Friday, July 15, 2011

What’s in Your “Pouch”

Something a little different but so much fun to make … I saw one of these cute  little “pouches’ a couple of days ago &  just had to give it a try. The 1st one turned out horrible as I didn’t get it folded correctly & it was all tilted off to the side like the leaning tower of Pisa. But I tried again & the next one was a little better but practice makes perfect & I was happier with the way this one turned out.  Once I got it figured out it took me about 5 minutes to make. You could fill them with a few  little items that would make make someone smile … I popped several Copic markers in this one along with a couple of Prisma pencils, a pair of small scissors & a new type of adhesive dot dispenser my daughter Theresa gave me when I was visiting her in Alabama.  Works like a charm !!! Thanks Theresa !!!

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I used some double sided Stampin Up paper &  just did a couple of folds, no glue &  it was done.  Had a pretty little flower I had laying on my craft table that I had made from a die & added a tiny little butterfly &  it was done.

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Here’s another one I made  in a flash to stick in a package with a few of my favorite recipe cards in it … Put a little Chef Edwin on it & it was done … Nothing fancy but I think they will be fun to add to a package for a friend or child. I’m going to make some more with treats for the kids … think they might enjoy them … I found this cute little folded pouch on Irene’s blog so am giving her credit for it.  Go check out the adorable one she made.

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Poor Edwin looks like he’s floating. Next time I’ll sit him on a cupcake or at least give the poor little dear a chair …

Have a great day & thanks for taking time to stop by my little corner of the world.

Hugs, Janie

Monday, July 11, 2011

Making a Scene with my Stamp-a-ma-jig

 

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I’ve been out of town for several months & am not sure I even remember how to post something. I guess it’s time to get back to doing what I love !!! This is a little long but I’ve missed being here & missed hearing from so many of you. Is anyone else having a problem with blogger. My list of followers is here one day & then gone for a week … I NEED to see the sweet faces of my friends …

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Once I got home I ran across the Stamp-a-ma-jig I’ve had for several years & never could figure out what to do with. I saw a post on Pam Spark’s wonderful blog where she mentioned she used that little tool soooooo thought I’d give it a try. Still not getting it !!! I e-mailed Pam & said ok why do you make this sound so easy when it’s so tough for me … She sent me a great little tutorial for using it & for masking which I ALSO had never tried.  I watched her tutorial (check it out) & started playing with my little tool & I was hooked !!! Thanks Pam … Oh my goodness I started actually creating a scene by being able to position rocks & grass next to a fence … I stamped deer next to that & even put ducks near some cattails on another. I’m HOOKED !!!  I feel like a rocket scientist after mastering these amazing tools. I also tried masking an image & was so impressed when I made Tilda sit on a fence for the 1st time. Then I opened my package of goodies I’d won from Jacque & in it was this great dandelion background.

 

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The rocks are another little stamp that I use often for a little added touch as are the tufts of grass.  Decided to stamp the Fairy Tilda & using the Stamp-a-ma-jig I was able to sit her on top of the stem of my background image. Thanks Jacque … Not sure she’s

P1020537too sturdy up there but she looks cute … If she’s been eating like me she won’t be able to sit there for long … Got my card finished for this post & an e-mail popped up for a challenge called “Make a Scene … Guess it was destiny cuz I had just done that … So this is my take on it … 

Woops, just found out I can’t enter my card in the Making a Scene challenge cuz it also needs to be dimensional. Maybe next time …

Tried out Bev’s cloud template & it works great …It’s been so long since I colored I had to get my cheat sheet out to see what color do her skin & hair. Also tried out a couple of Prisma pencils, Olive & Light Umber to get a little extra shading. Have to work on that some more …

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Used these Copic markers & the color you can’t see is C4… The butterflies are Cheery Lynn dies … LOVE them & they cut like a dream … On the inside of my card (as I did on the front) I used a little spray of flowers from WOC’s .

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All papers are from Stampin Up & that sweet sentiment is one I found on Nichole’s blog … now that lady has some gorgeous cards & was so kind to ship me some of her sentiments I raved so much about & tell me where to find others I HAD to have. Check out her amazing cards & you’re in for a treat.

I’m out of breath from all this talking !!! Glad to be back & thanks to all who checked in with me while I was away.

Hugs, Janie