Monday, March 4, 2013

I have been immersed in water attempting to make Tsukineko's All Purpose Inks marble in water, similar to the process that is used in suminagashi. I even drove to the Dick Blick Art Store in Seattle to purchase copper plate paper that has no sizing in it. I'm getting closer . . . I just pass this info along so you don't think I'm ignoring the blog!

From Elizabeth Craft Designs . . . the beautiful background is made from embossed Shimmer Sheetz and alcohol inks.

"Lisa Harrison made this beautiful card using the Easter Egg peel off sticker and our 'Hello' die." from Els

Follow this link to the first of Els' article for "" . . . a free online publication . . . Els' Article on Scrapbooking.Com March 1, 2013. Els shows how to decorate beautiful Easter Eggs using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

From Memory Box . . .

Fresh & Easy

Fresh & Easy may remind you of a popular grocery store if you live in California, Nevada or Arizona but today it aptly describes this card~
Fresh & Easy Card
I absolutely love the graceful Fresh Foliage die and gave it a little "split personality" by cutting one out of Skip to My Lou paper and another from Dill card stock then piecing them together on two different layers.
  • Adhere the light green foliage die cut onto the dill panel letting it spill over on the left side.
  • Add the "bookmark" shaped panel, positioning it over a portion of foliage.  
  • Align the dark green foliage die cut to the "bookmark" panel, adhere what is needed and trim off excess.  Save excess portion for the inside of the card....
inside card 
All that remains is to add a few pearls, gemstones and a simple white seam binding ribbon tied around the layers including the beautiful background paper, Veronica...   Hmmmm,  don't you wish you knew how Dave comes up with the names for his paper designs?  Who is Veronica?  Maybe we should have a contest and the winner's name would be assigned to the next new paper design!!!!   Anyone second that motion?
I'll be heading to Spartanburg, SC to teach 3 different Memory Box classes atScrapbook Creation's Crop & Paper Crafter Festival on April 26-28th.  I'd love to see you there!  

Happy Friday!
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From Cheery Lynn Designs' blog . . .

True Beauty with Buttercup Tutorial

We had snow flurries this weekend, but that doesn't mean that spring isn't right around the corner! And even if the flowers aren't blooming yet, we can still create our own paper blossoms .

Today, I'm going to show you how to make a Buttercup using your Cheery Lynn Designs Dies.  It's an easy flower to put together, but looks lovely in a spray of flowers.

These are the pieces you will need to cut for each flower.  If you refer to the Build a Flower PDF on the CLD website, you will notice that each of the dies in this series has the petals numbered for easy reference.

You will build the flower using one Large Rose as the base.  Shape this by running a stylus around in a circle in the middle of the flower so that the petals curl up.  Ink the edges of the 5 flower peatals (cut from BAF3). Shape them with the mat and stylus, so that the petals curl upwards.  Glue Each petal to the rose base.  Shape the 3 center pieces with the stylus, just as you did the rose.  Dip each tip in Tacky Glue, and sprinkle with Flower Soft.  Allow to dry. Glue these to the center of the flower, and add a Dew Drop to the very center.

And now you have one more flower to add to your garden!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Oval Doily Stacker One DL183
Sentiment Frame #2 B190
Build a Flower 2  B187
Build a Flower 3 B 264
Build a Flower Embellishment 2 B188
Build a Flower Embellishment 3 B265
Build a Flower 1 B181B
Large Rose B155
Lady Kate Edger B278
Pair of Ferns B118

Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary
Cardstock: Core'Dinations Signature Series Graphic 45
Hampton Art/ Graphic 45  Stamp: A Ladies' Diary #3
Flower Soft : Meadow
Clearsnap:  ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Dye Ink: Antique Moss, Triumphant Red; Donna Salazar Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Cosmopolitan Pink Starburst Spray
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron  Creatopia - Permanent Adhesive
tacky glue

Here's some humor for you . . .

Today was beautiful. In the sunshine, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains were gorgeous and Mt. Rainier looked awesome! Shall we try that again tomorrow?

Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., we will be at SeaTac International Airport to greet our granddaughter, Cecilia, who is flying in from Milan, Italy. As I write this, their flight from Milan to Paris is preparing to depart. This is going to be a fabulous week!

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