Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I'm working on a new iron filings project, this time with shaker pouches from Impression Obsession. I bumped the pouch slightly and iron filings stuck to the adhesive they come with, but Glossy Accents sealed them in impressively. In the back are two "Badges of Encouragement".

Someone had mentioned they wished they could see some of the kinetic things in action. I'm trying to work out how to film some of the cards, but in the meantime Eileen Fahleens is in the house.  The sound isn't a loud as it seems in the video, but it is noticeable.

I've worked out a way to make mouths from a circle die cut/punch easy peasy.There is also a link to the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes theme song at the post lol.

I won a free set of stamps from Waltingmouse with a random drawn comment. I chose Off Beat Backgrounds, what a hoot! I made this background with the grid stamp in seafoam and the dots in Shaded Lilac.

To see more crafty spaces, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander  : ).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

No One Expects

Killer Tomatoes! Traditionalists may think "No One Expects" should always be followed by "the Spanish Inquisition" (Monty Pytyhon skit). What can I say? I'm a rebel : ).

This week's CASology cue card is Three. One of my favorite movies is Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (I even have a special edition DVD with a packet of Killer Tomato seeds).  The tomatoes are Punny Produce: Tomatoes by WPlus9, colored with Memento Dual Markers (Lady Bug and Bamboo Leaves, with Summer Sky for the shading at the bottom of the card. I gave one of them Googly Eyes.

I had an epiphany when I was figuring out the mouths.  I used a 1/2 in circle punch. cut off part of the bottom, and then cut the negatives of teeth. It's best with paper or very thin cardstock.

If you're curious about the movie, the theme song has been posted on You Tube : D.

Feel Better Soon

Simon Says Make your own background.  The background is stamped with Off Beat Backgrounds from Waltzing Mouse (which I won in a random draw for commenting!) First I stamped the grid pattern with Sea Foam Marvy Heritage. Then I stamped over that with the dots with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.

The hydrangea from the Because I Care Stampin' Up stamp set is painted with Mowed Grass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks and then fussy cut.

I used Jade Velvet Ribbon with 0.25 Score Tape. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Inside & Out: Well Wishes stamp set stamped with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Badges of Encouragement

Simon Says Stamp with Simon Say Stamp Stamps or Simon Exclusives. I combined stamps from two Kelly Purkey Simon Exclusives (F Bomb and Like A Boss) to make Badges of Encouragement.

For a friend who's fighting cancer, I added "cancer" with a Sharpie. The "like a boss" sentiment has an asterisk before it, but I just wiped that clean after I inked it. The other is for a friend studying for her big nursing test. It'll go on the outside of her gift bag. Safety pins will be attached to the back. The rosette is made with the Tim Holtz Rosette die.

I used CTMH's Petal Ink and Memento Tuxedo Ink.

updated to add

 I think this is the easiest, most secure paper pin back I've done yet. Mark the high parts of the pin back on the cardstock and use a hole punch. Put the pinback through the holes. Apply Glossy Accents to the pinback and the cardstock press down firmly, burnishing right up to the pinback edges.

The Sky's the Limit

Avery Elle I [heart] u is having a clean and simple challenge. And I have one small AE stamp set (party animal).  So I used it : ). It's stamped on a scrap of patterned paper and covered in Glossy Accents. A piece of handspun silk embroidery thread (2-ply) is tied on it but otherwise not attached.

Happy Birthday Human

I had to make a replacement get well card for the woman who broke her arm while doing housework (I always suspected it was a hazardous activity) , and it was her birthday... so while I had the Stampin' Up Lots of Bots stamp set out, I figured I'd make her a birthday card also.

CASology's cue card this week is Three. So 3 bots it is : ).  They are stamped with Memento Paris Dusk. Memento Dual Marker Summer Sky adds some shadow and depth and Lady Bug adds some bright spots. Silver Stickles was used for the balloons.

Here is the co-coordinating get well card. I really love this stamp set : D.

Sending Olive Ewes

CASology week 112, the cue word is three. The sheep stamp is one I bought at a spinning guild auction a few years ago, and it is old, probably going back to the early 90's. There is no identification on it at all, but it still works. I colored the sheep in with Spectrum Noir DG4. The sentiment is written with a Sharpie. I used Spectrum Noir CG1 for the grass.

I used a Versamark marker over the sentiment and the sheep and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. A Ewe-full card suitaaable for anyone who knows what ewes are, especially olive ones : D.