Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
below...Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Sharon http://paperaddictcatherine.blogspot.com/2009/06/alter-ego-blog-candy-give-away.html
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
That's it for today. Our youngest son is here to visit so a long boat ride and picnic dinner is in the works. Tomorrow my husband gives the message at our 8:15 church service and I am sure the rest of the day will be spent much like this one!
Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Go me! I really felt smart when Theresa said she didn't know that trick (she added she doesn't use vellum much, either...) Anyway...you simply cannot tell that one image is on one side and one on the other! It looks normal! Since I didn't have vellum tape (tape that "disappears" under the clear vellum) I simply attached the vellum to the cardstock using brads. I also didn't know that...vellum will score very nicely--so I was able to gently score it without getting the white lines (heavier hand scoring = white lines). You can do all kinds of things with vellum-run it through the cuttlebug and emboss it, stamp on it, put it over photos to "soften" them...so-go get some vellum and play around with it. You'll love it--and I just about doubled my stamp collection now that I know about vellum and reverse imaging! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
All that said, I just had what I think is a brilliant idea. Since I am just starting this project, and a number of my friends have been struggling with doing albums of their own, as I work on this project I will post the photos and "recipes" for the pages as I go. I will, of course, be "showcasing" the Close to My Heart products (I will list them at the end of each post). Now, if I were as smart as one of my customers (hi Sharon B.who orders all the coordinating things for her projects at one time--) I would already have everything I need to complete the cover. But...I don't. I will have to wait on the order I just placed : ( --but, while I/we wait, let me tell you about the SOMETHING NEW I tried...it is the STICKSTOCK ADHESIVE BACKED SHEETS. It comes in twill or linen (I chose linen), they have adhesive backing so you just peel and stick... but the best part is...they are printer-friendly! I took the photo of Maren and, using Microsoft Publisher, set it into an oval shape and then just printed it out. I did hold the paper firmly until I felt the printer "grab" it (the back is slick). I will trim this out, attach it to my album, add the embellishments and abracadabra the cover will be done! I can see so many ideas for using the linen and twill---tags, photos, trims...it will give a nice little bit of texture in a not-so-traditional sticker format! Whoo-hoo! Am I excited! Think Christmas cards with a cute little sentiment stamped on it?! But I digress---back to Maren's book...