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I have been watching many videos and reading some blogs to learn what I can about blending and colouring with Copic markers.   

I found this printable on Pinterest, the idea is to be able to match the copic colour to cardstock or pattern paper.   

Flower printable – this printable is to demonstrate different colour combinations to can have when combing the colours you already have.  Here, I have started to combine the colours I have and to see how many I can put together.  I plan to fill up this sheet and possibly more. 

The rocket tutorial was taught by Michelle Houghton. I found this to be easy to follow and gave me a good understanding of shading and blending.  

This what I have found and worked on so far.  Will continue to update when I have completed more.  
Hope you enjoyed!

Shannon 

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IMG_0158New die I purchased off Ebay and just received in the mail.  The next question was “what should I do with it?”  I decided I would make a Father’s Day card for my kids to give to my husband.

First off I used all scraps of cardstock from my stash, therefore not sure I will be able to credit all materials used.

Card Front –

I cut the die out of an ivory cardstock and then shaded with Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap. I then took the die thru the my We R  die cutter with the blue rubber mat and embossed the branches on the ivory colour cardstock.

Then I cut apart each branch and glue to the embossed cardstock.

IMG_0176 All branches glued.

After punching & die cutting I  have decided to go with the scalloped oval die and oval die (Spellbinders).  Using my Hampton Arts stamp positioner, I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” on ivory cardstock  then pop it up on 3D adhesive.

Decision time,  which embellishment do I use, one of the birds or the owl?   I used the 2nd bird.

Inside card

Die cut from brown cardstock with “WE love you” and because I am using the negative of the die cut, I want to make sure the bits and pieces from the “o”, “e”, “y”, “o”.

Then stamped the corners with a small push pin stamp.

Envelope –

Because I made an off size card (5×5), I thought I would make an envelop for it.  Using my Martha Steward score board I created and decorated this envelope and added “DAD” to the on a scalloped oval.

Viola!  Turned out pretty good…I think!

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Thanks for looking,

Shannon


Here are some homemade wiggle wires for making those fun cards with a wiggle character on the front of the card.  I saw the tutorial on Pinterest but seen the manufacturer ones at Scrapfest in the Spring.   They made really cute cards when you attached something to the front of a card with the wire but thought they were a little expensive for what they were.  So here is the ones I made.

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I took my wire and wrapped around a pencil and then looped into a square of paper and then with a glue dot and another square on top to finish it off.

Thanks for looking,
Shannon


I have been seeing a lot of Shrinky Dink projects lately and all these projects have inspired me to make some of my own embellishments. For anyone who is not familiar with SD it is a light plastic film that reduces in size at least 2 1/2 times smaller than it started and melts until it become very hard plastic. Here is the packaging I have:

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I have also heard but have not tried it for myself, you can use #6 plastic from your recycle bin, instead of buying it.

Here are some of the items I made with alcohol markers and punches:

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Here are my quick tips & steps:

1. cut out shape with punch or scissors, punch all holes out before heating,

2. colour shape with markers or pencil crayons,

3. hold edge of shape with a tool and heat with embossing heat gun (or put in oven),

4. voila, project complete!

This was a great deal of fun and kinda cool that I can make my own embellishments very easily.

Hope you enjoyed this short tutorial,

Shannon


Here is a layout of my husband’s 50th birthday and wanted to use this set of papers from My Mind’s Eye Alphabet Soup paper kit, which is very babyish, however the “B” sides are not.    Check out this paper sketch from Pinterest to see where I started.  I don’t usually use sketches but thought I would give these a try because I knew I was going to receive a sketch challenge from the design team I am on and wanted to get in some practice before the real event.

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Then once I was done the layout and I only had a small amount of paper and a few embellishments left, I decided I was not putting this stuff away and I was going to use up all these papers & embellishments left by making as many cards.

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What I did was take all of the scraps and cut into 1/2″ (or 1/4″ strips, what every you prefer) and I covered the base (can be a scratch/typing paper) with carpet tape because I that’s what I had but you could use any double-sided tape or adhesive, nothing quick drying.  Then stated laying your strips diagonally to form the pattern.  I finished them off by adding a metal frame and a stamped sentiment inside.

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These cards were created the same way as the ones above however, I had some of the animals leftover from the punch out embellishments page and added those instead of metal frames and added googly eyes to the animals.  I think they will make really cute baby cards.

Then I was working on a few Christmas layouts and I found a few more scraps and also turned these into new cards.

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Thanks for looking,

Shannon


 

I was so excited when I received my first Design Team Member kit.  Trying to figure out what I was going to do and make with all of this stuff, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of what we received (I will next month).  Check out what I made at ALL ABOUT SCRAPBOOKS.


Here is what I have been working on:

Monday – Inspired by May Flaum’s BPC class, I have started to decorate an old box that I had laying around the house and I am going to make up some cards to go inside and give as a gift. The box had to be painted first with a light green sage then started with a piece of purple plaid pattern paper that I have had for ever and the colours are so pretty together.

Tuesday – Inspired by May Flaum’s BPC class, I completed the box with some gold butterfly, card candy and rub-ons embellishments. Made a few embossed tags and added some embellishments to them. Made this really cute layout using a piece of 9” x 12” piece of cream cardstock cut into 3 pcs and rounded the corners and viola, here it is. Enjoyed making this layout and used up some old product.

 

Wednesday – Last week I started to make an index of all my stamps, by using large q-cards and making different categories for me to access these easily. (i.e.: ABCs, Animals, Birthday, Travel, etc.) I have already completed baskets A, B &C and tonight finished “D”. I have already used this resource many times and when planning pages found it easy to discover what I could use with the topic I was scrapping. Another discovery I have made by doing these indexes is I have stamps already that will make stickers or images that I had forgot about. (i.e. – bought a Valentines Martha Stewart set that has labels that I can stamp and use like the all the rage October Afternoon labels. It is so cool when you discover that you already have the stamps (in this case) of a current tend.

Thursday – Started a layout idea for the boys where they fill out a sheet with their handwritten name, age, weight, height and some of their favourite things. Went to a Stampin Up party and we made these 2 mini books and this really simple and fun card.

Friday – make some labels on sticky paper with my new found stamps during my organization process. Was looking through the stampin up booklets I picked from last night and was inspired to make this card.

Saturday – I finished off the bird card.

Sunday – Continued to work on May’s class of using metal, buttons, and sewing on your layouts.

Everyday I get my daily dose (except on the weekends) of My Craft Channel videos and I have tons of blogs that I follow on Newswire. The one thing I do find that if I don’t actually do some of the work that I tend to get overwhelmed by all the inspiration that keeps flowing in.



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