (They really can be any sizes depending on what you are placing them on or what you are making with them). The biggest thing is to find the center at the bottom of each of the squares. Cut a diagonal line from the top left corner to the center mark and then do the right.
I used scraps of Making Memories Toil and Trouble paper. (You know that is all I ever get is the scraps that my wife leaves behind for me to use) and made each of my cards. She suggested that I put my banner pieces up on pop dots to give it more dimension instead of just gluing it flat. I must say she was right :) I also did a corner round on this card and on the following card.
I found the corner rounder laying on her scrap table and thought hmm.... wonder what this does. My little skeleton I just cut from the bottom of a piece of the Toil and Trouble paper and glued it to my card. I stamped my sentiment and placed it on some of those pop dots. My wife added the stitching around the outside edges of the 4 squares. We agreed it just needed just a little more.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wonka Exceptions meets Graphic 45 Sunflower Jar

Yesterday I shared with you on how I made these fabulous bottle caps. Today I am going to show you the fabulous jar I made using an empty jalapeno jar. This is the top of the jalapeno jar. Just simple but yet nice by adding a bow and a few buttons.
Again,, here is the tag and I wrapped the rim of the jar with some pretty plaid and blue ribbon.
I used one of the bottle caps and a piece of the Lallapalooza Paper and some Doddlebug rubons for the tag.

Here is the finished jar. It is really hard to photograph a jar but it is filled with hulled sunflower seeds. You can put anything in your jar so don't throw them out. Remember to save those bottle caps they make wonderful embellishments for your tags, cards and scrapbook pages. Recycling is a good thing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wonka Exceptions meets Graphic 45 Bottle Caps

I took a Wonka Exceptions Fruit Marvels Candy can and transformed into a gift container for my Graphic 45 Bottle Caps that I was giving as a gift I used the Lollapalooza Papers and the musical paper is from Pink Paisley Mistletoe Collection.
After I punched my circles and got them glued into the inside of the bottle caps I then put Glossy Accents over the punched circles. I allowed it to dry and then done it again. This will take some patients because you have to allow each layer to dry completely.

I made this cute tag to place on my jar of sunflower seeds, the jar is an empty jar from some jalapenos that we used up. Come back tomorrow I will show you the wonderful jar that I made :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hit the Road Jack

Was out RVing this last week, always so relaxing. My wife always brings plenty of scrapbooking things when we go camping. She scrapbooks and I fish, hike or just relax. What ever we are doing it is always calming. We tend to live life way to fast.
I have been playing with her Copic Markers over the last couple of weeks and I enjoy coloring, it reminds me of my childhood.

Pam had this camping stamp in her collection of stamps that she brought with her, so I decided I would just color me a RVing scene. Think it turned out pretty well if I have to say so myself. Of course she had to make it into a card. The "Lets" is some rubons that she had and the "Hit the Road Jack" is part of the Inkadinkado stamp set.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Cherish the Moment"

Well it has taken me a few days to get my book cover painted. I did all the base painting and my wife did all the details for me. I had a wonderful time explaining to her the look that I was trying to seek in my (our :)) book. She is very talented and she actually used the same photo in a recent page challenge with My Minds Eye. Please feel free to visit her blog at I am sure she would love it. Now back to my (our) book.
After I got all of my impressions placed into my chipboard book I was ready for the painting. I used Cermacoat Paint - Maroon Chocolat, Raw Sienna, Alpine Green, Spice Brown, Old Parchment, White, and Gypsy Rose.

This is the back of my book; Pam applied several different coats of Mod Podge mixed with paints and wiped it off with paper towels until she got the color blend that we were looking for. After it was dry we added the Butterfly die cut from My Minds Eye Carefree collection to the center of the book.

And here is our cover. Isn't it beautiful. We are so pleased with it.

Our papers are My Minds Eye Everyday Cherished Blessed Flowers/Devoted to Blue, Cherished Flowers/Everything Golden, Elegant print/Poised Purple paper, All Together Floral/Red Paper.

Again we did the front cover just as the back to get the blend to be the same. I painted all the butterflies, flowers, and leaves in and than Pam did all the details. It is really nice to live with a painter. The Cherish the Moment is a sticker from Deja Views Wonderful Words My Thoughts.

I than thought the larger flowers need some dimension so I add a few of the pink pearl gemstones to the centers of the 3 large flowers.

Again, make sure to visit her blog as well as my other DT's they would both enjoy hearing from you.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chip Art Techniques

There is new tool out there from Melody Ross, called Chip Art. It involves a mat, mallet, water bottle to spray with, chipboard and dies. Reminds me alot of the leather techniques that I use to do.
One of the most important things to remember is to lightly spray your chipboard with water. Make sure not to do it to heavily or it will make the chipboard very weak. Hold the die upright and give it a couple of hits with the mallet. I tend to lean my very slightly as I hit it with the mallet, that seemed to give a better impression.

Also, this is the second important thing to do, make sure that your dies are kept clean. I use a paper piercer to accomplish this.

I will be posting my first book in a day or two so come back and see what I have created.