Francie made the prettiest fall card with this technique. You must remember to wash your stamps soon after using them with bleach, with hot/soapy water, then dry. I would also rub them in the SU stamp cleaner as it has a moisturizer to keep the rubber soft. It's a really good product. Happy Fall, Everybody.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Love these paper roses. Fun to do with the 5 petal punch. Nice for wedding favors too.
Posted by Olivia at 8:09 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Bird seed wreath...Tie with ribbons and hang it for the birds to enjoy.
Bird Seed Wreath~
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 pkg. unflavored gelatin
4 cups bird seed
Stir the gelatin into warm water until dissolved. Whisk in the corn syrup and flour. Stir well, it will make a thick gooey paste.
Mix the seeds with the paste in a large bowl until all of the seeds are coated and the edible glue is distributed. The mixture will start getting very sticky.
Make sure its well mixed to keep the wreath from falling apart.
Spray the bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Using a spoon, press the seed mixture into the bundt pan. Be sure to press the mixture down firmly until its well packed and even. Set the pan aside overnight. The mixture will harden and turn white and the surface will be firm and dry when its ready.
Once the wreath is hard, gently remove it from the mold. Tie with ribbons, and hang it for birds to enjoy!!
My friend made me one of these wreaths and shared this blog site with me. I was in love with the cute ideas (The link is under my favorites on the right side of page). These make great gifts for the bird lovers in your life.
Posted by Olivia at 9:37 AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Looks like magic (secret is acetate film....shhhhhh).
Posted by Olivia at 7:14 PM
Monday, June 27, 2011
I just love little Twiggy! Get out and do some water skiing! :)
Posted by Olivia at 8:53 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2011
This is great tutorial on fast & fabulous ways to color with ink, markers, & pencils.
Posted by Olivia at 9:49 PM
I really enjoying watching her technique. She systematically wets sections of the image with water, then adds color. Color blends better showing greater depth of shading in your image. This is the true way to watercolor paint.
Posted by Olivia at 9:37 PM
I really like the petal punch. Making multi-dimentional flowers is always fun. And, using embossed paper adds even more texture to the petals. Tami also applied the "tone on tone" technique for interest. Give it a try.
Posted by Olivia at 9:05 PM
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Papertrey Ink has some really great little dies to make flowers and banners. FUN!
Posted by Olivia at 9:07 AM
Heather requires that you use a thick embossing powder called "UTEE". It looks like sugar.
Posted by Olivia at 8:53 AM
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
My sweet little baby crossed over Rainbow Bridge today. We will miss her so much. I know that Rosie and Shermy were there to greet you, my sweet baby. Now, you are playing and prancing like you love to do, and are joyful at the endless supply of doggie treats. Wait for me. Can't wait to see you again. Love you forever.
Mom & Pops
Posted by Olivia at 5:28 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
These roses are really beautiful and elegant. Remember to use a cookie sheet pan as it holds the heat underneath and helps the petals curl more quickly. Let me know if you try this technique!
Posted by Olivia at 9:10 AM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sometimes you come across some pretty stickers that inspire you with color and design. This card along with the embossing image was all it needed (IMHO). I like to have some simple thank you cards for friends; I have some very kind and generous people in my life and want to appreciate them with a homemade card.
Posted by Olivia at 4:27 PM
This was an old stamp set that I felt was sweet. I used some glitter around the edge of the white paper (fine line). Also placed a few pearls around the card for a little vintage feel. With all the birds in my backyard, I felt inspired to make this card. It's like a little tribute to Spring -- my favorite season.
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Friday, April 1, 2011
This is a really ingenious design for a card. Never saw it before. Love how you insert your note inside the triangle pocket. You could even insert a gift card as well. Fun!
Posted by Olivia at 7:46 AM
Friday, March 11, 2011
Frenchie made the most beautiful card using the medallion stamp and DSP paper. It's one of my all time favs.
Posted by Olivia at 8:42 AM