Friday, May 18, 2012

When I'm not feeling particularly creative, I take the time to make up a bunch of die cuts to use on future projects. That made this card a cinch to make - I probably spent all of 10 minutes on it. I stamped the bird cage onto the Spellbinders Beaded Oval with Rosebud Memento ink (the birdcage is from Tweety Jill). The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped over it with Cocoa Memento ink. The paper is from a 6x6 Prima paper pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby and the other two die cuts are also by Spellbinders.

So, if you find yourself with some extra time but no extra mojo, try making up a batch of die cuts. You'll thank yourself later ;)
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Heat Embossing

 While I like to color in stamped images, one of my favorite things to do is heat emboss. Lately, I've been embossing with opaque colored powders from American Crafts and they are so much fun. On this card, I heat embossed the sentiment and cake. I went over the cake with Perfect Pearls after it was embossed.

This bodice was heat embossed onto the white paper after I had machine embossed the oval with my Grand Calibur. To do this, you simply use the sandwich for embossing rather than cutting - you still use the Spellbinders dies, but it won't cut through the paper.
If you would like to know more about the different types of inks and which inks are OK for heat embossing, check out this handy dandy resource. Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I'm done I'm done I'm done!

Finals week is officially over and I'm free until the fall semester.

Oh, and today happens to be National Scrapbooking Day, so I have a few projects to share. I created these for challenges on today and I actually won one of their awesome prize packs!

I made this for my mom. I found the vintage seed packet online HERE along with a ton of others - you have to check these out! Did I mention they're free? ;)  I printed them out on cardstock using my printer's "best" setting.

This is a layout for the 2nd challenge - it had to be about your home in some way. I chose our dining room table because we love to have people over!

This is the 3rd project I made, it was for a journaling challenge. 
Well, I feel rather productive today! Thanks for taking a peek :)