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In & Out of Studio 3D
Friday, 20 February 2009
Garden Girl
Topic: New Work

This little garden girl is from the front of an old greeting card. I used a mix of colors in the layering to pick up various hues from her garden.  The background is a self-printed scrapbook paper that originated with the Epson project website. The text block is a vellum sticker. The green tint of the sticker was too yellow for the rest of the piece so I stuck it to a light blue cardstock to 'adjust' the color. Then I cut it out and rounded the corners to match those on the other pieces.

I added three purple dragonfly rhinestones for balance.



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Thursday, 19 February 2009
Spring Squirrel
Topic: New Work

I was shocked when my annual bird calendar presented this squirrel. It IS labeled as a 'flying' squirrel but I still think it is stretching just a bit to include him on a bird calendar!

I used Nestabilities to cut the illustration as well as a larger circle from green. The two ends are torn scrapbook paper with the edges roughed up and I added a vellum sticker over the top. 

The little guy has such an earnest look on his face that I added three whinestone flowers to give him something to look at.



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Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Puppy Play
Topic: New Work

I had another tan card base with crackle print scrapbook paper and rounded corners left on my work table. So I pulled out this little calendar puppy, scalloped him and mounted him on a corner-rounded blue paper. 

Two green stickers (one cardstock and one acrylic) provide the greeting and three green rhinestones carry the color theme.



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Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Hedgehog Love
Topic: New Work

These hedgehogs are from a series illustrating the fine detail that will print on a specific brand of paper. Too cute! I mounted them on crackle-print scrapbook paper over tan cardstock and finished off with a vellum sticker at the top and white rub-on at the bottom. 



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Monday, 16 February 2009
Remember When
Topic: New Work

I've been hanging on to this illustration from an art magazine for a long time. I cut it with Nestabilities and mounted on metallic gold over burgundy card base. 

Two simple cardstock stickers say it all.



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Sunday, 15 February 2009
Hatching Hope
Topic: New Work

This nest from a magazine ad was torn around and mounted flush with the left edge of an orange card base. a torn strip from a burlap-print scrapbook paper was used to 'bind' the spine of the card. 

I added two cardstock stickers that read 'reflect hope' and colored a clear rhinestone heart with Sharpies to add to the nest.



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Saturday, 14 February 2009
Celebrating Life
Topic: New Work

Here's another appearance from the packaging I used a couple of days ago. This calendar bird is cut with a round punch, the edges distressed and colored to match the paper strip. The text sticker was colored with markers  to match the cardstock which is NOT teal as it shows in the photo. It is really a cornflower blue.

I combined a white rubon and a vellum sticker for text.



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Friday, 13 February 2009
Make It Happen
Topic: New Work

These odd-looking birds encourage one to "Imagine, Dream, Become" with a puffy acrylic sticker, white rub-on, and cardstock sticker. Each is emphasized with a green rhinestone.

The birds are a calendar illustration cut out with Nestabilities and mounted on a scrapbook paper filled with whimsical clouds. The card base is metallic gold.



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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Tutorial - Portfolio Book
Topic: Techniques

Today is going to be a LONG entry as I have a 23-step tutorial for making a portfolio book.

Here is the supply list:

**2 manila file folders with 1/3-cut tabs. Both must be the same with the first station tab.
**2 sheets of 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper. From one cut 8 squares measuring 3 3/4 inches. From the other cut 2 pieces measuring 4 x 7 1/2 inches. Set aside the scraps for optional use.
**1 piece of cardstock measuring 3 x 7 3/4 inches.
**8 pieces of cardstock measuring 3 X 7 inches.
**1/8 to 1/4 inch wide ribbon. One piece 24 inches. 8 pieces of 5 inches.
**Bone Folder
**Hole punch
Ready? Let's Go! We'll start with the two file folders:

Open both and turn one over so they are exact opposites of one another:

You will do all the following steps to BOTH of the folders. Measure and score 4 inches from the bottom.

Fold up on score and burnish to a sharp crease:

With bottom folded up, score top to bottom 4 inches on each side of the center fold:

Fold in one side being careful to align bottom edges. Use bone folder to burnish a sharp crease. Repeat on other side:

Trim off widest flap to align with folder edge:

Set aside folders.
Decorate, distress, shape corners as desired on 8 squares of scrapbook paper. For my piece I used a corner rounder and the used Ranger Distress inks in 'Bottle':

Center one square on each side of the center fold flaps and adhere:

Use these as a guide to spacing the two outer squares on their flaps and adhere:

Glue the fore-edge of the flaps where they overlap. I used redline tape for it's strength:

Apply adhesive (I used redlinge tape again) and adhere the folders back to back. This will be on the panels where you trimmed off the tab:

Set aside folder. Decorate, distress, shape corners of the two pieces of scrapbook paper that measures 7.5 x 4 inches. I used the corner rounder and distress inks as before:

Glue these panels to front and back of folder, aligning with spine:

Set aside folder. Take up your piece of cardstock measuring 7 3/4 x 3. Measure and score 1 1/8 inches from each side (leaves a 3/4 inch strip in the center:

Apply glue to the side flaps only and apply to spine of folder:

Punch a hole in the center of the center panel (this is where you glued the two folders together:

Thread your 24 inch ribbon through this hole and tie it leaving 8 inches on the FRONT of the folders:

Use your 8 cardstock pieces measuring 7 x 3 inches to make tags. You can shape the tops if you wish (I used my corner rounder again) and use the spare pieces of scrapbook paper to decorate them as you desire:

Punch holes at the top of your tags:

Use the 5 inch pieces of ribbon to make pulls on your tags:

Insert tags in pockets of your folder:

Pass long end of ribbon across back of folder, around spine and across the front. Tie a bow over the knot and your portfolio book is DONE:




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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Mad Cap(s)
Topic: New Work

The background for this card is the printed cover for a pad of scrapbook papers. All the benefit of the designer papers without actually having to cut them up! The mushrooms are a calendar illustration. I was intrigued by the bluish coloring on them and I cut them with Nestabilities and then used Adriondak 'bottle' to tint around the edges to provide mor contrast with the background. 

The arching sticker had a white background so I did a bit of work on it with markers. The round dot is a puffy acrylic sticker.



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Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Breezes on the Beach
Topic: New Work

I started with a travel advertisement  that I cut out with Nestabilities. The lower scrapbook strip reminded me of the Caribbean waters and the lace printed strip represents the froth of the waves. These are layered over blue cardstock representing the tropical sky.

The text is a clear sticker that matched the colors and the theme perfectly. I lined it up so the main word rests on the horizon line.



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Monday, 9 February 2009
More Heart Beats
Topic: New Work

These hearts are making a repeat appearance. The original calendar page had 8 and I used 3 on a previous card. For this one I left them in their original configuration and layered their strip over scrapbook paper with a handmade paper look. I tore its bottom edge for a little interest. 

The text is a vellum sticker that matched the blue background precicely. Gotta love that!



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Sunday, 8 February 2009
Create Tweet Memories
Topic: New Work

This calendar illustration was cut with Nestabilites die and mounted on crackle-print scrapbook paper. I used a tan card base to match the wings and added pink rhinestones as accents. 

The stickers are combined with hand-lettered text.



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Saturday, 7 February 2009
Hit the Books
Topic: Books

I recently discovered a couple of new series and thought I'd share in case you hadn't found them yourself!

First is by Rebeca Seitz. She writes Christian fiction about scrapbooking. First up is 'Prints Charming' then comes 'Sisters Ink' and then 'Coming Unglued'. This summer she will release 'Scrapping Plans'. I've dome across the title 'Perfect Piece' but not sure when it will be released or where it fits in the series.

Another author I found is Joanna Campbell Slan who writes scrapbooking mysteries. Her first title is 'Paper, scissors, death' and whe is set to release 'Cut, crop, die this summer.

It's fun reading about characters who share your interests and hobbies.


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Friday, 6 February 2009
Jumping for Joy
Topic: New Work

This is the last of my ceramics projects. Yep, you can tell who got this one, too! 

The light blue wash really does not show very well in the photo.

Here you can see a close view of the second dolphin.




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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Turtle Soup
Topic: New Work

I made this at the ceramics studio on the cruise after making the mugs. Bet you can tell who this is for??? 

It's really made to be a cereal bowl but turtle 'soup' sounded funnier!



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Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Vanilla Revealed
Topic: New Work

And finally, this card was used to inspire... 

This mug...


Each of the mugs also has a light wash of contrasting glaze on the outside.



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Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Strawberry Revealed
Topic: New Work

 As a reminder, here is the second card used for inspiration.

And here is the mug I made for STRAWBERRY

On this photo you can see how the Pink Milk appears on the inside. Each of the mugs also sports a straw!


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Monday, 2 February 2009
Chocolate Revealed
Topic: New Work

 OK, here's the reveal. I showed this card earlier and said it was used for inspiration on another piece.

Here is the project... On a cruise I was on they had a ceramics studio. We painted whatever we wished on the project and they took it away for firing, returning it on the last day of the cruise.

I made this for a very special little girl. The inside of the mug is painted to look like it has CHOCOLATE milk in it!




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Sunday, 1 February 2009
3 in 3D
Topic: New Work

And this is the third of the 3D cards used for later inspiration. Today the hint is VANILLA. 

This card used two scrapbook papers layered on one another. Then I added a ribbon cown the middle of the top paper and put the floral on that. the same ribbon was used for a bow.

I combined a Peel-off and a sticker for the text.



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