Monday, October 20, 2008

Haircut Season

This is one of the Layouts I did this weekend. I wish I had thought to take some pictures of everyone else's stuff, that would have been fun to see!

One our friends is also the one who cut the kids hair that time, say cheese Audrey!

Journaling reads:

OK, I have to admit to one of my weak spots as a mom. I am bad at getting my kids haircuts frequently enough, about 3-4 times a year is my usual. So, they all look pretty shaggy and the beginning of the school year is one of our haircut seasons! This is in Sept 07, and Geoffrey says good-bye to his tail :(

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scallop Circle Punch Santa Tutorial

Here it is as promised! Sorry the photos are a little fuzzy, I tried to get up too close.
You will need:
Scallop Circle Punch
Standard hole punch
Paper: Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Start with 4 punched scallop circles: 2 Whisper White, 1 Riding Hood Red, and 1 Blush Blossom
and 2 white and 1 red standard hole punches.

Leave the Blush Blossom whole.
Trim 3 scallops off of one White circle
Trim 5 scallops off the remaining white circle and the red circle

Glue the 5 scallop red piece on the top of the blush blossom circle

Glue the 5 scallop white piece on the bottom of the Blush circle.

Glue the 9 scallop white piece on the back of your Santa to the scallops just above the previous white piece.

Glue mustache on front of Santa just above the front white piece as shown.

Glue the 9 scallop red piece on the back of the Santa with its first scallop behind the 2nd red scallop on the front so part of it extends past the face, forming the hat.

Add the standard hole punches as the eyes and nose, then use marker to add the eyeballs. All done!

Retreat Projects

For those of you who missed the Stamp Club meeting this weekend, I thought I would hurry up and post the projects :) I only had 2 projects figured out before the retreat started, then planned one when it was just Heather and I. Then I was at such a loss, I asked for requests!

We'll start with the one I put together while talking to Heather, but actually planned while driving home from Walmart that morning when the weather was so gorgeous! I just got the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and I am in love! I love how rich the color is with these things!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, blender pen, paper piercer with mat pack, white gel pen, Scallop edge punch

This is one of the projects I had prepared ahead. Autumn/Fall is my favorite season. I just love everything about it. I wish it lasted longer! I know we all have great photos from the Fall time, and there are so many great things we get together with family for in this season.

Stamps:Lovely as a Tree, Bella's Border wheel, Typeset Alpha (retired)

Paper: Pacific Point textured, Chocolate Chip, Juntos Designer Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Accessories: Top Note and Leaves dies for Bigshot die cut machine, Heat & Stick powder, heat gun, Cosmo glitter-green, white gel pen, wheel guide

Then we made these absolutely adorable spider treats. They have a peppermint patty between them and are done all with punches! I got this idea from Julie Case aka casegj on SCS and here is her original post

Paper: Black, Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Whisper White, Real Red

Accessories: Scallop circle punch, Photo Corner punch, and standard hole punch

This is the page by request! When I asked what theme of page they wanted, they said "Easter!" So we got to use the Watercolor Wonder Crayons again! Look at how bright those eggs are!

Stamps: A Good Egg

Paper: textured Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, blender pen, scissors

And this little guy is something I madeup quick when Mary Strand said "boy, these spiders are sure cute, but do you think you could make a Santa like this?" Cute huh?!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Christmas Card of the Year

I have decided that I will just stamp for fun this week, and worry about planning the next Stamp Club meeting stuff until later. I got some new Christmas stuff recently and I haven't really played with it yet. I wanted to try this set with colorful eyelets as tree ornaments, and I think it turned out well. Then I got to playing with the punches and I had seen on some one's card that the small snowflake from this set goes well with the Boho Blossom punch 6 petal flower! Then, lo and behold, it layers great with the Snow Blossom punch! I got that punch for Christmas from the hubby a couple years ago and am just now using it for something for myself. And I splurged and used a rhinestone brad in the center of the snow blossom (Stop the hoarding now!) Stamped the KK snow blossom with the Swirled tree, inked edges of the punches with markes in as close a color as I could.
Stamps: Snow Swirled, To You and Yours
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Holiday Treasures DP (all SU)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, markers (Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive)
Accessories: eyelets, CAD, several punches (Boho Blossoms, Snow Blossom, 1" circle, Small and Large Ovals)
I even stamped on the inside. I think it is a great finishing touch without a lot of effort.


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