Thursday, March 31, 2011
March Challenge Winner
Our new April Challenge will start tomorrow so check back for the details and some inspiration.
Now for the drawing of our winner. I used Random.org to choose a winner ...
Jacqueline from Made by Jacqueline is our winner!
Please send an email to Lora at sinkler-lake at rogers dot com. Please note that Lora will respond to your email later next week after she returns from Holiday.
Thanks again for playing along!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
2012 Calendar Tutorial
Hi all, Madge here with a Christmas Project Tutorial to get you started on gifts for special people. A homemade gift is straight from the heart and shows that you have taken the time to make something special. I have been making these calendars for about 3 years. Last year I made 30 to give as a “Christmas Card” to my stamping buddies.
You can adapt this to any size you would like, but for this sample / calendar, I have made it A4 size 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”.
Sturdy cardstock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” (or 6” x 12” or 5” x 10”). Length is double desired height.
2012 file (Print onto white cardstock, and cut apart).
Unfortunately, my calendar pdf could not be uploaded - if you print the above at 6 columns and “gray font”. You will get a good replica.
4 designer papers: 4” x 5 1/4” (Good way to use up those Designer Paper pieces & scraps).
I used 4 wonderful 6” x 6” pages from Webster’s Pages. purchased at OCS Lora has a wonderful selection of 6” x 6” pads.
4 Mats: To coordinate with papers chosen. (scraps! scraps! scraps!)
Assorted embellishments: stamps, inks, punchies, Designer Papers. Scraps! Scraps! Scraps!
14“ Soft ribbon (ie: satin, organza)
1/4” hole punch or anywhere punch
Strong adhesive to guarantee your calendar can withstand a year of being displayed.
Lets get started:
Step One: Score cardstock in half along longest edge (8 1/2”) This will give you 4 “pages”.
Step Two: Cut out each month, and mat in groups of 3.
Jan. Feb. March / April May June / July Aug. Sept. / Oct. Nov. Dec.
Step Three: (Tip) I make a 1/4” frame to visualize the placement I want for my “page” layout.
Step Three: Cut Designer paper 1/4” smaller than your “page” ie: 4” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to “page”.
Step Four: Add matted months and any embellishments.
(Let your creativity run wild).
Step Five: Punch 2 holes about 1/2” apart on the centre bottom of your pages.
Step Six: With Jan. Feb. Mar. facing you - thread your ribbon into the two holes, leave 1 1/4” on the pieces in the middle, and tie a bow.
Your calendar will be freestanding and ready to give to that special friend on your list.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign or initial each page. Enjoy!
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d be happy to help you.
Be sure to check in at the OCS challenge for April and a chance to win $$$. See you there!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Stampavie Fairy Kiki
Ok, so some of you that have been faithfully following our blog may realize by now that I am not a stickler for following guidelines (snicker!!). I am by no means a rebellious person, I just think of them more as "suggestions". I was putting this card together and once again, almost (it was very, very close!) forgot to follow the sketch! But luckily, I caught myself in time and cut my paper (oohhh.. it is so pretty!!!) into the three sections!
Can I tell you how thrilled I am that Stampavie is carrying some of Mo Manning's amazing images in rubber??!! This is one of my all time favorites Fairy Kiki!!
I told you that paper is gorgeous!! That is from Kaisercraft . Yummy!! Lora has some great deals on Patterned Paper right now in the clearance section!! Some are as low as .49 cents for 12x12 paper!! I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I happened to use Broken China and Faded Jeans. She was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
She was cut out using Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circles Nestabilities.
You can see a few close ups on my blog.
Good luck on winning that $25 Gift Certificate but you can't win if you don't play ; ) You also have to use product from the store to be eligible for the prize.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Spring Has Sprung!
I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used the Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and designer paper is Tickled Pink from My Mind's Eye.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
For today's post, I used this stamp set from Flourishes called From the Desk of.. that can be found at One Crazy Stamper.
The picture isn't showing the mulberry paper up very well. I torn the edges and mounted it on the patterned paper. I added the Cream pearl around the edge of the eyelet circle that has Hello stamped on it.
- Stamp: From the Desk of by Flourishes
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Spellbinders Nestabilities: Standard Circles and Eyelet Circles
- Paper: X Press It Blending Cardstock, Reflections from Prima, mulberry paper from my stash and miscellaneous cardstock
- Viva Decor Pearl Pen: Cream
- Copic Markers: BG10, BG11, E50, E51, G17, E29, RV10, RV13, RV14, B000
- Miscellaneous: mulberry paper, rhinestones, ribbon
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
There is still time to join in our sketch challenge. Check out our blog for the details.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Celebrate one cupcake at a time…
Sounds good to me! Here my little buddy Henry partying up with his cupcake!
I thought that I would do something a little springy since it’s cold and snowing outside.
Whiff of Joy Henry Celebrating Mouse
Paper: Recollection (Michaels)
Embellishments: Misc. Buttons
Inks: Momento Black Ink, Copics
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bernadette Admiring Spring Flowers
If you follow along with OCS’s challenges, you’ll know that this month our DT Leader Jacilynn supplied us with an awesome sketch. Well, to keep up with the challenge, my card has followed her sketch (well, sorta / kinda).
I turned it into a platform for a Round Easel Card. (The blue background is the mat to my little Scor-Buddy, which I just L-O-V-E.)
Inside, “may your day bloom with happiness” is stamped.
I really loved the way this card came together and even used a piece of patterned paper that has been kicking around forever – hundreds of pieces of cardstock and dp’s and this is the piece that saved the day!
Supplies used: Copics, (too many to mention), Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies, MS border punch, Prima flowers, MS Fern punch, Bazill cardstock, and Organza Ribbon and butterfly charm from stash.
Next week, I will be doing a tutorial for a Christmas Gift that you may like to see, along with a pdf to help you along. So, see you next week, same time, same station.
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sugarplums - Cherry Emma
I used Cherry Emma from CC Designs. She was colored with Copics after being stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. My background papers are textured Bazzill cardstock. I am not sure why it looks kind of glittery.. must be reflections from the lights in my room. The image was cut out and pop dotted onto a Circle Nestabilitie and Lacey Circle Nestabilitie from Spellbinders. If you would like a list of the Copics I used or to see what she looks like colored in Prismacolor pencils you can pop over to my personal blog.
Don't forget, you still have plenty of time to follow this amazing sketch and get into the running to win a $25 Gift card to One Crazy Stamper.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Listen With Your Heart
The set is Beauty Within by Flourishes. I stamped my images with Memento ink and colored them with Copic Markers. The sentiment is also from this set.
Copic colors: YG13, YG17, YG67, V09, V15, V17, B00, B02
I cut the image out and then layered it on a Spellbinders Labels Thirteen die. My ribbon is heated with a heat gun to crinkle it up.
I stamped the oval that surrounds my word from the Fancy Accents Spellbinders Compatible Set and cut it out.
The designer paper is BasicGrey's Kioshi collection which I ran through the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder. I sanded the embossing to highlight it a bit futher.
You still have time to hop in and join us for our monthly challenge...there is a gift certificate on the line for a lucky participant. Maybe it will be You!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Butterflies and Clematis
- Stamp: Butterflies & Clematis (Flourishes), and Just Rite Happy Sentiments
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: X Press It Blending Cardstock, Prima Botanical, and miscellaneous cardstock
- Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
- Copic Markers: G17 - Forest Green, V20 - Wisteria, E47 - Dark Brown, YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR02 - Light Orange
- Atyou Spica Glitter Pens: 07 - Olive, 04 - Orange, 13 - Lilac
- Miscellaneous: Ribbon
Saturday, March 19, 2011
YNS-Erin is visiting from Ireland!
Kaisercraft Pearls here and it really adds a lot to any project!
OK so I loved this stamp so much that I actually made 2 projects this week and I have to share both with you!
Friday, March 18, 2011
I cut out the focal image with a circle nestie and layered it onto a lacey circle nestie.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Spring is near!
At least I thought it was! lol I woke up yesterday morning to SNOW. Today is suppose to be in the 50’s so that’s much better. Much sure you check out One Crazy Stamper’s site for all the new Spring goodies! I can’t wait til the new Copic colors come in, I am already making room for them!
Stamps: Belles n Whistles Little Eden; Sentiment Verve Munchkin Phrases; Footprints KLM Tiny Backgrounds
Paper: Memory Box Jubilee Collection Gelato; Minuet Collection Butterfly Ballet; SU Eggplant CS; Coldpress watercolor paper
Inks: Black momento Ink; Tombow watercolor markers 761,850,603,606,969,942,451; White Gel Pen
Embellishments: Mini green safety pins; ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities Die Labels One
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Hi all, Madge here again. Today I’m using the cute little image from Whiff of Joy by Elizabeth Bell which can be found at One Crazy Stamper. These gorgeous images are whimsical, yet detail perfect.
I used copics to color the image, too many to list. I apologize for the picture as my computer had a much needed “surgery” and I’ve lost my photo editing software (temporarily). Also lost all my email contacts / and emails……. (ugh, grrrr, rant, rave). Hopefully it will be restored soon.
Supplies used: WOJ Umbrella Girl, Copics, Glossy Accents, Oval Nestabilities, Wild Orchid flowers, MS fern punch and misc. cardstock.
Hope you’ve submitted a card for the OCS challenge for a chance to win $$$. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~