Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

Don’t forget about the Blog Tour & Pictures from the Tea Party

Oooo, oooo – I just finished my projects for the blog tour this weekend!!!  I’m soooooo wish I could show you now, but I would get in ‘trouble’ so I’m holding on to them.  For all the details on the blog tour, check out this post, or the blurb in the sidebar.
For now, here’s a [...]

Technique of the Week: Princess Party Folder

Now, flip it over so it stands up like a tent.

Now, we’re going to add the goodies to the inside of the folder.

Technique of the Week: Reverse Masking

The first thing you’ll want to do is choose a shape for your mask. You can use a punch of any size or a square, circle, rectangle – whatever you like. Here, I’m using my Coluzzle to cut an oval big enough for this rose image from Inkadinkadoo.

Once you’ve cut your shape, you [...]

Technique of the Week: Paper Piecing

This week’s technique is Paper Piecing and I chose the set “And Many Mower” from the current Occasions Mini Catalog.  The colors I used are Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron & Whisper White.
The first thing you’ll need is to gather your paper/card stock.  I used scraps for pieces I knew would [...]

Technique of the Week: Spotlighting

One of several new blog features I’m starting is called the Technique of the Week.  Hopefully every Monday I’ll have a different technique to share with you.  I will make a mini-tutorial with step-by-step instructions that will help you see how to repeat this technique on your own.
This week’s technique is Spotlighting.  Here is a [...]

Technique Lover’s Challenge

Okay…so this little basket was so inspiring for me, I just got to work immediately!  Today’s technique lover’s challenge was this mini easter basket by Claire Brennan.   Once you see this basket, you’ll want to try it yourself!  I couldn’t believe how cute it was and just couldn’t resist.  So, to save you a step [...]

Owl Treat Purse: Splitcoast Technique Challenge

This is my first time playing along with the Technique Lovers Challenge, but this was tons of fun and super easy!  A great challenge.
The original treat purse is found here on Julie’s blog: Paper Pleasing Ideas.  Here’s my take:

The front of the owl was inspired by this card.  I tweaked it just a bit and [...]

I’m still around…

Hi, there.  I can’t believe I let this go so long without posting!  I am really really sorry!  I’ve been having some health problems lately and the sickies are going around and we’re working on potty training here.  Not that any of that is an excuse, but . . .
I have a card today that [...]

New Stampin’ Up! Video – Watercoloring

Here’s one of my favorite techniques in a video tutorial from Stampin’ Up!®

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Happy Watercoloring!

Cracked Glass Lighthouse – a new card (finally)

Okay, I finally stamped a new card.  It was so much fun to do something that wasn’t cake shaped, cake flavored or cake related!
I’m not sure if this is a widely-known thing or not, but October is Pastor/Clergy Appreciation Month.  Our church doesn’t have any big organized thing, but I wanted to make sure I [...]