Thursday, July 20, 2017

stamping on monoprints

Today at Altered Pages, I'm sharing some cards created using a really pretty stamp from Lost Coast Designs and some not-so-pretty monoprints.
This one is my favorite, there are several more in the share post.  Love that Lost coast stamp!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Galactic Starveyors daily verses in English and Spanish

These are the actual verses with the "constellations," NOT just the "addresses!" You should be able to download these by right clicking and saving.   Or you might have to click, then right click, and save.  If the Spanish translations are wonky, let me know--Google Translate can be a little sketchy sometimes!  We printed these as 5x7, on sticker labels, and trimmed extra white from the tops and bottoms with a paper cutter to use in scrapbooks for the week of VBS 2017.









Shine On--Congratulations card

You know I don't make a lot of cards, but I do like to make wedding cards to match the couple's colors.  At the CutCardStock blog, you'll find this easy but elegant card, suitable for any Congratulations occasion.  When the cardstock is as shimmery silver as this, it doesn't need any help being gorgeous!  But you know it's notoriously difficult to photograph shine. 
And okay, yes, I do have a thing for torn edges!

Have a great Tuesday!
:)

Thursday, July 06, 2017

kitty cat coloring book

When I saw the new kitty stamps from Lost Coast Designs, I immediately thought of my daughter--she loves cats, and loves to color, so these seemed perfect for making her a little hand bound coloring book.
You'll find the how-too in THIS POST over at Altered Pages.

When I texted the girl child a pic of the stamped images, she replied, and I quote:
"Those are so beautiful I could cry."

So yep, I'm thinking she'll like this little book!

Happy Thursday!
:)


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Independence Day is almost here! 4th of July wine glass charms, or barbecue sauce markers, whatever.

Two party project day!  I have mini chalkboard buffet signs to share over at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog,
Patriotic on one side, practical on the other!
plus, here are some super easy tags to use for either condiments or stemware.  At the 4th of July shindig, we always have at least six kinds of barbecue sauce in squirt bottles, so I was originally thinking these would be perfect for those, but these tags really look like wine glass charms!

You could fussy cut these, and/or use a paper cutter, but I have a couple of those fancy fine tag punches, which equals way easy for me.  Some Pop Tones cardstock from CutCardStock, gluestick, gold wire stars, and blue ink, and we're ready to go . . .
Punch cardstock bases larger, and the patriotic tags from Altered Pages smaller.  Ink the edges of the images.

Glue the images to the cardstock tags, punch a hole in the top, and add a curled length of the gold wire stars.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CAS with gel plate prints and rub-ons

Today at the CutCardStock blog, so easy, but I LOVE this way of using pieces of monoprints!  Especially handy for that aunt of mine who only wants handmade cards.  Seriously, she basically told me not to bother sending her store-bought cards, as she knows I can make them myself!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

a pop-up card with monoprint background

Using a monoprint in the makings of a pop-up card today over at the CutCardStock blog--you'll find this fine feathered fellow HERE, if you'd care for more info.

Happy Thursday to you!
:)

Thursday, June 01, 2017

4th of July bunting with wooden banners

Have you ever used wood as a base for making banners or buntings? I hadn't, until trying out some Foundations D├ęcor double point banner bases.

Gotta admit, I'm kinda into these now. I originally made a four flag banner with these and lots of Altered Pages supplies, but then changed my mind and the design!  You'll find this experiment of "the same, not the same" today in my post at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

pocket full of posies

Hiya!  Today at Altered Pages, you'll find the finale to the pretty little flower book.  It's now full up of tags and more flowers and bits and bobs, which is always a fun way to end up a project.
I'm particularly fond of this little faux brass number plate.  It just looks nicely realistic, and I didn't have to anything to it, except add the tiny brads at each side.  Okay, probably should have used brass brads, but the little diamonds are fun.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

mail art and Father's Day origami guts book/card

Did you have a nice Memorial Day?  Here is some mail art from 1944, created during WWII:
I'm sharing this and a Father's Day themed handbound book, today at the CutCardStock blog.   It's another origami guts/vellum liner book, with plenty of room for photos and writing and such.

Here's a peek inside--the pockets are all covered with gel prints pulled on deli wrap papers.