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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Anyway, I've really been wanting to make a card using the "cracked glass" method and I just received a stamp set last week that I (finally) ordered, called "Happy Journey" that lent itself really well for this technique. At least I think it does. I made a card once before using this technique...years ago...and I LOVED the way it turned out. I still have the card...just can't give it away. Maybe I'll upload it to my blog in a few days (I'm gonna be out of town the next couple of days). Ooooo, maybe....I can do a video tutorial on this. Hmmmm....another one to ponder.
At any rate, I am quite pleased with the card. I used all CTMH products (except some of the tools) and they included the following:
My Reflections Passages Level 2 Paper Pack - #X7126B
"Happy Journey" MyAcrylix stamp set - #D1428
Marks Passages Epoxy Clip - #Z1318
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - #Z2111
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - #Z2118
VersaMark Ink Pad - #Z891
StazOn Ink Pad - #Z888
Colonial White Brads - #Z1218
Monday, June 28, 2010
The measurements are as follows:
CARD: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded in half.
STAR B&T DUO PAPER (on top of card): 3" x 4 1/4"
STRIPED B&T DUO STRIP: 1" x 4 1/4"
YELLOW B&T DUO SQUARE: 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
DISTRESSED STAR B&T DUO SQUARE: 2" x 2"
RIBBON: approx. 9 to 10"
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Both of the ladies are going to be out of town during the next crop, so I've decided that I'm going to cancel the crop and hold an open house to introduce Close To My Heart to my friends, family and acquaintances. I've got to start putting the plan in place.
I've had to attend training workshops for school both last week and this week. I'm hoping once the training is over that I can put together another video for YouTube and enter some of the challenges that I follow. I still say my husband should get two jobs so I could craft full-time. For some reason, he's not buying into it. Can't figure out why...sounds reasonable to me.
Since I had to take down my last layout and I haven't posted any art lately, I'm going to post a layout I did a while back that I'm quite fond of. It's a layout of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. If you ever visit the space coast of Florida (only an hour east of Orlando), you must make your way to this absolutely gorgeous National Refuge. If I remember this correctly, it is actually home to more migratory birds than any other location in the country. At any rate, it definitely will give you a picture of what the REAL Florida "was" like. There is also a Manatee Observation Deck not far from the drive. You can check out information at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Website. Anyway, here is the layout I did, highlighting some of the scenes.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The video was a lot of work, but I think that's mostly due to the learning curve involved. At any rate, I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. It's actually a tutorial on how to make the "Wild Thing" card below...several techniques...so my next project will narrow down to maybe only one or two techniques and I've got to learn to "condense". I'm too wordy, probably a result of teaching 8th graders. ;) I know I have a lot to learn, but I have confidence that I will get better at it. My biggest obstacle is learning to overcome my shyness and fear...more fear than shyness, I suppose. If I can do that, I think my naturally silly personality will come out. My favorite YouTuber is Tresa Black, a.k.a. The Stamp Goddess. She is sooooo funny. I watch and rewatch her videos (not only to learn), but honestly, just to have a good laugh! If you've never checked her out, I highly recommend that you do. Of course, after you browse my blog. :)
I just checked the status of my video, as it is common for it to take a few moments to load, but apparently there is something wrong with the format, so now I'm off to figure out how to fix it. My computer expert is in bed, so I may be better off waiting until tomorrow. Oh well...I'll update you on the status tomorrow.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Participants will cut the materials needed to make two each of the first three cards and complete two each of the next three cards during the workshop. When the workshop is over there will still be a ton of paper and embellishments left over to complete a couple of scrapbook pages and/or additional cards.
If you are interested in taking the workshop on June 26, just go to http://www.meetup.com/brevard-county-scrapbooking-stamping-meetup-group/ and RSVP. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me.