Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coptic Stitch Book

Today I'm sharing photos of the book that I made last week.

This is the first time I've made a book and bound it using a Coptic Stitch binding technique. It was so much fun but I must admit that I had to check out a book from the library and study it very closely before I could do the stitching .  When the signatures are sewn in using this technique, the book will lay flat.

I used a heavy chip board covered with designer paper  for the two covers.

The signatures were made using papers suitable for sketching. One book  finished and two more to go.

Ta Ta For Now,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Using My Gelli Plate Printed Papers

My goal is to use all the papers that I printed on my gelli plate. I'm using all the printed sheets of paper and scraps to make books.  I use an empty cake mix box for the base of my books.

This is one of the finished books.

I used mixed media papers for the signatures.

I used threads that I had on hand, which happened to be crochet thread,  to stitch the signatures to the book cover.

This is my book collection.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Ta Ta For Now,

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Two New Cards Using NBUS

 Today I'm sharing the cards that I made using some "Never Before Used Stuff" and I'm entering this  in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5

 "You'll never believe this, but, I've never owned a roll of Washi tape and never used it on a card before.Washi tape is the " Never Before Used Stuff " on my card. 

This is also the first time that  I've  used the button die and  the teal colored bakers twine.

I'm also skipping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to join the Challenge.

I've spent the last couple of days trying to post pictures on my blog and was unable to. Hope this doesn't happen again. Have a great day, friends.

ta ta for now,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Card Inspired By Pinterest

The card that I'm sharing today was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. You can see the inspiration card and visit the card makers blog HERE.

The stamps used
 Stampin Up: The Open Sea stamp set  and Hardwood background stamp.
Snippets of left over Kraft card to make the wood-grain frame, the anchor and the birthday banner.
Scrap of Map paper from my paper stash.

I'm entering this card in the  Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge
Last week I was nearly  the last entry before the gates closed at Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge .A big thank you to the playground prefect,  Sarn, who blogs at Stamping For Pleasure,  She chose  my card to be one of her featured picks for last  week.

Thanks again for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back again soon.
Ta Ta For Now,

Friday, September 11, 2015

A Card Made With Two Of My Favorite Stamps

Today I'm sharing the birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law. Her birthday is Thursday and I have to get it in the mail tomorrow. Stamps used were SU Petite Petals and SU Gorgeous Grunge.

I'm entering this in the Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge # 193.

If you follow my blog then  you've probably noticed that each week I try to participate in the fun that goes on over at Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge. Well, this week the playgrounds administrator, "Di", is taking a little time off and allowing "Sarn" to be the prefect. I actually had to google "prefect" to see just what it meant.  Click on the link and check out all the great card creations at the playground.

Here is my excuse  for not posting to my blog this week and being late to the playground. This little memory stick reader, which uploads my pictures from my cameras memory stick  to my computer, decided to stop working.

Hope you have a terrific weekend and stop back again soon.
Ta ta for now,

Friday, August 28, 2015

August Rudolph Days Challenge

Today I'm sharing my card for the August Rudolph Days Challenge .  "Scraps of Life by Scrappymo" hosts  The Rudolph Days Challenge and the challenge runs from August 25th through August 31. 

Thank You, Mo for drawing my name  as the winner for the June Rudolph Days Challenge and this is the stamp and die set that I won. I used this to make my August challenge entry.

I'm also entering this card in the  Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #191. Snippets of leftover card were used for the tag and the Poinsettia.

 I'm planning to clean my craft room today. We had our carpets done yesterday and I had to move everything out of my craft room and then move it all back again. The way my back feels today it is a sure sign that I need to get rid of some of my crafting supplies. I'll let you know how that goes.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ranunculus Field Stamp By Stampendous

The "Ranunculus Field" stamp by Stampendous was the stamp that I drooled over every time I went to the craft store last summer. Each time I talked myself out of making the purchase until it went on the clearance rack and then I grabbed it.

That was a year ago and this is the first time I've used it!!!!!!! Just had to have it, never use it!!!  Does anyone else do that?

I made this card in two different colorways.
The image was stamped using Versamark on watercolor paper.
I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder.
Used an aqua painter and  Distress Inks in dusty concord, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and  wild honey for the flowers.
The inks used for the  leaves were bundled sage and forest moss.
The background was done using salty ocean.

The colored card used for layering and the vellum on the yellow card were snippets and scraps from my scrap drawer. Why does this supply of scraps never seem to get smaller?

  I'm taking this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground and joining my friends for Challenge # 191

Here in Minnesota it's beginning to feel like Autumn. The windy, cool weather that we're having now is about a month early. We commented yesterday that we hadn't seen any Robins in our yard for a while now so some of the birds are starting to migrate South. This SnowBird will be waiting until October. I better get some Fall cards made!

 ta ta for now, Kathy