Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blackletter ATC's

Some days everything goes right!

The October theme for the Cyberscribes ATC swap is Favorite Blackletter/Goth.

I'm allergic to black! and this design has been rattling around in my head for several months.

Using the Cameo, and the Wicked digital file from Quietfire Design, I delved into the dark side and I'm quite pleased with the results!

Even making an edition of 10 was a breeze!

I started by running black note book paper through a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Keep the paper in the folder and rub with Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum.

In Silhouette DE software, I separated the "W" from the word "Wicked" and created a white mat for it using the offset function.
Copy and cut!
Neenah 80 lb paper holds even the tiny hairlines.
Using the X-Press It glue marker makes easy play of gluing it all together.

The bling came to me in a swap, and got caught in the web.

The back is packaging from Darice embossing folders.

The pumpkin is from the new Quietfire Design To Give Thanks set, embossed with Ranger Antiquities frosted crystal powder and rubbed with chalk dust- a la T!m Holtz, for the chalk board effect.

The bird? That's my chop. A robin with green eyes and a silver needle with gold thread.

Now comes the hard part- letting them go, sending them on and waiting to see what I get back!

Good practice.

Comments and questions always welcomed!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOYWW-I Break for Wet Glue!

 WOYWW? Click to find out more and join us!

Forgiveness in advance if I don't do as much visiting as both of us would like.
 I feel like my head is just above water till, well, I was saying early November, and now, best not to say. I'm happy just to be posting this week.

You see above the makings of ATC's with the theme, Your Fav Blackletter.
To the left, I had a to-do-list a mile long, when Bound and Lettered arrived and I spent the morning learning a new Heidi Kyle fold. (sorry for poor pix- more on that later-promise-or remind me !)

Note the glue marker.
I've had one of these in my bag for awhile and didn't want to open it till I used up the other glue pens I have.
The Glue Marker by X-Press it-get one!

Below another in my series of 15minute wonders, done in maybe 12, now that I'm using my glue marker.
Shout out to Marco's Paper for getting me on the right glue path, and for a fab weekend of demoing and meeting and greeting at the Smoky Mountain Stamp/Scrap Getaway.

You can find this Quietfire Digital File here, and more when I get to it on Quietfire Creations.
Comments and questions always welcomed, and I will answer you if you leave me a way to contact you!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Print and Cut Distress Labels

My sister in ink, Charmaine created this Studio cut file, from the Ranger site.
If you have a Silhouette Digital Cutter, you can print and cut your labels!

If you cut on sticker paper, you are good to go,  or you can just glue them on to the top of your Distress stains and paints.

Bless your heart Charmaine!

The file is here, and you can visit her blog and give her some love here!

Comments and questions Welcomed!

Monday, October 14, 2013

15 minutes for Courage

Everyone I know has been touched by breast cancer and the courage of those living and dying in the process.

I started the timer and in 15 minutes with two pieces of card stock, and Suzanne's latest digital cut files, I had this card ready to assemble.

I used Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere the Courage, and sill had 30 seconds left so I smudged a bit of Brillance Pearlescent orchid around the edges.

99 cents, stash and 15 minutes, to honor so many and raise awareness of what so little and so much courage can do.

Comments and questions always welcome.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

World Card Making Day Contest! Vote for me!

This card is a finalist in a contest for best card using Imagine Crafts/ Tsukeneo products!
You can vote for me here.
You need to leave a comment on their blog saying you want to vote for #2.

If you came here from there, the back story on the card is here ... scroll down

and the step out about the card is posted over at Quietfire Creations.

Thanks for voting for me and I hope you are inspired by Quietfire Design and Imagine Crafts!
Comments and questions always welcomed!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CC 102 Day 1

I'm already 3 days behind, so don't hold your breath for up to date posts!       Distress Paint Marbling
                                  Crackle with paint and ink                                        

Crackle paint and paint with stain

second try!                                        


Stamp resist with paint

Comments and questions welcomed

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WOYWW 227 and CC102

 I'm buzier than a bee in a sunflower field!
As you can see, I am in the midst of CC102- are other WOYWW-ers in the class?

 Last time I showed ATC's I got complaints of no close ups! Thanks to Christina and Francesca!

I basically did these tags in my sleep and am having so much fun I hope I will have more time to share soon!

items not pictured

Thanks for stopping by
Comments and Questions welcomed!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Majacraft Saxonie, Little Gem, Woolee Winder for sale

In Montreat- Close to SAFF

Majacraft Little Gem- original,$700, 3 bobbins, plying flyer and bobbin, bag. One addition flyer that needs a small repair. 26-28” orifice height 4.5- 12.75 ratios on fixed pulley.
Easy to fold and store in the bag- about 10 lbs. ,very easy heal toe treadle action. In very good used condition.

Majacraft Saxonie-original-$300 or best offer-no longer in production and they still have part support and an upgrade. Very Light to carry, 8 bobbins 25”orifice height , 5-12.5 ratios on fixed pulley, double treadle Picardy style-easy to treadle heal toe action. 17 1/2” diameter wheel, Over all 35” H x 30” wide In good used condition

Woolee Winder-$300-3 bobbins with eyelet silencer upgrade.
Fits either wheel.