Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Couple of Fun Cards

Using paper from the paper pack “Robin’s Red” from Hot Off the Press I could match the curlicues from the paper & use the Simple Brush Flourish (G3879) Stamp on the background paper in turquoise.
I stamped Hot Air Balloon (F3870), colored it in a bit & added Wink of Stella for a bit of glitz.  Naturally I cut it out, popped it up & added it to the card.
Happy Birthday to You (Sentiments 1 unmounted UMS7018 ) stamped, sponged & matted.
This is one of the cards I will be teaching March 19th in my “Perforations Techniques” class.  You perforate the card & create a bookmark that can be torn off.  So cool.  Everyone gets the tool in their kit along with a Just For Fun stamp& so much more. 
The stamps I used for the project are Bird House Row (H3853).  I used the roof from one of the birdhouses & the house part from another of the birdhouse images.  Love to paper piece.  The Fashion Warbler bird stamp (E3848) was stamped twice on two different pattern papers. Cut, paper pieced & attached to card.
I stamped Sprig (C3331) a few times & stenciled the leaves on the bookmark.
Sentiment 1 unmounted (UMS7018) for the “Happy Whatever”

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Class

March 18 & 19 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, OR is:  Check it out.  Tickets are on sale now for the 2 - day event.  I will be teaching a class on Saturday, March 19, 7 - 8:30pm.  We will also have a booth at the event selling all kinds of products including crafters wood products, stencils, die cuts, headlines, page packets, past class kits, pattern & cardstock paper, & more.  I will also be doing Make & Takes        (from $2 - $4), both days.  I will post samples of the Make & Takes soon.

The retail value on the kit is over $25, but the class is $21.  What a deal!  I am only making 20 kits for the class so purchase your class space soon.
One card made in the class, includes a bookmark which is perforated so it is easy to tear off the card.  Here are two samples of bookmarks that can be created using either the stencil (on the left) or the stamp & stencil (on the right).
The stamps used are Just For Fun Stamps  which I am a member of their Design Team.  You can buy their stamps 3 different ways: wood mount, cling cushion mounted, or red rubber only.  The cost is very reasonable & stamp beautifully.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016

New Year...New Projects...

My DH has been so busy in his workshop & I have been trying out some of the pins I have been finding.

I tried the transferring of color photos/clip art, etc. on to wood.  Love the results.  I found Oregon related vintage signs.  Luckily when we purged before we sold our Roseburg house & took off on the road for 3 years, I saved more than I thought craft room wise.  One of the products was Grafix Rub-Onz. 

The technique Pinterest talks about mounts wax paper or parchment paper on an 8 1/2" x 11" regular copy paper to feed through your printer.  You need a slick surface to go through the printer so the ink is not absorbed in to paper.  The ink just sits on top & can be rubbed on the wood as you can see above.  Brilliant!  Well, the Grafix sheets are all set to go with a slick surface on a fairly stable paper.  I had to do nothing except find a design, size it &, the most IMPORTANT thing...reverse the design with words.  Yep, found out the hard way, but the beauty of it, the sheet can be used over & over by simply wiping away the leftover ink on the sheet with a damp paper towel & wood can be sanded to fix my mistake(s).  I did all the sizing & reversing using Photoshop.

DH made a lot of what he calls "mini signs" so I can't wait to do more!