Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recycled card with soda can embellishment

This card is almost completely recycled. The mat is hand made paper with rose petals and leaves in it. The embellishment is made with a soda can.

To make the embellishment I cut out the top and bottom of the soda can and flatten it out. Be very careful that you don't cut your fingers on the edges. In this case I used my new Spellbinder die cut to cut the aluminium and then ran it through the cuttlebug. Then I painted it with ranger distress paint. After it dried , I added ultra thick clear embossing powder to it and then rubbed with brown stazon ink.

Please go to the Creatively-Green message board to see pictures of how it looked before the distressing.
I also created an embellishment with the soda tabs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Challenge Card

Hi there,
This is a card that I made for The Pink Elephant's challenge sketch this week. I stamped this image which is called Merrybell from Stamps happen,Inc. and colored it in with copic markers. The saying is from Stampin UP! The background paper is from Basic Grey.
I hope you like her.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Inky Impressions 2nd Design Team call

These are two cards that I made for the Inky Impressions Design Team call. Both of these cards are made with images from DeviantART. I feel that they are good examples of how I am practicing my coloring with Copic markers. These images are rather large so the cards are 5.5X5.5.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Re-purposed item

Can anyone tell me what this was before I re-purposed it? If you guess right I will send you a small surprise prize.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Award from Paula

I recently received this award from Paula at Crop Notes and Crafts. I am very honored by this award.

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.” I don't think my blog is brilliant but I do appreciate you visiting and leaving all of the wonderful comments. You are very kind!

The conditions of this award are:
I must thank the person who gave me the award, list their blog and link to it
I must list ten (10) honest things about myself
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog
I must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award

10 Honest Things About Me …….

1. I grew up on a farm in Upstate New York.
2. I went to college in Boston to become a pharmacist but enjoyed exploring Boston more so instead got my degree in Health Education and a Master's in Counseling.
3. My greatest accomplishments are my children.
4. I wish that everyone would be fair and honest.
5. I love animals and they seem to be drawn to me.
6. I love sweets.
7. I dream of being considered an artist.
8. I am very interested in my genealogy and wish I could go back in time to meet some of my ancestors.
9. I don't enjoy cleaning :) .
10. I have way too much craft stuff.

I would like to pass this award on to:


Creatively - Green Design Team

Hi there,
I am so excited to let you know that I have been chosen to be on the Creatively Green Design Team. This is a new company that will be selling Green scrapbook products. If you are on Facebook, join the Creatively-Green site to see some of the upcoming products.

Here are some links for you to check out.
Design Team Page

One other link which is none stamping. My family's farm is now listed on the MLS , click here if you would like to see it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In the Breeze

This card is made with a line art image from deviantART. I have seen a few other cards made with this image and had to try it. It also helps me practice my coloring with Copic markers.

The card base is bermuda bay with a matte of Whisper white and sky blue. As a background, I stamped Tres Chic in sky blue. The image is matted with barely banana. All Card stock is from Stampin Up!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recycled pencil and marker holder

I save the carrying case that bottled soda comes in and turn it into a marker holder for my Copic markers. I also made one for all my colored pencils. It is great because each color family has a different section.

I made this using Stampin UP! designer paper and ribbon. I reinforced the bottom with an extra piece of scrap cardboard.

The final step in this project was to paint the carrier with a coat of Mod Podge.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Rose is a Rose

I have seen the re-inker watercolor technique on many cards and just had to try it. The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral by Stampin Up!. I used two of the new In Colors to create the colors on the roses. The colors I used are Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry.

I found a great tutorial on-line at Patty's Stamping Spot.

I love this technique and you will most likely be seeing a few more cards using this technique.

Tomorrow I will show you one of my recycling projects.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A New Beginning

Hello there and Welcome to my new creation.
I decided to create a new blog that will be done completely by me. This will save me money and then anything that is on it is created or set up by me.

The images above are photos of some of my latest flowers. The red flower is a Rose Mallow and the other is a sunflower just about ready to bloom. I played with the sunflower a bit on Adobe Photoshop Elements.