Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  Sorry you have not seen me at all this week.  It seems like the last month or more, I have had a million things on the creativity to do list and this week, other than today's card, I took a much needed break.  Next week, I am teaching so prepping is on.  This week's card was one of the tall and skinny versions.  I will show you my card, then Debbie's, and then the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!




My Card


Debbie's Card


The Sketch

I went with another dog image from my new My Favorite Things set.  Sorry about using the same paper and stamp set from last week.  I thought it would be cute to hang the dog image over the line and then add "What's up Dog?" underneath.  But, my card kept evolving and as you see it evolved right into a shaker card.  Truthfully, I think the original idea without the shaker would have been best, but once I had started and put the effort in, it was no turning back.  Love Debbie's card with those adorable birds.  This sketch would work for a regular A2 size too, don't you think? How about the card today ... do you like them?

Happy Stamping!
Tina


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back again with another share between Debbie and I.  Let's get right to it.  I will show you my card, then Debbie's, and then the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!



My Card
Debbie's Card



The Sketch

I think the sketch is fairly simple, but a good one to remember because it really has many possibilities.  A couple of notes from me on the cards ... My Favorite Things came out with another dog stamp set that I had to get.  It can coordinate with the one I got from them last year. In fact the doggie bed is from the old set.  There are several breeds of dogs on the new set, including the Chihuahua that I used on my card today.  I figured I had better ink up the Chihuahua first, so I wouldn't get in trouble with CoCo and Foxy (our Chihuahua's)!  You will see the other breeds stamped soon, I am sure.  I also want to note, about Debbie's card, that I love her pick of papers.  Clouds and trees really go well with the bicycle image.  Love them both.  I hope you do too!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April Class Share!

Hello!  I am always seeing cool stamp inking techniques on people's blogs and I thought it would be fun to do something different for one of my classes and do some of those techniques. But, a lot of the techniques I saw were basically on a white card, and that, as you know, is just not my style of card making, so I found that trying to match ink colors with designer papers and also coming up with fun fold cards, was frustrating, to say the least.  In fact, Wednesday morning, I thought about not doing my April class, but I jumped right back into it and finished them!  And I am so glad I did.  I love how they came out!  And it will be fun to share some old and new inking techniques.  Here are my cards ... enjoy!

First, is an old technique called Black Magic, which is colored pencils colored over white ink.  The card is a Corner Fold Card...

 
 And here is the inside ...


Next, is a stamp inking technique called Distress Ink Lifting and the card is a Double Front Fold Card ...

 
Here is a photo of what is behind the front panel ...


And the inside ...


And last but not least, the third card, also a technique with Distress Ink, called Reactive Distress Ink Technique.  The card is a buckle card.  This is one that I did a few years ago, happy to be reminded of this fun fold again ...

 
This technique is "out of my box" as it is one that is not as neat because the distress inks react with water and cause the inks to spread out beyond the stamped lines.  It is pretty cool, though!  And below is the inside. 


I used the same Darcie sentiment with all three cards, because it was perfect for them.  But, I am planning on bringing several sentiment stamps with me for class, so that they can add a sentiment that will work for the kind of card they need.  (Like Mother's Day, birthday, thank you, just because, etc.).   

So, here are the details, if you are interested in coming to class or would like a kit. Call The Crafty Scrapper at 972-923-3151.

Say It With Flowers!  Wed. April 27th 11:00 a.m. and Friday April 29th 7:00 p.m.  $28
In this class, you will be doing three different stamp inking techniques.  One with white ink and colored pencils and two others with Distress Inks.  Of course, these techniques are combined with fun and unique card folds and three floral stamp sets from My Favorite Things.  Cards include a Corner Fold Card, a Double Front Fold Card, and a Buckle Card.  Please bring adhesive to include pop-ups, scissors, bone folder.  A few optional items to include a watercolor paintbrush, colored pencils in pinks, yellows, and greens, Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Festive Berries, Crushed Olive, Pine Needle, Evergreen Bough, Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, and Shabby Shutters.  These items are not required as I will provide in class, but noted for your information.  Also, if this is a kit only, and you do not have these items, let them know, when you sign up and I will complete for you. 

I prefer to teach on Wed. and Saturday's, but that Saturday, April 30th is when my church is doing their annual tea, so I had to change it to a Friday night.  Oh well, I hope some can still come!  I also hope that I will still get sign ups since I am soooo late in getting my cards done!  Maybe you can come? 

I will be back sometime on Saturday to share the Saturday share with you!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

From 12 x 12 to a Mini! (+ A How-To)

Hello!  I made a mini book for The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  Below, is the post I shared.  I was given some papers from a new travel line and I thought, great time for a mini book. So, of course, I went looking for ideas. Found a cool idea but remembered that last year, I did a mini book, so I decided I had better go and make sure I wouldn't be repeating myself. Yep, not exact, but so close. I went to plan B, which was this little gem. The keyword is little ... in fact, I worried that it was too small for photos and such. I took the time to print a few photos of my own and add to my book. Now, I kinda like this little mini!  Here is my post ...
 
 
Hello, Tina here, to share a mini book made with just one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base! Adding travel designer papers from Authentique's Collection: Explore made it complete.
 
 
 
Here is an opened view...
(Did you see I actually filled it with some photos?)
 
 
And here is the look from the backside to show you the spine.
 

 
Now, are you ready for the instructions?
 
1. Score at 1 1/2", 6" and 10 1/2".
2. Turn and score at 3". 6", and 9".
3. Rotate back and cut along 6 inch score line to the last horizontal score line. 
See photo below...
 
Note, changed paper color so you could see score lines better. 
 
 
4. You now fold one side of the cut line back and forth, accordion style. And fold down the other half, again back and forth. In the end, it will look like the below photo.
Use tape to secure the openings, decorate and add a paper spine and ribbon to close.  




 
I am working on my next class samples, so as soon as I get them done, I will be here to show you.

Happy Stamping!
Tina



Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (on Monday!)

Hello!  Did you think I forgot about you?  No, just crazy busy.  Weekend before last, I taught my March class, then Sunday to Wed. my bestie friend, Donna and I went camping, and then when I got back, I had to finish my prep for 60 kits for the Spring Carousel event that was this last Saturday.  I taught 5 classes.  It was so fun but I am a little hoarse and tired.  Well, not so tired today, as I caught up some r&r yesterday.  So, here I am with last Saturday's cards for you.  First mine, then Debbie's, and then the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
What do you think of this sketch?  I love how both cards came out, so I guess you can put it in the plus column for me.  I especially love the shaker card idea on Debbie's card.  I also think this would be a great sketch if you had a wide sentiment stamp to showcase on your card.

Good thing I rested some yesterday, because I have to make something for a design team post by Wed., get my next class samples done (as my next class is two weeks away), make this week's share card, a wedding card for a friend's order from church, and one or two more on my list!  Better get to it!
See you soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back today with another share between Debbie and I.  As you know, we do the sketches from Mojo Monday.  We have been working through the 2014 weeks of sketches, we have now done all the 2014 ones and today, starts our progression through the 2015 sketches.  Exciting, so many I have not even done yet!  Ok, let's do this ... I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card


Debbie's Card

The Sketch
My card theme came about because I had the paper and this little chef guy on my desk from prepping my class this week.  I borrowed this set from my good friend, Karolyn.  But, I love this set of chef guys and all the saying the set has, so at some point, I need to purchase this one!  You might notice that the middle bauble on Debbie's card is not there, it seems, somehow, it got crushed in the mail.  Love how both cards came out and the sketch, I like too!  How about you?

I am off to teach today.  And tomorrow, my friend, Donna and I are off to go camping.  Her hubby will be pulling the RV for us to Fairfield State Park, setting us up and then coming back to get us on Wed.  We are taking scrapbook stuff to work on a scrapbook for the cruise we took together, just the two of us, back in 2012 for her 50th birthday.  

Happy Stamping!
Tina
    

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wishing You Comfort!

Hello!  :Last day of the month, so I figured I had better throw in one more post.  Today's card is a great sympathy card.  It uses a stamp set from Verve.  Enjoy!
 
 

It is kinda hard to see, but I used two colors of distress ink on top of one another to get a color that I thought went with the DP.  I used Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.  Love this one!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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