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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Here's a card from my Stamp A Stack on Tues. This is a copy of one that we did at our last Rubber Queen's meeting except the background. At the meeting we used some Designer Series Paper but I didn't have enough so I changed it to a stamped background. And we used some of the Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed the card. You can see it really good in this picture. I used the Champagne Mist paint. I tried the white paint but it didn't show up as well. This method really dresses up a card.
Today I went to my first Christmas craft show. It doesn't seem possible that Christmas is less than two months away. And in the afternoon I went to Tiger's Halloween party and then he came home with me to spend the night so that his Mom could go to an adult party. We're both really tired but with the time change I don't want to put him to bed to early but I may have to because I don't know how long I can last.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here's the last card from last week's card class. It's called a tri-fold card and it's a lot easier than it looks. Thanks to Kathy Latz for demonstrating it at a meeting. This shows it standing up.
And here it is laying flat. It's really simple. Just start with a piece of card stock that is 12 x 5 1/2". Score it at 2, 4, 8 and 10 on the short side. Then turn it the long way and cut at 1 1/2 and 4 from the 2" score line to the 10" score line. Then fold. However you fold your top and bottom parts fold the middle the opposite way. Ex. here the top and bottom fold back and the middle folds forward. Then keep folding so that the middle is opposite the top and bottom. And then decorate. Here I used the Merry Moments DSP and a couple of snowflakes cut on the Sizzix. And the little trees, birds and snowflakes are the Stampin Up Merry Details sizzlit from the Holiday mini catalog.

And here's a cute treat box. This box is great for any Holiday or occasion depending on how you decorate it. The first time I saw one of these it was a Halloween box. The belt buckle is a pop top from a can of soda.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here's a few of the cards that we did last Thurs. night in card class. This one is a copy of one by Tami Ackerson. Thanks Tami.
This one is a copy of one by Kris Kolly. I like this one because it show another way to use the decorative ornament punch.

And this one is a copy of the winner at our last Rubber Queen meeting but I don't remember who it was.

As you can see from these cards I kind of went a little punch happy. I'll post the last three cards tomorrow. I'm ready for bed tonight. The Paper Palace looked like a bomb had detonated after card class. I wish I had taked a picture before I started cleaning on Sat. Fri I was to busy with other things to start cleaning. Today I started cutting paper for my Christmas Stamp A Stack on Tues.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Well I spoke to soon about the wonderful in floor heat. It sprung a leak and since it was during the night we don't know for sure where it happened. So now I'm only running the heat when I'm
actually in the building. So far it hasn't happened again. Ted thinks that he found the problem in one of the valves so here's hoping that was it and it'll never happen again.

Here are some pictures of a couple of shirts that I decorated. I used the heat and bond on the material and then ran the material through the Big Shot to get the leaves and snowflakes. It couldn't have been easier. Think how easy it would be to have words on a shirt using one of the many alphabet dies.
I think the hardest part was finding material that I wanted to use because of course I decided to do this at 9:00 at night. It's real hard to find a material store open at that time so I scrounged through my quilting supplies. So if you decide to do something like this you might want to think about it a little while so that you can find that perfect material.

This is a close up of the snowflake. This shirt was easier because what color are snowflakes? White. There's always some white material around.

The snowflakes go down on the back side a little way but not all the way to the bottom of the shirt. You can arrange them in any pattern that you like. If fact, if you did several shirts but just re-arrange the snowflakes you'll have several different looks. It was really easy and great fun.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We've finally got some heat in the Paper Palace. So far I've just been using a little space heater but with winter coming it's time to go for the real thing. Ted finished up the electrical last night and tonight we put water in the system. It's in floor hot water heat. It'll take a while to get the floor warm but at least we're on our way.

Here's my swap card from the last Rubber Queen meeting. It's Bermuda Bay and Whisper White paper. The image is from the Holy Triptych set. The words are cut on the Sizzix using the decorative strip called Join In The Cheer. The strip actually says Peach & Joy & Love & Cheer. I just cut it apart and used these two words. You can't see it in the picture but I sprayed the card with the new shimmer paint. Just put about 2 ounces of rubbing alchol and a couple of drops of paint in a mister bottle and spray. I used Frost White on this one but the Champagne Mist shows up better.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Here's a Halloween garland that I made. I was inspired by the Christmas garland that's in the catalog on pages 28 and 29. My garland isn't as long because I only wanted it to go over the window. It's not entirely Stampin Up! because I wanted the orange and deep purple glitter on it. I think it really dresses it up.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Here it is October already and I finally decided that I need to do some landscaping around the paper palace. Doesn't that sound grand. What I actually did was to rake the dirt down level and started laying the paving stones for a path. I didn't get a lot done but at least I started. I'll keep working on it a little bit every day. I hope. I need to get someone to put up a yard light so that this winter we'll be able to see where we're at when it's dark. There's lights by all of the doors but they don't shine very far down the driveway.

Saturday I went to Tiger's birthday party but it rained so much that everyone had to stay inside. The theme was baseball. There was a big sign out in front of the house that said "welcome to Russell field, home of the Tiger". Then he spent the night with my sister and after church yesterday we went to Mickey D's for lunch. He liked the playscape but he's to little to climb up by himself and my sister and I declined to go with him. There was a little girl there who tried to help him climb up but she wasn't much bigger than him so she couldn't lift him. One of these days he'll figure it out.

Anyway here's the last of the make n takes from the Holiday Hoopla. This is a scrapbook in a box. Or I've heard it called an explosion box. This is what it looks like when it's open. You can put pictures on each square of color and the middle square lifts up for another picture.

And here it is shut up with the lid on. You can put a present inside and have it do double duty. It's perfect for a Christmas present.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here's two of the make n takes that we did last Saturday. It's a little gift bag and four little note cards that fit in the bag. What a great gift to give someone. And there's a little stamping on these. That's the Sparkly and Bright stamp set on the cards and the Christmas Punch set on the bag. And they're backed with punched out pieces that really makes them pop. More tomorrow.