Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stamping on Ribbon

_3317027 Moments to live for Stella papers (Medium) (Medium)

I know that I am always talking about the Workshops on the Go Kits and the layouts they have instructions for, so today is going to be no different LOL. I used an old Workshop On the Go Instruction pamphlet from the Veranda Kit and used my New Stella Papers and this is the result. The basic Idea is the same but with different papers and embellishments you would never know it was the same sketch.

One other thing that I like to do that I haven’t done in a while is to stamp a saying on ribbon. I have lots of narrow sayings that work perfect for this. I used the sayings that came with the Retro Tech stamp set to stamp “Moments to live for” on the left page and “Picture Perfect” for the right page. Some ribbon works better than others for stamping on but the Color Ready seam binding works great. Make sure you don’t press to hard or the stamp will squish down and become distorted. Also darker inks will help you to see the saying better too.


All supplies are form Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7147B Stella Paper Packet

Colors are Cocoa, Olive, Tulip, Lagoon and Colonial White

C1446 Retro Tech Stamp Set

Z2114 Cocoa Ink

Z1708 Sparkles flourishes

Z1710 Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flowers

Z1732 Color Ready Seam Binding

Ribbon Slides

Embellishment Brads


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Catching Up

_C286398 sweetheart flourishes transfigure sketch (Medium)

I found some more pictures of artwork that I have not posted yet.  Hope you like it. 

I used the Magic sketch book from Close to My Heart to design this layout. The sketch is called transfigure and is on page 112.

One of the things I did for this layout is to use our cream pearls and I colored them with my Copic marker R85. I tend to buy a lot of white, cream or clear embellishments and color them with my Copic Markers to match. This way you can customize the embellishments to suit your layout. If you don’t have any Copics, Sharpie markers will do the same thing.

Here is a close up of the stamping. 

_C286399 sweetheart flourish closeup (Small)


All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7134B Sweetheart paper packet

Baby pink and White Daisy textured cardstock

Cotton Candy cardstock

Cotton candy ink

D1482 Love Life stamp set

Pink brads

Just blooms autumn Daisy Flowers

Just Blooms big pink flowers

Prima flowers

Cream pearls

R85 Copic Marker

Glue dots


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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Layout Pattern and Directions on my Website

_2266757 Paradise found (Medium)


Did you know that when you purchase the Workshop on the Go kits that the instructions refer to another layout? It includes the full color photo with layout name and which how to book it came out of. You can then either go the how to book that you already own or you can GO TO MY WEBSITE AND GET THE DIRECTIONS FROM THERE.

Click here to take you to the directions.

I combined stamping and the Footloose My Compliments dimensional elements for the accents.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Reflections How to Book Main Frame Charmed

Bottom Border title

X7151B Footloose Paper Packet

Colors are Lagoon, Bamboo, Crème Brulee, White Daisy and Olive

X7151C Footloose My Compliments Dimensional Elements

C1489 Footloose Stamp Set

Z2195 Lagoon Ink

Z2137 Olive Ink

Z1707 Pearl Bitty Opaque's

E97 Copic Marker

*Note:  As we are into June already, you will notice that my blog posts will be a little less frequent.  I will be out and about enjoying the summer.  There will still be some blogging, so check back periodically throughout the summer.  I will be back in September with regular posts.  Until then…have a great summer. 

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampaganza is Back!


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