June 26, 2014

Make Your Own Stamp Press

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here and I have a super quick idea to share with you today. In the effort to save some money and use what I have, I made my own stamp press! Fiskars sells a couple of very nice models, but I just didn't want to spend money on one. So here is a photo of what mine looks like.

It is similar in size to the Fiskars compact stamp press and fits quite large stamps on it. I took a brand new Big Shot cutting plate (you could use a Cuttlebug cutting plate as well!)  and some CTMH sponges I had, and wasn't using, and cut them to approximately the same size and height. I then used my hot glue gun to adhere them to the plate at each corner. It works great! I especially love it for stamps that are larger or more solid images as the plate has some give to it and so you can really press down and get even coverage. Maybe you already have what you need to make your own stamp press and save a bit of money. :)  I hope you have a great day!

June 25, 2014

Father's Day Card for Hubby

Hey everyone! Candy here from Candy's Craft Corner. It's my turn to share today. Thanks so much Sheila for having me. 
Just wanted to share my card I made for my husband for Father's Day. Some of you have already seen this card on my facebook page but I wanted to share it here as well.
 As I am moving across the country, this will be my last card for a while. I have packed up all my crafting goodies and they won't be unpacked until sometime in August.
See you all then from my new craft room. I will have to share that when it is all set up. 
The stamps are from Peachy Keen and Scrappy Moms and My Creative Time. Used my copics to color the image and background.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Take care,

June 20, 2014

Digital Scrapbooking

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all doing well, it's already too hot for me :) I've been so busy working, I don't have a "new" project for you but I do have a digital page that I created a while ago. I don't mind creating the digital pages but my first love is hands on creating because that is what I love.

Anyway, I thought this page turned out cute. I still have to practice but it is fun learning. Sheila thank you for having me again this month and I know where summer is upon us we do need to just KISS. So thank you for that.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I promise to "try" to get more projects regularly posted.

June 19, 2014

Fall 12X12 Scrapbook Layout


Donna Lee here from StampinNScrapinWithDonnaLee. Hope you all are having a very blessed and thankful Thursday.

Today I wanted to share a very simple Fall  scrapbook layout I recently made for my Grand Daughters scrapbook. She was 7 months in this photo.

Using scraps that I had of burlap (love it) and some gorgeous fall ribbon I was able to quickly put this page together.

I had these silk white flowers that I sprayed using some homemade ink sprays. Using a lot of Glue Dots I adhered them to my page and each other. I love this little metal clock. Again more Glue Dots to keep on the page.

I found these little flowers in my stash of embellishments! Oh I love this ribbon!

A little $1 bling from an Expo shopping trip a few years ago added some bling! My sweet girl loves her bling!

No title yet... But I am enjoying looking at it as I ponder this final step. Always open to ideas so feel free to share with your comment. 

Thanks for coming by! Hope to see you again next month! Have a terrific Thursday and hoping you get some craft time!  

Blessings To All!
Donna Lee

June 18, 2014

A Rooster Birthday!

I was recently asked to create a Cascading Card featuring Roosters.  I used the Cricut Cartridge "From My Kitchen" for the rooster images.

Hi, this is Carolyn, from...

Using my Cricut Gypsy and Expression, I cut the roosters in two sizes and in three different colors.  This gave lots of layer to create different roosters!
This is a front view of the finished card!
Side view
Another view
Inside card
I had enough roosters to add a large one to the back of the card!

To see a tutorial of the Cascading Card, please click the link...
More Cascading Cards...

Thank you for visiting "She's a Sassy Lady"!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and ya'll come back to visit!

June 17, 2014

Summer Reading - need a bookmark :-)

Hi everyone.  It's Karon here from Karon's Krafty Korner, to share my creation with you today.  Thanks so much Sheila for having me once again.

I decided that I need a few bookmarks this summer for some great reads that I want to get through.  I decided to have a play in Silhouette Design Studio and make a scalloped edge bookmark.

Here is the bookmark I made using all elements from the new Polkadoodles CD - Rose Budd Papercrafting Collection.

I thought I would share with you how I designed the bookmark in Silhouette Design Studio and how to add the scalloped edge.

Firstly, I am using a rounded rectangle that I have sized to 6" by 2.50".  Then make a little oval to the size that you would like your scallop to be.  I have made mine 0.5" wide and 0.75" high.  I then made five of them and grouped them together for easy manoeuvring.

Now you can move the set of ovals into place.  I have placed them so about 2/3rds of the oval are inside the line of the bottom of bookmark.  You must position them so that the natural curve is on the line, as below.

Now you want to select both the rectangle and the ovals, then right click and select Weld.

This is what your screen should now look like.

You can then resize your bookmark using the scale.  I made mine back to 6" by 2.5".

You could now resize this to what ever you wish.  Also If you want more scallops to the edge, you can play around with the size of the oval at the start, and the amount of them.  Hope that this has made sense.

Here is a close up of the image from the Rose Budd Papercrafting CD, this is Miss Millicent.

Her dress was digitally pieced together (may be another tutorial on the way, if you like) with papers from the CD and then highlighted with Copics.  Here are the Copics I used to colour her in.

Everything is from the CD, I layered up the little roses and Miss Millicent, but that is all.  After all it's meant to be a book mark and I didn't want it too thick, or else it would get squished :-)

I added a little ribbon to the top.  I did double sided printed, so that the back of the book mark was not white.  Also inked the edges of the layers to finish them off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

June 16, 2014

BBQ Apron Card

                     Hello, everyone, this is Charlotte C.  Thank you, Sheila, for the opportunity to share a Father’s Day card I made which would be good, I think, for any male card.
                      The card is an image from the Silhouette Store – a Mother’s Day apron card – which I altered in two ways.  First I enlarged everything until the card base filled up the mat side to side, which gave me a 5 ¾ folded card base.  What I didn’t realize when I did that was how high (tall) the card would be and how it would present an envelope dilemma, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
                       I now ungrouped everything and placed only the front liner (apron) on my mat.  (I did 3 at a time but I’ll continue writing this as if I just did one.)  Now I typed the name and positioned it at the top of the apron where I wanted the “monogram.”  This picture shows all 3 fronts with the names in place.

I  clicked “no cut” for the apron itself and I used my Chomas pen holder and gel pen to write the name.  I wasn’t concerned about the letters not being a single line font or filled in – I rather liked it in this case.  When the name is finished printing, it’s important not to unload the mat at this point because you have to now go back to your virtual mat, remove the name, put the cut lines back on the apron and cut the apron by clicking “cut again.”
 I then cut the same liner in ivory card stock for the inside sentiment and went on to cut the base, the neck piece and the pocket.  The pocket that came with the original image was deeper and I really didn’t like it, so I kind of nudged the bottom of the shape up a bit.  I sized and cut some “tools” in black and adhered them to the front, but the plain pocket did nothing for me.  I searched the Silhouette Store and found this cute little print and cut BBQ’ing cow – perfect embellishment for a man’s card.  I did some stitch lines and inking on everything.

This is the finished card

 The card ended up being just shy of 10” tall by a tad over 5 ¾” wide.  I created my own envelope by scoring a piece of 12 x 12 DP at 3” and 9”, turning it 90 degrees and scoring it at 1” and 11”.  I cut off the edges between the score lines.  To close the envelope lengthwise, I adhered a 1” strip of DP first to one side of the seam, then to the other side.  I cut a slight angle on the 1” pieces.  I have a little diagram of the cutting/scoring
This is what the back of the finished envelope looks like with the top flap open.
I might make it smaller next time I do this – or not.  Hope you’re all headed for a great summer.