Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Below you will see the matching flowers she crocheted with our floss. She used a size-7 hook with 6 strands of floss. We also found that if you used white, you could use reinker (about 4 drops) and alcohol (one capful) to color these little flowers if you only have white embroidery floss. Lucy did mention that if you have never crocheted, you might find this difficult to do. She did have some of her own patterns but did mention that she searched on the internet for free flower patterns to come up with her beautiful assortments!
Lucy's first post was with the new Twitterpated Paper Pack:
Below is the new Sweet Home Paper with another beautiful assortment for hand made crocheted matching flowers:
Lucy's Christmas flowers are the bomb when you see them with the new Jingle Papers!
We tried to talk Lucy into teaching us how to do this. But for those of you (like me) who may never get around to being able to create their own flowers may just have to settle for purchasing the white daisy Mini Medley Accents Collection and using reinkers and alcohol. Then again, maybe you could coax Lucy into creating you your own set! :-)
Here are a few links some of the consultants came up with for flower tutorials:
Here's a Heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sONRCluPj2A&feature=related
Happy Stamping, Scrapbooking and Crocheting!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Below is another card set that I made using the colors on the new episode of CTMH TV called Sensational Simplicity which you can see here. The episode is 16 minutes long. Worth the time to watch!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Have you ever wondered how to use all the tools in the Distressing Toolbox displayed on page 102 of the current catalog? You knew you wanted that darling little Toolbox but you were unsure how to use all the tools?
I decided that I would do a class for my customers that not only explained how to use these tools but they would carry away little techniques books showing the tools, instructions on how to use the tools, and any techniques associated with the tools. Yes, we will be creating a Stamping and Scrapbooking Technique Book as a reference.
Here are the pages (below) with the sample work we did in the class. You can download the document in .pdf or Microsoft Publish document here:
The page below will have an index tab on it.
We first took True Teal (my favorite of all CTMH colors (retired) and crinkled it, flattened it and then used the sanding block. Then we added the Desert Sand with sanding diagonally. Looks so cool in real life (and these colors are amazing together).
On Distressing paint, I've used the Ceramcoat with Petal re-inker on the smaller flower for a flat color and I've used Petal re-inker with Create-A-Color for a pearlized look on the larger flower. The "believe" is stamped with the Ceramcoat on black CS
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Did you notice that this is a holder for a Hershey's Candy Bar?
Although this looks bigger it is 2x3 card