Monday, August 31, 2009

New Crafty Blog - Check it out!

I know some of you are just as addicted to crafty blogs as I am. So I have to share this new one with you! A couple girls I know are launching their new blog The Crafting Pot The launch is scheduled for this week, Wen. Sept. 2nd. They have been dropping hints about their sponsors and such for a couple weeks now. The excitement is brewing as the days go on. So if you are looking for a new place to be inspired, challenged, or possibly learn something new, be sure to check out The Crafting Pot!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Premade Card Kit and Box

I was blog hopping and ran across this tutorial. I had to try it out. And am I glad that I did. I could not be happier with how this turned out. I changed mine a bit though. I have a friend who's birthday is this week. She is always telling me how she wishes she was more creative. So I made her a premade card kit. All she has to do is color one of the pre stamped pieces, glue it down,, add a couple embellies, and she's done. I made six cards, stamped out titles like "Happy Birthday, Thank you, etc". The bag of embellies has buttons, brads, and spiral clips. I stamped out images that will fit onto the premade mats already attached to the cards. So she has no cutting. I liked the idea of the note book and the tags. But I left out the pen holder and used the stamp pocked for the little titles. This is a great tutorial. I am sure you'll want to try it out. If you do link back to here so I can see what you have come up with!

BTW The inks, stamped images, and Card Sock are all CTMH. But the patterned paper is by Autumn Leaves.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Alcohol Ink

Today was my first time for me to play with alcohol inks. I have been admiring Tim Holtz work on his blag since last Dec. I have also watched all of his demos. But I had been resisting trying this stuff out for fear of getting addicted to something new lol But a friend keeps showing me these wonderful things that she has made. And I couldn't resist any longer. So I decided to try something easy first. I decided to star with Tim's Splatter technique. I used the same things that he uses in th demo. But I gave it a twist. Rather then using glossy cardstock, I used clear sheets that I had bought over a year ago ti stamp on. They worked out perfectly. These are sheets that you can run through printer, so one side is a bit textured. I used the alcohol ink on that side. Then stamped with Stazon on the smooth side. I then used a basic glue runner to attach my cardstock photo mats to the pages. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dyeing Dipes

This is what we did yesterday afternoon. It was a fun art project for the kids. And we got to make some boring prefold dipes a little brighter. I think they came out great. We used a kit by Jacquard that I picked up at Save-On-Crafts The kit was for 10-15 adult shirts and it dyed 12 prefold cloth diapers beautifully. I went with the Jaquard kit becasue it had everything we needed. Even a DVD that showed you haw to get different designes. The hardest part was waiting the 12-24 hours to rinse and wash to see what they looked like. We had a great time doing it and want to dye again soon. I strongly suggest this kit to anyone who wants to try dyeing on their own!