Saturday, March 30, 2013

Showcase Saturday- Copic Fun

I haven't shared a copic card for a while.  Here is a cute one just in time for Easter: 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Scrappin Friday MARCH GRAPHIC 45

This was the first of three pages we made in March scrapbooking classes.  It features great products by Graphic 45 and Stampin' Up! 

I am just waiting for a birthday photo of my beautiful daughter in law, Lianne so I can complete this page. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tool Talk Thursday- Heat & Stick Powder

 Heat and Stick Powder

Heat & Stick Powder   Item #100625  $5.50  page 158
Heat & Stick Powder - by Stampin' Up!

Most people try to use glue to add glitter to a project, but it’s difficult to get a nice, even look. The Heat & Stick Powder fixes that problem perfectly. Heats to a sticky surface to hold glitter evenly.

Features & Benefits Heats to a sticky surface to hold glitter 

Use with  VersaMark Pad 

1/2 oz. 

Quick Trick After stamping with VersaMark ink, pour Heat & Stick Powder liberally over your design. Shake off excess powder, and pour it back into the bottle. Heat the stamped image with a Heat Tool just until the powder changes to a shiny liquid. Quickly sprinkle glitter over the sticky powder. Shake off excess. Briefly heat again to set the glitter. 
FYI Place Heat & Stick Powder in an airtight sandwich container and shake it if it clumps. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wacky Wednesday- Graphic 45 leftovers

I made this card using up a leftover piece of Graphic 45 scrapbook paper.  It has that old world days gone by feel. The greeting is from the Stampin Up Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  What do you think? 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tip Tuesday- Stampin Around Wheels

Tips for Using  Stampin’ Around Wheel:

  1. If you have purchased an ink cartridge take ink cartridge and place into handle, with tab sticking out towards the front.  The lid will want to pop off before you get the cartridge in all the way.  Go ahead and slide the lid off, and then push down on ink cartridge to snap it into place.
  2.  2.  Now, you pop in your wheel. Push up on the tab on front side of ink cartridge to   release it so that it goes up against the wheel.
    3.  Roll the wheel few times on some scrap paper to ink up the wheel.  It is best if you stand up and push away from yourself. 

   4.  I suggest  you put your wheel down on your grid paper,just off your intended cardstock,  stand up, leave the handle on the paper, grasp both sided of the wheel housing and push away from you with even pressure. 

 5.  Remember, wheeling, as with other techniques is going to take some practice.....get some scrap paper and practice! Also, cartridges are nice, but not an absolute necessity unless you are planning on doing long large it up on an inkpad being sure to ink all sides of the wheel well. 

 6.  When you have finished wheeling, push down on the tab on the front side of the ink cartridge to push it away from the wheel.  Now slide the lid back into place over the ink cartridge.

7.  To clean your wheel, push down on the tab on the front side of the ink cartridge to push it away from the wheel.  Now slide the lid back into place over the
ink cartridge. Now you can clean the wheel by rolling it on your moistened
Stampin' Scrub, however, I personally prefer to take mine right to the sink for a good scrubbing with an old toothbrush and shampoo.  Remember to make sure it is completely dry before putting it away. 

8.  Store your wheels as your do your stamps- keep them away from heat and light. Store your cartridges tightly wrapped in saran wrap with the lid secure in  an airtight ziplock. 

9.  If you have trouble keeping your work straight, use a raised straight edge to guide you, a piece of wood , a telephone book- anything! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Masculine Monday- More Feeling Sentimental

Here are two more awesome swap cards I received featuring the Sale-a-Bration freebie stamp set entitled Feeling Sentimental.

The blue card was stamped by Ontario demo Josee Smuck and features the cloudy day embossing folder spritzing and burlap ribbon.  The crumb cake card was stamped by Ontario demo Ann Grainger and features scoring texture with the simply scored board, burlap and burlap ribbon.

I am soooo glad I got this is great set for making cards for the guys!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Special- A Dress

Special thanks go to my Mother In Law for the wooden thread spool she supplied for today's 3D project.

This little beauty was made with the dress up framelit dies page 32 of the spring catalog.  Item#130101 $30.95 or you can get it as part of a bundle which includes the Dress Up Framelit Dies and the matching All Dressed Up Stamp set and save 15% iten #131095 $43.95