Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fabric ATC Loteria Swap

This is my first try at working with fabric for an ATC swap.  Look up Loteria on google....quite interesting.  We are starting with rooster (obviously).  I don't think this is my final ATC.

I went pretty basic on this as I used a patterned fabric.  The burlap is from a coffee bean bag I just bought.  The bingo round is Tim Holtz.  I added some shiny embossing powder to the rooster's tail but I don't think it shows well

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Second charm swap

So Roni on ink stains is hosting another charm swap.  I loved all the wonderful art charms I received in the first one so I couldn't pass up an opportunity to play again.  I used shrink plastic and a SU label punch with a new stamp set I got that is by Pink Paisley.  The paper on back is "resin paper".  I sponged ice resin on the paper.  It makes it translucent and very sturdy.  It still tears very well and the edges are accented with metallic markers.  I made the bail with wire.  I like the color on the silver shrink plastic but I think I like the gold accents the best.

I need to make myself a light box for photos.  Even with editing you can see shadows......well that will be on the top ten list of things to do.....

SU night

I was so excited to go to SU at Sunny's house.  Alway great projects and fun company.  Here are the cards we made (I goofed up on one of them but I was able to save it!)

This is our punch art card.  The strawberries are actually hearts.  The leaves are the 5 petal flower punch and the stem is from the bird punch.  Very clever!

The border is a new punch.  I didn't punch it correctly so I trimmed it down.  It originally went all across the side of the card.

This is my favorite card.  Love the stamp set and I was the hostess so I was able to get it.

G is for garden, rolodex swap continues

My rolodex is sssooooo full of great artwork.  I found some great wire ones at JoAnns today so I spread them out a bit! Great work everyone!





Me....more faux flower soft.

Wine, Food and Friends

Wine, food and friends is a monthly club that was inspired by the movie "Julie/Julia".  We meet each month alternating houses.  We pick a menu (complete with wine pairings), shop and cook together then eat a wonderful meal together.  We are using the book Wine, Food and Friends (isn't our name ingenious LOL) which is perfect as the author has done all the work for us by pairing the wines and picking the menu.  We are in our 19th month.  These are pics. from last weekend.

Mango, red pepper, onion salsa to put on the Turkey burgers which were wonderfully seasoned

Blackberry/lemon upside-down cake

Our front yard picnic

Burgers with salsa, green salad with papaya vinegar dressing and grilled vegies

Summer Camp Card Class

This summer camp card class is so fun and inspiring.  Each week we get a new color combo, videos, techniques and bonus color combos at the end of the week.  Also there are chances to win prizes each week.  All for a very reasonable price of $39.00.  It was well worth it!!  Of course you get a PDF every day (with busy schedules and summer time fun this is great) that you can download for all the pictures and techniques.  I picked week 3 color combo to make this card.  I watched a video using stamping and acetate. 
Kind of difficult to tell however the red strip is acetate stamped with staz-on ink in white.

Inside of the card.

Second dryer sheet flower

Well I had another flower that I couldn't let go to waste!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dryer Sheet Flowers

OK....I have a million sheets of paper...packages of shrink plastic, tons of felt, loads of tissue paper, etc. etc. so why did I make flowers out of dryer sheets?   Well...I like the idea of making something pretty out of  "throw away" items.  I saw this somewhere in cyberspace ( I really have to start writing these things down) and I just had to try it.  My husband (a sweetheart) does the laundry and didn't even flinch when I requested he save the dryer sheets for me. Would love to hear what you think.
The flower is a spellbinder's die as are the leaves.  The friend is from SU noteworthy set...very old.


June's ATCs were carousel and the color peach.  This is what I came up with. 
This is a SU set.  I am not usually a "peach" person but I added the green and I was happier with the results.

This is pretty "Sparkle-y".  I never could figure out how to put a carousel pole behind the horse.

F is for Feather Rolodex

After a very busy June and the 4th holiday I finally have time to post a few pictures.  Not that I am complaining mind you....I had some very fun-filled weekends.  This is the latest in the rolodex swap.



Me....the mod podge is a bit shiny in this pic.  This is 7 gypsies tissue paper.  Love this paper.