Tutorial Tuesday - Liquid Applique

The holidays are approaching, so I usually get out my liquid applique and play.  It looks great on the mummys, santas and snowmen.  It adds the perfect touch to images for snow.  Here is a tutorial that shows how to apply liquid applique and how to make it puff up on your images.  ENJOY!

Card meaurements:

Card base - black 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Enchanted pattern paper - 4 x 5 1/4
Barn Red cardstock - 3 1/2 x 4
Garden Green cardstock - 3 1/4 x 3 3/4
White Daisy cardstock - 3 x 3 1/2

Edited to add:  I was incorrect on the stamp set I used on this card.  I thought it was Trick or Treaters...I was wrong!  It is Halloween Dingbats, which is retired also.  Sorry for the wrong information!

Happy Stamping!

Acrylic Fun

Last Friday, my boys didn't have school and had friends over to play in the afternoon.  I cleaned all morning, so when their friends were here I could create.  I had so much fun designing the cards I will show you this week for my acrylic card class.  I am holding this class on Sunday, October 26th at my house.  My club members have been asking me to design some cards for a class, since they saw the ones I made earlier.  I have four cards for the class.

This card is a get well card.  I never seem to have any of these when I need them.  I like this card and used Jingle Borders for the front and inside borders.  I haven't used that set much and when I showed this card at my workshop yesterday two people order the set.  I was glad they liked it.  The front design is from Spot on Backgrounds.  Unfortunately, you can't see the little bling I put on the front that well.  I didn't take my pictures until the sun was setting, so there wasn't any light that hit the bling.    It looks better in person, because the bling shines. 

The sentiment is from Best Wishes and the border on the colonial white paper is the same border as the front just stamped in chocolate ink.  I used sorbet and chocolate cardstock too!  Oh, I almost forgot I used gold staples to adhere the sorbet cardstock to the back of the card.  

I have three more of these to show you this week and I am going to save my two favorites for the last two I post.

Happy Stamping!

Life's Milestones

I got another layout done from the Magic Moments Scrapbooking kit now available in CTMH's 2008 Autumn/Winter catalog.  While I was in Florida at the CTMH convention, my three year old son rode his bike without training wheels for the first time.  His dad just decided he didn't need them anymore and guess what?  =He didn't.  When I got home, they took me to the BMX track and Tanner showed me how he could ride.  Boy, he could ride!  Up and down the big hills and around the corners.  He is growing up so fast and always surprises me.  He is a dare devil!

On this layout, I added the parentheses and circle charms that matched perfectly with this paper.  They are from the Free Spirit My Stickease artwork.

Happy Stamping!

Tutorial Time - Tri-fold Card

This little card is another one I got from Splitcoaststampers.  Every time I need something new, I try them first.  ENJOY!

Card base 4 x 11, score at 3 1/2 and 7 inches
Punches - SU 1 3/8" circle, SU scallop punch, SU slit punch, 1/8" handheld punch

See video for other products.  

Oh, I forgot to mention that I added retired stamp sets I have for sale at the bottom of my blog.  Look at the top of the sidebar for more information.

Happy Stamping!

5 Minute Card

I spent a good part of the afternoon working on my blog template.  I am not finished yet, but I did make some major changes.  I am learning a lot about html code and changing it.  Adela from Creation by AR (her blog is below) directed me to this blog to learn how to make some changes I asked her about.  The website is really helpful.  If you are a blogger and want to make changes, you should check it out.  Thanks, Adela!

My friend, Jeanne, posted these type of cards on her blog here.  In addition, she had a link on her blog for Creations by AR, who created a tutorial for these wonderful cards.  Adela did a great job on this!  

I just can't make enough thank you cards for all the volunteers, who worked the open house at my son's elementary school.  I love these cards!  I made 12 cards in record time.  I got to use ribbon I have that doesn't match any of my CTMH paper, but I couldn't live without.  I decided to stamp directly onto the card to make the cards even easier to make.  I used the 2008 October stamp of the month, Annotations and Say It In Style stamp set.  Here are just a few of the cards I made this morning:

I used the following Cuttlebug embossing folders:
  • Swiss Dots
  • Bloom Dots
  • Floral Fantasy
  • Stylized Flowers
  • D'Vine Swirl
The next time I made some of these, I am going to bling them up a little like Adela and Jeanne did to their cards.  I know these cards will be a staple in my card list.

I have a question to answer that I missed in my Guest Book.  Sorry!  I use a circle scallop on some of my cards and it was asked what size I use.  I tried to measure it, and it looks like it is 1 3/4 inches across.  It is the SU scallop punch.

If you have questions, the best place to post them is in the comments section.  The comments are sent to me via email, so I look at them and respond as soon as I can.  BTW, thanks to all of you who make such nice comments about my blog and artwork.  It is really nice that you take the time to leave a comment.  It means a lot to me.  I am glad you like my blog.

Happy Stamping!

Making Some Changes

Please bear with me over the next few days, I plan on changing my blog background and header for the fall season.  You might catch me in the middle of trying some new things out before I decide on what I want.

Thanks for your patience!

Thank You Boom Di Ada

Happy Birthday, MOM!  

If you are reading this on Monday, September 22nd, it is my mother's birthday.  Mom, I hope you had a great day!  We tried to call, but you must be out celebrating!  Love ya! 

I just can't get enough of this design.  I needed to make 10 thank you cards, so I used this design again.  It is so easy to make and looks good with every paper set I use.

This time I used the Creative Basics Boom-Di-Ada Collection on page 18 of the 2008 CTMH summer Idea Book.  The embellishments are hollyhock twill ribbon, garden green brads and bling I had in my stash (non-CTMH).  The sentiment is from Gracious Greetings and I used the same gold paper behind the sentiment that I used on the Happy Anniversary card.  This gold paper was sold by CTMH, but is retired now.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment.  You can see that the sun makes the gold paper shimmer.  Pretty!

Happy Stamping!

From Your Side of the Table

Karen Wilson, a fellow CTMH consultant, sent me this criss cross card she made via email.  Isn't it darling?  I don't have this paper pack.  She used the Whoops-A-Daisy paper pack featured in the 2008 Spring CTMH Idea Book.  

Great job, Karen!

If you want to refresh your memory on how to make a criss criss card you can watch my video tutorial here.

Happy Stamping!

Anniversary Silhouette

I think I posted this card I received from my upline, Chris Shouse before.  Chris used Silhouette Level 2 paper pack and Gracious Greetings stamp set.

I love it!  I have her card posted on my bulletin board in my scraproom, so I would use this design.  Here is mine:

I used Silhouette Levele 2 paper pack too and Golden Years stamp set.  I needed four anniversary cards for the next couple of months.  I think this design is so elegant.  It would be great for wedding cards too!

Happy Stamping!


This two page layout is one of the 12 layouts offered in the Magic Moments scrapbook kit that is the new 2008 CTMH Idea Book.  This kit was offered as a special in May.  I got mine then.  This kit was totally worth it.  You get 12 two-page layouts, My Stickease artwork for each layout, ribbon, brads and page protectors.  I have added pop dots behind the paisleys in this layout.  In addition, I added the pewter bigger brads on the bottom of page one.

I just love the pics I found for this layout.  

On this page, I printed the middle picture in sepia, because it didn't match the colors of the layout.  I really like making my layouts first and then printing my pictures, because it make me use sepai and black and white.  I used sepia this time to match the chocolate color in the background paper. 

Here is the embellishment on the second page.

These level one layouts are easy to put together and make scrapbooking simpler, easy and faster.

Happy Stamping!

Tutorial Time - Spinner Card

This is another long one...slightly over 10 mintues.  I had to edit parts out, so I could get it under 11 minutes.  That seems to be the magic number for me to upload it to You Tube.  It is long, because I show you three things in this video.  I know...I was energetic on this one!  I show you:
  • Spinner Card
  • Masking Technique
  • Tissue Stamping
I have been wanting to make this spinner card tutorial for a while, but I had to find a 1/2" circle punch.  I found mine at Archivers.  I like the punches where you use your thumb to push it down or squeeze it together.  I really don't like the ones you have to push down in the middle with your palm.

This is a long one, but it should be worth it...ENJOY!

Here are the measurements:

Topiary card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 score at 4 1/4
Dutch Blue cs - 4 x 5 1/4
White Daisy cs - 4 x 5 1/4
Lines to draw: Landscape - 1/2" from top and 1" from top; Portrait - 3/4" on each side

Happy Staming!

Notebook Thanks

Here is the last card I have made lately with the new Notebook Level 2 paper pack from CTMH.  I used the design on page 99 of the Originals book called Winning Combination.  The pink and blue paper is the same sheet of paper.  One side is crystal blue with blue polka dots and the other side is hollyhock with cocoa polk dots and other colors mixed in to make it a versatile pattern.

In addition, I cut out the Happiness sentiment from the pattern paper I showed you last week for my tag.  The ribbon is hollyhock twill and I used colonial white waxy flax to tie the sentiment to the ribbon.  The two stamp sets I used were Adorning Corners in desert sand ink and Sweet Love in hollyhock ink.  After I stamped the thanks from Sweet Love, I covered it with a square window charm and added a pop dot to the back.  Lastly, I added square bling to the bottom left comer.

I will have a video earlier for you this week, because I had a chance to make a couple over the weekend.  I wanted to get a couple made, so if I have a busy week like this one with PTA events I just have to edit it.  Be looking for a spinner card tutorial soon!

Happy Stamping!

Tutorial Time 2-5-7-10 Box

I had fun making this little gift box.  I am always looking for cute ideas to give teachers and hostesses gifts in and this is one is a perfect size and easy to make.  Enjoy!


Juniper cardstock - 8 1/2 x 11 (landscape score at 2, 5, 7, 10 and portrait score at 2 and 7)
Sorbet cardstock - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Creme Brulee cardstock - 2 x 2
Sorbet designer ribbon - 12 inches

I used Life's Creation and Say It In Style stamp sets.

Happy Stamping!

Whooo Loves You

I was so glad to see that CTMH came out with an owl stamp set in their 2008 Autumn/Winter Idea Book called Whooo Loves You.  I love owls and the saying that goes with them.  I am still using the new Notebook paper and another blush colored cordouroy brad.  Who loves those?  I finished my card with heart rub-ons from the Nature's Ambiance set and square bling.  Oh, I almost forgot I put pop dots behind the top of my owl to make him stand out from the card while his feet are planted on the limb.

Happy Stamping!

Pretty in Pink

Can you believe I am done showing you Evensong projects?  I do have a layout left to show you, but that will be some other time. 

Here is one of the cards I made with the new Notebook Level 2 paper pack from CTMH.  I don't get to use pink when I scrapbook, so I really like using it on cards.  I like the pink polka dot paper, because the reverse side is blue.  If you don't like pink, you have another option.  If you click on the picture of the card, you will see the top of the card has the word kindess stamp on the lined notebook paper.  This stamp set is Classmate Alphabet.  It is a new item in the CTMH 2008 Autumn/Winter Idea Book too.
AND you have to notice the cute blush colored courduroy button on the front.  Actually, this is a brad.  More new items from this awesome Autumn/Winter book.  Now, the bottom sentiment is not stamped at all.  I cut it out of the pattern paper below.  It is in the same Notebook Level 2 pack.  Can you find it on the pattern paper?  You can use this paper for background or cut it up and use the parts.  I will show you a card later this week where I used the Happiness section of this paper too.   

I am off to get ready for one of my Distressing Workshops tonight.  

Happy Stamping!

Walking on Sunshine

I got a layout done today!   Really, it wasn't time consuming, because this is the layout that Brenda gave me at convention.  I love it!  We always have fun in the sun pictures, since we have a pool.  I just opened up my computer and found pictures from this summer...viola!  Layout was done!  Thanks, Brenda!

Brenda used the August word puzzle for the stamp set.  I like how she made her own pattern paper.  That is just the beginning of what I like about this layout.  Aren't the photo corners so stinkin' cute?  AND the buttons....especially using them in the title!

I am so happy I can print my pictures at home.  The picture of Tate swimming under the water on the second page is 3.75 x 10.5.  I like how the size of the picture goes with his stretched out body under the water. 

Oh, sorry about the underwear pics!  My boys think it is so much fun swimming in their underwear.  They won't think it is funny, when I show their scrapbooks to their friends at age 16....LOL!  We don't let them swim that way in front of others.  They would if we let them!  No modesty yet!

Oh, were you wanting to know who won the blog candy?

Hi from Henderson, NV - and Happy Birthday to Tanner...you little cutie. I found your blog surfing the web, it's one of the first ones I check every day on my lunch break! I love it! Thanks for all your creative ideas.

Sheri, please send your snail mail to stampfest@cox.net, so I can mail your goodies.

Here is what Tanner picked for the blog candy:
  • Baby card
  • Father's Day card
  • See ya later alligator card
  • Thank you gift card holders (2)
  • Paper Bliss baby boy
  • M & M stickers
  • Paper Bliss playground equipment
  • Clearly Inspired videos (5)
BTW, Tanner had a wonderful birthday!  Thanks for all of your wishes and nice comments about my blog.

Happy Stamping!

From Your Side of the Table

Here is a cute thank you card Jenny emailed me:

I love the scalloped edge and the stem of the flowers.  Very pretty, Jenny!

Happy Stamping!

Happy Birthday Tanner!

Here is Tanner blowing out the candles on his cake last year.
(three years old)

If you are reading this on Friday, September 5th...it is Tanner's 4th birthday! As you can see, I did not have time to create a video this week, so to celebrate Tanner's birthday.....

It is blog candy time!

I haven't chosen the candy yet. I am going to let Tanner go to my scrap supplies and pick some Jolee's stickers, handmade cards, marker, etc. It is going to be mystery blog candy.

All you have to do is leave a comment on how you found my blog, i.e. a friend told me, surfing the net, you are related to me....LOL! I will pick a winner with the random number generator and post the winner with my Tuesday post. Good luck!
Edited to add: When I woke up this morning, I remembered how much Tanner loves my video tutorials. SOOOOOOOOO I am going to add a DVD of some of my video tutorials to the blog candy! BTW, Tanner was up at 6:30 am this morning. I think he is excited about his birthday. LOL!

I hope you have a great weekend! I will eat a piece of cake for you :-)

Happy Stamping!