Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Fun in the Sun & SPF 50); Cardstock ~ Prism & Papertrey (white); Pattern Paper ~ Cloud 9 Sunrise Smoothie Collection; Ink ~ Black Palette, Copics & SU Guava; Eyelets, Ticket Corner Punch & Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Scallop Rectangle ~ Megabilities by Spellbinders.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (SPF50); Cardstock ~ Papertrey white & SU Summer Sun; Ink ~ Palette, Copics, and white gel pen (SU); Punches ~ SU; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Eyelets ~ SU; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Font ~ Poor Richard on Word.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps!; Cardstock ~ PTI white, SU Textured; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Pattern Paper ~ SU; Circle Punches ~ SU & Martha Stewart; Dies ~ Megabilities by Spellbinders.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Here's how I created these beautiful blooms:
1) I stamped the image in black pigment ink onto shimmery paper. 2) Then I heat embossed the images & colored them in with various shades of pinks, oranges and golds using my Prismacolor pencils. 3) I then used Mona Lisa's Oderless paint thinner (available at Michael's or Hobby Lobby) & stumps to blend the colors. 4) Once that was done, I added some Stickles and beads to add a little extra punch.
ETA: Krissy asked about the colored pencils, paint thinner vs. water and blending stumps. The Prismacolor pencils are an artist quality pencil. They have a smooth texture with extra thick leads and permanent pigments. They are available at Michael's, Hobby Lobby or art stores but they are expensive so make sure you buy them with a coupon! They sell them in sets & some stores also sell a variety of individual pencils. Make sure you get a few of each shade so that you can blend them. These pencils are very different than watercolor pencils. The color is very bright and doesn't fade. Watercolor pencils tend to be more muted and are perfect for a softer look. Since the Prismacolor pencils are not watercolor pencils, they cannot be blended with water. Instead, you can either blend them with a Prisma blender (which basically looks like a colored pencil but has an off-white tip) OR you can use a material called Gamsol or Oderless Paint Thinner (either will work). I found the Mona Lisa Oderless Paint Thinner at Michael's and then bought a special container to store a small amount in to use. The Blending Stumps are also available at Michael's. I really like the gray paper stumps.
Stamp your image on a good quality paper, fill in your colors (I usually use several so I can get a nice shaded look), dip your stump into the Oderless Paint Thinner and then using a circular motion, blend the colors together. Your image will turn out nice and bright. Don't be afraid to try it ~ it's really rather easy. I hope that helped Krissy.
Otter ~ the ribbon is 1" sheer dots & I got it from Michael's.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection); Ink ~ Palette Ink & Copic Markers; Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Scenic Route; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Oval Punches ~ Stampin' Up!; Sentiment ~ typed in Word.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Far East); Ink ~ Stampin' Up!; Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! & Prism (on card #1); Pattern Paper ~ card #1 Scenic Route, card #2 MOD by Autumn Leaves; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up! Flowers ~ (card #1) Prima; Jewels ~ (card #2) K & Co.; Die Cuts ~ Nestabilities by Spellbinders.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It's still my Paper Dreams blog, I just have a new look. My sweet friend Beth, made this great banner for my new little business based off a sketch I gave to her. She does a great job on banners, logos, blog designs, etc. Check out her site for more information.
For the last few months, I've been slowly working on ideas for my creative freelance business called Kendra's Card Company. This is my second week off since I quit my part-time job & I love having time to devote to my art. I have several things in the works including more classes in my home, an Etsy store, lots more publication calls and some local freelance jobs. I am also still designing for Lizzie Anne Designs & Hanna Stamps. It's all good & it's all fun!
I am completely blessed to have this opportunity!!!
Can you believe I almost forgot to post something today? Here is a card I made with my fun Lizzie Anne Designs Stamp set called Far East. It's just a little bit of a variation from one I posted last week.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamp ~ unknown; Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Doodlebug; Ink ~ Stampin' Up! Markers (now I remember why I bought my Copics!); Ric Rac & Buttons ~ Doodlebug; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs; Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Basic Grey; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Stampin' Up!; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Paper Salon; Ink ~ Palette & Copics; Punch & Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!
Friday, April 18, 2008
There's a great new idea book out by Paper Crafts called Paper Crafting with Photos. There are lots of fun project ideas and cards using your photographs included in this issue.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I just wanted to share with all of you my next class project. It's a Mother's Day Photo Cube with a matching card and gift bag. Anytime I can incorporate photos into my projects, I do because it's such a great way to personalize a gift. Tomorrow I'll show you the other views of the photo cube.
Supplies Used: All supplies are Stampin' Up!, except the dies are by Nestabilities.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Far East); Cardstock ~ Prism; Pattern Paper ~ Scenic Route; Ink & Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Jolies Fleurs & Flower Frenzy); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ MOD by Autumn Leaves; Ink ~ Palette Black & Copics; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Today I decided to sit and just stamp for fun since I haven't stamped in over a week. We just got home late Friday evening from New York City. We spent a week in the big city for Spring Break. WOW ~ can you say CULTURE SHOCK!!!! Even though I grew up in the Detroit area, I am no longer a city girl. I love my small town where you know everyone and can't see into your neighbors house from your side window. I'm not knocking the big city, I just know it's not for me.
That being said, we did have a wonderful time on vacation. The highlight for me was seeing two Broadway Musicals ~ Wicked & The Lion King! They were both amazing. I'll share some pictures of our vacation in the next few days.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Jolies Fleurs), Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Pattern Paper ~ MOD by Autumn Leaves; Ribbon & Brads ~ Stampin' Up!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Now that I'm home from New York City ~ I'll have lots of new stuff to share with you!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
I was shopping with my friend Paula last December & I found this cool little book with matching paper, rub-ons, stickers, and borders by Creative Cafe. As soon as I saw all of these wonderful products ~ I knew what I wanted to do with them. So I began planning my 2007 scrapbook. There are 12 tabbed dividers in the book, so I stamped the month on each one. Each month also has a "highlight" page with the big stuff that happened that month that I just wrote out on a journaling block. Then I took some of my favorite pictures from each month and added some journaling to document the event.
I can always go back and do full 12x12 pages, but now at least I have the year documented and the pressure is off! Stay tuned this week for more pages from my fun little book.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Hanna Stamps); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copic; Brads ~ Making Memories; Paper Flowers ~ Prima.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Althought we are not going any place super warm, we have a fun trip going on right now ~ we are driving to NYC to visit family. It's gonna be a BLAST! Happy Spring break everyone.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Riley Collection & Passport set); Cardstock ~ Papertrey Ink & Prism; Pattern Paper ~ Paper Salon; Ink ~ Black Palette & Copics; Buttons ~ Chatterbox; sewing.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Thank you Michelle, Rachel & Vicki ~ I will miss working with you!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Passport); Cardstock, Pattern Paper & punches ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette & Copic Markers.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Tool Time); Nestabilities; all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Passport) & Hero Arts (alphabet); Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Paper ~ Stampin' Up! (retired); and Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!