Archive for April 3rd, 2008


The QUEEN of CLEAN is in the house

Apr 3, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

No, it’s not me-it’s Queenie.

cleaning-wand.jpg Queen of Clean

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2 posts today! Sorry I forgot to post Queenie yesterday :C I got busy taking Alexa to get counts done and a bajillion other mommy things we have to do-I know you get it.

I am extatic because my photo light arrived! Doesn’t the photo look great? I ordered the replacement bulb  online and it came 4 days later! YEAH!!! If you need any photo/camera stuff, I was very happy with this place-2 Sister’s of Texas. Shipping was well priced as well.

OK THE QUEENIE

Is she not the cutest thing ever???? I started by coloring her. Yes, I used my Copic’s. I think those were some of the BEST money I spent as I use them DAILY!!!!!!

 I then colored/stamped JUST the bucket (drawing in the handle). The idea’s just flowed from there. I tried to keep the over all look “clean” (yes pun intended!)

I loved the idea of making a cleaning wand from ribbon-so I did! I looked in her bucket an thought that thing could be pretty cute. I then  placed it across the card.  I went to layer the Queenie down, and “something” was missing.

I lloked in her bucket-again and found I also liked her “cleaning rag” so I had to make one of those too! This closth looks real, in person, and has texture to it.

If YOU want to make one all you do is use the “faux suede” technique.

DIRECTIONS

You take your desired piece of card-stock, cut to size.

 Run it through your PAPER CRIMPER- several times.

Then turn it, run it though going across, then to the side. The more you do this the better!

You will see the edges curl up. That means the fibers in the paper are separating! You then carefully separate the piece of broken down card-stock, by pulling it apart!

That gives you TWO faux suede pieces.

Think- cowboy hats and boots, baby items like duckies you can paper piece, or teddy bears, cowboy hats/boots. Endless possibilities!!! It’s a technique I really LOVE to use.

So I did my cloth, and snipped the edges of it with my scissors. I like how it draped in the back like it was a real rag. WAY CUTE!! I *almost* added some “dirt” to it, but just could NOT bear the thought.

Anyway-I hope you like her!!

Thanks for checking in again. I know many of you visit me here daily. THANK YOU!

 I try to get out every now and then and comment for others. This week is just impossible. I have my Papertrey Ink project’s to do (OMG!! The sets are ROCKIN), and I really need to finish the Wedding stuff ASAP!

Thanks for checkin in here-I read every comment, and you all make me smile, even on the toughest day of days.

OFF the my stamp room

Till tomorrow

Enough is enough Elzy

Apr 3, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

ENOUGH PATTERNED PAPER!

That is it. I am banning myself from buying ONE more piece of patterned paper! Not ONE!  (I didn’t say cardstock-just patterned). I have an addiction to pretty papers, but obviously don’t use them as often as I buy them.

Today I was on the hunt for a CERTAIN piece of patterned paper, and for the life of me I could NOT find it. I keep all my PP together in a 12 X 12 stackable drawer container. What I THOUGHT was very organized.

Well, since I couldn’t find the ONE piece I wanted, I decided I needed to RE-ORGANIZE -ALL OF IT! Yes, I re-organize my stuff pretty often. It is vital to knowing/using what you have, and weeding out stuff you no longer have a taste for. Heck, sometimes (like today) it’s like you went shopping again. I found some CUTE stuff Iforgot I had. Plus its part of my OCD.

My other problem-WHY did all my paper fit BEFORE it was organized, and after I organized it didn’t fit so well? Now that is ODD.

Anyway-I may as well share the card that caused me 2 hours of an organizing frenzy, when I should have been making Wedding invites. Its amazing what we will do to NOT do something else isn’t it?

elzy-swings.jpg Enjoying Spring

I wish!

I love this large Elzybell-girl on a swing (from UK site which is under construction :C). See her feet dangling off the edge-CUTE!

EDITED TO ADD:

The Elzybell’s from A Muse are much smaller, so make sure you check the sizes before you buy them 😀 If you purchased her from A Muse she would be MUCH smaller.

This one is from the original Elzybell’s designer in the UK.

Her images are much bigger. A Muse basically picks what they want, then shrinks them down.

Some are super cute tiny some are super cute big. Just wanted you to know to check the sizes 😀

I am sending someone some images of her, and had to make a card to match. Needless to say-I was still frustrated over my paper woe’s so had a hard time working out a layout. Oh well. It’s a but unbalanced to me-but that’s life. I didn’t want to wait on sending it any longer. I do like that I used different colors that I normally would.

I loved this paper, and wanted to use ot for this card. I only bought ONE sheet (no, not today, a while ago)! It’s by Imaginesce.

THAT PAPER IS WHAT CAUSED MY TIZZY!!! Was it really worth it? Not sure yet. Maybe next time when I can actually find that ONE piece I am looking for.

I’m not fabulous at 51/2 square cards either, so that didn’t help my cause.

Anyway-She looks cute. I colored her with my Copic’s. Punches are the Punch a Bunch one’s that ATS will get in soon!!! Ribbon is May Arts.

Hope you all have a great day! Im locking mysef in my stamp room while the kids are at school and PRAYING I finish the Wedding invites TODAY! I have ton’s of fun things I WANT to do, and until this is over with, I don’t feel FREE to do so.

Later!

Lauren

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