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Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Observant Owls
Topic: New Work

Two owls from my bird calendar make an appearance on this card. I cut each with a circle Nestability and then cut scalloped circled from butterscotch card to back them. I used a Cuttlebug folder, distressed stripes, to emboss the brown to make it look like wood. The black on the right has a tone on tone print of swirls that does not show in the photo. That chevron print cardstock down the center was run through a paper crimper before attaching.

I placed all of this on a crackle finish paper over white folded cardstock and added a text sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 30 March 2009
Rooster with a Strong Song
Topic: New Work

Mr Rooster was an advertising postcard - for what I have no idea anymore. I cut it with a Nestabilities die and mounted on blue and coral, each with the corners rounded. The yellow checkered piece was run through the Cuttlebug with the houndstooth folder. The red and gold piece on the left is a bit of leftover washi paper and off to the left edge is a scrap of paint chip.

I mounted the whole on white cardstock over which I glued a dark coral scrapbook paper. Two slits were cut into the spine to thread the ribbons through and each were tied in a knot. The text is a sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Soap Dishes
Topic: New Work

For an upcoming event with a theme of "Soul Spa" I decided to create soap dishes for the restrooms. I make 12 of these - 2 each for the 6 restrooms.

What I was given were 12 glossy black tiles from the home improvement store. I combined two tones of Pearl-Ex powder with clear detail embossing powder. Then I used this to emboss the bamboo leaves that I had stamped in Versamark.

I used Ranger alcohol ink in Pesto and Meadow to color the sides of the tiles.


Here you can see the surface of the tile better. I used a Sharpie marker to add detail to the stamping and a Pilot gold metallic pen to enhance the design.

Bamboo was cut and glued to the sides of the tiles and they were glued to square glass candleholders as a base. I had already used the same combination of alcohol inks to color the glass. Here you can see the base.


I got placemats at the dollar store and cut them down to 8.5 x 9 mats. They came as orange so I sprayed them to get them to match the bamboo on the tiles. The last step was to tuck in a little silk flower.

Each dish will have a green bar of soap on it.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Topic: New Work

Today's card is a Cuttlebug extravaganza! I used Cuttlebug die for the greeting, folders for the pink background, dotted yellow slip, and swirled frosting. Like yesterday, I used corrugated card for the paper, a circle punch for the cherry, and rhinestones for the sprinkles. 

These cupcakes are easier than making the real thing!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 27 March 2009
Happy Cupcake to You
Topic: New Work

Cupcakes seem to be all the rage in the stamping and scrapping world right now. I used corrugated card for the wrapper, Cuttlebugged irridescent paper with the D'vine Swirls for the frosting, punched a cherry with a circle punch and added a hand cut stem.

Two scallopped Nestabilities were cut and embossed to feature the words cut from the background paper. 

I added rhinestones to the frosting for sprinkles.



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Thursday, 26 March 2009
Basket Case
Topic: New Work

I saw a little die-cut basket on another blog and my mind went into overdrive figuring how to do it without the diecut. I made this with a piece of cardstock cut to 12 x 10. It is creased twice on each axis with a 4 x 4 base. The leftover 12 x 2 was divided in half to create two 12 x 1 handles. 

I used big flower brads to hold it all together then created a lining of scrapbook paper with the same measurements. I used its leftovers to create the little inserts on the sides.

The lining is cut with a decorative edge scissor around the top.



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Wednesday, 25 March 2009
A Song With No Tune
Topic: Writing

Although the title of today's entry is "A Song With No Tune" I should say that it really DOES have a tune...but just in my head! This is a poem/song that I've been working on over the last week and it is done - except I don't write music.

So, I can SING it to myself and you'll have to READ it to yourself (or supply your own tune!)



He lived that I might die to sin.

He died that I might live again.

He rose to take me home to heav'n,

to join the angels singing,

"All glory to the Lamb."


My faith is in His holy life,

His mercy, love and sacrifice.

My prayer - to be his own delight.

His grace rests ever on me.

All glory to the Lamb! 


          Praise to the great I AM

          and to his Son, the Lamb,

          and Spirit from above -

          His comfort sent in love .



I taste the goodness of the Lord.

I'm feasting on his holy Word

and drinking in his great reward.

His spirit feeds me daily.

All glory to the Lamb!


          Praise to the great I AM

          and to his Son, the Lamb;

          and Spirit from above -

          His comfort sent in love .



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 March 2009 7:37 PM PDT
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
A Negative Impression
Topic: New Work

This card, using the same spotted paper, is much simpler than the last two. I impressed the Forever Friends folder in reverse and scuffed with sandpaper. This gives a whole new look to the 'flowers'. The band is made with a border folder on dark purple paper which I also used to cut a text script.  

I used scalloped scissors on the band and added three punched out flowers of white cardstock. I also cut the same text script of the white cardstock and layered the two as a shadowed piece. Dots of the dark purple make centers for the white flowers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 23 March 2009
Take a Little Off, Put a Little On
Topic: New Work

For this card I used the same spotted paper from yesterday. In this case after I scuffed off the surface of the impressed paper, I used direct-to-paper with a very light green Whispers pad to color in the white areas. I did the reverse with the green paper, impressing it with the Happy Birthday folder, scuffing, tinting purple and cutting the words I wanted. 

I impressed the dark paper with a border and another piece with the same as the background. After mounting the pieces together I used the Forever Friends die to cut the third word and put it all together. I added Stickles to three of the birds in the background, the text and the two flowers in the Happy Birthday. Three rhinestones are the final accent.

Here's a closeup:



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Double Bugged
Topic: New Work

I took a suggestion from Cuttlebug Challenges to combine Cuttlebug folders for a new background. I first used my new folder to impress the 'flowers' on spotted purple scrapbook paper. Then I used sandpaper to scuff it to white. Then I ran it through the Swiss Dots folder to flattten out the scuffed portions and raise the overall dot pattern. 

I used one of my new border folders to create the right edge on some darker purple shiny paper and also cut the text out of it with the Forever Friends die. A Nestability die was used to cut, emboss and screen the oval while I speckled it.

A white cardstock was scalloped down one side and the parts were layered together including an organza ribbon tied across the face of the card. I added a rhinestone to dot the I and applied Stickles to the scuffed 'flowers'

Here is a closeup of the glitter.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Whole Pile o' Pretty
Topic: New Work

Rummaging through my bin of parts and starts I found a whole stack of strips decorated with serendipity squares. I pulled out a few sheets of scrapbook paper and some white cardstock and put together 13 cards in a couple of hours.

I decorated them with rhinestones, brads, stickers and stickles - whatever struck my fancy.













And there you have it.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 20 March 2009
Mosaic Quilt
Topic: New Work

I needed a card for a swap onwhich the main theme was 'punches'.

I used mosaic punches to cut glittery papers and then trimmed them to consistent square sizes. They are laid out in a grid on glittery green cardstock and glued in place. Then I wove ribbon and used mini-glue dots to attach at the crossing points. 

Last to go on were the outer edges. I wanted it to look like a quilt and the ribbon represents the binding.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Swiss Dot Flower Pot
Topic: New Work

Of course, this is not really a flower pot, but it sounds neat as a title! The background is made with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and a Nestability scallop die was used to cut the pink element.

I added a clear sticker with the floral design to the pink scallop and trimmed up the corners with ribbon. 

Once again, I left off any sentiment.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Swirl of Hummingbird
Topic: New Work

This swirl of interest is a Heidi Grace rubon. I cut the hummingbird and the green mat with a Nestability. The green was glued on and the rubon applied over it. Then the bird was glued on top.

No trim or sentiment for this one.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Thank You Glitter
Topic: New Work

Here's another of the glittered Cuttlebug cards like the one I made yesterday. For this one I used blue on blue and added a center element cut from another old card. The colors in real life actually match!

I added three button brads to the centerpiece before attaching and tied a ribbon around the spine. 

Here is a closeup of the glitter on the card. I used Martha Stewart ultra-fine glitter on both of these cards.




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Monday, 16 March 2009
Hearts & Flowers That Shine
Topic: New Work

The Cuttlebug Challenges blog used this technique as a tutorial on February 27 and I ran right home and tried it. Fantastic!

It uses a two-way glue in the indented parts of a Cuttlebug embossing. The glue is allowed to dry to tacky and then ultrafine glitter is burnished into the glue. 

I used purple glitter on purple cardstock and then used two layers of heart stickers for the centerpiece. After I took the photo I added stickles to the roses in the center. Just a bit more interest.



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Sunday, 15 March 2009
Bread Box
Topic: New Work

This was made for a challenge to use paper embroidery on a box. I made the stitched panel and then constructed a box to fit it on. I trimmed it out with gold peel-off corners. 

The box measures 6"x6" square.



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Saturday, 14 March 2009
Still Life
Topic: Around the House

Here's a little vignette from around my house. This is the arrangement on my kitchen table this week. 



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Friday, 13 March 2009
Little Yellow Birds
Topic: New Work

This does NOT look like the original calendar illustration. I trimmed the flowers close around and arranged them to look like a vine. Some leaf stickers were added to cover the gaps. Two birds from the same page were cut with the scalloped nestabilities. I cut two tones of textured cardstock and uses my scallop scissors to trim up one edge. 

The text is a vellum sticker and I added three green rhinestones.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Apples for Father
Topic: New Work

Somewhere I came up with a card front that said Grandfather and had these apples on it. There were more apples that I trimmed away with the first half of the word. I used 4 layers of scrapbook paper and a couple of text stickers. 

Three square brads finish this off.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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