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Friday, June 27, 2008

Blender Pen Refill

Hi all! I have been MIA for awhile because I have hurt my hand. I had x-rays done yesterday, so hopefully I haven't' broken a bone and it's just a bad sprain. Of course it's the right hand, the hand that I do everything with. I have been wearing a brace, but boy, is it hard to do anything with it on. Gosh, I mean anything. So that I don't run the chance that you will forget to visit my blog I am giving you something to read. It's a How To that I found here. This is a recipe for the fluid used in your Blender Pen. I know I'll be needing this soon because I love using my Blender Pen, alot.

Blender Pen Refill

Mix together:
1 oz. glycerin
2 oz. distilled water
3/4 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

Gently pull the tips out of the pen on both ends. Some people use tweezers, but I have no problem just grabbing it with my fingers. If you do use tweezers, be very careful. You don't want to mar the tip.
Soak the tips in the fluid that you mixed together. Some say to soak it over night, others say for a few hours. It depends on how dry the tips are.
Gently push the tips back in. Add a drop of fluid to each end (since you probably squeezed some of the liquid out) Now you're ready to do more creating ;-)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I was playing around with my new brayer today and fell in love with what it can do. Add a sponge to the mix and woohoo. They sure do make beautiful sunsets, or sunrises depending on your point of view. When I got finished I realized that this would be an excellent card to give my husband for his birthday next week. So he has been told to not look at my site all week. I had to do it that way because there was no way I was going to not be able to share these cards with you. So they are up and ready for your thoughts on these creations using the same technique, colors and stamp sets.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Liyah's Treat Can

I decided to make something other than convention flowers today.
I found myself always bending down and reaching behind my pup's dog food to get to her treats. Then a light bulb went off in my head and since I had this blank pail I was able to create her a special treat can that I can have sitting on the counter. Yay! No bending over and she's probably happier too, since she gets more treats this way.

Sorry Vivian, nothing on her pail is a Stampin Up! product. Do you want one for Amber anyway?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Shoe Box Swap Mount Dora Style

We had our monthly shoe box swap this past weekend. Here are all the great cards we made. I had never made a waterfall card or a popsicle card for that matter! We made a Z card and a card with envelopes in it. I love them all. It was a great turn out, with nine swappers and nine fabulous cards. If you see anything you would like instructions for, just let me know.

Have a great day,

And the winner is......

I have forgotten to mention that I won a contest on a yahoo group that I belong to. Well, it's more than a group, it's my uplines, upline's Stampin' Up! group. We had a design a logo contest and yours truly won it. I decided to go with the owl theme because of the owl set that we have all seen that will be coming out in our next catalog. Then I put the moon behind the owl so it would seem like night time..hence our name 'Late Night Stampers'. Pretty cool huh?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Black Magic
I tried out a new technique called Black Magic. I used black cardstock with Whisper White ink. I then outlined everything using a white gel pen and then colored in with colored pencils. It looked a bit boring, so I added dazzeling diamonds. You can't go wrong with a little bling :-) I also added the butterflies from the set Pretty Amazing and added glitter to them as well.
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Sunny Florida has officially started it's rainy season. That means less time in the pool and more time crafting! I used the Fabulous Flowers stamp set, some glittered up brads, white gel pen, and the Lovely Lilac ink pad. I like it so much I am going to make it in pink , too. But my secret is that I will be using my technique making flowers. I can't reveal how I do it until after the Stampin Up! convention, where I will be holding a class on the flower making process. I hope you've signed up, because the class is full.

Graduation day! My son graduated from college recently on the first sunny UNH graduation day in five years along with 2,023 other kids. That's alot of people! Lucky for us parents is that they didn't call each graduate up separately. He got his diploma and left the masses of people to find us. Here's a picture of Colby and me, the proud Mama.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Did anyone ask for glitter? Well here you go ~ this card is full of it. I used the Baroque Border wheel for the background and the center medallion is from the A True Friend set. Stamped them both with Taken with Teal on Tempting Turquoise then using my glue pen, followed all the lines. I used the turquoise cosmo glitter and wow! I also put the glitter on the brads in the corner. A girl can't have enough glitter, right?
I made this card in preparation of a friend of mine becoming a grandmother. She wants to be called meme. When my time comes, that's what I would like as well. Grandma sounds just too old!
I water-colored the hippo, sponged all the cream colored papers and used a lot of dimensionals.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

I wanted to make my Dad his Father's Day card and I loved this layout that I had used awhile ago. Instead of using Rose Red I used Bashful Blue and I made four of them so that I will have some to use for the future.

Stamps: Always, Boho Backgrounds
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: eyelet, ribbon, clear embossing powder

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