Tuesday, September 28, 2010

fridge magnets

this is a cute little project i like to make, they're great to give as gifts too.

i stamped and colored my image on paper as usual but then i backed with with a piece of magnet.  i usually stamp (with Staz-On) or print on my magnet sheet but these stamps are so detailed that my copics were making the ink bleed so i went the paper route.
I hope you try this project, they would be great for teachers gift too.
what's in it?
cs: prism
stamp: PWCO/RAM - Autumn leaves and Side by Side
ink: memento, copics (sorry i was in such a rush that i forgot to write down my colors)
other: magnet sheet, fiskars circle punch, EK success scallop circle punch

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

birthday invite

for this week's free for all over at paperworks co. i made a quick and simple birthday party invitation.

what's in it:
cs: bazzill, prism
pp: doodlebug
stamp: PWCO/RAM - birthday parade
ink: memento, colorbox fluid chalk, copic (BG01-BG15-R20-R27-R29-R39-RV91-RV95-RV99-Y17-YR04)
other: nestabilities, Carolee's creations letter stickers

thanks for dropping by,

Saturday, September 18, 2010

new PWCO RAM release!

When i saw this new stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller, available now at PWCO
it made me think of my mom's apple pie, so i decided to create a little booklet with her apple pie recipe, the pie dough recipe and my favorite; her raisin pie recipe (i'm the only one who eats this in my house so i only make it at Christmas time)

correction: third instruction: Put in pie shell, toP with another crust and make vents

if anybody is interested let me know and i'll translate the dough and raisin pie recipes. 

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, prism
pp: Echo Park
ink: Memento, Copics (R00-R02-R17-R22-R29RBG10-BG72-BG75-YG03-YR31-C1-C3-W1-W3-W5-W7-E13-E33-E43-E47-E49-E50-E51), Spica glitter pen
other: nestabilities, fiskars border punch and corner rounder squeeze punch, ribbon (offray), crop-o-dile, distress ink

this card is using the Pumpkin Patch stamp (PWCO/RAM)
cs: Bazzill, prism
pp: Graphic 45 - halloween collection
ink: memento, distress (walnut stain)
i tried my hand at Prismacolor and blending liquid for this card.  i think i'm gonna stick with my copics for coloring and prismacolors for shading and backrounds. 
other: glimmer mist (irridescent gold), nestabilities

and an extra project: I had time to throw in another project.  I took the tutorial from the 3D tuesday group on PCP; project 3d79

this project is quite simple, my 3yr old made one right along with me
what's in it?
cs: Core'dinations, bazzill, prism, Craft n' Craftin glitter cs
ink: memento, copic (0-E31-E35-E37-E47-C3-C7-YR20-YR65-YR68-RV91-RV93-RV95-RV99)
also used: Prismacolor (#301, #322), cuttlebug embossing folder, brown paper lunch bag

thanks for stopping by, 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

PWCO Sneak peek goodness

Oh man are you guys gonna be happy with this new PWCO release.  I'm not gonna say much because i want you guys to enjoy the release on friday. After having done a couple of blog hop releases Peggy decided to go back to our old format for this one.  It will be a Chat release on the Paperworks Co blog this friday at 7 MST, you won't want to miss it~ trust me!  This will be so much fun!  i like the blog hop for all the lovely visits i got on my blog, but i also miss the chat part of the release - that's how i got to know my co-DT members and our regulars on the PWCO blog.

So to give you a little taste of what's coming here's a little sneak peek at one of my projects.

Monday, September 13, 2010

25th anniversary cake

this, i could say was the cake from HELL!
i was asked to make this cake for a 25th anniversary and i had originaly turned it down, but then they came back (3 weeks before they needed it) and said they simplified the cake they wanted, i knew they hadn't found anyone else to make it so i said i would.

everything went wrong.  i was on schedule, cake was baked and iced 2 days before but i made a mistake and forgot it in the freezer overnight.  so the next morning i took it out and smoothed the icing (weird enough the icing wasn't completely frozen, this was icing i bought already made from the cake shop)

my mistake was i wanted to get the *&#$ cake done and i didn't let it thaw out completely before putting on the fondant.  about 2 hrs after having covered the cake in fondant a clear syrup started leaking out from the side (under the fondant)  i put a fan on it to dry it out, left it uncovered overnight like the cake shop told me to do.  the next morning it was still leaking so i removed the fondant, re-iced it ( i still had some store icing left) and put NEW fondant on.  Not 1 hour later it had started leaking again.  this was the same day they were supposed to pick it up (after work).  i ended up having to run to the grocery store, bought ingredients to make MY buttercream icing and 3 boxes of Betty Crocker (hey gotta love Betty!)  I had to make the cake from scratch, i asked them if they could pick it up the next morning before the party and they were ok with that, thank goodness 'cause if not well they wouldn't have had a cake.  So to make sure there would be no problems i put the fondant on the next morning and finished up the decorations.

It's pretty simple and i'm happy with the way it turned out, especially with all the trouble i had with it.

i hope they had enough cake (i checked the size with the cake shop) and that Mike and Julie liked it, but i wouldn't know because i haven't gotten any feedback (the girl that ordered it is the wife of a guy that works for my husband) i'm just saying it would've been nice to know if they liked it and if they didn't then i guess i don't really want to know. 

i think that's enough bitchin' for today.  thanks for reading my rants! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Claudia & Co. guest designer

the time is finally here!  My spot as guest designer for the monthly challenge over at Claudia & Co.  you can see the challenge here.

Here's the card i created with the color red.  I gave it to my son who started kindergarten this year, he really liked it.  He just finished his first week and i am glad to say it went well and that he listened (although that could change in time, but i'm crossing my fingers) 

cs: Bobunny
pp: Jillibean Soup
stamp: Claudia & co (Ethan lollipop)
ink: copics (oops, i lost my list of colors used...sorry), signo white pen, copic multiliner
other: cork, brad (doodlebug)

thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

My Review of Little Kid Juju Backpack Set

this is the review i submitted on the CSN website for the backpack that i won on Rachelle Anne Miller's blog . 

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

  • Set includes little kid Juju backpack and optional matching lunch box
  • Constructed of nylon, laminated canvas, metal hardware
  • Easy to clean
  • Large interior space contains smaller zipped pocket
  • Padded back panel
  • Padded should...

excellent backpack!
By Bella{blue} from Montreal, Qc Canada on 9/9/2010
5out of 5
Pros: High Quality, Good Capacity, Easy To Access Items, Easy To Carry, Easy To Identify, Perfect size 4 sm child
Best Uses: Family Trips, Day outings, Weekend Trips, Daycare, Long Vacations
Describe Yourself: Practical, Comfort-Oriented
Travel Frequency: 0-5 Annual Trips
Primary use: Personal
I won this backpack in a blog giveaway and was very impressed with the service from CSN. When we received the item my 3 yr old, who had picked the design for his backpack, was thrilled. he proceeded to put it on and i barely had to help him. he love bringing his backpack along with him where ever we go and it's the perfect size for him to wear. the quality is excellent, the zipper and seams are sturdy and i love the coated canvas on the front, very easy to wipe clean.
I would definitely recommend this item.
And here's a picture of Charlie, he just loves his backpack and wants to bring it with him everywhere, especially when we bring Brady to school, so they both have backpacks.  

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

PWCO free for all project

My friend Michelle is giving birth on September 9th with her first boy after having 2 gorgeous girls.  I'm lending her some of my stuff that i had kept and her sister in law gave her some hand-me downs too but sometimes it's nice to have something new.  I decided to make her a few onesies, they will all be decorated with material but i made one with this, totally perfect, stamp from the RAM collections.

i stamped the image directly on the onesie using Staz-On ink, it didn't go on as dark as i was hoping but i worked with it.  Now obviously copics and Staz-On are not a good mix so you have to be super careful, the copics will make your Staz-On ink bleed so you have to be careful.  i found the best way to color and not drag black from the outline was to tap with my copic, just as if i was trying to color in dots.  because it's on material, the colors bleed a little so you don't need to go all the way to the edge.
To make the clouds i used a post it that i cut in the shape of a cloud and i just used one of my copics and feathered around the edge.
BTW, blender doesn't really work that well on material.... 

what's in it? 
onesie from JOE bought at Loblaws (i love JOE, the quality is excellent!)
ink: Staz-On, copics (0-Y02-YG06-YR65-BG10-BG15-BG45-R02-R17-R20-RV13-E33)
other: Post-it

hope you give it a try, it's a super quick and easy gift to make for the arrival of a new baby

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Mo's digital pencil challenge - halloween

here's my participation for Mo's challenge over at the challenge blog
this week we have to make a Halloween inspired card.  I had this freebie from Mo from quite some time ago and hadn't gotten a chance to use it yet so this challenge was perfect!

pp: Rose Moka, Pebbles inc, doodlebug, prism smooth
stamp: Mo's digital pencil
ink: copic (R20-R22-RV91-RV93-RV95-RV99-Y17-YR04-YR07-YR23-E000-E00-E08-E31-E33-E35-E37-W00-W1-W3-W5-C1-C3-C5-C7-0-100), Distress inks (dried marigold, victorian velvet, aged mahogany)
other: nestabilities