Sunday, September 9, 2012

From Graphic 45's blog . . . a beautiful card that is made in only 10 minutes from A Ladies' Diary paper collection . . .

"Kristin Wilson has created this beautiful card featuring our lovely collection A Ladies' Diary! This card is both gorgeous and easy to create! Check out the great sketch that Kristin created and let it inspire you to recreate this stunning card!"
A Ladies Diary 10 Min Card Supply List:
Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Chipboard Tags, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ribbon, Stamp
Papertrey Ink: Twine
May Arts: Ribbon
Martha Stewart: Leaf Punch

Without the sewing, it appears I could make this card in about 20 minutes! That's totally presuming that I would be able to tie all 3 bows in less than 5 minutes, so please don't hold me to the 20 minutes.

From Cheery Lynn Designs . . .

zig zag card - Cannel

"Hi there,
Kianel here with you today to show you another card i made and, yeah, no stamping on that one either! wow! (except for the small texts). I gave it a go to this cool shape (sorry, i absolutely don't remember where i saw it but i've been thinking about trying it for a while now). So this card is all dies.
The card is 20,5cm high and almost 20cm wide and when it's open, it's about 15cm deep.
The cool thing is that you can make it thin again whenever you want!

The base is made out of 2 A4 sized cardstock and decorated with the frills and hearts border.

On the left side, i've placed a Lace corner deco E that i inked in pale pink and a Fanciful flourish. On the back end, i placed the text "Happy birthday" which is the text from the Happy birthday die that i cut apart and took the present away. You can also see there one of the dies from Small exotic butterfly set and a tiny one fromMini dimensional butterflies with angel wings.

On the right side, i placed the same fanciful flourish and lace corner deco E. But this time, on back end, i made a sort of "collage" using several dies.
There you can see one of the dies from the small exotic butterflies set #2.

The flower is made out of several Cherry blossoms and mini fanciful flourish plus leaves from the Build a flower #2 set.

I placed the Bird cage that i gave dimension to and used the tiniest butterfly of the sortiment inside. the tiny butterflies are from Mini dimensional butterflies set. The small tag on it is from Sentiment frame #1 set.

On the central part of the card, i fixed a English party doily that i inked with distress. 
Small butterflies from Mini dimensional butterflies set are here too. And the gorgeous "L" letter is from the flourish font.
The text is stamped on Sentiment frame #1.

 I created a dimensional flower using 3D pads and the marvellous Build a flower set #2.

All dies are from Cheery Lynn designs. Papers are Pink Paisley. Stamp texts from Magnolia. Colouring is made with distress inks and Creative Inspirations shimmery paints."

From the Memory Box blog . . .

Halloween Pumpkin

"I have been wanting to use the new pumpkin die (Great Pumpkin 98423).  However, instead of cuttingout an orange pumpkin and layering it onto my card, I decided that I wanted to use the die to cut out a pumpkin mask using Eclipse Tape.  I cut out my mask (layer the Eclipse Tape onto some cardstock and run through the die-cut machine).  I then put the mask onto some parchment colored paper and sponged it with various orange inks and then stamped it with the Classic Flourish (D991) image. 
Next, I used a stamp positioner to stamp the Great Pumpkin image on top of the orange pumpkin.  Here is a close up:
To finish the card, I added the Perfect Halloween saying (B1886)."

Perfect Night for Halloween

"Hope you had a great summer - and are anxious to get started on your fall and winter projects with the great dies and stamps in the Holiday Collection.  
The Graveyard Landscape Die 98375 sets the tone for a spooky night here - with the Poppystamps Serene Bird 841 perched in the foreground.  It's the type of scene that doesn't really need words, except when there's an ideal stamp for it, like Perfect Halloween B1886.  Dave is great at combining fonts for the greetings - this is just one of many examples.
The Cornerstone Seal 98296, cut from the Nightfall print, adds eerie elegance to the night sky.  Vintage Record Sheet G1712 stamped on white seems more appropriate than a stark white moon.  

Wicked Black and Pumpkn Pie are the perfect Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Dye Inkpads for this occasion."
 It took moving to Puyallup to finally make it to the opening of the Puyallup Fair yesterday morning. Puyallup was buzzing with activity as people lined up along Meridian Avenue between downtown and the Fairgrounds to watch the parade of the cattle herd that officially opens the Fair. Truck load after truck load of donated food for the Food Bank was collected at the Main Gate that allowed folks to enter the fair free of charge between 9 and 12 noon.

I had to see the Pig Palace and there was a litter that had been born the day before . . . they were falling asleep as they ate!

I had to stop by to look at my Hippo Collection . . . it's not everything because I would have needed a bigger case. Of course, I found my hippo coffee mugs a week after the display was put up and the jewelry never made it in, along with other items I could have added. It took the help of my dear husband, Tom, and my bestie sister-in-law, Yvonne, to put the display together. Please come by and 

take a look if you "do the Puyallup."

I came upon two of Sally Penley's entries that took awards; some of you will know Sally from the Nibs 'n Inks Club. It's always fun to see the work of someone you know.

And then I saw this entry . . . it's all paper quilling! I took the best photo I could trying to avoid glare from the glass and getting an angle since it was on an end wall in the case. I cannot even begin to imagine how much time and patience it took to make the bison head because it's quite large!

That's it for me tonight. I'm taking part in Suzanne Glazier's Flower Class tomorrow at noon (I should say 'today' since it's after midnight) and I'm really looking forward to it. Suzanne is returning to Art 'n Soul in two more weeks for two different 'shaker card' classes that you will like.

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon, Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts, SUPER SIMPLE 'FOUR SEASONS' SHAKER CARDS $25
Suzanne will be here again to show you how to make beautiful shaker cards with micro beads.  These fascinating cards will make those you give them to wonder how in the world you did that.  Please bring your Basic Kit.

This class is perfect to learn how to make shaker cards from Suzanne, or to refresh your technique from classes Suzanne taught a couple of years ago!

And then there's . . .

Sunday, September 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts, SUPER SIMPLE 'GRAPHIC 45' SHAKER CARDS $25
Suzanne will be here again to show you how to make beautiful shaker cards with micro beads.  These fascinating cards will make those you give them to wonder how in the world you did that.  Please bring your Basic Kit.

I really like those Graphic 45 Shaker Cards . . . very distinct!

When I'm at the store tomorrow, I'll also have new SEI papers that arrived on the doorstep today. Yippee!

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