Monday, June 28, 2010

Welcome Monday!

mags started a morning camp today so I have a little extra time to do some crafting this week... yay! so I worked on some cards to be revealed later and then worked on my 8 is enough LOs...this is also my LO for Celine's 4th lesson...a sketch and a color combo. I picked my wild card item for the 8 is enough challenge...spellbinders circles and I changed the punch to the modern garland punch. So now I am stuck...yikes!

Studio Calico,Celine Navarro,8 is enough

Sunday, June 27, 2010

it's sunday and that means

I went and shook my groove thang at much fun!

My second LO for Celine Navarro's class...a color combo, faux stitching and a sketch. I used my June Studio Calico kit.

studio calico

Hope you had a great weekend...thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eight is Enough Challenge

I've decided to give the eight is enough challenge from Ella Publishing Co a go! Here are the 7 supplies I have picked out...

ella publishing

There are really only 7 products shown...I am saving 1 "wild card" supply to be picked at a later date!

My first LO was from the Sunday sketch challenge on the Studio Calico blog.

My additions were kraft cardstock, machine and hand stitching and a black journaling pen.

Studio Calico,Eight is Enough,Ella Publishing

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

grunge flower tutorial

I promised...and so here it is.

You will need to cut 3 flowers for each final flower you are going to make. The flowers I made were cut with the medium size flower from the Sizzix Tim Holtz grunge flower die cut.

grunge flowers 1

Next you will take 1 flower and cut in between two of the petals to the center of the flower.
You will take 1 flower and cut off 1 petal...taking the cuts to the center of the flower...KEEP BOTH PIECES!!
And take the last flower and cut off two petals together...taking the cuts to the center of the flower...KEEP BOTH PIECES!!
You will have pieces that look like this:

grunge flowers 2

For the pieces that have 6, 5, and 4 will put glue on top of 1 of the petals next to the cut and then place the adjacent petal over the top of it...ending up with 5, 4, and 3 petal flowers like this:

grunge flowers 3

For the single petal roll each sides into the center, and for the 2 petal flower, roll 1 petal together to the center and the other petal you will fold this:

grunge flowers 4

I sprayed my flowers with some glimmer mist from tattered angels to give them a little sparkle, but you can do without that.

Next curl the petals of the flowers down...I use the end of a small paint brush. And glue the double petal closed along the edge of the petal that is folded in.
If they are wet from the mist, they are a little easier to fold, but wait until they dry to continue.

Cut the center of all of the flowers except the biggest one...I show the center being cut from the 4 petal flower here:

grunge flowers 5

Assemble the petals one on top of the other. You can cut as much of the bottom off as you want to get the desired effect. I cut a little at a time and put the piece in to check it. Then add a dab of glue and make it permanent.

Good luck making your flowers...if you have any questions, please ask. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inspired Blueprints #50

the LO sketch can be found here

Inspired Blueprints

and the card sketch can be found here

Inspired Blueprints

and here is what I did:

just because card

Inspired Blueprints

and details of the flowers I made with my Sizzix Tim Holtz grunge flower die cut

Inspired Blueprints

I will post a tutorial on the flowers in the next few days, so if you are interested, stop back by!

birthday wishes card:

Inspired Blueprints

I think American Crafts makes some of the best paper and ribbon for making cards!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find some time to come and play with us!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Celine's class assignment #1

My first layout for Celine Navarro's class...a color combo, sketch and resist embossed tag challenges. I love these pics...I take one every year when my brother brings his family down for a visit...if you look really closely you can tell that mags has had her feelings hurt and won't smile or participate in the kicking...oh well...she knows that it all goes in the book so you might as well try to look cute whenever I have the camera out!

studio calico,crate paper,october afternoon

Saturday, June 12, 2010

happy weekend

I finally did it! I scrapped my first page since school has been out...and it felt good...I mean really good...the kind of good that makes you want to keep on scrapping and ignore everything else! I made a LO for the Studio Calico Sunday sketch challenge using my unopened kit from 2 months ago...and I have a feeling that this kit and the next will be gone quickly now that I have opened them up and started using them...they are fantastic!!

studio calico

I also signed up for Celine Navarro's class...we got our first assignment yesterday and I hope to spend the day working on it...I love the creative boost just signing up for a class can give you!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Sunday!!

I have been busy in puppy training mode this past week...little else has been accomplished at my house other than clean floors courtesy of "accidents".

Inspired Blueprints #49 card sketch is up!!

Inspired Blueprints

and here is what I did with it...

a card for a kid who is doing awesome things...

Inspired Blueprints

and a tag for mag's teacher during teacher appreciation week...

Inspired Blueprints

and here it is tied to the candy bar that was the gift that day...

Inspired Blueprints

If you have a chance go and check out all of the fabulous inspiration at Inspired Blueprints!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Celine Navarro's Summer Class

this class sounds like a must do summer thing for me...what do you think?


Come join me for my first 4 week class : you will learn many techniques (my favorites!), you'll be inspired by trendy color combos, you'll be in love with new sketches, and you'll participate in the most fun, colorful, technique workshop you've ever taken!

For 25€, you'll have access to :

· a private blog with workshops posted every Tuesday and Friday with exclusive and brand new layouts made by CĂ©line
· new color combos twice a week
· new sketches posted twice a week
· TWO new techniques posted twice a week
· inspirationnal posts posted every week
· my "soccer" and "non-soccer" thoughts and feelings (always in a funny way)
· what's going on during the World Cup with a different look to it : get to know the countries that participate int he World Cup
· VIDEO tips and techniques!
· access to a FLICKR gallery for you to post your beauties
· TWO live chats where you'll be able to ask your questions
· full supply lists of products used on my projects

and all this for a WHOLE MONTH!!!
And, the icing on the cake, for the BIG FINAL game, your last class will be a FULL mini album class because, hey! It's the WORLD CUP! :)
And you'll be able to order the kit if you want to.

Don't feel like you HAVE to watch the Soccer games, get READY TO SCRAP!