Monday, December 21, 2015

Simply Made KaiserCraft Card


     I never thought that I would ever become a fan of stickers...and I don't think I am...but I'm starting to give it a chance - shall we say.  It certainly makes the card go faster - and it definitely adds easy elements.   I'm starting to think that maybe I have two minds about what kind of cards I'm into.  One for sure would be the "takes too much time and now I'm sweating!"  and one would be the "simply made" card that allows you to make several variations on a theme while using up the sticker sheet.

I love, love, love the pinkish paint peeling paper and will not be able to resist making some more cards with that.  Love it!  .....yes I do!


Just another way to look at the product list here.


     And here's another way to look at the card with a "coffee" background and a little distress.


Squeezed out a quick video too!  :)



Friday, August 7, 2015

Watercolor District - Card Two


One of my favorite things to do when I make a card is to include some kind of small gift inside.  I was so happy to see "Taylored Expressions" come out with  a set of stamps that was new and relevant to our daily lives.

I enjoy getting greetings online and seeing what's going on in Facebook...but when you get a card in the mail that someone made for you?...that's like a gift and a treasure to unwrap!

Add a gift card inside and you've made someone's day!


Stamps

"Shoppes TF - 4339" by Art Impressions (unmounted)
"Small Packages" Sentiments by Taylored Expressions

Tombow Markers 

(numbers are correct - but the names aren't on the markers...so I just gave you a general idea)
  • #528 blue
  • #192 lt. green
  • #177 olive green
  • #N79 cement
  • #N55 dk gray
  • #879 dk brown
  • #027 muddy artichoke
  • #985 sunshiny yellow

Inks

  • Memento: Tuxedo Black

Tools

  • Waterbrush with Detail Tip

Instructions

  • Stamp your images in Black dye based ink
  • Scribble Marker on a plate
  • Use a waterbrush to pick up the color
  • Color your images
  • use more water or less water to get varying shades

Pictures to help you find your products...

     
   

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Watercolor District - Card One


I've been enjoying myself so much in my new store.  I just finished a class with 8 wonderful ladies - all different - all interesting and fun to listen to.  Sometimes I think it would be fun to rename everyone with one name like "Griselda"...so I could say things like:

Today Griselda said: "Gee - your outfit looks so nice...but it would be better if your fly was up!"

See what I mean?  I could relay everything (well...not everything...some things just shouldn't be said!)  that happens in the store without anyone knowing who said it!.  Might try that out!

HERE'S WHAT I USED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

If you can't tell from the picture...the front has been cut out so that you can see the inside as well as the outside!  There are 3 stamps in this set so that you can make a "tri-fold" card...which is cool.  But I wanted to do 3 cards for my ladies' class - therefore, I made 3 cards in a different way.

Stamps

"Shoppes TF - 4339" by Art Impressions (unmounted)
"Small Packages" Sentiments by Taylored Expressions

Tombow Markers 

(numbers are correct - but the names aren't on the markers...so I just gave you a general idea)
  • #528 blue
  • #192 lt. green
  • #177 olive green
  • #N79 cement
  • #N55 dk gray
  • #879 dk brown
  • #027 muddy artichoke
  • #985 sunshiny yellow

Inks

  • Memento: Tuxedo Black

Tools

  • Waterbrush with Detail Tip

Instructions

  • Stamp your images in Black dye based ink
  • Scribble Marker on a plate
  • Use a waterbrush to pick up the color
  • Color your images
  • use more water or less water to get varying shades

Pictures to help you find your products...

     
   

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sit in the Chair and Post a Blog!




     
 Okay...so it's been two years since my last blog.  How on earth did that happen?  I feel like it's only been a few months.  I've opened a new store (1 year old now), moved to a new house (about 6 months now) My two sons have their own lives  (with their own ideas - go figure!)...and the learning curve on a new Point of Sale and Website have taxed my poor brain to the limit!  The upside is that I love my new store, my returning customers, my new customers, and all the things I'm learning!! :)  The downside is - I've dropped a few balls while juggling.  Not a crime - but typing this out and writing down my thoughts, feels like an old friend revisited and long neglected.

One of the absolute greatest things about owning a store is bringing in the kinds of products that make life worth living!  Colored Pencils by Prismacolor give me a thrill every time.  It's almost hard to use anything else as they always make my coloring look good by accident, and the spreading around of pigment with a paper stump and odorless paint thinner is soothing. 

So here I am thinking I have everything I need to complete this blog...only to find that I am missing the ingredients list....jeepers.  (left that at the store!)

Not erasing this...not going to wait until it's perfect to post (a  little/big problem of mine!)  So here's goes - posting anyway - and things will turn out over time!

Cheers!


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