Monday, October 31, 2011

1 sheet ~ 3 projects

Happy Monday!!  I made a page for sale out of the pretty floral paper and wanted to use up the rest of the
paper so I grabbed a PaperCrafts catalog and choose a couple cards to try.  That enabled me to get 2 cards done quickly and not have 'scraps'!! The buttons were off our Buffet Table. I was able to walk up front and match single buttons to my paper. The medallion flower was created by trimming twelve  1 and  1/4 inch squares and folding into cones and stapling at the bottom. I used Glossy Accent to hold the buttons together and to attach to the paper clips. (it is like  superglue in the scrapbooking industry!) Tim Holtz taught me that in one of the classes I took with him when I still had my store in Eleva.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cheery Lynn Lacey Pumpkin

I am suppose to be working on Christmas cards but I had to make this. I ordered in the new dies from Cheery Lynn and they arrived a week ago and I wanted to play with the die before its too late. Fall is my favorite and it always gets skipped right over since we are always doing holiday cards in full force at the store. So I just kept it super simple so I could squeeze it in today =)  The Cherry Lynn dies are sooo detailed...I love that. They work in your Cuttlbebug but I put 2-3 pieces of cardstock between the plates to get a tighter fit due to all the detail. There is also a metal adaptor plate we carry meant for use in the CB.
And yet another compnay made in the USA.  I carry over 200 different companies at Picture This and over half are American made.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Same product.....Two results

Goodmoring. I am at the store creating today for our Extravaganza but every so often the piles of baskets of leftover pieces from classes just gets on my nerves so I have to do a little clean up before I can create. Ever notice how we are always having to cleanup after our creating?
I had done the card on the left for a class a couple months ago and I had enough pieces left to do one card so I choose to do the opposite so you can see the options with your embossing folders. Each card was inked directly on the embossing folder....only one was inked on one side and the other was inked on the opposite side. So you can see the difference here. I use Tim Holtz distressed ink pads since they wash off easy with water when I am done.

Supplies: MS butterfly punch, Distress Sage ink, Embossing folder, Creative Impressions ribbon, CS.

Rainbow in October

I had to take a photo of the rainbow this past Thursday morning in EC. I love seeing rainbows so I thought I'd share with all my blog followers. (smile)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Squirrel using Copics

All of us gals here at Picture This have fallen in love with the Authentic 6x6 papers that arrived. So you will no doubt be seeing lots of it. I ordered the complete collection so at least you will view a variety between all of us gals and our samples for the store. It is really nice for card making.....enough to do the front and inside of your card and not have the rest of an entire 12x12 left over.  I overlapped 2 of the Fancy Tags dies and then used a scrap of the crisscross green and cut some grass with a border punch. All the coloring was done
using Copic markers. (Y11, YG03, YG93, E31, E42, YR01, W1, W2, E97, E99)

Supplies: Judith stamp, Provo Craft leaf die, Copic markers, MS grass border punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, Authentic 6x6 Freebird papers, CS, brads.

Love having things before anyone else?  Be sure to stop in and check out 3 exclusive Spellbinders dies that just arrived. Only Crafters Home stores will have these available to our customers until January. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

StampingBella colored with Tim Holtz distress inks

Goodmorning. I tried something new over the weekend........coloring with Distress Ink pads. I still prefer the Copics but I like to try new things as well. I took a acrylic block and then blotted ink from the pads onto the block. Then I was able to lift the color off as I needed it with a damp paintbrush. If you like watercoloring then you would enjoy trying this. I like the better control I have with Copics. And I absolutely loved this stamp when it arrived at Picture This. I am sure I was the 1st to buy it and then it sat on my to-do pile for over a month. So it was fun to finally use it.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Distressed ink pads, Stampingbella Paitience stamp, Memento black ink, Authentic Freebird 6x6 papers, Candy legless brads, popdots, CS.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stamps by Judith Kitty Witch

I did another version a few weeks ago with a black cat. I wanted this one to look like one of mine with
her white belly and paws. I used the Copic Multiliner pen to make my own spot on the belly. On the cheeks I lightly touched the point of the blender pen a few times to leave tiny white spots for the whisker area. (love the fun things you can do with the Copic markers)  And then I needed a little accent to finish the card so I was looking for a tiny black flower but then as walked past the buffet table I decided the wooden piece would be perfect.

Supplies: Judith stamp, Copic markers and Multiliner, MS twig punch, border punch, Creative Impressions swirl ribbon, CS.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Treats

I am here at the store today playing. Here is a quick treat container you can whip up for your favorite grandchildren, nieces, nephews or whoever. Take a piece of 8x11 and I cut from top to bottom leaving and inch on the top  and spaced inch and half apart. You can adjust however you wish for the size of your couldron. I put a circle underneath to then glue the bottoms around to creat the couldron. I used a border
punch for the handle and brads to attach it. Then added the finishing touches with the Tim Holtz Rosette die and Spellbinders bat die.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I designed this for our make-n-take this past Thursday. And I wasn't even here for it. Dawn and I made a
road trip to go speak to stores about a bus trip. We have 2 that have agreed for a spring bus trip  =)   And I think they both are perfect for what I know our customers are looking for. Both have stamps.

The patterned paper is glitter so it adds that little extra glitz to this card. The bug stamp was colored with Copics and then Stickles was added to the wings. The flowers were done with a Dienamics flower set. And the new Edgeabilities was used along the side. Speaking of Dies.....have you stopped in the store to check out the 3 new Spellbinders sets that only Crafter Home stores can offer to you thru January? 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alcohol Inks

Last card from Mondays class. I showed them how to use alcohol inks on glossy paper. If you have Copic refills then you can use them just like you do the Alcohol inks. And speaking of Copics......look at the awesome carrying cases that just arrived yesterday!!!! 
The card was done with the inks first and then stamped with black Staz On afterward.  The gemstone on the flower was clear and I showed my students how to custom color with your Copics.

Supplies: Copic markers, Staz On, Hero Arts stamp & gemstone, May Art ribbon, Kaiser Craft flower, Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Heartfelt Creation Flowers

Another card from Mondays class......the gals got to get hands on working with the Spellbinders dies that coordinate with the Heartfelt Creations stamps. We made a template first and then tape the die so it works as a hinge.....lift the hinge to match the negative of the die over the stamp image. Easy. 

Supplies: Heartfelt Creations stamps, Spellbinders dies, My Favorite Things die, May Arts ribbon, CS and patterened papers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


There is definately a chill in the air now.  This was a card from a class I taught yesterday. I got the sketch
off the internet and then implimented my choice of papers and dies. The leaves are from a new Spellbinder
set and I love them.

Supplies: My Minds Eye papers, Spellbinders dies, Just Rite stamp, May Arts ribbons, CS.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Here is a quick and fun little treat bag to give to all your ghosts and goblins this year....or kids, grandkids, etc.   Fill your clear bag with treats and then make the cute topper. I used the Spellbinder label die and bat die and then added some black ribbon. The bat is pop-dotted. You could make several out of one sheet of paper and it didn't take long to whip up at all.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Here is another card from the paper I used the other day. I finally got to play with my Tim Holtz Rosette die I purchased a couple weeks ago.  Just not enough hours to play is there?  And the rosette is sooo easy to make!! 

Supplies: DoubleMates CS, Tom Holtz Rosette, Impression Obsession spider stamp, Judith Sentiment, Memento ink, Tim Holtz Distressing tool, WeRMemories paper, Drippy Gooey punch.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mini Magnolia

I have also been impatient to work with the mini Magnolias that came in over a month ago. I love them.
I distressed the edge of the paper and added eyelets to the top corners.  The inside has the scary fence border.

Supplies: Mini Magnolias, Copic markers, Tim Holtz Distressing tool, WeRMemories Halloween paper, twine, Spellbinders circle dies, CS. MS scary fence, Judith bat stubbies (inside card)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Who says 3's a Crowd?

Here is Little Lucy amongst the big boys. (keep in mind she has doubled in size in past 3 weeks).
Diablo, the Siamese, has warmed up to her and they chase each other throughout the house. But Shadow, the fat cat, has not. (And HE is the one who needs to be running around) He still glares at me each time Lucy is in his vicinity. Its comical. And little Lucy will try to play with him but he isn't having nothing to do with that....yet.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

3D Pumpkin

I saw this on the internet and have been waiting to try it. Just cut several circles out, ink edges, fold in half and keep glueing the halfs together. Then add stems, twigs, leaves or curlies. The bottom of the circles were cut off just a little on all so there would be a flat part at bottom of pumpkin for it to sit. I may use a real twig for any future ones I make for decoration in my home.

Supplies: CS, Circle Spellbinders, VersaColor ink, MS leaf punch.

Golden Fall

I know our yard is full of leaves swirling about yours? I love the simplicity of this card but it is still so elegant. And I felt it needed the swirl embossed pattern in the background to replicate the wind. lol
This is actually using Elizabeth Craft Designs glimmer sheets. It has the same result as gold mirri card. The irredescent ones have more of a punch when embossed.

Supplies: Cuttlebug leaf die, Tim Holtz embossing folder, ECD gold shimmer sheets, CS and popdot.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

God's Grace

Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather. It could stay like this all winter and I would not complain at all.  This was a card from my recent Cuttlebug 101 class where they get hands-on with several different dies in the industry to learn how they all work in the Cuttlebug machine.

Supplies: Spellbinders Rose Creation & banner die, My Favorite Things dienamic, buttons, Swiss Dots embossing folder, paper and CS. Judith sentiment.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fab 5 Day 5 "Tim Holtz"

Day 5 already...the week flew by!! We hope you all have gotten inspired with all the fun ideas this week.
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Todays project featured Tim Holtz products. I choose to use his dies and embossing folder to make a holiday card. (that will be here too soon too!)  I spritzed the blue with Tattered Angels for the extra glitz. The closeup shows it somewhat. You'll just have to come see all the cards displayed at the store for a better
look =)    I used a dark blue Copic marker to color a clear gem to match the card. 

Supplies: Tim Holtz snowflake dies and swirl embossing folder, metallic ice silver cardstock and text weight, Hero Arts pearl and gem, Copic marker and May Arts shimmer ribbon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fab 5 Day Three "My Favorite Things"

Welcome to day 3. I hope you are getting lots of ideas from the PT gals doing the Fab 5. Be sure to tell them if you enjoy the Fab 5 so they know their extra work is appreciated.  Today we are featuring "My Favorite Things".  I went wild with their product for this one. Is is sooo easy to do so since they have so many cool stamps and tools to play with. And their dies work in the Cuttlebug. 
I did the inside to match and used the 'start each say with a whee' stamp that was included with the girl on a
swing stamp.

Supplies: My Favorite Things stamp set and dies, distresser tool, My Minds Eye paper, CS, pop dot. Versa Color inks and Copic Markers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fab 5 Day 3 "Bling"

Welcome to day three. Are those creative juices flowing? Today our projects feature "bling". We women love our bling. And one of the new companies we had gotten in was Zva and it is ALL bling. I used 1/2 of a sheet on this card. They come on a clear sheet so you can hold it over your card to see where you want it and how much you want to use.  Another neat product that came in is the epoxy Santa. There are over a dozen assorted snowmen and Santa's so I figure I can make several cards from one package.  I misted the entire card when I was done with Tattered Angels glimmer mist to give the whole card a subtle sheen. I like the final results.

Supplies: K & Co. epoxy, Zva bling,Parisian Accents Spellbinder die, 3 Bugs in a Rug paper (doublesided so both sides used), CS, ribbon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fab 5 Day Two "Spellbinders"

I have been impatiently waiting to play with the New Heartfelt Creations we got in the store. And they are one of the companies that has partnered with "Spellbinders" so that the dies match the stamps. How fun is that and the possibilities are endless.  So I used the Cardinal stamps and then the coordinating cardinal die to cut the shape out to pop dot it.  The close up shows the cardinal and a flower pop-dotted. I used my Copics to color my gems to match the card.

Be sure to check out the other Fab 5 gals blogs for even more ideas for Spellbinders today.

Supplies: Spellbinders ovals & cardinal dies, Heartfelt Creations stamp set, Copic markers, gems, CS, My Minds Eye paper, ribbon.

Fab 5 Extra

Here is an extra for you. It is with the same stamp set I used for the Cardinals....only colored for a bluejay. I love products I can get more then one use out of.

Supllies: Spellbinders ovals, Heartfelt Creations Spring Cardinals stamp set, Copics, White gel pen, WeR Memories paper, CS, brads, gems and ribbon.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fab 5 Day One "Judith"

Welcome to our week of Fab 5. Today we are featuring "Stamp by Judith".
I choose the adorable kitty witch stamp.  Be sure to hop on over to the other gals
blogs as well for more inspiration and follow all week for a week full of ideas.

Supplies: Judith stamp, Holtz fence die, Moxxie tombstone paper, circle Spellbinders, Copics, popdots and CS.