Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #6

This is my submission for challenge #6 over at the cuttlebug blog. The challenge was to use any Christmas and any border folder. I don't have any of the border folders, so I used the Swiss Dots folder as the border.
Go check out the blog and you could win the Christmas tree folder.
I love the white on white; I see it everywhere now. Peace came from JOTS.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Holiday Card Class

I am teaching a Holiday Card Making class at AC Moore in Carle Place on November 25th. Here are a few samples of the cards we will be making.

I used the Magic Colored Pencil Technique to color in the image and of course, the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.

Using JOTS, here is a Hanukkah card.

Tomorrow I will upload the photo of the card I made for the challenge over at the Cuttlebug Blog. Every Monday morning, Nilda uploads a new challenge with the design team's submissions. Go check it could win something, too!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #5

Over at The Cuttlebug Spot blog this week's challenge is called "Dot to Dot" using the swiss dot folder. I can't remember who's stamp this is, but the image just cracks me up.

I used the Magic Colored Pencil Technique to color the image. The Scor-Pal makes it so easy create definition.

This week I am working on samples for a Holiday Cardmaking class in November. I'll post them when I am through.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Baaaack

I just got back from our family cruise. I am exhaused!! I need a vacation from my vacation. It was a lot of fun. Although we were disappointed with the ship (Crown Princess), we did have a great time just being together. Later this week, after I get myself organized at work and at home, I will post some photos of the vacation.

Here is a card I made for Challenge #4 over at The Cuttlebug Spot. . This week we are challenged to use two embossing folders in one project. I used Swirls and Swiss Dots. The stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly. The siwrls were embossed on Die Cuts With a View glitter card embossed beautifully!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Challenge #3

Well, we've waited a long time for tomorrow. We are going to Florida for our "Annual Family Cruise." Each year, our family gets together and takes a cruise out of Florida. It is truly the best quality time we have together...out on the ocean, no work, no place to go, no cell phones, no appointments...just us...and the casino, of course. I just love it!!

Here is my version of "Jazz it Up" the third challenge at the new blog dedicated to the cuttlebug...The Cuttlebug Spot . Check it out on Monday when Nilda uploads the challenge. Why not try this technique for yourself and upload your design.

Iused the swirls folder to emboss onto the black cardstock. Then I lightly rubbed white chalk over the raised swirls. I sprayed the cardstock with workable fixative. That keeps the chalk from rubbing off. Of course, you could always use clear acrylic sealer or hair spray.

See ya when we get back!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Altered Clip Board

Here is an altered Clip Board I made for a class sample.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sanding Surprise

It was my turn to choose the technique challange #2 for the new Cuttlebug blog.

I chose what I call "Sanding Surprise". When I demo this easy, fun technique to customers at AC Moore (I am a Classroom Coordinator) they just love it. You would be surprised at how many people do not realize that cardstock is availalbe with a white core, as well as, a solid colored core.
Anyway, it has a big "Wow Factor" for some people, while being such an easy technique.

Supplies: Cuttlebug folders: Happy Birthday, Spots & Dots
White core cardstock
Sanding block or sand paper
Technique: Using white core cardstock, emboss with your choice folder. Lightly sand off the color until the white core shows. Just add it to your project. It's as easy as that.

This challenge will be posted on October 6th, so be sure to check out the other talented DT members and the other great folks that submit their samples.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I am very excited...I was chosen to be a design team member for a new collaborative blog dedicated to the Cuttlebug. Check it out here

Here is my submission for the first challange which was to design something using the "ink the folder" technique. Take a look at the blog for the easy to do directions.

Cuttlebug folders: Birds & Swirls, All Love

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Class cards

I taught a card making class at AC Moore last week. Here are a couple of cards I made for that class. The gals really loved learning the magic colored pencil technique. Since it is not a well ventilated room, we used Goo Gone instead of the odorless mineral spirits. Even though it is "odorless" I was afraid that someone might have a negative reaction. I think it works just as well anyway.

Bee Stamp: Studio G
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Nap Stamp:I think it is an old one from Inkadinkado.
**About a year ago, I took all my rubber stamps off the wood blocks. Unfortunately, I wasn't clever enough to write down all the company names, so I can't remember all of them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wishing You The Best

I made this card for a co-worker that is leaving for bluer horizons. OK, I admit that it's quick and formulaic, but I do like the colors... so I thought I'd share.
I used the Cuttlebug for the embossing. The paper is DCWV, all glittery and delicious. The sentiment is computer generated in MS Word. At the center of the words are Fiskar's Rain Dots.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Halloween Chipboard Album

I made this "spooky" chipboard album for a Halloween swap I am in. All cuts are made with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. All the pages are chipboard. As usual, I outline the diecuts with chalk or Prismacolor warm grey 20% marker to give them depth and make them pop. Here is a close up of Count Dracula.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Card

I got a whole bunch of Studio G $1 stamps today so I couldn't wait to try 'em out. Here is a quick Thanksgiving card I made using the Magic Colored Pencil Technique with GooGone instead of Gamsol.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Class Layout - "Back to School"

I made this layout for a Cuttlebug classs I gave last week.

The bear is Sizzix Bear #3. The cardstock stickers are from K & Co. Embossing folders used are Spots & Dots, Swiss Dots and Tiny Mosaic. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the tags.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cricut Class Halloween Layout

Here is a layout I created for a Ciricut project class I am giving next month. I teach many basic, beginner Cricut classes. My students also ask for project classes. I don't like to make them too difficult or intricate because most students are still in the learning phase.

I like to add some techniques like chalking, inking, etc. My students love to learn different ways of taking the plain cuts and giving them life. Here's a close up of the detailing techniques I used for this layout.

In order for the cuts to "pop" I always highlight the edges either with chalk or Prismacolor marker, warm grey 20%. Then I use a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen .01. on top of the highlight. For the black cuts, I use Ranger's white Inkssentials pen. This is the best white pen around IMHO.

For the bats, I use Sakura's Gelly Roll Stardust. This pen adds a subtle clear glitter to anything. I love this pen.
Feel free to leave me a comment or ask any questions. It's my pleasure to answer them!

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Here are the first few pages of the album I made of our trip to Florida in June. My son, Grant, lives in Florida and got engaged to a wonderful girl named Briana . Briana is pretty, sweet and a scrapper; so already you gotta love her.
I don't like to have photos just renting space in my camera and I have many other projects going at the same time, so I made this a rather "simple" scrapbook. I'll post the rest during the week.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Flirty Purse Album

I made this album for a swap with my scrappin girlfriends.
Here is mine: The covers are hand cut from chipboard. The binding is machine sewn for strength and durability. Here are some of the pages.

Here is a hidden magnet folder for added journaling or photo space.

I used loads of embellishments like laces, ribbons, buttons, trims and flowers to give it that flirty look. The handles are beads are all glass and sewn to the cover for durability.

I hope the gal who gets it will be happy.

Have a great night.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Last Pictures of Photo Carousel

These are the final photos of the photo carousel I made for my neice, Kelly and her beautiful family.

Well, that's it. Now I am working on my son's engagement photos.
Here is a card I made for my nephew's birthday. Keep in mind he is 31!!! But he is Superman to us!

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Sandylion sticker, Sentiment: Penny Black