Sunday, October 30, 2011

Court Of Honor Banner

It is my privilage to host the annual Boy Scout campfire and Court of honor this year for our troop 514. So I made a banner using my pazzles inspiration. All the card stock is American Crafts and my inspiration for the banner is the topnote die from Stampin up, I also made a reversable banner last year for the holidays using the same file you can see it here...

I am very happy how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Videos Of Yellowstone

I have uploaded videos from our trip to Yellowstone to my youtube channel, I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Etched Beer Mugs

These are the beer mugs I told everyone at the retreat about, I am making them for my hubbies guys at work, its the logo for the company they work at.
First I got these beer mugs at the dollar store (awesome right) they are not the type of glass you would usly see at the dollarstore so I bought them all, twice.

I still can't get over how nice and heavy they are, Clean them up remove all lables.

Design your stencil in your prefered software I used the inspiration it. Make sure you add a square around you design for proper placement on the glass and as not to get etching cream all over the glass. (Tip) use a font that conects all the little small inside pieces of your letters it will save you alot of headaches later.

I made my stencil out of contact paper or some people call it shelfpaper much cheeper than vinyl, I didnt even use a whole roll for all my mugs and a roll was 5 bucks at home depot.

Cut your stencil on the Best Machine in the world Pazzles Inspiration. Ok I guess you could use other machines but not in my house.

Now heres the trick remove all the positive pieces and leave just the negitive outline.

Like this.

Then add your stencil to your mug, some people use transfer tape I don't, I just find it easier. Carefully rub your fingers around every part of your design to make sure you do not have places for you etching cream to sneek under the stencil, because it will.

Dab Armour Etch or what ever etching cream you choose on the exposed glass making sure to keep it within you stencil area.

Wait the alotted time on your etching cream, mine was 5 minutes, then brush of excess cream and return it to the bottle as you can reuse it.

Wash off mug with warm water rubbing to make sure you got all the etching cream off.

Remove your stencil and wash again, dry and enjoy your beautiful work.

Friday, October 14, 2011

At the retreat

OMGoodness how much fun are we having at the pazzles retreat!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vacation Update

It's day 5 of our Yellowstone vacation and boy have we seen alot, waterfalls and mountians and wildlife, we seen geysers and hot spring and boiling mud we have seen sulfer pots and lakes and more wildlife. Sofar we have been to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and we have stayed in 4 different hotels all on our way to the pazzles retreat. The weather was kinda suckie at the tetons so we couldn't see the top of the mountians which was dissapointing I really wanted my son to see them but we still had a good time.
I have a few video snippits for you however I think it's going to take to long to upload on my netbook so I'll wait till we get home for those but here are a few pictures and I'll add more in a few days, ok we are off to Glacier Park.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Messy Craftroom is A Creative Mind

Yep there it is, it's outthere my craftroom is a mess, but that just means my mind is working and my creative jucies are flowing and I'm creating wonderful crafts, like the etched beer mugs for my hubbies guys at work for christmas or all the cards for Operation Write Home or scrapbook pages and mini albums, yes a messy craftroom is a good thing so show yours off I dare you.........

Leave a link to your messy craftroom........

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cards I made for World Card Making Day

Martha Stewart background paper, Creative Memories Gingham and Stampin-up stocking builder punch.

Stampin-up cardstock and ink, close to my hearts Beautiful Day stamp set

Background was made months ago so I don't remember which stampset I used but I think its a Stampin-up set, cardstock and punches are Stampin-up.

Hero Arts background stamp with versa mark and white embossing powder and Tim holtz distress inks, heart punch is stampin-up.

Martha Stewart papers and jack-o-lantern punch, and MS border punch.

Cardstock by Stampin-up porder punch by Martha Stewart and stampset by My Creatine time (game night)

Background is Stampin-ups Victorian Lace background stamp, image and sentiment stamps are Gina K's 'Holiday Basket', inks and ribbon color by Stampin-up, scalloped circle is spellbinders.

Dont remember where the background paper came from but the banner pieces came from My Creative Time Build a Banner Kit.

I saw a card similar to this yesterday but I for the life of me can't remember who did it, this is my version.

Thank you for stoppin by and seeing what I've been doing this World Card Making Day.

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day to all my card making friends!!!!