Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Techniques.

You all probably know by now that I am a technique junkie.  I love learning and sharing new techniques.  The first technique I learned is the Batik Technique.  Here you emboss and sponge and then remove the embossing.  If you want I can show you each step or you could sign up on my Meetup group and come on Wednesday evening, September 1st and I will show you in person.

I made this card for my friend Shannon, her birthday was on Friday.  I hope she likes the card.

The second technique I learned is called the Bandanna Technique.  In this technique you stamp and draw then sponge and paint.  Again if you want me to post complete instructions I will or you can come to my Meetup group and learn it in person.

I went to my friend Teri's house on Thursday and played until the weeee hours.  Oh what fun we had.  We didn't get much done but we had fun doing what we did work on.  We tried to play with her Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Studio but the computer couldn't find the Cricut.  We tried to show it that it was just across the room, but I think her computer needs glasses.

On Friday my Big Sister came to visit and brought her daughter and her 3 granddaughters.  We, all 12 of us, went to lunch and then we went to a garage sale by my house.  The Grand View Baptist Church always holds a parking lot garage sale in August. They allow you to set up your sale in their parking lot and sell your wares and they don't charge you for the space.  The whole parking lot is full of vendors and when we have had a space there we have always done very well.  We wanted to do it this year but too many things were going on and besides I wouldn't have been able to go to lunch with some of my favorite girls.  I really enjoyed my day with my Sister and Nieces.  Then of course it was Friday night date night.  Steve took me out to dinner and to see Nanny McPhee.  We went to the 9:20 pm showing and had the entire room to our selves.  When we got home the grandkids were in bed but Jordan was still awake.  He asked us what we saw, and I told him Nanny McPhee, but we didn't get to see much of it cause we were making out.  He said really Grandma how was it?  He just doesn't believe that we do that sort of thing any more.  So we played it up a little more, Steve said he put some pop corn kernels in his ear and that I licked them out.  So of course I had to add, you know how I love pop corn.  About that time Dawn and Charlie walk in with their friends, just as Jordan says Gross!!!  So then Jordan told them about the conversation.

If you want a tutorial on the above techniques let me know and I will post them.

Next weekend, September 5th, is our 29th Wedding Anniversary.  I can hardly believe we have been together that long.  I don't know what we are going to do to celebrate it, but I'm sure we will have fun, what ever we decide to do.

I hope you are all enjoying the last few days before we all get back to our daily Fall and Winter routines, I know I am.

Happy Scrapin',


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Creative University On-Line!

Where can you get NINE hours of free classes, presented by some very talented Close to My Heart consultants?   At Creative University ON-LINE on Saturday, August 28th!   They will be kicking off the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book and Catalog.  One of my favorite and VERY TALENTED Close To My Heart Consultants, Tresa Black, has assembled a top-notch team of co-hosts for this event, with a variety of demonstrations to showcase new products from Close to My Heart. 

Here is the link Creative University

Here are the times:

9am-6pm pacific
10am-7pm mountain
11am-8pm central
12pm-9pm eastern
Classes begin on the hour


Class 1: Tresa Black - Joseph's Coat technique, notebook cover
Class 2: Bobie Glassette - Holiday Centerpiece
Class 3: Denise Anderson-Turley - Clear Cards
Class 4: Haley Dyer - Jewelry
Class 5: Aaron Brown - Paper Sack Christmas Card
Class 6: Bobie Glassette - Sticky Notepad Holder
Class 7: Sheila Bennett - Card with Pinwheel technique
Class 8: Christine David - Scrapbook page
Class 9: Tresa Black - Technique class

The event is on Tresa's ustream channel. Sign up (it's free!) to chat live with teachers and other viewers. Ustream account is not necessary to view the classes, but if you'd like to chat, you need to sign up.

Don't worry - if you miss some of the episodes you will be able to view the recorded versions later!

Happy Scrapin',


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

National Stamping Month kit, Triple Play

Starting August 23,–September 30, 2010
Customers can get the Triple Play kit beginning August 23 at 9:00 am (MDT) in the following ways:
1) Purchase the kit outright for $29.95/$34.95 (CC1010).
2) Place a minimum order of $25/$30 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $15/$15 (CC1010A).
3) Place a minimum order of $40/$47 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $5/$5 (CC1010B).

The Triple Play offer is good on Gathering, Individual, and EZ Invite® orders.  Customers may also order the kit on your MyCTMH® website and through EZ Invite online shopping.  The kit is available while supplies last.

For Hostesses:
Dates: August 23–September 30, 2010
Hostesses who hold a qualifying Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300/$350 will receive a Triple Play mini album kit FREE (CC1010C) Call me to Book your party now!  503-708-6889

For New Consultants: 
Dates: September 1–September 30, 2010
New Consultants who enroll during the month of September will receive the Triple Play mini album kit FREE as part of their New Consultant Kit.  No additional tax or shipping/handling will be charged.  Call me; I can help you sign up now.  503-708-6889

I have one kit and plan on putting it together soon.  They are so cute.  I will be sure to share it when I get it put together.  

I have my new Autumn/Winter Idea books.  If you place an order with me I will send you one of the new Idea books for FREE!!!

Happy Scrapin', 


Friday, August 20, 2010

Open crop

Last night was open crop and there were 3 of us who attended.  We had a great time visiting and sharing information.  Jean brought some of the collage art that she has made to share with us. Shannon worked on her scrapbook layout.  I finished altering a coffee sleeve that I started last weekend after Jean showed one that had been given to her.



The Pansy is made with SU's Butterfly punch, I punched 2 dark purple butterflies and 1 light purple butterfly from felt and cut 1 dark butterfly and the light butterfly in half then drew the lines and layered them 1/2 of the dark purple behind the full butterfly and the 1/2 light purple butterfly in front of the full dark butterfly. After the glue dried I put the star brad through the felt and the paper. I then added the 2 tone dragonfly that I die cut from felt also. On the other side I took a chipboard "J" and stamped a swirl in Staz-On black and then sponged Hydrangea ink on the letter then I spritzed it with a mixture of CTMH's Create a shade pearl paint and water, to create a shimmer effect then added it to the paper and then glued it all to the coffee sleeve. The scallop punch at the bottom is also a SU punch. The green paper is from the Veranda level 2 paper pack and the purple is from You Rock level 2 paper pack and I sponged the Hydrangea ink on it to blend with the felt colors. 

Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Happy Scrapin',


Mary caught a fish!

Last Sunday the weather was very hot and My Daughter and SIL decided to go to the Canby pond and play in the water.  There was lots of people and some of their friends went with them.  Some of the kids noticed that there were fish in the pond and tried to catch them.  Well, all of a sudden Mary starts yelling I caught one, I caught one.  So Dawn looks over and sure enough Mary had caught about an 8" fish with her bare hands.  By the time Dawn and Charlie got over to her, she had squeezed the fish to death.  She said it kept wiggling and she diddn't want to drop it.

When Mary got home she came running in to show Grandpa and I what she caught.  She was so excited and so proud of herself.  Grandpa and I were getting ready to go out on a date, so he told Mary and her dad what they needed to do to dress the fish and get it ready to cook.  Dawn cooked it up and Mary took one bite and didn't like it.  She is so cute, especially  when she gets excited.

Yes we are going to scrapbook this one.

Happy Scrapin',


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CTMH Is having a Customer Appreciation sale.

Click here to get started, you won't want to miss this sale.

Sales like this slow down the websites so be patient and you will get through.  All My Stickease are $2.00 each, all Level 1 paper packs are $4.00 each and all Level 2 paper packs are $6.00.  So grab your idea books and find the Item #'s and start ordering.  Don't forget about the Retired list in the post on July 29th, and if your order is $100.00 or more you get a free August Stamp Of The Month - Something Splendid!.  

Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Magnolia Flower.

Here is a Magnolia flower I made using the SU Ornament punch.  My husband thinks it looks more like a water lilly.  What do you thin

I punched 4 New England Ivy Ornaments and 8 White Daisy Ornaments.  I sponged Creme Brulee around the edges and lightly in the centers of each petal.  I used a small Hibiscus punch to make the very center.  I punched 3 small Hibiscus from White Daisy CS and put them on the Creme Brulee ink pad then took them and brushed each petal up against the corner of New England Ivy ink pad just to get a little green on the edges of the tiny petals.  The first Hibiscus I curled slightly with a impresser on a piece of foam.  I took the other 2 Hibiscus and cut into the centers slightly then curled them with the large end on a stylus.  I then glued them with Liquid Glass and let them sit.  I took 3 of the White daisy ornaments and trimmed them down so they were more narrow and sponged the edges again.  Then I layered them in a circle, glued them with Liquid glass and let them dry.   I took the other 5 White Daisy ornaments and carefully layered them with the left edge under the first petal and the right edge over the next petal until they were in a circle.  I then glued them with Liquid Glass and let them dry. I then glued the layers together and let them sit overnight to dry.

Hint: Interlock the tops of the ornament together in the center.

Here is a Rose I made a while back with the same punch.
I punched 3 ornaments out of New England Ivy and took tiny notches out of the edges to make them look more like a rose leaf.  I drew the veins with the New England Ive marker then put the leaf on a piece of foam and ran the stylus over the veins, to give them more character.

I followed Becky Jensen's tutorial here is a link SU Ornament-punch-rose-tutorial
Thanks Becky for posting your tutorial.

My Computer has had a mind of it's own this last week, so I called my IT support (from his bedroom door) and said look you gotta fix this thing.  He said the same old thing, "Get a new computer!"  Then he decided to take a look and he changed some settings so hopefully it will it won't kick me out of the internet all the time.

I hope you enjoyed the flowers I posted.  If you have any questions about anything that you see on my blog, website or my new Meetup group just send me an email or text and I will be glad to answer any questions.

Happy Scrapin',