here is melissa aka mimirosemomy
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
here is melissa aka mimirosemomy
Friday, October 24, 2008
so here more great work from my card dt's! they are really rockin'! please show some love to these girls
Here is the sketch they had to work with another one from pagemaps
Bazzil kraft colored cardstock,
Prima flower/leaves, vevlet ric rac,
and close to my heart stamps.
Patterned Paper: Luxe, Imaginisce;
Stickers: , CS: Bazzill
PP: Black Market Paper Society
Sentiment: PSX Rub-on
Ribbon: Queen & Co. adhesive ribbon
Flower & brad – unknown from stash
thanks again ladies for the awesome cards and everyone get on that challenge!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
next month i need 2 girls for LO's and 1 card girl
the card guest dt will be due nov 22nd
and one LO guest dt will be due nov 15th and the other the 30th
i provided the sketches, also i need a pic and a short bio and link to your blog.
if intersted please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with 2 of your fav., LO's or cards and tell me a little about you.
so come one come all! we would love to see your work!
this month i told the girls to pick their own sketch so here we go!
first i want to introduce our guest designer: Tracy aka nannytracy over at cafemom:
I am a SAHM who is homeschooling my 7 year old. My 4 year old granddaughter also lives with us (as does her mother, my 28 year old daughter). I have been married to my best friend for 15 years now, between us we now have 6 grandchildren.
I first started scrapping in 2001. At that time I had NO idea what was out there. I just knew that I had just returned from a once in a life time vacation and wanted to do something different with the pictures. I used plain white paper for all the backgrounds and added some strips of colored paper and stickers with lots of journaling. My hubby was so proud he took it to work and showed it off. One of the ladies in his office said something about scrapbooking and an Expo that was coming up in a couple of weeks. LOL. If he knew then what he knows now he probably wouldn't get the two of us together. I have been hooked ever since, but the best part is how much I have learned in the past year or so on CafeMom. The ladies in the scrapping groups I belong to are so talented and they have inspired me to think outside of my comfort zone on many occasions. The quality of my pages has improved immeasurably.
here is her sketch:
paper from Western Crafts for the pumpkin paper piecing
DCWV textured card stock
craft ribbon from Wal-Mart
Title sticker is from Creative Imaginations
Renee: i used a sketch from pagemaps
3 birds paper, DCVW rub-on's, K & CO alpha's, chipboard by TLC, handcut flowers,prima flowers
here is her sketch she used:
Red and pink cardstock letters cut with Jasmine Cricut cartridge
Patterned paper: BLU-644 Cardstock by Basicgrey
Fiskars flower boarder punch
Sweetheart Bazzil In Stitch'z floss
Balloon stamp from Close to My Heart
Decorating Soft Chalks, Winter collection
her sketch she used:
sketch kimmie used: from fiskars
ok so here is my challenge to you! use one of the girls sketches to create your own, i will show a pic of a prize soon, so you have 1 week to sumbit your LO's
so here is how to win, post a comment here with your LO on your blog and or public gallery
also make a post on your blog about our contest-will enter you in the drawling twice!
in 1 week i will use random.org and winner will receive prize from us! so have fun and cant wait to see what you ladies come up with!
contest ends: 10/25-9pm eastern time
Friday, October 10, 2008
I got this idea from dawn griffith but I have changed it a little bit. I will give you the measurements to make 3 different sizes. The picures in the tutorial are for the large one.
Things you will need:
paper trimmer, 12x12 double sided patterened paper, green CS scraps, a complimentary piece of double sided paper for vines(will explain later), length of ribbon at least 1/4 of an inch thick to match(i used brown) Pencil, small hole punch(1/8 is what I used, small side on a crop-o-dile)
I am going to give you the measurements for the 3 sizes. Just apply which ever size you choose to the pictures the directions are the same.
sm: cut PP to 51/2 x10 and cut into 10~1"strips
med: cut PP to 6 1/2 x 11 and cut into 11~1" strips
Large: cut PP to 7 1/2 x 12 and cut into 12~1" strips
After you have cut your pp to size stack them and punch a hole at each end(if your using a crop-o-dile you can do it all at once if using a different hole punch only do a few at a time)
after you have punched both sides it should look like this
Next take your ribbon and tie a knot in one end. You are then going to thread it through one end of your strips so the the Pattern of your choice is on the outside. Then thread it through the other hole so that it looks like this
You are then going to "fan" out your strips so that they will look like a pumpkin
Next your going to take your green scraps and fold them in half. Your going to cut out a leaf shape(remember when you floded a paper in half to cut out a heart...same thing just make a leaf) you need 2 of these one just a bit smaller than the first
you are then going to cut 2-3 tiny 12 in or so strips from the other peice of PP and wrap them around a pencil to make them curly
To finish you are going to glue the vines and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin to look like this
here are my 3 pumpkins...they look so pretty on my fireplace mantle
Thursday, October 9, 2008
here was the sketch they had to work with, it came from pagemaps
My scenic route chipboard butterfly, Prima flower/leaves, vevlet ric rac, and close to my heart stamps.
Magnolia paper, Bazzil kraft colored cardstock, supplies used:
Cardstock: The Paper Co; Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass, ; Stickers: Making Memories; Stamps: Studio Callico, Stampendous; Paint: Americana; Ink: , Micron; Leaves: Close To My Heart
CS: Club Scrap, Bazzill “On The Edge” strip
PP: DC WV “Far East” mat stack
Pop Dots (to raise the stamp)
Rub-on flourish: Me and My Bid Ideas
Ink: Brilliance “Twilight”, VersaMagic “Sea Breeze”. VersaMagic “Aspen Mist”,
Staz-On “Jet Black”
please check out the blog tomorrow, our kathy did a great tutorial on how to make a pumpkin from paper!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Use paint on a card... any way you want... cover chipboard, make
patterned paper, make an embellishment, etc.
so to get a prize from the mosy scrapper kit (pic will be posted soon)
do this challenge, then leave us a comment where we can see it (via blog or online public gallery)
and if possible do a blog post about it. if you make a blog post make sure to let me know and your name will go in twice for the drawling
i will use random.org to pick a winner so you have 1 week to complete this-good luck and cant wait to see what you come up with
ends 10/10/08-11pm eastern
prima flowers & brads from my stash
maya road flower calendar & sequins from the mosy scrapper!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
#1 fall kit
this kit comes with:
3 handmade pumpkins
4 patterened papers
also some things may be different in each kit-ex papers and ribbon.
#2 boo kit
and my finished one:
3 patterened papers
3 candy corn (all handmade)
so let me know which kits you want and how you want to pay, and i will be mailing the kits out by the 15th(just waiting for coasters)
you get everything in the photos, i did add some things to mine, inking around the edges, faux stitching and so forth, you can put these together however you wish!
each kit is $6 that includes shipping, i take paypal but its additional .50 for that.