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In & Out of Studio 3D
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
A Decorative Hello
Topic: Stamping

I got some decoratively cut papers in a sale pack and the yellow has this one fabulous border. Cool! So I placed it over lavender folded cardstock and then cut a lavender mottled circle into shapes to frame out the top of the card. Silver borders are echoed in the upper corner swirls and the silver script greeting.

All this is to show off the subtle colors in the stamped floral image. I covered the 'window' with shiny tape to reinforce the feeling of it being made of glass.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Monday, 16 November 2009
Ribbon Wrap
Topic: Stamping

By using second-generation stamping this illustration prints very softly, making it look like a pencil sketsh. I used a very light touch with the colored pencils to maintain that feeling.

The panel is cut and embossed with a Nestabilities labels die and the edges are tinted with 'scattered straw' distress ink. Stickles enhance the centers of the flowers and the edges of the butterfly wings.

The yellow folded card base is tinted with 'concord grape' and a continuous ribbon is tied around the corners. Three graduated rhinestones add a little bling and point to the text which is a clear sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 15 November 2009
A Special Hello
Topic: Stamping

I used a Nestability to cut the background piece from printed scrapbook paper. The stamped image is colored with pencils and mounted with foam tape. 

I placed these on a folded lavender cardstock base and combined some rub-ons for the greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Partridge in a Blue Tree
Topic: Stamping

I wish I knew where some of these posts go when I put them out there for delayed appearance and they never do. I suppose one day they will all magically appear and we'll all be surprised!

I used a scrapbook paper as a background for a stamped image that I colored with pencils and blended with a waterbrush. I trimmed this a bit differently than before and used a gold Dazzles sticker to frame it. I took three of the scrap pieces from the sticker and placed them on the fruit to make golden pears. 

The corner pieces are from the same Dazzles set but the greeting is gold from another brand of sticker sheet.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 13 November 2009
Greeting Bib
Topic: Paper Embroidery

I love this little bib pattern . It is easy to stitch up and looks great, too.

This time I put it on light pink paper, punched the corners and then used a dark pink marker to edge it.

The edges of the blue folded cardstock are toned with 'worn lipstick' distress ink.

In the center of the bib I rubbed on white lettering in an overall pattern. You can see this better below.




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Thursday, 12 November 2009
The Inspiration of Memories
Topic: Dry Embossing

After this was embossed with a brass stencil in the Cuttlebug I trimmed it down and used a straw colored distress ink pad to tine the raised portions. These same lines were traced out with a gold-toned Stickles.

The green piece is an alcohol ink test piece from another project. These are layered onto a green textured folded card base. 

I used cardstock text stickers from two different sets to finish it off. The 'button' in the lower corner is a part of the sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Slice of Life
Topic: In The Kitchen

Three pies, hot from the oven, ready for a trip to a pie auction. Together, they sold for $100!

Just in case YOU want a pie worth $30-$35 I'll give you the recipies for them. They are CRANBERRY (upper left), COCONUT MACAROON (upper right), and PINEAPPLE-MACADAMIA (lower).

OIL PASTRY - (thanks, Mom!) makes one crust - do not double

In bowl combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Stir with a fork until blended and crumbly. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chilled water. Sitr until it comes together and forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 10 minutes. When chilled roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap.



  • 3 cups fresh cranberries, washed and sorted
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespons flour
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel

Combine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and boil, stirring often, for 10-15 minutes, till thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Pour into a 9" unbaked pie shell and dot top with 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add a lattice top as this pie needs lots of venting.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Then turn oven down to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 35 minutes.



  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut

Mix all ingredients. Pour into a 9" unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees about 1 hour, till golden brown.



  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped finely

Cram together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating. Add corn syrup, flour, extract, pineapple and nuts. Pour into 9" unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes, until firm.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 11 November 2009 5:05 PM PST
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Single Rose Garden
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Working from one of my own patterns I stitched this rose on red scrapbook paper, trimmed it out and then used chalks to color the background.

The background is a printed cardstock from a pad and I added rub-on borders. 

I found this white sticker in my stash and the text was perfect. I used Sharpies to color it in and then placed all on a folded yellow card base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Monday, 9 November 2009
Happy Harvest
Topic: Stamping

Here's another stamped image but this time I cut it out and mounted it on a Nestabilities label diecut. I used a Cuttlebug diecut for the swirl and brackets. A lime green folded cardstock is the base and I used a Sharpie marker to doodle around the borders. 

The text is hand-lettered with Sharpie



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Sunday, 8 November 2009
A Little Bit Flaky
Topic: Beads

I made a wire frame and used paper beads to create this snowflake ornament. This was a design I created in my sleep last week! Worked just as I dreamed it. 



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Saturday, 7 November 2009
Glitter N Pink
Topic: Beads

Another paper bead necklace using silver spacers. The beads are made of gift wrap again. 



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Friday, 6 November 2009
Precious Metal
Topic: Beads

I used a gold and a silver wrapping paper to make paper beads then strung them with two different glass beads to make a long necklace. I had not used beading wire before so the construction was a new process for me. 



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Thursday, 5 November 2009
Time Goes By
Topic: Stamping

I framed this stamped image with a background piece made with alcohol inks. The aperture is cut with a die in the Cuttlebug and both the pieces are mounted on a coral cardstock base. 

The charms and the round sticker were covered with Glossy Accents to make them shiny.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Always Believe
Topic: Stamping

Simple and clean. Very little color was added to this stamp so it has a true watercolor effect. I added Stickles to the wings for glitter effect. All three layers were distressed with purple ink.

The text is a clear sticker. (how MANY times have I said that?!?!?)



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Pale Shell
Topic: Paper Embroidery

The irridescent threads used to stitch this shell don't show up in photos but in real life they look fabulous. The crackle-finish scrapbook paper is mounted over a cream cardstock base and trimmed out with gold peel-off borders and a gold peel-off greeting.

Here is a different angle on the shell that shows the threads better.




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Monday, 2 November 2009
There You Are
Topic: Stamping

For this stamp I used one of the Nestabilities label dies to cut and emboss its edges. Then I distressed the edges with Broken China distressing ink. Th backing piece is more of my paste paper and it overlays a blue folded card base, also distressed with Broken China ink. 

The circle text is a cardstock sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Topic: Stamping

Srarting with a stamped image, colored with watercolor pencils, I then cut it to shape and mounted on scrapbook paper over a purple folded cardstock base. 

Bands of rubons frame the sides and provide the text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Happiness With You
Topic: Stamping

The framing piece for this stamping, colored with watercolor pencils, is a piece of paste paper I made a long time ago. I punched the corners and cut an aperture with a Nestabilities die. Orange floral brads adorn the corners and an orange folded card serves as the base. 

Two cardstock stickers furnish the text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 30 October 2009
Topic: Paper Embroidery

This stitched shell with verigated threads was cut to shape and placed on a background collaged with a variety of scrapbook papers. All are mounted on a blue folded card base. 

The text is a cardstock sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Doodles Here, Doodles There
Topic: Stamping

I love junk mail. That's where I got this beautiful purple/blue background cardstock. I used Nestabilities round to cut the hole for the watercolor penciled floral to be mounted behind and then cut both together with the scallop die. I used a smaller scallop die for the text circle. The text is a stamp.

After mounting to white folded cardstock, with foam dots, the card was too plain so I started doodling with a fine-line marker. Dots, dashes, squiggles, and lines brought it all together.



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