Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Just the other day, my son was fixing something on my car, and got his hands greasy and oily. He proceeded to pour just a tidbit of some clean car oil into the palm of his hands. I asked about it, and he said that the clean oil, cut the dirty oil, better then soap and water. I watched and it sure did. So the next time my hands were very dirty from working in the garden, I used baby oil that I had added some granules of sand too. The sand made it a little abrasive, and really cut the dirt off of my hands, and added moisturizer to my hands also. We all have used it to remove makeup, get gum out of our kid's hair, and adding a sparkle to our chrome fixtures. But what Pat mentioned awhile back blew my mind. She had read that you could use baby oil to make vellum paper out of regular printer paper. I've always been a bit of a doubting Thomas, so when she said what this weeks Saturday Night challenge was, I knew right away, what I was going to try. Well doubt NO more. What she had read, was correct. The first picture below shows 4 colors I tried it on. I could not believe how well it worked. I just laid the paper on a paper towel, used a cotton ball to saturate the paper with the baby oil, then blotted the excess off the paper with a dry paper towel. I waited awhile, and then wiped the excess off the paper again. I let it dry thoroughly overnight, before using it. I used black Ink It Up ink to stamp the butterfly on the orange sheet of vellum, I had made. Heat set it, and then cut 2 of them out. I placed them on a piece of orange checked DP using 3-D dots. I then placed the sentiment and little pearls and ribbon on the yellow CS card. I thought with this sentiment, that I would be able to use this for a graduation card. Thanks Pat for the challenge and thanks to rest of you for letting me share.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Now didn't that make you smile on a Monday morning?
I guess by now you have figured out that the rusty orange was the color used in her wedding.
On each page I put a little embellishment or something to give it a little pop. She will add her pictures.
Thanks for letting me share.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
You can not see it in the picture but on the white card, I used the scorpad to make a textured background. It is a new present, so I just try to use it in some way on every thing I've made this weekend. I don't know how I functioned with out that thing.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thanks Pat for giving me the opportunity to do this. Come on girls participate this week, don't let me down. If it sounds like I'm begging, Well you are right. *wink*
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
And that is exactly what Karen does.
Today is Karen's birthday. We go way back, we may not see each other very much, But we both know that each other is just a phone call away. Karen and her husband stood with my husband and I at our marriage, many years ago.
Happy, Happy Birthday, Dear Friend.
I used Wild Asparagus DP paper,The embellishment butterfly was from a pack of three, that were really plant stakes from the Dollar Store. The ribbon is from my stash jar. TFL
Thursday, May 7, 2009
but since this was Pat's challenge this week I thought I would give it a try.
Heather had made Pat a Mother's Day card, and Pat used it as a recipe for us to use for this weeks challenge.
A brad or metal embelly
And A Flower
The first picture is of some of the things I used to construct my take on the recipe.
The 2nd picture is the finished product. I know the ribbon is loose, so I fixed it tighter. Also for the record, "thinking of you" is not a stamp, but a rub on. The metal accent was taken from some costume jewelry that I found really inexpensively awhile back, just to use in this way. The stamps are by Technique Tuesday. It may appear that I used 4 colors of paper, but the white is outlined with a Bic Black Mark it. The button came from my button jar. Thanks Pat, and thanks to all the other gals that participated this week. It's way more fun, the more that joins in.
Friday, May 1, 2009
The first picture is of the bottom of my shoe with the stamping ink on it. I used a little mini ink pad by MS . The color was called Bamboo. I stamped the shoe design on regular White card stock 4 times, cut them out in the shape that they stamped out as. Arranged them into a butterfly, and used the Cricut Doodlecharm cartridge to cut out the body of the butterfly. I put some of MS Fine Crystal Glitter randomly on the wings and covered the body with it. I used a scrap piece of DP, and attached it all together. On the inside I put Spread your wings, which I thought was appropriate for a 20th Birthday. Thanks for looking.