Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Crafting- Coasters from tiles & photos

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to turn over a new leaf and post something every week. Sorry, I have been way too busy... This weeks project does not involve any stamping, but it shows a fun project to make coasters using 4 x 4 ceramic tiles and photographs.

Supplies Needed:

4 x 4 Travertine Ceramic Tile- available in boxes of 8-10 tiles for approx $7 at Home Depot- try and get the least pitted you can.

Modge Podge- Gloss finish glue

Foam brush

Tissue paper

8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock

Paper Trimmer

Removable adhesive


Karen Foster- 12 x 12 Adhesive Cork Sheets

E-6000 Glue

The most difficult part of this project is printing your photos onto the tissue paper. I have found that cutting the tissue paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and adhereing it to a sheet of cardstock at the top and bottom, helps in guiding it through your printer, and for trimming. I hold the tissue and the cardstock together as I trim down the photos after they are printed. I then discard the cardstock.

As I say in the video, drying is key. I hope you enjoy!

Have a creative week!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Techniques Class Cards

Hi Everyone!

I know, long time , no post...I am so busy! I did want to post a quick video which shows a few cards I made today following Techniques class from my scraps. Thanks ladies for coming by and learning the techniques. I really enjoy this class series, and I hope you all do too!

In todays class two of the techniques we learned were: 1. Dahlia folded flowers, and 2. Glitter lace background, both were fun, but I am still covered in glitter!

All supplies used in the cards were Stampin Up!, except as indicated. The lace and sticker paper used to create the lace background- Sticker paper is by Therm-O-Web, lace I bought at JoAnn's out of the remnant bin.
Glitter- Stampin Up-Taken with Teal, and Ranger-Clear
Cardstock- Taken with Teal, WHisper White
Ink-Taken with Teal
Ribbon- Tempting Turquoise
Butterfly Punch- Martha Stewart

Dahlia Folded Flower Card- All products used are by Stampin Up except leaf-by Prima.

Card Stock- Rose Red, Whisper White
Designer Paper- Rsapberry Twist
Ribbon- Rose Red
Ink- Rose Red

Both sentiments are from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

Hope you enjoy!

Wishing you creative days,

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Join Stampin Up! Get Free Stamps!

If you love stamping as much as I do, and would love to have the opportunity to buy products for yourself, at a discount, or perhaps start a little business for yourself, there has never been a better time to join Stampin Up!

There are many good reasons to join, but let me share a few that are going on now through March 31st:

1. The Starter Kit is on Sale 15% off it's original price! The Starter Kit normally runs $199, and right now it will cost you $169! The product value of the Starter Kit is $355, a real value for the promo price!

2. During Sale-a-Bration, currently going on, everyone who signs up with Stampin Up! to be a demonstrator before March 31, 2009, will receive thier choice of any stamp set-FREE! That is a Thank you from Stampin Up! ( a $47.95 value ).

3. If you sign up to be a demonstrator under me, I will give you any stamp set of your choice FREE ( a $47.95 value ) as my personal Thank you!

To recap the deal, good until March 31st, 2009....$355 Starter Kit + $47.95 free stamp set + $47.95 free stamp set = a $450.90 value

Which you pay $169 for!!!

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, and would like more information please e-mail me at

I will provide a list of all of the items in the Starter Kit, go over which items you can substitute, and you can sign up right on my website, I need only provide you a password, no paperwork, no fuss. To claim your free Stamp set from Stampin Up! you just indicate it on your online order form. To claim your free stamp set from me, please contact me with your selection. Once you are active with Stampin Up! I will place the order and ship your Free stamp set directly to you.

So, if it has crossed your mind, that this might be the hobby or business for you, please contact me! I would love to have you on my team!