Friday, January 21, 2011

Thank You

I am determined to paper craft more often and have the goal to post at least once per week. This particular post is a swap spoiler, but since we are all going to be receiving different cards and not necessarily one of everyone's I thought I would share. This was a fun card to make as I was focused on layers, distressing and stamping. The thank you background was actually stamped as one image, even though it is composed of several different images. I just put them on a large acrylic block and played around with placement until I got the look I wanted. I can't wait to see what the other ladies have created. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another Canvas Project

This post is similar to the last canvas project I created, but I just had to post it as I think it turned out so well. Almost all supplies were CTMH. The distressing technique works beautifully with the CTMH papers and was very easy to do on the canvas. **An adhesive tip for working with canvas: score tape & tombow aqua (liquid adhesive) work awesomely to adhere paper and chipboard. To adhere the heavier 3D items (and paper flowers), I found that Zots 3D ultra strength dots worked amazingly well. Be careful though and make sure you plan ahead because once you attach your item it is super difficult to move and will most likely leave some damage (don't ask how I know this). I made the canvas below for my mom's birthday. Thanks for looking!

Time Flies

Happy New Year fellow bloggers, friends and of course family. Wow! I don't know where the time has gone, but I see it has been a month since I last posted. Too busy creating I guess! :) With all the cold, blizzardy weather there has been lots to do, but things have finally settled down and hopefully life will settle back into some sort of routine. I would like to share some teacher gifts that I thought turned out kind of cool and my boys' teachers just loved. I have wanted to try doing an altered glass jar for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity. I made treat jars using all CTMH products. They were a bit time consuming as this was my first go at it (and I was having a tough time with one of the lids because of it's green color - but my son insisted on that jar!). Even though it took awhile they were fun to do and of course, now my kids think that they should each have one for their rooms. Hah! Good luck with that my little beauties! Hope you enjoy the candy jars!