Saturday, February 28, 2009

Butterfly Card made with Fun Products!

I'm going to try and make a card a day with all these fun new products I've purchase. Today's card is Texana Designs butterfly.
  • I stamped the butterfly with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Queen Gold.
  • I just received my shipment of Shimmerz and used Aqua Marine, Burgandy, Iced Lavender and Angel Wings to paint the butterfly
  • Someone turned me on to Black Magic ColorCore Cardstock and I just had to try it out. You can sand, tear, and antique it. The one I used is black on one side and purple on the other.
  • I ran the black and purple paper through the Cuttlebug using the Stylized Flowers folder. Then I sanded it so the purple would show through.
  • I tore the butterfly paper and painted the edge with Angel Wings Shimmerz and then tore the Black Magic ColorCore paper.
  • I added a touch of turqoise bling to bring out the Aqua Marine paint on the butterfly.
Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Our class in New Braunfels didn't make, so I will have more time to play!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Play!

Spring is in the air and I'm playing with the leafy branch cuttlebug folder. After embossing I used green chalk, copper dabber and finished is off with bling and and an embellishment with the word "relax" on it. I have a dear friend who could use this card right now. I think I'll send it her way!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kenny's Band Palehorse

My son, Kenny, is in a band called Palehorse. They participated in Battle of the Bands at the Red Eyed Fly on 6th Street last Sunday night. There is a possibility they will be in the finals. Kenny is the tall blonde with glasses. He plays lead, bass and does the vocals. Go Palehorse!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Play Day!

I went to Joyce's house today to play with my new Cuttlebug! These are the two cards I made, but she showed me so many more fun things to do with photos, paper, bleach, ink, etc. That will be a posting for another day - like when I get them done! The flower card was embossed through the Cuttlebug then painted with Pearlescent Watercolors and Bird card was embossed through the Cuttlebug then rubbed with three different ink pads (Adirondack Dye Ink) with a touch of bling to finish it off. Plus, the dye cuts Hi and Kindred Spirit.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Some days are just too much fun! This week I attended the Rubber Madens group for the first time. The project was this picture frame. I had just bought a Cuttlebug this week (finally) and I was excited to be able to use it for this project. It's amazing what you can do with an old picture frame, metal tape, and some stain.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Well, I have some sad news (for me) and some good news (for me). I was delivering stamps to Wendafuls in Temple today and Wenda told me she got a flier indicating that Luminart (home of the Twinkling H2O's) is going out of business. For those who know me, know that I am a huge fan of Twinking H2O's and do many projects and teach classes using this product. I was so sad to hear. THEN, I remembered ordering a product called Pearlescent Watercolors (by Yasumoto) several months ago and just had not taken the time to play with them. They're shiny like my H2O's, so maybe, just maybe they would work! They paint beautifully and have the same effect as my H2O's! I went online and others are saying the same thing about them. And, the great news is they are so reasonably priced - $5.99 for palette of 21.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bleach and Foam Fun!

Friday the 13th one day and Valentine's Day the next. What an interesting combination!! Last week I had two play days with two different friends and I had so much fun playing with bleach and fun foam! If you haven't seen or used the Doublemate Cardstock, you must check it out.

The bluebonnet was stamped on plain blue cardstock, embossed with JudiKins Rustique Bent Nail, partially bleached on the flower only. I painted the stem with Twinking H2O Green Moss and then finished it off with Icicle Stickles.

The boot was stamped on the Doublemate Brown Cardstock (not sure what the real name is) and embossed with Ranger Copper and bleached. That's it! I can't wait to get all the colors and see what this boot looks like bleached on each one.

Joyce Meyer Jam'n Stamp Paintbrush was also stamped on the Doublemate Brown Cardstock, stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with clear, the flower was bleached and then painted with Twinking H2O Garnet and Moss Green. Green and copper metalic paper was used to add a glowing touch to this gorgeous flower.

While I was visiting Pam last week, she showed me how to stamp with fun foam. Oh my! It has a cool three dimensional look. This is going to add a whole new dimension to some of my projects. I immediately went to Michael's and bought many colors of foam to play with. Unfortunately, life has been "good" busy and I will wait until tomorrow to play some more. I'm going to try painting on this foam and see what comes out. Stay tuned.

Joyce and I have two class dates schedules at Wendaful in Temple. The owner's goal this year is to add more Texas products! Yea us! I'm going to teach a class using Heart of Texas Studio chipboard. Yea Pam!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Life has been kind of crazy around here! Boredom doesn't exist in our household! Kenny was in the musical "Urinetown". Interesting name, right? "Urinetown" is an American award-winning satirical comedy musical that pokes fun at capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty small town politics. Kenny was one of the poor people. He was Hot Blades Harry (a psychopathic, loose cannon). This was a juicy part that he could play "over the top." I was amazed at the talent in this production. One of the best I've seen!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Saturday's Play Day With Maggie

I love scrapbooking and cardmaking with Maggie! She is such a visual person and loves to think outside the box. I've learned so much from her! Maggie spent Saturday with us and we made sample cards for some Texas scrapbooking stores and Texas reps. One rep has Corpus Christi, so we made a pelican and octupus card for her to show. We also made a pirate card since "pirates" is a popular theme for boys' birthday parties. And, of course, a bluebonnet card! I'm having another play day with Joyce on Tuesday. This is too much fun!!