Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cards From Card Kits

I am really into card kits lately. Basically it's just the supplies you need to make a cards - paper, blank stamped images, and embellishments. These are both cards made from card kits for Mother's Day. Fortunately, neither my mother nor my mother-in-law are on the internet much, so I'm not ruining their surprise!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2-pg Layout

I'm stealing a couple of minutes here before the day really gets going to post some new pics. These are two scrapbook pages I made from a secret sister kit I received this month. This is the final page in my son's 2nd year album (finally!) except that I have to go back and make a cover page still. I really do like the colors, because I don't know that I would have tried this combo. I used SU's Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue & Ruby Red (and the background is Night of Navy).

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scrapbook Tags

These are some tags I recently made for scrapbooking.

The colors on the baby tag are SU Certainly Celery and So Saffron, ink is celery too. The cutouts were done on the Cricut (all these tags are too). Stamps are SU Classic Alphabet and I can't remember which set the diaper pins were...
This birthday tag is cutout again on the Cricut. Chocolate chip paper and ink, also creamy caramel and real red markers. The cherry on the cupcake is a clear dew drop/skittle. The stamp set is a clear set I had gotten a while back.

I love this House Mouse stamp, but I have such a hard time using them unless it's for a card, but I like the way it turned out with this tag. Paper is again SU Certainly Celery, ribbon is SU Lovely lilac. The bottom egg is highlighted with clear stickles.

This last tag is I think my favorite. The stamp is SU By Land and Crosshatch background stamp. Colors are Only Orange and Not Quite Navy. I embossed the car by inking first with Versamark, then Navy and used clear embossing powder. The eyelet is a jumbo eyelet, which I've just recently started using, but they work great for these!

I hope you like these and happy stamping!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Homemade Stamp Cleaner

A while back I was looking for a homemade stamp cleaner recipe. I wish I could remember where I found this to give her credit, but I can't. Anyway, I think it works great for a fraction of the cost of store-bought cleaner. I have plenty of glycerin to make 2 batches, and bought the cheapest baby wash, I think I spent a total of $6. (I did cheat and just used regular bottled water.)

Here's the recipe:
2 Tbsp liquid glycerin (in the Rx department)
8 oz distilled water
1 tsp baby wash