Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
check out the other part of the blog for pictures!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This is my card for the Twists on Twine challenge at Betty Bee's Buzz . Courtney Lee challenged us to use Twine in new twists. The twine I used was Jute Twine. It started me thinking of spring and gardens and having/getting to go back to Michigan. Spring in Michigan means seeing a robin... better predictors than that ole groundhog in PA...lol. Robins will pick up all sorts of things to build their nests. I used my Stampin UP punch in brown and red, with a slight modification to give the RED RED ROBIN her bob bob bobbin red breast and a dimensional to elevate her wing. Then I put a rectangle piece thru the xyron twice so it would be sticky on both sides. Using scissors I cut out a boat/nest shape, I placed pieces of jute in random fashion to make the nest. I used the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug folder for the back ground.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
on Betty Bee's Buzz. http://bettybeesbuzz.blogspot.com/
We were to use the colors:
Gray, Pink, Plum, and Razzleberry.
I did an offset gate fold card.
House Mouse colored with Copics.
Pink rose petal paper from Joanne's.
Martha Stewart Punch and Razzleberry bling I won in February from Betty Bee's Buzz contest!!!
They are much blingyier in person. The picture doesn't do it justice even with the bright Florida Sunshine!!! Maybe I should put some crystal stickles on her skirt??? Can a Ballerina have too much Bling??? What do you think???
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I have decided to share with you my crocheted Lucky Penny Holder.
The supplies I used are
Crochet Cotton Size 10
Steel Crochet Hook size 6/1.80mm
12 inches 1/8" satin ribbon
Basic stitches: Ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet)
Round 1: chain 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring. Chain 3 (counts as DC). 15 DC in ring. Join with sl st in top of ch-3. total of 16 DC
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (6 dc in next st (shell), skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st) repeat around edge. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Back: On the backside of your flower. Sl st to base of one of the shells. Ch 3 (DC into space between shells, Chain 1. DC into base of shell DC, Chain 1). Repeat around. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. fasten off leaving a 3-4in tail.
Insert penny into back sleeve. Weave tail in and out thru top of back sleeve. Pull down like drawstring. Sew opening closed and weave in ends.
Weave ribbon thru stitchs of rnd 2. tie bow in front.
Note: Flowers can be made from the same steps. There would be no need for the back sleeve. You could do the first round as single crochet sc then Shell row. If you vary the size of your crochet cotton and or hook you will get different size flowers. Enjoy! Remember there are no mistakes, just HYBRIDS...
For my card I used
MS Punch Round the corner - Double Loops.
Cricut Classic Font for 3 flower border. pg 74
Computer Generated Poem with Print Shop
Bee paper from Tuesday Morning
other paper from my stash.
If you aren't a crocheter... you could display your penny as a center of a flower. Like the Sunflowers from Walk In My Garden or one of the other Cricut flowers. Or use lace or material and make a yoyo. We are only limited by our imagination.
To get the correct size for the 3 flower border pg 74. Use your fit to length button on the left side of your expression. I set it for 5" for my card. Watch the monitor and it will tell you what height will make that length. For me it was 1 3/4". Then you can set the size and do autofill and make multiple cuts that will fit your card perfectly and make lots of cards!!! Write it in your book so next time you're all set to go! Another tip I recently learned when you mail a card with a hard dimensional either put a piece of cardboard over the front or flip your card inside out with the embellishment on the inside... it won't be as pretty when they open the envelope but it will arrive in undamaged condition!
I made poem holders for Betty's March Swarm - Flying High with the Birds and the Bees
The poem reads:
I found a penny today, laying on the ground
But it's not just a penny, this little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from Heaven.
That's what my Dad told me.
He said that Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down.
Sometimes to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.
So, don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from Heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.
Now you give it a try! Have fun creating! I look forward to seeing everyone's version!
Special thanks to Betty Brett and my Texas friend Connie!