Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Today I decided that I needed a notebook to keep next to my laptop to write stuff down as I am surfing blogs. Have you ever started on one blog and ended up somewhere else and couldn't remember how you got there?? It happens to me all of the time. My solution to this is to write down blogs as well as the project that I want to remember as I find them so that I can return at a future time.
First I cut a piece of DCWV paper from the Grade School stack and adhered it to my notebook. The paper had 2 of the frogs along the bottom so I handcut one of the frogs and added him to the top.
I am using the "From The Desk Of" stamp by JustRite Stampers. It comes in a set of 3 (From the desk of, From the kitchen of, & From the library of). I cut the border in half and added letters from the small letter set (also from JustRite Stampers) to spell out my name. I loaded the stamp with 3 different ink colors (Versamagic Tea Leaves, Aegean Blue, & Sahara Sand). This was diecut using the Spellbinders Classic Circles. The center image is from the Tiny Words set by JustRite Stampers. This was cut using a SU circle punch. The blue & green mats are diecut using Spellbinders Labels Three.
To cover up the binding, I added some matching ribbon along the edge of the notebook.
Very simple gift idea for a teacher, secretary, or just one of your blogging friends.
Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to check out the JustRite Stampers blog this week. I am going to be the guest blogger. I have some really nice gift ideas.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers - Library of/Desk of/Kitchen of Border set, Tiny Words Borders & Centers
Paper: DCWV Grade School stack, DCWV cardstock
Ink: Versamagic Tea Leaves, Sahara Sand, Aegean Blue
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Labels Three, SU circle punch, misc ribbon, pop dots
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Stamps: JustRite Stampers - Times Roman 15 point font, 1 5/8" wood stamper, Rubberstamp Tapestry "Gingerbread Wreath", Peachy Keen Paper Doll Face Assortment
Paper: Worldwin, American Crafts
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
My sentiment "Warm Winter Wishes" was stamped using the 15 Point Times New Roman font from JustRite Stampers.
I stamped my sentiment onto ivory cardstock using Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink. Then I diecut it using the Spellbinders Labels Four dies. My mat is diecut from DCWV green cardstock, also using the Spellbinders Labels Four die. Each layer has popdots between them to give lots of dimension. Then I added eyelets and laced narrow green ribbon through and around the box.
3/4 cup chopped nuts
Now to make the bread look presentable, I added a belly band.
All I did was cut a strip of Cosmo Cricket designer paper approximately 2" wide x 12" long and a piece of green cardstock 2 1/4" wide x 12" long and adhered them together and taped the ends together. Next I stamped the designer center and border from the new "Something Sweet Borders & Centers" set from JustRite Stampers being released today. I stamped the center and border seperately and then diecut each using Spellbinders dies. I diecut 2 mats also using the Spellbinders Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities. Each layer has popdots between them to give lots of dimension.
Be sure to check out all of these wonderful blogs for some great projects and inspiration using the new Christmas stamps being released by JustRite Stampers today. The possibilities are endless!!!!
Taylor Van Bruggen
Angela Barkhouse - that's me!!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Stamps: Fiskars "Just Between Friends", Autumn Leaves
Paper: Murdock Country Creations Raspberry Twist polished stone, Worldwin cardstock
Ink: Versamagic Purple Hydrangea
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circles & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, misc flowers, Stickles (Magenta, Lavender), misc trim, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, pop dots